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LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Ducks at Panthers

Game 19: Cats (again) seeking three straight victories on heels of astounding wins against Tampa Bay

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Anaheim Ducks (6-9-4 16P) vs Florida Panthers (8-7-3 19P)

  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center - Miami Ft. Lauderdale Sunrise, FL
  • TICKETS: Single Game via the club



  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 2 (0-0-1)
  • ALL-TIME vs ANA: 13W-10L-3T 1OTL 1SOL 82GF 76GA
  • ALL-TIME at FLA: 6W-5L-2T 0OTL 0SOL 36GF 31GA
  • LAST FIVE vs ANA: 3-1-1 19GF 15GA


  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (6-6-2 .926/2.35 1SO), Andersen (3-6-4 .918/2.48 0SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs ANA (reg season): 25GP 16G-15A 31P 4GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaAnaheim
  • NOTES: The annual Harvest Drive concludes tonight, so bring your non-perishable goods to the JetBlue Tarmac before the game...F Quinton Howden was the latest player to "take over" the Cats' Twitter account; check out his answers to your questions...Gamey-stuffy: Injured blueliner Dmitry Kulikov remains out for the next few matches; D Steven Kampfer is relishing the opportunity to display his wares during that time...With F Jaromir Jagr now adjusting to linemate Aleksander Barkov's return just days ago, Bleacher Report asks whether Jags' "slump" may be "a sign the end is near". The "slump" referred to goes beyond the 3 points in his last four games, so there's more than may be apparent on the surface but make of it what you like...On this day in 2005, Panthers F Gary Roberts netted his 400th career goal (yeah, I was there and only 30 or so feet from the faceoff circle where the play began; I'll never forget his eyes as the puck was dropped, he really wanted that goal.)... Ducks forward Rickard Rakell is really heating up; he has six points in his last six games... Second-year defenseman Josh Manson, who missed the last two games with the flu, is expected back in the lineup tonight... Anaheim has lost the last two times they've been in Sunrise.

"If you shoot too hard, guys can't tip it sometimes. So you want to get a nice, even shot, and hopefully they can tip it in from outside the net if need be."

- Panthers hero - and Public Enemy #1 in the Tampa/St. Pete metro area - D Aaron Ekblad on his decision-making process in formulating the perfect shot (Sun-Sentinel).


Last game for the Cats: 1-0 (REG) victory over Tampa Bay in Sunrise Monday. Past five: 3-2 13GF 14GA (streak: 2W)

Last game for the Ducks: 3-2 (REG) loss in Nashville on Tuesday.  Past five: 1-2-2 13GF 16GA (streak: 1L)

* Preview:

Anaheim Ducks forward Chris Stewart scored in the fourth round of a shootout for a 3-2 win against the Florida Panthers at Honda Center on Nov. 4. Ducks forward Corey Perry forced overtime by scoring his first goal of the season with 5.1 seconds left in the third period and Stewart also had a goal in regulation. Forward Rocco Grimaldi and defenseman Erik Gudbranson scored for the Panthers. (More)

Gallant after Wednesday Practice:

NHL Network's interview with Roberto Luongo:


Monday in the Atlantic Division (Standings / Panthers Playoff Chances):

  • Minnesota (10-4-3 23P) at BOSTON (8-8-1 17P), 7:00
  • Arizona (9-8-1 19P) at MONTREAL (14-3-2 30P), 7:30
  • Columbus (7-12 14P) at OTTAWA (8-5-5 21P), 7:30
  • NY Rangers (14-2-2 30P) at TAMPA BAY (8-9-3 19P), 7:30
  • BUFFALO (8-9-1 17P) at St. Louis (12-6-1 25P), 8:00
  • Idle: DET (9-8-2 20P), TOR (6-9-4 16P)


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