Carolina Hurricanes (13-6-1) at Florida Panthers (13-4-3)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers +109 / Carolina Hurricanes -120 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
TV: NHL, SN1, SNE, SNO, SNP, FS-F, FS-CR Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers meet Monday in NHL action at the BB&T Center.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 29 percent of their power play opportunities. Vincent Trocheck leads Carolina with 10 goals, Sebastian Aho has 11 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 12 goals on 139 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 36 goals on 351 shots.
The Florida Panthers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 28.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Patric Hornqvist leads Florida with nine goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 16 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 22 goals on 306 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 31 goals on 306 shots.
The Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite and 64-30 in their last 94 games as a favorite. The Panthers are 20-6 in their last 26 Monday games and 2-6 in their last 8 games as a home underdog. The under is 3-1-1 in Hurricanes last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 overall. The Hurricanes are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Florida and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The favorite is 46-20 in the last 66 meetings.
You can make a case for either of these teams that have been two of the better clubs in the league up to this point. The Carolina Hurricanes have owned the series over the years and got a boost of confidence winning Saturday in a shootout, but the Panthers still have yet to lose back to back games this season. At home and with the plus money, I have a hard time turning down the Panthers in this spot.