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About the Panthers - 1-3-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Panthers.

Record: 16-16-5

Leading Scorer: Stephen Weiss, 21 points (6 goals, 15 assists).

Last Game: 4-2 road loss to the Islanders Wednesday. Nathan Horton (right) and Brett McLean scored Florida's goals.

Last Game against the Penguins: 5-2 home win, March 6, 2008. Kris Letang and Ryan Malone scored goals for the Penguins.

Panthers Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Corey Stillman. He has 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 24 career games against the Penguins.
 
Ex-Penguins on the Panthers: Noah Welch, D.

Ex-Panthers on the Penguins: Tom Fitzgerald, director of player development; Chuck Fletcher, assistant general manager.

Useless Panthers Trivia: Tom Fitzgerald is the Panthers' career leader in shorthanded goals with 12.

Best Panthers YouTube Video We Could Find: During his short but brilliant time with the Panthers, Pavel Bure was easily one of the best players in the NHL:

Notes: 

-Craig Anderson and Marc-Andre Fleury are expected to start in net today.

-The Penguins hate Mellon Arena.

-Injured Penguins forwards Tyler Kennedy (knee) and Eric Godard (leg) will be game-time decisions today.

-The Penguins will wearing their blue jerseys today.

-Florida comes to town with a four-game losing streak.

-Weiss skipped practice yesterday due to an illness.

-The Panthers don't really have an official No. 1 goaltender.

-Florida forward Richard Zednik was recently a healthy scratch.

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(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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