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GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals

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Closing it out in D.C

NHL: Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Panthers (34-36-11 79P) vs Capitals (55-18-8 118P)

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  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish
  • WHERE: Verizon Center - Washington, D.C.
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, CSN DC
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #Capitals, #FLAvsWSH, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Japers’ Rink
  • SB NATION: Game Feature Hub
  • BACK-TO-BACK? (FLA/WSH): Back/Back
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 3 of 3 (0-2-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs WSH (RS): 47W-53L-9T 6OTL 4SOL 303GF 354GA
  • ALL-TIME at WSH (RS): 20W-30L-5T 2OTL 2SOL 141GF 189GA
  • LAST FIVE vs WSH (RS): 2-2-1 14GF 13GA
  • LAST MEETING: FLA 2 at WSH 4 - (Kevin’s Recap) - 11/05/2016
  • NEXT MEETING (RS): 2017-18 Season
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Reimer (17-16-5 2.60/.917 2SO) vs Holtby (41-12-6 2.08/.924 9SO)
  • TALE OF THE TAPE via Left Wing Lock
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Washington

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  • Scouting Report: The Panthers certainly didn't roll over in their home finale Sunday night. James Reimer made 30 saves and Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice as the Panthers ended a six-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

"We'd lost something like six in a row. It was nice to give something to our fans," Huberdeau said. "It was nice to see a lot of people in the stands tonight for our last game. We wanted to show them that we're going to have a good summer and be ready to go next year."

Florida, which had lost 16 of its past 21 before Saturday's win, said goodbye to winger Shawn Thornton, who retired after playing in his 705th NHL game.

The 23-year-old Huberdeau, who missed 51 games this season after injuring his Achilles tendon in a preseason game, has ten goals and 16 assists. (More via AP)

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Last action from the Cats: 3-0 victory over Buffalo in Sunrise Saturday. Past five: 1-4-0 (streak: 1W)

Last action from the Caps: 3-1 win in Boston Saturday. Past five: 4-1-0 (streak: 4W)

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