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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Senators

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Senators
FLORIDA PANTHERS (37-28-11 85pts.) vs. OTTAWA SENATORS (33-32-10 76pts.)
March 31, 2009
  BANKATLANTIC CENTER
7:30 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panthers have posted an 21-12-6 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 27 of their last 39 games. After 76 games, Florida (37-28-11) owns their best record since 1999-2000 campaign (40-26-5-5), the last time that the Panthers qualified for the post season. The Panthers are currently riding a two-game winning streak (3/26 @ PHI 4-2 W, 3/28 @ DAL 6-3 W) and open a three-game homestand tonight against the Ottawa Senators.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks third in the NHL averaging 26:58 of ice time per game and ranks 24th among NHL league leaders with 39 points (15-24-39). He also holds the NHL’s active consecutive games played streak at 335 games played, dating back to the 2003-04 season. Bouwmeester tied his career high with his 15th goal of the season on Mar. 28 at Dallas, which also ties the franchise mark by goals scored by a defenseman in 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 38 points (19-19-38). In addition, Frolik places fifth in rookie goal scoring (19) and fifth among rookie leaders in shots on goal (146). With his next goal Frolik will become just the third rookie in Panthers franchise history to score 20 goals in his freshman season joining Mark Parrish (24) and Kristian Huselius (25).

1. G Craig Anderson has posted a 2-0 mark in his last two starts with a .935 save percentage and 2.50 GAA. Additionally, he owns a 6-0-2 mark this year when he makes 40 or more saves and a 9-0-3 career record with the Panthers when makes 40 or more stops. Over his five year NHL career, he owns a 10-1-4 mark when he recorded 40 or more saves.

BROADCAST
LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
7 p.m. Panthers Live
7:30 p.m. - Panthers vs. Senators
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. Senators
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 73 13 36 9 49
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jagr 71 15 26 -2 41
J. Jokinen 75 8 33 -2 41
B. Boyes 73 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 75 11 24 11 35
J. Hayes 66 18 13 -5 31
A. Barkov 65 14 17 -1 31
B. Campbell 76 3 22 2 25
B. Pirri 43 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 12 .921 2.33
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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