Tuesday Caterwaul: Panthers GameDay Open Forum

In the 12-year history of the Southeast, there have been five seasons where only the division winner made the playoffs. While it’s impossible to tell if that will be the case this season, the bottom half of the Eastern Conference standings are tight enough that a team can’t rely on receiving help from other teams.

- WaPo's Katie Carrera

The Eastern Front

Rank

Team

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

GF

GA

Home

Away

L/10

Streak

1

NY Rangers

50

33

12

5

71

141

102

16-5-2

17-7-3

6-3-1

Won 2

2

Boston

51

33

16

2

68

180

111

17-9-2

16-7-0

5-4-1

Won 1

3

Florida

51

24

16

11

59

131

145

13-5-7

11-11-4

4-3-3

Lost 1

4

Philadelphia

52

30

16

6

66

173

156

12-8-4

18-8-2

4-4-2

Lost 2

5

Pittsburgh

53

30

19

4

64

161

138

15-7-2

15-12-2

8-2-0

Lost 1

6

New Jersey

52

30

19

3

63

149

148

15-9-2

15-10-1

7-2-1

Won 4

7

Toronto

53

28

19

6

62

167

155

16-8-4

12-11-2

6-3-1

Won 3

8

Ottawa

55

27

21

7

61

161

171

14-10-2

13-11-5

3-6-1

Lost 1

9

Washington

52

27

21

4

58

145

149

18-7-1

9-14-3

4-4-2

Lost 1

10

Winnipeg

54

24

24

6

54

129

150

15-8-2

9-16-4

4-5-1

Lost 2

11

Tampa Bay

51

23

23

5

51

147

173

15-7-2

8-16-3

6-3-1

Won 1

12

NY Islanders

51

21

22

8

50

125

150

11-11-5

10-11-3

6-2-2

OT 1

13

Buffalo

52

22

24

6

50

126

154

11-9-6

11-15-0

4-5-1

Won 1

14

Montreal

53

20

24

9

49

137

145

10-11-7

10-13-2

4-4-2

Won 1

15

Carolina

54

20

25

9

49

137

165

14-12-3

6-13-6

6-2-2

Won 2

*

Why last night rocked:

Why last night jonesed:

  • TOR over EDM, 6-3; Leafs now 6-1-1 over last eight, Kessel 2nd overall with 29 goals; face the Jets in Winnipeg this evening

Panthers Playoff Update:

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

  • NJ at NYR, 7 p.m.
  • NYI at PHI, 7
  • PIT at MTL, 7:30
  • STL at OTW, 7:30
  • LA at TB, 7:30 (NBCSP)
  • TOR at WPG, 8:30

Next up for the Cats:

Did you know:

  • C Nicklas Backstrom - traditionally a PantherSlayer with 29 points (13 on the PP) in 28 career games vs FLA - will miss his 15th match since early January as concussion symptoms keep him on the shelf indefinitely.

Monday’s Organizational Transactions:

Monday's NHL Waiver Wire

To waivers:

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