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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Rangers

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Rangers
FLORIDA PANTHERS (30-22-8 68pts.) vs. NEW YORK RANGERS (31-23-8 70pts.)
February 26, 2009
Madison Square Garden
7:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panther have posted a 14-6-3 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 17 of their last 23 games and currently sit in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 68 points. After 60 games, Florida (30-22-8) owns third best record since 1999-2000 (33-19-4-4), the last time that the Panthers qualified for the post season. The Panthers play their second game of a five-game road trip tonight against the NY Rangers, before playing the New Jersey Devils (Feb. 28), Washington Capitals (Mar. 1) and the Atlanta Thrashers (Mar. 3). The Cats opened the road trip with a 6-1 loss in Boston on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks second in the NHL averaging 27:05 of ice time per game and ranks 23rd among NHL league leaders with 31 points (12-19-31). He also holds the NHL’s active consecutive games played streak at 319 games played, dating back to the 2003-04 season. Additionally, 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 2.60 GAA and places tied for second in the NHL with a .923 save percentage. Additionally, the duo of Vokoun and Anderson has combined for a 8-2-2 record when they face 40 or more shots.

2. C Michael Frolik ranks tied for sixth among NHL rookie scoring leaders with 29 points (14-15-29). In addition, Frolik places sixth among rookie leaders in shots on goal (106) and sixth in rookie goal scoring (14). He recorded the first three point effort (1-2-3) of his NHL career on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the Panthers 3-2 victory over Philadelphia.

1. The Panthers place first in the NHL with 10 different players who have recorded at least 10 goals (Booth, Horton, Stillman, Bouwmeester, Campbell, Frolik, McCabe, Zednik, Weiss, Dvorak) 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).

BROADCAST
LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
7 p.m. - Panthers vs. NY Rangers
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color),

LOCAL RADIO:
790 The Ticket
7 p.m. - Panthers vs. NY Rangers
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)
UPCOMING EVENTS

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 31 12 7 0 19
A. Ekblad 31 5 14 4 19
J. Jokinen 30 3 13 -2 16
B. Boyes 30 5 9 0 14
J. Hayes 23 7 6 2 13
J. Huberdeau 28 3 10 0 13
V. Trocheck 20 3 9 2 12
S. Bergenheim 21 5 4 2 9
S. Upshall 20 4 5 1 9
T. Fleischmann 29 3 5 6 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Montoya 2 2 2 .915 2.27
R. Luongo 12 7 6 .926 2.28
 
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