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Game 33: Shooting for Three in the Research Triangle

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Florida Panthers (16-12-4 36P) at Carolina Hurricanes (12-14-5 29P)

  • 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 DIAL: 560, 640, 760, 1210 (AM); 97.7, 107.9 (FM); Official App (iOS, Android)
  • SOCIALLY SPEAKING: #FlaPanthers, #NHLCanes, #FLAvsCAR, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook page
  • ENEMY INTEL: Canes Country
  • SB NATION: Game Hub


  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 3 (1-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs CAR/HFD: 45W-43L-11T 9OTL 2SOL 306GF 297GA
  • ALL-TIME at CAR/HFD: 17W-32L-3T 3OTL 0SOL 136GF 171GA
  • LAST FIVE vs CAR: 4-1-0 13GF 5GA


  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (11-11-3 .925/2.29 1SO), Ward (9-8-3 .893/2.73 1SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs CAR/HFD (reg season): 84GP 38G-78A 116P 7GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaCarolina
  • NOTES: The Panthers are 2-1-1 this season in the second game of a back-to-back set. With the win over New Jersey last night, the Cats have now won seven of their last nine on the road. New addition Corban Knight has two assists and a +2 rating in his first two games in a Panthers uniform. The Hurricanes are 4-1-1 in their past six, scoring three or more goals in each game of that stretch. Carolina is one of just four teams below  the .500 mark in the Eastern Conference. The Canes will be looking to end a four-game losing streak to the Cats.

* Preview:

The Florida Panthers won their fourth consecutive game against the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1 at PNC Arena on Oct. 13. Al Montoya made 22 saves and Connor Brickley's first NHL goal broke a third-period tie. Elias Lindholm scored for Carolina. (More) Preview:

Jeff Skinner has the Carolina Hurricanes playing at a high level on offense, but they haven't had much success in recent meetings with the Florida Panthers. As the veteran winger looks to stay hot, the Hurricanes will try for their fifth win in seven games Friday night by snapping a four-game losing streak to the Panthers. After he scored only five goals over his first 25 games, Skinner has found a groove with nine in his last six. He recorded his second hat trick in three games during Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss at Philadelphia.  (More)


Last game for the Cats: 5-1 victory in Newark just a day ago. Past five: 3-2-0 17GF 10GA (streak: 2W)

Last game for the Canes: 4-3 OT loss in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Past five: 3-1-1 23GF 19GA (streak: 1L)


Thursday in the Atlantic Division (Standings / Panthers Playoff Chances):

  • BOSTON (17-9-4 38P) at Pittsburgh (15-12-3 33P), 7:00
  • TAMPA BAY (16-13-3 35P) at Washington (22-6-2 46P), 7:00
  • San Jose (16-14-1 33P) at OTTAWA (16-11-5 37P), 7:30
  • Vancouver (11-14-8 30P) at DETROIT (16-9-6 38P), 7:30
  • Idle: MON (43P), BUF (31P), TOR (27P)


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