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Panthers' Brady Keeper: Signs entry-level contract
Keeper signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Florida on Monday.
Keeper holds little fantasy value today, but the 22-year-old puck-moving defenseman could play a factor next season, coming off a college campaign that saw him record 22 points in 36 games with the University of Maine Black Bears. This past year, the 6-foot-2 blueliner led all defenseman on his team in goals (7), assists (15), and points (22).... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Jonathan Huberdeau: Continues offensive outburst
Huberdeau picked up two assists in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks.
Those two assists have given Huberdeau 13 points in his last six games, as the 25-year-old has steamrolled to a new career marker in points -- 78 in 72 games so far. The Panthers' first line has been on fire since March 7, giving the Cats a 4-2 record over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aaron Ekblad: Scores in Sunday's loss
Ekblad potted his 13th goal of the season in Sunday's loss to the Ducks.
Ekblad continues to produce around the same level that he's been at during four of his five seasons, with 34 points through 72 games so far. His goal Sunday night briefly tied the game in the third period, only to see the Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg ultimately score the game-winner.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Putting on a show
Barkov extended his point streak to six games with two assists in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks.
During the six-game point streak, Barkov has collected an astounding 15 points. Both Barkov and linemate Johnathan Huberdeau have exploded in the last 10 days, combining for seven goals and 28 points since March 7. Barkov continues to push his career-high in points up with every game -- now with 83 points in 72 games.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Samuel Montembeault: Suffers first career loss
Montembeault surrendered three goals on 22 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Anaheim.
Montembeault was solid up until he gave up the eventual game-winning goal to Jakob Silfverberg with less than five minutes left in the third period. It's been a solid start to the 22-year-old's career, as he's accumulated a 4-1-0 record to go along with a 2.49 GAA and .900 save percentage this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Colton Sceviour: In lineup Sunday
Sceviour will suit up for his second game this weekend, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
The 29-year-old missed 17 games during his stint on injured reserve but returned to face the Kings on Saturday. Sceviour is confined to a bottom-six role for now, averaging just 12:18 of ice time per game.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Samuel Montembeault: Starting in Anaheim
Montembeault will draw the start against the Ducks on Sunday, Steve Goldstein of Fox Sports Florida reports.
The rookie netminder has enjoyed a strong start to his NHL career, going 4-0-1 in his first five appearances. Sunday will be his fifth straight start as the Panthers look to get him more experience at the top level. Montembeault is quickly gaining fantasy value, especially in dynasty or keeper formats.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Denis Malgin: Return date remains cloudy
Malgin (undisclosed) isn't in the projected lineup for Sunday's game against the Ducks, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Malgin's expected to miss his 12th straight game, with the Panthers winning only five times without him over that span. The silver lining is that the Panthers have been able to get a long look at Henrik Borgstrom, who the team took with the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 draft.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Extends point streak to five
Barkov notched three assists in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Kings.
The 23-year-old now has two goals and 13 points over the course of a five-game point streak, and the surge has given Barkov his first career 80-point campaign. With 11 games left on Florida's schedule, and the center as hot as any player in the NHL, 90 points seems entirely within reach.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Evgenii Dadonov: Fuels comeback win
Dadonov scored two goals and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Kings.
With the Panthers down 3-2 in the third period and less than seven minutes left on the clock, Dadonov got to work, firing home the tying goal before setting up Jonathan Huberdeau for the game-winner inside the final two minutes. It's the 30-year-old's second three-point performance in the last four games, and Dadonov now has a solid 24 goals and 57 points through 71 contests.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Samuel Montembeault: Grabs fourth straight victory
Montembeault turned aside 24 of 27 shots in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Kings.
The rookie has yet to suffer a regulation loss in the NHL, going 4-0-1 in his first five starts with a 2.39 GAA and .906 save percentage. While the Panthers haven't been officially eliminated from the postseason, they're eight points back of the Blue Jackets for the eighth seed with 11 games left on their schedule, so expect Montembeault to remain the starting netminder as the coaching staff evaluates him for next season.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Samuel Montembeault: Preparing for fifth NHL start
Montembeault will start in goal Saturday afternoon against host Los Angeles, George Richards of The Athletic reports.
This marks the fourth consecutive start for Montembeault, with the Panthers evidently wanting to get a long look at what the rookie brings to the table as a 22-year-old in the final year of his entry-level contract. Montembeault will now take on a Kings club that ranks 30th in home scoring at 2.56 goals per game, and Richards has relayed from Panthers coach Bob Boughner that the netminder could even be in goal against the Ducks on Sunday depending how he fares against the royal club.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Ties career high
Barkov collected a power-play assist during Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
That brings his point total to 78, tying him with last season's career high. With 12 games left, there's no doubt Barkov will be setting a new personal record -- especially considering he has put up 10 points in his last four games. At only 23 years old, Barkov has already become one of the best two-way players in the game, and it would be surprising if his name isn't in the Selke Trophy conversation this year.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Keith Yandle: Provides helper on power play
Yandle registered a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
The helper gives Yandle 55 points (nine goals, 46 assists) in 70 games, just four shy of his career high from 2010-11. He has picked up 35 power-play points this season, tied for second in the league with Steven Stamkos in that category. The blueliner may have an unsightly minus-15 rating, but the hefty point production more than makes up for it.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Vincent Trocheck: Picks apple
Trocheck earned his 20th assist of the year in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
Trocheck also added four PIM and two shots in a solid performance for fantasy purposes. He has 13 points (four goals and nine assists) in 25 games since returning from an ankle injury, which accounts for nearly half of the center's 27 points this year.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Troy Brouwer: Offers assist in win
Brouwer picked up an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
Brouwer has assists in consecutive games, and three points total in seven March appearances. For the season, the winger is up to 18 points (nine goals and assists apiece) in 63 outings. The winger should be able to reach 20 points again, but his bottom-six deployment minimizes his ability to generate offense.... See More ... See Less