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Rats Roundup: Home Sweet Home

by Peter Rossi / FloridaPanthers.com

Good afternoon Panthers fans and welcome to the latest installment of Rats Roundup. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the most recent Cats news!

A Night of Firsts 

The Panthers kicked off their recent five-game homestand with a 8-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Radim Vrbata tallied his first three goals as a Panther for his seventh career hat trick.

Video: ANA@FLA: Vrbata records seventh career hat trick

Panthers first round draft pick Owen Tippett also notched the first goal of his NHL career off a sweet assist from Jamie McGinn. 

Video: ANA@FLA: Tippett scores first NHL goal on the rush

For a full game recap, click HERE.

Fear the Territory

The Cats continue their homestand when they take on Detroit tomorrow, October 28th at BB&T Center at 7 p.m. Be sure to join us for pregame Halloween Festivities. including Spookie Cookie Night. After the game, don your best costume and take part in an exclusive trick-or-treat on the ice! There may be some special guests in attendance as well! Click HERE for all the details! 

*Reminder for costumes/masks: Masks must be removed when entering the building and not be worn in pantherland. No props or costumes acessories that resemble swords, knives or guns.*

Petro's Blog

Defenseman Alex Petrovic shares his thoughts on the Panthers season thus far, and just how much a role mini golf plays in his down time in the latest Petrovic's Blog. Click HERE to read more!

Quick Hitters

- The Panthers claimed goaltender Antti Niemi off of waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

 - Our friends over at NHL.com wrote about Owen Tippett and trying to stay with the Panthers squad as the youngest current player in the NHL

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