- WHO: Florida Panthers (2GP 1-1 2P) vs Carolina Hurricanes (2GP 0-2 0P)
- WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish
- WHERE: PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC
- ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Carolinas
- ON THE RADIO: 560 WQAM, 640 AM Sports
- ENEMY INTEL: Canes Country
- FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 3 (0-0)
- ALL-TIME vs CAR/HFD: 44W-43L-11T 9OTL 2SOL 302GF 296GA
- ALL-TIME at CAR/HFD: 16W-32L-3T 3OTL 0SOL 132GF 170GA(!)
- PROJECTED STARTERS: Lack (NGP), Montoya (NGP)
- PLAYER STATS: Florida / Carolina
- JAGR WATCH: All-time vs CAR/HFD: 83GP 38G-77A 115P Plus-26 56PIM 7GWG 310SOG
- TWITTER TAGS: #FlaPanthers, #Canes, #FLAvsCAR & give us a follow @LitterBoxCats
- LOCALS ON MONDAY GAME: Panthers power outage leads to 1-0 loss to Flyers (Sun-Sentinel), Panthers stymied by physical Flyers, backup goalie (Miami Herald)
- NOTES: This evening features the first meeting between Florida and Carolina in 2015-16; they face off again on December 18 in Raleigh and seal the series April 9th from Sunrise in the Cats' regular season finale. Injured F Rocco Grimaldi was assigned to AHL Portland on Monday; call it a conditioning stint as he'll be on Florida's roster very soon. New on Twitter: yep, Red Deer Randy should be a fun follow.
Last game for the Cats: 1-0 (REG) loss in Philadelphia Monday night. Past five: 1-1 7GF 2GA (streak: 1L)
Last game for the Canes: 4-3 (REG) home loss to Detroit on Saturday. Past five: 0-2 4GF 6GA (streak: 2L)
The Florida Panthers swept three games from the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15. Florida forwardsBrandon Pirri and Vincent Trocheck each had two goals, and Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists. The Hurricanes scored one goal in the three games. Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya combined for 33 saves in a 1-0 Panthers win Nov. 26, and Dan Ellis made 27 saves to earn the shutout in a 2-0 Florida victory March 14.
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Tuesday in the Atlantic Division (Standings / Playoff Chances - coming soon):
- MONTREAL (3-0 6P) at Pittsburgh (0-2 0P), 7:00 p.m.
- TAMPA BAY (3-0 6P) at DETROIT (2-0 4P), 7:30 NBC-SN
- Idle: BOS (0P), BUF (2P), OTT (4P), TOR (1P)
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