LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Anaheim Ducks at Florida Panthers

Cats gunning for first three-game winning streak before long layoff

Ducks (28-15-9 65P) vs Panthers (22-19-10 54P)



Scouting Report:

''Every day, we just say every single point is life or death,'' [Panthers interim coach Tom] Rowe said.

That might sound somewhat overstated, especially since Florida - which has picked up five points in its last three games, matching the team's best stretch of 2016-17 - entered Wednesday only two points out of the last wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. But in a season where injuries and slumps have been far more prevalent than wins, the Panthers know it's time to make a move.

“The amount of games that we have left and the position that we're in, we don't have very much room for many more losses,'' defenseman Mike Matheson said. (More from AP/Yahoo! Sports)


Last action from the Cats: 6-5 (REG) victory over Ottawa in Sunrise Tuesday. Past five: 2-1-2 (streak: 2W)

Last action from the Ducks: 5-1 home win over Colorado Tuesday. Past five: 3-2-0 (streak: 1W)


Friday in the Atlantic Division (Standings/Panthers Playoff Chances):

  • NY Islanders (22-17-9 53P) at DETROIT (20-21-9 49P), 7:30 NHLN
  • Idle: MON (67P), OTT (60P), BOS (58P), TOR (55P), TB (50P), BUF (50P)/


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