Sport GameDay Caterwaul & Thread: Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings
Panthers overcome 4-goal deficit for 7-6 OT win over Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gustav Forsling scored twice, including at 1:45 of overtime, and the Florida Panthers overcame a four-goal deficit and beat the New Jersey Devils 7-6 on Saturday. Aleksander Barkov also had two goals. Defenseman Radko Gudas, Ben Chiarot and Brandon Montour each scored for Florida, which won its third straight game. Spencer Knight stopped six shots, picking up the victory in relief of goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who was pulled after allowing six goals on 25 shots in the first two periods.
(53-15-6 112P) at (29-36-10 68P)
- WHEN: 1:00 p.m. ET
- WHERE: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
- ON THE TUBE: ESPN
- ON THE DIAL: 560 WQAM (D/B), 640 WMEN (PB), Thunder 100.3 (Keys)
- SOCIALS: #TimeToHunt, #LGRW, #FLAvsDET, , LBC
- ENEMY INTEL:
- FLA IN SEASON SERIES: Game 3 of 4 (2-0-0)
- LAST MEETING: @FLA 6, DET 2 - ( ) 3/5/2022
- NEXT MEETING: April 21, 2022
- PROJECTED STARTERS: Bobrovsky (36-6-3 .912/2.66 3SO) or Knight (36-6-3 .912/2.66 3SO) vs Nedeljkovic (19-21-9 .903/3.27 3SO)
- PLAYER STATS: /
Scouting Report (courtesy of)
A pair of Atlantic Division teams on opposite ends of the playoff cut line take the ice in search of a victory in the Motor City. Theare on the road as they make the trip to face the Detroit Red Wings this afternoon. Florida comes in off a 6-1 home win over Winnipeg Friday night in their most recent contest. Detroit was blanked 4-0 on the road by the Rangers Saturday afternoon in their most recent game so they are playing the second game of a back-to-back set. In the last 10 meetings, the Panthers have won eight of them, including the last four. That includes a 6-2 win at home in the most recent meeting on March 5.
Ducks coach Dallas Eakins tests positive for COVID-19
Assistant coach Mike Stothers will be Anaheim's head man during Eakins' absence and takes over at a rough time for the club. The Ducks have lost four straight games and five of six. Per the NHL's official website, Anaheim hasn't recorded a goal in its past 1:33:54 of action. On Tuesday, the Ducks confirmed that assistant coach Geoff Ward and video coach Joe Piscotty entered the league's COVID-19 protocol. Anaheim also had defensemen Cam Fowler and Josh Manson, winger Troy Terry, and backup goaltender Anthony Stolarz in the protocol as of Friday afternoon.
Sunday in the Atlantic (/Panthers ):
- BUFFALO (28-38-11 64P) at Philadelphia (23-41-11 57P) 5 p.m.
- New York Islanders (35-30-9 79P) at TORONTO (49-20-6 104P) 7 p.m.
Idle: TBL (100P), BOS (97P), OTT (63P), MTL (51P)
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