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By The Numbers: Panthers 2, Rangers 1

Thursday, 02.26.2009 / 10:01 PM ET / By The Numbers
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By The Numbers: Panthers 2, Rangers 1
Panthers By The Numbers takes a closer look at some of the
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  Panthers 2, Rangers 1

11 – The Rangers owned the first period in a lot of the categories. They out hit the Panthers by 11 (15-4) and out shot them by 9 (17-8). Ryan Callahan led New York with three hits while Nikolai Zherdev had four shots.

2 – Signing with the Rangers in the off-season as a free agent, Markus Naslund was counted on for offense as well as a veteran presence. The Swedish forward scored his 19th of the season but it was just his second goal in the last eight games as he followed up on Scott Gomez’s shot 7:34 into the first period.

3 – For the third time in the last four games, the Panthers failed to score a goal in the first two periods of play. It was their second time they’ve scored twice in the final period to win. They failed to score in the third in a 4-0 loss to the Blackhawks and scored twice in a 2-0 victory over the Bruins.

83 – Gomez was dominant in the face-off circle against the Panthers through two periods of play winning 83% of his draws (10 of 12). He won 3 out of 4 in the first and 7 out of 8 in the second. Gomez finished off winning 82% of his draws (14 of 17) as he won 4 out of 5 in the final period of play.

8 – The Panthers were symmetrical through the first two periods of play in one category. After firing eight shots at Henrik Lundqvist in the opening period, the Panthers matched that in the second. Anthony Stewart was the only skater to have multiple shots in either period, registering two in the second.

12 – The drought is over. For the Panthers leading scorer, the past month hasn’t been fun in terms of the scoring department. It’s been almost an entire month (January 27th) since David Booth last scored, but he took a pass from Stephen Weiss and beat Lundqvist through the wickets for his 21st of the year and end his 12 game scoring drought. It took the Panthers 51:50 to get on the board, but Booth’s score knotted the score at one at Madison Square Garden.

1:00 – Feeling the momentum shift, Florida pounced on the Rangers as Nathan Horton gave the Panthers a 2-1 lead just a minute later and on the very next shot. Taking a backhanded shot, Horton netted his 18th of the season. Horton now leads the team with five game-winning goals on the season, one more than Weiss.

40 – Craig Anderson was the busier of the two netminders, but he was up to the task. Playing in his second straight game due to an ear infection to starting netminder Tomas Vokoun, Anderson stopped 40 of 41 shots in the contest. He stopped 17 in the first, 13 in the second and 10 in the third. Anderson has stopped 77 of the 78 shots at the Garden this season.

0 – Both penalty kill units were up to the task Thursday night as they killed off every penalty assessed in the game. Florida put five shots on net on their four powerplay attempts (8:00) but came up empty while New York had seven shots on goal on their three power play opportunities, including 48 seconds of a two-man power play advantage (5:12 total).

1 – This year’s Panther team did something no other team has done in franchise history: sweep the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden during a season. The 2008-09 Panthers went 3-0-1 against the Blueshirts this season, including a 4-0 victory back on November 30th.

16 – Speaking of firsts. How about mosts… As in this year’s squad now has the most points in franchise history in the month of February as their record of 8-4-0 gives them 16 points, one more than the previous high of 15 which had been reached in 2003-04 (6-4-3-0), 2006-07 (6-3-3) and 2007-08 (6-6-3). They can add to their new record as they have one more game in February (Saturday against New Jersey).

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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