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LBC's Live Discussion and Commentary Forum: Game 5

Uppy: 4 points (1G) in 17 career games vs Washington.
Uppy: 4 points (1G) in 17 career games vs Washington.
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Panthers (1-2-1 3P) at Capitals (2-0-2 6P)

Season Series: Game 1 of 3 (0-0)
All Time (FLA): 44W-50L-9T-5OTL-3SOL 283GF 334GA
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Was Friday's shutout victory in Buffalo a simple anomaly or the start of a confidence-fueled rise to respectability? The Caps are no Sabres but the quality of competition should make for a fascinating peek at what the Panthers are truly made of.

Al Montana sees his first start in Florida's net while the world finally gets its fix of Brandon Pirri in his season debut, centering Sean Bergenheim and Tomas Fleischmann, per @hfialkov. Whatever strategy is necessary in waking Flash from the dead receives a thumbs-up from me.

Tonight

Game # Start (ET) & Date Wish we were at the...
5 of 82 7 p.m. - October 18, 2014 Verizon Center - Washington, DC

The Goods

Opponent Blog SB Nation TV MollerVision
Japers' Rink Game Page FS Florida 560 WQAM

Probable Goaltenders

GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV% SO
WAS - Peters 1 55 0 0 1 2 2.18 16 .875 0
FLA - Montoya 1 37 0 0 0 0 0.00 10 1.00 0

Around the Atlantic Division

Matchup Record / Points Atlantic Rank Start (ET)
Boston 2-4 / 4P T-4th 7:00
Buffalo 1-4 / 2P 8th
Colorado 1-3-1 / 3P N/A 7:00
Montreal 4-1 / 8P 1st
Columbus 3-1 / 6P N/A 7:00
Ottawa 3-1 / 6P 2nd
Toronto 2-3 / 4P T-4th 7:00
Detroit 2-1-1 / 5P T-3rd
Tampa Bay 2-1-1 / 5P T-3rd 10:00
Vancouver 3-0 / 6P N/A