Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tonight, the Florida Panthers take on the Carolina Hurricanes. I, however, will be preoccupied. You see, I am getting married Saturday, so tomorrow night, I will be on a Sterling Casino Cruise doing the bachelor's night thing. I'm not sure when I will be back online to give my usual ramblings on Panthers hockey, hopefully you can understand.
Anyways, Tomas Vokoun will be back in net against the 'Canes. Craig Anderson's last performance was less then stellar, giving up 5 goals, so this might be T-Vo's chance to reclaim his starting role.
More good news, David Booth, Nathan Horton, and Richard Zednik will all return to the lineup. We'll see how long it takes them to get back into game shape, but the potential for a scoring boost is awesome. The Panthers are 2 points behind Carolina (and Buffalo) who are in 8th in the conference, and a full 10 points behind division leading Washington. Tonight's game against Carolina could be as important a game the Cats have had in December in some time. They can't let Carolina get too much of a lead on them, and Washington is trying to run away with the division. 2 points would go a long way for this team's confidence, especially getting so many players back in the lineup. Puck drops at 7 from Raleigh.