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LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Winnipeg Jets

Is Dale Tallon back in the driver’s seat? Conflicting reports muddy the water as Cats head to the ‘Peg

NHL: Florida Panthers at Winnipeg Jets Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers (13-13-4 30P) vs Jets (13-16-3 29P)

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  • WHEN: 8:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7:30ish
  • WHERE: MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, TSN3
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #NHLJets, #FLAvsWPG, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Arctic Ice Hockey, Illegal Curve
  • SB NATION: Game Feature Hub
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 2 (0-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs WPG/ATL (RS): 35W-33L-5T 8OTL 4SOL 232GF 270GA
  • ALL-TIME at WPG/ATL (RS): 14W-18L-4T 5OTL 1SOL 113GF 149GA
  • LAST FIVE vs WPG/ATL (RS): 3-2-0 14GF 18GA
  • LAST MEETING: FLA 3 at WPG 2 (REG); (Todd’s Recap) - 03/01/2016
  • NEXT MEETING: Wednesday 01/04/2017 at Sunrise
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (10-9-2 .918/2.39 0SO), Hellebuyck (10-10-1 .907/2.74 2SO)
  • TALE OF THE TAPE via Left Wing Lock
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs WPG/ATL (RS): 45GP 25G-31A 56P +8 3GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Winnipeg

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Scouting Report:

The Florida Panthers come to town riding a four-game losing streak -- although they earned two single points in a pair of overtime losses -- while the Winnipeg Jets are in the midst of their own four-game skid, albeit with one overtime loss point.

The Floridians are 2-3-3 since firing Gerard Gallant as head coach, including a 5-1 debacle to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. With interim coach Tom Rowe behind the bench, the Panthers have been outscored 24-14, despite outshooting their opponents most nights.

They sit with the worst power play in the league -- an anemic 12.6 percent -- trailing the league average of 18.4 percent. The Columbus Blue Jackets, who score on one-quarter of their man-advantage situations, have the NHL's best power play.

Rowe was overheard on a number of occasions during the Wild game berating his team with obscenity-filled rants. (More via Yahoo! Sports/AP)

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Last game by the Cats: 5-1 crushing loss in St. Paul on Tuesday. Past five: 1-3-1 (streak: 1L)

Last game by the Props: 3-2 (REG) loss at Edmonton on Sunday. Past five: 1-3-1 (streak: 4L)

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

  • Anaheim (15-10-5 35P) at BOSTON (16-12-3 35P), 7:00
  • Arizona (10-14-5 25P) at TORONTO (11-11-6 28P), 7:30
  • Los Angeles (14-12-2 30P) at DETROIT (13-13-4 30P), 7:30
  • Idle: MTL (42P), OTW (35P), TB (32P), BUF (28P)

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