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Panthers Young Guns Get Their Chance

Saturday, 02.10.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Panthers Young Guns Get Their Chance
Due to the many unfortunate injuries the Panthers have faced throughout this season to players like Todd Bertuzzi, Jozef Stumpel, Branislav Mezei, Gary Roberts, Rostislav Olesz and the retirement of Joe Nieuwendyk, the Cats have been forced to rely heavily on their AHL affiliate, the Rochester Amerks, to fill the void left by these injuries.

In Saturday night's game against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Panthers featured four of their recent AHL call-ups, the most Amerks to play in a single game for the Panthers this season.

C Drew Larman, LW David Booth, C Kamil Kreps, and D Martin Lojek each logged considerable ice time in the Panthers 5-2 victory over Wayne Gretzky's Coyotes at the BankAtlantic Center. All four players have developed into contributors to the Panthers club in recent weeks.

"I like the way they've evolved," stated Panthers coach Jacques Martin. "We had to call on them several times this year to play an important role on our team."

In three games so far with Panthers, Lojek has played very well on defense with a solid plus-2 ratio. In Saturday's game, Lojek contributed on offense and recorded his first NHL point with an assist on the Gary Roberts goal at 14:09 in the 2nd period.

David Booth has been playing extremely well for the Cats this season. He has skated in 23 games for the Cats notching 1 goal, 4 assists and 34 shots on goal.

Larman has played in 13 games scoring two goals and putting 14 shots on net.

Kreps has played well in eight games for the Panthers. He scored the first point of his NHL career on January 12th in a 7-3 win over the Washington Capitals.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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