Roberto Luongo G FLA 13 Days

Luongo will be in the net Saturday against the Devils, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

After the Panthers turned in a credible outing against the Lightning in the season opener before ultimately falling in overtime, coach Gerard Gallant will stick with the same lineup -- including Luongo in goal. If the Panthers can avoid the penalties that resulted in three Lightning power-play tallies Thursday, Luongo's odds of escaping with a win over the Devils should increase considerably.

Roberto Luongo G FLA 14 Days

Luongo stopped 29 of 32 in Thursday's season-opening overtime loss to the Lightning.

As has been fairly normal since Luongo returned to Florida via trade last year, he played well, but the result was not in his favor. Expect strong ratios from the veteran netminder, but the youthful Panthers probably aren't quite ready to give him the kind of support he deserves, particularly on the penalty kill -- all three Tampa goals came on the power play. Nonetheless, Luongo will almost certainly be in goal again Saturday against the visiting Devils.

Roberto Luongo G FLA 15 Days

Luongo will be the starting goaltender in Thursday's season opener against the Lightning, Panthers play-by-play announcer Steve Goldstein reports.

As the Panthers' primary goaltender, Luongo will unsurprisingly get the start in the Panthers' first game of the season. What is a bit of a shocker, however, is that he will be taking on the Lightning for the first time since Feb. 9, 2010.

Roberto Luongo G FLA 24 Days

Luongo allowed one goal on 18 shots while working two periods in Saturday's exhibition loss to the Predators.

The lone goal Luongo allowed was somewhat fluky, as the goalie's skate got caught on his uniform to prevent him from blocking the shot with his foot. All in all, Luongo was sharp in his first preseason tune-up. He'll be locked in for a large workload as the Panthers' No. 1 netminder this season.

Roberto Luongo G FLA 4 Months

Roberto Luongo will make his return to Vancouver on January 8.

Luongo was dealt from the Canucks to the Panthers on March 4 and this will be his first appearance in Vancouver since the deal. It should be interesting to see how much, if any, booing will occur.

Roberto Luongo G FLA 4 Months

It looks as if Gerrard Gallant will be the Florida Panthers' next head coach.

At least that's according to Sportsnet's Doug MacLean, who said he had not doubt about Gallant's appointment. Reports have Gallant, who was an assistant coach with the Cats' AHL affiliate during the 1999-2000 season, being named as Florida's bench boss in a news conference Monday. Gallant served as the Canadiens' assistant coach this past season and has been a head coach in the NHL with the Blue Jackets.

Roberto Luongo G FLA 4 Months

The Florida Panthers are expected to name their next head coach before the draft.

As previously mentioned, Panthers GM Dale Tallon has reportedly narrowed the list of candidates to five people. It's believed that former Penguin coach Dan Bylsma, as well as veteran bench bosses Ron Wilson and Marc Crawford are in the running.

Roberto Luongo G FLA 4 Months

The Panthers have apparently narrowed the field to five for their coaching vacancy.

Former Penguin coach Dan Bylsma seems to be the favourite for the Cats' head coaching job but Ron Wilson, Marc Crawford, Gerard Gallant and Bill Peters also are in the running. Look for a decision to be made by GM Dale Tallon no later than this coming Monday.

Roberto Luongo G FLA 5 Months

The Florida Panthers have reportedly fired 30 employees with the majority of those being from the team's sales staff.

The Florida Panthers have been losing millions annually and ranked 29th in average attendance in 2013-14, so it's not surprising that the ownership wanted to shake things up. Still, the team's attendance isn't likely to get much better unless the on-ice product starts to improve. Florida has only made the playoffs once since 2000.

Roberto Luongo G FLA 5 Months

You can Red Wing Assistant Coach Bill Peters to the growing list of candidates for the Panthers' head coaching position.

Florida GM Tale Tallon has been talking to quite a number of inidividuals to fill the Cats' bench boss position. Other candidates besides Peters include, Canadiens' assistant Gerard Gallant, Tom Renney and Marc Crawford. Tallon hopes to have the vacancy filled in the next few weeks and before the NHL entry draft.