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Nine: Thanksgiving

Thursday, 11.27.2008 / 8:20 AM ET / Blogs
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Nine: Thanksgiving
Panthers center Stephen Weiss is back for another season of his blog, 'Nine. Weiss will bring you closer to Panthers action both on and off the ice as he talks about his experiences throughtout the 2008-09 season. Nine is in it's second season and can only exclusively be seen on floridapanthers.com

The popular first-round draft pick (4th overall) in 2001, is in his seventhh NHL season, all with the Cats. The Toronto, Ontario native had his second straight 40 point season, finishing with 13 goals and 29 assists in 74 games. He also set a career high in game-winning goals with four.

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Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is awesome. It’s always fun to get together with friends and family and have a nice meal. I usually go over to my girlfriend’s house. Her mom’s cooking and that’s great.

A few things happened over the past week and it gave us a little bit of a boost. When you’re not winning as many games as you should things are going to happen, whether it’s guys getting moved or, I guess you can say, the coach snapping a little bit.

That’s all part of it. We needed a little kick in the rear to pick it up a little. We had a good game against Carolina. Now it’s a matter of bringing that every night.

I’m feeling good, pretty close to 100 percent. The groin flares up every once in a while, but I feel pretty good. I can’t complain.

We have the Rangers home on Friday night and that’s always a fun game. It’s always a packed building and a fun game against them here. There’s some loud New York fans, but it doesn’t matter if there’s Ranger fans in the building. When you play Detroit, Toronto or New York there’s always going to be fans from the other teams.

There’s always more Florida fans.

As long as the building is packed, it’s lively and fun. It’s usually an awesome game.

Talk to you soon, and here’s wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

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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