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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.

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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