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Goldie's Take On Tonight's Game

Wednesday, 09.27.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 76 16 22 -14 38
S. Upshall 76 15 22 1 37
B. Campbell 82 7 30 -6 37
B. Boyes 78 21 15 -6 36
S. Bergenheim 62 16 13 -16 29
J. Huberdeau 69 9 19 -5 28
T. Fleischmann 80 8 20 -18 28
T. Gilbert 73 3 25 -5 28
B. Pirri 49 13 12 6 25
A. Barkov 54 8 16 -3 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 23 7 .919 2.40
S. Clemmensen 6 7 1 .896 3.09
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