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Panthers Complete Late Season Surge

Monday, 04.17.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Panthers Complete Late Season Surge

Cats Finish Final 50 with 27-16-7 Mark; Countdown Begins for Next Season

The Florida Panthers completed the 2005-06 season with a 2-1 overtime win over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night. At 37-34-11 record, Florida finished with their best record in the last five seasons and won 35 games for the fourth time in team history.

The 2005-06 campaign was filled with numerous team and individual highlights:

  • The Panthers posted a 15-7-3 mark since the Olympic break and a 28-16-7 record in their last 50 contests

  • The Panthers 25 home wins ranks tied for second best in the club's history, ranking behind the 1999-00 campaign when the team recorded 26 home victories.

  • The Panthers posted impressive wins against playoff teams this season including Detroit, Ottawa, Buffalo, Nashville, Tampa Bay and Carolina

  • The Cats took six of eight games from the defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning

  • The Panthers roster consisted of six players who recorded 40 or more points, including Jay Bouwmeester, Olli Jokinen, Jozef Stumpel, Nathan Horton, Martin Gelinas and Joe Nieuwendyk.

  • The Cats posted a 10-4-1 record in March, marking the club's most successful month since the 1995-96 campaign when Florida went 10-2-1 in November.

  • The Panthers tied a franchise record with a seven-game winning streak (Mar. 17-29).

  • The Panthers tied a franchise record with a home winning streak of five games (Mar. 17-Apr. 1).

  • The Panthers set a franchise record on Mar. 20 versus the Washington Capitals when they recorded 28 shots on goal in the second period.

  • Olli Jokinen's 87-point effort ranks second all-time among franchise leaders behind only Pavel Bure who recorded 92 points (2000-01) and 94 points (1999-00).

  • Roberto Luongo set a franchise record with his 107th victory, surpassing the mark of 106 set by John Vanbiesbrouck. Luongo also passed Vanbiesbrouck (27) for most wins by a Panthers goaltender in a season with his 28th win of the season on Mar. 20 versus Tampa Bay.

  • The Panthers set a franchise road record scoring eight goals in their win at the Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 28.

  • The Cats also tied a franchise record with their fifth six-goal victory in team history with their 8-2 win over Tampa Bay on Feb. 28.

  • Olli Jokinen tied Pavel Bure for most game-winning goals in franchise history with 23.

  • Martin Gelinas posted the best single season plus/minus rating in team history with a plus-27 rating.

  • Six Cats represented the Panthers at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic games with Olli Jokinen (Finland) collecting a silver medal and Rostislav Olesz (Czech Republic) collecting a bronze medal.

What Panthers Fans are Saying:

"We had an amazing year and cannot wait until next year! From game one until now, we have enjoyed the year and anxiously anticipate the start of next season." Art Brockman

"Coach Martin has helped to turn this team around. The team's play has improved significantly this year and I am confident that the Panthers will compete in the playoffs next season." Jeff Spiero

"We thoroughly enjoyed each and every game that we attended. It was great to see all the energy and passion that this year's team played with." Alan & Ellen Kaplan

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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