GameDay CaterThread: Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres

<em>Litter Box Cats 2022-23 Live Discussion Forum: Game 45</em>

Panthers (20-20-4 44P) at Sabres (21-18-2 44P)

  • WHEN: 1:00 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: KeyBank Arena, Buffalo, NY
  • ON THE TUBE: Bally Sports Florida, MSG-B
  • ON THE DIAL: 96.5 WPOW-FM HD-2 (D/B), 1230 The Gambler (PB), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #TimeToHunt, #LetsGoBuffalo, #FLAvsBUF, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Die By The Blade
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 4 (1-0-0)
  • LAST MEETING: @FLA 4, BUF 3 - (Recap) 4/8/2022
  • NEXT MEETING: February 24, 2023
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Sergei Bobrovsky (11-13-1 .896/3.27 1SO) vs Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (10-4-1 .896/3.43 0SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Buffalo/

Scouting Report

The Florida Panthers and Buffalo Sabres get set for a matinee affair to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday at KeyBank Arena. While they aren’t exactly beating top-notch competition, the Panthers have won four of their last six games, including Saturday night’s 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, to creep within five points of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. That same night, the Sabres halted a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena to also hit the 44-point mark. Buffalo has three games in hand over Florida, so the Cats will be looking for another road win over the Sabres, who they defeated 4-3 back on October 15 in the second game of the season for both teams.

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

  • Philadelphia (18-18-7 43P) at BOSTON (33-5-4 70P) 1 p.m.
  • DETROIT (18-16-7 2P) at Colorado (21-17-3 45P) 3 p.m.
  • TAMPA BAY  (27-13-1 55P) at Seattle (26-12-4 56P) 4 p.m.
  • OTTAWA (19-20-3 41P) at St. Louis (21-20-3 44P) 7 p.m./

Idle: TOR (59P), MTL (39P)

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