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Panthers fail to gain ground in playoff race

Florida comes up short against Sabres, remains seven points back of second wild card

by Joe Yerdon / NHL.com Correspondent

BUFFALO -- The Florida Panthers missed an opportunity to gain ground in the Stanley Cup Playoff race with a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Monday.

Florida (33-31-11) is seven points behind the Boston Bruins for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference with seven games remaining. 

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Cats & Coffee: Marchessault on Fire

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop / FloridaPanthers.com

Good morning and welcome to "Cats & Coffee," a weekly segment presented by Community Coffee in which we get you caffeinated with an exciting look at the week ahead for the Florida Panthers.

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Panthers score seven, shut out Blackhawks

Jonathan Marchessault's hat trick helps Florida keep pace in wild-card race

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The Florida Panthers kept pace in the Stanley Cup Playoff race in the Eastern Conference with a 7-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at BB&T Center on Saturday.

Florida (33-30-11) is seven points behind the Boston Bruins for the second wild card into the playoffs with eight games remaining.

"When we play the right way, keep things simple and use our legs, that's exactly what we're capable of doing," Panthers coach Tom Rowe said. "We talked about this kind of being a big game for us to kind of judge where we are and what we can do."

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In the Pipeline: College Cats Head to the Dance

by Mike Lewis / FloridaPanthers.com

For the Florida Panthers prospects in the major junior and college ranks, the postseason is underway.

The playoffs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League began this week, while this weekend the 2017 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament begins this weekend.

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Florida Panthers Launch School Floorball Program

Floorball program presented in conjunction with 44 Miami-Dade county schools

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthersCARE / FloridaPanthers.com

SUNRISE, Fla - The Florida Panthers launched a new school floorball program today, hosting all 44 Miami-Dade county schools at the BB&T Center for a teacher-training day. The program will begin in Miami-Dade county schools this upcoming year.

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Luukko Named SEVT Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

by SEVT Conference / SEVT Conference

Columbia, S.C. - Peter Luukko, co-chairman of the Arena Alliance, Oak View Group, and executive chairman, Sunrise (Fla.) Sports & Entertainment, was honored with the SEVT 2017 Lifetime Achievement in Sport and Entertainment Award during the March 22-24 Sport, Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow conference.

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Panthers win, get closer to Eastern wild card

Florida seven points out of second spot; Jonathan Marchessault scores twice against Coyotes

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Correspondent

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers moved within seven points of a Stanley Cup Playoff spot with a 3-1 win against the Arizona Coyotes at BB&T Center on Thursday.

Jonathan Marchessault scored twice in a 26-second span late in the second period for the Panthers, who trail the Boston Bruins for the second wild card from the Eastern Conference with one game in hand.

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Preview: Coyotes at Panthers

Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad out with injury; Goalie Mike Smith starts for Arizona

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Correspondent

COYOTES (27-37-9) at PANTHERS (31-30-11)

7:30 p.m. ET; FS-A, FS-F, NHL.TV

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Jeff Skinner lifts Hurricanes past Panthers

Scores tying, winning goals; Cam Ward makes 33 saves

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Correspondent

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Jeff Skinner scored his second goal of the game with 3:55 left in the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Florida Panthers 4-3 at BB&T Center on Tuesday.

Skinner broke a 3-3 tie when he one-timed Derek Ryan's pass in front of the net for his fifth goal in three games.

"He's at the net, he's doing things right," Carolina coach Bill Peters said of Skinner, who has 28 goals. "He went at the net hard on the game-winner and got rewarded for it."

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Preview: Hurricanes at Panthers

Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad returns from concussion; Cam Ward starts in goal for Carolina

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Correspondent

HURRICANES (30-27-13) at PANTHERS (31-29-11)

7:30 p.m. ET; FS-CR, FS-F, NHL.TV

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