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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Sabres

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Sabres
FLORIDA PANTHERS (35-27-11 81pts.) vs. BUFFALO SABRES (34-30-8 76pts.)
March 25, 2009
HSBC ARENA
7:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panthers have posted an 19-11-6 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 25 of their last 36 games. After 73 games, Florida (35-27-11) owns their best record since 1999-2000 campaign (38-25-5-5), the last time that the Panthers qualified for the post season. The Cats currently sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference with 81 points. The Panthers who dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the Carolina Hurricanes on Mon., Mar. 23, continue a stretch of four games in six nights tonight against Buffalo, followed by a contest in Philadelphia tomorrow and in Dallas on Sat., Mar. 28.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks third in the NHL averaging 26:57 of ice time per game and ranks 25th among NHL league leaders with 36 points (14-22-36). He also holds the NHL’s active consecutive games played streak at 332 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. Seven of Florida’s top 11 leading point producers are 26 years-old or younger (Weiss-25 yrs old; Booth-24 yrs old; Horton-23 yrs old; Bouwmeester-25 yrs old; Frolik-20 yrs old; Campbell-25 yrs old, Ballard-26 yrs old).

2. C Michael Frolik ranks seventh among NHL rookie scoring leaders with 36 points (18-18-36). In addition, Frolik places fourth in rookie goal scoring (18) and fourth among rookie leaders in shots on goal (139). 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. With D Jay Bouwmeester's first period goal on Mar. 23 vs.Carolina, the Panthers recorded their 44th goal scored by a defenseman and set a franchise record surpassing the mark of 43 goals set duing the 1995-96 season (Bouwmeester-14, McCabe-12, Ballard-6, Boynton-5, Skrastins-4, Cullimore-2, Welch (traded to TB)-1). G

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LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
7 p.m. - Panthers vs. Sabres
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color)

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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 0 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 1 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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