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The Florida Panthers were founded by then-Blockbuster owner Wayne Huizenga. They began playing in the 1993–94 NHL season, where they set the then-record for the most successful expansion team until the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017–18. Their first game was played on Oct. 6, 1993, against the Chicago Blackhawks, which resulted in a 4-4 tie. They have made the playoffs on nine occasions, including two trips to the Stanley Cup Final, in 1996, which they lost to the Colorado Avalanche, and in 2023, which they lost to the Golden Knights.

Panthers Facing Numerous Opportunities in Final Week

The Florida Panthers are marching towards the end of the season in the thick of the Atlantic Division. Currently, they sit second in the said division with a record of 49-24-6 and 104 points and trail the Boston Bruins for first place by three points. The Cats have a chance to obtain the Atlantic Division title with only four games left to go before the playoffs start. But they’re going to need some help. On Saturday, they dropped an important game against the Bruins by a score of 3-2 in overtime. At the same time, is winning the division all…

Projected Lineups for the Blue Jackets vs Panthers – 4/11/24

The Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Florida Panthers tonight at Amerant Bank Arena. Here are the projected/expected lineups sourced from NHL.com staff writers, independent correspondents, and others. BLUE JACKETS (26-41-12) at PANTHERS (49-24-6) 7 p.m. ET; BSFL, BSOH Blue Jackets projected lineup Johnny Gaudreau — Dmitri Voronkov — Justin Danforth Alexandre Texier — Cole Sillinger — Kirill Marchenko Mikael Pyyhtia — Sean Kuraly — Mathieu Olivier James Malatesta — Brendan Gaunce — Trey Fix-Wolansky Zach Werenski — Damon Severson Ivan Provorov — Erik Gudbranson Nick Blankenburg — David Jiricek Jet Greaves Malcolm Subban Scratched: None Injured: Carson Meyer (upper body), Alex Nylander (lower body),…

Projected Lineups for the Senators vs. Panthers – 04/09/24

The Ottawa Senators take on the Florida Panthers at Amerant Bank Arena tonight. Here are the projected/expected lineups, sourced from NHL.com staff writers, independent correspondents and others. SENATORS (34-39-4) at PANTHERS (48-24-6) 7 p.m. ET; BSFL, TSN5, RDS2 Senators projected lineup Scratched: None Injured: Matthew Highmore (upper body), Zack MacEwen (lower body), Angus Crookshank (lower body), Travis Hamonic (undisclosed), Tim Stutzle (upper body) Status report More from THW: Panthers projected lineup Scratched: Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Tobias Bjornfot, Kyle Okposo, Steven Lorentz Injured: Carter Verhaeghe (upper body), Aaron Ekblad (lower body) Status report More from THW:

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Projected Lineups for the Panthers vs. Bruins – 4/6/24

The Florida Panthers take on the Boston Bruins at TD Garden this afternoon. Here are the projected/expected lineups, sourced from NHL.com staff writers, independent correspondents, and others. PANTHERS (48-24-5) at BRUINS (45-17-15) 3:30 p.m. ET; ABC, ESPN+, SN, TVAS Panthers projected lineup Vladimir Tarasenko — Aleksander Barkov — Sam Reinhart Nick Cousins —…

7 Things About Roberto Luongo

Roberto Luongo is one of the most accomplished goaltenders in league history and ranks among the best at the position in numerous categories. But not only was he an elite netminder throughout his career, but he was also one of the league’s most interesting players throughout his career. Here are…

 

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What year were the Florida Panthers founded?

The Florida Panthers were founded in 1993 by then-Blockbuster owner Wayne Huizenga.

When did the Florida Panthers play their first game?

The Panthers’ first game was played on Oct. 6, 1993, against the Chicago Blackhawks, which resulted in a 4-4 tie.

Who is the current head coach of the Florida Panthers?

Paul Maurice is the current head coach of the Florida Panthers.