The Florida Panthers are a professional ice hockey team based in Sunrise, Florida, in the Miami metropolitan area.
They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). They play their games at the BB&T Center in Sunrise and are the southernmost team in the NHL. They made one trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1996, getting swept by the Colorado Avalanche in four games.
The team advanced to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in twelve years in 2012, but were eliminated in 7 games by the eventual Eastern Conference champions, the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
In the 2013-2014 season, the Panthers failed to gain any momentum and finished 29th out of 30 teams. The team fired head coach Kevin Dineen and replaced him with Peter Horachek.At the trade deadline, the Panthers reacquired Roberto Luongo from the Vancouver Canucks. The Panthers would relieve Horachek of his duties at the end of the season, replacing him with former Columbus Blue Jackets head coach, Gerard Gallant. The team also received the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, and used it to select Barrie Colts defenseman Aaron Ekblad.
In the 2014-15 season, the Panthers set a team record for the lowest attendance at a home opener on October 12, 2014, with 11,419 fans in attendance against the New Jersey Devils. The next game against the Ottawa Senators marked the team's lowest attendance ever, with only 7,311 fans at the event.
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