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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Islanders

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
FLORIDA PANTHERS (24-18-8 56pts.) vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS (16-29-5 37pts.)

February 5, 2009
BankAtlantic Center
7:30 P.M.

5 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TONIGHT'S GAME:

5.
The Florida Panther have posted a 8-2-3 mark since Jan. 1, earning points in 11 of their last 13 games and currently sit in eighth place in the Eastern Conferenece with 56 points. The Cat completed a two-game road trip on Tuesday, Feb. 2 with a 4-3 overtime win in Toronto. After tonight, the Panthers travel to Washington for a contests against the Capitals on Saturday, Feb. 7.

4. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks first in the NHL averaging 27:18 of ice time per game and has recorded six points (5-1-6) in his last 10 games played.

3. C Michael Frolik ranks eighth among NHL rookie scoring leaders with 24 points (11-13-24). In addition, Frolik places fourth among rookie leaders in shots on goal (87), seventh in rookie goal scoring (11) and tied for eighth in power play points (7). He recorded the first three point effort (1-2-3) of his NHL career on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the Panthers 3-2 victory over Philadelphia.

2.
The Panthers have 11 different players (Booth, Weiss, Horton, Bouwmeester, Stillman, Frolik, Campbell, Dvorak, McCabe, Peltonen, Ballard) on their roster who have recorded at least 20 or more points.

1. C Stephen Weiss has recorded nine points (2-7-9) wiht a +4 rating in his last 10 games played and paces the team with 35 points (9-26-35). LW David Booth has recorded 19 points (8-11-19) in his last 18 games played and leads the Panthers with 20 goals.

BROADCAST

LOCAL TV:
FS FLORIDA
7 p.m. Panthers Live
7:30 p.m. - Panthers vs. NY Islanders
Broadcasters: Steve Goldstein (PxP), Denis Potvin (Color), Craig Minervini (Host), Frank Forte (Sideline), Allison Williams (Sideline)

LOCAL RADIO:
790 The Ticket
7 p.m. Panthers Preview
7:30 p.m. - Panthers vs. NY Islanders
Broadcasters: Randy Moller (PxP), Bill Lindsay (Color)
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