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Gerard Gallant | Center

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (52) / 9/2/1963
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190

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The Florida Panthers are hoping to have a few more breaks go their way in Game 6 against the Islanders.
"They’ve had a good series, are playing real well and we’re down 3-2," coach Gerard Gallant said. "We have to keep playing, hope to get a few breaks. We haven’t had many go our way so far. We have to keep working, playing our game. I can’t tell them to play much better." The Panthers trail the best-of-seven series 3-2. Apr 24 - 11:00 AM

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With their 2-1 double overtime loss Friday night to the Islanders, the Panthers have lost eight consecutive playoff overtime games.

Despite all the team's success in the regular season, the Panthers just can't seem to win an overtime game when it counts the most. Game 6 is scheduled for Sunday at 7:00 pm in Brooklyn, a game the Panthers must win to stave off elimination.
Apr 23 - 8:39 AM

Florida posted a 36-6-6 record when scoring first this season, but the playoffs have been a different story so far.

The Panthers have jumped out to early leads in all three playoff games, but they trail the New York Islanders 2-1 in their first-round series. "It's a tough loss, you go through that," coach Gerard Gallant said. "They'll enjoy their day off and be ready for Game 4 and they'll move on. They know they're playing good hockey."
Apr 19 - 10:36 AM

The Florida Panthers still don't know who they'll play in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

It all depends on what the New York Islanders do on Sunday evening. If the Islanders win, the Panthers will take on the Rangers. If the Islanders lose, they'll get a date with Florida. "This is going to be fun; it all starts new," said head coach Gerard Gallant. "We're looking forward to it. We had a great regular season, but that’s all in the past. We have to get ready for our next opponent, whomever that may be."
Apr 10 - 11:06 AM

The last time the Florida Panthers won in Boston was Dec. 8, 2011.

The Panthers need to end that tonight though in order to snap their nine-game losing streak. This slump has shaken them from the Atlantic Division lead and it threatens to push them down further if Florida doesn't end it soon. As it currently stands, just three points separate Florida and Boston, so a loss against the Panthers would be particularly devastating.
Mar 24 - 10:52 AM

The Florida Panthers are happy with their acquisitions of Jiri Hudler, Teddy Purcell and Jakub Kindl.

"We have three wonderful scoring lines and a fourth which is invigorated and able to play a very aggressive forechecking style," said GM Dale Tallon. "We have depth at all positions and this gives our coaches an opportunity for different looks." There's no doubt that the addition of these three rentals make Florida a better team.
Feb 28 - 11:39 AM

Gerard Gallant was tossed from Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Gallant was ejected after arguing non-calls that resulted in his players being injured. Brandon Pirri and Quinton Howden both suffered injuries in the game and in both casses, the Predators players who caused the injury wasn't penalized.
Feb 14 - 10:34 AM

Gerard Gallant believes his team played "a good game" in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins.

The Penguins scored the winner in the extra frame after Jussi Jokinen went to the box for hooking. "We played pretty well, were in command, but they’re a good team and found the goals,’’ said coach Gerard Gallant. "I thought we played a good game, and they found a way to come back and get two big points against us. It was disappointing. We played a good enough game to win. It happens."
Feb 7 - 11:49 AM

Florida's power play has gone 0-for-18 in the last seven games.

The Panthers haven't scored on the man advantage since Jan. 2. "We need to compete harder, put pucks at the net," coach Gerard Gallant said. "We had some great looks, changed things up in the third. When it's not going good, it gives the other team momentum."
Jan 18 - 10:09 AM

Panthers coach Gerard Gallant won't be at Wednesday's game in Calgary because he will be attending his mother's funeral.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences for his loss.
Jan 12 - 10:15 AM

For the first time in professional sports history, two teams with the same nickname have recorded 11-game win streaks.

The NFL's Carolina Panthers and the NHL's Florida Panthers have turned the trick this season. That's pretty cool in our books. Moral of the story, it's a good year to be any kind of Panthers' fan.
Jan 9 - 10:05 AM

Attendance at Panther games has noticeably increased of late.

Florida is riding an eight-game winning streak and are in top spot in the Atlantic Division, and the local fans seem to have noticed. "We’re a long way from that, but it’s a lot of fun," coach Gerard Gallant said of potential playoff success. "The crowds are into the game, the team is playing very well. ... It’s awesome, couldn’t go any better for us right now."
Jan 3 - 10:21 AM

The Florida Panthers have also extended coach Gerard Gallant through the 2019 season.

Gallant has led the Panthers to a 59-41-19 record since taking the helm, including this season's 21-12-4 mark that has them a point behind Montreal for first in the Atlantic. Things are finally starting to turn sunny in south Florida.
Jan 1 - 6:31 PM

The Florida Panthers have inked general manager Dale Tallon to a multi-year extension.

The Panthers didn't disclose the details of the extension, but based on a previous report from the Miami Herald, it's probably a three-year deal. Tallon took over the Panthers in 2010 and while the team hasn't accomplished a ton since then, they seem to have finally turned a corner this season with a division-leading 21-12-4 record. Tom Rowe has also moved from the head coach of the AHL Portland Pirates to an associate general manager.
Jan 1 - 12:08 PM

According to a source within the organization, GM Dale Tallon and the Panthers have agreed in principal to a three-year contract extension.

Tallon was in the final year of his contract, so Panthers management is trying to lock him up. Tallon has revamped the entire Panthers roster and his changes have paid dividends.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 08:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Dave Bolland
6Marc Savard
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Teddy Purcell
4Garrett Wilson
5Quinton Howden
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Jiri Hudler
3Reilly Smith
4Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
8Jakub Kindl
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya