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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Flyers

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Flyers
FLORIDA PANTHERS (39-29-11 89pts.) vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (42-25-11 95pts.)
April 7, 2009
  WACHOVIA CENTER
7:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panthers have posted an 23-13-6 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 29 of their last 42 games. After 79 games, Florida (39-29-11) owns their best record since 1999-2000 campaign (42-26-6-5), the last time that the Panthers qualified for the post season. The Panthers begin a two-game road trip tonight in Philadelphia, followed by a contest in Atlanta on Apr. 9. Florida closes out the regular season with a home game against the Washington Capitals on Sat. Apr. 11.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks second in the NHL averaging 26:58 of ice time per game and ranks 22nd among NHL league leaders with 41 points (15-26-41). He also holds the NHL’s active consecutive games played streak at 338 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 goal of his freshman season on Mar. 31 vs. Ottawa, becoming just the third Panthers rookie to score at least 20 goals joining Mark Parrish (24) and Kristian Huselius (25).

1. Florida has posted a 4-1 mark in their last five games and has pulled into an eighth-place tie with the New York Rangers. Both teams have three games remaining with Florida at Philadelphia tonight, at Atlanta on Thurs. Apr. 9th and at home against Washington on Sat. Apr. 11th. The Rangers host the Canadiens this evening and then Philadelphia on Thurs. Apr. 9th and close out their season at Philadelphia on Sun. Apr. 12th. With a Panthers win tonight and a Rangers loss, Florida would hold sole possession of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 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 64 22 16 -9 38
J. Huberdeau 61 9 28 3 37
A. Ekblad 64 11 23 7 34
J. Jokinen 63 6 28 -1 34
B. Boyes 62 11 21 8 32
J. Jagr 60 12 19 -10 31
J. Hayes 55 17 12 -4 29
B. Campbell 64 3 20 2 23
A. Barkov 53 10 12 -5 22
V. Trocheck 34 5 11 8 16
 
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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