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Rats Roundup: Gearing Up for the Season

by Peter Rossi /

Good Morning Panthers fans and welcome to the latest installment of Rats Roundup. Sit back, relax and enjoy catching up on the latest Panthers news!

Final Tune-Up

The Panthers head to Montreal to take on the Canadiens for their final preseason matchup tonight at Bell Centre at 7PM. You can stay up to date with the live stats for the game at

Clean Sweep 

This past week, the Cats battled the Lightning in two preseason games at BB&T Center, winning both games.

Jonathan Huberdeau notched two goals and Aleksander Barkov tallied three assists to lead the Panthers to a 4-2 win on Tuesday. For a recap, click HERE.

Video: 9/26/17 Post Game Interviews

In Thursday night's tilt, Jared McCann scored three goals to lead the Cats to a 5-2 victory.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Hear from the #Cats following the team's third-straight preseason win. #TBLvsFLA

Inside the Panthers

FOX Sports Florida, the regional television home of the Panthers, is proud to join the Cats in ramping back up for hockey season by premiering an all-new episode of "Inside the Panthers" this Monday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Titled "Back to Work," the half-hour episode documents the work the Panthers put in on and off the ice to get ready for the upcoming season. 

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Inside the Panthers is set to premiere on @FoxPANTHERS��� on October 2. ��

Pucks for Bucks

The Florida Panthers announced today in partnership with the Coral Springs Community Chest, that the club's second 'Pucks for Bucks' charity hockey game was rescheduled to Oct. 1 at BB&T Center starting at 4 p.m.

All proceeds will go towards the Coral Springs Community Chest.

Florida Panthers alumni Tomas Fleischmann, Tomas Vokoun, Peter Worrell, Bill Lindsay, Shawn Thornton and more are expected to lace up their skates for the alumni squad. Fans interested in attending should enter BB&T Center north main doors.

Fans are encouraged to donate $10 for admission to this game. All proceeds go to the Coral Springs Community Chest.

Starting the Season

The Cats kick off their 2017-18 season next week with a home-and-home against Tampa Bay. On Friday, the Panthers open their season in Tampa against the Bolts. On Saturday, October 7th, the Panthers play their first game at BB&T Center of the new season.

The Panthers will honor first responders and hurricane heroes during Hurricane Irma, and there will be some special guests in attendance. For tickets, click HERE

For a special ticket package, including a limited edition Panthers shirt, click HERE.

Fans can donate to Hurricane Irma Relief by donating to this link: Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle will be allocated to hurricane relief efforts. To view additional Hurricane Relief efforts, please visit

Panthers Radio Network

CBS Radio Miami's 560 WQAM will continue to serve as the Panthers flagship station, broadcasting all 82 games, as well as playoff contests. Throughout the season games can also be heard across Florida on Alpha Media's WMEN-AM 640 the Hurricane (Palm Beach), Florida Keys Media's WCTH-FM Thunder Country 100.3 (Florida Keys), and iHeart Media's WAXE 1370/107.9 (Treasure Coast). The broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Doug Plagens and color analyst Bill Lindsay will call the action. Plagens and Linsday's broadcast of the games can also be heard at

All stations that are part of the Panthers Radio Network will feature interviews and segments with Panthers personalities including ownership, management and players.

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