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Rats Roundup: Viktor E. Dash Arrives at BB&T Center

by Peter Rossi /

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

Viktor E. Dash comes to BB&T Center, the Cats have back-to-back games and more! Sit back, relax and catch up on all the latest Panthers news!

A Race to Fight Cancer

On Sunday, Nov. 24 the Panthers and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will host the fourth-annual Viktor E. Dash at BB&T Center at 8 a.m.

There will be a 5k race and a one-mile run/walk to honor former Panthers employee Peggy Ziady, which will begin at 8:45 a.m. All registered racers will receive 1 ticket to the game against Buffalo on Nov. 24th in Sunrise, or one ticket to the game on Dec. 10 vs the Lightning.

Those who participate in the 5k race will also receive a special edition finisher's medal! Take a look at last year's race below and click HERE to sign up for this year's event!

The price to register on race day goes up to $45 so sign up early!

Video: 2018 Viktor E. Dash 5K

Back-to-Back Cats

This weekend, the Panthers will skate against the Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres.

The team heads into the weekend on the heels of a three-game win streak, fresh off the heels of another thrilling comeback victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.

Video: Ekblad, Panthers rally past Ducks for OT win

Read Jameson Olive's 5 Takeaways's HERE.

On Saturday, the Cats will head to Raleigh, N.C. to visit the Hurricanes in the second matchup of the season against the two squads. Then on Sunday, the Sabres will travel to Sunrise to take on the Panthers at 5 p.m.

As usual, fans can stay tuned to for game previews, highlights and 5 Takeaways after each game and click HERE to snag tickets to Sunday's matchup at BB&T Center!

Dadonov Joins Territory Talk

On this week's episode of the Territory Talk podcast, Doug Plagens and Jameson Olive looked at Florida's continued success to start the season and place in the standings.

Also, Panthers winger Evgenii Dadonov joined the show to talk about the importance of a hot start, his play on the team's terrific top line and how he first got into playing hockey back in his native Russia. Highlights of the episode include:

• Looking back at Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. (1:10)

Vincent Trocheck's thoughts on Florida's place in the standings. (3:50)

• The Panthers are taking charge, never hitting the panic button. (6:15)

• Florida's power play is full of weapons and continues to dominate. (8:25)

• An interview with Panthers winger Evgenii Dadonov. (10:45)

• Dadonov succeeding by doing a little bit of everything. (21:15)

• Top line leading the charge, but Panthers getting scoring from all over. (23:35)

• Jameson's picks his Panthers prospect of the week. (27:15)

• The road ahead, including a big Atlantic Division battle. (29:10)

Listen below and if you'd like new episodes of the Territory Talk podcast delivered directly to your phone or inbox each week, visit to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud or Spotify.

First Responders

On Thursday, the Cats held their First Responders night at BB&T Center. The Panthers have special autographed First Responder jerseys for auction online that fans can bid on until Dec. 3. Click HERE to bid now!

Tweet from @FOXSportsFL: .@katie_gaus has the scoop on @FlaPanthers First Responders Night at the @thebbtcenter. 👮👩���🚒#FlaPanthers #OneTerritory #NHL

Quick Hitters

- Keith Yandle was named the NHL's third star of the week ending Nov. 17.

- Q&A: Toninato Talks Call-Up, Opportunity with Panthers.

- Looking for some holiday gift ideas? Give the gift of Panthers hockey with one of our holiday suite packages.

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Treat yourself & those in your life to something suite this holiday season with our Holiday Suite Package! 🎁More info >>

- Our Hockey Holiday Rink in Greenacres is now open! Click HERE for all the info!

- Puck and Pints beerfest is almost here! Grab your tickets now and enjoy sipping on some suds!

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