Yandle retires from NHL, holds consecutive games played record at 989

Keith Yandlewho set the NHL record for consecutive games played last season, announced his retirement Tuesday after 16 seasons. “The last year it’s one of those things I’ve been thinking about,” Yandle said on the “Spittin’ Chiclets” podcast. “When that’s all you know in your life, to call it quits on it, to call it … Read more

Preseason Game Day: Preds vs. Panthers (x2) Preview

The Predators will get their first taste of game action ahead of the 2022-23 season with not one, but two exhibition games against the Florida Panthers Monday at Bridgestone Arena. The contests, set for 3 pm and 7 pm CT, continue the annual tradition of preseason doubleheaders between the Preds and Panthers dating back to … Read more

Q&A: Lundell feels ‘a lot different’ heading into second NHL season

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – The transition to the NHL is never an easy one. That being said, Paul Maurice believes Anton Lundell off to a great start. “He’s an exceptionally bright young man,” the Florida Panthers head coach said. “I’m very excited about where he can get to. He’s a good pro. The hardest thing … Read more

After 16 seasons, defenseman Keith Yandle retires as NHL’s all-time leader in consecutive games

Veteran defenseman Keith Yandle said Tuesday he is retiring after 16 seasons in the NHL. Yandle became the NHL’s all-time Iron Man last season, extending his consecutive-game streak to 989 before the Philadelphia Flyers scratched him late in the year. The 36-year-old blueliner also played for Arizona Coyotes, New York Rangers and Florida Panthers. “The … Read more

Preds Rookies Force Overtime, Fall to Hurricanes 5-4 at Prospect Showcase

The Nashville Predators rookies erased a two-goal deficit with less than a minute remaining to force overtime, but ultimately fell to the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 in their second outing of the Prospect Showcase. “It took a lot of grit for the guys to be able to stay in there and get two goals with the … Read more

NHL Burning Questions: Florida Panthers

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports This is the newest file in THN.com’s continuing “Three Burning Questions” feature. In this series, we identify three notable questions for every NHL team prior to the start of the 2022-23 regular season. Today, we’re asking Three Burning Questions about the Florida Panthers. THREE BURNING QUESTIONS FOR THE PANTHERS IN 2022-23: … Read more

Color of Hockey: LATAM Cup, again hosted by Panthers, continues to grow

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog since 2012. Douglas joined NHL.com in 2019 and writes about people of color in the sport. Today, he profiles the 2022 Amerigol LATAM Cup tournament, to be played Wednesday through Sunday at the Florida Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs, Florida. Juan de Dios Singer doesn’t … Read more

Markstrom talks Huberdeau trade, Flames improvement in Q&A with NHL.com

PARIS — Jacob Markstrom‘s emotions bounced like a puck on bad ice for nearly two months after the Calgary Flames lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the Battle of Alberta and were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Flames goalie had to get over the initial low of allowing 24 goals against the Oilers … Read more

Eric Staal excited for chance to be ‘piece of the puzzle’ with Panthers

EDINA, Minn. — Eric Staal is looking for an opportunity to prove he can still be a valuable asset in the NHL. A professional tryout during training camp with the Florida Panthers is the first step. “It’s a great squad down there, a lot of really great players,” Staal said Wednesday after playing in a … Read more

Benning is looking to continue his family’s NHL legacy with the Panthers

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Michael Benning’s quest to extend his family’s NHL legacy continues to move full speed ahead. The 20-year-old defenseman, who was selected by the Florida Panthers in the fourth round (No. 95) of the 2020 NHL Draft, is coming off an impressive sophomore season at the University of Denver that ended with … Read more