For once, the puck seems to have bounced the Panthers way, because this game takes place right in the middle of the Canucks 14 game, 13-city tour, which covers 42 days and 12,885 miles and is the longest road swing in NHL history. This is because the Canucks home arena, the GM Place, is the featured arena for the Winter Olympics. Yes, the Canucks, along with the rest of the league, will get a break when the Winter Olympic games begin (except for Luongo, Ryan Kesler, and a few other members of the team who will be participating in the Olympics). But when the NHL resumes play, the Canucks will be back to collecting those frequent-flyer miles. They dont return to their home ice until March 13 against the Ottawa Senators.
But the Panthers wont be getting much rest either they face the Boston Bruins at 7 p.m. Saturday in the rubber match for the season, having beaten the Bruins at Boston back in November but losing to them at the Bank in December. Tickets to both games start at $10. Visit Ticketmaster.com, or call 954-835-7000.
Thu., Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 13, 7 p.m., 2010