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Blog 242: An Exciting March

Monday, 03.12.2012 / 3:15 PM ET / 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
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 49 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 52 10 27 10 37
A. Barkov 42 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 52 10 25 12 35
V. Trocheck 52 17 16 4 33
R. Smith 52 16 15 11 31
B. Pirri 48 10 13 -4 23
A. Ekblad 48 10 12 21 22
B. Campbell 52 4 16 17 20
N. Bjugstad 37 9 8 -3 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 2 1 .931 1.93

 
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