Game 1 Review: Vasilevsky stops Panthers time and time again in 2-1 Cats shootout loss

The Florida Panthers played a great game. However they lost in a shootout. Why? Andrei Vasilevsky. The Lightning's Russian goalie played unbelievable making 42 saves on 43 shots. On the Panthers goaltending end of things. The Panthers goaltending was fine but Roberto Luongo only lasted 32:21 when he was forced to leave the game with … Continue reading Game 1 Review: Vasilevsky stops Panthers time and time again in 2-1 Cats shootout loss

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Game 1 Preview: Panthers @ Lightning

Well after 179 days without Panthers hockey, we are back! The morale and expectations are high. To kick things off the Panthers face off against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning look the same. Same dominant top 6 and same dominant defense. Let's take a look at some keys to the game. Defense wins Championships … Continue reading Game 1 Preview: Panthers @ Lightning

Panthers Battered and Bruised heading into 2018-19 Campaign

After a relatively healthy 2017-18, the Florida Panthers are opening their much hyped 2018-19 campaign with several injuries. After a great second half which ultimately saw the Panthers fall a point short and tie a record for most points without making the playoffs, the Panthers had a good offseason. The Panthers finally solidified their top … Continue reading Panthers Battered and Bruised heading into 2018-19 Campaign

Aleksander Barkov named 10th Captain in Panthers Franchise History

Aleksander Barkov was named the 10th captain in Florida Panthers franchise history today as former captain Derek Mackenzie passed the torch to the 23 year old Finnish phenom today. Barkov along with others was a heavy favorite for the captaincy to his skill and his nature and his well liked status in the locker room. … Continue reading Aleksander Barkov named 10th Captain in Panthers Franchise History

Ranking NHL Top Line Centers Part 2

Let's get 26-17 out of the way. Part 1 is right here:¬†https://thepuckunderthesun.com/2018/07/27/ranking-all-31-nhl-top-line-centers-part-1/ 26- Mika Zibanejad (New York Rangers) Zibanejad is a decent center but he hasn't exceeded 51 points in his career. In my opinion, a top line center needs to put up 60 points on a consistent basis. Because Zibanejad doesn't have a lot … Continue reading Ranking NHL Top Line Centers Part 2