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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Penguins

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Penguins
FLORIDA PANTHERS (38-29-11 87pts.) vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (42-27-9 93pts.)
April 5, 2009
  BANKATLANTIC CENTER
5:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panthers have posted an 22-13-6 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 28 of their last 41 games. After 78 games, Florida (38-29-11) owns their best record since 1999-2000 campaign (41-26-6-5), the last time that the Panthers qualified for the post season. The Panthers complete a three game homestand with a contest tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks third in the NHL averaging 26:57 of ice time per game and ranks 26th among NHL league leaders with 39 points (15-24-39). He also holds the NHL’s active consecutive games played streak at 337 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-26 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 41 points (20-21-41). In addition, Frolik places seventh in rookie goal scoring (20) and fifth among rookie leaders in shots on goal (153). He recorded the 20th goals of his freshman season on Mar. 31 vs. Ottawa, becomimg just the third Panthers rookie to score at least 20 goals joining Mark Parrish (24) and Kristian Huselius (25).

1. The Florida Panthers currently sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference with 87 points, two points behind the eighth place NY Rangers. With a win tonight the Panthers can move into a tie with New York for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference.

BROADCAST
LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
4:30 p.m. Panthers Live
5 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
4:30 p.m. - Panthers Preview
5 p.m. - Panthers vs. Penguins
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 74 46 20 8 195 162 100
2 NYR 72 46 19 7 219 167 99
3 TBL 74 46 21 7 242 191 99
4 NYI 74 44 25 5 226 205 93
5 PIT 73 40 22 11 202 181 91
6 DET 72 39 21 12 208 195 90
7 WSH 73 39 24 10 212 180 88
8 OTT 72 37 24 11 212 190 85
9 BOS 73 36 25 12 193 190 84
10 FLA 73 33 26 14 180 201 80
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 73 31 31 11 164 186 73
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 72 26 36 10 165 199 62
15 TOR 74 27 41 6 193 237 60
16 BUF 73 20 46 7 138 245 47

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 70 12 32 5 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 72 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 68 13 24 -6 37
B. Boyes 71 12 23 9 35
A. Ekblad 72 11 24 8 35
J. Hayes 63 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 62 12 15 -4 27
B. Campbell 73 3 20 -1 23
B. Pirri 40 18 2 4 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 25 17 11 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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