SUNRISE, Fla. – Fans of the Florida Panthers have been happily adapting to a sudden uptick in goal scoring over the past few years.
During their current five-game winning streak, the Panthers are averaging over five goals per victory. They’ve also scored more than any other team so far this season, averaging a league-best 3.72 goals per game.
For a weekend next winter, however, even those absurdly high numbers might seem a little low.
According to George Richards of The Athletic, the 2021 NHL All-Star Game is coming to the BB&T Center in Sunrise.
An official announcement from the league is expected sometime during the 2020 NHL All-Star Weekend, which is being held in St. Louis on Jan. 24-25.
This will be the second time that the City of Sunrise has hosted the annual superstar showcase.
Back in 2003 at the then-Office Depot Center, Olli Jokinen gave the local crowd a thrill when he tied the game at five midway through the third period of what ended as a shootout loss to the Western Conference.
Jokinen was one of two Panthers players selected for the game, but the only Panthers player to participate in it.