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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Thrashers

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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Thrashers
FLORIDA PANTHERS (39-30-11 89pts.) vs. ATLANTA THRASHERS (34-40-6 74pts.)
April 9, 2009
  PHILIPS ARENA
7:00 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5. The Florida Panthers have posted an 23-14-6 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 29 of their last 43 games. After 80 games, Florida (39-30-11) owns their best record since 1999-2000 campaign (43-26-6-5), the last time that the Panthers qualified for the post season. The Panthers complete a brief two-game road trip tonight in Atlanta, before closing out the regular season with a home game against the Washington Capitals on Sat. Apr. 11.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks first in the NHL averaging 26:59 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 339 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 42 points (20-22-42). In addition, Frolik places seventh in rookie goal scoring (20) and fifth among rookie leaders in shots on goal (154). 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 sits in ninth place in the Eastern Conference with 89 points, two points behind the New York Rangers, who currently hold the eighth and final playoff spot. New York hosts the Philadelphia Flyers tonight and travels to Philadelphia for a contest against the Flyers on Sunday, Apr. 12. Florida completes the regular season at home against the Washington Capitals on Saturday, Apr. 11.

BROADCAST
LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
7 p.m. - Panthers vs. Thrashers
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color)

LOCAL RADIO:
790 THE TICKET
7 p.m. - Panthers vs. Thrashers
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 TOR 49 22 23 4 143 152 48
11 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 45 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 45 6 21 5 27
J. Huberdeau 42 8 17 1 25
J. Jokinen 44 4 21 -2 25
B. Boyes 43 10 11 2 21
J. Hayes 37 13 7 -1 20
S. Bergenheim 34 7 9 1 16
A. Barkov 34 5 9 -5 14
T. Fleischmann 38 5 8 9 13
V. Trocheck 28 4 9 6 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 17 11 8 .920 2.43
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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