Final OT

Series (Game 2 of 8)

Carolina leads 7-1

Game 1: Wednesday, October 11th
Hurricanes3Final
Panthers6
Game 2: Saturday, December 23rd
Hurricanes3Final
OT
Panthers2
Game 3: Tuesday, December 26th
Panthers2Final
Hurricanes4
Game 4: Thursday, January 11th
Panthers4Final
Hurricanes6
Game 5: Tuesday, January 16th
Hurricanes3Final
OT
Panthers2
Game 6: Tuesday, March 13th
Panthers1Final
Hurricanes3
Game 7: Sunday, April 1st
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SO
Panthers3
Game 8: Saturday, April 7th
Panthers4Final
OT
Hurricanes5

Hurricanes 3

(19-14-4, 42 pts)

Panthers 2

(13-18-7, 33 pts)

7:30 PM ET, December 23, 2006

BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida

1 2 3 OT T
CAR 1 1 0 13
FLA 2 0 0 02

E. Cole (Hurricanes - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

O. Jokinen (Panthers - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

R. Whitney (Hurricanes - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Carolina (18-14-4) at Florida (13-18-6) 7:30 pm EST

Carolina (18-14-4) at Florida (13-18-6) 7:30 pm EST

SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- The Florida Panthers try for their fourth straight win when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

The Panthers started their streak with a 6-3 pounding of Boston and followed up by beating Toronto, 7-3.

Florida won its third straight with a 3-2 comeback victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday. The Panthers, who had not won a game all season when trailing after two periods, scored three third-period goals to get the win.

Chris Gratton and Nathan Horton scored goals 21 seconds apart to tie the game, 2-2, before Rostislav Olesz scored midway through the third period.

The Hurricanes come off a 5-1 triumph over the New York Islanders on Friday. Rod Brind'Amour led the Hurricanes with a goal and two assists while Cory Stillman had three assists.

Cam Ward made 24 saves for Carolina, which went 4-for-9 on the power play.

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