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GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Vegas Golden Knights

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Cats seek first-ever win at T-Mobile Arena

Florida Panthers v Vegas Golden Knights Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Panthers (32-23-6 70P) at Golden Knights (32-22-8 72P)

  • WHEN: 10:00 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, NV
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, ATTSN - Rocky Mountain
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM (D/B), 850 WFTL (PB), 1370 WAXE (TC), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #VegasBorn, #FLAvsVGK, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Knights On Ice
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 2 (0-1-0)
  • LAST MEETING: VGK 7, @FLA 2 (Recap) - 2/6/2020
  • NEXT MEETING: Stanley Cup of 2020-21 season
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Bobrovsky (22-18-5 .898/ 3.29 1SO) vs Fleury (24-14-5 .906/ 2.79 4SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Vegas

Scouting Report

The Florida Panthers (32-23-6) went 2-1-0 in California on their current five-date excursion after ending a two-game winning run with a 5-4 defeat to the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Thursday. Aleksander Barkov (20 goals, 60 points this year) scored twice. Jonathan Huberdeau (22 goals, 76 points) banked a snipe and three assists, while Mike Hoffman (49 points) picked up his 23rd strike of the season, as the Cats have now gone 4-7-1 in their past 12 contests after winning six outings in a row prior. They are 16-11-4 when playing on the road so far this season.

The Vegas Golden Knights (32-22-8) extended their winning run to four outings after beating the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning with a score of 5-3 at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday. Alec Martinez (2 goals, 10 points this year), who joined Vegas in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday, banked a snipe and an assist on his Golden Knights debut, with Mark Stone (21 goals, 59 points) and Max Pacioretty (28 goals, 58 points) also collecting a marker and a helper. Vegas has now gone 8-3-2 in its last 13 fixtures after posting a four-game losing skid prior (0-4-0). The team is 18-10-4 when skating on home ice.

Full preview at Winner & Whiners

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

  • BUFFALO (27-25-8 62P) at Pittsburgh (37-16-6 80P) 1 p.m.
  • Carolina (34-22-4 72P) at TORONTO (32-22-8 72P) 7 p.m. ESPN+
  • MONTREAL (28-27-8 64P) at OTTAWA (21-29-11 53P) 7 p.m.
  • TAMPA BAY (40-16-5 85P) at Arizona (30-26-8 68P) 8 p.m.
  • BOSTON (39-11-2 80P) at Vancouver (32-22-6 70P)

Idle: DET (34P)

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