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GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Philadelphia Flyers

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Cats try to salvage quick Pennsylvania roadie

Florida Panthers v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Panthers (2-2-0 4P) at Flyers (3-2-0 6P)

  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish
  • WHERE: Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, CSN Philadelphia
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM (D/B), 640 WMEN (PB), 1370 WAXE (TC), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, ##LetsGoFlyers, #FLAvsPHI, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Broad Street Hockey
  • SB NATION: Game Feature Hub
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 3 (0-0-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs PHI (RS): 34W-44L-7T 3OTL 4SOL 247GF 269GA
  • ALL-TIME at PHI (RS): 19W-19L-6T 2OTL 1SOL 113GF 121GA
  • LAST MEETING: Host PHI 2, FLA 1 (SO) - (Recap) - 3/2/2017
  • NEXT MEETING: December 28, 2017
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (1-1-0 .905/3.05 0SO) vs Neuvirth (0-1-0 .926/2.03 0SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Philadelphia

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Scouting Report:

The Philadelphia Flyers have a long way to go before proving they are a playoff team in the top-heavy Metropolitan Division, but their 8-2 beat-down of the Washington Capitals on Saturday night was a reminder they are capable of beating one of the best teams in the NHL.

Philadelphia is tied for fifth in the NHL with 21 goals, and their top line of center Sean Couturier, right winger Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux have combined for six goals and 16 assists.

While the Flyers are coming off their biggest win of the season in their home opener, the Florida Panthers will look to bounce back from a 4-3 loss in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. Left winger Jonathan Huberdeau (three goals, two assists) picked up a pair of goals in the defeat. He and center Vincent Trocheck (two goals, two assists) are the only Panthers who have points in all four games.

Rookie right winger Owen Tippett, who was taken 10th overall by the Panthers in the 2017 draft, is expected to make his NHL debut against Philadelphia on the third line with center Jared McCann and right winger Jamie McGinn. Tippett, 18, racked up 44 goals and 75 points in 60 games with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL last season. (More via AP)

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Tuesday in the Atlantic (Standings/Panthers Playoff Chances):

  • TAMPA BAY (5-1-0 10P) at New Jersey (4-1-0 8P) 7 p.m.
  • TORONTO (4-1-0 8P) at Washington (3-2-1 7P) 7 p.m.
  • Vancouver (1-2-1 3P) at OTTAWA (3-0-2 8P) 7:30 p.m.
  • BUFFALO (1-4-1 3P) at Vegas (4-1-0 8P) 10 p.m.
  • MONTREAL (1-3-1 3P) at San Jose (1-3-0 2P) 10:30 p.m.
  • Idle: DET (8P), BOS (4P)

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