(updated 12.20.2008 at 9:06 AM EST)
TODAY AROUND THE SOUTHEAST
- Caps @ Flyers: classic Patrick division battle
- Canes @ Broons: I can finally say it: Go B's!
- Bolts @ Thrashers: Think this'll go to a SO?/
Essentially, the Cats' fate - for the next day, at least - rests in everyone else's hands tonight. They are not going to lose their third-place standing, but the spectre of Carolina gaining an additional two points is frightening. Florida may have two games in hand as of tomorrow, but it's a moot issue when the games you're making up are your adversaries' victories. Double jeopardy.