|1||WINNIPEG||+175||Ov 5.5,-120||+160||Ov 5.5,-115|
|2||BOSTON||-205||Un 5.5,+100||-185||Un 5.5,-105|
|Last 5 Games||0-1-0||-1.2||0-1||-1.2||0-1||1.0||28.0||4.0||37.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||28||3.6%||6||1||16.7%||2|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||28||3.6%||6||1||16.7%||2|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||4||1||1||2||0||0||37||10.8%||2||1||50.0%||6|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||4||1||1||2||0||0||37||10.8%||2||1||50.0%||6|
|AL MONTOYA (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|AL MONTOYA (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||1||1||37||33||89.2%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||1||1||37||33||89.2%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-0-0||+1||1-0||+1||0-1||3.0||34.0||1.0||21.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-0-0||+1||1-0||+1||0-1||3.0||34.0||1.0||21.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||1||3||1||1||1||0||0||34||8.8%||7||0||0.0%||4|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1||3||1||1||1||0||0||34||8.8%||7||0||0.0%||4|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||1||3||1||1||1||0||0||34||8.8%||7||0||0.0%||4|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||1||0||1||0||0||0||21||4.8%||5||0||0.0%||2|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||1||0||1||0||0||0||21||4.8%||5||0||0.0%||2|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||1||0||1||0||0||0||21||4.8%||5||0||0.0%||2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||1||1||21||20||95.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)||1||1||21||20||95.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||1||1||21||20||95.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|TIM THOMAS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TIM THOMAS (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: WINNIPEG 3.31, BOSTON 2.96|
|1/19/2013||OTTAWA||1-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/21/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|1/22/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|1/27/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|1/29/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|1/31/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|2/1/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|1/19/2013||NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||U|
|1/23/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|1/25/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|1/28/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|1/29/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
LAST SEASON: 37-35-10, 84 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Claude Noel, 2nd season with Jets, 37-35-10; 3rd overall, 47-43-16 in NHL.
ADDED: C Olli Jokinen, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky, G Al Montoya.
LOST: G Chris Mason, LW Tanner Glass, RW Tim Stapleton, D Mark Flood.
PLAYER TO WATCH: After nearly making the team out of training camp last season, 19-year-old center Mark Scheifele is eager for another shot this year. He's a dependable two-way forward who's enjoyed a solid first half of the season playing for Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League.
OUTLOOK: Will the honeymoon of the NHL's return to Winnipeg be over after last season? The former Atlanta Thrashers are still stuck in what's becoming a tough Southeast Division. And until the NHL realigns its divisions, the Jets are still stuck with a grueling travel schedule that could wear them down in a tightly packed 48-game schedule.
LAST SEASON: 49-29-4, 102 points. Lost to Washington 4-3 in first round.
COACH: Claude Julien, 6th season with Bruins, 228-132-50; 10th overall, 347-218-10-73 in NHL.
ADDED: D Dougie Hamilton (rookie). F Chris Bourque.
LOST: G Tim Thomas (suspended). F Marc Savard (concussions).
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Tuukka Rask. With Thomas, the two-time Vezina Trophy winner, opting to take a year off, the Bruins will rely on former backup Rask as the primary goaltender. He won the job from Thomas in 2009-10, posting a 1.97 GAA. Anton Khudobin will be the backup.
OUTLOOK: The Bruins are essentially the same team that won the Stanley Cup two years ago - with the important exception of Thomas. The enigmatic Conn Smythe Trophy winner from the title run surprised the team by deciding to take a year off to rest. He will be placed on the suspended list.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (WINNIPEG-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Jets-Bruins Preview* =====================
By TOM CASTRO STATS Senior Editor
Winnipeg (0-1-0) at Boston (1-0-0), 1:00 p.m. EDT
Despite the long lockout, the Boston Bruins appeared to be in midseason form in winning their opener. They should have a good chance to make it two in a row with the Winnipeg Jets in town Monday.
The Bruins look to make it 11 straight home victories over a Jets team that, in contrast, looked rusty in dropping its first game.
Boston got goals from Milan Lucic, Daniel Paille and Johnny Boychuk and a strong performance from Tuukka Rask in net as it defeated the New York Rangers 3-1 on Saturday. The Bruins outshot the Rangers 34-21 and played a physical and sound defensive game despite the long layoff.
Twelve Bruins played in Europe during the lockout, more than any other team.
"It really helped with my conditioning," said Boychuk, who played in Austria. "It's good that a lot of guys went over there and got the feel of game play instead of sitting around doing nothing."
Boston's conditioning appeared to be a factor in holding New York scoreless on a 5-on-3 power play with the Bruins up one in the third period.
For one game at least, Rask appeared up to the challenge of replacing two-time Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas, who is sitting out the season.
"I don't really have any complaints about anyone on our team tonight, because I thought from top to bottom we were a pretty good hockey club," coach Claude Julien told the team's official website.
Julien also can't complain about how his team has fared against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise at home of late, as the Bruins' win streak in the series in Boston dates to Dec. 31, 2007. The Bruins, though, have lost two of the last three matchups, falling 4-2 in the most recent one Feb. 17.
For the Jets to end their road skid against the Bruins, they'll have to be much more sharp than they were in a 4-1 loss to Ottawa on Saturday. Winnipeg was outshot 37-28 and appeared to fade in the third, when they were outscored 2-0 and outshot 13-8.
"We had things going our way and did the simple things and kept the pace up pretty well," said defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, who gave the Jets the lead six minutes into the game. "We quit getting the bounces in the second and third and let them get ahead. At times, I felt it was sloppy. It's something where we're going to have to keep working and playing as a group. It's only one game."
Winnipeg, though, would like to avoid a repeat of its staggering start last season, when it dropped its first three games and five of six.
Rask hasn't had great results in his three starts against the Jets since the club's move from Atlanta, going 1-2-0 with a 3.05 goals-against average.
Bryan Little had three goals for Winnipeg as it split the 2011-12 season series with Boston 2-2. David Krejci had a goal and three assists for the Bruins.
|Last Updated: 2/1/2015 2:13:04 PM EST|