On Monday night the Caps will travel to Florida to face the Panthers for a 7:30 tip-off. The Panthers have won 2 out of their last 3 and the Caps are coming off their first win under new coach Dale Hunter.
This is the splash screen on the Florida Panthers site. I'm pretty sure this isn't the "battle for first" unless this game is going to be a special game where the winner gets 6 points. However the Panthers are off to a surprising start as they finished last season in the bottom of the division with only 72 points and are currently on top with 32 points.
Also Update: Vokoun isn't playing. Hahahhahahaaaaaa. Buy tix to see Vokoun...on the bench! What a thrill!
The last time these 2 teams met the Caps and The Vokoun shut out the Panthers 3-0, part of their 7-0 start. Since then the Caps have struggled and the Panthers have climbed to the top of the division.
Alex Semin was out on Saturday night with some non-helpfully-described hockey injury, and is listed as day to day so not sure if he will be playing. I'm assuming Vokoun will be back in goal to face his old team after Neuvy picked up the win Saturday.