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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

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
7 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
11 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 52 17 23 14 40
J. Huberdeau 55 11 29 12 40
J. Jokinen 55 11 27 12 38
V. Trocheck 55 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 55 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 51 11 13 -3 24
A. Ekblad 51 11 13 19 24
B. Campbell 55 5 18 20 23
N. Bjugstad 40 9 10 -3 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .927 2.23
A. Montoya 8 4 1 .926 2.06

 
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