The Florida Panthers had the chance to take in a little history on Friday morning in Boston with the club skating at Matthews Arena on the east end of Northeastern University’s campus.
Opening its’ doors in 1910. Matthews Arena is the oldest surviving indoor ice hockey arena, and the oldest multi-purpose athletic building still in use in the world.
Panthers LW David Booth, who scored two goals in the Panthers, 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, skated with the second squad on Friday morning and was all smiles after the 60-minute on-ice workout.
“It was great to get out there and play again with the guys last night,” said Booth. “I felt good last night and I am looking forward to getting into some more preseason games before we start the regular season. The goal is to feel at my best come October 10 when we start against Edmonton.”
Head Coach Peter DeBoer, whose team improved to 2-0 in the preseason last night, was more than pleased with Booth’s effort.
“It was very encouraging to see how physical David played last night,” said DeBoer. “He brought a lot of energy to our line-up and he proved to me last night that he is back in top shape and ready to go for the season.”
After their game in Boston tomorrow night, the Panthers play their final game of their current four-game preseason trip on Monday, Sept. 27 when they visit the Montreal Canadiens. The Cats return home for a pair of preseason contests on Wednesday, Sept. 29 (Carolina) and Friday, Oct. 1 (Tampa Bay). NOTES:
The Panthers on Friday announced that C Tyler Arnason has been released from his professional try out. Panthers defensemen Erik Gudbranson
and Keaton Ellerby
are expected to play in their third consecutive game tomorrow night against Boston. Florida will go with Scott Clemmensen
and Jacob Markstrom
in net against Boston.