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GameDay Caterwaul: Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers

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Cats must beat Buds tonight to keep hope alive

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Maple Leafs (31-22-14 76P) at Panthers (29-27-11 69P)

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  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center - Sunrise, FL
  • TICKETS: via the Club
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #TML, #TMLvsFLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Pension Plan Puppets
  • SB NATION: Game Feature Hub
  • BACK-TO-BACK? (FLA/TOR): None/None
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 4 of 5 (0-2-1)
  • ALL-TIME vs TOR (RS): 33W-32L-70T 2TL 4SOL 260GF 236GA
  • ALL-TIME at FLA (RS): 17W-15L-5T 1OTL 2SOL 118GF 111GA
  • LAST FIVE vs TOR (RS): 1-3-1 11GF 20GA
  • LAST MEETING: TOR 3 - FLA 2 (SO) - (Todd’s Recap) - 12/28/2016
  • NEXT MEETING (RS): Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at TOR
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Reimer (12-12-5 .917/2.62 0SO) vs Andersen (27-14-13 .917/2.69 3SO)
  • TALE OF THE TAPE via Left Wing Lock
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Toronto

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Scouting Report:

“It sucks,” said a drained Panthers center Vincent Trocheck. “The last two games we played hard and played well and feel like we’re starting to turn around our game even though we lost they were some of the hardest-fought battles we’ve played all year.

“We have [15] games left. We win one, get our confidence back and we’ll be right back in the race.” (More via Sun-Sentinel)

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Last action from the Cats: 3-2 (REG) loss in TB on Saturday. Past five: 0-4-1 (streak: 5L)

Last action from the Buds: 3-2 (OT) victory in Raleigh Saturday. Past five: 3-1-1 (streak: 3W)

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

  • Chicago (43-20-5 91P) at MONTREAL (39-22-8 86P), 7:30 NBCSN
  • BUFFALO (28-29-12 66P) at San Jose (41-20-7 89P), 10:30
  • Idle: MON (86P), OTW (84), BOS (78P), DET (63P)

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