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Stream- Today’s Morning Skate Before Hosting The Florida Panthers

Ken Kal, Carley Johnston, and Daniella Bruce are live at the morning skate, which can be watched below.  It normally starts around 10:30am ET.

Also below the stream is a look at tonight's opponent, the Florida Panthers.

I will update this post as needed during the morning skate.



from Jameson Olive of FloridaPanthers.com,

The Panthers haven't had a start like this in, well, ever.

By coming from behind to defeat the Hurricanes 3-2 in overtime at PNC Arena on Wednesday night, the Cats secured their best record through the first 14 games of the season in franchise history, improving to 10-2-2 and sinking their claws right into first place in the Central Division.

"The one thing we did try to stress going into the season is that we need a big start," Panthers coach Joel Quenneville said after Thursday's practice in Detroit. "That's a good start. I think the standard has been enhanced based on play. I think expectations internally should be in the right place to push us further as well. Let's keep trying to strive for better and push one another."

As the Panthers continue to topple one opponent after another, those outside of South Florida are also beginning to take notice. Jonathan Huberdeau's eye-popping assist in Carolina led off last night's SportsCenter, while the team also climbed to sixth in the NHL's latest "Super 16" list.

But what's been the key to this sudden resurgence? Well, it's not just one thing that's made the difference. With new general manager Bill Zito overhauling both the team's roster and culture in the offseason, there's a multitude of players and statistics that are deserving of praise right now.


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Paul's avatar

Blashill after the morning skate says Helm will be available tonight and Vladdy is out.  Says plenty players available to play tonight.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/19/21 at 11:14 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Don’t forget, 7pm start tonight and a 5pm game tomorrow, both against the Panthers.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/19/21 at 11:18 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Back to back games against one of the best teams in the league. What could possibly go wrong? I need to start drinking earlier in the day.

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Covidquake, "Stay the F away from me" on 02/19/21 at 01:56 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Bummer Nasty Cough is out. He really has been solid since moving to center.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 02/19/21 at 02:33 PM ET

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