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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Capitals

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Capitals
FLORIDA PANTHERS (28-19-8 64pts.) vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS (35-16-5 75pts.)
February 15, 2009
BankAtlantic Center
5:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panther have posted a 12-3-3 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 15 of their last 18 games and currently sit in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 64 points. Six of the Panthers next eight 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). Florida is currently riding a season-high five game home winning streak (Jan. 27-Feb. 13).

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks first in the NHL averaging 27:20 of ice time per game and has recorded nine points (6-3-9) in his last 15 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. The Panthers goaltending tandem of Tomas Vokoun and Craig Anderson ranks sixth in the NHL with 2.58 GAA and places third with a .922 save percentage. Vokoun has started the last five games for the Panthers posting a 4-1 mark and has earned wins in each of his last three games played. Additionally, the duo of Vokoun and Anderson has combined for a 7-1-2 record when they face 40 or more shots.

2. The Panthers place second in the NHL with 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. Florida also places tied for second in the NHL with eight different players who have recorded at least 10 goals (Booth, Horton, Stillman, Bouwmeester, Campbell, Frolik, McCabe, Zednik).

1. RW Richard Zednik has recorded six points (4-2-6) with a +6 rating in his last five games played, netting the shootout game-deciding goal on Friday, Feb. 13 in Florida's 2-1 win over the NY Rangers, as well as the game-winning goal in the Panthers 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Toronto on Tuesday, Feb. 10. C Stephen Weiss has recorded 11 points (2-9-11) with a +4 rating in his last 15 games played and paces the team with 37 points (9-28-37). LW David Booth has recorded 21 points (8-13-21) in his last 23 games played and leads the Panthers with 20 goals.

BROADCAST
LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
4:30 p.m. Panthers Live
5 p.m. - Panthers vs. Capitals
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color), Craig Minervini (Host), Frank Forte (Sideline), Allison Williams (Sideline)

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

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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