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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Capitals

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Capitals
FLORIDA PANTHERS (25-18-8 58pts.) vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (33-16-4 70pts.)
February 7, 2009
Verizon Center
7:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panthers have posted a 9-2-3 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 12 of their last 14 games and currently sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with 58 points. Seven of the Panthers next 12 games will be played against division leaders, with contests against Southeast Division leaders the Washington Capitals three times (Feb. 7, Feb. 15 & Mar. 1), Northeast Division leaders the Boston Bruins twice (Feb. 21 & Feb. 24) and the Atlantic Division leaders the New Jersey Devils twice (Feb. 17 & Feb. 28). Additionally, 10 of their next 12 games will be played against clubs that are ahead of them in the standings.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks first in the NHL averaging 27:16 of ice time per game and has recorded seven points (6-1-7) in his last 11 games played. With his 50th goal of his NHL career on Thursday, Feb. 5, Bouwmeester became just the second Panthers defenseman to record 50 tallies while playing for the Cats, joining Robert Svehla (61).

3. C Michael Frolik ranks eighth among NHL rookie scoring leaders with 24 points (11-13-24). In addition, Frolik places third among rookie leaders in shots on goal (91), seventh in rookie goal scoring (11) and tied for eighth in power play points (7). He recorded the first three point effort (1-2-3) of his NHL career on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the Panthers 3-2 victory over Philadelphia.

2. The Panthers have 11 different players (Booth, Weiss, Horton, Bouwmeester, Stillman, Frolik, Campbell, Dvorak, McCabe, Peltonen, Ballard) on their roster who have recorded at least 20 or more points.

1. C Stephen Weiss has recorded 10 points (2-8-10) with a +5 rating in his last 11 games played and paces the team with 36 points (9-27-36). LW David Booth has recorded 20 points (8-12-20) in his last 19 games played and leads the Panthers with 20 goals.

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LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
7 p.m. - Panthers vs. Capitals
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color)

LOCAL RADIO:
790 The Ticket
7 p.m. - Panthers vs. Capitals
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 74 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 72 15 26 -3 41
J. Jokinen 76 8 33 -4 41
B. Boyes 74 13 23 10 36
A. Ekblad 76 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 67 18 14 -6 32
A. Barkov 66 14 17 -3 31
B. Campbell 77 3 23 2 26
B. Pirri 44 21 2 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 18 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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