PANTHERS (4-7-2) at HURRICANES (4-5-3)
7 p.m. ET; FS-F, FS-CR, NHL.TV
Goaltender Roberto Luongo will try to take sole possession of fourth place on the NHL's all-time wins list when the Florida Panthers face the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Tuesday. A victory in his 500th appearance with Florida would give Luongo 455 wins, breaking a tie with Curtis Joseph. Luongo will make his second straight start after missing six games with a hand injury.
The Hurricanes will be without Brett Pesce for the third straight game. Carolina coach Bill Peters said the third-year defenseman has not been cleared to play after sustaining a concussion in practice last Tuesday. The Hurricanes juggled all four lines after a 2-1 shootout loss at the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.
The Panthers and Hurricanes are each 0-2-2 in their past four games.
Players to watch
Panthers center Aleksander Barkov has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in his past eight games.
Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner has seven points (five goals, two assists) in his past eight games.
They said it
"You've got to have a patient game. They're real disciplined in their systems, they don't give you a lot in the neutral zone. If we get a couple power plays, we've got to be urgent early. We can't wait around. We're going to have to play a smart, simple road game. They really press up in the neutral zone. We're going to have to be prepared to put pucks behind them." -- Panthers coach Bob Boughner on facing the Hurricanes
"I'd like to see [a shot] from the point, a half-slapper with net-front traffic, where the goalie can't see it. That would be a good shot. How about a slide-wrister from the blue line with traffic? Let's get some quality, let's get some quantity, let's get some seconds and thirds. It's been a problem for us. They need to start going in." -- Hurricanes coach Bill Peters on generating quality shots
Panthers projected lineup
Jonathan Huberdeau -- Aleksander Barkov -- Evgenii Dadonov
Connor Brickley -- Vincent Trocheck -- Radim Vrbata
Jamie McGinn -- Jared McCann -- Nick Bjugstad
Micheal Haley -- Derek MacKenzie -- Colton Sceviour
Keith Yandle -- Aaron Ekblad
Ian McCoshen -- Mark Pysyk
Mike Matheson -- Alex Petrovic
Scratched: MacKenzie Weegar, Antti Niemi
Hurricanes projected lineup
Sebastian Aho -- Jordan Staal -- Teuvo Teravainen
Jeff Skinner -- Derek Ryan -- Elias Lindholm
Brock McGinn -- Victor Rask -- Justin Williams
Joakim Nordstrom -- Marcus Kruger -- Josh Jooris
Jaccob Slavin -- Justin Faulk
Haydn Fleury -- Trevor van Riemsdyk
Noah Hanifin -- Roland McKeown
Scratched: Patrick Brown, Klas Dahlbeck
Injured: Brett Pesce (concussion), Lee Stempniak (back)
The Panthers returned Owen Tippett, their first-round pick (No. 10) in the 2017 NHL Draft, to Mississauga of the Ontario Hockey League on Monday. ... Stempniak, who has not played this season, participated in the morning skate. Peters said Stempniak is "getting closer."
Huberdeau has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in the past eight games. Trocheck has eight points (three goals, five assists) in the past five games, and Dadonov has seven points (four goals, three assists) in the past five. ... Teravainen has five points (one goal, four assists) in the past five games. The Hurricanes have one power-play goal in the past seven games.