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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)

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 64 22 16 -9 38
J. Huberdeau 61 9 28 3 37
A. Ekblad 64 11 23 7 34
J. Jokinen 63 6 28 -1 34
B. Boyes 62 11 21 8 32
J. Jagr 60 12 19 -10 31
J. Hayes 55 17 12 -4 29
B. Campbell 64 3 20 2 23
A. Barkov 53 10 12 -5 22
V. Trocheck 34 5 11 8 16
 
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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