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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Thrashers

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Thrashers
FLORIDA PANTHERS (32-23-8 72pts.) vs. ATLANTA THRASHERS (23-34-6 52pts.)
March 3, 2009
Philips Arena
7:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panther have posted a 16-7-3 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 19 of their last 26 games and have not lost back-to-back games in regulation during this span. The Cats currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference with 72 points. After 63 games, Florida (32-23-8) owns their best record since 1999-2000 (34-20-4-5), the last time that the Panthers qualified for the post season. The Panthers play their final game of a five-game road trip this evening against the Atlanta Thrashers. The Cats opened the road trip with a 6-1 loss in Boston on Tuesday, Feb. 24, earned a 2-1 come-from-behind win over the NY Rangers on Thursday, Feb. 26, dropped a 7-2 decision to New Jersey 7-2 on Saturday, Feb. 28 and defeated the Washington Capitals 6-2 on Sunday, Mar. 1.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks third in the NHL averaging 26:59 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 322 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 seventh in the NHL with 2.64 GAA and place third in the NHL with a .922 save percentage. Additionally, the duo of Vokoun and Anderson has combined for a 9-3-2 record when they face 40 or more shots.

2. C Michael Frolik ranks fifth among NHL rookie scoring leaders with 31 points (15-16-31). In addition, Frolik places fourth among rookie leaders in shots on goal (114) and sixth in rookie goal scoring (15). 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 11 different players who have recorded at least 10 goals (Booth, Horton, Stillman, Bouwmeester, Campbell, Frolik, McCabe, Zednik, Weiss, Dvorak, Peltonen) 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. Thrashers
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color)

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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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