LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings

Road trip salvation in the Motor City?

Panthers (3-4-1 7P) vs Red Wings (6-3-0 12P)


  • WHEN: 5:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 4:30ish
  • WHERE: Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Detroit
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #RedWings, #FLAvsDET, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Winging It In Motown
  • SB NATION: Game Hub
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 2 of 4 (1-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs DET (REG): 13W-16L-5T 2OTL 1SOL 94GF 112GA
  • ALL-TIME in DET (REG): 7W-6L-3T 0OTL 1SOL 42GF 52GA
  • LAST FIVE vs DET (REG): 3-2-0 22GF 15GA
  • LAST MEETING: FLA 4 at DET 1 (Kevin’s Recap) - 10/15/2016
  • NEXT MEETING: 12/01/2016 at The Joe
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Reimer (0-1-1 .880/2.90), Mrazek (4-2-0 .925/2.48)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs DET (reg season): 41GP 12G-25A 37P +3 0GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Detroit/


NHL Preview:

The Red Wings had their six-game winning streak ended by a 1-0 loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Detroit didn't have a shot on goal in the first 10 minutes and committed eight turnovers in the second period. "They were hungrier than us all over the ice," coach Jeff Blashill said. "We should have known better than that." Blashill went with three lines for most of the third period, with Steve Ott and Drew Miller each getting one shift and Luke Glendening playing two. Either Miller or Ott is likely to come out of the lineup when Thomas Vanek returns from a middle-body injury. (more)

Yahoo! Preview:

Florida lost 3-0 at Buffalo Saturday afternoon and has lost three straight. "It's the first game I'm really disappointed," Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said. "I thought we played well all season long. Tonight we didn't play well enough; we weren't even close to winning that hockey game. So it was disappointing." The Panthers beat the Red Wings 4-1 in Sunrise, Fla., in the second game of the season on Oct. 15. Florida had a chance to at least spoil the shutout with 57 seconds left Saturday when forward Vincent Trochek was awarded a penalty shot after being hooked on a breakaway, but his shot was over the net. "To end a road trip, you've got to salvage from points here," Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle said. "We got to be ready against a good team 1/8the Red Wings on Sunday 3/8. We just got to get back and focus on our game and the way 1/8Gallant 3/8 wants us to play."  (more)


Last game for the Cats: 3-0 loss in Buffalo Saturday. Past five: 1-4-0 (streak: 3L)

Last game for the Wings: 1-0 home loss vs Boston Saturday. Past five: 4-1-0 (streak: 1L)


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

  • BUFFALO (2-3-2 6P) at Winnipeg (4-4-0 8P), 3:00
  • TORONTO (2-3-3 7P) at NY Islanders (3-5-0 6P), 6:00
  • TAMPA BAY (5-3-0 10P) at NY Rangers (5-3-0 10P), 7:00 NHLN
  • OTTAWA (4-3-0 8P) at Edmonton (7-1-0 14P), 9:00
  • Idle: MON (17P), BOS (8P)/


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