Sport GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Carolina Hurricanes

15:10  08 april  2021
15:10  08 april  2021 Source:   sbnation.com

Canes shutout Cats to take NHL and Central Division lead

  Canes shutout Cats to take NHL and Central Division lead Trocheck scored again as Nedeljkovic blanked the Panthers to propel the Hurricanes to top of the NHL standings.With a win, the Carolina Hurricanes could take over first place in the division with games in hand on both the visiting Florida Panthers and the Tampa Bay Lightning, who went to Columbus and captured an important pair of points against the Blue Jackets.

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Panthers ​(26-10-4 56P) at Hurricanes ​(25-9-3 55P)

  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  • ON THE TUBE: Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports South
  • 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 6 of 8 (1-2-2)
  • LAST MEETING: @CAR 5, FLA 2 - (Recap) - 4/6/2021
  • NEXT MEETING: April 22, 2021
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Driedger (11-4-2 .931/ 2.05 2SO) vs Mrazek (4-1-0 .962/ 0.99 3SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Carolina

Scouting Report

The Florida Panthers saw its season-high, six-game winning streak come to end Tuesday night in Raleigh. Special teams and faceoffs were the difference as the Hurricanes upped their record at PNC Arena to 13-2-3 and the Cats lost for the first time in regulation this season when leading after two periods (18-1-1). Former Panther Vincent Trocheck scored for the fifth straight game against his old club and has collected at least a point in the last 11 games he’s played (six goals, nine assists); he missed eight in between with an upper-body injury. Aleksander Barkov scored both of the Cats goals in the 5-2 loss, while Carter Verheaghe picked up two helpers and has scored 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his past seven games. Florida will need more secondary scoring to best the stingy Hurricanes. The one time they beat Carolina, in the first of the eight-game set, it took four goals to do so.

Hurricanes look to stay perfect vs. Stars this season

  Hurricanes look to stay perfect vs. Stars this season Hurricanes look to stay perfect vs. Stars this seasonThe Central Division race is too tight to take a breather.

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

  • TAMPA BAY (26-11-2 54P) at COLUMBUS (15-18-8 38P) 7 p.m.
  • NASHVILLE (21-18-1 43P) at DETROIT (13-22-6 32P) 7;30 p.m.
  • DALLAS (13-14-10 36P) at CHICAGO (18-17-5 41P) 8 p.m. ESPN+

Panthers, SoFla Media & Loyal Opposition on the Tweets

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Watch: Villanova pulled off incredible TD pass vs. Delaware .
Wildcats quarterback Daniel Smith essentially flung the ball into the end zone as he was tumbling to the ground and managed to complete the touchdown. What?!? How?!? Look at this TD Pass from @NovaFootball as they cut it to a one-score game with 3 minutes remaining. pic.twitter.com/Jpc3aIkGRW — CAA Football (@CAAFootball) April 17, 2021 That’s Delaware defensive lineman Fintan Brose celebrating what he thought was his sack just as Smith is completing the touchdown pass. You can’t really blame him for doing so, either.Villanova is generally better known for its exploits on the basketball court.

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