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FITZPATRICK MAKES THE SAVE, 1993
Mark Fitzpatrick made a save during the first month of Panthers hockey in October 1993. Fitzpatrick started in goal for the first time on Oct. 19 (a 2-2 tie with the LA Kings) and went on to provide c ...
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BEEZER WITHOUT THE HELMET
The Panthers really wanted John Vanbiesbrouck, and “Beezer” didn’t disappoint. During the 1993 NHL Expansion Draft, the Panthers snagged Vanbiesbrouck in the first overall pick. Vanbiesbrouck would be ...
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BATTLE-TESTED GOALIE SKATES
The goalie who laced up these skates was in the thick of game action, as evidenced by their scuff marks and wear.
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ROBERTO LUONGO LEG PADS, 2010s
Roberto Luongo crowded the cage while wearing these leg pads during the 2014-2015 season. He recorded 28 wins that season, contributing to his eventual 230 wins for the Panthers.
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ROBERTO LUONGO BLOCKER & GLOVE, 2010s
Roberto Luongo was a formidable obstacle even before he put on his gear. Add his blocker and glove and the goalie became a brick wall. Luongo made 16,086 saves during his Panthers career, so it stands ...
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LUONGO STOPS A SHOT, 2018
Roberto Luongo made 31 saves in a 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 28, 2018. The longtime goaltender is first on the franchise’s all-time saves list with over 15,000, more than double that ...
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BROKEN GOALIE STICK, 2010s
Goalies can’t go easy on their equipment. Pads, helmets, gloves and especially sticks have to be able to stop and redirect 100 mph slapshots. If you look at the close-ups, you’ll see a big crack where ...
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TREVOR KIDD’S BROKEN STICK, 2000s
When slapshots come at the goalie at 100 mph, not to mention an extremely large winger or two, he has to use all his tools to stop the momentum. Trevor Kidd’s wooden goalie stick absorbed quite a blow ...
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VANBIESBROUCK ON EARLY-SEASON PUB COVER
John Vanbiesbrouck earned an early-season home win the night he was featured on this cover of Breakaway, as the Panthers prevailed over the Islanders, 5-2.
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RIGHT-HANDED GOALIE STICK FOR UNKNOWN GOALIE
So whose stick do we think this was? One left-catching Panthers goalie used it hard, based on the scuff marks. Unfortunately, black ink has obscured a now-illegible name on the shaft. Could it have be ...
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