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Panthers advance to Eastern Conference Final, knock out Bruins in Game 6

Panthers advance to Eastern Conference Final, knock out Bruins in Game 6

The Florida Panthers advanced to the Eastern Conference Final after knocking out the Boston Bruins in six games on Friday night.  Gustav Forsling scored the game winning goal with just 1:33 remaining in the third period, leading the Panthers to 2-1 victory. Florida has ended the Bruins season in two-straight postseasons — winning six straight ...
2024 NHL Eastern Conference Final schedule released

2024 NHL Eastern Conference Final schedule released

The NHL released the full schedule for the 2024 Eastern Conference Final on Friday afternoon.  After defeating the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, the New York Rangers booked their ticket to the Eastern Conference Final (ECF) and now await the winner of the Florida Panthers-Boston Bruins series -- Florida currently leads 3-2. Game 1 of the ECF ...
Game 6: Lomberg, Cousins in for Panthers, Marchand game-time decision for Bruins

Game 6: Lomberg, Cousins in for Panthers, Marchand game-time decision for Bruins

The Panthers and Bruins will battle it out tonight in Game 6 at Boston’s TD Garden. Holding a 3-2 lead entering Friday night’s matchup, the Panthers are making a few changes up front.  Forwards Ryan Lomberg and Nick Cousins will draw into the lineup, while Kyle Okposo and Steven Lorentz come out, per Jameson Olive ...
Bruins stay alive, defeat Panthers to force Game 6 in Boston

Bruins stay alive, defeat Panthers to force Game 6 in Boston

SUNRISE -- With their backs against the wall and on the brink of elimination, the Boston Bruins kept their season alive on Tuesday night, defeating the Florida Panthers 2-1 in Game 5 at Amerant Bank Arena.  Charlie McAvoy scored the game winning goal midway through the second period and Jeremy Swayman shut the door the ...
Panthers-Bruins Game 5: Morning skate edition

Panthers-Bruins Game 5: Morning skate edition

FORT LAUDERDALE -- The Florida Panthers are back in Sunrise tonight, with a chance to book their ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals.  Leading 3-1 in their series against the Bruins, Florida is keeping the same lineup they had for the past two wins in Boston.  “I don’t think too much changes,” Carter Verhaeghe said going ...
Panthers take 3-1 series lead after Game 4 win in Boston

Panthers take 3-1 series lead after Game 4 win in Boston

After scoring two unanswered goals to tie the game, Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov had the game winner as Florida took down the Boston Bruins 3-2 at the TD Garden on Sunday night.  The Panthers will take a 3-1 series lead back to Sunrise, with a chance to advance on Tuesday night after they took the ...
Discourse on Bennett-Marchand hit continues ahead of Game 4

Discourse on Bennett-Marchand hit continues ahead of Game 4

There will be a hockey game later tonight in Boston -- an important one for both sides as the Panthers lead the series 2-1. However, over the last 24 hours, the hockey world’s attention has been zeroed in on the Sam Bennett - Brad Marchand incident. For those who have been off the grid since ...
Next up from the Skyforce: who could be in NBA soon?

Next up from the Skyforce: who could be in NBA soon?

As I’ve stated numerous times, this Skyforce team had a ton of talent. The Skyforce had 5 players get NBA call-ups, but that is not all the talent they had. There are 2 players that I believe are next in line for the NBA. For today’s installment of the Skyforce season review, we will look ...
'None of that will matter once the puck drops tonight': Panthers mindful of success in Boston, but aren't living in the past

‘None of that will matter once the puck drops tonight’: Panthers mindful of success in Boston, but aren’t living in the past

It’s going to be hard to follow up the entertainment value that was seen on Wednesday night in Sunrise.  Game 2 was about as fun as you can have if you were a neutral, or fan of the home team.  148 penalty minutes -- 12 of those being game misconducts -- seven goals, Brandon Montour ...
Panthers tie series, score six on Bruins in Game 2

Panthers tie series, score six on Bruins in Game 2

SUNRISE -- After losing 5-1 at home in Game 1, The Florida Panthers quickly bounced back on Wednesday night, defeating the Boston Bruins 6-1 at Amerant Bank Arena.  The series now stands at 1-1, with the Bruins hosting the next two games at the TD Garden in Boston.   In the first period, the Panthers looked ...
Panthers - Bruins: Sam Bennett to miss Game 2 vs. Boston

Panthers – Bruins: Sam Bennett to miss Game 2 vs. Boston

After a disappointing 5-1 loss in Game 1, the Florida Panthers will try and even up the series later tonight in Sunrise.  The Panthers aren’t strangers when it comes to facing an early series deficit. In the first round last year, they lost Game 1 to the Bruins before winning Game 2, 6-3. They’ll need ...
From South Beach to Slam Dunks: The Impact of Online Sports Betting on NBA Fandom in South Florida

From South Beach to Slam Dunks: The Impact of Online Sports Betting on NBA Fandom in South Florida

The convergence of sports and technology has given rise to a new era of fandom, particularly in regions with a fervent sports culture like South Florida. The National Basketball Association (NBA), with its star-studded teams and high-energy games, has long captivated audiences worldwide. However, the emergence of online sports betting platforms has added a new ...
Why Online Betting Will Be a Success in Maryland For The State and The Players

Why Online Betting Will Be a Success in Maryland For The State and The Players

The Maryland betting market is anticipated to be extensive when launched. It is famous for the Baltimore Ravens, which have shown outstanding performance in the NFL. In addition, it is home for all those sports enthusiasts that enjoy fantasy sports games. They will check sites like BetbuddyMD to check the available betting options.  Maryland and ...
Bruins take Game 1 on road, defeat Panthers 5-1

Bruins take Game 1 on road, defeat Panthers 5-1

SUNRISE -- Just two days off their Game 7 overtime win, the Boston Bruins opened up the second round with a 5-1 road victory over the Florida Panthers, Monday night in South Florida.  Boston takes a 1-0 series lead against Florida lead for the second consecutive postseason. The first goal of the game didn't come ...
'All the bruises are gone and we feel pretty strong': Panthers fresh and ready for second-round series against Bruins

‘All the bruises are gone and we feel pretty strong’: Panthers fresh and ready for second-round series against Bruins

FORT LAUDERDALE -- It's been a week since the Panthers finished off the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games to move onto the second round.  Wrapping up their series early, the Panthers have been out of game action for six days, but have kept themselves busy with a few team skates as they awaited the ...