Flames (31-26-4 66P) at Panthers (28-21-10 66P)
- WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish
WHERE: BB&T Center -
Miami Ft. LauderdaleSunrise, FL
- ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, Sportsnet West
- ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
- GOODIES: FOX Sports Florida’s Inside The Panthers: The Unsung Hero premieres tonight following the game! 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, #NHLFlames, #FLAvsCGY, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
- ENEMY INTEL: Matchsticks & Gasoline
- SB NATION: Game Feature Hub
- BACK-TO-BACK? (FLA/CGY): None/Back vs TB
- FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 2 (0-1-0)
- ALL-TIME vs CGY (RS): 11W-12L-3T 2OTL 2SOL 76GF 87GA
- ALL-TIME at FLA (RS): 5W-6L-2T 1OTL 1SOL 35GF 39GA
- LAST FIVE vs CGY (RS): 2-3-0 16GF 25GA
- LAST MEETING: CGY 5 - FLA 2 at the SaddleDome (Todd’s Recap) - 01/17/2017
- NEXT MEETING (RS): 2017-18 Season
- PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (16-14-6 .915/2.69 1SO) vs Johnson (17-13-1 .912/2.55 3SO)
- TALE OF THE TAPE via Left Wing Lock
- JAGR WATCH: All-time vs CGY (RS): 35GP 13G-27A 40P +6 2GWG
- PLAYER STATS: Florida / Calgary
In terms of geographical proximity, the Flames were in Tampa Bay, where they beat the Lightning 3-2 on Thursday night, and the Panthers were a three-hour cab ride away in Sunrise, preparing to host Calgary on Friday night.
Calgary (31-26-4) got goals from Sean Monahan, Dougie Hamilton and Mikael Backlund on Thursday to improve to 7-2-1 in its past 10 games.
"Sometimes it comes together," Calgary goalie Brian Elliott said after making 23 saves against Tampa Bay. "Guys are clicking a little bit, and it showed tonight."
For the Panthers (28-21-10), gone is their five-game win streak, with all those victories earned on the road. Florida faltered on Wednesday in its return to the BB&T Center, losing 4-3 to the visiting Edmonton Oilers.
Panthers interim coach Tom Rowe said his team gave a good performance despite being tired.
"Four games in six nights, and the effort we got was outstanding," Rowe said of a Panthers team that fell behind Edmonton three times only to battle back for three tie scores before finally allowing the game-winner. (More via AP)
Last action from the Cats: 4-3 (REG) loss vs Edmonton Wednesday in Sunrise. Past five: 4-1-0 (streak: 1L)
Last action from the Flames: 3-2 (REG) victory in Tampa Bay Thursday. Past five: 3-1-1 (streak: 2W)
- OTTAWA (32-20-6 70) at Carolina (24-24-8 54P), 7:30
- Idle: MON (72P), TOR (68P), BOS (68P), BUF (62P), TB (62P), DET (58P)
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