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By The Numbers: Panthers 3, Islanders 2

Thursday, 02.05.2009 / 11:13 PM / By The Numbers
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By The Numbers: Panthers 3, Islanders 2
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  Panthers 3, Islanders 2

50 – 5:41 into the game, defenseman Jay Bouwmeester joined an elite club with the Florida Panthers. Rifling a shot from the point past Islander netminder Joey MacDonald, Bouwmeester netted the 50th goal of his career as a Cat, becoming just the 18th Panther player to reach that mark. It was his 12th goal of the season.

1 – Teeing up a shot from the point with 3:07 left in the first period, Karlis Skrastins gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead on his fourth of the season. Where do we get the one from? It was his first goal against an Eastern Conference opponent. It was his second goal in the past six games (Jan. 21 vs Dallas).

10 – The Panthers did a good job limiting the Islanders shots in the first half of the game, as the Islanders didn’t get their 10th shot of the night until 8:22 was gone in the second period. It was a big shot however as Josh Bailey sniped a shot from the wing for his second goal of the season. The Islanders scored with 25 seconds left in Brett McLean’s tripping penalty.

4 – Richard Zednik was at it again, scoring his second highlight reel goal in the past four games. Playing the puck off the boards to himself, Zednik cut to the front of the net. With Brendan Witt diving to knock the puck away from the Panther forward, Zednik jumped over Witt and shot the puck past MacDonald while landing on the ice. Also collecting an assist on Bouwmeester’s goal, it was Zednik’s fourth multi-point game of the season.

3 – It only took three seconds of a penalty for the Islanders to get within a goal again. With Ville Peltonen in the box for hooking at 14:48 of the second, Trent Hunter scored his 14th of the season at 14:51 to bring the score to 3-2.

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– Not only did Bryan McCabe hit the scoresheet twice against the Islanders by picking up the first assist on Skrastins’ and Zednik’s goals, but he also accomplished that feat for the second time this season. The other two assist game was November 21st against Boston.

8 Stephen Weiss has been hot lately. Picking up the second assist on Skrastins’ goal, Weiss recorded his eighth point (2 goals, 6 assists) in his last five games played. Weiss leads the Panthers with 27 assists on the season and is three away from setting a new career high in helpers in a single season.

15 – The Panthers held a distinct advantage in plus/minus on the night. The reason? All three Cats goals came at even strength while both Islanders goals were scored on the power play. David Booth, Nathan Horton, Jassen Cullimore, Zednik and McCabe all finished a plus-2 on the night.

14 – There was a pretty big disparity in terms of face-off percentage between the two teams Thursday night. Florida won 31 of the 54 draws (57%) compared to New York’s 23 of 54 (43%). Leading the way for the Panthers was Weiss with 75% (9 of 12) and Gregory Campbell with 69% (11 of 16). Bailey had the highest face-off percentage for the Islanders with 59% (10 of 17).

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 61 21 15 -9 36
J. Huberdeau 58 9 24 4 33
A. Ekblad 61 9 23 6 32
J. Jokinen 60 6 25 -3 31
B. Boyes 59 10 18 6 28
J. Hayes 52 17 10 -5 27
A. Barkov 50 9 12 -4 21
T. Fleischmann 52 7 14 12 21
B. Campbell 61 3 17 1 20
D. Bolland 37 3 13 2 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 22 16 11 .921 2.38
A. Montoya 4 6 2 .893 2.98
 
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