Florida plays Carolina, aims for 4th straight victory

April 21

Carolina Hurricanes (30-10-5, first in the Central Division) vs. Florida Panthers (30-12-5, second in the Central Division)

Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT

LINE: Panthers -110, Hurricanes -110; over/under is 0

BOTTOM LINE: Florida comes into a matchup with Carolina as winners of three consecutive games.

The Panthers are 30-12-5 against Central Division opponents. Florida leads the league shooting 34.0 shots per game while averaging 3.2 goals.

The Hurricanes are 30-10-5 against division opponents. Carolina is eighth in the NHL averaging 5.6 assists per game, led by Dougie Hamilton with 0.7.

In their last meeting on April 8, Carolina won 3-0.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 33 assists and has 49 points this season. Anthony Duclair has six assists over the last 10 games for Florida.

Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes with 41 points, scoring 18 goals and adding 23 assists. Jordan Staal has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Carolina.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 6-3-1, averaging three goals, 4.8 assists, 3.3 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .926 save percentage.

Hurricanes: 6-2-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 1.7 goals per game with a .940 save percentage.

INJURIES: Panthers: Noah Juulsen: out (undisclosed), Mason Marchment: day to day (upper body).

Hurricanes: Teuvo Teravainen: out (concussion), Brock McGinn: day to day (upper body).


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