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Game Two: Split in back-to-back a must

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Islanders (45-27-10 100P/4th MET) vs Panthers (47-26-9 103P/1st ATL)

  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center - Miami Ft Lauderdale Sunrise, FL


  • ON THE TUBE: Fox Sports SUN, MSG+, NHLN, SN360, TVAS3
  • ON THE DIAL: English: 560 WQAM (Dade/Broward); 850 WFTL (Palm Beaches); 97.7 WAVK (Keys); 1370 WAXE (TCoast); 1240/1270/97.3 The Fan (SW Florida) Spanish: 1210 WNMA (Dade/Broward); 760 WEFL (Palm Beaches)

  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #Isles, #NYIvsFLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook page
  • ENEMY INTEL: Lighthouse Hockey
  • SB NATION: Game Hub


  • FLA IN SERIES: Game 2 of Best-of-7 (0-1)
  • GAME ONE: NYI 5 at FLA 4 (Todd's Recap) - 04/14/2016
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (0-1 5.08/.808 0SO), Greiss (1-0 4.00/.913 0SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaNew York



Despite a performance that left some fans disappointed, Roberto Luongo will indeed start tonight's game...The Panthers will roll with the same lineup in Game Two, with perhaps one exception. Look for rookie defenseman Mike Matheson to possibly play in place of Jakub Kindl, who had rough night in Thursday's opener...Kudos to Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss. The 30-year-old German born, journeyman netminder has 130 games of NHL experience, but that was his first-ever playoff start and he delivered a Grant Fuhr-like performance to get the win. He'll square off against Luongo again this evening. Preview:

Florida dominated play for most of Game 1, outshooting New York 46-26. The top line of Aleksander Barkov, Jaromir Jagr and Jonathan Hubderdeau was dangerous all night but came up empty. Jagr had a chance to tie it in the final minute, but Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss made a diving stop for his 42nd and final save. (More) Preview:

After recording a playoff career-high three points, John Tavares has six goals and eight assists in 14 postseason contests. The Islanders captain was shaken up after being hit in the leg with a puck but said after the game that he felt fine. "He was excellent for us," teammate Kyle Okposo said. "Obviously he's been great for us all year. "He wears the C for a reason. He showed it." (More)


Last Night's Final Scores:

  • Game One: Washington 2, Philadelphia 0  -  WSH lead series 1-0
  • Game One: Dallas 4, Minnesota 0 - DAL leads series 1-0
  • Game One: San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3 - SJS leads series 1-0

Today's Action (Playoff Standings):

  • Game Two: Detroit at Tampa Bay (TBL leads 1-0), 7 pm CNBC
  • Game Two: Chicago at St. Louis (STL leads 1-0), 8 pm NBCSN
  • Game One: Nashville (41-27-14) at Anaheim (46-25-11), 10:30 NBCSN


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