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Game 32: Back to Newark with another shot at crushing 0-5-1 hex

Hey Quebec...empty seats!
Hey Quebec...empty seats!
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Florida Panthers (15-12-4 34P) at New Jersey Devils (16-11-4 36P)

  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish
  • WHERE: Prudential Center - Newark, NJ

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  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 3 (0-1)
  • ALL-TIME vs NJD: 28W-45L-7T 5OTL 2SOL 188GF 251GA
  • ALL-TIME at NJD: 11W-27L-3T 3OTL 0SOL 86GF 140GA
  • LAST FIVE vs NJD: 1-4-0 10GF 20GA

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  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Montoya (4-1-1 .929/1.91 0SO), Schneider (14-8-4 .927/2.09 2SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs NJD (reg season): 101GP 36G-57A 93P 8GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaNew Jersey
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  • NOTES: Per the Sun-Sentinel Wednesday, F Nick Bjugstad (migraines), Derek MacKenzie (knee) & D Steven Kampfer (knee), Alex Petrovic (ankle) are ruled out for tonight's match. Further, the Miami Herald says F Jaromir Jagr (flu) will return. The Devils will be seeking their first back-to-back wins since mid-November. The Cats have lost eight in a row, including the playoffs, in the Garden State.


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NHL.com Preview:

Cory Schneider made 34 saves, including a penalty shot, to help the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 win against the Florida Panthers at Prudential Center on Dec. 6. Lee Stempniak, Kyle Palmieri, Adam Henrique and Mike Cammalleri scored for the Devils, who ended a four-game home losing streak and Florida's five-game win streak. Aaron Ekblad and Jonathan Huberdeau scored for the Panthers and Jaromir Jagr had two assists. (More)

Yahoo.com Preview:

The Panthers won for the sixth time in their last eight road games despite also missing two other forwards. Nick Bjugstad is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, and Derek MacKenzie will miss at least the Panthers' next two with a lower-body issue. (More)

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Last game for the Cats: 5-1 victory in Brooklyn Tuesday. Past five: 2-3-0 14GF 13GA (streak: 1W)

Last game for the Diablos: 2-0 win over the Sabres in Buffalo Tuesday. Past five: 3-1-1 11GF 11GA (streak: 1W)

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

  • Anaheim (11-13-5 27P) at BUFFALO (13-16-3 29P), 7:00
  • San Jose (15-14-1 31P) at TORONTO (10-13-6 26P), 7:30
  • Los Angeles (19-9-2 40P) at MONTREAL (20-9-3 43P), 7:30
  • Idle: BOS (38P), DET (38P), OTT (37P), TBL (35P)

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NHL Live's interview with Aaron Ekblad

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Panthers, SoFla Media & Loyal Opposition on the Tweets

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