GameDay Caterwaul: Islanders at Panthers Open Forum

If you're tweeting anything other than #PanthersPalooza today, you are doing it wrong

  • WHO: Florida Panthers (9th/65GP 28-23-14 70P) vs New York Islanders (42-21-3 87P)
  • WHEN: 7:00 p.m. ET - LBC GameThread right here at 6:30ish
  • WHERE: BB&T Center - Miami Ft. Lauderdale Sunrise, FL
  • WHERE TO WATCH: Fox Sports Florida, MSG+
  • TICKETS: Single Game via the club
  • ENEMY INTEL: Lighthouse Hockey
  • FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 3 of 3 (1-0-1)
  • ALL-TIME VS NYI: 42W-28L-8T 2OTL 6SOL 252GF 235GA
  • PLAYER STATS: Florida / New York
  • EXPECTED STARTERS: Ellis vs NeuvirthIslanders vs Panthers coverage
  • TWITTER TAGS: #FlaPanthers, #Isles, #NYIvsFLA, #PanthersPalooza
  • ETC: G Dan Ellis turned in a very solid performance Thursday behind a flu-ravaged club against the Stars in SO loss; 34 year-old continues a sparkling pro season (22-11-3 w/AHL San Antonio). G Sam Brittain presumably remains the team's backup as Roberto Luongo isn't expected to return until late next week per local media, while Al Montoya has been reported as "weeks away". Tonight's starting lineup could be of the nutty sort, as several players who actually participated Thursday were struck with the flu. Due to the same, Friday's practice was cancelled. Today is #PanthersPalooza at the BB&T Center./


Last game for the Cats: 4-3 loss in the skillz komp vs Dallas Thursday from Sunrise

Past five: 2-2-1 14GF 16GA (streak: 2L)

Last game for the Isles: 4-3 victory over Nashville Monday

Past five: 3-1-1 16GF 13GA (streak: 1W)


NHL Preview:

Eastern Wildcard Race on Saturday (WC standings / playoff chances):

  • PHILADELPHIA (11th/65GP 28-25-12 68P) at BOSTON (8th/63GP 31-22-10 72P), 1:00
  • Idle: None/


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