Amid scandal, Quenneville resigns as Florida Panthers coach
Joel Quenneville resigned as coach of the Florida Panthers on Thursday, two days after the second-winningest coach in NHL history was among those implicated for not swiftly responding to allegations by a Chicago Blackhawks player of being sexually assaulted by another coach during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Verhaeghe paces Panthers over Red Wings, 4-1
The Red Wings have lost six consecutive road games. “It’s as bad as we’ve played defensively in a while,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “It took us too long to get into this game tonight,” Red Wings center Dylan Larkin said. Verhaeghe’s second goal, a wraparound that went airborne and in at 12:11 of the second, stretched the Panthers lead to 4-1. Red Wings: Jonathan Bernier: day to day (lower body), Bobby Ryan: day to day (upper body), Marc Staal: day to day (upper body).
Patric Hornqvist scores twice, Panthers rout Red Wings 7-2
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 19: Patric Hornqvist #70 of the Florida Panthers scores a first period goal past Thomas Greiss #29 of the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on February 19, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Patric Hornqvist scored in the first and third periods to help the Florida Panthers start and finish strong in a 7-2 victory over the the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. After winning an NHL-low 17 games last season, the Red Wings are among the league's worst teams with 15 losses in 19 games. “This was unacceptable.”When the Red Wings briefly had positive moments Friday night, they didn't last long. AdThe Panthers have won six straight on the road against the Red Wings and 11 of last 13 games overall against them.
Florida Panthers off to 2nd-best start in franchise history
Florida’s 6-1-2 start through nine games is the second-best in franchise history, topped only by the 6-0-3 record to open the 1996-97 season. “We've been consistent in most games," Florida coach Joel Quenneville said. Starting poorly, however, has pretty much snuffed out some Panthers seasons before they even started. The five Florida teams that went to the playoffs — 1995-96, 1996-97, 1999-2000, 2011-12 and 2015-16 — averaged 12 standings points through the season’s first nine games. There’s obviously a long way to go, but the Panthers finally have the start they wanted.
Heponiemi lifts Panthers to 3-2 win over Red Wings in debut
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 30: Mathias Brome #86 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for the puck with MacKenzie Weegar #52 of the Florida Panthers in overtime at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Aleksi Heponiemi made the most of his NHL debut, scoring with 2:15 left in overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Aleksander Barkov scored the Panthers' first of two goals on power plays 3:06 into the opening period, putting them ahead 1-0. Thomas Greiss stopped 23 shots for the Red Wings, extending his winless start with the team. AdIN CASE YOU MISSED ITFormer goaltender Jimmy Howard announced his retirement recently, writing in an Instagram post that he's looking forward to coaching his son's hockey team after a 14-year career with the Red Wings.
Dale Tallon, after 10 seasons, out as Florida Panthers GM
The Florida Panthers will have a new general manager next season, making the announcement early Monday that Dale Tallon is leaving the franchise after 10 years. For the last decade, Dale raised the teams profile, attracted key players to South Florida and brought character and class to our franchise, Viola said. And Roberto Luongo, the longtime Panthers goalie whose jersey was retired by the club earlier this year, is expected to remain with Florida. Luongo was brought on this season as a special advisor to Tallon, but is not believed to be a GM candidate. And if Quenneville turns the Panthers into a winner, once again Tallon will be watching from elsewhere.