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LBC GameDay Caterwaul: New Jersey Devils at Florida Panthers

Cats open new season - minus injured forwards Huberdeau & Bjugstad - as a truly new era of unprecedented expectations unfolds

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New York Islanders v Florida Panthers - Game Five Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Devils (0-0 0P) vs Panthers (0-0 0P)

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  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7:00ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center - Miami Ft Lauderdale Sunrise, FL
  • UPCOMING GOODIES: Everyone in attendance tonight will take home a mini-banner, but to get a t-shirt you need to purchase this tix package. Jaromir Jagr bobblehead night will be held Saturday Oct. 15 vs Detroit (details).
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, MSG+
  • ON THE DIAL: 560, 640, 760, 1210 (AM); 97.7, 107.9 (FM)
  • TICKETS: via the Club
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #NJDevils, #NJDvsFLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: All About The Jersey
  • SB NATION: Game Hub
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 3 (0-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs NJD: 30W-45L-7T 5OTL 2SOL 196GF 254GA
  • ALL-TIME at FLA: 18W-18L-4T 2OTL 2SOL 105GF 113GA
  • LAST FIVE vs NJD: 3-2-0 14GF 12GA
  • LAST GAME vs NJD: FLA 3 - NJD 2 (REG) (Todd’s Recap) - 03/31/2016

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  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (no stats), Schneider (no stats)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs NJD (regular season): 103GP 36G-60A 96P 8GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / New Jersey

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Yahoo.com Preview:

Thursday's game should feature two standout goalies. Florida's Roberto Luongo has made a quick recovery from offseason hip surgery and is expected to start for the Panthers. Cory Schneider is expected to start for New Jersey. Both goalies are considered solid candidates for the Vezina Trophy. (More)

Pucks & Pitchforks Preview:

There are a slew of new forwards, both veteran and rookies alike, on the Devils opening night roster. The veterans, highlighted by Taylor Hall but bolstered by P.A. Parenteau, Vern Fiddler and Beau Bennett, look to add some much-needed punch to the Devils attack. Newcomers Pavel Zacha, Miles Wood and the surprise of training camp, Blake Speers, also hope to make an imprint on the proceedings. (More)

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Last game for the Cats: 4-2 exhibition victory over New Jersey at West Point. Past five: N/A (streak: N/A)

Last game for the Devils: 4-2 exhibition loss to Florida at West Point. Past five: N/A (streak: N/A)

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

  • BOSTON (0-0 0P) at Columbus (0-0 0P), 7:00
  • MONTREAL (0-0 0P) at BUFFALO (0-0 0P), 7:00
  • DETROIT (0-0 0P) at TAMPA BAY (0-0 0P), 8:30
  • Idle: OTT (1GP/2P), TOR (1GP/1P)

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