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Blog 242: An Exciting March

Monday, 03.12.2012 / 3:15 PM / Blogs
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Blog 242: An Exciting March
Well Panthers fans, there is no question we are in the middle of an exciting “March to the Playoffs”, and I wanted to take a moment to commend all of our supporters for the incredible passion and energy they have brought to the BankAtlantic Center all season long.
 
Even before this season began, our fans created a palpable excitement around the draft, our free agent signings, and even during training camp. And from Opening Night onward, the home ice support has helped propel this team to a point where we are now competing for a Stanley Cup Playoff berth and a Southeast Division title.
 
That support is important now more than ever, as the Panthers are in the midst of a critical home stretch that began last night with a 2-0 win over Carolina.
 
A great amount of credit must go to General Manager Dale Tallon, Assistant GM Mike Santos,  and Head Coach Kevin Dineen for the way they’ve built and led this team to the position we are in now.
 
With only 14 games left in the regular season, your Cats lead the Southeast Division with 77 points, with Washington one point back with an additional game played, and Winnipeg five points back with an additional game played. And with three more home games this week against Toronto, Boston and Buffalo, we need the passion and support of all of our fans to continue to play well and solidify our playoff position.
 
As the General Partner of this franchise, please know that I am living each game alongside every one of our great fans. Watching last night’s win from the lower bowl during the first period, I could feel the intensity and excitement in the arena, and the sense that with each passing game, this season continues to swell with anticipation.
 
When I speak to members of our staff, I often talk about building an organization that everyone can be proud to work for and be associated with. I don’t think there’s any question that - thanks to the work of Dale and Kevin and their staffs, and some of the great leaders we have on the ice like Ed Jovanovski - the Panthers are a franchise that every fan, partner and constituent should be proud to call their own.
 
Right now, we are playing an exciting brand of hockey, our players are working and sacrificing for each other and our fans, and are conducting themselves with class and dignity off the ice. It’s something for all of us to be proud of as we move through this critical stretch run.
 
It truly is an exciting time to be a Panthers fan, and because I am a fan above all else, I am relishing this opportunity to play intense meaningful games in March and April, and to do whatever I can to help this team get back to the postseason.
 
And as we march to the playoffs, I am sincerely urging all of our fans to take the same approach – to attend every home game they possibly can, to watch us on the road, to wear their jerseys and shirts and hats with pride, and to “Believe Red” every single day. 
 
Thank you to all of our fans for their incredible support and go Panthers!

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 46 16 13 -1 29
A. Ekblad 46 7 21 6 28
J. Huberdeau 43 9 17 1 26
J. Jokinen 45 4 21 -3 25
B. Boyes 44 10 12 2 22
J. Hayes 38 13 7 1 20
S. Bergenheim 35 8 9 2 17
A. Barkov 35 5 10 -5 15
B. Campbell 46 3 11 -1 14
D. Kulikov 41 1 13 -3 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 18 11 8 .920 2.42
A. Montoya 3 4 2 .891 2.96
 
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