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Rats Roundup: Back-To-Back at BB&T Center, NHL All-Star Fan Vote

by Peter Rossi @FlaPanthers / FloridaPanthers.com

Good morning and welcome to the latest edition of Rats Roundup!

The Cats are hosting two games this weekend in Sunrise, vote your favorite Panther for the 2020 NHL All-Star Game and more! Sit back, relax and catch up on all the latest Panthers news!

Busy Weekend at BB&T Center

This weekend, the Panthers will welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks to Sunrise. It will be the first time this season the Cats will play against both teams as the Panthers look to solidify their standing in a tightly contested Atlantic Division.

Saturday's game against Columbus will also be the fourth 'Territory Takeover' night of the season as we celebrate the city of Boca Raton. Fans who live in Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach can use their resident ID to receive special discounts at concession stands and special pricing on domestic beers at the Coors Light Cold Zone.

To find out information on upcoming Territory Takeover nights, visit FloridaPanthers.com/TerritoryTakeover. For tickets, click HERE

On Sunday, the Panthers will take on the Sharks at 5 p.m. But for those who are early risers or just want to enjoy some sun, come celebrate Yoda Day with us on the JetBlue Tarmac at 10 a.m.

By purchasing a special ticket package, you receive a one-hour yoga session, a Panthers yogi tank top and one ticket to the Sharks game that night or to the Dec. 10 game against the Lightning. To get your package, click HERE and namaste!

If yoga is not your thing, then click HERE for tickets to the matchup. 

Fan Vote

Voting is now open for fans to select their favorite Panther as a divisional captain in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis. Click HERE to vote and don't forget, you can vote up to 10 times in a 24-hour period.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Cats fans, you can now vote for your #FlaPanthers #NHLAllStar through Dec. 20 by going to https://t.co/FVxNuqAqKg! ��� pic.twitter.com/fAVL13HY4M

It's No Trap

The Panthers are holding an ultimate Star Wars Experience contest for fans in a galaxy not so far away.

Enter now to win two tickets to Star Wars Night at BB&T Center on Dec. 12 and two tickets to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie in IMAX at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science!

Enter HERE and may the force be with you! 

Territory Talk

On this week's episode of the Territory Talk podcast, Florida Panthers goaltender Chris Driedger sat down with Jameson Olive and Doug Plagens for a nice long chat about picking up the win in his first NHL start, the long and winding road it took for him to get there and his mindset moving forward.

Jameson and Panthers digital host Katie Gaus also took some time to break down the team's impressive shutout win over Nashville, tough loss to Minnesota and the road ahead of the team's franchise-record homestand.

Listen below and head over to FloridaPanthers.com/TerritoryTalk to subscribe! 

Quick Hitters

- Aleksi Saarela was recalled from the Springfield Thunderbirds. 

- On Thursday, the Panthers visited three local South Florida hospitals to spread some holiday cheer. 

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Today we had the very special opportunity to visit three South Florida Hospitals.��� pic.twitter.com/MXoy9r0yUi

- Come visit the Holiday "Sip N' Stroll" at BB&T Center on Dec. 7.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Celebrate the holidays with a drink in hand & a stroll down our Florida Panthers Art Walk. Join us in the Chairman's Club at @thebbtcenter on Dec. 7 & enjoy live paintings and art for purchase. 🎨More >> https://t.co/wvTECFAb7z pic.twitter.com/QjbUuTyrAd

- Join us for Same Here South Florida, a Mental Health Awareness Night on Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

- The Panthers (@FlaPanthers) and Stanley C. Panther (@StanleyCPanther) are now on TikTok! 

- Holiday ornaments are available outside Club Lexus all month long! 

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Add the perfect touch to your holiday season with a mystery signed Florida Panthers ornament! 🎄To purchase, stop by the @FlaPanthersCARE table outside of Club Lexus tonight during #MINvsFLA. pic.twitter.com/g0gYh5BBEG

- Keith Yandle and Vincent Trocheck stopped by the Museum of Discovery and Science to learn about the Florida panther and take part in the 'Panther Prowl.' 

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: This week on Panthers in Paradise with @visitlauderdale, Keith Yandle & Vincent Trocheck head to @MODSFTL to take part in the ���Panther Prowl.' An educational augmented reality experience to learn about the Florida Panthers. Watch. ������ pic.twitter.com/7eamQSXPi5

- Season ticket holders had a great time at their holiday skate at BB&T Center.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Thank you season ticket holders for coming out to skate with us at @thebbtcenter! ������ 🤗 pic.twitter.com/c5SYrje5z9

- On Wednesday, Panthers staff assisted the Harvest Drive in packing boxes of donated food items to be distributed to Broward County Schools for local families in need. 

Tweet from @FlaPanthersCARE: #FlaPanthers staff packed boxes of food today that will be distributed by @TheHarvestDrive & @BrowardCounty schools to local families in need. pic.twitter.com/lJc1WqBIgL

- Thanks to all who came out and made our first "Pucks and Pints" Beerfest of the season a success! Stay tune for information about when the second Beerfest date will be. 

Video: 2019 Pucks and Pints Beerfest

- Noel Acciari was mic'd up when the Panthers visited the Capitals in November. 

Video: Mic'd Up: Noel Acciari

- There were some Cats cellys highlighted in the NHL's Best Cellys for the month of November (hint: check out 4:47 and 7:29 of the video). 

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