|11||CAROLINA||+135||Ov 5.5,+105||+105||Ov 5.5,+115|
|12||FLORIDA||-155||Un 5.5,-125||-125||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-26-0||-15.8||9-26||-15.8||15-17||2.4||29.7||3.2||27.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.2||3-2||+1.2||3-2||4.0||29.6||2.8||33.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||70||182||52||69||55||6||9||2120||8.6%||201||35||17.4%||307|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||35||85||26||37||20||2||3||1039||8.2%||97||18||18.6%||142|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||20||6||8||6||0||2||148||13.5%||14||2||14.3%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||203||57||69||64||13||11||1971||10.3%||178||27||15.2%||327|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||113||36||32||36||9||5||957||11.8%||97||15||15.5%||189|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||4||6||2||2||0||165||8.5%||9||0||0.0%||24|
|EDDIE LACK (All Games)||14||12||323||290||89.8%||2||5-7||-2.6||5-7-0||-2||5-6|
|EDDIE LACK (Road Games)||7||7||178||154||86.5%||1||2-5||-3.4||2-5-0||-3||4-3|
|EDDIE LACK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||104||94.5%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)||4||3||92||80||87.0%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Road Games)||2||2||43||36||83.7%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||92||80||87.0%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (All Games)||1||0||17||17||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (Road Games)||1||0||17||17||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX NEDELJKOVIC (Last 4 Games)||1||0||17||17||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||55||55||1533||1386||90.4%||2||24-31||-11||24-31-0||-11||23-28|
|CAM WARD (Road Games)||26||26||718||641||89.3%||0||7-19||-10.4||7-19-0||-11||10-13|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||131||117||89.3%||0||1-3||-2.3||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16-19-0||-8.9||16-19||-8.9||17-15||2.6||34.8||3.0||32.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.4||2-3||-0.4||2-3||2.8||31.6||2.8||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||71||180||65||52||51||12||13||2301||7.8%||234||39||16.7%||295|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||35||91||32||24||28||7||7||1217||7.5%||124||20||16.1%||147|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||6||5||2||1||1||158||8.9%||16||2||12.5%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||204||61||70||62||11||14||2266||9.0%||221||30||13.6%||316|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||105||36||31||35||3||9||1132||9.3%||108||15||13.9%||156|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||4||7||3||0||0||158||8.9%||18||3||16.7%||24|
|RETO BERRA (All Games)||1||0||8||8||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RETO BERRA (Home Games)||1||0||8||8||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||40||39||1216||1112||91.4%||2||18-21||-6.8||18-21-0||-8||17-16|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Home Games)||20||19||618||565||91.4%||0||10-9||-2.6||10-9-0||-3||9-7|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||93||92.1%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||1-1|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||36||32||1034||948||91.7%||1||13-19||-6.3||13-19-0||-6||13-15|
|JAMES REIMER (Home Games)||17||16||499||456||91.4%||0||6-10||-6.4||6-10-0||-5||8-8|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||113||91.1%||1||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 3.15, FLORIDA 3.11|
|2/24/2017||OTTAWA||3-0||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||U|
|2/26/2017||CALGARY||1-3||L||0, -125||L||5 ov||U|
|2/28/2017||at FLORIDA||2-3||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||P|
|3/1/2017||at TAMPA BAY||3-4||L||0, +180||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/3/2017||ARIZONA||2-4||L||0, -280||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/5/2017||at ARIZONA||2-1||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/7/2017||at COLORADO||1-3||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||U|
|3/9/2017||NY RANGERS||4-3||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/11/2017||TORONTO||2-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/13/2017||at NY ISLANDERS||8-4||W||0, +110||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/14/2017||NY ISLANDERS||2-3||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/16/2017||MINNESOTA||3-1||W||0, +125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/18/2017||NASHVILLE||4-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/19/2017||at PHILADELPHIA||3-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/21/2017||at FLORIDA|| |
|3/23/2017||at MONTREAL|| |
|3/25/2017||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/22/2017||EDMONTON||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/24/2017||CALGARY||2-4||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/26/2017||OTTAWA||1-2||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|2/28/2017||CAROLINA||3-2||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||P|
|3/2/2017||at PHILADELPHIA||1-2||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/4/2017||DALLAS||1-2||L||0, -160||L||6 un||U|
|3/7/2017||NY RANGERS||2-5||L||0, -145||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/10/2017||MINNESOTA||4-7||L||0, -120||L||5.5 ev||O|
|3/11/2017||at TAMPA BAY||2-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2017||TORONTO||7-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/16/2017||at COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, +150||L||5.5 ev||U|
|3/17/2017||at NY RANGERS||4-3||W||0, +160||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/19/2017||at PITTSBURGH||0-4||L||0, +160||L||6 ev||U|
|3/27/2017||at BUFFALO|| |
|3/28/2017||at TORONTO|| |
|3/30/2017||at MONTREAL|| |
|4/1/2017||at BOSTON|| |
|CAROLINA: LAST SEASON: 35-31-16, 86 points. Sixth place in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: Bill Peters (third season, third NHL season).
ADDED: RW Lee Stempniak, RW Sebastian Aho, LW Teuvo Teravainen.
LOST: C Riley Nash, LW Nathan Gerbe, D James Wisniewski.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Teravainen. The Hurricanes were thrilled to pick him up over the summer in a trade with Chicago, and now that he's out of the shadow of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, they're counting on him to seize the opportunity to be a headliner. The 22-year-old has 17 goals and 27 assists in 115 career games.
OUTLOOK: Carolina is tired of hearing about its longest-in-the-East postseason drought, and might have the team to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2009. The Hurricanes will need Teravainen, Sebastian Aho and the rest of their young forwards to play beyond their ages ' like their inexperienced defensemen did a year ago ' if they want their season to finally extend past mid-April.
|FLORIDA: LAST SEASON: 47-26-9, 103 points. Won Atlantic Division. Lost to New York Islanders in Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
COACH: Gerard Gallant (third season, sixth NHL season).
ADDED: D Keith Yandle, G James Reimer, G Reto Berra, D Mark Pysyk, D Jason Demers, LW Jared McCann.
LOST: D Erik Gudbranson, D Willie Mitchell, D Dmitry Kulikov, D Brian Campbell, G Al Montoya, LW Lawson Crouse, C Dave Bolland, RW Jiri Hudler.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Aaron Ekblad. The All-Star is still only 20, is entering his third season and was years from being born when Jaromir Jagr started his NHL career. But after big changes on the blue line this summer, Ekblad now has a leadership role and Florida is convinced he's ready for the responsibility.
OUTLOOK: Getting back to the playoffs won't be enough to satisfy this team. The ownership group led by Vincent Viola and Doug Cifu has committed big money with the expectation of winning now, and for older ' but still crucial ' players like Jagr and Roberto Luongo the window to hoist the Stanley Cup isn't as open as it once seemed.
|Hurricanes, Panthers still in playoff hunt|
The Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes both had their playoff hopes take a major hit on Sunday, but the losses occurred in completely different ways.
Florida (31-29-11) concluded a three-game road trip in Pittsburgh with a 4-0 loss to the Penguins on Sunday behind the 10th career hat trick by star center Sidney Crosby and a 21-save effort by goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
Carolina (30-27-13) is 5-2-3 in the past 10 games after losing 4-3 in overtime at Philadelphia on Sunday.
The Panthers return to South Florida to host the Hurricanes on Tuesday at BB&T Center.
Florida's whitewashing at the hands of the reigning Stanley Cup champions was painful. The Panthers earned a tough 4-3 win the night before over the New York Rangers after a game-winning shootout goal by center Aleksander Barkov.
The loss left Florida interim head coach Tom Rowe in a state of reflection, wondering what next year held for a club that many felt would be in the postseason this season after an active free-agency period and multiple trades.
"We have a lot of good pieces. It's just we have to re-evaluate when the season's over. ... These are the days when it really feels painful," Rowe told NHL.com after the shutout loss.
Since the Panthers' 2-1 decision over St. Louis on Feb. 20 -- a victory that capped a team-record five-win road trip -- the club has recorded just three wins and one overtime loss in its last 13 games.
Those seven points out of a possible 26 all but decimated Florida's playoff chances.
No. 1 goaltender Roberto Luongo remains out with a lower-body injury, turning over all the starting duties to backup James Reimer. Trade-deadline acquisition Thomas Vanek has been a solid addition, recording seven points (goal, six assists) in nine games while averaging 13:32 of time on ice.
Florida center Vincent Trocheck, a Pittsburgh native, was disappointed by his team's performance in his hometown.
"I'm hoping we can turn things around and play the right way just for our team for the future," he told the Sun Sentinel.
Carolina is in a similar situation to Florida, but the Hurricanes hold a game in hand over the Panthers.
The loss in Philadelphia was a hard one for the Hurricanes to absorb. Elias Lindholm, Jeff Skinner and Jordan Staal helped Carolina to a 3-2 lead in the final minute, but Philadelphia's Travis Konecny tied the game with 42.9 seconds remaining.
Brayden Schenn then scored 38 seconds into overtime to hamper Carolina's playoff chances, too, as the team failed to earn an all-important second point on the road when victory was in sight.
"It's never a fun way to lose when you're up with 30 seconds to go," said Staal, whose scored a power-play goal with 8:11 remaining in regulation to give the Hurricanes a lead. "It's nice to get a point, but it would have been better with two."
South Florida is the second stop on the team's four-game road trip. The Hurricanes will finish up with games in Montreal and New Jersey this week.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2017 2:50:16 AM EST|