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by Kyle Morrison / FloridaPanthers.com

Demers' wrist shot finds twine

FLA@NYI: Demers' wrister deflects past Greiss in 2nd

Jason Demers wires a wrist shot from the right circle that deflects off a defenseman's leg and into the net, giving the Panthers a 2-1 lead

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Well, you made it to Friday. That's right, the weekend is finally here (note: Sunday's forecast calls for rain, meaning ideal nap conditions) so reward yourself with a little break to catch up on all the Cats #content you may have missed.

CATS AROUND THE WORLD

Last week, we talked about Dale Tallon's involvement with Team USA for this summer's IIHF World Championships - plus Nick Bjugstad being named to the USA roster - and this week saw two more Cats added to the tournament.

Two Panthers blueliners - Michael Matheson and Jason Demers - were named to Team Canada's roster earlier this week. The two Quebec natives impressed this season for the Cats, with Demers putting up a career-high nine goals (with 19 assists) and Matheson chipping in a 7-10-17 line in his rookie campaign.

This seems like as good a time as any to remind everyone that Matheson is already a verified champion of the world, having led Canada to the title last summer (and being named the tournament's best defenseman along the way).

ONE LAST MAILBAG

Video: STL@FLA: Matheson banks the puck off Allen and in

Speaking of World Champion Michael Matheson™, he produced some exclusive content for FloridaPanthers.com this week, with the final entry of Matheson's Mailbag.

This month, he covers everything from his offseason plans to his funniest teammate, so be sure to check that out.

QUICK HITTERS:

- This week's Cats & Coffee features a whole lot of important dates for the summer, so check it out and mark those down! 

- Jared McCann was named this season's final CCM/AHL Player of the Week after putting up a scorching hot 4-3-7 rating with a plus-8 rating and two game-winning goals over the Thunderbirds' final three games. 

- The FSHL's best youth hockey players are competing at America's Showcase this weekend! 

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