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GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Philadelphia Flyers

Cats put perfect record on the line in Philly

Florida Panthers v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Panthers (4-0-0 8P) at Flyers (2-0-1 5P)

  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • ON THE TUBE: Bally Sports Florida, NBCSP
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM (D/B), 640 WMEN (PB), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #TimeToHunt, #BringItToBroad, #FLAvsPHI, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Broad Street Hockey
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: First Meeting
  • LAST MEETING: PHI 6, @FLA 2 - (Recap) 2/13/2020
  • NEXT MEETING: November 24, 2021
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Bobrovsky (3-0-0 .944 / 1.99 0SO) vs Hart (1-0-1 .921/ 2.44 0SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Philadelphia

Scouting Report (courtesy of Winners & Whiners)

Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves on Thursday to become just the third Russian goalie to earn 300 NHL wins. He has now posted a 3-0-0 tally for the running year with a 1.99 GAA and a .944 save percentage, and is 15-5-1 against the Philadelphia Flyers in previous encounters with a 2.29 GAA and a .923 save percentage. The Panthers, meanwhile, are scoring the 3rd highest number of goals per game this season (4.50), while allowing the 3rd lowest quantity defensively (1.75). The team ranks 24th in power play with a 13.3% conversion rate (2-for-15) and 9th in penalty kill with 86.4% effectiveness (19-for-22).

The Philadelphia Flyers won their second straight contest, extending their season-opening point run to three fixtures (2-0-1), after posting a 6-3 victory against the Boston Bruins at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. Philly gave up 1-0 and 3-1 leads throughout the first two periods before Cam Atkinson (3 goals, 4 points this year) broke the 3-3 tie 58 seconds into the final third with his second snipe of the night, as Travis Konecny (3 goals, 4 points) and Sean Couturier (1 goal, 3 points) added two more strikes for the Flyers subsequently. Joel Farabee (3 goals, 6 points) and Scott Laughton (1 goal, 1 point) also tallied for Philadelphia.

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

  • New York Rangers (3-1-1 7P) at OTTAWA (2-2-0 4P) 1 p.m.
  • DETROIT (2-1-1 5P) at MONTREAL (0-5-0 0P) 7 p.m.
  • Colorado (1-3-0 2P) at TAMPA BAY (2-2-0 4P) 7 p.m.
  • BUFFALO (3-1-0 6P) at New Jersey (2-1-0 7P) 7 p.m.
  • TORONTO (2-2-1 4P) at Pittsburgh (2-0-2 6P) 7:30 p.m.

Idle: BOS (4)

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