GameDay CaterThread: Florida Panthers vs Pittsburgh Penguins

<em>Litter Box Cats 2022-23 Live Discussion Forum: Game 64</em>

After opening its seven-game homestand with a frustrating loss to Nashville, the Florida Panthers (30-27-6) will host the Pittsburgh Penguins (31-21-9) tonight at FLA Live Arena in yet another “must win” type game. The Panthers, who remain four points behind the N.Y. Islanders for the final wild card spot in the east, decided to stand pat on trade deadline day to see if this highly inconsistent bunch can finally put together that long-awaited run of wins that fans and the models have been clamoring for all season. As for the Penguins, it was starting to look like they were going to fall out of the playoff chase, but they’ve righted the ship with four-straight wins to remain in posession of the WC1 slot.

  • WHEN: 6:00 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: FLA Live Arena - Sawgrass Mills Mall, FL
  • ON THE TUBE: Bally Sports Florida, ATTNS-Pittsburgh
  • ON THE DIAL: 96.5 WPOW-FM HD-2 (D/B), 1230 The Gambler (PB), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
  • SOCIALS: #TimeToHunt, #LetsGoPens, #PITvsFLA, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: PensBurgh
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: 2 of 3 (0-1-1)
  • LAST MEETING: @PIT 7, FLA 6 (OT) - (Recap) 1/24/2023
  • NEXT MEETING: Playoffs or 2023-24 season
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Sergei Bobrovsky (18-17-2 .904/3.04 1SO) vs Tristan Jarry (19-7-5 .916/2.77 1SO) or Casey DeSmith (11-12-4 .904/3.27 0SO)
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Pittsburgh/

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

  • TAMPA BAY (37-19-5 79P) at BUFFALO (31-25-4 66P) 12:30 p.m.
  • DETROIT (28-24-9 65P) at N.Y. Islanders (31-25-8 70P) 12:30 p.m.
  • N.Y. Rangers (35-18-9 70P)  at BOSTON (48-8-5 78P) 1 p.m. (ABC, ESPN+)
  • TORONTO (38-16-8 86P) at Vancouver (24-32-5 50P) 7 p.m. (NHL Network)
  • Columbus (20-36-6 46P) at OTTAWA (31-26-4 66P) 7 p.m./

Idle: MTL (56P)

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