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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Flyers

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Flyers
FLORIDA PANTHERS (35-28-11 81pts.) vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (40-22-10 90pts.)
March 26, 2009
WACHOVIA CENTER
7:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panthers have posted an 19-12-6 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 25 of their last 37 games. After 74 games, Florida (35-28-11) owns their best record since 1999-2000 campaign (39-25-5-5), 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 are currently in a stretch where they will play four games in six nights, hosting Carolina Hurricanes on Mon., Mar. 23, visiting the Buffalo Sabres last night, a contest in Philadelphia tonight and the final game in Dallas on Sat., Mar. 28.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks third in the NHL averaging 26:55 of ice time per game and ranks 28th among NHL league leaders with 36 points (14-22-36). He also holds the NHL’s active consecutive games played streak at 333 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 37 points (19-18-37). In addition, Frolik places fourth in rookie goal scoring (19) and fourth among rookie leaders in shots on goal (141). 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 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 44 15 12 1 27
J. Huberdeau 41 8 17 1 25
A. Ekblad 44 6 19 7 25
J. Jokinen 43 4 20 0 24
J. Hayes 36 13 7 1 20
B. Boyes 42 9 11 1 20
S. Bergenheim 33 7 9 4 16
T. Fleischmann 38 5 8 9 13
V. Trocheck 28 4 9 6 13
D. Kulikov 39 1 12 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 17 10 8 .923 2.32
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .887 3.09
 
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