The Florida Panthers will travel on the road to Canada to face off against the Montréal Canadiens on Thursday for a puck drop time of 7 PM Eastern. This will be the first game on the road for new Florida Panthers player Claude Giroux and will be available on NHL center ice and ESPN plus. Montreal comes into this game with a record on the season of 17–36–10 and have lost three out of their last five games coming against Arizona, Dallas, and Boston by the score of 3–2. The only two victories came on the road against Philadelphia, and at home against the Ottawa Senators by the score of 5-1.
The Florida Panthers come into this game with a record on the season of 42–14–6, and have won three out of their last five games coming against Philadelphia, on the road against San Jose, and on the road against the Anaheim Ducks by the score of 3–0. The only two losses for Florida came against Los Angeles on the road, and at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas by the score of 5–3.
Jonathan Huberdeau is the team leader for Florida in points with 86, and it's also the team leader in assists with 65, 24 of those came on the power play as Jonathan Huberdeau is a +25 on the season. Aleksander Barkov is the team leader for Florida in goals with 26, none of those goals came on the power play on 156 shots on goal this season.
Nick Suzuki is the team leader for Montreal in points, goals, and assists. Suzuki has 46 points, 17 goals, seven of those goals coming on the power play on 147 shots on goal this season. Suzuki also has 29 assists, 10 of those coming on the power play.