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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 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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