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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Bruins

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Bruins
FLORIDA PANTHERS (29-21-8 66pts.) vs. BOSTON BRUINS (40-10-8 88pts.)
February 21, 2009
BankAtlantic Center
7:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

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The Florida Panther have posted a 13-5-3 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 16 of their last 21 games and currently sit in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 66 points. Only three clubs (New Jersey, Detroit and Washington) boast a better record since Jan. 1. The Panthers play their final game of a five-game homestand tonight against the Boston Bruins. After this evening's contest the Panthers begin a five-game road trip with a game in Boston on Tuesday, Feb. 24, before playing the NY Rangers (Feb. 26), New Jersey Devils (Feb. 28), Washington Capitals (Mar. 1) and the Atlanta Thrahsers (Mar. 3).

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks first in the NHL averaging 27:11 of ice time per game and ranks 22nd among NHL league leaders with 30 points (12-18-30). 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 2.59 GAA and places second in the NHL with a .923 save percentage. Vokoun has started the last eight games for the Panthers posting a 5-3 mark with two shutouts. Additionally, the duo of Vokoun and Anderson has combined for a 7-2-2 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 place tied for first 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 eight 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 +5 rating in his last 18 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 26 games played and leads the Panthers with 20 goals.

BROADCAST
LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
6:30 p.m. Panthers Live
7 p.m. - Panthers vs. Bruins
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color), Craig Minervini (Host), Frank Forte (Sideline), Allison Williams (Sideline)

LOCAL RADIO:
790 The Ticket
6:30 p.m. - Panthers Preview
7 p.m. - Panthers vs. Bruins
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 63 36 16 11 184 165 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 OTT 63 29 23 11 179 169 69
11 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
12 NJD 65 27 28 10 146 168 64
13 CBJ 64 27 33 4 166 203 58
14 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
15 CAR 63 24 32 7 145 170 55
16 BUF 65 19 41 5 125 218 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 65 22 17 -8 39
J. Huberdeau 62 10 28 2 38
J. Jokinen 64 6 29 0 35
A. Ekblad 65 11 23 7 34
B. Boyes 63 11 21 9 32
J. Jagr 60 12 19 -10 31
J. Hayes 56 17 12 -5 29
B. Campbell 65 3 20 1 23
A. Barkov 54 10 12 -7 22
D. Kulikov 56 3 15 -5 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .921 2.37
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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