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The Florida Panthers hope to get on track

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SUNRISE http://www.officialislanders.com/authentic-adidas-adam-pelech-jersey , Fla. — on Saturday night against the visiting Vancouver Canucks.The Panthers (0-1-1) have only played two games — some rivals have played as many as five — so there’s a l-o-n-g way to go. But even so, the Panthers know they came up one point short of the playoffs last season, and these October games count just as much as the ones in February.The Panthers also know that their Hall of Fame goalie, Roberto Luongo, is out with a knee injury, likely for a month, and a lot is riding on backup James Reimer, who gave up five goals in Thursday’s 5-4 home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.Article continues below ...“We win and lose as a team,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said when asked about Reimer. “There’s no talking about goalies or individual play.”Coaches generally don’t talk about goalies only when they’re not happy with the performance. It’s possible that Boughner will start third-string goalie Michael Hutchinson, who has played 102 NHL games and was recalled from the American Hockey League once Luongo was injured.Meanwhile, the Canucks (2-2-0) traveled to Tampa Bay and beat the Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night. The score was tied midway through the third period, when Brock Boeser scored the winner.Vancouver figures to start former Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom. However, it’s possible that Anders Nilsson, who made 33 saves to beat Tampa Bay in his first start of the year Anders Lee Jersey , gets the call in an effort to play the hot goalie.The Panthers will pay special attention to Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson, the fifth overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.Pettersson, who drives hard to the net, turns 20 next month, but scouts already rave about his “elite” playmaking ability and “exceptional” vision.Playing against men last season, he led the Swedish Hockey League with 56 points, scoring 24 goals and earning Rookie of the Year and Forward of the Year honors. He was also named the playoffs MVP, the first time the SHL has awarded that trophy unanimously.This season, Pettersson leads Vancouver with four goals, including one on Thursday that bounced off his chest.“Very lucky, but I’ll take it,” said Pettersson, who also leads Vancouver with seven points. “Every goal is worth one. It doesn’t matter how ugly or nice it is.”The Panthers wouldn’t mind scoring some hideous goals — as long as they get a win.Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov’s first line — with Evgenii Dadonov and Nick Bjugstad on the wings — is clicking. On Thursday, Dadonov had one goal and two assists Andrew Ladd Jersey , Barkov had one of each, and Bjugstad had one goal.“Daddy, Barky and Bjuggy were flying,” Boughner said.Barkov and Dadonov are each averaging four shots on goal per game this season, and Bjugstad had four on Thursday.Barkov, however, isn’t focused on the stats.“We scored a couple of goals, but we lost, so it doesn’t matter,” he said. “We’re playing really well in the offensive zone. But we need to learn how to block shots at the end — those small things that win games.”Florida’s power play is 0 of 7 in two games and has also allowed a short-handed goal.Meanwhile, Vancouver’s power play, which was the ninth-best unit in the NHL last season thanks in part to Bo Horvat’s lethal shot-making, has converted 26.7 percent of its chances so far this season. Horvat has two of Vancouver’s four power-play goals.Boughner is certainly wary of Canucks forwards such as Pettersson, Horvat Anthony Beauvillier Jersey , Boeser and Sven Baertschi.“Our special teams have to be better,” Boughner said. “It’s just a matter of execution and bearing down on our chances.” SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) Current and former NHL players laid sticks in front of a Humboldt Broncos jersey prior to a tribute country concert Friday night honoring the junior hockey team.A crowd of over 10,000 people gathered at SaskTel Centre to remember those killed in the April 6 bus crash, and chants of ”Go Broncos Go!” rang through the crowd shortly after Premier Scott Moe made a speech.Current NHL players such as Sean Monahan of the Calgary Flames and Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens were in attendance.The stars who performed at the show, like Juno award winner Brett Kissel, anticipated before they took the stage that it would be an emotional night.”When we play some of the fun songs we hope people have the most fun that they’ve ever had because they can, and because they should,” Kissel told a news conference shortly before the show began. ”When we play an emotional song tonight we hope if you want to cry, you want to let it out, the way that I might on stage, who knows, we’ll take it as it comes, song by song.”The Hunter Brothers from Saskatchewan sang the national anthem while Chad Brownlee played a rendition of Tom Cochrane’s ”Big League.” A video message from surviving Broncos player Brayden Camrud was played before the performances started along with a message from Chris Joseph Authentic Brock Nelson Jersey , whose son Jaxon died in the crash.The crowd also gave a section of first responders in attendance a standing ovation.Kissel, as well as fellow Juno winners Dallas Smith and Jess Moskaluke, played some of their biggest hits.On Thursday night, close to 50 current and former NHL players gave a standing ovation to families of the Broncos at a local hotel.Scott Thomas, whose son Evan died in the crash, didn’t expect to see such a big crowd.”You could see the pain in their faces, you could see the respect that they have for what we’re going through as parents, as hockey people,” Thomas said. ”There’s just a lot of emotion in the room.”Hall of Famer Mike Modano said being with the families of the Broncos on Thursday night was really hard.”I think that was the first time a lot of those families had been together since the accident,” he said. ”It was really heart wrenching to just kind of be there and put some names to the faces finally that we’ve heard about.”The Country Thunder Music Festival said money from the $65 concert tickets will be donated to the families.

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