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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Blackhawks

Thursday, 02.19.2009 / 1:52 PM ET / 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 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 50 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 53 10 27 9 37
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 53 10 25 11 35
V. Trocheck 53 17 16 3 33
R. Smith 53 16 15 10 31
B. Pirri 49 10 13 -5 23
A. Ekblad 49 10 12 20 22
B. Campbell 53 4 16 16 20
N. Bjugstad 38 9 8 -4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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