Hurricanes at Panthers
When/where: 7:30 p.m., BB&T Center, Sunrise TV: FSF; Radio: 560-AM, 640-AM (Palm Beaches)
Scouting report: The pressure is on for the Panthers to end a three-game losing streak (four overall at home) before slipping farther back in the playoff race. Florida had numerous scoring chances but little to show for it in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Ottawa. Their 18th-ranked power play has looked sharper with four goals in the past three games. … The Panthers lost 3-2 in the first encounter with the Hurricanes, Nov. 27 at Carolina, and coach Gerard Gallant was fired immediately afterward. With Tom Rowe taking over as interim coach, they have gone from 11-10-1 to 28-23-10. … The Hurricanes (25-25-8) are also coming off a home loss Sunday, 3-1 to Calgary, concluding a 1-3-1 homestand. Jeff Skinner leads the team with 20 goals and 40 points. … Roberto Luongo, battling a slump, will be back in goal for the Panthers for only the third time in the past six games. He has only three wins in his past 10 games (nine starts). … Jonathan Huberdeau has 10 points (four goals) since returning from Achilles tendon surgery.