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LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers

Saturday Hockey! Wings head to Sunrise in effort to salvage South Florida swing

New Jersey Devils v Florida Panthers Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Red Wings (0-1-0 0P) vs Panthers (1-0-0 2P)

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  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center - Miami Ft Lauderdale Sunrise, FL
  • TICKETS: via the Club
  • UPCOMING GOODIES: Jagr Bobblehead Night!
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Detroit
  • ON THE DIAL: 560, 640, 760, 1210 (AM); 97.7, 107.9 (FM)
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #RedWings, #DETvsFLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Winging It In Motown
  • SB NATION: Game Hub
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 3 (0-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs DET: 12W-16L-5T 2OTL 1SOL 90GF 111GA
  • ALL-TIME at FLA: 5W-10L-2T 2OTL 0SOL 48GF 59GA
  • LAST FIVE vs DET: 3-2-0 14GF 13GA
  • LAST GAME vs DET: DET 5 - FLA 3 (Todd’s Recap) - 03/19/2016

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  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (1-0-0 0.96/.958 0SO), Mrazek (5.09/.857 0SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs DET (regular season): 103GP 36G-60A 96P 8GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Detroit

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Yahoo.com Preview:

The Wings blew a 3-1 second-period lead to the host Tampa Bay Lightning and lost their season opener 6-4 on Thursday night. It wasn't just the loss that was troubling -- it was the fact that the Wings gave up three power-play goals.

Tampa Bay's go-ahead goal came on a power play that took just five seconds to result in a score -- downright embarrassing for a proud Wings franchise.

"We had lots of self-inflicted wounds," Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "When you score three goals, you should at least go into overtime. But we gave up too many easy chances." (More)

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Last game for the Cats: 2-1 (OT) victory over New Jersey on Thursday Past five: 1-0 (streak: 1W)

Last game for the Red Wings: 6-4 loss at Tampa Bay Thursday. Past five: 0-1 (1L)

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

  • New Jersey (0-0-1 1P) at TAMPA BAY (1-0 2P), 7:00
  • BOSTON (1-0 2P) at TORONTO (0-0-1 1P), 7:00 NBCSN
  • MONTREAL (1-0 2P) at OTTAWA (1-0 2P), 7:00
  • Idle: BUF (0-1 0P)

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Panthers, SoFla Media & Loyal Opposition on the Tweets

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