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Post-Game Notes: Panthers 2, Flyers 1

Tuesday, 03.20.2012 / 10:16 PM / News
By Carly Peters  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Post-Game Notes: Panthers 2, Flyers 1
The Panthers earned their first victory against the Flyers this season. With the win, Florida has now defeated every Eastern Conference team at least once this season. Since suffering a 5-0 loss in Philly on March 8, Florida has gone 5-0-1, outscoring its opponents 19-8 and not allowing more than two goals in each of those six games.
 
The Panthers stretched their win streak to five games, Florida’s longest win streak since its franchise-record, seven-game win streak (two in OT) March 2-16, 2008.
 
Florida moved to 36-23-13, its best record through 72 games since going 37-25-5-5 in 1999-2000. With 10 games left, the Panthers’ 85 points have already bested their full-season totals for eight of their last 10 seasons.
 
The Panthers stretched their lead to five points over Washington for first place in the Southeast Division and the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference (two points behind No. 2 Boston). Florida has now been in first place for 109 days on the season, including a current run of 24 straight days following a two-goal, third-period comeback in a 3-2 shootout win in Carolina (Florida is 9-3-1 since that win). According to Elias Sports Bureau, this is the latest the Panthers have ever been in first place in their division,previously sitting in the top spot through 68 games on March 10, 2000.
 
Scott Clemmensen made his first appearance in eight games for Florida, his first action since a 3-1 loss vs. Nashville on March 3. He stopped 35-of-36 shots and was a deflection off a Panthers’ skate away from his second shutout of the season.
 
After taking a season-low 17 shots in their last game, Florida set a new low with just 13 shots in the game.
 
Stephen Weiss scored the opening goal, extending his point streak to three games (2-2-4).He’s tied Tomas Fleischmann for the team lead with 52 points (18-34-52) in 70 games this season.
 
Brian Campbell tallied two assists, and he now has five helpers in his last three games. He has 49 points (4-45-49) in 72 games this season and eight multi-point games(Florida is 7-0-1).
 
One game after netting the shootout winner in his return from a 23-game absence (knee), Dmitry Kulikov set a career high with his 21st assist of the season. He now has 25points (4-21-25) in 48 games this season, just one point shy of his career high 26 points (6-20-26) set in 72 games last season.
 
Sean Bergenheim extended his career high with his 17th goal of the season and he now has 22points (17-5-22) in just 52 games this year.
 
Mikael Samuelsson tallied an assist to extend his point streak to four games (3-3-6). He has 23 points (10-13-23) in 39 games with the Panthers after netting three points (1-2-3) in six games with Vancouver to start the season.
 
The Panthers scored their fifth power play goal in a four-game PPG streak. Florida moved to 26-2-7 when scoring with the man advantage this season, including a 16-0-1 mark when scoring a PPG and not allowing anopponent PPG.
 
Florida opened up its 13th of 14 sets of back-to-back games this season, moving to 6-4-3 in the first night of action.
 
Three Panthers missed the game with injury, as Florida has now lost 320 man games to injury this season.
 
The Panthers return to action tomorrow when they visit Carolina at 7 p.m. on 560 WQAM.

SCHEDULE

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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 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
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 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 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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