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Game 81: Drive for five

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Florida Panthers (46-25-9 101P) at Ottawa Senators (36-35-9 81P)

  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish
  • WHERE: Canadian Tire Center - Ottawa, ON

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  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 5 of 5 (3-1-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs OTT: 35W-45L-3T 4OTL 0SOL 235GF 270GA
  • ALL-TIME at OTT: 17W-20L-2T 3OTL 0SOL 107GF 130GA
  • LAST FIVE vs OTT: 4-1-0 17GF 11GA
  • LAST GAME vs OTT FLA 6 vs OTT 2 (Todd's Recap) - 03/10/2016

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  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Montoya (12-6-3 .2.13/.921 0SO), Anderson (30-23-5 2.81/.915 4SO)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs OTT (regular season): 73GP 42G-44A 86P 11GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: FloridaOttawa

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Notes:

Erik Karlsson leads Ottawa in scoring with 80 points (16G, 3GWG). He is the first defenseman to reach that plateau in 19 years...The Senators are just 3-4-2 in their past nine at Canadian Tire...It looks like the Cats will face either the New York Islanders or New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs...The Philadelphia Flyers are also still a possibility, albeit a small one...

NHL.com Preview:

Goalie Craig Anderson will start. Defenseman Marc Methot (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday after he missed the Senators' 5-3 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, but hopes to play Thursday. Forwards Bobby Ryan (lower body) and Mark Stone (upper body) did not practice. Stone is out, but Ryan also hopes to return after sustaining an injury against the Penguins. (More)

Yahoo.com Preview:

Following a subdued observance of its first division title in four years, Florida looks to stay sharp with a fifth consecutive victory when it visits the Senators on Thursday night. The Panthers secured home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs and set a club record for points with Monday's 4-3 win at Toronto. (More)

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Last game for the Cats: ATL-clinching 4-1 win in Montreal. Past five: 4-1-0 17GF 14GA (streak: 4W)

Last game for the Sens: 5-3 loss to Pens on TuesdayPast five: 2-2-1 12GF 15GA (streak: 1L)

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

  • BOSTON (41-30-9 91P) at DETROIT (41-28-11 93P), 7:00 NBCSN
  • TAMPA BAY (45-30-5 95P) at New Jersey (37-35-8 82P), 7:00
  • TORONTO (28-40-11 67P) at Philadelphia (39-27-13 91P), 7:00
  • MONTREAL (36-38-6 78P) at Carolina (35-29-16), 7:00
  • Idle: BUF (80GP/79P)

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