2012–13 Florida Panthers season

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2012–13 Florida Panthers
Division 5th Southeast
Conference 15th Eastern
2012–13 record 15–27–6
Home record 8–11–5
Road record 7–16–1
Goals for 112
Goals against 171
Team information
General Manager Dale Tallon
Coach Kevin Dineen
Captain Ed Jovanovski
Alternate captains Brian Campbell
Stephen Weiss
Arena BB&T Center
Average attendance 16,991 (99.7%)[1]
(23 games)
Team leaders
Goals Tomas Kopecky (15)
Assists Tomas Fleischmann (23)
Points Tomas Fleischmann (35)
Penalties in minutes George Parros (57)
Plus/minus (+): Rheault, Selleck (0)
(−): Gudbranson, Kuba (-22 −22)
Wins Jacob Markstrom (8)
Goals against average Jacob Markstrom (3.23)
<2011–12 2013–14>

The 2012–13 Florida Panthers season was the 20th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 14, 1993.[2] The season was partially cancelled due to a labor dispute, which finally ended on Sunday, January 6, 2013. The 2012–13 campaign for the Panthers will now commence as a shortened, 48-game season, beginning January 19.[3] The shortened season will feature only intra-conference games.[3]

The Panthers have been eliminated from playoff contention, and will be absent from postseason play for the eleventh time in their last twelve seasons. Florida earned the least points of any NHL team in 2012–13 and finished with a 15–27–6 record, placing last in the Eastern Conference and 30th out of the 30 NHL teams.

Off-season[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

A preseason schedule was planned for late September and early October, but the lockout forced its cancellation. No pre-season will be held for the truncated, 48-game campaign beginning January 19.

Regular season[edit]

As of Thursday, October 4, the NHL has cancelled all games scheduled through Wednesday, October 24, causing the Panthers to lose their first five games of the season, with more cancelled games possible without a resolution to the dispute soon.[4] As of Friday, October 19, the Panthers have lost three additional games through November 1 due to the lockout. All November games were lost one week later on Friday, October 26, eliminating any possibility of a rearranged 82-game season and assuring that any season that does take place will be shortened. On November 23, two more weeks of hockey and six additional Panthers games were put on the chopping block, with all matchups through December 14 being cancelled. On December 11, after a week of negotiations broke off, all games through December 30 were axed. On December 20, 2012, following a further lack of negotiations during the lockout, all games through January 14 were cancelled.

On January 6, 2013, the lockout ended after a 16-hour negotiation session in an effort to salvage the season. A condensed season, of a length of 48 intra-conference games, will now be played.

The Panthers scored 109 goals (excluding three shootout-winning goals) over the lockout-shortened season of 48 games, tied for 30th overall with the Nashville Predators. They also allowed 170 goals (excluding one shootout goal), the most in the League, allowed the most power-play goals, with 39, and had the lowest penalty-kill percentage, at 74.17%.[5][6]

Standings[edit]

Southeast Division[7]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 57
2 Winnipeg Jets 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 51
3 Carolina Hurricanes 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 42
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 40
5 Florida Panthers 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 36
Eastern Conference[8]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins AT 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 72
2 y – Montreal Canadiens NE 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
3 y – Washington Capitals SE 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 57
4 Boston Bruins NE 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
5 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
6 New York Rangers AT 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 56
7 Ottawa Senators NE 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
8 New York Islanders AT 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 55
9 Winnipeg Jets SE 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 51
10 Philadelphia Flyers AT 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 49
11 New Jersey Devils AT 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 48
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
13 Carolina Hurricanes SE 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 42
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 40
15 Florida Panthers SE 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 36

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, z – Won best record in conference


Schedule and results[edit]

Below is the new, truncated 2012–13 schedule for the Panthers, who will open the season on Saturday, January 19 against the Hurricanes, closing on Saturday, April 27 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

2012–13 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
Boldface text denotes a Panthers goalie.

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[9]

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Markstrom, JacobJacob Markstrom 23 23 1265:45 8 14 1 68 3.22 685 .901 0 0 0 0
Clemmensen, ScottScott Clemmensen 19 11 866:25 3 7 2 53 3.67 421 .874 0 0 0 0
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore 15 14 766:28 4 6 3 42 3.29 391 .893 0 0 0 2
Totals 48 2898:38 15 27 6 163 3.37 1497 .891 0 0 0 2

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Panthers. Stats reflect time with the Panthers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record


Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Jonathan Huberdeau[10] Calder Memorial Trophy June 15, 2013


Transactions[edit]

The Panthers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.