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LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Arizona Coyotes

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Four-game roadie (0-2-1) closes out in Glendale

Florida Panthers v Arizona Coyotes
Yes we know Grossman is no longer with Arizona. Gotta roll with #AggressiveJaromir.
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Panthers (20-19-9 49P) vs Coyotes (14-26-6 34P)

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  • WHEN: 9:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 8:30ish
  • WHERE: Gila River Arena - Glendale, AZ
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Arizona
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • GOODIES: Book Drive January 26 vs Tampa Bay! Pro Wrestling Night February 9 vs Los Angeles! Valentine’s Day Package!

(Please please please please please don’t be a Photoshop.)

  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #Yotes, #FLAvsARI, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Five For Howling
  • SB NATION: Game Feature Hub
  • BACK-TO-BACK? (FLA/ARI): None/None
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 2 (0-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs ARI/PHX/WPG1.0 (RS): 11W-13L-3T 2OTL 1SOL 78GF 80GA
  • ALL-TIME at ARI/PHX/WPG1.0 (RS): 5W-6L-3T 2OTL 0SOL 40GF 45GA
  • LAST FIVE vs ARI/PHX (RS): 2-2-1 8GF 12GA
  • LAST MEETING: Host ARI 5, FLA 1 (Todd’s Recap, which happened to be another roadtrip closer) - 03/05/2016
  • NEXT MEETING (RS): Thursday, March 23 at Sunrise (Tickets)
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (13-13-5 .921/2.44 1SO) vs Smith (9-13-5 .915/2.99 0SO)
  • TALE OF THE TAPE via Left Wing Lock
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs ARI/PHX/WPG1.0 (RS): 36GP 15G-20A 35P +6 2GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Arizona

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Scouting Report (not really but worth a spirited history lesson):

"You can't expect or wait for guys to come back," said center Vincent Trocheck, who leads [Florida] in goals (17), points (32), and is averaging the most ice time among Florida's forwards (21:40) and the third-most among all NHL forwards behind Chicago's Patrick Kane and Anaheim's Ryan Kesler.

"You never know when guys will get healthy, or if they'll get healthy. We have the team that we have so we have to play our hardest with the guys we have. We've got to be the ones to make a push for the playoffs." (More via Yahoo! Sports/AP)

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Last game by the Cats: 2-1 (REG) loss at Vancouver Friday. Last five: 1-3-1 (streak: 3L)

Last game by the Yotes: 5-3 home victory over Tampa Bay Saturday. Last five: 2-4-0 (streak: 1W)

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

  • Calgary (22-24-3 47P) at TORONTO (21-14-9 51P), 7:30
  • Idle: MTL (63P), OTT (54P), BOS (52P), TOR (51P), DET (48P), BUF (47P), TB (47P)

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