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Friday Web Hits--August 15, 2014

Friday, 08.15.2014 / 9:24 AM ET / News
By Patrick McGrath  - FloridaPanthers.com
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Friday Web Hits--August 15, 2014



Who says August is slow? While it does not compare to the hustle and bustle of the NHL regular season, the dog days of August feature plenty of Florida Panthers action to satiate the die-hards while we tick off the days until the season gets underway. This week was no exception as there was plenty of juicy Panthers content to consume. By the way, today is National Relaxation Day! I cannot think of a better way to celebrate than by reading about all the latest happenings around the Panthers-verse. Let’s get to it:

• Panthers fans will be treated to the return of a familiar face this fall as the team announced that Denis Potvin will be returning to the broadcast booth for the 2014-2015 season.

• Corey Pronman of ESPN.com released his list of the NHL’s top 100 prospects and five Panthers made the cut. Check out who is on the list and more here

• Want to learn more about free agent acquisition Jussi Jokinen? Here is our in-depth story on the Finnish winger.

• You might have noticed videos raising awareness for ALS popping up all over the internet these past few weeks. Not to be left out of #IceBucketChallenge, the Panthers players executives and staff got in on the action.



• Last Night, Aaron Ekblad attended Hockey Night in Barrie, a charity event with the RVH Foundation and several NHL Stars such as Steven Stamkos and James Neal. Get a recap here.

Although he did not play, Ekblad escorted out the RVH Foundation Chair for the puck drop.

• Mike Johnston of Sportsnet released his list of 2014-2015 breakout players for the Eastern Conference. SPOILER ALERT: Nick Bjugstad is his selection from the Panthers. Check out the full story.


One Last Thing--Don't miss out on this Ice Bucket Challenge with Panthers President and CEO Rory Babich as well as Broadcaster Randy Moller.


Stay Tuned for the Bloopers!

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 143 118 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
6 BOS 53 28 19 6 151 137 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 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 50 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 53 10 27 9 37
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 53 10 25 11 35
V. Trocheck 53 17 16 3 33
R. Smith 53 16 15 10 31
B. Pirri 49 10 13 -5 23
A. Ekblad 49 10 12 20 22
B. Campbell 53 4 16 16 20
N. Bjugstad 38 9 8 -4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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