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Red Carpet Debut

JolieTAMPA -- David Brine gets the call to replace Jozef Stumpel, and it's the NHL debut for the 23-year-old who has jumped some real obstacles to get to this point.

Good for him. Hope all the folks in Nova Scotia are tuned in (yes, I know Nova Scotia is quite large).

-- Brine is sporting No. 45, only the third player to do so in Florida's illustrious history. The others? Take a guess.

-- Good news for Panthers is David Booth is good to go. And that's bad news for Stefan Meyer, who joins Magnum Johansson in the press box as a healthy scratch.

-- Stumpel has a slight separation of his shoulder, JM says. We'll know more Monday.

-- Tomas Vokoun in net tonight to no one's surprise.

-- If you guessed Rhett Warrener and Brad Ference are the only other Panthers to wear No. 45, you're right! Give yourself something special as a reward.