Player News - Panthers

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Roberto Luongo stopped 31 of 34 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Despite making arguably the save of the year with his stick on Anton Slepyshev, Luongo wasn't thrilled with his performance. "Needless to say, I don’t feel too good about myself after tonight." said Luongo. "I feel like I cost the team a win here." The Panthers are currently three points behind the New Jersey Devils for the last wild card spot in the East but as this is being written, the Devils are up 2-0 on the Los Angeles Kings. Luongo will see his record drop to 14-9-2 with a 2.63 goals-against-average and .926 save percentage.
Mar 17 - 5:16 PM

Vincent Trocheck scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Trocheck took a pass from captain Derek MacKenzie and beat Cam Talbot with a goal that Edmonton's starter probably should have saved. Trocheck has eight points over his last four games, bringing him to 28 goals and 66 points in 69 games this season. Frank Vatrano also scored in the loss.
Mar 17 - 4:48 PM

Maxim Mamin will be a healthy scratch this afternoon against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Panthers will be swapping Michael Haley for Mamin who will be joining Connor Brickley and Radim Vrbata as healthy scratches. With just two goals in 17 games, Mamin has no fantasy value.
Mar 17 - 1:41 PM

Updating a previous report, Alex Petrovic (lower body) won't suit up tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.

Petrovic was originally listed as a game-time decision but head coach Bob Boughner has confirmed that we will only be seeing the 26-year-old blueliner back in the lineup next week. With just 11 points in 56 games this season, Petrovic has no fantasy value.
Mar 17 - 12:38 PM

Alex Petrovic will be a game-time decision for Saturday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

He missed Thursday's game because of a lower-body injury and it's unclear if he'll get to suit up this afternoon. The 26-year-old has one goal, 11 points and 89 penalty minutes in 56 games this season.
Mar 17 - 9:00 AM

Aleksander Barkov will be in charge of shutting down Connor McDavid when the Panthers and Oilers meet on Saturday afternoon.

Barkov has emerged as one of the best two-way centers in the game, so it'll be interesting to see how he handles himself in a matchup against the most dynamic player in the league. "I like our matchups all year, but yeah, Barky will be the guy that McDavid will see most of the night," head coach Bob Boughner said. "There’s going to be some shifts where (Vincent Trocheck) is going to have to see him. Troch did a real good job in Edmonton against him, so against that guy, it’s not just one guy shutting him down. Your whole line’s got to be responsible and your D have got to be a part of it as well." This should be a good battle.
Mar 17 - 8:58 AM

Look for Roberto Luongo to get the start in Saturday's matinee against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Panthers are starting a stretch of three games in four nights and it sounds like Luongo will start today's game and Monday's tilt in his hometown of Montreal. That means that James Reimer will likely play on Tuesday night. Luongo has a 14-8-2 record with a 2.61 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage this season.
Mar 17 - 8:55 AM

Panthers top prospect Henrik Borgstrom could make the jump to the NHL before the end of the season.

The 20-year-old was drafted in the first round, 23rd overall, of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He's put together an incredible sophomore season at the University of Denver this season, as he's racked up 22 goals and 50 points in 37 games. "We’ll see what happens at [Denver]," GM Dale Tallon said. "We’re hopeful he has success again. The Frozen Four ends April [7]. We’ll just wait and see, want him to do the best he can now and support Denver and wish them the best and see what happens after that. Depends on how far they go and whether that’s relevant for us to put him in the lineup." Borgstrom is worth snagging in deeper dynasty leagues.
Mar 17 - 8:51 AM

Evgenii Dadonov earned a pair of assists in a 3-0 win over Boston on Thursday night.

Dadonov had helpers on first-period goals by Aaron Ekblad and Nick Bjugstad in Florida's victory. He has recorded a multi-point performance in seven of the last 10 games.
Mar 16 - 9:47 AM

Aaron Ekblad netted the game-winning goal in Thursday's 3-0 win over Boston.

Ekblad opened the scoring at the 6:25 mark of the first period with his 14th goal of the season. He has 30 points in 68 games this season.
Mar 16 - 9:42 AM

James Reimer earned a 46-save shutout over Boston Thursday night.

That was Reimer's third perfect game of the 2017-18 campaign. He had to record 38 saves in each of his other two shutouts. Reimer was busy throughout the game, but Boston dialed up the pressure in the third period when they outshot Florida 20-8. Reimer has a 17-13-5 record, 3.06 GAA, and .910 save percentage in 37 contests in 2017-18.
Mar 15 - 10:51 PM

Nick Bjugstad scored a goal and registered an assist in the Panthers' 3-0 win against Boston Thursday night.

Bjugstad has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last eight games. Vincent Trocheck and Aaron Ekblad each found the back of the net for the Panthers. Evgenii Dadonov got two assists for Florida, which gives him 54 points in 60 games in 2017-18.
Mar 15 - 10:47 PM

Micheal Haley is expected to be a healthy scratch for the Panthers.

It's pretty unusual for Haley to be scratched this season, though it's not the first time it's happened. He has eight points and 194 penalty minutes in 66 games in 2017-18.
Mar 15 - 7:16 PM

James Reimer will indeed start Thursday night.

It was suspected he would get the nod during the morning skate after Roberto Luongo spent extra time on the ice with the team's scratches. This will be his first start since Mar. 2 when he was victorious against Buffalo.
Mar 15 - 7:15 PM

It looks like Alex Petrovic (lower body) won't play on Thursday.

Petrovic was regarded as a game-time decision. He skated with the Panthers Thursday morning, but didn't join them for the pregame warmups.
Mar 15 - 7:14 PM

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