Wednesday Caterwaul: Panthers Gameday Open Forum

OTTAWA, CANADA - OCTOBER 27: Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators dives to make a save while teammate Sergei Gonchar #55 tries to tie up Jack Skille #12 of the Florida Panthers at the top of the crease during a game at Scotiabank Place on October 27, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Eight: that's the number of times Florida has collected more than one power play goal in a game, the last occasion coming way back on December 27 in a 5-3 victory over Toronto. Five days earlier the Panthers scored twice on the man advantage - and surrendered an equal amount - in an overtime loss to Ottawa, tonight's opponent.

The Eastern Front

Rank

Team

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

GF

GA

Home

Away

L10

Stk

1

NY Rangers

55

37

13

5

79

156

110

18-6-2

19-7-3

8-1-1

Won 4

2

Boston

54

34

18

2

70

184

123

18-10-2

16-8-0

4-5-1

Lost 1

3

Florida

55

27

17

11

65

141

152

14-5-7

13-12-4

6-3-1

Won 3

4

Philadelphia

56

31

18

7

69

182

169

13-9-5

18-9-2

3-4-3

Lost 2

5

Pittsburgh

56

32

19

5

69

175

148

17-7-2

15-12-3

7-2-1

Won 2

6

New Jersey

56

32

20

4

68

158

156

15-10-3

17-10-1

6-2-2

Won 1

7

Ottawa

59

29

22

8

66

173

181

15-11-3

14-11-5

2-6-2

Won 1

8

Toronto

57

28

23

6

62

172

171

16-9-4

12-14-2

5-4-1

Lost 4

9

Washington

56

28

23

5

61

156

160

19-8-2

9-15-3

3-4-3

Lost 2

10

Winnipeg

58

26

26

6

58

140

164

16-9-2

10-17-4

4-6-0

Lost 2

11

NY Islanders

56

24

24

8

56

134

160

12-13-5

12-11-3

5-3-2

Won 1

12

Montreal

57

23

25

9

55

152

154

11-12-7

12-13-2

6-4-0

Lost 1

13

Tampa Bay

56

24

26

6

54

155

189

15-9-2

9-17-4

5-3-2

Lost 2

14

Buffalo

56

24

26

6

54

137

162

13-11-6

11-15-0

5-4-1

Lost 2

15

Carolina

57

21

25

11

53

147

175

14-12-3

7-13-8

5-1-4

Won 1

*

Why last night rocked:

  • NYI over WPG, 3-1; First home loss for Jets since January 21
  • CGY over TOR, 5-1; Leafs: 5 goals last four games

Why last night jonesed:

  • OTW over TB, 4-0; Spezza nezza three, adds assist as Andy stops 28
  • NJ over BUF, 4-1; Kovalchuk, um, nezza three as well, adds assist as Marty stops 29

Panthers Playoff Update:

Why tonight is a Big Deal in SoFla, beyond the obvious:

Teams FLA needs to lose in bold

  • ANH at PIT, 7 p.m.; Pens winners of 6 straight at home
  • TOR at EDM, 10; Oilers 5-1 over past six in Edmonton

Next up for the Cats:

  • Back at home this evening for the first of four, as old pal - and presumed starter - Craig Anderson lugs his 6-0-1 lifetime record vs Florida into Sunrise. Local blackout or not, LBC Game Thread rocks on in brilliant MollerVision at 7. Until then check out Silver Seven for a peek into SensLand.

Did you know:

  • Florida's last home victory vs Ottawa came on March 31, 2009. Michael Frolik scored 3 points (1G), Anderson stopped 30 shots in the 5-2 win.

Tuesday’s Organizational News:

Today's Updates:

  • D Tyson Strachan signs one year contract extension (club release)
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