GameDay Caterwaul: Red Wings at Panthers Open Forum

Anyone willing to bet against Broons (83P) & Sens (79P) going to overtime?

  • WHO: Florida Panthers (10th/70GP 31-25-14 76P) vs Detroit Red Wings (38-19-11 87P)
  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center - Miami Ft. Lauderdale Sunrise, FL
  • WHERE TO WATCH: Tickets, Fox Sports Florida, Fox Sports Detroit, NHLN
  • HOW TO LISTEN: WSBR 740; 97.1 FM/1270 AM (DET)
  • ENEMY INTEL: Winging It In Motown, The Malik Report
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 4 of 4 (2-1-0)
  • ALL-TIME VS DET: 9W-14L-5T 2OTL 1SOL 76GF 98GA
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Detroit
  • EXPECTED STARTERS (as of 7:30 am): Ellis (probable) or Luongo (possible) vs Mrazek (firm)
  • JAGRWATCH: Career vs DET: 35GP 10G 21A 31P 0GWG (Yeah, kinda shocked here)
  • TWITTER TAGS: #FlaPanthers, #RedWings, #DETvsFLA
  • ETC: The Red Wings deplaned at a typically heavily-congested Sunrise International Airport yesterday; Plantation Intercontinental Field was the primary arrival location before excessive fog descended in mid-afternoon. All-Everything F Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) reportedly did not travel with the team. C Darren Helm is expected to return. Former Cats F Stephen Weiss has 19 points (7G) in 42GP. Florida G Roberto Luongo is in the mix as starter but Panthers' coaching staff would not commit on Wednesday. Rookie D Aaron Ekblad hasn't recorded a point in 5 games. F Brandon Pirri has 7 goals and 41(!) SOG in his past 9 games.


Last game for the Cats: 3-2 regulation loss in Sunrise to Montreal Tuesday

Past five: 3-2-0 13GF 10GA (streak: 2L)

Last game for the Wings: 5-1 victory in Pittsburgh Sunday

Past five: 2-3-0 16GF 18GA (streak: 1W)


NHL Preview:

Eastern Wildcard Race on Thursday (WC standings / playoff chances), and it's a big one:

  • BOSTON (8th/70GP 36-23-11 83P) at OTTAWA (9th/69GP 34-24-11 79P), 7:30
  • Idle: None, as race is effectively down to BOS and OTT while trailer Philadelphia (73P) has played at least two more games than those remaining in the hunt/


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