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2018-19: Florida Panthers to play 2 games in Finland against the Winnipeg Jets

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Finnish fellows face off for foreign game in the future

Florida Panthers v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images

At the Board of Governor’s meeting taking place during the All-Star festivities in Tampa, Florida, the National Hockey League has announced that the league would have another set of games slated for Europe in 2018-19. The Florida Panthers will play the Winnipeg Jets in a former Southeast division clash of titans.

Per Pierre LeBrun of TSN:

The choice of Finland to host these two clubs is a no-brainer. The NHL is likely capitalizing on the fact that both hockey clubs are led by two budding Finnish superstars in Aleksander Barkov for the Kissat (that’s “Cats” in Finnish), and Patrick Laine for the Suihkukoneet (“Jets” in Finnish).

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