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Goldie's Take On Tonight's Game

Wednesday, 09.27.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Goldie\'s Take On Tonight\'s Game

The Cats are back home in Sunrise at the BankAtlantic Center tonight for the first time during this preseason. The Cats returned Sunday from a ten day road trip that logged over 10,000 miles, including a trip to the Caribbean.

Some things to watch for tonight:

Tonight you will see a new and improved defense. Jay Bouwmeester, Bryan Allen, Ruslan Salei and Mike Van Ryn are the new top four defensemen. This is a HUGE improvement over the last four or five seasons. Allen, an excellent stay at home defenseman, will give Bouwmeester more offensive freedom, and Salei will do the same for Van Ryn. Both Allen and Salei are big, physical, no nonsense players. Tonight you will also see Alex Auld making his debut on BankAtlantic Center ice.

One of the most exciting players and best goal scorers in the NHL, Ilya Kovalchuk, is in Sunrise to test this all new Panthers defense. Kovalchuk's set up man - Marc Savard - took off for Boston during free agency. It will be interesting to see who ends up being his center.

With eight regular season match-ups during 2006-07, it will be nice to set a good tone by beating Atlanta tonight. The two teams face each other next Saturday, October 7th for their first regular season contest.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the game tonight. I'll be be back on the air on 560 WQAM with Randy "Red Deer" Moller on Opening Night as the Cats take on the Bruins next Friday, October 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 50 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 53 10 27 9 37
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 53 10 25 11 35
V. Trocheck 53 17 16 3 33
R. Smith 53 16 15 10 31
B. Pirri 49 10 13 -5 23
A. Ekblad 49 10 12 20 22
B. Campbell 53 4 16 16 20
N. Bjugstad 38 9 8 -4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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