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LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens

Four on the road commences vs Habs’ 10-0 mark at Bell Centre

NHL: Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers (7-7-1 15P) vs Canadiens (13-2-1 27P)


  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish
  • WHERE: Bell Centre - Montreal, QC
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, RDS
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #Habs, #FLAvsMTL, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Eyes on the Prize
  • SB NATION: Game Feature Hub
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 4 (0-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs MTL (REG): 41W-30L-6T 7OTL 3SOL 216GF 222GA
  • ALL-TIME at MTL (REG): 20W-13L-3T 4OTL 2SOL 96GF 103GA
  • LAST FIVE vs MTL (REG): 4-1 16GF 10GA
  • LAST MEETING (REG): FLA 2 at MTL 1 (Todd’s Recap) - 05/05/2016
  • NEXT MEETING: 12/29/2016 in Sunrise
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (5-5-0 .916/2.30), Price (10-0-0 .957/1.40)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs MTL (REG): 83GP 43G-50A 93P +12 10GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Montreal


Yahoo! Sports Preview:

The Canadiens (13-2-1) are coming off just their second regulation loss of the season after falling to the Blackhawks on Sunday night in Chicago. After a one-and-done road trip, the Habs return to the cozy confines of the Bell Centre, which hasn't been welcoming to visitors this season.

Montreal is a perfect 10-0-0 at home, outscoring its opponents 37-12 in those games. Only one team has managed to get more than two goals into the Canadiens' net at the Bell Centre. It broke a franchise record and is the second-longest home winning streak to start an NHL season, tying the 1924-25 Ottawa Senators.

The 1963-64 Chicago Blackhawks hold the record, which stands at 11. The Canadiens can match that with a win against the Panthers. (more) Preview:

Forward Seth Griffith will make his Florida Panthers debut against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Griffith, who claimed from the Toronto Maple Leafs on waivers on Saturday is with his third team this season. He had no points in three games with Toronto, who claimed him from the Boston Bruins on Oct. 11. "It looked like a good situation when I got there but I think [Toronto] had their guys picked right from camp," Griffith said. "I'm just lucky Florida has given me this opportunity and I just want to go out there and show them they made the right decision in picking me up." (more)


Last game for the Cats: 3-2 (OT) victory Saturday over the Isles in Sunrise. Past five: 3-2-0 (streak: 1W)

Last game for the Habs: 3-2 (REG) loss at Chicago Sunday. Past five: 4-1-0 (streak: 1L)


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

  • OTTAWA (9-5-1 19P) at Philadelphia (7-7-2 16P), 7:00
  • Nashville (6-5-3 15P) at TORONTO (6-6-3 15P), 7:30
  • TAMPA BAY (9-6-1 19P) at DETROIT (8-7-1 17P), 7:30 NBCSN
  • BUFFALO (5-6-4 14P) at St. Louis (7-6-3 17P), 8:00
  • Idle: BOS (20P)


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