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Game 37: First place on the line as Cats host longtime rival

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Montreal Canadiens (21-14-3 45P) at Florida Panthers (20-12-4 44P)

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

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  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 4 (0-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs MON: 37W-30L-6T 7OTL 3SOL 201GF 216GA
  • ALL-TIME vs MON at FLA: 19W-17L-3T 3OTL 1SOL 113GF 117GA
  • LAST FIVE vs MON: 1-2-2 14GF 9GA

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  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (15-11-3 .924/2.20 2SO), Scrivens (No NHL stats in 2015-16)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs MON (reg season): 79GP 41G-47A 88P 9GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaMontreal

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NOTES:

F Dave Bolland and D Steven Kampfer remain out of the lineup. F Nick Bjugstad is participating in practices with the club but is still out. F Aleksander Barkov has 3G-4A in his last 7 games, and 6 points (4G) in eight games vs Montreal. Habs D PK Subban has 25 points in 38 games. The Canadiens acquired goaltender Ben Scrivens from Edmonton Monday; he'll get the start in Sunrise this evening. Scrivens has a career record of 3-1 with two shutouts against Florida.

NHL.com Preview:

The Montreal Canadiens were 4-0-1 against the Florida Panthers in 2014-15. Two of Montreal's wins came after regulation. Brendan Gallagher had four goals for the Canadiens, and Tomas Plekanec and P.K. Subban each had a goal and three assists. Jonathan Huberdeau had six assists for the Panthers, and Aleksander Barkov had three goals and an assist. (More)

Yahoo.com Preview:

Scrivens, who also has spent time with Los Angeles and Toronto, hasn't played in the NHL this season, going 2-6-1 with a 3.47 goals-against average with AHL Bakersfield. He's 3-1-0 with a 1.51 GAA and two shutouts in four career starts against the Panthers. (More)

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Last game for the Cats: 3-2 regulation victory over Columbus from Sunrise Sunday. Past five: 5-0-0 17GF 8GA (streak: 6W)

Last game for the Habs: 4-3 (SO) win in Tampa Bay last night. Past five: 1-4-0 9GF 19GA (streak: 1W)

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

  • OTTAWA (18-12-6 42P) at BOSTON (19-12-4 42P), 7:00
  • NY Islanders (19-12-5 43P) at TORONTO (13-14-7 33P), 7:00
  • DETROIT (18-11-7 43P) at Winnipeg (16-17-2 34P), 8:00
  • Idle: TBL (40P), BUF (34P)

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