1) Friday October 11th: Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers
So lets just get right into it. The Florida Panthers begin their season on the road at Dallas on October 3rd. After a four game road stretch, the Panthers will finally return to the BB&T Center for their home opener against the Stanley Cup favorite Pittsburgh Penguins. As you probably are aware, the Panthers are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and their home opener against the Penguins is being marketed as a “throwback night”. The Penguins were the first opponent the Panthers ever faced in South Florida, almost exactly 20 years ago, October 12th 1993 to be exact. The Penguins won that matchup 2-1 so hopefully the night is not too much of a throwback.