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Panthers Look to Extend Home Winning Ways

Monday, 10.16.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Panthers Look to Extend Home Winning Ways

Cats to Face Philadelphia Flyers on Friday Night; Fans are Encouraged to Arrive Early for Pregame Festivities

SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers look to push their home record to 4-0 this week when they face-off against Eastern Conference rivals the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday at 7:30 p.m at the BankAtlantic Center. With three home wins, the Cats are off to their best home start since the 1995-96 campaign, when the club posted four consecutive home victories, and earned a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Dating back to last season, the Panthers have posted one of the best home marks in the National Hockey League going 24-6-4 since Nov. 25, 2005. The Panthers currently sit in second place in the Southeast Division with a 3-2-1 mark, two points behind the division leaders the Atlanta Thrashers. Great tickets for Friday night's game are still available by calling (954) 835-PUCK.

All fans are encouraged to arrive to the game early in order to take part in the numerous pre-game activities that are offered at the BankAtlantic Center. The Spirit Airlines Funway is once again the place to be for pre-game entertainment, that includes local bands, interactive games and performances by Stanley's incredible FRIENDS. The first 10,000 fans attending the game will receive a free magnetic Panthers schedule courtesy of Papa John's.

Once doors open (6:30 pm for a 7:30 pm face-off) some lucky fans may also have the opportunity to eat dinner with the mascots in the Chairman's Club, while all fans can meet and greet the characters in the BankAtlantic Center food courts during intermission.

All fans are also asked to be in their seats by 7:20 p.m., so that they do not miss out on the enhanced game presentation. The Panthers are only one of a few NHL teams that feature different game presentations for weekend and weekday games. The popular Panthers Ice Dancers by Sziro Jewelry will also perform again on Friday night during the intermissions. The Ice Dancers will also help distribute give-a-ways, assist with intermission activities and be on hand at player autograph sessions.

Fans will also find new menu items featured throughout the BankAtlantic Center. The WCI Communities Private Club now will have rotating menu items and a self-serve popcorn machine. Concession stands will now include kids meals that include corn dogs, as well as kosher items for all to enjoy. New souvenir beverage cups with Panthers player's images on them will also be available at select concession stands. Also new to the BankAtlantic Center this season is a series of Heart Rock Sushi Bars, and increased points of sale to provide better and more convenient service for some of the more popular food and drink items.

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AWAY
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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 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
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 73 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 71 15 26 -2 41
J. Jokinen 75 8 33 -2 41
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 75 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 66 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 65 14 17 -1 31
B. Campbell 76 3 22 2 25
B. Pirri 43 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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