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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)

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 72 13 34 8 47
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 74 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 70 13 26 -3 39
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 74 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 65 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 64 14 17 -2 31
B. Campbell 75 3 21 2 24
B. Pirri 42 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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