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A pair of twenty-point teams get after it this evening in Raleigh

NHL: Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers (9-2-2 20P) at Hurricanes (10-3-0 20P)

  • WHEN: 5:00 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  • ON THE TUBE: NHL Network, FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Carolinas
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM (D/B), 640 WMEN (PB), 1370 WAXE (TC), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #LetsGoCanes, #FLAvsCAR, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Canes Country
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 8
  • LAST MEETING: FLA 4, @CAR 2 - (Recap) - 12/21/2019
  • NEXT MEETING: February 27, 2021
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Driedger (4-1-1 .926/ 2.31 0SO) vs Nedeljkovic (1-1-0 .882/ 2.92 0SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Carolina

Scouting Report

A pair of teams from the Central Division take the ice in search of a victory down in the Tar Heel State. The Florida Panthers are on the road as they travel to face the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday afternoon. Florida comes in off a 6-4 road win over Tampa Bay Monday night to take two of three in their home-and-home set. Carolina cruised to a 7-3 home victory over Columbus Monday night in their most recent contest. The teams were scheduled to meet January 21 and January 23 in Carolina but those games were postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Carolina has won eight of the previous 10 meetings with the Panthers drawing a 4-2 triumph on the road in the most recent matchup on December 21, 2019.

Florida took two of three from division-leading Tampa Bay as they won the rubber game of their three-game, two-city series Monday night. The Panthers entered Tuesday tied for second in the Central Division, one point behind the Lightning for the top spot. Florida stands 10th in the league in scoring with 3.31 goals per game this season. The Panthers are 19th in goals against by allowing three goals per contest. Florida is 6th in the league in power play success as they have converted 29.7% of their chances with the man advantage. The Panthers stand just 22nd in penalty killing as they successfully navigate 76.9% of their shorthanded situations on the year.

Florida took two of three from division-leading Tampa Bay as they won the rubber game of their three-game, two-city series Monday night. The Panthers entered Tuesday tied for second in the Central Division, one point behind the Lightning for the top spot. Florida stands 10th in the league in scoring with 3.31 goals per game this season. The Panthers are 19th in goals against by allowing three goals per contest. Florida is 6th in the league in power play success as they have converted 29.7% of their chances with the man advantage. The Panthers stand just 22nd in penalty killing as they successfully navigate 76.9% of their shorthanded situations on the year.

Full preview at Winners and Whiners

Wednesday in the Central (Standings/Panthers Playoff Chances):

  • CHICAGO (8-5-4 20P) at DETROIT (4-10-3 11P) 7:30 p.m. NBCSN

Idle: TBL (21P), CLS (18P), DAL (14P), NSH (12P)

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