The View from Florida


George Richards: TWO ON, ONE OFF COST PANTHERS: Kings score four in second, top Florida 5-2 in Los Angeles … Rocco Grimaldi does double duty for Rampage, Panthers … Willie Mitchell gets his ring

“Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter and captain Dustin Brown presented Mitchell with his ring and he was honored with a short video montage during the first period.”


Harvey Fialkov: Kings stave off late-charging Panthers 5-2

“The Panthers had been one of two teams in tne NHL, along with the Penguins, to enter the game with just one regulation road loss.”

Harvey Fialkov: Rocco Grimaldi yanked from AHL game when Barkov falls ill

“Grimaldi had three shots on net when he was pulled from the game to fly to Los Angeles. The Panthers were checked the NHL rulebook to make sure Grimaldi was allowed to play in two games on the same day.”

Harvey Fialkov: Los Angeles holds special place in Gudbranson’s heart

“The Panthers have lost five in a row in Staples Center, with their last win coming in Los Angeles on Nov. 27, 2002.”


Todd Little: Kings use power play, big second period to topple Panthers

“Tough night for Florida. The Cats outplayed the Kings in the first but the offense couldn’t finish to give Luongo a lead to work with.”

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