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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 79 15 39 10 54
J. Jokinen 81 8 36 -2 44
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
A. Ekblad 81 12 27 12 39
B. Boyes 78 14 24 11 38
A. Barkov 71 16 20 -4 36
J. Hayes 72 19 16 -4 35
B. Campbell 82 3 24 4 27
B. Pirri 49 22 2 6 24
D. Bolland 53 6 17 4 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 28 19 12 .921 2.35
A. Montoya 6 7 2 .892 3.01
 
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