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Panthers' Eetu Luostarinen: Good to go
Luostarinen (undisclosed) will be available for the next round of the playoffs, Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site reports.
Luostarinen didn't play in the third period of Wednesday's series-clinching win against Carolina in Game 4 following a shot block. He has accounted for five points, 14 shots on goal and 37 hits over 16 contests this postseason.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Makes 36 saves in victory
Bobrovsky kicked out 36 of 39 shots in a 4-3 victory over Carolina in Game 4 on Wednesday.
For the fourth straight contest, the Hurricanes outshot Florida, but Bobrovsky stopped 168 of 174 shots during the series to help the Panthers sweep Carolina. He's up to 11-2 with a 2.21 GAA and a .935 save percentage in 14 playoff appearances this year. Given how Bobrovsky's done in the postseason, it's safe to assume he'll be in net for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Ryan Lomberg: Nets first goal of playoffs
Lomberg found the back of the net in a 4-3 victory over Carolina in Game 4 on Wednesday.
Lomberg, who was playing in his eighth game of the 2023 playoffs, provided his first goal and first point of the postseason. The marker came midway through the second period to put the Panthers up 3-2. Lomberg is serving primarily in a fourth-line role and logged just 9:58 of ice time Wednesday, so he shouldn't be counted on to make regular offensive contributions.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk: Leads Florida to Stanley Cup Finals
Tkachuk supplied two power-play goals in Florida's 4-3 victory over Carolina in Game 4 on Wednesday.
Tkachuk found the back of the net midway through the first period to give Florida a 2-0 edge. Carolina was able to rally back, but Tkachuk scored again with just five seconds left in the third frame to win the game and complete the series sweep. The 25-year-old has been a huge part of the Panthers' postseason success, providing nine goals and 21 points in 16 outings. He's also on a four-game scoring streak going into the Stanley Cup Finals.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Provides two assists Wednesday
Barkov (lower body) notched two assists in Florida's 4-3 victory over Carolina in Game 4 on Wednesday.
Barkov was initially questionable after he left Monday's victory over the Hurricanes in the first period, but he ended up being leaned on heavily Wednesday with 22:15 of ice time. The 27-year-old's second helper was the primary assist on Matthew Tkachuk's series-winning goal late in the third period. Barkov is up to four goals and 14 points in 16 playoff outings this year. Florida has eliminated Carolina from the playoffs, so he might get a short breather before the Panthers face either Vegas or Dallas in the Stanley Cup Finals.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Anthony Duclair: Scores goal Wednesday
Duclair contributed a goal in a 4-3 victory over Carolina in Game 4 on Wednesday.
Duclair opened the scoring just 41 seconds into the contest to provide the Panthers with the early lead. The marker snapped his five-game goal slump. Duclair's up to three goals and nine points in 15 playoff appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Eetu Luostarinen: Sustains injury in Game 4
Luostarinen (undisclosed) did not finish Wednesday's Game 4 versus the Hurricanes, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Luostarinen logged 7:32 of ice time before departing the contest in the second period. The nature of his injury is unknown at this time, and it's unclear if it will affect his availability for the Stanley Cup Finals.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: In goal for Game 4
Bobrovsky will guard the home goal in Wednesday's Game 4 versus the Hurricanes, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Bobrovsky will be looking to close out the Eastern Conference Finals in a sweep, which would be his fifth straight win. He's allowed just five goals over his previous four contests, posting a 0.89 GAA and a .973 save percentage in that span.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Set to play Wednesday
Barkov (lower body) will play in Game 4 against Carolina on Wednesday, David Dwork of Local 10 Miami reports.
Barkov left Monday's win over the Hurricanes in the first period, but he was able to participate in Wednesday's morning skate. He's been an important part of the Panthers' playoff success, providing four goals and 12 points in 15 postseason outings this year. Barkov is projected to skate on the top line alongside Carter Verhaeghe and Anthony Duclair in Game 4.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Aleksander Barkov: Could play in Game 4
Barkov (lower body) may be good to go for Game 4 against Carolina on Wednesday.
Coach Paul Maurice said Tuesday that the outlook for Barkov is "optimistic" ahead of Game 4. The 27-year-old Barkov left Monday's 1-0 win over the Hurricanes after logging just 3:51 of ice time. He has notched four goals and 12 points in 15 contests this postseason.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Posts 32-save shutout in Game 3
Bobrovsky stopped all 32 shots he faced in Florida's 1-0 victory over Carolina in Game 3 on Monday.
Bobrovsky has pushed the Panthers to a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals by saving an incredible 132 of 135 shots over that stretch. That's pushed him up to 10-2 with a 2.15 GAA and a .935 save percentage in 13 playoff outings this year. It's increasingly looking like Bobrovsky will be the favorite to claim the Conn Smythe Trophy if the Panthers are able to pull through and win the Stanley Cup. Bobrovsky and Florida still have work ahead though, which will continue Wednesday when the Panthers attempt to complete their sweep of Carolina.... See More ... See Less
Panthers' Sam Reinhart: Nets game-winning goal Monday
Reinhart found the back of the net in a 1-0 victory over Carolina in Game 3 on Monday.
Reinhart's marker came on the power play midway through the second period, and it ended up being all the support Sergei Bobrovsky needed. The 27-year-old forward has seven goals and 10 points in 15 playoff contests this year, including four points with the man advantage. Reinhart was held off the scoresheet between Game 7 of the second round and Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but that two-game mini-slump is his longest drought of the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|GF AVG||GA AVG||Power Play|
|S. Knight G Spencer Knight G||Personal|
|P. Hornqvist RW Patric Hornqvist RW||Concussion|