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Friday Caterwaul: Panthers GameDay Open Forum

Tomas Vokoun has pitched a shutout in each of the last three Capitals/Panthers matchups in which he has played. In addition to his two shutouts against the Panthers for the Capitals this season, Vokoun also blanked the Capitals as a member of the Panthers on April 9, 2011 in his last game in a Florida sweater. The last time Vokoun played a game in Florida for a team other than the Panthers was with Nashville on Dec. 23, 2002, in a 3-2 win over the Panthers.

- CSN Washington's Chuck Gormley

The Eastern Front

Rank

Team

GP

W

L

OT

PTS

GF

GA

Home

Away

L10

Streak

1

NY Rangers

56

37

14

5

79

158

114

18-7-2

19-7-3

7-2-1

Lost 1

2

Boston

55

35

18

2

72

188

126

18-10-2

17-8-0

5-5-0

Won 1

3

Florida

56

27

18

11

65

143

158

14-6-7

13-12-4

6-3-1

Lost 1

4

Philadelphia

57

32

18

7

71

189

171

14-9-5

18-9-2

4-4-2

Won 1

5

Pittsburgh

57

32

20

5

69

176

150

17-8-2

15-12-3

6-3-1

Lost 1

6

New Jersey

56

32

20

4

68

158

156

15-10-3

17-10-1

6-2-2

Won 1

7

Ottawa

60

30

22

8

68

179

183

15-11-3

15-11-5

3-5-2

Won 2

8

Toronto

58

29

23

6

64

176

174

16-9-4

13-14-2

5-4-1

Won 1

9

Washington

56

28

23

5

61

156

160

19-8-2

9-15-3

3-4-3

Lost 2

10

Winnipeg

59

27

26

6

60

144

167

16-9-2

11-17-4

5-5-0

Won 1

11

Tampa Bay

57

25

26

6

56

161

194

16-9-2

9-17-4

5-3-2

Won 1

12

NY Islanders

57

24

25

8

56

135

165

12-13-5

12-12-3

5-3-2

Lost 1

13

Montreal

58

23

25

10

56

155

158

11-12-8

12-13-2

5-4-1

OT 1

14

Buffalo

57

24

27

6

54

139

169

13-11-6

11-16-0

5-4-1

Lost 3

15

Carolina

57

21

25

11

53

147

175

14-12-3

7-13-8

5-1-4

Won 1

*

Why last night rocked:

  • Not much to crow over, as only one of yesterday's games had a potential for impact on the Panthers. That game would be...

Why last night jonesed:

  • WPG over MIN, 4-3 (SO); Kane's 2 regulation goals were topped only by his shootout winner in a game the Wild led twice; Jets now 2-1 in past three on road (both victories in SO)

Panthers Playoff Update:

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

Teams FLA needs to lose in bold

  • ANH at NJ (68P), 7 p.m.; Ducks are 5-0-1 in last six (four on Eastern trip)
  • BOS at WPG (60P), 8; Broons past six on road: 4-2

Next up for the Cats:

  • Hosting Washington this evening; LBC Game Thread gets busy at 7. Check in with our fellow conspirators from Japers' Rink and Kings of Leonsis for the D.C. side of the equation.

Did you know:

  • Panthers are 4-2 all-time at home on Fridays vs Caps; 17GF - 14GA

On the table:

Thursday’s Organizational News:

  • None

Thursday's NHL Transactions:

  • TB F Dominic Moore, 7th rd pick ('12) to SJ for 2nd rd pick ('12)
  • DAL D Nicklas Grossman to PHI for 2nd rd pick ('12), 3rd rd pick ('13)
  • ANH D Bryan Rodney to EDM for F Ryan O'Marra