Florida Panthers (8-8-3) at Carolina Hurricanes (11-8-3)
|Date & Time||Friday November 23, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -135 / Florida Panthers +120 --- Over/Under: 6
The Florida Panthers go on the road to oppose the Carolina Hurricanes in a Friday NHL matchup.
The Florida Panthers struggled to keep the puck out of their net in a 7-3 defeat at Tampa Bay on Wednesday. Florida received scoring from Troy Brouwer, Aleksander Barkov and Mike Hoffman. Jonathan Huberdeau and Keith Yandle supplied the Panthers with two helpers each while Roberto Luongo gave up six goals on 28 shots and James Reimer stopped 4-5 in relief.
The explosive offense of Tampa Bay saw Mathieu Joseph, Nikita Kucherov, Yanni Gourde, Adam Erne, Steven Stamkos, Ryan McDonough and Dan Girardi all find the back of the net. Louis Dominigue picked up the win for the Lightning with three goals given up on 43 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes are gunning for a third consecutive win after downing visiting Toronto 5-2 on Wednesday. The Maple Leafs saw John Tavares and Kasperi Kapanen light the lamp with Travis Dermott posting the only assist while Frederik Andersen absorbed the loss with three goals allowed on 46 shots.
The Hurricanes scoring came off the sticks of Trevor van Riemsdyk, Justin Williams, Micheal Ferland, Sebastian Aho and Andrei Svechnikov. Jordan Staal logged two helpers and Curtis McElhinney picked up the win for Carolina with 30 stops.
Panthers are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and over is 9-3 in Panthers last 12 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Under is 6-1 in Hurricanes last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and under is 6-1 in Hurricanes last 7 vs. Atlantic and under is 5-1 in Hurricanes last 6 home games. Under is 14-4-3 in the last 21 meetings in Carolina and Panthers are 9-28-1 in the last 38 meetings in Carolina and under is 15-6-5 in the last 26 meetings.
I have to say that I wanted to take the Panthers until I saw them on Wednesday…