This relationship is going to be very important for Florida, which is trying to gain ground in the image of the playoffs in the Eastern conference. The Panthers start their game on the west coast here and one could see their confrontation here in one of one of two different ways. On the positive side, they catch San Jose without erik, who is out to have the purge broken, and Evander Kane who is suspended. And San Jose who has won four out of five. Florida doesn't have the impulse to beat the San Jose here.