Panthers play the Predators in a non-conference matchup

Nashville Predators (29-22-6, fifth in the Central Division) vs. Florida Panthers (29-26-6, fifth in the Atlantic Division)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers and the Nashville Predators take the ice in a non-conference matchup.

Florida is 16-9-3 at home and 29-26-6 overall. The Panthers are fifth in the league with 208 total goals (averaging 3.4 per game).

Nashville has a 29-22-6 record overall and a 13-12-3 record on the road. The Predators have gone 22-7-2 when scoring at least three goals.

Thursday's game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Predators won 7-3 in the previous meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Carter Verhaeghe has 31 goals and 22 assists for the Panthers. Matthew Tkachuk has three goals and 10 assists over the past 10 games.

Matt Duchene has 18 goals and 31 assists for the Predators. Roman Josi has five goals and eight assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 6-4-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

Predators: 5-5-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

INJURIES: Panthers: Sam Bennett: day to day (undisclosed), Aleksander Barkov: day to day (hand), Patric Hornqvist: out (upper-body), Givani Smith: out (face).

Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body), Juuso Parssinen: day to day (upper body), Filip Forsberg: out (upper-body), Ryan Johansen: out (leg), Alexandre Carrier: out (upper-body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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