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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Islanders

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Islanders
FLORIDA PANTHERS (1-2-0 2pts) vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS (2-2-0 4pts)

October 18, 2008
BankAtlantic Center
7:00 P.M.


5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE GAME:

5. Last year Florida swept the season series with the Islanders for the first time since the Cats Inaugural season, 1993-94. Two of last season's wins were shutouts including a 53-save shutout performance by G Craig Anderson.

4. The Islanders and Panthers met 12 days ago in the final preseason game this fall with the Panthers coming away with a 6-0 victory and G Tomas Vokoun recording the shutout.

3. Panthers starting G Tomas Vokoun has started nine games against the Islanders and is a stellar 7-2-0 with a 1.87 GAA and two shutouts.

2. Panthers D Karlis Skrastins played in his first game of the season Thursday evening after sitting out the first two games with a back injury. Thursday night Skrastins posted a goal, a plus-1 rating and three blocked shots.

1. Saturday is a battle of rookie head coaches. The Panthers Peter DeBoer earned his first NHL win last Saturday in a 3-2 OT win over Atlanta. The Islanders Scott Gordon earned his first NHL win last Saturday in a 5-2 win over St. Louis.


BROADCAST


TV:

FS-FLORIDA (HD)

6:30 - Panthers Preview hosted by Craig Minervini

7:00 - Panthers vs. Islanders
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color),
Frank Forte (Ice Level), Craig Minervini (Intermission host)

FS-Florida's 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 vs. Islanders
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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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