Streaks exist to be broken. That said, the Panthers have quite a task on their hands this evening from Montreal: forcing the Canadiens (1-4-2) into a sixth-straight loss. As newly-acquired forwards Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm settle in, it's worth noting that both have had modest success against the Habs, with Sturm collecting 20 points (16 goals) in 40 career games, while Samuelsson has scored at the same half-point per game rate, grabbing 7 (4g) over 14 contests.
When If the Cats do indeed wind up pummeling their favorite BankAtlantic Center "guest", what will the likely fallout be regarding coach Jacques Martin...is he cooked?
Names of interest heading into the evening: Mike Santorelli, Jose Theodore, Jacob Markstrom, Erik Gudbranson. Oh, and this guy.
Today's Preview coming up later this afternoon, with the Game Thread going live at 7pm.
Update: Aaaaaaaand just like that, GR reports Samuelsson will not be with the team quite yet.