Florida Panthers (2-0-0, second in the Central Division) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (2-1-0, fourth in the Central Division)
Raleigh, North Carolina; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Carolina Hurricanes host Florida after Carter Verhaeghe scored two goals in the Panthers’ 5-4 overtime victory over the Blackhawks.
Carolina went 38-25-5 overall and 8-12-1 in division play a season ago. The Hurricanes scored 217 total goals last season, 46 on power plays and 10 shorthanded.
Florida finished 35-26-8 overall and 11-8-2 in division play during the 2019-20 season. The Panthers scored 228 total goals last season, 45 on power plays and four shorthanded.
The teams match up Thursday for the first time this season.
INJURIES: Hurricanes: Jordan Staal: out (covid-19).
Panthers: None listed.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.