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Short roadie begins in Raleigh as Cats kick off two games in 24 hours

Bjugstad: 3 points (2G/1GWG) in four career games vs Carolina
Bjugstad: 3 points (2G/1GWG) in four career games vs Carolina
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  • WHO: Florida Panthers (10th/67GP 30-23-14 74P) vs Carolina Hurricanes (25-33-8 58P)
  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish
  • WHERE: PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC
  • WHERE TO WATCH: Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Carolina
  • HOW TO LISTEN: WQAM 560, WCMC 99.9
  • GAME NOTES: via the Club
  • ENEMY INTEL: Canes Country
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 3 (1-0-0)
  • ALL-TIME VS CAR/HFD: 42W-43L-11T 9OTL 2SOL 294GF 295GA
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaCarolina
  • EXPECTED STARTERS: Ellis vs Ward (as of 10:30 a.m.)
  • JAGRWATCH: Career vs CAR/HFD: 81GP 37G 76A 113P 34PPP...and 1(!) hit
  • TWITTER TAGS: #FlaPanthers, #Canes, #FLAvsCAR
  • ETC: This is the first match of a quick two-game trip which concludes tomorrow against the Rangers at 5 p.m. from MSG (Luongo remains a possibility to start). Former Hurricanes G Dan Ellis is 2-0-1/.900/2.53 since re-joining Florida nine days ago. A special shout to members of the Florida Panthers Booster Club who made the journey to Raleigh for this evening's game :)

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Last game for the Cats: 4-2 victory over Winnipeg Thursday in Sunrise

Past five: 3-1-1 17GF 17GA (streak: 2W)

Last game for the Canes: 5-3 loss to Dallas in Raleigh Thursday

Past five: 1-3-1 16GF 21GA (streak: 2L)

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NHL Preview:

Eastern Wildcard Race on Saturday (WC standingsplayoff chances):

  • Detroit (85P) at PHILADELPHIA (11th/69GP 28-27-14 70P), 1 p.m.
  • BOSTON (8th/67GP 35-22-10 80P) at Pittsburgh (88P), 1 p.m. NHLN
  • Idle: OTTAWA (9th/67GP 32-24-11 75P)

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