Daily Pucking Grind. January 19.


Today’s musical selection is Just Like Heaven by The Cure.  Why?  Heard it yesterday for the first time in awhile.  Who doesn’t like the Cure?

Here’s the TSN scoreboard for Tuesday night.

Back at it again tonight as the Columbus Blue Jackets are in town tonight.  My preview will be up around noon time.  As a non conference game that may not have much appeal on paper, these two teams are beginning to fight for their playoff lives.  The Florida Panthers need to forget about Monday night’s letdown loss to Atlanta.   The best thing is a short memory for this one, and come out with fire in their eyes in the first period and jump to an early lead.

No surprise that Tomas Vokoun will be back in net tonight.  Not that we blame Scott Clemmensen at all for the loss to the Thrashers, but it’s time that Voky gets back in there.  Chris Higgins has a setback with his groin injury and is going to be out a little while linger.  Too bad, as he was just finding his stride.  Jason Garrison and Dennis Wideman each had over 24 minutes of ice time Monday night.  My only other thought right now is where is Steve Bernier?  We need him to get going, but I don’t think that happens on the fourth line.  But with no points in 13 games, what’s one to do.  The phone lines are open comment section awaits you.  Let’s talk

Here’s your links for today:

Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel tells us that Bryan McCabe’s leadership will be missed.

Among other things George Richards talks about the improved Panther power play.  On Frozen Pond. In case you missed it, here’s another look at Darcy Hordichuk falling backwards on the bench.

Wanna know what ex Panther Mike Van Ryn is up to?  The Hockey Writers.

Are the Florida Panthers sweaters going back to the future?  On Frozen Pond.

My good friend Kosta Papoulias from All Habs gives us the Unwritten Rules of line changes.

Are the Boston faithful learning about Nathan Horton the hard way?  You should have asked us first.  The Hockey Writers.

You have got to see this four year old kid playing the drums. I credit Cassie Campbell and Twitter.

Lots of talk about Sidney Crosby and the All-Star game yesterday.  Pierre LeBrun from ESPN gives the straight and arrow.

Justin Bourne says coach’s don’t like it when players get cute.

Scott Cullen TSN says goalie performance varies, but it can make a big difference.

The Active Stick writes a memo to the players.

Here’s the Three Stars for Tuesday night from Puck Daddy.

Intermission chat puts the Blackhawks back on track in their game Sunday night.  Chicago Sun-Times.

Join in saying goodbye to the  most average man in baseball.  Deadspin.

Don’t forget to vote for Panther Ice Dancer Meg in the Ice Dancer Contest.  Hit the like button.

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Tags: Chris Higgins Darcy Horichuk Mike Van Ryn Nathan Horton Nhl Allstar Game Playing The Drums Scott Clemmensen Sidney Crosby Steve Bernier Tomas Vokoun