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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Canadiens

Monday, 12.29.2008 / 10:15 AM / Preview
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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Canadiens
FLORIDA PANTHERS (16-13-5 37pts.) vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS (19-9-6 44pts.)
December 29, 2008
BankAtlantic Center
7:30 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panthers host the Montreal Canadiens tonight in their final home game of the 2008 calendar year. After tonight, the Panthers will begin a four game road trip with games against the NY Islanders (Dec. 31), Pittsburgh Penguins (Jan. 3), Montreal Canadiens (Jan. 4) and Toronto Maple Leafs (Jan. 6). Additionally, over the next month the Cats will play Montreal three times beginning tonight in South Florida, Jan. 4 in Montreal and once more at the BankAtlantic Center on Jan. 29.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks second in the NHL averaging 27:43 of ice time per game and has recorded 16 points (6-10-16) in his last 21 games played. Additionally, he has 11 points (6-5-11) with a +7 rating in his last 15 games played.

3. Florida's goaltending tandem of Tomas Vokoun and Craig Anderson places eighth in the NHL with a 2.58 GAA and second with a .924 save percentage.

2. Panthers C Michael Frolik ranks 15th among the NHL's rookie scoring leaders with 14 points (5-9-14). In addition, Frolik places fifth among rookie leaders with 59 shots and 10th with five power play points.

1. G Craig Anderson is 5-2-3 in his last 10 games played and ranks first among NHL league leaders with a .941 save percentage and tied for third with a 2.09 GAA. Since Jan. 3, 2008, Anderson has posted a 16-5-3 mark in games that he has started.

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7 p.m. Panthers Preview
7:30 p.m. - Panthers vs. Canadiens
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
5 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
13 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
14 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
15 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 30 12 7 2 19
A. Ekblad 30 5 13 5 18
J. Jokinen 29 3 13 -1 16
B. Boyes 29 5 9 0 14
J. Hayes 23 7 6 2 13
J. Huberdeau 27 3 9 2 12
V. Trocheck 19 2 9 4 11
S. Bergenheim 20 5 4 2 9
S. Upshall 19 4 5 1 9
T. Fleischmann 28 3 5 7 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 12 6 6 .926 2.24
A. Montoya 2 2 2 .915 2.27
 
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