GameDay Caterwaul: Florida Panthers at Winnipeg Jets
Cats looking to land a three-game winning streak
After turning around their five-game road trip with back-to-back 5-1 wins over Vancouver and Seattle, the Florida Panthers (12-9-4) will face the Winnipeg Jets (15-7-1) tonight at Canada Life Centre before they head back to Sunrise. The undermanned Panthers scored thrice on the power play and got 35 saves from Spencer Knight to end the Kraken’s franchise record seven-game winning streak Saturday night at Climate Pledge Arena. Winnipeg will be closing out a four-game homestand that has seen victories over Colorado and Anaheim bookend a loss to Columbus. With Patric Hornqvist going on LTIR, the Cats, who swept Jets 2.0 last season, were able to restock their roster, adding veteran forwards Chris Tierney and Zac Dalpe and prospect defenseman Matt Kiersted from the Charlotte Checkers.
- WHEN: 8:00 p.m. ET
- WHERE: Canada Life Centre, Winnipeg, MB
- ON THE TUBE: Bally Sports Florida; TSN3
- ON THE DIAL: WPOW 96.5-FM2 (D/B), 1230 The Gambler (PB), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
- SOCIALS: #TimeToHunt, #GoJetsGo, #FLAvsWPG, @LitterBoxCats, LBC FaceBook
- ENEMY INTEL: Arctic Ice Hockey
- FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 1 of 2
- LAST MEETING: @FLA 6, WPG 1 - (Recap) 4/15/2022
- NEXT MEETING: March 11, 2023
- PROJECTED STARTERS: Spencer Knight (8-3-3 .923 / 2.49 1SO) vs Connor Hellebuyck (12-5-1 .931 / 2.27 3SO)
- PLAYER STATS: Florida / Winnipeg/
Tuesday in the Atlantic (Standings/Panthers Playoff Chances):
- DETROIT (12-7-5 29P) at TAMPA BAY (15-8-1 29P) 7 p.m.
- Los Angeles (13=10-4 30P) at OTTAWA (10-13-1 21P) 7 p.m.
- TORONTO (15-5-6 36P) at Dallas (14-6-5 33P) 8:30 p.m. (ESPN+/Hulu)
- MONTREAL (12-11-2 26P) at Seattle (15-6-3 33P) 10 p.m./
Idle: BOS (41P), BUF (23P)
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