Carolina Hurricanes (8-3-1, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Florida Panthers (7-5-1, fifth in the Atlantic Division)
Sunrise, Florida; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers host the Carolina Hurricanes after Sam Reinhart scored two goals in the Panthers' 5-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks.
Florida is 3-0-1 at home and 7-5-1 overall. The Panthers rank sixth in the league serving 11.1 penalty minutes per game.
Carolina is 8-3-1 overall and 5-1-1 on the road. The Hurricanes have gone 6-1-0 when scoring three or more goals.
Wednesday's game is the sixth time these teams match up this season. The Panthers won the previous meeting 3-2 in overtime. Reinhart scored two goals in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Carter Verhaeghe has eight goals and five assists for the Panthers. Brandon Montour has three goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
Sebastian Aho has seven goals and eight assists for the Hurricanes. Andrei Svechnikov has seven goals and five assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.6 assists, 5.2 penalties and 11.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.
Hurricanes: 6-3-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.3 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
INJURIES: Panthers: Anthony Duclair: out (achilles), Aaron Ekblad: out (lower-body), Patric Hornqvist: day to day (upper body).
Hurricanes: Ryan Suzuki: out (upper body), Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Cavan Fitzgerald: out (undisclosed), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles).