Tune in to FOX Sports Florida (South Florida) at 8 p.m. to watch the Florida Panthers take on the St.Louis Blues!
Since coach Ken Hitchcock took over the St. Louis Blues earlier this month, the results of his up-tempo approach have been a better power play and heavy point production from his defensemen.
The Florida Panthers' power play still has room for improvement, but the contributions from their blueliners have been outstanding.
St. Louis tries to extend its home point streak to eight Thursday night when the Panthers look to continue one of the most dominant road stretches in franchise history.
Back on an NHL bench for the first time since getting fired by Columbus in February 2010, Hitchcock has already made a major impact since replacing the fired Davis Payne on Nov. 6. The Blues, who are 3-0-1 since the switch following Tuesday's 2-1 win over Detroit, have gone 3 for 14 on the power play since Hitchcock took over. They converted 3 of 40 opportunities under Payne.
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