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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Blackhawks

Thursday, 02.19.2009 / 1:52 PM / Preview
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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Blackhawks
FLORIDA PANTHERS (29-20-8 66pts.) vs. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (32-15-8 72pts.)
February 19, 2009
BankAtlantic Center
7:30 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panthers have posted a 13-4-3 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 16 of their last 20 games and currently sit in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 66 points. The Panthers play their fourth game of a five-game homestand tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks. Four of the Panthers next six games will be played against division leaders, with contests against the Northeast Division leaders the Boston Bruins twice (Feb. 21 & Feb. 24), the Atlantic Division leaders the New Jersey Devils (Feb. 28) and the Southeast division leaders the Washingon Capitals (Mar. 1). The Panthers complete their five-game home stretch with a game against Boston on Saturday, Feb. 21.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks first in the NHL averaging 27:16 of ice time per game and ranks 22nd among NHL league leaders with 30 points (12-18-30). He has recorded nine points (6-3-9) in his last 17 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 2.56 GAA and places tied for second with a .923 save percentage. Vokoun has started the last seven games for the Panthers posting a 5-2 mark with two shutouts. 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 tied for first in the NHL with nine different players who have recorded at least 10 goals (Booth, Horton, Stillman, Bouwmeester, Campbell, Frolik, McCabe, Zednik, Weiss) and second in the NHL with 12 different players who have recorded at least 20 points (Booth, Weiss, Horton, Bouwmeester, Stillman, Frolik, Campbell, Dvorak, McCabe, Peltonen, Ballard, Zednik).

1. RW Richard Zednik has recorded seven points (4-3-7) with a +7 rating in his last seven 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 15 points (3-12-15) with a +6 rating in his last 17 games played and paces the team with 41 points (10-31-41). LW David Booth has recorded 23 points (8-15-23) in his last 25 games played and leads the Panthers with 20 goals.

BROADCAST
LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
7 p.m. Panthers Live
7:30 p.m. - Panthers vs. Blackhawks
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color), Craig Minervini (Host), Frank Forte (Sideline), Allison Williams (Sideline)

LOCAL RADIO:
790 The Ticket
7 p.m. - Panthers Preview
7:30 p.m. - Panthers vs. Blackhawks
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 62 22 15 -8 37
J. Jokinen 61 6 28 -1 34
J. Huberdeau 59 9 24 2 33
A. Ekblad 62 9 23 8 32
B. Boyes 60 10 21 8 31
J. Jagr 58 11 18 -11 29
J. Hayes 53 17 10 -5 27
B. Campbell 62 3 19 3 22
A. Barkov 51 9 12 -6 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .920 2.40
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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