Canucks enter matchup against the Panthers on losing streak

Vancouver Canucks (17-20-3, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Florida Panthers (19-19-4, sixth in the Atlantic Division)

Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks come into the matchup against the Florida Panthers as losers of three games in a row.

Florida has a 19-19-4 record overall and a 10-6-3 record in home games. The Panthers have committed 205 total penalties (4.9 per game) to lead NHL play.

Vancouver has gone 9-11-2 on the road and 17-20-3 overall. The Canucks have a 17-6-3 record in games they score three or more goals.

The matchup Saturday is the second time these teams play this season. The Panthers won 5-1 in the last matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matthew Tkachuk has 22 goals and 29 assists for the Panthers. Aleksander Barkov Jr. has scored four goals with seven assists over the past 10 games.

Bo Horvat has 29 goals and 16 assists for the Canucks. Elias Pettersson has five goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 4-6-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.4 assists, 5.3 penalties and 16.3 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game.

Canucks: 4-6-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 7.1 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Panthers: Anthony Duclair: out (achilles), Spencer Knight: out (undisclosed), Patric Hornqvist: out (upper-body).

Canucks: Thatcher Demko: out (lower-body), Tanner Pearson: out for season (hand), Tucker Poolman: out (undisclosed).


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