The Florida Panthers have certainly turned up the heat in South Florida.
As one of the NHL's hottest teams halfway through the 2020-21 NHL season the Cats have already garnered a collection of exciting games and moments. From heart-racing comebacks and big-time saves to memorable milestone ceremonies, Panthers fans have had many a reason to cheer on the team.
At FLATeamShop.com, fans can dive right in and snag a piece of this historic season themselves.
Ironman, All-Star, beloved teammate, and the league's funniest player. Add 1,000 NHL games to the resume of Keith Yandle.
Video: CHI@FLA: Panthers honor Yandle for 1,000 NHL games
After skating in his 1,000th NHL game on March 7 against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena, Yandle was welcomed home to BB&T Center in spectacular fashion. Prior to a ceremony honoring Yandle's milestone achievement, each of his teammates took to the ice for warmups each wearing jerseys with his name emblazoned on the back with the no. 1,000 before their 4-2 win against with the Chicago Blackhawks.
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BIG NIGHT FOR BOB
Sergei Bobrovsky became only the third Russian-born goaltender in NHL history to reach the 500 games milestone when manned the crease for the Cats on Feb. 10, 2020. With the COVID pandemic pausing the season, the celebration for 'Bob' was put on hold until April 3, 2021, but the night was well worth the wait.
Video: CBJ@FLA: Panthers honor Bobrovsky for his 500th game
The Panthers skated into warmups wearing uniforms all prominently displaying no. 500 and more interestingly, with each of their names written in the Cyrillic alphabet.
Facing his former team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, it was an impressive game for Bobrovsky as he made 44 saves in the 5-2 win for Florida and earned First Star of the Game honors. However, 'Bob' wasn't the only former Blue Jacket who got the best of his old club that evening. Alex Wennberg had an exceptional performance tallying his first career hat trick to lead the Cats to victory.
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ST. PATRICK'S WARMUPS
It could have been the luck of the Irish that led the Panthers to a 6-3 win over the Blackhawks on March 15. The Cats entered warmups wearing festive St. Patrick's Day-themed jerseys. These unique unis stand out beyond the rest with its one-of-a-kind orange trimmed numbers fully equipped with clusters of clovers.
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SHOOT LIKE THE STARS
First-year Panthers Anthony Duclair and Carter Verhaeghe have been a welcome addition to Florida's offense this season forming one of the league's most formidable trios alongside Captain Aleksander Barkov. Through Florida's two-game series in Dallas on March 27-28, Verhaeghe and Duclair found a plethora of ways to beat the Stars. Verhaeghe scored a hat trick with tallies of each kind of fashion while Duclair netted his first career penalty shot goal the following night to clinch the win for the Cats.
Video: FLA@DAL: Verhaeghe scores SHG for third goal of game
Video: FLA@DAL: Duclair scores on penalty shot for 2-1 lead
For those looking to emulate their goal-scoring prowess, look no further as you can get a hold of both Verhaeghe's and Duclair's sticks from this season.
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