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Whether rusty or revitalized, Cats roll into Detroit with 4-0-1 record in last five at The Joe.

Kopy: 5 points (4G) in 18 games against his former club.
Kopy: 5 points (4G) in 18 games against his former club.
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  • WHO: Florida Panthers (11-8-7 29P) at Detroit Red Wings (17-6-6 40P)
  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET (LBC GameThread at 7ish)
  • WHERE: Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI
  • HOW TO WATCH: Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Detroit
  • HOW TO LISTEN: WQAM 560 (FLA); 97.1 FM/1270 AM (DET)
  • ENEMY INTEL: Winging It In Motown
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 4 (1-0)
  • ALL-TIME VS DET: 8W-13L-5T 2OTL 1SOL 69GF 91GA
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaDetroit

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Last game for Florida: 4-2 loss at St. Louis Monday. Another thrilling comeback right up until Chris Porter's first of the year with 1:54 remaining in regulation, followed by an empty-netter to seal the Panthers' fate. Aaron Ekblad (a gametime decision this evening? Evidently) and Nick Bjugstad continued a torrid recent pace with their 5th and 12th goals, respectively.

Last game for Detroit: 2-1 (SO) loss vs Toronto Wednesday. Mike Santorelli(!) won it for the Leafs in third round of the skillz komp; Gustav Nyquist (13G) scored D-Town's only regulation goal.

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