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Tuesday Caterwaul: Florida Panthers Open Forum

Cats get the day off as Capitals loom

Detroit Red Wings v Florida Panthers Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

The Florida Panthers get a true day off from hockey on this Tuesday. The Cats will return to the ice with an 11 a.m. practice at Panthers IceDen in Coral Springs tomorrow morning.

Up next for the Cats is the Washington Capitals on Thursday night at the BB&T Center. The Caps currently lead the NHL with 25 points and sport a 11-2-3 record. Home ice might not be much of an advantage for the Panthers as Washington is a stellar 7-1-1 on the road.

John Carlson leads the Capitals with 23 points (7G/16A) and Alex Ovechkin has fired in a team-leading 11 goals.

The Springfield Thunderbirds (8-4-0) will help fill the organizational hockey void on Wednesday when they hit the road to take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Last night’s result were good ones for the Panthers. The Boston Bruins rallied to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4, keeping the Pens stuck at 17 points; the Ottawa Senators surprised the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden by a 6-2 count; the Nashville Predators stomped the Detroit Red Wings 6-1; and finally, the visiting Arizona Coyotes edged the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 in overtime.

Tonight’s schedule