Series (Game 1 of 1)
Florida leads 1-0
(10-26-5, 25 pts)
(18-22-6, 42 pts)
7:00 PM ET, January 12, 2006
BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
St. Louis: K. Dallman - 1 G, 1 SOG,
Florida: O. Jokinen - 1 G, 1 A, 7 SOG, +2
St Louis (10-25-5) at Florida (17-22-6) 7:00 pm EST
SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- This seems like a good time for the
Florida Panthers to end their struggles against the St. Louis
When the teams square off Thursday, Florida will be looking to
improve on its 3-11-3-1 all-time record against St. Louis.
The Panthers have dropped four straight meetings in the series
since a 3-0 win on February 19, 2001. But it certainly appears
like their struggles could end Thursday.
St. Louis, which has a league-worst 25 points, enters having
lost three straight games following a 6-1 defeat against
Colorado on Monday.
Simon Gamache scored the lone goal for the Blues, who also have
dropped three straight road games in which they have been
outscored by an ugly 12-1 margin.
Florida is coming off Sunday's 4-3 shootout victory in
Washington as captain Olli Jokinen scored twice in regulation
and Nathan Horton and Joe Nieuwendyk tallied in the shootout.
Roberto Luongo made 33 saves and added a pair of stops in the
shootout as the Panthers concluded their road trip with a 2-2-1