- WHO: Carolina Hurricanes (6-11-3/15P) at Florida Panthers (7-6-6/20P)
- WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET (LBC GameThread at 7ish)
- WHERE: BB&T Center - Sunrise, FL (purchase single game tickets)
- HOW TO WATCH: Fox Sports Florida (FLA); Fox Sports Carolina (CAR)
- HOW TO LISTEN: WQAM 560 (FLA); WCMC 100.3 (CAR)
- ENEMY INTEL: Canes Country
- FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 3 (0-0)
- ALL-TIME VS CAR/HFD: 41W-43L-11T 9OTL 2 SOL 293GF 295GA
- PLAYER STATS: Panthers / Hurricanes
Florida's last game: 4-1 home loss to Minnesota Tuesday. Shawn Thornton scored his first goal of the season. That's about the size of it.
Who was hot for the Cats: Thorny achieved the feat in just 7:25 TOI. Dmitry Kulikov picked up the lone assist, making him the only Panthers player to finish with a plus-minus rating better than zero (+1). The blue line trio of Aaron Ekblad, Erik Gudbranson & Kuli each recorded 3 shots on goal.
Carolina's last game: 4-3 regulation loss to the Avs in Denver Saturday. The Hurricanes carried a 3-1 lead into the second period, thereby awakening Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon and Gabe Landeskog (3 & 2 assists, respectively). Blew the eventual tie with 1:35 remaining in the final frame on Zach Redmond's second goal of the game. Carolina is 1-5 in their last six contests.
Who was hot for the Canes: John-Michael Liles, Nathan Gerbe and Andrej Nestrasil paced the CAR offense in the first, with Jeff Skinner chipping in 2 assists.
Wednesday in the Atlantic Division
|Matchup||Record / Points||Atlantic Rank||Start (ET)|
|Winnipeg||11-9-3 / 25P||Central||7:00|
|Buffalo||6-13-2 / 14P||8th|
|Philadelphia||8-9-3 / 19P||Metro||7:30|
|Detroit||11-5-5 / 27P||T-3rd|
|NY Rangers||9-7-4 / 22P||Metro||7:30|
|Tampa Bay||14-6-2 / 30P||2nd|
|Toronto||11-8-2 / 24P||T-6th||7:30|
|Pittsburgh||14-4-2 / 30P||Metro|
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