Tuesday Caterwaul: Panthers Open Forum

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 5: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals defends against Tomas Fleischmann #14 of the Florida Panthers on December 5, 2011 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Capitals 5-4. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

"We were all kind of watching Fleischmann do his thing out there, and that’s what happens."

- Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner, via the Washington Times





The Eastern Front

Rank

Team

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

GF

GA

Home

Away

L/10

Streak

1

Pittsburgh

28

16

8

4

36

86

69

8-2-2

8-6-2

5-4-1

Lost 1

2

Boston

25

17

7

1

35

88

52

10-5-1

7-2-0

9-0-1

Won 4

3

Florida

27

15

8

4

34

78

69

6-2-4

9-6-0

6-3-1

Won 2

4

NY Rangers

24

15

6

3

33

71

55

7-2-1

8-4-2

7-3-0

Lost 1

5

Philadelphia

25

15

7

3

33

88

73

6-4-2

9-3-1

7-3-0

Won 2

6

Toronto

27

15

10

2

32

87

87

6-4-2

9-6-0

5-4-1

Won 1

7

Buffalo

26

14

11

1

29

72

69

6-8-1

8-3-0

4-5-1

Won 1

8

Ottawa

27

13

11

3

29

83

91

7-4-1

6-7-2

6-2-2

Won 1

9

Washington

26

13

12

1

27

79

84

9-4-1

4-8-0

3-7-0

Lost 1

10

Montreal

27

11

11

5

27

67

69

4-5-4

7-6-1

4-4-2

Won 1

11

Winnipeg

26

11

11

4

26

75

82

7-4-0

4-7-4

6-3-1

Won 2

12

New Jersey

25

12

12

1

25

62

72

5-4-1

7-8-0

4-6-0

Lost 4

13

Tampa Bay

26

11

13

2

24

69

84

7-4-0

4-9-2

3-7-0

Lost 4

14

NY Islanders

24

8

11

5

21

52

78

5-6-2

3-5-3

4-4-2

Won 1

15

Carolina

28

8

16

4

20

66

94

5-9-2

3-7-2

2-7-1

Lost 5

Why last night rocked:

  • Ottawa over Tampa Bay, 4-2

Why last night jonesed:

It technically didn't, though feel free to dissect whether the following outcomes actually helped or hurt the Panthers...

  • Toronto over the Rangers, 4-2
  • Boston over Pittsburgh, 3-1

Why tonight is a Big Deal:

  • Tampa Bay at the Islanders, 7 p.m.
  • New Jersey at Toronto, 7
  • Columbus at Montreal, 7:30
  • Boston at Winnipeg, 8:30
  • Carolina at Calgary, 9

Next up for the Cats:

  • Thursday from Boston; LBC Game Thread @ 6:30 p.m.

Also:

NHL Realignment will remain a hot topic in the coming years days...

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