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Panthers Week on Fox Sports Florida Provides the Ultimate Countdown to Opening Night

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Oct. 1, 2014) – With the start of the 2014-15 NHL regular season just over a week away, FOX Sports Florida, the regional television home of the Florida Panthers, will be providing the perfect countdown to opening night by introducing “Panthers Week” for hockey fans throughout South Florida.

“Panthers Week” will begin on Friday, Oct. 3rd at 6:30 p.m. with the premiere of the “Florida Panthers Preseason Special.” From the debut of the preseason special through Wednesday evening, Oct. 8th, FOX Sports Florida will feature more than 30 hours of Panthers programming, including replays of six of the best Panthers victories from last season. All the coverage will lead Panthers fans up to the Thursday, Oct. 9th season opener versus the rival Tampa Bay Lightning.

The “Florida Panthers Preseason Special” will be a must-watch show to start “Panthers Week” as it features interviews with new Head Coach Gerard Gallant, as well as Panthers teammates Roberto Luongo, Nick Bjugstad, Erik Gudbranson, Jonathan Huberdeau, Brian Campbell, Aleksander Barkov and Brad Boyes. Analyst Bill Lindsay will also introduce the new additions to the Panthers roster in Willie Mitchell, Al Montoya, Jussi Jokinen, Dave Bolland, Shawn Thornton and Derek MacKenzie. Rejoining the FOX Sports Florida Panthers broadcast team this season, color analyst Denis Potvin highlights the Cats revamped roster with Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon in a 1-on-1 interview. Hosted by Drew Goldfarb and produced by Frank Forte, the “Florida Panthers Preseason Special” concludes with play-by-play announcer Steve “Goldie” Goldstein in a “round table” discussion with Potvin and Lindsay about the team’s outlook for the season and what they have to do to make the NHL playoffs.

Panthers Week on FOX Sports Florida Schedule:

Friday, Oct. 3rd:

6:30 p.m. “Florida Panthers Preseason Special” premiere

7:00 p.m. Replay of Florida Panthers at Dallas Stars (10/3/13)

9:00 p.m. “Florida Panthers Preseason Special” replay

9:30 p.m. “Inside the Panthers”

12:00 a.m. Replay of Florida Panthers at Dallas Stars (10/3/13)

Saturday, Oct. 4th:

7:30 p.m. Replay of Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers (10/11/13)

9:30 p.m. “Florida Panthers Preseason Special” replay

10:00 p.m. “Inside the Panthers”

10:30 p.m. “Inside the Panthers”

12:00 a.m. Replay of Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers (10/11/13)

Sunday, Oct. 5th:

7:00 p.m. Replay of Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers (12/13/13)

9:00 p.m. “Florida Panthers Preseason Special” replay

9:30 p.m. “Inside the Panthers”

12:00 a.m. Replay of Washington Capitals at Florida Panthers (12/13/13)

Monday, Oct. 6th:

7:00 p.m. Replay of Montreal Canadiens at Florida Panthers (12/29/13)

9:00 p.m. “Florida Panthers Preseason Special” replay

9:30 p.m. “Inside the Panthers”

12:00 a.m. Replay of Montreal Canadiens at Florida Panthers (12/29/13)

Tuesday, Oct. 7th:

7:00 p.m. Replay of Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers (3/7/13)

9:00 p.m. “Florida Panthers Preseason Special” replay

9:30 p.m. “Inside the Panthers”

12:00 a.m. Replay of Buffalo Sabres at Florida Panthers (3/7/13)

Wednesday, Oct. 8th:

7:00 p.m. Replay of Florida Panthers at San Jose Sharks (3/18/13)

9:00 p.m. “Florida Panthers Preseason Special” replay

9:30 p.m. “Inside the Panthers”

12:00 a.m. Replay of Florida Panthers at San Jose Sharks (3/18/13)

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