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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 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 72 13 34 8 47
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 74 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 70 13 26 -3 39
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 74 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 65 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 64 14 17 -2 31
B. Campbell 75 3 21 2 24
B. Pirri 42 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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