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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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 44 15 12 1 27
J. Huberdeau 41 8 17 1 25
A. Ekblad 44 6 19 7 25
J. Jokinen 43 4 20 0 24
J. Hayes 36 13 7 1 20
B. Boyes 42 9 11 1 20
S. Bergenheim 33 7 9 4 16
T. Fleischmann 38 5 8 9 13
V. Trocheck 28 4 9 6 13
D. Kulikov 39 1 12 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 17 10 8 .923 2.32
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .887 3.09
 
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