The Cats' new attitude has them thinking offense, offense, offense.
Cats @ Leafs, 7p - Air Canada Centre, FSN-FL
Panthers: 23-18-8 54P, 3rd in SE Maple Leafs: 19-23-8 46P, 4th in NE
LAST 10: FLA: 6-2-2 TOR: 3-5-2
HOME & AWAY: TOR (H): 9-10-5 FLA (A): 11-12-3
GAME 2 of 4 SEASON SERIES: 1-0 (FLA)
ALL-TIME: 25-13-7 (TOR)
Florida attempts to right the ship following a blow-out 3-1 loss in Uniondale on Saturday. 3-1 may not seem a definitive blow-out by historical standards, but an ugly night it was, and may well have turned out far worse. Full marks to the Islanders, who Showed Up.
Tonight we deal with a Toronto Maple Leafs club which has been rather up and down since the start of the season, but lately has stolen a points few from not only conference bretheren, but Southeastern foes as well. With Brian Burke behind the scenes, a scary bunch is guaranteed. On that note...does Burkie go after Anaheim's
Stampy Chris Pronger?
See that red undergarment? The Habs wear red. Conspiracy?
AT THE ENDS
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V-Tos starts. That's the guess from The Box.
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T-Vo will start his eleventh straight game tonight. I think. Getting rather fatigued with all the Kentucky Fried Chicken-isms, i.e. KFC, T-Vo, V-Tos, B-Mac, J-Bo, etc...
J-Mar in a scene you will not see. Thankfully.
BATTERED AND BRUISED
Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
Florida Panthers Injuries
David Booth (flu) is questionable. His health, that is.
The clock's ticking...and lottery balls are a-flyin'.
Nothing changed on Monday, given there were no games within the SE. Tuesday will be another story, as the Cats face not only conference trouble-maker Toronto, but the rest of the division.
Buffalo's whirlwind western tour went downhill in Anaheim last night, as the Ducks ended the evening with a 3-2 victory over the Sabres. Some good news for Florida fans.
All the kids are in action this evening, and all on the road. Eerie.
- Washington @ New Jersey, 7p. The juggernaut Caps look to continue steamrolling through the conference.
- Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders, 7p. Sound like a lot of nothingness? Think again. The Bolts sit within ten points of eighth place.
- Atlanta @ NY Rangers, 7:30p. NEXT...
- Carolina @ Vancouver, 10p. Mats Sundin recovers his scoring touch and lights the lamp for four goals in the first per...wow. Anyone else seeing spots?
AND KEEP AN EYE ON...
- Pittsburgh @ Montreal, 7:30p. The Pens are toast. Move along.
LITTER BOX LINERS
Look, Porter: it says here the Panthers' odds at making the post-season have never been better!
Palm Beach Post: GM Martin deals Bouwmeester to Columbus
Globe & Mail: Pressure to win in Florida?
Toronto Star: Blake back on track
AP via NHL.com: game preview
AccuScore via The Sporting News
Maple Leafs website (and that blue liver-thing is still being employed)
FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
Cat Scratch (FLA)
Panthers on the Prowl (FLA)
Pension Plan Puppets (TOR) an SBNation blog
Battle of Ontario (TOR)
Bitter Leaf Fan (TOR)
Diehard Blue & White (TOR)
Forget about January 6th? Relive it all here. Bryan McCabe Warning: they're not happy with you. Losers.