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Game 79: Final road trip begins

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Panthers (44-25-9 97P) vs Maple Leafs (28-39-11 67P)

  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7:00ish
  • WHERE: Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON

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  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 4 of 4 (2-1-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs TOR: 32W-30L-7T 2OTL 3SOL 221GF 211GA
  • ALL-TIME at TOR: 15W-15L-2T 1OTL 2SOL 105GF 103GA
  • LAST FIVE vs TOR: 3-2-0 17GF 11GA
  • LAST GAME vs TOR FLA 2 vs TOR 5 (Todd's Recap) - 03/29/2016

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  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Montoya (11-6-3 2.09/.923 0SO), Bernier (11-20-3 2.84/.907 3SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs TOR (regular season): 58GP 33G-44A 77P 5GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaToronto

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Notes:

With one more point or a Detroit loss of any kind, the Panthers will clinch home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs...F Jonathan Hubderdeau has scored goals in five straight games and has 7 points (6G/1A) over that torrid span...Toronto's special teams-powered 5-2 win on Thursday snapped a three-game losing streak to the Cats...Second-liners Reilly Smith and Jussi Jokinen have cooled off recently. Smith is pointless in four games, while Jokinen is on a three-game dry spell...The Buds are just 14-16-9 at the ACC this season.

NHL.com Preview:

Florida, which was idle Sunday, clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs when the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 6-4. The Panthers, who are two points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning for first place in the Atlantic Division, qualified for the postseason for the fifth time in their history and first time since 2011-12. (More)

Yahoo.com Preview:

Nazem Kadri, who registered his third career hat trick last week in Florida, will reportedly have a hearing with the league after cross-checking Detroit's Luke Glendening in the head/shoulder in the second period of Saturday's 3-2 loss. "We were battling in the corner and got into a bit of a wrestling match," Kadri said. "I think my cross-check kind of rode up on his shoulder a little bit. That's a penalty for sure." (More)

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Last game for the Cats: Stirring 4-3 comeback win on SaturdayPast five: 4-1-0 18GF 13GA (streak: 2W)

Last game for the Leafs: 3-2 home loss to DetroitPast five: 1-4-0 9GF 15GA (streak: 2L)

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

  • TAMPA BAY (45-28-5 95P) at New York Islanders (42-26-9 93P), 7:00 NHL Network
  • Idle: DET (79GP/91P), BOS (79GP/90P), OTT (79GP/81P), MTL (79GP/78P), BUF (79GP/77P)

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