Friday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers GameDay Open Forum

MAR 29, 2012; St. Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Mikko Koivu (9) breaks away passing Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Weaver (43 ) and scores a goal in overtime at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Panthers 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE

Far be it for us, as fans, to obsess over Thursday's mindbending point giveaway to Washington - whom the Cats will be tied with in games-played after tonight - but in the interest of full disclosure below are listed, just for "fun", the Florida Panthers skaters who were on the ice during those now-infamous 46 seconds of doom in St. Paul less than a day ago (video after the jump):

Third Period, 19:29 (Erik Christensen goal): F Sean Bergenheim, Kris Versteeg, Marcel Goc, D Brian Campbell, Jason Garrison

Overtime, 0:15 (Mikko Koivu goal): F Bergenheim, Goc (minus-3!), D Dmitry Kulikov, Mike Weaver

If there's anything remotely recognizable remaining of the visitor's dressing room in the Xcel Center on the heels of that defeat, someone's not performing their required duties. Onward to Columbus (25W/57P)...




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The Eastern Front

Rank

Team

GP

W

L

OT

ROW

PTS

GF

GA

Home

Away

Last 10

Streak

1

x-NY Rangers

77

49

21

7

45

105

213

172

26-10-2

23-11-5

7-3-0

Won 3

2

Boston

77

45

28

4

37

94

251

189

23-13-3

22-15-1

5-4-1

OT 1

3

Florida

77

37

24

16

31

90

191

211

20-9-10

17-15-6

6-1-3

OT 1

4

x-Pittsburgh

77

47

24

6

38

100

259

205

27-9-2

20-15-4

6-3-1

Lost 2

5

x-Philadelphia

77

45

24

8

41

98

248

214

21-12-5

24-12-3

6-3-1

Won 1

6

New Jersey

78

44

28

6

32

94

214

205

22-13-4

22-15-2

5-4-1

Won 2

7

Ottawa

77

39

28

10

34

88

236

227

20-15-4

19-13-6

5-3-2

Won 2

8

Buffalo

77

38

29

10

31

86

202

210

20-11-8

18-18-2

7-1-2

Won 5

9

Washington

78

39

31

8

36

86

209

221

24-11-4

15-20-4

5-3-2

Won 1

10

Winnipeg

77

35

34

8

31

78

207

227

23-13-4

12-21-4

3-7-0

Lost 3

11

Tampa Bay

77

35

35

7

32

77

220

266

23-14-2

12-21-5

4-6-0

Lost 2

12

Carolina

77

31

31

15

31

77

205

228

19-13-6

12-18-9

6-4-0

Won 1

13

NY Islanders

77

33

33

11

26

77

190

230

16-16-6

17-17-5

5-3-2

Won 3

14

Toronto

78

33

36

9

29

75

218

249

16-16-7

17-20-2

3-6-1

Lost 2

15

Montreal

77

29

34

14

24

72

199

214

14-15-10

15-19-4

4-2-4

OT 1

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Why last night rocked:

  • For 59 minutes and 31 seconds, Thursday evening was looking just fine

Why last night jonesed:

  • WSH over BOS, 3-2 (SO): ready for more sparkling news? The Caps host Montreal tomorrow

Panthers Playoff Update:

  • FLA lost to MIN 2-3 (OT); playoff odds down 0.9 to 97.8% per Sports Club Stats (Conversely, check out this bump)

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

Focusing on clubs within 5 points of Panthers (90P/5GR); teams FLA needs to lose in bold

  • PIT at BUF (86P/5GR), 7:30 p.m.: Sabres are 14-2-3 since February 19

Next up for the Cats:

  • Tonight from Columbus; LBC Game Thread will be doing its very best to forget about those 33 points separating the Panthers and Blue Jackets at 6:30. Until then, get to know our pals at The Cannon.

Did you really want to know:

  • Six of FLA's last eleven games have gone past regulation time, producing a 2-4 record

Thursday’s Organizational News

  • Scratches vs MIN: F Kris Barch, Mikael Samuelsson, Mike Santorelli, D Keaton Ellerby. This list may look a wee bit different tomorrow.
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