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Game 77: Cats looking to snap two-game home skid

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Florida Panthers (42-25-9 93P) vs New Jersey Devils (37-32-8 82P)

  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7:00ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center - Miami Ft Lauderdale Sunrise, FL
  • UPCOMING GOODIES: 10,000 rat giveaway tonight...Autism Awareness Night: April 2nd vs Montreal (details).

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  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 3 of 3 (1-1-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs NJD: 29W-45L-7T 5OTL 2SOL 193GF 252GA
  • ALL-TIME at FLA: 17W-18L-4T 2OTL 2SOL 102GF 111GA
  • LAST FIVE vs NJD: 2-3-0 12GF 15GA
  • LAST GAME vs NJD: FLA 5 at NJD 1 (Todd's Star Wars-flavored Recap) - 12/17/2015

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  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Montoya (10-6-3 2.10/.923 0SO), Kinkaid (9-7-1 2.78/.904 2SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs NJD (regular season): 102GP 36G-58A 94P 8GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaNew Jersey

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NHL.com Preview:

Florida will be without center Vincent Trocheck for the rest of the regular season, coach Gerard Gallant told the Miami Herald, which reported Trocheck has a non-displaced fracture in his ankle after blocking a shot by Toronto Maple Leafs forward P.A. Parenteau in a 5-2 loss Tuesday. Nick Bjugstad slots into Trocheck's spot with Rocco Grimaldi expected to be recalled from Portland of the American Hockey League to center the third line. (More)

Yahoo.com Preview:

New Jersey could have Cory Schneider, who had been with AHL Albany for conditioning after suffering an MCL sprain on March 4. He's back with the team but has posted a 3.45 goals-against average and .869 save percentage over a 1-7-0 span. (More)

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Last game for the Cats: Disturbing 5-2 loss to TorontoPast five: 2-3-0 16GF 17GA (streak: 1L)

Last game for the Devils: Helpful 2-1 win over BostonPast five: 2-2-1 9GF 6GA (streak: 1W)

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

  • TORONTO (28-37-11) at BUFFALO (31-35-11 73P), 7:00
  • MONTREAL (35-36-6 76P) at TAMPA BAY (44-27-5 93P), 7:30
  • OTTAWA (35-33-9 79P) at Minnesota (38-28-11 87P), 8:00
  • Idle: BOS (77GP/88P), DET (77GP/87P)

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