NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Sunday, November 9th (All times eastern)
Florida Panthers (4-8-1) at Anaheim Ducks (9-6-1), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Florida Panthers will try to put the brakes on a six- game losing streak tonight, when they visit the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center.
The Panthers' latest setback came Saturday evening in Phoenix. Ilya Bryzgalov stopped all but one of Florida's 27 shots and Mikkel Boedker scored two goals to lead the Coyotes to a 4-1 decision over the Panthers.
Olli Jokinen had a goal and an assist for Phoenix in his first game against his old club. The former Panthers captain was dealt from Florida during the offseason.
Richard Zednik had the lone goal for Florida, which got 35 saves from Tomas Vokoun in defeat.
Florida's last win came on October 24 against San Jose and the club now sits alone at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with nine points.
The Panthers have a dreadful 1-6-1 record as the visiting team this year and are completing a five-game road trip tonight.
The Ducks, meanwhile, haven't lost many games in the past few weeks, but will try and rebound from a setback when they take the ice tonight.
Anaheim had a three-game winning streak snapped and lost for just the second time in 10 outings on Friday, when it dropped a 5-2 decision to visiting Dallas.
Mark Parrish, who was signed by Dallas as a free agent on Wednesday, made an immediate impact for the Stars, as he recorded his sixth career hat trick in the 5-2 win at the Honda Center.
Scott Niedermayer and Brendan Morrison scored for Anaheim. Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed four goals on 13 shots before he was replaced by Jonas Hiller early in the second period. Hiller finished with 12 saves.
The Ducks, who are playing the third test on a six-game homestand tonight, are 4-4-1 as the host team this season.
Anaheim has won two straight against the Panthers and is 3-1 with a tie in the last five encounters.
11/09 10:59:08 ET