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GameDay Caterwaul: Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers

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Historic 5-0 roadie complete, Cats head home to host McDavid’s Oilers

Edmonton Oilers v Florida Panthers

Oilers (32-20-8 70P) at Panthers (28-20-10 66P)

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  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center - Miami Ft. Lauderdale Sunrise, FL
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, Sportsnet
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • GOODIES: Super Hero Night Feb 22! Faith and Family/UCF/Hockey ‘n Heels Night Feb 24! NHL Centennial Fan Arena March 2-4 (with watch party vs Philadelphia)! Panther Conservation Night March 10 vs Minnesota!
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #EdmontonOilers, #FLAvsEDM, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Copper & Blue
  • SB NATION: Game Feature Hub
  • BACK-TO-BACK? (FLA/EDM): None/Back vs TB
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 2 (0-0-1)
  • ALL-TIME vs EDM (RS): 10W-10L-3T 2OTL 4SOL 68GF 86GA
  • ALL-TIME at FLA (RS): 5W-3L-2T 1OTL 4SOL 37GF 44GA
  • LAST FIVE vs EDM (RS): 2-1-2 13GF 1GA
  • LAST MEETING: EDM 4 - FLA 3 (OT) at Edmonton (Todd’s Recap) - 01/18/2017
  • NEXT MEETING (RS): 2017-18 Season
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Reimer (12-6-4 .920/2.41 0SO) vs Talbot (30-16-7 .921/2.35 5SO)
  • TALE OF THE TAPE via Left Wing Lock
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs EDM (RS): 37GP 16G-25A 41P +14 3GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Edmonton

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Scouting Report:

This just-completed five-game trip had a little of everything for Florida. The Panthers won two wide-open games — 7-4 in Nashville, and 6-5 in overtime in San Jose to start the swing. They then gave up just four goals the rest of the way, winning 4-1 at Anaheim, 3-2 at Los Angeles and finally 2-1 in St. Louis when Vincent Trocheck scored with 4.6 seconds remaining.

Florida hadn't won in Los Angeles since 2002. To put that in some perspective: the ageless Jaromir Jagr was only 30 then, and he's worn the uniform of seven different NHL teams since.

"When we're lucky enough to pull off a bunch of wins like this, I think it's just everybody chips in when they can," Panthers goalie James Reimer said. "Some days it's your power play, some days it's the penalty kill, some days it's forwards, defensemen, you name it. It was a big road trip for us." (More via AP)

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Last action from the Cats: 2-1 (REG) victory in St. Louis Monday. Past five: 5-0-0 (streak: 5W)

Last action from the Oil: 4-2 loss at Tampa Bay Tuesday. Past five: 3-2-0 (streak: 1L)

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

  • BOSTON (30-23-6 66P/5) at Anaheim (31-20-10 72P), 10:30
  • Idle: MON (72P/1), OTT (70P/2), TOR (67P/3), TB (62P/6), BUF (62P/7), DET (58P/8)

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