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5 Things To Know: Game vs Wild

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5 Things To Know: Game vs Wild
FLORIDA PANTHERS (1-1-0 2pts) vs. MINNESOTA WILD (2-0-0 4pts.)
October 16, 2008
BankAtlantic Center
7:30 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TOMORROW'S GAME:

5. Florida will be looking for only their second ever victory against the Wild. Florida's only victory came on Feb. 7, 2001 in a 2-1 victory over Minnesota at the BankAtlantic Center.

4. LW David Booth has three goals and an assist along with a plus-4 rating and a GWG through the first two games this season.

3. Through the first two games of the season, Panthers D Jay Bouwmeester by far and away leads the NHL in time on ice per game. Bouwmeester is averaging 32:45 minutes per game which is 2:57 better then second place in the NHL (Duncan Keith - CHI).

2. Minnesota is the first Western Conference opponent the Panthers will face this season. Last year Florida went 4-3-3 in 10 games against Western Conference opponents.

1. Tomorrow begins a stretch of 6 games in 10 days for the Panthers. Florida will play every other night from today through next Friday and concluding this tough stretch with back-to-back games at home on Fri., Oct. 24 vs. San Jose and on Sat., Oct. 25 at St. Louis.

Interesting Fact:
Tomorrow's game will feature the NHL's oldest and youngest head coaches. Panthers head coach Peter DeBoer is the youngest head coach in the NHL having just turned 40 this past June 16. Minnesota's head coach Jacques Lemaire is the oldest head coach in the NHL at age 63.

BROADCAST

TV:
FS-FLORIDA (HD)
Alternate Channels: DISH #444 or DirecTV #655
7:00 - Panthers Preview hosted by Craig Minervini
7:30 - Panthers vs. Wild
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color),
Frank Forte (Ice Level), Craig Minervini (Intermission host)

FS-Florida Extended Post-Game Show:
Hosted by Craig Minervini
Allison Williams and Steve Goldstein inside Panthers locker room
Featuring: Steve Goldstein interview with Peter DeBoer
-Player interviews
-Out-of-town scoreboard

RADIO:
790 The Ticket
7:00 - Panthers Preview
7:30 - Panthers vs. Wild
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER:
The Florida Panthers will show their support for the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer campaign by hosting their annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, October 18 as the Panthers take on the New York Islanders. To commemorate the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, all hockey operations personnel, broadcasters and Florida Panthers executives will don commemorative Hockey Fights Cancer neckties. Additionally, on October 18 the Foundation will host a Hockey Fights Cancer themed Mystery Puck Night fundraiser to raise additional funds in the fight against cancer.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 51 17 21 14 38
J. Jokinen 54 11 27 12 38
J. Huberdeau 54 10 28 12 38
V. Trocheck 54 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 54 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 50 11 13 -4 24
A. Ekblad 50 10 13 20 23
B. Campbell 54 5 17 20 22
N. Bjugstad 39 9 10 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .928 2.17
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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