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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Devils

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Devils
FLORIDA PANTHERS (31-22-8 70pts.) vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS (39-19-3 81pts.)
February 28, 2009
Prudential Center
1:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panther have posted a 15-6-3 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 18 of their last 24 games. After 61 games, Florida (31-22-8) owns their best record since 1999-2000 (34-19-4-4), the last time that the Panthers qualified for the post season. The Panthers play their third game of a five-game road trip this afternoon against the NJ Devils, before playing the 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 and most recently earned a 2-1 come-from-behind win over the NY Rangers on Thursday, Feb. 26.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks first in the NHL averaging 27:08 of ice time per game (as of 2/27) and ranks 23rd among NHL league leaders (as of 2/27) with 31 points (12-19-31). He also holds the NHL’s active consecutive games played streak at 321 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 2.58 GAA and place third in the NHL with a .924 (as of 2/27) save percentage. Additionally, the duo of Vokoun and Anderson has combined for a 9-2-2 record when they face 40 or more shots.

2. C Michael Frolik ranks tied for seventh among NHL rookie scoring leaders with 29 points (14-15-29). In addition, Frolik places seventh among rookie leaders in shots on goal (107) and sixth in rookie goal scoring (14) (as of 2/27). 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
1 p.m. - Panthers vs. NJ Devils
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color)

LOCAL RADIO:
790 The Ticket
1 p.m. - Panthers vs. NJ Devils
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 61 21 15 -9 36
J. Huberdeau 58 9 24 4 33
A. Ekblad 61 9 23 6 32
J. Jokinen 60 6 25 -3 31
B. Boyes 59 10 18 6 28
J. Hayes 52 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 50 9 12 -4 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 61 3 17 1 20
D. Bolland 37 3 13 2 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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