Around the 'Net: Panthers vs Islanders Updated First Round Playoff Headlines

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Welcome back to the postseason, Panthers fans! We'll keep you in the know with the latest stories & articles from around the web that relate to this series vs the Islanders in general and the Cats in particular.

Comments are closed, as this would only provide an outlet for confusion down the line.

Links will be listed by the order in which we locate them - most recent finds at the top - so a few may be older than a couple of hours but still relevant to the topic at hand.

We'll be updating with fresh links regularly, so do bookmark this page for the latest on Florida's first round series. Also be sure to stop by our SB Nation sister site Lighthouse Hockey for the very best in Isles coverage. As well, LBC does indeed have a Facebook Page right here for all of the goodies we can't fit on the mother ship (of course you're likely already aware of the Twitter thing).

Awright Cats, let's do this.



April 24 - Game Six (Series: 3-2 NYI)

  • Islanders know series-clinching win vs Panthers won't come easy (Newsday)
  • Gameday 6 Bits: Isles know task to clinch still daunting (LHH)
  • Let them throw rats...on the ice (Video/ESPN)
  • Game 6 preview: Panthers at Islanders, 7 p.m. (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Islanders' power play making the difference against Panthers (TSS)
  • Panthers in must-win mode as Islanders try to clinch series (CBS4)
  • Panthers' backs against the wall as Islanders ready to move on (Miami Herald)/

April 23 - Saturday

  • Panthers vs Islanders: Keys to Game 6 victory (TSS)
  • Other than hats, NHL commish strongly discourages items thrown to ice (ESPN)
  • Bjugstad day-to-day with head injury, doesn't travel with team (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Bjugstad not on flight to New York (GR/Twitter)
  • Panthers need Jagr to bust out of his goal-scoring drought (Miami Herald)
  • Isles need double OT to beat Panthers in Game 5 (SI)
  • Petrovic makes beautiful cross-ice pass to set up Barkov (THN)
  • Marathon ends in heartbreak for Panthers (LBC)
  • Heartbreak in double OT for Panthers as Islanders win Game 5 (Miami Herald)
  • Islanders power-play goal sinks Panthers in 2OT (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Bjugstad busted open on nasty fall into boards (Puck Daddy)
  • Isles take series lead on Quine's double overtime goal (LHH)
  • Islanders get winner from Quine in second OT, take 3-2 series lead (Newsday)
  • Panthers had their chances but Islanders produce in 2OT thriller (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Sunday's Game 6 start time and television info (Panthers)

April 22 - Game Five (Series: 2-2)

  • The Florida Panthers' West Point Connection (Vice Sports)
  • Panthers Playoff Extra: Game 5 (Miami Herald)
  • Return of Vincent Trocheck could be key for Panthers (Sportsnet)
  • Panthers' Trocheck a game-time decision for Game 5 (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Draft prospect Luce's bloodlines won't flow to Florida (THN)
  • Islanders GameDay 5 News (LHH)
  • GameDay Caterwaul: Panthers vs Islanders Open Forum (LBC)
    Panthers come home, ready to take control of series for once (Miami Herald)/

April 21 - Thursday

  • Young Panthers, and their veteran leader, are on the ascent (NY Times)
  • Islanders great Denis Potvin hit by beer during Panthers broadcast (CBS Sports)
  • Panthers getting the job done thanks to their lesser lights (THN)
  • Statistically Speaking: Changes in net pay off (TSN)
  • Panthers grind out 2-1 win over Islanders (LBC)
  • Islanders flat in 2-1 Game 4 loss (LHH)
  • Luongo leads Panthers in must-win Game 4 (ESPN)
  • Petrovic scores GWG to lift Panthers to 2-1 victory over Isles (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Islanders edged by Panthers 2-1 as series heads back to Florida (NY Daily News)
  • Panthers edge Islanders 2-1 in Game 4 (Miami Herald)
  • Petrovic, Panthers top Islanders in Game 4 (Panthers)
  • Jagr doesn't care about milestones, only the Cup (Puck Daddy)

April 20 - Game Four (Series: 2-1 NYI)

  • Cifu on Panthers: "Young guys don't seem rattled at all" (CBS4)
  • Panthers vs Islanders 2016 Live Stream: TV schedule and how to watch (SB Nation)
  • In analytics age, Panthers still place high premium on 'glue guys' (The Star)
  • Islanders GameDay News: The latest most important game of the series (LHH)
  • GameDay Caterwaul: Panthers at Islanders Open Forum (LBC)
  • The fun Florida Panthers are the NHL's surprise package (The Guardian)
  • Panthers coach Gallant planning a few surprises for Game 4 lineup (Sun-Sentinel)

April 19 - Tuesday

  • Smith delivers on promise as Panthers' top scorers struggle (CBC)
  • Isles try to break 14-year stretch without back-to-back playoff wins (Newsday)
  • Preview: Florida Panthers at New York Islanders, Game 4 (CBS Sports)
  • Panthers' revelation causing all kinds of headaches for Islanders (NY Post)
  • Luck and timing working out for Islanders' Thomas Greiss (Sportsnet)
  • Fear & Loathing in Playoffs: Isles email therapy returns for Panthers series (LHH)
  • Islanders vs Panthers: Keys to Game Four (Today's Slapshot)
  • The Skinny: Reilly Smith's place in history (NYI Skinny)
  • Gallant believes Panthers will bounce back in Game 4 (NHL)
  • Cats & Coffee: Panthers look to even up series (Panthers)
  • Further Review: Isles' Game 3 winner came down to one Panthers mistake (SB Nation)

April 18 - Monday

  • Challenge system takes centre stage in NHL playoffs (Toronto Globe)
  • Resilient Panthers must protect leads better as series vs Islanders continues (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Hottest Players of the Week: Smith sizzling early on (Sportsnet)
  • Panthers take needed day off as crucial Game 4 against Islanders looms (Miami Herald)
  • NHL Legend Jagr heckles teammate during interview (NBC6)
  • The search for the perfect playoff format (TSN)
  • Coach's Corner: Campbell, not Jagr, to blame for Hickey OT goal (Sportsnet)
  • NHL offside coach's challenges must die (Puck Daddy)
  • Islanders rally to topple Panthers 4-3 in overtime (LBC)
  • Rapid Reaction: Islanders 4, Panthers 3 (Burnside/ESPN)
  • Second line for Panthers clicking once more (Miami Herald)
  • Coach's Challenge turning point for Islanders in Game 3 win (Puck Daddy)
  • Hickey is Game 3 overtime hero (LHH)
  • Panthers trail series 2-1 after Game 3 overtime loss to Islanders (Miami Herald)
  • Hickey scores winner to lift Islanders past Panthers (NY Daily News)
  • Isles' Hickey scores OT game-winner to hand Panthers 4-3 loss (Sun-Sentinel)

April 17 - Game Three (Series: 1-1)

  • W2W4: Panthers at Islanders, Game 3 (ESPN)
  • Luongo deflects criticism, absorbs pucks in Game 2 (Sportsnet)
  • Heading back to Brooklyn, what we learned in Sunrise (Islanders Point Blank)
  • Smith running out of celebrations, Luongo bounces back (Panthers)
  • Expect long series from Panthers, Islanders (NHL)
  • Thumbs up to Lehtonen and Jones, down to rats (TSN)
  • Panthers hit the road for a Homecoming Game (NY Times)
  • 'Newfie school': Purcell on the unique phrases of his homeland (video/FOX Sports)
  • Isles return home to Barclays seeking Coliseum-esque atmosphere (NY Daily News)
  • Panthers sign Lammikko to ELC; make roster moves (LBC)
  • Islanders GameDay News: Barclays Center Playoff Debut (LHH)
  • Panthers' red-hot second line not skipping a beat with Bjugstad at center (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Luongo saves day, and maybe series and season, for Panthers (Miami Herald)/

NOTE: Donny here; I took ill in the middle of last week, hence the lack of updates. Back on the horse now & moving forward :)

April 14 - Game One

  • Heat or Panthers going deeper in playoffs? (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Catch up on last night's playoff action (SB Nation)
  • Panthers/Isles Game One Preview: Can fourth line make the difference? (LHH)
  • Panthers' 2016 Playoff Run: Everything You Need to Know (New Times)
  • Three Questions with Lighthouse Hockey (LBC)
  • In 2016 playoffs, Panthers want to 'go to the end' (Miami Herald)/

April 13 - Wednesday

  • Rats! A Panthers playoff etiquette guide (Miami Herald)
  • Panthers grow playoff beards for charity (Local 10)
  • Stanley Cup Playoffs: Puck Daddy Picks the champions (Puck Daddy)
  • Sportsnet NHL Insiders reveal Stanley Cup Playoffs picks (Sportsnet)
  • Bracket Showdown: Advanced Stats vs the Eye Test (THN)
  • Statistically Speaking: 77 things on the playoffs (TSN)
  • Luongo, Staal, Kessel among players who'll feel playoff heat (ESPN)
  • How this Loxahatchee woman made it into Sports Illustrated (Palm Beach Post)
  • Islanders and Panthers are foes with a common history (Newsday)
  • Unlike 1996, Panthers of today built for the long haul (Miami Herald)
  • South Florida's Ice Age (video/Sun-Sentinel)
  • 7 Things To Know As You Jump On The Panthers Bandwagon (
  • Rental players who could help their teams to the Stanley Cup (Toronto Sun)
  • Getting analytical to break down Panthers - Islanders series (LBC)
  • Panthers' Year of the Rat ended in an Avalanche of goodwill (Miami Herald)
  • Panthers announce official watch parties for Games 3 & 4 (Panthers)
  • No Canada? No problem. Let the drama unfold (Sportsnet)
  • Year of the Rat vs Spacey in Space: Comparing Panthers of 1996 & 2016 (Miami Herald)/

April 12 - Tuesday

  • First Round Preview: Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders (THN)
  • Which NHL team are you adopting for the playoffs? (TSN)
  • Panthers exceed expectations in NHL Power Rankings (TSN)
  • Can Panthers take up-for-grabs Eastern Conference? (Toronto Sun)
  • The Panthers take center stage (oh, and it's time to meet them) (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Jaroslav Halak likely out for NY Islanders' opening round (Puck Daddy)
  • Panthers rested and ready for Round 1 matchup with Islanders (Panthers)
  • Critics of Panthers' Fanbase About To Get A Reality Check (HockeyBuzz)
  • Torrey admits to 'strange emotions' when teams face off in playoffs (NY Daily News)
  • Stars aligning for Panthers & Capitals in 'wide open' Eastern Conference (National Post)
  • For young Panthers, 1st postseason obstacle is the playoff beard (FOX Sports)
  • Isles 2016 Playoffs: Torrey, Cappy vs Vigneault, Betting Odds (LHH)
  • Roundtable: First round NHL playoff predictions (LBC)
  • 30 Thoughts: Picking NHL award winners (Sportsnet)
  • Panthers Playoff Extra: Vol. II (Miami Herald)
  • Panthers' splendid season certainly no fluke (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Panthers' ownership key to run of success (Miami Herald)
  • Capitals are the beast of the East - but no one's perfect (Washington Post)
  • The NHL playoffs through an analytical lens (TSN)
  • A bandwagon fan's guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams (Sportsnet)
  • FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports Sun release local Game 1 broadcast schedule (FSF)
  • Islanders' Hamonic working hard to make Game 1 (Newsday)
  • Why linked Isles and Panthers both got face-off they wanted (NY Post)/

April 11 - Monday

  • TV ratings were up a bit - well, in a huge way - on FOX Sports Florida this year (FSF)
  • Finishing Touch: Isles' Tavares named NHL First Star of the week (LHH)
  • With playoffs here, how to become an overnight Panthers fan (Sun-Sentinel)
  • Scouting the enemy: Islanders forwards (LBC)
  • Panthers' greatest regular season filled with mostly highs, few lows (photos/Sun-Sentinel)
  • Panthers vs Islanders preview video (Rosen/
  • A well-dressed creature here. (Twitter)
  • NHL Playoff Picks: slow starters, fast finishers (TSN)
  • Playoff trends: Who's hot, who's not as NHL post-season begins (The Hockey News)
  • GM Tallon's blueprint for Panthers' success right on schedule (Sun-Sentinel)
  • No Canadian teams in NHL playoffs? Then cheer for the Florida Panthers (Toronto Star)
  • Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Panthers vs Islanders (Sportsnet)
  • First-round preview: Panthers vs Islanders (ESPN)
  • Florida Panthers have plenty of playoff experience but a lot of postseason rookies (Miami Herald)