On Friday, the Montreal Canadians look for a third straight victory when they visit the Florida Panthers in the first game for both since the Christmas break. The Canadians defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 in overtime last Saturday in their most recent outing. Phillip Danault scored a hat trick for the Canadians and Paul Byron scored Montreal’s goal in the extra period to give the Canadians the win.
Florida will be looking for its third straight win as well after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 in their most recent outing on Sunday. The Panthers were led by Jayce Hawryluk who scored the first two NHL goals of his career, while Jared McCann and Mike Hoffman scored 31 seconds apart during the second period.
Brendan Gallagher leads the Canadians in goals scored with 15. Max Domi is the assists leader with 21 and points leader with 35. Goalie Carey Price is 15-10-4 with a goals against of 2.84 and a save percentage of .904. Montreal is 12th in goals scored per game at 3.05 and 22nd in goals against at 3.16.
Evgeni Dadonov leads the Panthers in goals scored with 17. Jonathan Huberdeau is the assists leader with 33 and points leader with 42. Roberto Luongo is 8-6-1 with a 3.00 goals against average and .905 save percentage. Florida is 9th in goals per game at 3.26 and 27th in goals against at 3.59.