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5 Things To Know: Panthers vs Lightning

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
FLORIDA PANTHERS (16-13-4 36pts.) vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (8-16-9 25pts.)

December 26, 2008
BankAtlantic Center
7:30 P.M.


5. The Florida Panthers complete a three-game homestand tonight with a contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Cats are 2-0 during their current home stretch posting back-to-back 3-0 shutout wins over Colorado (Dec. 21) and Nashville (Dec. 23). The Cats have posted a 9-3-3 mark in their last 15 games, earning 21 out of 30 points and sit just one point behind
Buffalo and Carolina for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

4. G Tomas Vokoun has posted a 3-1 mark in his last four games played with a .967 save percentage. Vokoun has stopped the last 50 shots that he has faced, earning back-to-back shutouts. With a win tonight, Vokoun will record 200 for his NHL career.

3. Florida's goaltending tandem of Tomas Vokoun and Craig Anderson places sixth in the NHL with a 2.47 GAA and second with a .927 save percentage.

2. Panthers rookie C Michael Frolik recorded the first two goal game of his career on Dec. 23 in the Cats 3-0 win over the Predators. He ranks tied for 14th in the NHL among rookie scoring leaders with 13 points (5-8-13).

1. D Jay Bouwmeester ranks second in the NHL averaging 27:38 of ice time per game and has recorded 15 points (6-9-15) in his last 19 games played. Additionally, he has 10 points (6-4-10) with a +10 rating in his last 13 games played. Bouwmeester currently paces the Panthers with 18 points (6-12-18).

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