The best way to spend a weekend night
Red wings rule
I didn’t go for the panthers but the games are great and the always have cool half time shows
Great game. Terrible entertainment
The Panthers game was a good one but they showed the same 10 fans on the board the ENTIRE game. No fun memes or videos or games between plays. Super boring.
NHL hockey is always good and this game was no exception. But I’ve been to several NHL games in different cities and i must say that i’m a little disappointed about the things outside the actual game. Home opening game but half empty arena and the introduction was pretty much the same as a mid season game. The arena is very nice though, it’s a lot of space, short lines and good parking.
1st time NHL
Great experience with great athmosphere and good Food selections
Even though I am a bruins fan most everyone is really nice. The venue is great and so is parking. Event staff are extremely nice and helpful
I am from Illinois and the cost to see a hockey game is so expensive that no normal family can go for under 400 dollars. Great arena, great pricing, great time.
What a game!!
Awesome game in a great venue. Will be back next season.
Beautiful evening with many action, goals and a lot of fun for young and old.
Bruins @ Panthers
The Panthers played fantastic, especially James Reimer. Shutdown the Big Bad Bruins 3-0 Thanks to all the Crew. Food and Service was great.
Florida Panthers at BB&T Center
The Florida Panthers celebrate their 25th season in the NHL at BB&T Center, after an exceptionally strong finish to the 2017-18 season. They went 25-8-3 after the All-Star break, earning the most wins the league following the break. Second-year head coach Bob Boughner will aim to take that momentum into the new season.
The Panthers kick off their home slate Oct. 11 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Florida Panthers 2018-19 Season
Florida's strong finish was powered by Aleksander Barkov and Vincent Trocheck, the first Panthers duo with at least 75 points in a season. But their record of 44-30-8 (with a team-record 27 of those wins coming at home) left them one agonizing point short of a Playoff berth.
Barkov will return and will be joined on the top line by Evgenii Dadonov and Nick Bjugstad. Trocheck also will return, along with Jonathan Huberdeau and cadre of top defensemen, including Aaron Ekblad, Keith Yandle, and Mike Matheson. The additions of forward Mike Hoffman and NCAA standout Henrik Borgstrom will further strengthen the Panthers offense, while the goaltending tandem of James Reimer and franchise cornerstone Roberto Luongo remains solid.
Plus, general manager Dale Tallon has some flexibility to add pieces to the Panthers' puzzle.
Florida Panthers History
Established in 1993, the Panthers soon proved to be a force in the Eastern Conference. In only their third year, the 1995-96 season, they rocketed into the Playoffs, led by their top scorers — Scott Mellanby and Rob Niedermayer — and the goaltending of John Vanbiesbrouck. They defeated the Boston Bruins (on Bill Lindsay's memorable series clincher) in the first round. Florida then upset the Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins to advance to the Stanley Cup® Finals. There, the Panthers were swept by a powerful Colorado Avalanche team.
In 1996-97, the team fizzled after a hot start and lost in the Playoffs to Wayne Gretzky and the New York Rangers. Three years later, and one year after moving into their new arena, the Panthers reached the Playoffs again behind a 94-point season from the NHL's leading goal scorer Pavel Bure, aka "The Russian Rocket." Even though the Panthers boasted two 70-point scorers in Ray Whitney and Viktor Kozlov playing alongside Bure, the Panthers again fell in the first round, this time to the eventual Stanley Cup® Champions, the New Jersey Devils.
More than a decade of struggles followed, until the 2011-12 season. Led by the balanced scoring attack of Tomas Fleischmann, Stephen Weiss, Kris Versteeg, Jason Garrison and Brian Campbell — the Panthers won the Southeast Division. Facing the Devils in the Playoffs, the Panthers took a 3-2 series lead, but New Jersey rallied in overtime in Game 6 and double overtime in Game 7 to advance.
The team's latest foray into the Playoffs came in 2015-16, when, after a franchise-record 12-game winning streak, the Jaromir Jagr-led Panthers won the Atlantic Division. Despite Florida's best regular season in franchise history, the New York Islanders upset them in the first round of the Playoffs.