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5 TAKEAWAYS: Panthers Open Trip with OT Loss in St. Louis

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop /

12/7/21 Post Game Interviews

12/7/21 Post Game Interviews

Interviews with Interim Head Coach Andrew Brunette, defenseman Brandon Montour and forward Jonathan Huberdeau

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ST. LOUIS - Even when they're not at their best, they keep picking up points.

Walking away with at least one point for the 21st time in 25 games this season, the Panthers opened up their road trip with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blues at Enterprise Center on Tuesday.

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Panthers To Hold Part-Time Job Fair with CareerSource Broward

Job fair to be held at FLA Live Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 8

by Florida Panthers @FlaPanthers /

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today that they will hold a Part-Time Staff Job Fair in partnership with CareerSource Broward at FLA Live Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CareerSource Broward provides innovative employment solutions and quality workforce services to businesses and individuals in Broward County. They provide individual assistance with the Employ Florida website, job placement services, career coaching and other employment-related needs to help those who are unemployed and underemployed find positions.

Positions available at the job fair include Panthers and FLA Live Arena part-time opportunities with competitive hourly rates across several departments such as food and beverage, event services, guest experiences, housekeeping, conversions and more. Those who attend will receive a complimentary professional headshot for their records and two complimentary Panthers tickets for Dec. 14.

Those who are interested in attending the part-time staff job fair should bring their resume, prepare for an interview with Panthers recruiters and dress for success. For more specifics about the event, please click here.

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PREVIEW: Barkov Returns as Panthers Open Road Trip vs. Blues

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop /

ST. LOUIS - He's back.

After missing the last eight games while recovering from a lower-body injury suffered back on Nov. 16, captain Aleksander Barkov is expected to return to the lineup when the Panthers open up their three-game road trip with a rematch against the Blues at Enterprise Center on Tuesday.

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NOTEBOOK: Huberdeau Named First Star; Barkov, Forsling Close to Returning

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop /

12/6/21 Practice

12/6/21 Practice

Jonathan Huberdeau discusses the importance of leading by example on the ice and how the players push each other to be better

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In today's Baptist Health Practice Notebook, Jonathan Huberdeau earns a big honor from the NHL, while Aleksander Barkov, Gustav Forsling and other injured Cats are close to returning.

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - With the week he had, you knew accolades would follow.

Leading the league in scoring with nine points (one goal, eight assists) while helping the Panthers bite and claw their way to three straight comeback wins on home ice, Jonathan Huberdeau was named the NHL's "First Star of the Week" for the week ending Dec. 5.

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CATS FORECAST: Ready for the Road; A Funky Watch Party

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop /

The hottest team in the NHL is hitting the road.

Entering this week sitting atop the league's standings with a record of 17-4-3, the Panthers will open up a three-game trek with a rematch against the Blues on Tuesday in St. Louis. After that, they'll visit the Coyotes on Friday and then close things out against the Avalanche on Sunday.

Just the sixth team in NHL history to win 14 of their first 15 games at home to start a season, the Panthers will now try to bring that same magic on the road as they work to keep on rolling.

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Jonathan Huberdeau Named NHL's 'First Star' of the Week Ending Dec. 5

by NHL Public Relations / @PR_NHL / NHL Public Relations

Jonathan Huberdeau led the NHL with eight assists and nine points in three contests (1-8-9) to propel the Panthers (17-4-3, 37 points) to a trio of comeback wins en route to moving into first place in the overall League standings. He collected three helpers, including assists on the tying and winning goals, as Florida erased a three-goal, third-period deficit for a 5-4 triumph over the Washington Capitals Nov. 30. Huberdeau then matched career highs with four assists and five points (1-4-5) as the Panthers again rallied from a three-goal deficit, this time for a 7-4 victory against the Buffalo Sabres Dec. 2. In doing so, Florida recorded the ninth instance in NHL history of a team posting consecutive three-goal comeback wins - and the fifth such instance with each victory coming in regulation. Huberdeau closed the week with another helper as the Panthers overcame a trio of one-goal deficits for a 4-3 shootout win against the St. Louis Blues Dec. 4. The 28-year-old Saint-Jerome, Que., native has played in 24 total games this season, sharing third place in the League in assists (21) and ranking sixth in points (29).

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5 TAKEAWAYS: Mamin scores twice as Panthers top Blues in shootout

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop /

12/4/21 Post Game Interviews

12/4/21 Post Game Interviews

Interviews with Interim Head Coach Andrew Brunette and forwards Maxim Mamin and Sam Reinhart

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SUNRISE, Fla. - Another game, another hero.

Led by a pair of goals from Maxim Mamin, the Panthers continually clawed their way back from three separate one-goal deficits to come from behind and close out their successful homestand with an exhilarating 4-3 shootout win over the Blues at FLA Live Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Improving to 17-4-3, the Panthers, who have picked up wins in seven of their last nine games, are just the sixth team in NHL history to win 14 of their first 15 games at home to start a season.

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PREVIEW: Panthers ready to 'get up, get right to work' against Blues

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop /

SUNRISE, Fla. - After clawing their way back from large deficits to win each of their last two games, the Panthers are hoping that a better start will lead to less stress when they close out their four-game homestand with a matchup against the Blues at FLA Live Arena on Saturday.

Entering this afternoon's slate of games, Florida's 35 points are tied for the most in the NHL.

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Q&A: Lundell Talks Comeback Cats, Rookie Season & More!

by Jameson Olive @JamesonCoop /

SUNRISE, Fla. - Anton Lundell is only 20 years old.

I feel like that's something that I often have to remind myself whenever the gifted rookie center does something spectacular for the Panthers - which is a lot. Even though he's just barely out of his teens, he seems to have the mind of a veteran, and has also been playing like one too.

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Doug Plagens' Panthers Mailbag: Comeback Cats Strike Again

by Doug Plagens @DougPlagens /

Proving once again that when you go to a game at FLA Live Arena- especially with this edition of the Panthers- that you may see something you've never seen before, the Panthers became just the ninth team in NHL history to overcome a three-goal deficit and win in consecutive games with their 7-4 win over Buffalo last night. A Jonathan Huberdeau five-point game, a Sam Reinhart four-point game, a three-point game from Aaron Ekblad, and four two-point games propelled the Panthers- playing without Aleksander Barkov, Anthony Duclair and Gus Forsling- to another comeback win a night ago. Interim Head Coach Andrew Brunette said postgame that this isn't a habit the Panthers want to get into, and that's understandable. However, the fact that there's never an ounce of panic in the group is a great trait, and the belief the team has every night is noticeable.

Before we get too far along, congratulations to Lucas Carlsson on his first NHL goal! Igniting last night's comeback, he picked a great time to get it.

Now, your questions…

@Trainboy100: Favorite Moment so far this season?

Last night was awesome, but as far as my overall favorite… look no further than Tuesday night's dramatic 5-4 comeback win at home over Washington! How do you top that, especially considering the game-winner was scored with 14.4 seconds left? The Panthers have given us a great variety of awesome moments in the '21-22 campaign, but a four-goal comeback in the third to win in regulation against another Stanley Cup contender… That was special, and that's a game we're going to look back on throughout the season. Shots on goal aren't always indicative of how a game went, but the 27-2 shots on goal advantage in the third period illustrates the one-way traffic we saw in the Panthers favor en route to the 5-4 win.

@hlamp: I believe that Roberto Luongo is eligible in 2022 to be selected to the NHL hockey Hall of Fame. Will he be a Hall of Famer?

My immediate answer is 100% yes, and that becomes an even stronger yes when I toss out a few key numbers. Luongo, a five-time all-star, was top-10 in NHL save percentage 10 times in his career and finished third all-time in wins with 489. He was a member of two Gold Medal-winning Canadian Olympic teams. Luongo is one of two goalies- the other being Patrick Roy- to have won 200 games with two different teams. He maintained an elite level of play for 19 seasons, and deserves immediate Hall of Fame recognition. Zach Earnest

@ZEarnest419: The @hawk954 post game win ritual is Bread Pudding at Yardhouse. Mine is blasting the Panthers goal horn over the car stereo on a drive home, followed by Wreak Havoc - Skylar Grey from the Cats 2016-17 opening intro. What's Doug Plagens' ritual? Or @JamesonCoop?

Maybe one day I'll show up for a Yard House dessert; that sounds good. I personally don't have a postgame ritual. I call my folks after games a lot, and #VictoryShades is becoming a tradition. Usually I just try to jet home in time to catch the back-to-back Seinfeld episodes on The CW South Florida at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

As for Jameson Olive… I asked him. He works on the great postgame web content we all enjoy at! That's his postgame ritual!

Thanks for the questions! 'Til next time, folks!

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