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LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Nashville Predators

Saturday matinee finds Cats on road against (those other) Cats, look to put Thursday browbeating behind them

NHL: Florida Panthers at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers (23-20-10 56P) at Predators (26-20-8 60P)


  • WHEN: 2 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 1:30ish
  • WHERE: Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Tennessee
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • GOODIES: Bokamper’s Watch Party tonight vs Nashville! Valentine’s Day Package! Super Hero Night Feb 22! Faith and Family/UCF/Hockey ‘n Heels Night Feb 24!
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #Preds, #FLAvsNSH, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: On The Forecheck
  • SB NATION: Game Feature Hub
  • BACK-TO-BACK? (FLA/NSH): None/Front
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 2 (1-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs NSH (RS): 10W-7L-3T 2OTL 3SOL 59GF 62GA
  • ALL-TIME at NSH: 3W-5L-2T 0OTL 2SOL 23GF 30GA
  • LAST FIVE vs NSH (RS): 2-1-2 8GF 13GA
  • LAST MEETING: FLA 2 - NSH 1 (REG) at Sunrise (Todd’s Recap) - 01/06/2017
  • NEXT MEETING (RS): 2017-18 season
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (14-14-6 .917/2.60 1SO) vs Rinne (21-14-6 .923/2.30 2SO)
  • TALE OF THE TAPE via Left Wing Lock
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs NSH (RS): 22GP 7G-18A 25P +5 1GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Nashville


Scouting Report:

The Panthers are almost whole now, but haven't been able to find the consistency they exhibited last season. The loss to Los Angeles was a classic example, as they were run out of their building by a team coming off consecutive 5-0 losses.

"It's one of those games," Rowe said. "It wasn't pretty; everyone knows it wasn't pretty. We're going to forget about it and move on. We can't dwell on it. It was a bad game from the start to the end of it."

Florida won its first meeting with the Predators on Jan. 6, a 2-1 decision in Sunrise. (More from AP/Yahoo! Sports)


Last action from the Cats: 6-3 home loss vs Los Angeles Thursday. Past five: 3-1-1 (streak: 1L)

Last action from the Preds: 4-3 (REG) loss at NY Rangers Thursday. Past five: 2-3-0 (streak: 1L)


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

  • NY Islanders (24-18-10 58P) at OTTAWA (28-18-6 62P), 1:00
  • Vancouver (24-24-6 54P) at BOSTON (27-23-6 60P), 1:00
  • DETROIT (22-22-10 54P) at Columbus (34-14-5 73P), 5:00
  • TAMPA BAY (24-24-7 55P) at Winnipeg (25-27-4 54P), 7:00
  • BUFFALO (22-22-10 54P) at TORONTO (25-17-11 61P), 7:00
  • St. Louis (28-22-5 61P) at MONTREAL (31-17-8 70P), 7:00 NHL
  • Idle: None


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