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By The Numbers: Panthers 3, Thrashers 2

Thursday, 04.9.2009 / 10:06 PM ET / By The Numbers
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By The Numbers: Panthers 3, Thrashers 2
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Panthers 3, Thrashers 2

120 – The Panthers found trouble early in the game against the Thrashers. Just 4:58 in, the Cats were assessed two two-minute minors as Richard Zednik (hooking) and David Booth (high-sticking) were sent to the box. Atlanta had a full two minutes (120 seconds) of 5-on-3 power play time. Despite the four shots on net during the time, Tomas Vokoun and the Cats turned away all the shots.

13 – The Cats weren’t so lucky the third time they took a penalty as Rostislav Olesz was called for interference just 32 seconds after Florida killed off the two-man advantage. Rookie defenseman’s Zach Bogosian’s point shot beat Vokoun with 13 seconds remaining in Olesz’s penalty to give Atlanta a 1-0 lead 9:17 into the game. It was Bogosian’s eighth of the season.

7 – A very active first period, in terms of the whistle and the referees. Their were seven minors called in the opening 20 minutes with Florida called for three penalties (hooking, high-sticking and interference) and Atlanta whistled for four (twice for tripping, interference and hooking).

1 – A chippy affair between the two Southeast Division rivals as punches were thrown throughout the second period. That resulted in a fight between those that wouldn’t really expect to drop the gloves, at least this season; Cats assistant captain Bryan McCabe and Thrashers captain Ilya Kovalchuk 9:17 into the middle period. It was McCabe’s 60th fight of his 12 year career, but just his first this season. It was Kovalchuk’s fifth fight of his career and second this season.

8 – Finally after six power play attempts, the Panthers cashed in on their seventh opportunity and on their eighth shot as Nathan Horton hit the back bar from a tough angle for his 22nd of the season with just 3:20 left in the second. The play actually had to go to video review to show that it was indeed a goal. It was Horton’s fifth power play goal of the season.

4 – The Panthers finally got going in the second period, with help from the power play. After being outshot 13-8 in the opening period, Florida outshot Atlanta 13-6 in the second. Jay Bouwmeester had four of the Panthers 13 shots.

12 – Florida received the first power play attempt in the third, but it didn’t matter. Breaking out on a 3-on-2 advantage, Bogosian took the feed and wristed the puck past Vokoun for his second of the game and ninth of the season. It was Atlanta’s 12th shorthanded goal of the season.

50
– The 2-1 lead didn’t last long as Cory Stillman deflected Gregory Campbell’s shot from in-between the circles past Hedberg for his 17th of the season just 50 seconds after Bogosian scored.

2 – Breaking to in-front of the net with the puck, it took David Booth two whacks with the puck to beat Johan Hedberg and give Florida their first lead of the game with just 4:25 remaining in the contest. It was Booth’s team leading 29th of the season.

5 - As it turned out to be the difference in the 3-2 victory, Booth’s 29th turned out to be his fifth game-winner (2nd against Atlanta) of the season, tying him with Horton for the team lead. It was also Booth’s fifth goal (5-1-6) in six games against the Thrashers.
 
3 – The win gave Florida 40 wins on the season and upped their point total to 91 points (40-30-11). It is just the third time in franchise history they have gotten at least 40 wins and 90 points (41-31-10 for 92 points in 1996 and 43-27-6-6 for 98 points in 2000).

8 (part II) – Unfortunately the 91 points won’t be enough. With the New York Rangers winning 2-1 against Philadelphia and Montreal getting one point against Boston, Florida will not make the playoffs for the eighth straight season. Even if the Panthers were to win on Saturday, they can’t overtake Montreal or New York in points as they would lose on the tie breaker (wins).

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
11 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 52 17 23 14 40
J. Huberdeau 55 11 29 12 40
J. Jokinen 55 11 27 12 38
V. Trocheck 55 17 18 3 35
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
R. Smith 55 18 16 12 34
B. Pirri 51 11 13 -3 24
A. Ekblad 51 11 13 19 24
B. Campbell 55 5 18 20 23
N. Bjugstad 40 9 10 -3 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 24 13 5 .927 2.23
A. Montoya 8 4 1 .926 2.06

 
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