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Florida Panthers @ Carolina Hurricanes Tips - Hurricanes to blow away Panthers
- Florida Panthers @ Carolina Hurricanes predictions for Thursday’s NHL match
- First meeting of the season between Florida and Carolina
- Both teams placed high in National Hockey League
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Florida Panthers @ Carolina Hurricanes Tips
The Florida Panthers make the trip to Carolina on Thursday to take on the Carolina Hurricanes in a highly anticipated clash between two teams vying for the Central Division title. The 2nd placed Panthers have won 9 and lost 2, plus to shootout defeats which have earned them a point each.
The third ranked Hurricanes have won ten and lost three, and have the same number of points (20) as Florida, even though their record is better.
I’m looking for Carolina to continue their excellent home form and edge out Florida in a humdinger of a match. The Panthers are unbeaten on the road in regular time this season (one overtime defeat) so somebody’s “O” will have to go!
- Hurricanes 10-3 this season
- Hurricanes fewest defeats in NHL
- Panthers 2nd in Central Division
- Panthers 5th in National Hockey League
Head to Head
The Florida Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes have faced each other 63 times, with Carolina leading their head to head 35 wins to 28. Since 2018, these two teams have met seven times, with the Hurricanes winning 5 and the Panthers just twice.
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Florida are currently second in the Central Division of the NHL, and fifth in the National Hockey League itself. When one considers there are only four points between the top team – the Toronto Maple Leafs – and the fifth placed Panthers who have three games in hand, one can see how wide open this Covid affected season is.
Florida have struggled with consistency this season, and have only won three straight games once. The Panthers have just ended a three-match series with the Tampa Bay Lightning that they won 2-1, and Florida have now won three of their last four games overall.
Florida’s MVP this season has been left wing Jonathan Huberdeau with 5 goals and 12 assists. Top scorer with seven goals is Carter Verhaeghe, and their best goalie has been Sergei Bobrovsky.
Carolina Hurricanes Form
Carolina are third in the Central Division, and sixth in the National Hockey League, one of five teams on 20 points. With just three defeats, the Hurricanes have lost fewer games than any other team in the NHL.
If they keep winning and convert their two games in hand to four points, they could soon find themselves top of both the Central Division and the league itself.
The Hurricanes have won four of their last five games. In their most recent outing on Tuesday Florida registered their biggest win of the season – 7-3 - against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Outstanding for Carolina this season has been Jordan Staal with 14 points to his name, while Andrei Svechnikov, Sebastian Aho and Vincent Trocheck all have 13 points each.
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Florida Panthers @ Carolina Hurricanes takes place at 9:00 AM (AEDT) on Thursday, February 18
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