Back to the grind - and the mean streets of Stuart / Port St. Lucie - but we'll toss out a few topics for discussion:
- Florida now has five straight games with at least 1 point earned in each
- In that stretch, the Panthers have outscored opponents 15-12; Sunday's 3-0 SO over NYR being the difference
- With 38 points, the Cats trail 9th place Carolina by 3...and eighth place Montreal by 7
- Is Cory Stillman back? A goal and assist coupled with a +2 on Monday would suggest he, well, may be
- Michael Frolik's 2 assists gave him his fifth multi-point night of the season and second in the past four games
- Need another reason to watch tomorrow's Panthers-Thrashers match on FS Florida? Bill Lindsay will swap spots with FS South's Darren Eliot for the first half of the second period.
Final stats of local interest from the CAN/USA semi-final game...
- Quinton Howden: 1g, 2pim, +1, 2 SOG, GWG
- Erik Gudbranson: 0 points, 0pim, +1, 0 SOG
- Nick Bjugstad: 0 points, 0pim, -1, 2 SOG
- Drew Shore: 0 points, 0pim, even, 2 SOG
Finland (Joonas Donskoi) will take on Switzerland this evening. Team USA will play Sweden Wednesday afternoon for the bronze, while Canada battles Russia for gold later that evening.