When: 4 pm puck drop, BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla.
Where to watch: Sportsnet, NHL.com
Where to listen: TSN 1040
SB Nation Game Hub
Opposition blog: Litter Box Cats
Money line: FLA -194 to -205
Vancouver, coming off an impressive win in Tampa, ventures south to take on the Florida Panthers. The Panthers are now the poster boys for analytics-based management and decision making in the NHL. It is a fascinating experiment. So far this season, though, the Panthers seem to have struggled with mundane things that are difficult to quantify, like injuries and personality clashes. Still, they are building too much talent on that team to be derailed by their early season hiccups.
Ryan Miller is hurting. Jacob Markstrom will start and Thatcher “Franchise Goalie of the Future” Demko will be the backup. Roberto “Hope the Canucks are never penalized by cap recapture” Luongo starts for the Panthers.
Enjoy another early game. Coconuts Go!