Monday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Forward Kris Versteeg completed a brilliant sequence leading to Tomas Fleischmann's first period goal against Detroit

"I'm a little worried about their eating habits when we come to Detroit. [Ed Jovanovski] takes them over to Windsor and mom's home cooking the night before the game."

- Coach Kevin Dineen, via a highly recommended article at the Windsor Star

Whether or not Momma Jovo's culinary talents lent themselves to Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Red Wings is debatable, but the Florida Panthers unquestionably took a bite out of Buffalo's playoff hopes by grabbing what has to be the most ridiculously important single point of the season to date.



Final - 4.1.2012 1 2 3 OT SO Total
Florida Panthers 1 0 0 0 0 1
Detroit Red Wings 0 0 1 0 1 2

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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

79

50

22

7

46

107

218

175

27-11-2

23-11-5

6-4-0

Lost 1

2

y-Boston

79

47

28

4

39

98

259

193

23-13-3

24-15-1

7-2-1

Won 2

3

Florida

79

37

25

17

31

91

193

217

20-9-10

17-16-7

4-2-4

OT 1

4

x-Pittsburgh

79

48

25

6

39

102

268

214

27-10-2

21-15-4

5-4-1

Lost 1

5

x-Philadelphia

79

46

24

9

42

101

257

222

21-12-6

25-12-3

6-2-2

Won 1

6

x-New Jersey

79

45

28

6

33

96

219

205

22-13-4

23-15-2

5-4-1

Won 3

7

x-Ottawa

79

41

28

10

35

92

245

231

20-15-4

21-13-6

5-3-2

Won 4

8

Washington

79

40

31

8

36

88

212

223

25-11-4

15-20-4

5-3-2

Won 2

9

Buffalo

79

38

31

10

31

86

208

219

20-12-8

18-19-2

6-2-2

Lost 2

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So what happened last night that matters to us?

  • Beyond gaining a massive point over both Washington (88P) and Buffalo (86P) in a game that no one had Florida even showing up for? Nothing.

Panthers Playoff Update:

  • FLA lost to DET 1-2 (SO); playoff odds up 1.1 to 99.3% per Sports Club Stats
  • Odds for the Caps and Sabres
  • Remaining games for all three:

Rk

Team

Pts

ROW

GR

78

79

80

81

82

3

FLA

91

31

3

L

SOL

WPG

WSH(R)

CAR

8

WSH

88

36

3

SOW

SOW

TB(R)

FLA

NYR(R)

9

BUF

86

31

3

L

L

TOR

PHI(R)

BOS(R)

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Why tonight is a Big Deal in SoFla:

  • WSH (88P/3GR) at TB, 7 p.m. (NBC-SN): Caps lead season series 3-2 but home team has won every game. Not much question as to what we'll be watching this evening; mosey on over to Raw Charge for the thread.

Next up for the Cats:

  • Hosting Winnipeg tomorrow; the LBC Game Thread gets rolling at 7.
  • Need Tickets for it? Seats starting at $5 via TiqIQ. Second-to-last home game, kids...and it just might be a clincher.

Did you know:

  • The Panthers have seven solid reasons - among others - for not underestimating the Jets; regardless of season-long road woes the Peggers are 2-1-1 in last four away from MTS, the two victories coming in D.C. and Raleigh. Who's left on Florida's schedule again?

Sunday’s Organizational News:

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