SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment would like to thank its fans for their support during an exciting 6-2 win by the Florida Panthers over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins last night, and for filling the BankAtlantic Center with 18,000-plus for the third consecutive home game.
All told, 56,760 guests visited the BankAtlantic Center during the last three home games vs. Pittsburgh (18,110), Montreal (19,851) and Boston (18,799), leading to an incredible atmosphere for Panthers fans, and maximum exposure for Panthers sponsors and supporters.
Florida, now just two points out of a playoff spot, heads on the road for the next three games – all on Fox Sports Florida and 790 the Ticket – at Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 5, Montreal on Jan. 7 and Ottawa on Jan. 9. The Panthers were led last night by Radek Dvorak’s third career hat trick and Tomas Vokoun’s 46 saves in the win over the Penguins. In addition, Nathan Horton continues to lead the Panthers offense, posting two more assists last night to go with 16 points in his last 11 games and 14-27-41 on the season.
The Panthers will be back at the BankAtlantic Center on Jan. 13 when they face Alex Ovechkin and the Southeast Division-leading Washington Capitals. Tickets are still available by calling 954-835-PUCK or logging on to FloridaPanthers.com.
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. Home to more than 200 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center was a finalist for Arena of the Year in annual awards given by trade publication Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of Sawgrass Live presented by BankAtlantic.