Final

Series (Game 2 of 8)

Carolina leads 6-2

Game 1: Saturday, November 5th
Panthers0Final
Hurricanes2
Game 2: Friday, November 11th
Hurricanes1Final
Panthers0
Game 3: Friday, December 23rd
Panthers3Final
Hurricanes4
Game 4: Wednesday, January 25th
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SO
Panthers3
Game 5: Friday, March 3rd
Panthers2Final
Hurricanes5
Game 6: Friday, March 10th
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Panthers5
Game 7: Saturday, March 11th
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OT
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Game 8: Friday, March 31st
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Hurricanes3

Hurricanes 1

(12-2-1, 25 pts)

Panthers 0

(6-8-3, 15 pts)

7:30 PM ET, November 11, 2005

BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida

1 2 3 T
CAR 0 1 01
FLA 0 0 00

E. Staal (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

R. Luongo (Panthers - G): Saves: 34, Save Pct.: .971

M. Gerber (Hurricanes - G): Saves: 26, Save Pct.: 1.000

Carolina (11-2-1) at Florida (6-7-3) 7:30 pm EST

Carolina (11-2-1) at Florida (6-7-3), 7:30 pm EST

SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- The Carolina Panthers hope to continue their unprecedented success when they visit the struggling Florida Panthers on Friday.

Riding a franchise-record eight-game winning streak, the Hurricanes are off to the best start in club history. The previous club mark was a seven-game streak in March 1985, when the team was known as the Hartford Whalers.

Erik Cole also made history Wednesday against Buffalo, becoming the first player to be awarded two penalty shots in the same game. He converted on the first of those attempts and supplied two assists in a 5-3 triumph.

Eric Staal added an assist to extend his points streak to nine games. The second overall pick in the 2003 draft has 27 points - one behind league leaders Peter Forsberg of Philadelphia and Daniel Alfredsson of Ottawa.

Florida has lost six straight games, including three in overtime or a shootout. The Panthers were dealt a 4-3 setback by the New York Rangers on Wednesday in their first home game since October 20.

Carolina received third-period goals from Rod Brind'Amour and Niclas Wallin in a 2-0 home triumph against Florida on Saturday. Martin Gerber made 27 saves to record his first shutout of the season.

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