LBC GameDay Caterwaul:Boston Bruins at Florida Panthers

LBC’s 2016-17 Discussion Thread: Game 34

Bruins (17-14-3 37P) at Panthers (15-13-5 35P)


  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center - Sunrise, FL
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, NESN
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • TICKETS: Single Game via Ticketmaster
  • GOODIES: Cookies & Cocoa with the Cats (details)
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #NHLBruins, #BOSvsFLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Stanley Cup of Chowder
  • SB NATION: Game Feature Hub
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 3 of 5 (0-1-1)
  • ALL-TIME vs BOS (RS): 35W-40L-6T 4OTL 4SOL 222GF 255GA
  • ALL-TIME at FLA (RS): 16W-19L-2T 2OTL 4SOL 120GF 126GA
  • LAST FIVE vs BOS (RS): 1-2-2 13GF 15GA
  • LAST MEETING: Host BOS 4, FLA 3 in OT (Todd’s Recap) - 12/05/2016
  • NEXT MEETING: Saturday January 7, 2017
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Reimer (4-4-2 .904/2.77 0SO), Rask (16-6-3 .929/1.91 4SO)
  • TALE OF THE TAPE via Left Wing Lock
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs BOS (RS): 83GP 34G-67A 101P +23 6GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Boston/


Scouting Report:

On Tuesday night, right winger Jaromir Jagr tied for second place on the NHL career points list, and goalie Roberto Luongo tied for fifth place in all-time wins.

On Thursday night, Jagr and Luongo could break those ties.

"It was really cool to be a part of it," Panthers interim coach Tom Rowe said Tuesday after Jagr was credited with three assists to tie Mark Messier for second place on the points list behind Wayne Gretzky.

"The two points (for the Panthers in the standings) were great. But topping it off with what Jags did -- and Louie (Luongo). I mean, Louie tying Terry Sawchuk for fifth all-time is amazing as well."

More history could be in store on Thursday night. Fans will surely be on "NHL milestones watch" when Jagr, Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers (15-13-5) play host to the Boston Bruins (17-14-3).

But there will be something else to monitor that night, and it's the standings. With a win in regulation, the Panthers would tie the Bruins.

The Bruins currently hold the third and final playoff position in the Atlantic Division but are coming off a gruesome 4-2 home loss to the slumping New York Islanders. (More via Yahoo! Sports/AP)


Last game for the Cats: 4-3 (SO) victory over Buffalo Tuesday from Sunrise. Last five: 3-1-1 (streak: 2W)

Last game for the Broons: 4-2 home loss vs the Isles on Tuesday. Last five: 2-2-1 (streak: 1L)


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

  • Carolina (13-11-7 33P) at BUFFALO (12-11-8 32P), 7:00
  • Minnesota (19-8-4 42P) at MONTREAL (21-7-4 46P), 7:30
  • Anaheim (17-12-5 39P) at OTTAWA (19-11-3 39P), 7:30
  • St. Louis (18-11-5 41P) at TAMPA BAY (16-14-3 35P), 7:30
  • TORONTO (12-12-7 31P) at Colorado (11-19-1 23P), 9:00
  • Idle: DET (32P)/


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