|53||PITTSBURGH||+100||Ov 5.5,-105||+100||Ov 5.5,+105|
|54||NY RANGERS||-120||Un 5.5,-115||-120||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||23-21-0||-3.5||23-21||-3.5||24-15||3.3||33.6||3.0||27.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.6||2-3||-2.6||3-2||4.6||30.6||5.2||27.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||88||308||91||98||108||11||12||2960||10.4%||318||66||20.8%||519|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||44||146||37||52||52||5||10||1478||9.9%||162||34||21.0%||237|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||23||10||11||2||0||0||153||15.0%||26||9||34.6%||41|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||30||107||35||37||34||1||5||984||10.9%||112||24||21.4%||187|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||251||72||86||86||7||12||2412||10.4%||292||45||15.4%||426|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||134||39||46||45||4||8||1204||11.1%||159||27||17.0%||224|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||26||12||7||7||0||2||139||18.7%||22||11||50.0%||40|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||95||33||32||28||2||7||801||11.9%||112||26||23.2%||155|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)||73||70||1925||1746||90.7%||3||45-25||+8.4||45-25-0||+11||34-26|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Road Games)||34||32||862||779||90.4%||1||19-13||+3.3||19-13-0||+5||16-11|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (vs. Division)||30||30||763||679||89.0%||2||15-15||-9.1||15-15-0||-7||15-10|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||86||85.1%||0||2-2||-0.6||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)||17||14||365||321||87.9%||1||5-9||-6.5||5-9-0||-4||9-5|
|BRENT JOHNSON (Road Games)||13||11||309||274||88.7%||1||4-7||-5||4-7-0||-3||7-4|
|BRENT JOHNSON (vs. Division)||3||0||24||20||83.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRENT JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)||4||2||69||60||87.0%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||2-0|
|BRAD THIESSEN (All Games)||5||4||113||97||85.8%||0||3-1||+1.2||3-1-0||+1||3-1|
|BRAD THIESSEN (Road Games)||1||1||28||20||71.4%||0||0-1||-1.8||0-1-0||-2||1-0|
|BRAD THIESSEN (vs. Division)||1||0||7||7||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRAD THIESSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||89||75||84.3%||0||2-1||+0.2||2-1-0||0||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||33-19-0||+3.8||33-19||+3.8||21-20||2.7||30.2||2.1||25.3|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.8||1-4||-3.8||4-1||2.2||27.8||3.0||27.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||102||269||65||97||93||14||16||2924||9.2%||353||56||15.9%||465|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||52||141||35||51||46||9||10||1570||9.0%||185||29||15.7%||244|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||1||5||5||0||1||139||7.9%||12||2||16.7%||19|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||30||84||18||32||33||1||8||855||9.8%||100||20||20.0%||153|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||228||63||80||75||10||17||2838||8.0%||330||47||14.2%||400|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||111||29||37||42||3||7||1317||8.4%||152||23||15.1%||191|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||8||1||5||1||2||139||10.8%||19||3||15.8%||30|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||73||23||21||26||3||8||860||8.5%||112||17||15.2%||135|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||21||20||519||469||90.4%||2||12-8||+2.3||12-8-0||+2||10-6|
|MARTIN BIRON (Home Games)||8||8||196||176||89.8%||1||6-2||+3.5||6-2-0||+3||6-1|
|MARTIN BIRON (vs. Division)||5||5||145||128||88.3%||0||1-4||-3.9||1-4-0||-4||5-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||99||87.6%||0||1-3||-2.1||1-3-0||-2||3-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||82||82||2307||2146||93.0%||7||49-33||+5.5||49-33-0||+5||27-32|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||44||44||1116||1032||92.5%||6||27-17||+0.3||27-17-0||-3||15-19|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||25||25||709||661||93.2%||5||16-9||+4.8||16-9-0||+6||13-9|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||100||90.9%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PITTSBURGH 3.09, NY RANGERS 3.17|
|1/19/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||3-1||W||0, -125||W||6 ov||U|
|1/20/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|1/25/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|1/27/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|1/29/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|1/31/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|1/19/2013||at BOSTON||1-3||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||U|
|1/24/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PITTSBURGH-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Penguins-Rangers Preview* ==========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Pittsburgh (0-0-0) at New York (0-0-0), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Pittsburgh Penguins kicked off the abbreviated season with a gritty win in front of an unfriendly crowd.
Coach Dan Bylsma's team figures to be in for more of the same with a visit to Madison Square Garden in store.
Hoping to build on its strong opening performance, Pittsburgh tries for a fifth consecutive victory over the Atlantic Division-rival New York Rangers on Sunday night.
After falling to Philadelphia in the first round of last season's playoffs, the Penguins (1-0-0) got a bit of revenge Saturday with a 3-1 victory over the Flyers. Left wingers Tyler Kennedy and James Neal tallied early first-period goals for Pittsburgh, which held Philadelphia scoreless on five power-play opportunities.
Defenseman Paul Martin notched his second assist on Chris Kunitz's empty-netter in the final seconds.
"Well, it's been a long time since we played, but I think the energy is there," said captain Sidney Crosby, who went without a point. "There are a lot of guys in here who are comfortable with each other and I think that will help in the early going.
"This is a tough place to play, for sure. We saw exactly what we expected out there, tough crowd, tough team, but it's a good experience for us, and we'll take it."
Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves to earn career win No. 227, surpassing Tom Barrasso for the most in team history, but Pittsburgh will get a look at its new backup on Sunday. Hoping to acquire a solid second goaltender after Fleury's struggles against the Flyers in the playoffs, the Penguins traded for Tomas Vokoun, and the two-time All-Star will make his debut Sunday.
The Penguins hope Vokoun can help them continue their success against the Rangers (0-1-0), whom they had their way with toward the end of last season. Pittsburgh suffered back-to-back losses to New York before outscoring coach John Tortorella's team 16-5 during a four-game winning streak.
Vokoun is 6-2-1 with a 1.64 goals-against average in his last nine starts against the Rangers.
Henrik Lundqvist's season, meanwhile, got off to a rough start Saturday in a 3-1 loss at Boston. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner allowed all three goals as the Rangers, who went 0 for 5 on the man advantage, were outshot 34-21.
"This is a tough matchup," center Brad Richards said after scoring the team's only goal. "It's a good matchup for the first night, to see where you are at."
New York had a chance to tie the score with a 5-on-3 power play in the third period, but only managed two shots during the 90-second stretch.
"If we score a goal there ...," captain Ryan Callahan said. "It definitely hurts momentum. That's how it works in this league. You can't be discouraged by that."
Rick Nash, acquired from Columbus in a blockbuster five-player deal in the offseason, tallied an assist in his Rangers debut. He has five goals and five assists in 10 career games against the Penguins.
Lundqvist went 12-1-1 with a 1.67 GAA over his first 14 home matchups against Pittsburgh, but he's gone 2-4-2 with a 3.34 GAA in his last eight. The Penguins are 7-2-0 at MSG over the previous three seasons.
While Crosby didn't get on the board Saturday, he's recorded 10 goals and 17 assists during a 14-game point streak in this series.
|Last Updated: 2/27/2015 7:38:32 AM EST|