Series (Game 2 of 4)
Philadelphia leads 2-1
(20-6-4, 53 pts)
(12-17-2, 35 pts)
5:00 PM ET, January 2, 2004
BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
M. Comrie (Flyers - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0
N. Horton (Panthers - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
J. Hackett (Flyers - G): Saves: 29, Save Pct.: .967
SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- The Florida Panthers try to extend
their home unbeaten streak to seven games Friday when they host
the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Panthers are 3-0-3-0 at the Office Depot Center since a 4-3
overtime loss to Atlanta on December 6. The last time they did
not earn a point at home was a 4-0 defeat to the Ottawa Senators
on December 3.
Florida is unbeaten in its last three (1-0-2-0) games after a
2-2 road tie against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Roberto Luongo
made 40 saves while defenseman Mike Van Ryan and Viktor Kozlov
The Panthers are hoping to win consecutive games for the first
time since December 3-5. They have just three victories in
their last 13 games (3-3-4-3).
Philadelphia improved to 1-1-2-1 on its eight-game road trip
Monday with a 7-2 rout of the St. Louis Blues. The Flyers
scored five power-play goals, with Mark Recchi notching two.
Jeremy Roenick also scored twice and defenseman Joni Pitkanen,
Tony Amonte, Donald Brashear each tallied.
Roenick had a goal in Philadelphia's 5-1 victory over Florida on