Panthers Sunday LBC Forum & NHL Playoff Thread

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 21: Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils and Erik Gudbranson #44 of the Florida Panthers tangle behind the net in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BankAtlantic Center on April 21, 2012 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

No points? No problem. First-year blueliner Erik Gudbranson contributed to the Florida Panthers' 3-0 victory over New Jersey in positive fashion with 2 shots in 26 shifts - both series-highs, 5 hits, and (whether he wished to or not) drew a 4-minute second period high-sticking penalty on Devils forward Dainius Zubrus. History suggests the offensive production will arrive inevitably, as his 4 points (1G) in five postseason games with Kingston a year ago attest.

NOTE: this Caterwaul will serve as today's out-of-town LBC playoff Game Thread.

GAME FIVE - RECAPS: Litter Box Cats * SB Nation Florida * In Lou We Trust


Saturday's other playoff action

  • (7) WSH over (2) BOS, 4-3 (REG): 34 saves for Holtby; Caps lead 3-2
  • (8) OTT over (1) NYR, 2-0: Andy stops 41; Sens lead 3-2
  • (6) CHI over (3) PHX , 2-1 (OT): all five games ended in overtime; 'Yotes lead 3-2
  • (2) STL defeated SJ, 3-1; Blues win series 3-1, advance to Western Semifinals (for further commentary check in with our SBN cousins at St. Louis Game Time and Fear The Fin)

Today's schedule/ early result

  • (5) Philadelphia defeated (4) Pittsburgh 4-1; Flyers win series 4-2, advance to Eastern Semifinals (should be some priceless reaction over the next few hours at Broad Street Hockey and PensBurgh)
  • (2) Boston at (7) Washington, 3 p.m. (NBC): second game in 24 hours; Caps (still) lead 3-2
  • (8) Los Angeles at (1) Vancouver, 8 p.m. (NBC-SN): 'Nucks winless in B.C.; Kings lead 3-1

On the horizon

  • Panthers at Devils, Game Six on Tuesday (Time TBD); LBC Live Thread one hour earlier
  • Watch parties again to be held at Duffy's/Plantation and Breakaway/Saveology Iceplex
  • "He might give up the odd goal here and there, but he makes the big save when you need it." Praise for Cats netminder Jose Theodore? Try again; that's Rampage bench boss Chuck Weber on Jacob Markstrom (2-0, 3.13/.908)
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