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LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals

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On the road again.

Florida Panthers v Washington Capitals Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Panthers (5-5-1 11P) at Capitals (7-2-1 15P)

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  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish
  • WHERE: Verizon Center - Washington, DC
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, CSN-DC
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #Capitals, #FLAvsWSH, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Japers’ Rink
  • SB NATION: Story Hub
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 3 (0-1-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs WSH (REG): 47W-52L-9T 6OTL 4SOL 301GF 350GA
  • ALL-TIME at WSH (REG): 19W-18L-4T 2OTL 2SOL 107GF 114GA
  • LAST FIVE vs WSH (REG): 2-2-1 15GF 13GA
  • LAST MEETING: WSH 4 - FLA 2 (Todd’s Recap) - 10/20/2016
  • NEXT MEETING: 04/09/2017 at WSH
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (3-4-0 .912/2.30), Holtby (5-2-1 .921/2.22)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs WSH (reg season): 81GP 32G-61A 93P +16 6GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Washington

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Yahoo! Sports Preview:

A pair of teams that squandered third-period leads before winning in overtime on Thursday will face off when the Florida Panthers visit the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.

Washington squandered a 3-0 third-period lead before dominating the overtime session and picking up its fourth straight win on Alex Ovechkin's power-play goal, his second tally of the game.

On Tuesday night, also against Winnipeg, Washington surrendered a 2-0, third period lead before winning in the final minute of regulation.

"We've just got to work on our consistency a little bit," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said after Thursday's win. "I knew that at some point we were going to have a little bit of a flat period, but we were able to battle through it. When you're not playing your best you find ways to win and we did." (more)

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Last game for the Cats: 4-3 extra-time victory against visiting New Jersey Thursday. Past five: 2-3-0 (streak: 1W)

Last game for the Caps: 4-3 (OT) home win over Winnipeg Thursday. Past five: 4-1-0 (streak: 4W)

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

  • New Jersey (4-2-3 11P) at TAMPA BAY (6-4-1 13P), 7:00
  • NY Rangers (8-3-0 14P) at BOSTON (6-4-0 12P), 7:00 NHLN
  • Philadelphia (6-5-1 13P) at MONTREAL (9-1-1 19P), 7:00
  • BUFFALO (4-4-2 10P) at OTTAWA (7-3-0 14P), 7:00
  • Vancouver (4-6-1 9P) at TORONTO (4-4-3 11P), 7:00
  • Idle: None

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