SUNRISE, Fla. - Thanks to the Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators, doubleheaders aren't just for baseball anymore.
That's right — two hockey teams, two games, one day.
Looking to generate some buzz as hockey's preseason opens, the Panthers will host the Predators on Monday in what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind event for the NHL. There has been instances of teams playing twinbills on the same day at things like rookie camps, for example, but a true doubleheader at hockey's top level is believed to have never been done before.
Let's skate two, anyone?
"Not sure if it's a one-tie or two-tie day ... probably a two-shirt day," new Panthers coach Kevin Dineen told reporters on Sunday.
It'll be a long day, for sure.