Pre-Game Skate (4/9/16): Carolina Hurricanes @ Florida Panthers

It is here, the final game of the regular season. For once, however, there is no pall of sadness over this game. Instead, we anticipate the excitement of what is to come.


The Numbers

Team Breakdown

 
Florida Panthers
Carolina Hurricanes
Record46-26-9 (y - 1st Atlantic)35-30-16 (6th Metropolitan)
GF/60 (5v5)2.52.0
GA/60 (5v5)2.02.4
CF/60 (5v5)50.055.5
CA/60 (5v5)51.152.5
PDO (5v5)101.898.4
Power Play17.0% - 47 for 276 (23rd)16.5% - 39 for 236 (24th)
Penalty Kill79.7% - 212 for 266 (24th)84.2% - 170 for 202 (6th)

Individual Leaders

 
Florida Panthers
Carolina Hurricanes
PointsJaromir Jagr - 65Jeff Skinner - 51
GoalsAleksander Barkov - 28Jeff Skinner - 28
AssistsJussi Jokinen - 41E. Lindholm, Jo. Staal, V. Rask - 27
P1/60 (5v5)Jaromir Jagr - 2.00Jeff Skinner - 2.05
iCorsi/60 (5v5)Nick Bjugstad - 13.4Jeff Skinner - 18.4
CF% rel (5v5, SA)Jussi Jokinen - +6.8%Andrej Nestrasil - +4.8%
PenD (5v5)Aleksander Barkov - +12Joakim Nordstrom & Jeff Skinner - +12

Goalie Matchup

 
Roberto Luongo
Eddie Lack
Record34-19-612-13-6
Sv%.922.903
AvgShDA (feet)32.3228.40
ReboundAg/602.102.84
RushShotAg/602.122.56
GAA2.352.77

* – Stats are courtesy of Corsica.Hockey and Hockey-Reference.com


Projected Lineups

Florida Panthers

#11 Jonathan Huberdeau#16 Aleksander Barkov#68 Jaromir Jagr
#36 Jussi Jokinen#27 Nick Bjugstad#18 Reilly Smith
#24 Jiri Hudler#23 Rocco Grimaldi#26 Teddy Purcell
#42 Quinton Howden#41 Greg McKegg#48 Logan Shaw

#51 Brian Campbell#5 Aaron Ekblad
#7 Dmitry Kulikov#56 Mike Matheson
#46 Jakub Kindl#6 Alex Petrovic

#1 Roberto Luongo
#35 Al Montoya

Ottawa Senators

#42 Joakim Nordstrom#11 Jordan Staal#16 Elias Lindholm
#53 Jeff Skinner#49 Victor Rask#25 Chris Terry
#14 Nathan Gerbe#20 Riley Nash#24 Brad Malone
#56 Brendan Woods#18 Jay McClement#7 Ryan Murphy

#74 Jacob Slavin#27 Justin Faulk
#5 Noah Hanifin#54 Brett Pesce
#65 Ron Hainsey#47 Michal Jordan

#31 Eddie Lack
#30 Cam Ward


Link Time

Shoot The Lights Out: The Panthers have been shooting a lot lately.  I dug in and took a look the finer details around that surge in shooting.

An Individual Barrage: Further to the above discussion, I took a look at Panthers shooting on an individual player level.


Closing Thoughts

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AJ Bruhn

About AJ Bruhn

AJ is the Managing Editor of The Sunshine Skate, and can be reached on Twitter below.

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