Friday Caterwaul: Panthers Open Forum

C Shawn Matthias was Florida's only multi-point player on Thursday against the Kings, grabbing assists on Mike Santorelli's eventual gamewinner in the second period & Matt Bradley's empty net effort with 50 seconds remaining. "Danger" finished with a plus-2 over 22 shifts.

Despite not having netted a shorthanded goal since December 13 in a shootout loss to New Jersey - a 22-game stretch - the Panthers remain around the league average in that stat by tallying a mundane 4 total through the season. The Devils earlier surrendered a SHG in a Florida regulation victory on November 21, one of the thirteen they've allowed so far. Oh, and they've also scored thirteen shorties, far and away leading the NHL in both categories. The Panthers visit Newark Saturday.




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The Eastern Front

Rank

Team

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

GF

GA

Home

Away

L10

Stk

1

NY Rangers

52

34

13

5

73

145

106

17-6-2

17-7-3

6-3-1

Won 1

2

Boston

52

33

17

2

68

180

117

17-9-2

16-8-0

4-5-1

Lost 1

3

Florida

53

25

17

11

61

134

150

14-5-7

11-12-4

4-3-3

Won 1

4

Philadelphia

54

31

16

7

69

177

160

13-8-5

18-8-2

4-3-3

Won 1

5

New Jersey

54

31

19

4

66

153

152

15-9-3

16-10-1

6-2-2

OT 1

6

Pittsburgh

54

30

19

5

65

163

141

15-7-2

15-12-3

7-2-1

OT 1

7

Ottawa

57

28

22

7

63

166

177

15-11-2

13-11-5

3-6-1

Won 1

8

Toronto

55

28

21

6

62

171

161

16-8-4

12-13-2

6-3-1

Lost 2

9

Washington

54

28

21

5

61

151

152

19-7-2

9-14-3

4-3-3

OT 1

10

Winnipeg

56

26

24

6

58

134

153

16-8-2

10-16-4

5-4-1

Won 2

11

Montreal

55

22

24

9

53

144

149

11-11-7

11-13-2

5-4-1

Won 3

12

Tampa Bay

53

23

24

6

52

151

180

15-8-2

8-16-4

6-2-2

OT 1

13

Buffalo

53

23

24

6

52

132

154

12-9-6

11-15-0

4-5-1

Won 2

14

NY Islanders

53

22

23

8

52

128

154

11-12-5

11-11-3

6-2-2

Lost 1

15

Carolina

55

20

25

10

50

139

168

14-12-3

6-13-7

5-2-3

OT 1

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Why last night rocked:

  • PHI over TOR 4-3 (REG); Leafs only contender club to not gain a point
  • STL over NJ 4-3 (SO); Oshie with GWG in shootout

Why last night jonesed:

  • WPG over WSH 3-2 (SO); double-sided coin that would have been worse if score reversed
  • NYR over TB 4-3 (OT); can probably stop concerning ourselves with the Rags now
  • OTW over NSH 4-3 (REG); Preds have lost 3 straight vs East

Panthers Playoff Update:

Why tonight is a Big Deal in SoFla:

  • No games of any pressing interest to the Panthers, unless I'm missing the significance of BUF and CAR playing inter-conference matches

Next up for the Cats:

  • An early start tomorrow from Newark; the LBC Game Thread will scramble to be showered by 12:30

Did you know:

  • Stephen Weiss remains pointless against L.A., the only NHL club he has yet to score on

Thursday’s Organizational Transactions:

  • None
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