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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)

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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