Premieres Statewide Tonight at 7:30pm Prior to Panthers at Wild game telecast at 8pm
SUNRISE – Next up on the all-access INSIDE THE PANTHERS series, FSN Florida follows the team on a road trip to Pittsburgh when the Panthers take on the Penguins. Hockey fans will learn all about what it takes to travel and prepare for the 41 away games they'll play this season. INSIDE THE PANTHERS: ON THE ROAD premieres on FSN Florida Thursday, February 8 at 7:30pm with multiple replays throughout the NHL season.
Interviews include insight from Austin Guhl, Panthers Director of team Services, who plans travel and accommodations for training camp and every road regular season game. Our cameras also follow the Panthers' three-man equipment staff, headed by Rob McLean, as they pack, crate, and load the gear for the Panthers trip to and from Pittsburgh. Panthers' video coach Pierre Groulx takes his portable video scouting equipment on the road and provides head coach Jacques Martin with video during the first and second period intermissions so the coaching staff can make any necessary adjustments.
Host Craig Minervini finds out from a player's perspective about the rigors of traveling in the NHL, follows them aboard their charter flight, checks in on the pre-game skate routine and even joins players for a team meal.
Encore half-hour episodes are slated to air on FSN Florida throughout the NHL season. INSIDE THE PANTHERS: ON THE ROAD replays Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6:30pm; Friday, Feb. 16 at 2pm; Monday, Feb. 19 at 2:30pm; Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7pm; Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30pm; Friday, Feb. 23 at 3:30pm and Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 9:30pm (ET).