By The Numbers

By The Numbers: Panthers 3, Thrashers 2

Thursday, 04.9.2009 / 10:06 PM ET / By The Numbers
Florida Panthers
X
Share with your Friends


By The Numbers: Panthers 3, Thrashers 2
Panthers By The Numbers takes a closer look at some of the
interesting stats that you may or may have not known about.

 
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).

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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

 
FloridaPanthers.com is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and floridapanthers.com are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks and NHL Draft name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.