|59||OTTAWA||-110||Ov 5.5,+105||-130||Ov 5.5,+115|
|60||FLORIDA||-110||Un 5.5,-125||+110||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-0-0||+1||1-0||+1||0-1||4.0||37.0||1.0||28.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-0-0||+2||2-0||+2||0-2||4.0||37.0||0.5||29.5|
|Team Stats (All Games)||2||8||2||2||4||0||0||74||10.8%||6||2||33.3%||12|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1||4||1||1||2||0||0||37||10.8%||2||1||50.0%||6|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||2||8||2||2||4||0||0||74||10.8%||6||2||33.3%||12|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||1||1||0||0||0||0||59||1.7%||9||1||11.1%||2|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||1||1||0||0||0||0||28||3.6%||6||1||16.7%||2|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||1||1||0||0||0||0||59||1.7%||9||1||11.1%||2|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||2||2||59||58||98.3%||1||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Road Games)||1||1||28||27||96.4%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||2||2||59||58||98.3%||1||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN BISHOP (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-0-0||+1||1-0||+1||1-0||5.0||25.0||1.0||42.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-2-0||-1||1-2||-1||1-2||2.0||28.0||3.0||37.3|
|Team Stats (All Games)||3||6||4||2||0||0||0||84||7.1%||17||4||23.5%||10|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1||5||4||1||0||0||0||25||20.0%||6||3||50.0%||8|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||3||6||4||2||0||0||0||84||7.1%||17||4||23.5%||10|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||9||3||4||2||0||0||112||8.0%||16||3||18.7%||16|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||1||0||1||0||0||0||42||2.4%||6||0||0.0%||2|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||3||4||2||0||0||112||8.0%||16||3||18.7%||16|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (All Games)||1||1||33||29||87.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Last 4 Games)||1||1||33||29||87.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOSE THEODORE (All Games)||2||2||79||74||93.7%||1||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|JOSE THEODORE (Home Games)||1||1||42||41||97.6%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|JOSE THEODORE (Last 4 Games)||2||2||79||74||93.7%||1||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 2.59, FLORIDA 2.89|
|1/19/2013||at WINNIPEG||4-1||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/21/2013||FLORIDA||4-0||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|1/25/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/1/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|2/3/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|1/19/2013||CAROLINA||5-1||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|1/21/2013||at OTTAWA||0-4||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/22/2013||at MONTREAL||1-4||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/29/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/3/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
LAST SEASON: 41-31-10, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in first round
COACH: Paul MacLean, 2nd season with Senators and NHL, 41-31-10.
ADDED: RW Guillaume Latendresse, D Marc Methot, D Mike Lundin.
LOST: LW Nick Foligno, C Zenon Konopka, LW Nikita Filatov, D Matt Carkner, D Filip Kuba.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Erik Karlsson's continued emergence as the NHL's top play-making defenseman. The 22-year-old Swede won his first Norris Trophy in only his second NHL season after leading all blue-liners with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists).
OUTLOOK: A surprising run to the playoffs led to captain Daniel Alfredsson's decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. The Senators have the capacity to build on last year under the firm direction of MacLean, the longtime Red Wings' assistant, who had an impressive debut as a first-time head coach.
LAST SEASON: 38-26-18, 94 points. Lost to New Jersey 4-3 in first round.
COACH: Kevin Dineen, 2nd season with Panthers, 38-26-18; 2nd overall in NHL.
ADDED: D Filip Kuba, C Peter Mueller, RW George Parros, RW Alex Kovalev.
LOST: D Jason Garrison, LW Wojtek Wolski, C John Madden.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Kovalev. He's still strong and talented, and could be the perfect fit for a second line that sometimes struggled with scoring a year ago. Plus, considering how much Florida struggles with shootouts, someone like Kovalev could pay immediate dividends.
OUTLOOK: Most of the team that won the Southeast Division title last season is back. The Panthers might have one of the best 1-2 goaltending combos in the league with Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen. If health isn't an issue, the Panthers could go deeper in the playoffs this time around.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (OTTAWA-FLORIDA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
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*Senators-Panthers Preview* ===========================
By CHRIS ALTRUDA STATS Editor
Ottawa (2-0-0) at Florida (1-2-0), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Ottawa Senators' hopes of building on their surprising success from last season likely hinge on the scoring depth that develops beyond their first line.
While it's only two games into the season, Kyle Turris appears ready to be a key player in those plans.
Turris tries to build on his two-goal effort and help the Senators beat the Florida Panthers for the second straight game Thursday night in Sunrise.
The 23-year-old center was acquired from Phoenix last season and instantly clicked in Ottawa, totaling 12 goals and 29 points in 49 games to help the Senators (2-0-0) reach the playoffs. They pushed the top-seeded New York Rangers to seven games before being eliminated in the first round.
Turris, who scored in overtime in Game 4 of that series, has tallied in both of Ottawa's wins this season and posted his fifth career two-goal game in Monday's 4-0 home victory over Florida. He appears to have found a niche with Ottawa's top six forwards among veterans Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek as well as Guillaume Latendresse and rookie Jakob Silfverberg, who netted his first NHL goal Monday.
"I feel pretty good," said Turris, who played in Finland during the lockout after spending the summer training in Ottawa. "I feel like I have a lot of energy and good jump and just want to keep it going."
Craig Anderson likely will start again after notching his 20th career shutout Monday with 31 saves for the Senators, who seek their first 3-0-0 start since winning their first five games in 2007-08. Anderson, who has stopped 58 of 59 shots in Ottawa's two wins, is 7-0-0 with a 1.56 goals-against average against the Panthers over the past two years.
"I'm making the saves I need to and the team is not giving up the opportunities to require me to do anything spectacular," Anderson said following practice Tuesday.
Florida's offense again was not spectacular at its next stop in Canada, falling 4-1 Tuesday night at Montreal. Since getting four goals in the first 17:27 of their season-opening 5-1 victory over Carolina, the Panthers (1-2-0) have scored just twice, and they showed little jump in their third game in four nights.
Tomas Kopecky's power-play goal 4:33 into the second period ended a scoring drought of 120 minutes, 58 seconds. Four of the team's six goals have come on the power play, but the Panthers also yielded three goals in 10 penalty kills in their back-to-back road defeats.
"We've got some new guys, some new faces and we haven't had a lot of time to practice so we have to learn on the fly," center Stephen Weiss told the league's official website. "It's not the end of the world, we lost two in a row and we just have to regroup and stay positive."
Jose Theodore, who made 33 saves Monday, may again face the Senators considering Scott Clemmensen has lost his last four starts against them while allowing at least four goals in each. Clemmensen stopped 29 shots in his season debut Tuesday.
Ottawa has won 10 of the last 11 between the teams, with Florida's lone win a 4-2 home victory March 4.
|Last Updated: 10/1/2014 7:20:07 PM EST|