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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Maple Leafs

Tuesday, 02.10.2009 / 9:28 AM ET / Preview
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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Maple Leafs
FLORIDA PANTHERS (25-19-8 58pts.) vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (20-24-9 49pts.)
February 10, 2009
BankAtlantic Center
7:30 P.M.


5. The Florida Panther have posted a 9-3-3 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 12 of their last 15 games and currently sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference with 58 points. Six of the Panthers next 11 games will be played against division leaders, with contests against Southeast Division leaders the Washington Capitals two times (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 11 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 12 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 fifth among rookie leaders in shots on goal (92), tied for seventh in rookie goal scoring (11) and tied for ninth 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 12 different players (Booth, Weiss, Horton, Bouwmeester, Stillman, Frolik, Campbell, Dvorak, McCabe, Peltonen, Ballard, Zednik) 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 +3 rating in his last 12 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 20 games played and leads the Panthers with 20 goals.

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