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Florida Panthers vs Chicago Blackhawks: Panthers Premier

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Florida Panthers are unfamiliar foes considering the two teams did not play each other due to last seasons lockout.

The two teams last matchup on Jan. 20, 2012 ended in a 3-1 Blackhawks win at the United Center.

The Hawks return to the BB&T Center for the first time since Nov. 3, 2011 to play the Panthers on Tuesday night. Here is some basic information to know in this primer on the Panthers.

Stanley Cups: 0

Head Coach: Kevin Dineen

Captain: Ed Jovanovski

Starting Goaltender: Tim Thomas (232 MIN, 2-3) and Jacob Markstrom (300 MIN, 1-3) have split time this season.

Division: Atlantic

Last Game: 2-1 shootout win at home against the Minnesota Wild.

2013 Record: 3-6-0, 6 points with a 1-4 record on the road.

Leader in Points: Winger Tomas Fleischmann, 8 points (1G, 7A)

Leader in Goals: Center Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau, 3 goals

Leader in Assists: Fleischmann, 7 assists

Leader in Penalty Minutes: Defenseman Erik Gudbranson, 30 minutes

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