Florida host Detroit after shutout victory

Detroit Red Wings (24-25-6, fifth in the Atlantic) vs. Florida Panthers (36-13-5, second in the Atlantic)

Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Panthers -302, Red Wings +243; plus/minus is 6.5

SUMMARY: The Detroit Red Wings visit Florida after the Panthers shut out Ottawa 3-0. Sergei Bobrovsky earned the win in net for Florida after recording 18 saves.

The Panthers are 7-1-2 against divisional opponents. Florida leads the NHL with 37.0 shots per game and a 4.1 goal average.

The Red Wings are 16-12-2 against conference opponents. Detroit averages 9.1 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Eastern Conference. Givani Smith leads the team in service by 91 minutes in total.

When they last met on October 29, Florida won 3-2. Aleksander Barkov scored a team-high two goals for the Panthers in the win.

BEST PERFORMERS: Jonathan Huberdeau has a total of 75 points for the Panthers, 18 goals and 57 assists. Mason Marchment has seven goals and eight assists in Florida’s last 10 games.

Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings with 56 points, scoring 27 goals and recording 29 assists. Lucas Raymond has five goals and three assists in Detroit’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 6-4-0, averaged 4.2 goals, 7.4 assists, 4.1 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with save percentage of 0.882.

Red Wings: 5-5-0, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while allowing 3.6 goals per game with an .886 save percentage.

INJURIES: Panthers: Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed).

Red wings: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.