LBC GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs

After a tough (final) result in Pittsburgh, Cats head to TO for an evening with evolving Leafs

Panthers (3-2-1 7P) vs Maple Leafs (1-2-3 5P)


  • WHEN: 7:30 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 7ish
  • WHERE: Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
  • ON THE TUBE: FOX Sports Florida, TSN4
  • ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM, 640 WMEN
  • SOCIALS: #FlaPanthers, #TML, #FLAvsTOR, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
  • ENEMY INTEL: Pension Plan Puppets
  • SB NATION: Game Hub
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 5 (0-0)
  • ALL-TIME vs TOR (REG): 33W-30L-7T 2OTL 3SOL 225GF 214GA
  • ALL-TIME in TOR (REG): 16W-15L-2T 1OTL 2SOL 109GF 106GA
  • LAST FIVE vs TOR (REG): 4-1-0 19GF 11GA
  • LAST MEETING: FLA 4 at TOR 3 (REG) (Todd’s Recap) - 04/04/2016
  • NEXT MEETING: 11/17/2016 at Toronto
  • PROJECTED STARTERS: Luongo (3-1-0 .922/1.99), Andersen (1-1-3 .851/4.29)
  • JAGR WATCH: All-time vs TOR (regular season): 59GP 33G-44A 77P +12 5GWG
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / Toronto/


Yahoo! Preview:

Florida limps into Toronto with one win in its last four games. The Panthers followed up a 5-2 win against Colorado with Tuesday's 3-2 loss in Pittsburgh during Sidney Crosby's season debut. "They had odd-man rushes, and when you have good players and you give them opportunities, and they're bound to score," Florida defenseman Keith Yandle said. Jonathan Marchessault, signed as a free agent in the offseason, leads the Panthers in scoring with three goals and eight points in six games. The Panthers have won four straight in Toronto and nine of their last 12 meetings with the Maple Leafs. "This is a different Toronto Maple Leafs team," Panthers coach Gerard Gallant told the Miami Herald. "They're a much different team and we know this is going to be a big challenge."  (More)


Last game for the Cats: 3-2 (REG) loss in Pittsburgh Tuesday. Past five: 2-2-1 (streak: 1L)

Last game for the Buds: 7-3 home loss Tuesday vs Tampa Bay. Past five: 1-2-2 (streak: 4L)


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

  • Minnesota (4-2-1 9P) at BUFFALO (1-2-2 3P), 7:00
  • TAMPA BAY (5-1-0 10P) at MONTREAL (6-0-1 13P), 7:30
  • DETROIT (5-2-0 10P) at St. Louis (4-2-1 9P), 8:00
  • Idle: OTT (8P), BOS (7P)/


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