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GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers vs Washington Capitals

Cats and Caps meet for the first time in almost two years

Washington Capitals v Florida Panthers Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

Panthers (8-0-1 17P) vs Capitals (5-1-3 13P)

  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL
  • ON THE TUBE: Bally Sports Florida, NBCSWA
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM (D/B), 640 WMEN (PB), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #TimeToHunt, #ALLCAPS, #WSHvsFLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Japers’ Rink
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: First Meeting of 3
  • LAST MEETING: @WSH 4, FLA 3 - (Recap) 11/27/2019
  • NEXT MEETING: November 26, 2021
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Bobrovsky (6-0-0 .944 / 1.81 0SO) vs Samsonov (3-0-1 .904/ 2.43 1SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Washington

Scouting Report (courtesy of Winners & Whiners)

The Washington Capitals will head to the BB&T Center on Thursday night as they prepare for a clash versus the Florida Panthers. Florida sits atop the Atlantic Division standings after racing out to an impressive 8-0-1 start. The Panthers have notched 17 points in nine games and own a +18 goal differential, the second-best mark in the NHL. Meanwhile, Washington enters in third place in the Metropolitan Division standings with 13 points and a 5-1-3 mark through nine contests.

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

  • New York Islanders (3-2-2 8P) at MONTREAL (3-8-0 6P) 7 p.m.
  • DETROIT (4-4-2 10P) at BOSTON (4-3-0 8P) 7 p.m.
  • TAMPA BAY (5-3-1 11P) at TORONTO (5-4-1 11P) 7 p.m.
  • Vegas (4-5-0 8P) at OTTAWA (3-5-1 7P) 7 p.m.
  • BUFFALO (5-3-1 11P) at Seattle (3-6-1 7P) 10 p.m.

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