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GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers vs Detroit Red Wings

Cats back in Sunrise for key divisional match-up

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Florida Panthers Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

The inconsistent, injury-riddled Florida Panthers (12-10-4) return home to face the rising Detroit Red Wings (13-7-5) tonight at FLA Live Arena. Florida is back in the Sunshine State and looking to gain ground in the standings after going 2-2-1 on a road trip that saw stops in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Seattle and Winnipeg. The Red Wings enter having posted consecutive wins including Tuesday’s 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. Detroit is currently in third place in the Atlantic Division, three points ahead of the Cats, who’d love to pick up a win in the first meeting between the two clubs this season.

  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL
  • ON THE TUBE: ESPN+, Hulu, SN360
  • ON THE DIAL: WPOW 96.5-FM2 (D/B), 1230 The Gambler (PB), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #TimeToHunt, #LGRW, #DETvs FLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Winging It In Motown
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 3
  • LAST MEETING: @FLA 5, DET 2 - (Recap) 4/21/2022
  • NEXT MEETING: January 6, 2023
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Sergei Bobrovsky (4-6-1 .880/3.72 0SO) vs Ville Husso (11-4-3 .916/2.54 3SO) or Alex Nedeljkovic (2-3-2 .880/3.97 0SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Detroit

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

  • Los Angeles (14-10-4 32P) at TORONTO (16-5-6 38P) 7 p.m.
  • Nashville (12-9-2 26P) at TAMPA BAY (15-9-1 31P) 7 p.m.
  • OTTAWA (10-14-1 21P) at Dallas (14-7-5 33P) 8:30 p.m.

Idle: BOS (43P), MTL (28P), BUF (25P)

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