Thursday Mashup: Florida Panthers Tonight

Florida Panthers goaltender Scott Clemmensen (30) makes a save on Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri (43) during first period NHL action in Toronto on Tuesday December17, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Good game day, Leafs fans! After a day off to bask in the glory of beating Tampa Bay Tuesday night, the Leafs are back in action this evening as they host the Florida Panthers. Looking at the bottom 3 teams in the East: the Leafs already lost to these Panthers in December, they’re 1-1 against the Islanders, and the Sabres took six points out of five meetings with the Leafs. There has been no such thing as an easy out for the Leafs this season and as such there should be no reason to take this Panther team lightly. While they most recently got smacked by the Bruins 6-2, the Panthers also put up five goals each in two wins over Detroit and Pittsburgh in the past ten days.

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