Thursday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers GameDay Forum

OTTAWA, CANADA - OCTOBER 27: Jason Garrison #52 of the Florida Panthers fires a slapshot from the top of the circle to score a goal against the Ottawa Senators during a game at Scotiabank Place on October 27, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Injured winger Kris Versteeg's efforts against Winnipeg this season have rightly garnered him the label of Jet-Killer (or whatever the current euphamism may be this week), but blueliner Jason Garrison has produced at a relatively steady pace as well: 2 goals, 1 assist, 10 BkS, 1 GWG in four matches vs the Panthers' Southeast cousin.

The Eastern Front

Rank

Team

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

GF

GA

Home

Away

L10

Streak

1

NY Rangers

61

40

15

6

86

169

124

21-7-2

19-8-4

7-2-1

Won 2

2

Boston

61

37

21

3

77

200

140

18-11-2

19-10-1

4-5-1

Lost 1

3

Florida

62

30

20

12

72

158

172

15-8-8

15-12-4

6-3-1

Won 3

4

Pittsburgh

63

37

21

5

79

202

166

20-8-2

17-13-3

7-2-1

Won 4

5

Ottawa

65

34

23

8

76

199

192

17-12-3

17-11-5

7-2-1

Won 2

6

Philadelphia

62

34

21

7

75

203

188

14-10-5

20-11-2

4-5-1

Lost 1

7

New Jersey

62

35

23

4

74

172

170

16-12-3

19-11-1

5-4-1

Lost 3

8

Washington

63

32

26

5

69

172

178

21-8-2

11-18-3

4-5-1

Won 3

9

Winnipeg

65

30

27

8

68

166

186

19-10-4

11-17-4

5-3-2

Lost 1

10

Toronto

64

29

28

7

65

191

200

16-12-5

13-16-2

1-8-1

Lost 4

11

Tampa Bay

63

29

28

6

64

176

213

19-9-2

10-19-4

6-4-0

Won 2

12

Buffalo

63

28

27

8

64

156

180

16-11-7

12-16-1

5-3-2

Won 1

13

Carolina

63

24

26

13

61

166

190

17-12-5

7-14-8

5-1-4

Won 1

14

NY Islanders

63

26

28

9

61

148

187

14-14-5

12-14-4

4-5-1

OT 1

15

Montreal

64

24

30

10

58

164

177

11-14-8

13-16-2

3-6-1

Lost 5

*

Why last night rocked:

  • CHI over TOR, 5-4 (REG); with 17 games remaining, barring a biblical turnaround, Leafs should be about through

Why last night jonesed:

  • PIT over DAL, 4-3 (SO); bet on the East every time

Panthers Playoff Update:

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

Focusing on clubs within 6 points of Panthers (72P); teams FLA needs to lose in bold

  • NJ (74P) at BOS (77P), 7 p.m.; Devils have lost past three in Boston by 11-4 margin
  • NYI at PHI (75P), 7; Flyers shutout twice in last three, Isles are 1-1-1 in same span

Next up for the Cats:

  • Seriously need me to remind you? LBC Game Thread gets busy at 8; until then take a peek at Arctic Ice Hockey and Illegal Curve for intel on this evening's enemy.

Did you know:

  • Since losing in a 4-3 shootout to Winnipeg on Halloween, Florida is 3-0 against the Jets with an 11-6 goal advantage.

On the table:

  • SB Nation has gone live today with their latest offering: a YouTube channel featuring original productions and content by our very own in-house band of characters covering just about every sport under the sun (and a few roofed arenas) from around the network. Definitely worth a look.
  • Similarly, Litter Box Cats has launched its own You Tube channel; we'd certainly appreciate your input as how best to utilize it. A link will remain permanently affixed on the lefthand sidebar of the main page, under "Welcome to LBC". Give it a whirl.

Wednesday’s Organizational News:

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