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A Look Ahead Feb. 16 - 22

by Mike Lewis / Florida Panthers
Florida begins a big five-game road trip this week where they will play three teams in the Atlantic Division before heading to the Steel City to take on the Penguins.

STORYLINES TO WATCH

- Florida is one overtime win away from 100 overtime victories.

- F Aleksander Barkov is one goal away from passing his career-high in goals (8, 2013-14) and two games shy of his 100th career game.

- F Brad Boyes is one goal away from his 200th career goal.

- D Aaron Ekblad is one goal shy of tying Ed Jovanovski's franchise goal record for rookie defensemen (10, 1995-96).

- Florida heads to the east coast of Canada for the first time this season.

- Three of Florida’s games this week will be against Atlantic Division rivals.

TUESDAY'S TILT

Feb. 17 at Toronto Maple Leafs

All-Time Record against Toronto: 28-28-7-5

All-Time Road Record against Toronto: 12-15-2-3

The Panthers handed the Maple Leafs a loss on Dec. 28 after a comeback that saw the Cats record four goals in the third period to take the game. Florida has a won three consecutive games against Toronto.

KNOW YOUR OPPOSITION – TORONTO

- F Phil Kessel has recorded 20 points (12-8—20) in 31 career games against FLA.

- F James Van Riemsdyk has recorded 11 points (4-7—11) in 16 career games against FLA.

- D Dion Phaneuf has recorded ten points (2-8—10) in 19 career games against FLA.

- G Jonathan Bernier owns a 1-1-0 record in three career games against FLA.

- G James Reimer owns a 1-4-0 record with one shutout in six career games against FLA.

CATS VS. LEAFS

- F Brad Boyes has recorded 26 points (9-17—26) in 33 career games against TOR.

- F Nick Bjugstad has recorded five points (3-2—5) in six career games against TOR.

- F Jonathan Huberdeau has recorded four points (1-3—4) in seven career games against TOR.

- D Brian Campbell has recorded 29 points (5-24—29) in 48 career games against TOR.

- G Roberto Luongo owns a 16-7-0 record with two shutouts in 26 career games against TOR.

- G Al Montoya owns a 1-1-1 record in three career games against TOR.

DID YOU KNOW?

- Panthers F Dave Bolland played in 23 games with Toronto (2013-14), recording 12 points (8-4—12).

- Panthers F Brad Boyes was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round (24th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

- Panthers F Jimmy Hayes was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round (60th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

- Panthers F Brandon Pirri is a native of Toronto.

- Maple Leafs F David Booth was selected by Florida in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Booth played 309 games for Florida (2006-12) recording 167 points (87-80—167) including a career-high 31 goal season (2008-09).

- Maple Leafs F Olli Jokinen played seven seasons with Florida (2000-08) and served as captain for four seasons (2003-08). Playing in 567 games as a Panther, Jokinen holds several franchise records including, most points (419), most goals (188), most game-winning goals (36) and most shots (1,837).

- Maple Leafs Head Coach Peter Horachek served as interim head coach of Florida (2013-14).

CHECK IT OUT
Florida defeats Toronto 6-4 (Dec. 22)

THURSDAY'S THROWDOWN

Feb. 19 at Montreal Canadiens

All-Time Record against Montreal: 36-28-6-9

All-Time Home Record against Montreal: 17-13-3-5

Florida hosted Montreal on Dec. 30, falling in the shootout for a final score of 2-1. The Cats are 3-2-0 in their last five games in Montreal.

KNOW YOUR OPPOSITION -- MONTREAL

- F Tomas Plekanec has recorded 13 points (8-5—13) in 33 career games against FLA.

- F Brendan Gallagher has recorded four points (1-3—4) in eight career games against FLA.

- F Max Pacioretty has recorded 11 points (2-9—11) in 17 career games against FLA.

- D P.K. Subban has recorded eight points (1-7—8) in 14 career games against FLA.

- G Carey Price owns a 7-4-1 record with two shutouts in 12 career games against FLA.

- G Dustin Tokarski owns a 1-0-0 record in two career starts against FLA.

CATS VS. HABS

- F Brad Boyes has recorded 18 points (3-15—18) in 30 career games against MTL.

- F Aleksander Barkov has recorded two points (1-1—2) in three career games against MTL.

- D Brian Campbell has recorded 31 points (7-24—31) in 46 career games against MTL.

- D Aaron Ekblad has recorded one point (0-1—1) in one career game against MTL.

- G Roberto Luongo owns a 10-14-2 record with two shutouts in 30 career games against MTL.

- G Al Montoya owns a 2-1-0 record in three career games against MTL.

DID YOU KNOW?

- Florida Head Coach Gerard Gallant served as an assistant coach for the Montreal Canadiens (2012-14) prior to joining Florida.

- Florida G Roberto Luongo is a native of Montreal.

- Florida F Jonathan Huberdeau grew up outside of Montreal in St. Jerome, Quebec.

- Florida Assistant Coach John Madden served on Montreal's scouting staff for one season (2012-13)

- Florida Director of Player Development Brian Skrudland played 475 games for Montreal (1985-1993) recording 217 points (78-139—217). Skrudland won the Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1986.

- Montreal D Bryan Allen played 284 games for Florida (2006-11), recording 67 points (14-53—67) and 278 PIMS.

- Montreal D Tom Gilbert played 73 games for Florida (2013-14), recording 28 points (3-25—28).

- Montreal D Mike Weaver played 246 games for Florida (2010-14), recording 44 points (3-41—44).

SATURDAY'S SHOWDOWN

Feb. 21 vs. Ottawa Senators

All-Time Record against Ottawa: 31-43-3-4

All-Time Road Record against Ottawa: 15-19-2-3

The Cats have hosted the Senators twice this season but will visit Ottawa for meeting number three this season. In their last meeting the Cats topped the Sens 3-2, with F Jimmy Hayes notching the game-winner.

KNOW YOUR OPPOSITION -- OTTAWA

- F Clarke MacArthur has recorded 16 points (7-9—16) in 23 career games against FLA.

- F Kyle Turris has recorded nine points (3-6—9) in 13 career games against FLA.

- F Bobby Ryan has recorded four points (2-2—4) in eight career games against FLA.

- D Erik Karlsson has recorded 15 points (5-10—15) in 17 career games against FLA.

- G Craig Anderson owns a 11-3-1 record with three shutouts in 16 career games against FLA.

- G Robin Lehner owns a 1-1-1 record in three career games against FLA.

CATS VS. SENS

- F Aleksander Barkov has recorded two points (1-1—2) in five career games against OTT.

- F Brad Boyes has recorded 18 points (10-8—31) in 32 career games against. OTT.

- F Jussi Jokinen has posted ten points (1-9—10) in 24 career games against OTT.

- D Brian Campbell has recorded 28 points (5-23—28) in 54 career games against. OTT.

- G Roberto Luongo owns a 11-12-0 record in 24 career games against OTT.

- G Al Montoya owns a 2-2-0 record with one shutout in six career games against OTT.

DID YOU KNOW?

- Panthers D Erik Gudbranson grew up in Orleans, Ontario a suburb of Ottawa.

- Panthers D Brian Campbell played four seasons (1995-99) for the Ottawa 67's (OHL), recording 210 points (38-172–210) in 260 games and received the Max Kaminsky trophy for most outstanding defenseman in the Ontario Hockey League in 1998-99.

- Senators G Craig Anderson spent spent three seasons (2006-09) with the Panthers playing 53 games and finishing with a 24-14-7 record with a 2.52 goals against average and .928 save percentage.

CHECK IT OUT
Florida defeats Ottawa 3-2 (Nov. 28)

SUNDAY'S SHOWDOWN

Feb. 22 at Pittsburgh Penguins

All-Time Record against Pittsburgh: 35-33-4-9

All-Time Road Record against Pittsburgh: 13-17-3-7

For the second and final time this season the Panthers will head to the Steel City. Falling 3-1 to the Pens on Dec. 20, the Cats played in a contest that saw a combined 76 PIM, as well as a season-high for shots in a period (21, first period) in favor of Florida. The Cats topped the Pens in the shootout the following game to nab their first win of the season series. Sunday’s game marks the final game of the season series.

KNOW YOUR OPPOSITION -- PITTSBURGH

- F Sidney Crosby has recorded 31 points (14-17—31) in 28 career games against FLA.

- F Evgeni Malkin has recorded 27 points (8-19—27) in 27 career games against FLA.

- D Kris Letang has recorded 12 points (4-8—12) in 24 career games against FLA.

- G Marc-Andre Fleury owns a 13-8-1 record with one shutout in 22 career games against FLA.

- G Thomas Greiss owns a 0-1-1 record in two career games against FLA.

CATS VS. PENS

- F Aleksander Barkov has recorded four points (1-3—4) in five career games against PIT.

- F Tomas Fleischmann has recorded 20 points (10-10—20) in 24 career games against PIT.

- F Jimmy Hayes has recorded two points (2-0—2) in three career games against PIT.

- F Jonathan Huberdeau has recorded four points (2-2—4) in six career games against PIT.

- F Jussi Jokinen has recorded 18 points (6-12—18) in 21 career games against PIT.

- G Roberto Luongo owns a 14-9-3 record with four shutouts in 28 career games against PIT.

- G Al Montoya owns a 1-3-1 record in six career games against PIT.

DID YOU KNOW?

- Panthers F Jussi Jokinen played 91 games for Pittsburgh (2013-14), recording 68 points (28-40−68).

- Panthers GM Dale Tallon played the final two seasons of his career with Pittsburgh (1978-80) playing in 95 games recording 43 points (10-33—43).

- Pittsburgh Sr. Advisor of Hockey Operations Jacques Martin spent four seasons with Florida, serving as General Manager (2006-09) and Head Coach (2005-2008).

CHECK IT OUT
Florida defeats Pittsburgh in the shootout 4-3 (Dec. 22)

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