Huberdeau and Florida take on Chicago

March 12

Chicago Blackhawks (14-9-5, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Florida Panthers (17-5-4, third in the Central Division)

Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Jonathan Huberdeau leads Florida into a matchup against Chicago. He's seventh in the NHL with 32 points, scoring 10 goals and recording 22 assists.

The Panthers are 17-5-4 against the rest of their division. Florida is 16th in the league with 34.0 shots per game and is averaging 3.4 goals.

The Blackhawks are 14-9-5 in division matchups. Chicago is 14th in the Nhl with 29.7 shots per game and is averaging 3.0 goals.

In their last matchup on Jan. 19, Florida won 5-4. Patric Hornqvist recorded a team-high 2 points for the Panthers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Carter Verhaeghe leads the Panthers with a plus-10 in 26 games this season. Huberdeau has three goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Florida.

Patrick Kane has 40 total points while scoring 11 goals and totaling 29 assists for the Blackhawks. Alex DeBrincat has six goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 6-2-2, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.2 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.

Blackhawks: 5-4-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with an .898 save percentage.

INJURIES: Panthers: Noah Juulsen: out (undisclosed), Anton Stralman: day to day (lower body).

Blackhawks: None listed.


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