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Territory Talk: The Panthers Find a Spark; Matheson Joins the Show

by Jameson Olive & Doug Plagens @FlaPanthers /

The Panthers are 2-0-1 over their last three games and have climbed right back into the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference. In this week's episode, Jameson Olive looks at how a strong commitment to defense has helped the team turn a corner.

Also, the "Luu!" chants returned to BB&T Center during Roberto Luongo's emotional jersey retirement ceremony last week. Plus, Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson joins the show to talk about how Luongo impacted his own career, including sharing a few personal stories.

Highlights of the episode include:

• The Panthers have clawed their way back into the playoff picture. (1:10)

• Hear from MacKenzie Weegar and Aleksander Barkov in Dallas. (5:05)

Chris Driedger hasn't skipped a beat in his return to Florida's net. (8:25)

• The "Luu!" chants returned to BB&T Center for one very special night. (10:40)

Mike Matheson joins the show to discuss his time with Roberto Luongo. (14:20)

• The Panthers prospect of the week! (23:45)

• A look at Florida's road ahead, including four games before next episode. (26:00)

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