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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Penguins

Thursday, 03.5.2009 / 9:05 AM ET / Preview
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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Penguins
FLORIDA PANTHERS (33-23-8 74pts.) vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (33-26-6 72pts.)
March 5, 2009
BankAtlantic Center
7:30 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panthers have posted a 17-7-3 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 20 of their last 27 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 74 points. After 64 games, Florida (33-23-8) owns their best record since 1999-2000 (35-20-4-5), the last time that the Panthers qualified for the post season. The Panthers open a two-game homestand this evening, hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight, followed by the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, Mar. 7.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks third in the NHL averaging 26:59 of ice time per game and ranks 19th among NHL league leaders with 34 points (13-21-34). He also holds the NHL’s active consecutive games played streak at 324 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 places 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 33 points (17-16-33). In addition, Frolik places third in rookie goal scoring (17) and fourth among rookie leaders in shots on goal (118). He recorded the second two goal performance of his NHL career on Tuesday, Mar. 3 at Atlanta, in a 4-3 win over the Thrashers and his first three point effort (1-2-3) of his NHL career on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the Panthers 3-2 victory over Philadelphia.

1. C Stephen Weiss has recorded six points (1-5-6) with a +4 rating in his last two contests, while D Bryan McCabe has registered seven points (2-5-7) with a +1 rating in his last four games played.

BROADCAST
LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
7 p.m. Panthers Live
7:30 p.m. - Panthers vs. Penguins
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color), Craig Minervini (Host), Frank Forte (Sideline), Allison Williams (Sideline)

LOCAL RADIO:
790 The Ticket
7 p.m. - Panthers Preview
7:30 p.m. - Panthers vs. Penguins
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 50 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 53 10 27 9 37
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 53 10 25 11 35
V. Trocheck 53 17 16 3 33
R. Smith 53 16 15 10 31
B. Pirri 49 10 13 -5 23
A. Ekblad 49 10 12 20 22
B. Campbell 53 4 16 16 20
N. Bjugstad 38 9 8 -4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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