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Cats Face Trio Of Big Home Games This Week

Monday, 04.03.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Cats Face Trio Of Big Home Games This Week

Panthers Are Eight Points Out; Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Tampa Come To BAC

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sitting just six points out of the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot, the Florida Panthers visit the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight before returning home for a trio of big home games this week.

The Cats will face the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. presented by Termidor, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. presented by Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley Davidson, and Tampa Bay on Sunday, April 9 at 5 p.m presented by Norwegian Cruise Line.

Tonight's game will be broadcast live and statewide on Sun Sports.

"There is a lot of excitement around here because every game is important for us," Captain Olli Jokinen said. "Our goal is to make the playoffs and to do that we have to keep winning hockey games. The fans have really helped us build some momentum at home and big crowds are going to be important for us this week."

All three games will have major playoff implications as both Atlanta (one point up) and Tampa Bay (six points up) sit between the Panthers and the eighth and final playoff spot. But the Cats will have ample opportunity to make up ground with four remaining games against both teams including tonight's clash at Tampa Bay.

Fans interested in attending the three biggest games of the season should buy tickets now. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone (954-523-3309 in Broward County, 305-358-5885 in Dade County and 561-966-3309 in Palm Beach County), at www.ticketmaster.com and the BankAtlantic Center box office or by calling 954-835-PUCK.

For fans that want to view this week's games live, their only option is the BankAtlantic Center, as the Cats following three home games will not be televised.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 45 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 45 6 21 5 27
J. Huberdeau 42 8 17 1 25
J. Jokinen 44 4 21 -2 25
B. Boyes 43 10 11 2 21
J. Hayes 37 13 7 -1 20
S. Bergenheim 34 7 9 1 16
A. Barkov 34 5 9 -5 14
T. Fleischmann 38 5 8 9 13
V. Trocheck 28 4 9 6 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 17 11 8 .920 2.43
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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