Panthers searching for goals, host Hurricanes

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Carolina (11-8-2) at Florida (7-11-1) 7:30 p.m. EST

SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) -- Another goal scoring drought has

dropped the Florida Panthers into last place in the Eastern

Conference.

Florida will look to break out on the offensive end and lift

itself out of the basement when it hosts the Carolina Panthers

on Monday.

The Panthers have been road warriors to start the season,

playing 12 of its 19 games away from home so far this campaign.

They are 3-8-1 on the season, having managed two goals or less

in seven of those contests.

David Booth, who leads the team with nine goals, scored in the

Panthers' 4-2 loss to Boston on Friday. Nathan Horton has six

goals and six assists for Florida, which ranks last in the NHL

with 44 goals.

Carolina had its first three-game winning streak of the season

snapped in a 5-2 loss to Nashville on Sunday.

Cam Ward allowed a season-high five goals as the Hurricanes

ended a four-game homestand on a sour note. Matt Cullen and

Chad LaRose scored for Carolina.

Carolina posted a 6-4 victory over Florida in the season opener

behind tallies by six different players and three assists from

Tim Gleason.

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