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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)

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 65 22 17 -8 39
J. Huberdeau 62 10 28 2 38
J. Jokinen 64 6 29 0 35
A. Ekblad 65 11 23 7 34
B. Boyes 63 11 21 9 32
J. Jagr 60 12 19 -10 31
J. Hayes 56 17 12 -5 29
B. Campbell 65 3 20 1 23
A. Barkov 54 10 12 -7 22
D. Kulikov 56 3 15 -5 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 16 11 .921 2.37
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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