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PARTING SHOT
In honor of the team’s final home game at Miami Arena, three original Cats said thank you to the fans who had supported the team through its first five years. These guys knew that the Panthers faithfu ...
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WEEKES BRINGS THE SUNSHINE TO THE ICE
This 1998 Kevin Weekes mask made it clear whose net he defended. With a panther surrounded by sunshine and palm trees, plus a full outline of the Sunshine State, can you name a mask that did a better ...
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POSTER OF SIX TRUE PANTHERS ORIGINALS, 1998
With the final home game at Miami Arena at the end of the 1997-1998 season, six players from the inaugural season still remained Panthers. Those players helped shape the budding franchise, contributin ...
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ROB NIEDERMAYER FIGURINE, 1998
Rob Niedermayer was the first Panthers pick in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, and he established himself as a top player during eight seasons in South Florida.
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LAST TICKET FROM MIAMI ARENA, 1998
In 1998, the Panthers played their last game at Miami Arena before moving to their new facility (now called BB&T Center) in Sunrise, Florida. The Miami Arena was the first Panthers home and the site o ...
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1st TICKET FOR NEW CATS HOME, 1998
The Panthers opened their new arena in 1998 with an exhibition game against the Boston Bruins. At the time the new arena, now called BB&T Center, was named the National Car Rental Center.
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1st REGULAR SEASON TICKET IN NEW ARENA, 1998
In their first regular-season game at the National Car Rental Center (now BB&T Center), the Panthers defeated their cross-state rivals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, by a score of 4-1. Viktor Kozlov and Ma ...
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VIKTOR KOZLOV’S MODIFIED SKATES, 1997-1998
Viktor Kozlov’s skates from his first season with the Panthers (1997-1998) show signs of game use and TLC. They’re scuffed and frayed and an equipment manager added stitching to the sides. In the 1990 ...
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1998 OLYMPIAN PANTHERS ON PUB COVER
Three Panthers — John Vanbiesbrouck, Robert Svehla and Esa Tikkanen — represented their respective countries at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Tikkanen’s Finnish team ended up winning the bronze medal that ...
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PANTHERS PUB SALUTES DINO’s 600 GOALS
On February 3, 1998, future Hall-of-Famer Dino Ciccarelli scored his 600th career goal in a 1-1 tie against the Detroit Red Wings at home. A month later, the Panthers featured him on the cover of Brea ...
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