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)
Wins Jacob Markstrom (8)
Goals against average Jacob Markstrom (3.23)

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

The Panthers were eliminated from Stanley Cup playoff contention, failing to make the post-season for the 11th time in their past 12 seasons. Florida earned the least points of any NHL team in 2012–13, finishing with a 15–27–6 record for last in both the Eastern Conference and 30-team NHL.

Off-season[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

A pre-season 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 29th 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
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 48 27 18 3 24 149 126 +23 57
2 Winnipeg Jets 48 24 21 3 22 128 109 +19 51
3 Carolina Hurricanes 48 19 25 4 18 128 133 −5 42
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 48 18 26 4 17 148 104 +44 40
5 Florida Panthers 48 15 27 6 12 112 143 −31 36
Source: National Hockey League
y – Clinched division.


Eastern Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT z – Pittsburgh Penguins 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 +46 72
2 NE y – Montreal Canadiens 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 +23 63
3 SE y – Washington Capitals 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 +19 57
4 NE x – Boston Bruins 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 +22 62
5 NE x – Toronto Maple Leafs 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 +12 57
6 AT x – New York Rangers 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 +18 56
7 NE x – Ottawa Senators 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 +12 56
8 AT x – New York Islanders 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 0 55
9 SE Winnipeg Jets 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 −16 51
10 AT Philadelphia Flyers 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 −8 49
11 AT New Jersey Devils 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 −17 48
12 NE Buffalo Sabres 48 21 21 6 14 115 143 −28 48
13 SE Carolina Hurricanes 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 −32 42
14 SE Tampa Bay Lightning 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 −2 40
15 SE Florida Panthers 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 −59 36
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division; z – Clinched 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[7]

Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Jacob Markstrom 23 23 1265:45 8 14 1 68 3.22 685 .901 0 0 0 0
Scott Clemmensen 19 11 866:25 3 7 2 53 3.67 421 .874 0 0 0 0
Jose 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[8] Calder Memorial Trophy June 15, 2013


Transactions[edit]

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