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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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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