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Picture Pages ... Easy Monday ... Tuesday: Washington Capitals @ Florida Panthers ... Shootout the Lights? Shootout Something

Classpic The Panthers are holding a rare off-day practice at the Billboard today, the team just finishing up their team picture. They asked Cory Murphy and Noah Welch to stick around to get in, but both declined. They will be airbrushed in.

Speaking of rare, this guy is getting a day off and is not at the arena.

If any news pops up, I will pass along via the cellphone.

-- Capitals come to town tomorrow. They play in Atlanta tonight.

-- We all know the Panthers are pretty crummy when it comes to the shootout. How crummy? Our good friend George Richards at The Miami Herald spells it out. These guys don't know what to do about it. Me thinks some more creative moves would be a start.

-- Sunday's Games (and how they affected the Panthers): Bad day for the Panthers. Florida is back out of the playoff picture today, dropping to ninth after the Rangers and Penguins both won.

-- Monday's Games (and who the Panthers weren't rooting for if they weren't so busy scrapbooking)

There are no games the Panthers are really interested in today. They may watch the Capitals-Thrashers tonight out of curiosity, but that's probably about it.

-- The Standings (brought to you by Taylor Made, Colony West Country Club and courtesy of TSN,ca/nhl)

Eastern

RankTeamGPWLOTPTSGFGAHomeAwayLast 10Streak
1Boston71451799923716724-6-521-11-44-5-1Lost 1
2New Jersey68452039321316724-10-121-10-28-2-0Won 3
3Washington70432169222820526-9-217-12-45-4-1Won 3
4Philadelphia683721108421819621-10-416-11-65-4-1Lost 1
5Pittsburgh71372688222221619-12-318-14-58-0-2Won 1
6Montreal69362588020520621-7-515-18-36-3-1Lost 2
7NY Rangers70362688017719021-10-415-16-45-3-2Won 1
8Carolina71362877920020319-13-117-15-65-3-2Lost 3
 
9Florida693425107819419618-9-616-16-44-4-2Lost 3
10Buffalo69342787620319320-12-314-15-54-4-2Lost 1
11Toronto702829136920924913-13-915-16-46-3-1Won 1
12Ottawa682830106617719817-12-611-18-46-3-1Won 1
13Atlanta69283566220923313-18-215-17-47-3-0Won 5
14Tampa Bay692332146018122711-14-912-18-54-4-2Won 2
15NY Islanders70243885617622416-14-58-24-36-2-2Won 1
 

Western

RankTeamGPWLOTPTSGFGAHomeAwayLast 10Streak
1Detroit704615910126120725-5-421-10-57-2-1Won 2
2San Jose6845131010021916727-3-418-10-64-5-1Won 2
3Calgary69402368622921422-8-418-15-25-5-0Lost 1
4Chicago67372198322017818-8-619-13-33-6-1Lost 2
5Vancouver68362398120618920-11-416-12-57-2-1Won 2
6Columbus70362867819419622-11-214-17-46-4-0Lost 1
7Dallas69332887419921119-13-414-15-44-5-1Won 2
8Edmonton68322797319221015-12-617-15-33-2-5Lost 3
 
9Nashville69343057317518921-12-313-18-27-2-1Won 1
10St. Louis69322987219520519-13-513-16-37-3-0Won 1
11Minnesota69322987217717218-11-614-18-22-5-3Lost 4
12Anaheim69323167019020116-16-316-15-34-5-1Lost 1
13Los Angeles682929106817919916-13-813-16-24-5-1Lost 2
14Colorado70313816318521818-16-013-22-13-7-0Lost 1
15Phoenix69283566216821217-14-211-21-42-7-1Lost 5

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How about hiring Pavel as a shootout coach?
:-)

JH- good one! We should bring back the Russian Rocket and play him only in the shootouts!

Even with his bad knees, Bure's probably better than the current cast of characters.

Good thoughts all around...Pavel seems to still follow the Sunrise Six...he sure couldn't hurt...

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