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Rats Roundup: Barky's an All-Star, Promos at BB&T

by Peter Rossi / FloridaPanthers.com

Good morning Panthers fans and welcome to the latest Rats Roundup! Catch up on all things Panthers from this week, including Aleksander being named to the NHL All-Star roster and exciting new promos at BB&T Center.

Sit back, relax, and kick off your weekend with a little Cats news.

Hey Now, You're An All-Star

On Jan. 10, Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov was named to the Atlantic Division's All-Star team.

Barkov ranks second on the Panthers with 40 points on 14 goals and 26 assists. His 22:29 of ice time per game -- up more than three minutes from last season -- are also the most among any NHL forward so far this season, as he averages ample time on both the power play (3:21) and penalty kill (1:56).

It is the first time Barkov will skate in NHL All-Star festivities, and he could not be more excited.

"It feels great," said Barkov. "I'm happy to be there. I'm happy to be invited to such a great happening. I feel really, really proud. I think it's going to be nice. It's my first time [as an All-Star], but I've been watching it every year on the TV, especially when I came here."

The NHL All-Star Weekend will be held Jan. 27-28 at Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beginning with the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. ET and concluding with the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Video: Aleksander Barkov All-Star Team Reactions

Stay tuned to FloridaPanthers.com for the latest All-Star game info and exclusive behind-the-scenes content of Barkov at the All-Star game!

Twitter Takeover

Panthers netminder James Reimer sat down yesterday and answered fan's questions during his Twitter Takeover. A variety of topics was covered, from his favorite childhood memories to what Disney movies he likes to watch in his spare time.

Click HERE for the highlights.

Game On

The Panthers and Bruins weren't going to let Mother Nature get in the way of some hockey. The NHL announced that the postponed game between the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins originally scheduled for Jan. 4, has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 8, at TD Garden.

The start time for the game will be 7:30 p.m. ET.

Fun Times at BB&T

We already know that attending a Panthers game at BB&T Center is a great time, but we decided things could be even better.

New promotions have been announced for all fans for the second half of the Panthers regular season at BB&T Center. Three special day-of-the-week promotions will be available to all fans.

Starting with the Feb. 6 matchup against the Vancouver Canucks, Tuesday home games for the remainder of the 2017-18 regular season will feature a special ticket option starting at $10 for select sections of BB&T Center. This offer will be available to purchase online only and will require mobile entry to the building.

Thursday nights will mark the return of "$5 Beer Nights." Fans can enjoy $5 beers at Sections 108, 119, 130, 305, 328, the Coors Light Cold Zone and Mardi Gras Jester's Court.

Beginning on Jan. 19, each Friday home game will be a "Free Shirt Friday." The first 10,000 fans in the building on Jan. 19, Feb. 9 and March 2 will receive an exclusive giveaway shirt.

Additionally, the Sahlen's Value Pack will continue to be available for select games. Including four tickets, four hot dogs, four popcorns and four sodas and starting at $99, this pack is the perfect way to enjoy Florida Panthers Hockey with a group of friends or family. To see which games this package is available for, visit FloridaPanthers.com/ValuePack.

Please visit FloridaPanthers.com/promos for a full list of upcoming promotional nights at BB&T Center.

Quick Hitters

- Head coach Bob Boughner likes the Panthers resolve and expects better results in the second half of the season.

 - The Panthers held a floorball clinic at BB&T Center for Broward Schools to distribute equipment and teach the game of floorball. 

Video: Broward Schools Floorball Program

- Looking for the perfect Valentine's gift for your sweetheart? Then order a Valentine's Stan Gram!

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