The defending Stanley Cup champs are in town, fresh off a 4-3 win in Tampa last night. The Panthers have their hands full tonight, for sure.
Before we get to the hockey, let's talk turkey. Or at least stuffing. The Panthers are holding their annual food drive, with collections taking place tonight outside the arena. Collections will be taken tonight, and also before the game on Nov. 24. Those who forget to bring their canned goods can also make a cash donation.
Those who bring their non-perishables to the arena are also in for an extra treat -- as if doing something nice for the less fortunate in our community isn't enough incentive: There will be a nightly prize, with those making donations being entered. There's different prizes, like signed sticks, meet-and-greets and free tickets to the ADT Club.
Gregory Campbell has already donated a couple of cases of soup. He likes it because it tastes good.
-- Back to hockey talk: The Panthers will once more go with Craig Anderson, with Tomas Vokoun saying his back feels a lot better. Tyler Plante, brought up from the ECHL as a emergency, is already on his way back to Dayton, Ohio, starting tomorrow night. Plante practiced in Vokoun's place yesterday, but wasn't on the ice this morning.
-- Campbell is questionable tonight; Radek Dvorak is back in. Noah Welch is the healthy scratch, although if Campbell can go, someone else will have to sit.
-- The Wings are expected to start Ty Conklin in net; Conklin has been very good against the Cats in his career, going 5-0 in five starts. Conklin was 3-0 against the Cats last year while filling in for the Penguins.
-- Anderson has won three of his five starts this season, and since Jan. 3 of last season, has won 11 of 16 decisions.