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Game 68: Have Cats broken the offensive hex?

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Philadelphia Flyers (32-23-11 75P) at Florida Panthers (37-21-9 83P)

  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center
  • TICKETS: Single game via the club
  • UPCOMING GOODIES: 1996 Panthers SCF 20th Anniversary celebration is today (details)... Not one but TWO official Watch Parties on Monday in Boca and Lauderdale vs NYI... Star Wars Night will be held March 29 vs TOR

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  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 3 of 3 (1-1-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs PHI: 33W-43L-7T 2OTL 3SOL 218GF 257GA
  • ALL-TIME at FLA: 14W-24L-1T 1OTL 3SOL 108GF 141GA
  • LAST FIVE vs PHI: 3-2-0 12GF 8GA
  • LAST GAME vs PHI: FLA 0 at PHI 1 REG (Todd's recap) - 10/12/2015

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  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (28-16-6 2.32/.923 4O), Neuvirth (16-8-4 2.29/.925 3SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs PHI (regular season): 95GP 47G-71A 118P 9GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaPhiladelphia

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NHL.com Preview:

This is a homecoming for rookie defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, who grew up in South Florida and will play against the Panthers for the first time. "He's a pretty mature young guy," coach Dave Hakstol told Philly.com, "and you have to be able to separate business from the family side of coming home."  (More)

Yahoo.com Preview:

[Jaromir] Jagr has scored 17 of his team-leading 23 goals at home, where Florida has points in six straight (4-0-2). ''It's a little bit easier at home,'' said Jagr, who has scored five times in his last three contests against Philadelphia. ''You've got your home fans kind of pushing you a little bit more.'' Jussi Jokinen added a goal and an assist Thursday, giving him two and nine during a nine-game point streak.  (More)

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Last game for the Cats: 6-2 romp over Ottawa on Thursday. Past five: 2-2-1 16GF 17GA (streak: 1W)

Last game for the Bullies: 3-1 victory in Tampa Bay Friday. Past five: 4-1-0 18GF 10GA (streak: 3W)

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

  • NY Islanders (82P) at BOSTON (69GP 38-23-8 84P), 1:00
  • NY Rangers (84P) at DETROIT (67GP 33-22-11 77P), 2:00 NHLN
  • Idle: TBL (68GP/83P)

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Panthers, SoFla Media & Loyal Opposition on the Tweets

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