Vasilevskiy, Lightning beat Panthers 2-0 in Game 4 for sweep
Andrei Vasilevskiy had 49 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a four-game sweep of the Florida Panthers with a 2-0 victory that sends the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions back to the Eastern Conference final for the sixth time in eight years.
High-powered Panthers run roughshod over Red Wings
The Florida Panthers are the top offensive team in the NHL while the Detroit Red Wings are near the bottom of the league in goals against. The Panthers built a four-goal lead barely halfway through the game and cruised past the Red Wings 6-2 at BB&T Center. The Red Wings dropped back-to-back games in the Sunshine State and dropped two games below .500 (excluding overtime/shootout losses) for the first time this season (24-26-6). The Panthers scored twice on the power play – Anthony Duclair at 11:00 and Anton Lundell at 18:02 – to lead 3-1 after one period. The Panthers were averaging 4.06 goals per game entering the night while the Red Wings were tied for 28th in goals against per game (3.56).mlive.com
Red Wings fall in overtime to Panthers, who remain perfect
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings mounted a spirited comeback from a two-goal deficit for the second time in two games. The Red Wings are 4-2-2. Alex Nedeljkovic was strong in goal for the Red Wings, making 29 saves to keep his team in the game. The Red Wings went 0 for 4 on the power play and are 4 for 31 on the season (12.9 percent). The Red Wings begin a four-game trip Saturday in Toronto.mlive.com
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).
Red Wings hold off Panthers 2-1 after Brome’s 1st NHL goal
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Mathias Brome scored his first NHL goal late in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Patrik Nemeth also scored his first goal of the season for the Red Wings, who won for only the second time in seven games. “I think we had a flat second period," Florida forward Frank Vatrano said. There was a moment of silence before the game after the death of Sergei Tchekmarev, a longtime team masseur for the Red Wings. Red Wings: Host the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Bobrovsky shines as Panthers edge Red Wings 2-1
It was a close game, but it didn’t feel like that.”Bobrovsky allowed an early goal but was able to stop the Red Wings the rest of the way. It was a good win for us.”AdFilip Zadina scored for the Red Wings. The Red Wings have lost nine of 10. “We had some chances on the power play, but we need to score.”Zadina put the Red Wings ahead 1-0 at the 3:31 mark of the first. The Red Wings visit the Nashville Predators on Thursday.
Panthers Edge Red Wings 2-1
It was a close game, but it didn’t feel like that.”Bobrovsky allowed an early goal but was able to stop the Red Wings the rest of the way. It was a good win for us.”Filip Zadina scored for the Red Wings. The Red Wings have lost nine of 10. “We had some chances on the power play, but we need to score.”Zadina put the Red Wings ahead 1-0 at the 3:31 mark of the first. The Red Wings visit the Nashville Predators on Thursday.detroit.cbslocal.com
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.
Panthers beat Red Wings 4-1 for season-high 4-game streak
DETROIT – Evgenii Dadonov and Mark Pysyk scored late in the first period and the Florida Panthers went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night. Dylan Larkin scored the 100th goal of his career with the Red Wings, and Jimmy Howard stopped 34 shots. The Red Wings had an extra skater for a fifth time early in the third and failed to take advantage, getting only one shot on Bobrovsky. NOTES: Red Wings C Frans Nielsen left with a lower-body injury in the second period. Red Wings: Play at Colorado on Monday night.
Bobrovsky gets 1st shutout for Panthers, 4-0 over Red Wings
The veteran goalie earned his first shutout with Florida, and Jonathan Huberdeau had two goals and an assist as the Panthers cruised to a 4-0 win over the struggling Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Bobrovsky, who signed with the Panthers as a free agent in the offseason, stopped 22 shots for his 34th career shutout. The Red Wings mounted little offense and were ineffective on defense most of the game. NOTES: Panthers D Anton Stralman got his 200th NHL assist on the first goal by Huberdeau. ... Red Wings D Trevor Daley left in the third period with an undisclosed injury.
Red Wings make trade with Lightning to acquire F Adam Erne
(Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have traded a 4th-round pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Adam Erne. The Red Wings will send over their 4th-round pick in next year's draft for Erne, who is a 24-year-old winger drafted by Tampa at 33rd overall in 2013. Erne played 65 games with the Bolts this past season, scoring 7 goals and 13 assists. This appears to be a move for more size up front for the Red Wings -- Erne is listed at 6-foot-1, 214 pounds. He found himself a more permanent spot in the lineup this past season.