12-14-7 (31 Points) 12-13-7 (31 Points)
WELCOME TO THIS EVENING'S OPEN THREAD
Regardless of their record, you've gotta hand it to the Cats as we enter the 17th game in 29 nights. That's a grind (and it ain't over yet).
Stephen Weiss and Nathan Horton (really have to set up a macro key for them) carry their hot play into Nassau Coliseum, while Dominic Moore is expected to return, and defenseman Jordan Leopold evidently won't miss any time after taking a puck to the foot on Saturday. Tomas Vokoun gets the start.
The Isles downed reeling Boston in a 3-2 OT thriller at home Saturday behind Frans Nielsen's winner in the extra frame (and apparently a few fans were pretty stoked). Forward John Tavares has 6 points in as many December games. Matt Moulson scored a goal and an assist against the Bruins. Jon Sim, a short-term Panther in 2006, has five points (2 goals) on the season.
LAST TIME OUT:
Who knew Panthers games could go beyond 60 minutes?
Dominik's crew at the always stellar Lighthouse Hockey is pumped, so saunter over and say hello.
Thanks for joining us. Go Cats...and please Mr. Sexton: don't go this route.