Thursday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

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While held off the scoresheet - on a night in which he had a lot of company - defenseman Erik Gudbranson was the only Florida Panthers blueliner to finish the evening with a plus-one rating against Carolina. No blocked shots, but he's recorded hits in 18 straight games (2 on Wednesday) and at least 1 shot on goal in his past three.




RECAPS: Litter Box Cats * SB Nation Florida * Canes Country

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The Eastern Front

Rank

Team

GP

W

L

OT

ROW

PTS

GF

GA

Home

Away

L10

Stk

1

x-NY Rangers

73

46

20

7

43

99

201

161

26-9-2

20-11-5

5-5-0

Won 2

2

Boston

72

42

27

3

34

87

236

178

22-13-2

20-14-1

4-6-0

Won 2

3

Florida

73

36

24

13

31

85

183

201

20-9-8

16-15-5

6-3-1

Lost 1

4

Pittsburgh

72

45

21

6

36

96

239

184

25-8-2

20-13-4

9-0-1

Won 1

5

Philadelphia

73

42

23

8

39

92

232

206

19-11-5

23-12-3

7-2-1

Lost 1

6

New Jersey

74

42

27

5

31

89

201

191

20-13-3

22-14-2

6-4-0

Won 1

7

Ottawa

74

37

27

10

32

84

221

214

19-15-4

18-12-6

4-4-2

Lost 2

8

Washington

73

37

30

6

35

80

198

208

23-10-3

14-20-3

5-4-1

Won 1

9

Buffalo

74

35

29

10

28

80

190

207

19-11-8

16-18-2

6-2-2

Won 2

10

Winnipeg

73

34

31

8

30

76

196

211

23-11-4

11-20-4

4-5-1

Lost 2

11

Carolina

74

30

29

15

30

75

197

218

19-13-6

11-16-9

6-2-2

Won 4

12

Toronto

74

32

34

8

29

72

210

232

16-14-6

16-20-2

3-6-1

Lost 2

13

Tampa Bay

72

32

33

7

30

71

202

247

21-14-2

11-19-5

4-5-1

Lost 3

14

NY Islanders

73

30

32

11

24

71

174

218

15-16-6

15-16-5

4-4-2

Won 2

15

Montreal

74

28

33

13

23

69

191

206

13-15-9

15-18-4

4-3-3

Lost 1

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Why last night rocked:

Why last night jonesed:

  • BUF over MTL, 3-0: Sabres have picked up points over last six (4-0-2)

Panthers Playoff Update:

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

Focusing on clubs within 5 points of Panthers (85P); teams FLA needs to lose in bold

  • WSH (80P) at PHI, 7 p.m.: Flyers have won the past two vs Caps by combined score of 6-1, both in D.C.
  • BOS (87P) at SJ, 10:30: Broons went 0-3 on most recent road trip

Next up for the Cats:

  • Hosting Edmonton tomorrow evening; the LBC Game Thread discovers its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility at 7.
  • Need Tickets for Panthers/Oilers? Seats starting at $5 via TiqIQ

Did you know:

  • Florida is 2-2 in games immediately following matches vs Carolina in 2011-12, 2-0 in last two

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