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    Florida Panthers Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Florida Panthers to get you started: 

    Established:1993
    Stadium:BB&T Center
    Colors:Red, blue & flat gold
    Hall of Famers:Ed Belfour, Pavel Bure, Dino Ciccarelli, Igor Larionov & Joe Nieuwendyk
    Hall of Fame Builders:Rogers Neilson & Bill Torrey
    Rivals:Tampa Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers & Boston Bruins
    Legends: Hall of Famers plus: Roberto Luongo, Wayne Huizenga, Olli Jokinen, Jonathan Huberdeau & Aleksander Barkov
    Retired Numbers:1, 37 & 93 
    Division:Atlantic 
    Stanley Cup Titles:

    Florida Panthers History

    In December of 1992, Blockbuster Video tycoon Wayne Huizenga was awarded the right to establish an NHL franchise in Miami. After several months of deliberation it was announced that the team will enter the league as the Florida Panthers, with former New York Islanders general manager Bill Torrey as president and Bobby Clarke as the general manager.

    Along with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the Panthers joined the league for the 1993-94 season. Following a 4-4 tie in the franchises NHL debut game, Florida won their first match in franchise history with a 2-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in front of what was then a NHL record crowd of 27,227 people. 

    The Panthers finished their debut season fifth in the Atlantic Division with a 33-34-17 record. Their second season in the league (20-22-6) saw Florida win their fewest games in franchise history, however they then made their first postseason push in year three. 

    Following their 41-31-10 record in 1995-96, the Florida Panthers made their NHL playoffs debut. After posting a 12-6 record from their first three playoff series, the Panthers claimed their first piece of NHL silverware by taking out the Eastern Conference Championship and advancing to their first and only appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. Florida were swept in the Stanley Cup Finals by the Colorado Avalanche. 

    Between the loss in the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals and the conclusion of their 2020 season, Florida have won two division championships and made five trips to the NHL playoffs, however their 4-3 series victory over the Penguins in the 1996 Eastern Conference Finals is still the Panthers most recent playoff series victory.

    The 2021 season marked the second time in franchise history that the Panthers have made back to back trips to the NHL playoffs, posting a 37-14-5 record which saw them finish second in the Central Division. The Panthers lost to the reigning Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay Lightning in six games in the first round of the 2021 postseason.  

    The 2021-22 campaign was a great one for the Florida Panthers. As they finished the year with a record of 58-18-6. They made the Stanley Cup Playoffs but got swept in round number two. They finished in 1st place in the Atlantic Division.

    Expert 2022-23 Picks & Preview on Florida Panthers

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Panthers’ chances closer to the start of the 2022-23 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2021-22 season started:

    If you are a fan of the Florida Panthers, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Florida Panthers have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2022?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Florida Panthers.

    Preview on the Florida Panthers’ Head Coach: Joel Quenneville

    With a coaching career spanning over decades and 3 Stanley Cups to show for it, Q, as he’s known, looks to add to his legacy. After starting out with St Louis he then moved onto Colorado for 3 years before heading to Chicago. This is where he’d find his most success, winning 3 Stanley Cups in 6 years. Heading into his third year with Florida he is looking to win a playoff series, something he has not done the previous 2 seasons. This legendary coach is also second all time on the NHL coaching wins list with 962 victories.

    Preview on the Florida Panthers’ Key Player: Aleksander Barkov

    A former number two overall pick back in 2013 and current captain of the Florida Panthers. Barkov is one of the league’s best players, he won the award for the league’s best defensive forward last season. Also a threat with the puck in the offensive zone he has compiled 181 Goals and 284 Assists in 8 seasons. He will play a pivotal role in Florida’s success or failure this season.

    Preview on the Florida Panthers’ Next Best: Sergei Bobrovsky

    Once touted as the league’s best Goaltender he picked up the goalie of the year award twice as well as 4 all star selections. Originally playing in Philadelphia before taking over the reins for some historic years in Columbus he now calls Florida home. Bobrovsky also looks to bring home his 300th win as an NHL goalie, another impressive achievement for the 33 year old Russian. As long as he is in goal this season the Florida Panthers have a chance to make a deep run in the 21-22 playoffs.

    Florida Panthers Betting & Odds Preview 2022-23

    The 2021-22 season is over and we take a look back at the Florida Panthers betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2022-23 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Panthers before the start of the previous season:

    The Panthers entered the 2021 NHL season with odds of +4800 to win the 2021 Stanley Cup Finals. However, Florida was not successful in their quest for a maiden Stanley Cup title after they were eliminated in the first round of the 2021 postseason by the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

    The team opened with +900 odds to win the Central Division, ranking them sixth amongst their division rivals. The Panthers finished the 2021 season with a 37-14-5 record and on 79 points, just one point behind the division winning Tampa Bay Lightning. 

    Florida exceeded expectations this season and their record against the spread is evident of that. They finished 28-28 ATS, which was the fourth most successful record in the Central Division.

    Florida Panthers FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Florida Panthers? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

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    Where do the Florida Panthers play?

    The Florida Panthers play their home games at the BB&T Center.

    Who owns the Florida Panthers?

    The Florida Panthers are owned by Sunrise Sports and Entertainment.

    Have the Florida Panthers won the Stanley Cup?

    The Florida Panthers have never won a Stanley Cup title.

    Who is the Florida Panthers general manager?

    Bill Zito is the general manager of the Florida Panthers.

    Do the Florida Panthers play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Florida Panthers are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Florida Panthers games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Florida Panthers record?

    The Florida Panthers had a 58-18-6 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season. 

    Did the Florida Panthers win last night?

    Fans of the Florida Panthers are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Florida Panthers worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Florida Panthers are worth $450 million. 

    Who do the Florida Panthers play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Florida Panthers play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Florida Panthers?

    You can watch the Florida Panthers games on TV channels like Fox Sports West and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.

    Will the Florida Panthers make the playoffs this year?

    While we do not yet know if the Florida Panthers will make the playoffs this year, they did make the playoffs in 2021-22 but were swept in the second round by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Will the Florida Panthers get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?

    The Florida Panthers do not have the number one overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

    When do the Florida Panthers play?

    Florida Panthers fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.

    Where did the Florida Panthers finish the season?

    The Florida Panthers finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 1st place in the Atlantic Division.

    How many games did the Florida Panthers win?

    The Florida Panthers won 58 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.