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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)

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 73 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 71 15 26 -2 41
J. Jokinen 75 8 33 -2 41
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 75 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 66 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 65 14 17 -1 31
B. Campbell 76 3 22 2 25
B. Pirri 43 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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