Sunday, December 14, 2008

Game Night!

Panthers @ Canucks. On Friday night, the Panthers won in Calgary for the first time since 1996. Tonight, the Cats will try to earn their first W in Vancouver since 1994. And during their current run, who would be surprised? 5 straight road wins, 7-1-2 over the last 10.

Vancouver, on the other hand, is playing at home for the first time since completing a 7-game game road trip, a trip in which they went 2-4-1 and ended with a 3-0 loss in Edmonton last night. The Canucks are led by the Sedin twins, Henrik and Daniel. Daniel leads the team with 12 goals, and brother Henrik has 22 assists. Old friend Roberto Luongo remains sidelined with a groin injury, so the Canucks will turn to Curtis Sanford or rookie Cory Schneider. Sanford played last night, so Schneider, whose last appearance was a 5-4 shootout loss December 7, would be the logical choice.

As for Florida, they will finally get one of their injured back. Cory Stillman should return tonight, who's been out since November 14. More then likely, he won't see a lot of ice and will be gradually inserted back into the line up, but he will be active tonight. Craig Anderson will return to the net after Tomas Vokoun played exceptionally well in Friday's win over Calgary. Puck drops at 10 eastern, once again TV-free so as you end your weekend, tune that AM dial to the dulcet tones of Randy Moller.

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