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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Bruins

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
FLORIDA PANTHERS (11-11-3 25pts.) vs. Boston Bruins (17-4-4 38pts.)

December 6, 2008
BankAtlantic Center
7:00 P.M.


5. The Panthers are currently riding a three-game winning streak, posting wins over the Buffalo Sabres (2-1 on Dec. 4), the Southeast Division leading Washington Capitals (5-3 on Dec. 2) and the Atlantic Division leading New York Rangers (4-0 on Nov. 30) and have earned at least one point (4-0-2) in their last six contests. Additionally, the Panthers have outscored their opponents 10-2 in the second period during this six game stretch.

4. Tonight marks the final home contest at the BankAtlantic Center for the Panthers until Dec. 21, when the Cats host the Colorado Avalanche. Florida begins a five game road swing on Monday, Dec. 8, with a game in Ottawa, followed by games in Edmonton (Dec. 11), Calgary (Dec. 12), Vancouver (Dec. 14) and Carolina (Dec. 18).

3. G Craig Anderson earned his third consecutive win on Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Panthers 2-1 victory over Buffalo. Over the last three games, Anderson has stopped 105 of the last 109 shots that he has faced and ranks among NHL goaltending leaders with a .947 save percentage (1st) and a 1.89 GAA (3rd). Since Jan. 3, 2008, Anderson has posted a 14-3-3 mark in games that he has started.

2. D Jay Bouwmeester 27:52 of ice time per game and has recorded 12 points (3-9-12) in his last 11 games played. He currently has a five game point scoring streak in tact registering seven points (3-4-7) with a +7 rating in his last five games played.

1. The line combination of C Gregory Campbell (4-3-7), LW Ville Peltonen (3-3-6) and RW Radek Dvorak (2-6-8) has accounted for nine goals and 12 assists in their last six games played.

6:30 p.m. Panthers Tonight
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