|65||NASHVILLE||+105||Ov 5.5,+120||-115||Ov 5.5,+120|
|66||ANAHEIM||-125||Un 5.5,-140||-105||Un 5.5,-140|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-1-0||+0.4||1-1||+0.4||0-2||1.5||19.5||2.0||27.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-3-0||-2.4||1-3||-2.4||1-3||2.0||24.2||2.7||30.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||4||8||5||1||2||0||0||97||8.2%||14||4||28.6%||13|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2||3||1||0||2||0||0||39||7.7%||7||1||14.3%||3|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||4||8||5||1||2||0||0||97||8.2%||14||4||28.6%||13|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||11||5||2||2||2||2||121||9.1%||11||3||27.3%||16|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||4||2||1||1||0||0||54||7.4%||7||1||14.3%||6|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||5||2||2||2||2||121||9.1%||11||3||27.3%||16|
|CHRIS MASON (All Games)||1||1||30||29||96.7%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|CHRIS MASON (Road Games)||1||1||30||29||96.7%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|CHRIS MASON (Last 4 Games)||1||1||30||29||96.7%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||3||3||91||83||91.2%||1||0-3||-3.7||0-3-0||-4||1-2|
|PEKKA RINNE (Road Games)||1||1||24||21||87.5%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||3||3||91||83||91.2%||1||0-3||-3.7||0-3-0||-4||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||0-1-0||-1.2||0-1||-1.2||0-1||0.0||30.0||5.0||34.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-1-0||+1.2||2-1||+1.2||2-1||4.0||26.7||4.0||29.3|
|Team Stats (All Games)||3||12||5||4||3||0||0||80||15.0%||7||3||42.9%||21|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||30||0.0%||2||0||0.0%||0|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||3||12||5||4||3||0||0||80||15.0%||7||3||42.9%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||12||6||2||4||0||0||88||13.6%||16||7||43.7%||21|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||5||2||1||2||0||0||34||14.7%||9||3||33.3%||7|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||6||2||4||0||0||88||13.6%||16||7||43.7%||21|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS HILLER (All Games)||3||3||88||76||86.4%||0||2-1||+1.2||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|JONAS HILLER (Home Games)||1||1||34||29||85.3%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||3||3||88||76||86.4%||0||2-1||+1.2||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NASHVILLE 3.25, ANAHEIM 2.98|
|1/19/2013||COLUMBUS||2-3||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/21/2013||ST LOUIS||3-4||L||0, +105||L||5 ov||O|
|1/22/2013||at MINNESOTA||3-1||W||0, +135||W||5 ov||U|
|1/24/2013||at ST LOUIS||0-3||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||U|
|1/26/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|1/28/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|1/31/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/2/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|2/5/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|1/19/2013||at VANCOUVER||7-3||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/21/2013||at CALGARY||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/25/2013||VANCOUVER||0-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/29/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|2/2/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/4/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|2/6/2013||at COLORADO|| |
LAST SEASON: 48-26-8, 104 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-1 in Western semifinals.
COACH: Barry Trotz, 14th season, all with Predators, 503-424-60.
ADDED: D Scott Hannan, G Chris Mason. Re-signed forwards Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn, Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad to multi-year deals along with D Hal Gill and Kevin Klein.
LOST: D Ryan Suter, F Jordin Tootoo, D Francis Bouillon, F Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Roman Josi. The Predators will start pairing the 22-year-old defenseman with captain Shea Weber trying to replace Suter, who averaged a team-high 26 minutes and 30 seconds of ice time per game last season. Josi averaged 18:23 with the Predators going 34-15-3 with him in the lineup last season and 14-11-5 without him.
OUTLOOK: With Weber and goalie Pekka Rinne now signed through the next six years, the Predators believe that core and youth has them primed to build on consecutive trips to the Western Conference semifinals and get them to the Stanley Cup.
LAST SEASON: 34-36-12, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 11th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Bruce Boudreau, 2nd season with Ducks, 27-23-8; 6th overall, 228-111-48 in NHL.
ADDED: D Bryan Allen, D Sheldon Souray, G Viktor Fasth, LW Daniel Winnik, RW Brad Staubitz.
LOST: D Lubomir Visnovsky, LW Niklas Hagman, D Sheldon Brookbank, G Dan Ellis.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Ryan Getzlaf. The Ducks' top playmaker heads into his contract year coming off the worst statistical season of his decorated career. The NHL and Olympic champion needs a huge season with Corey Perry, who's also heading for free agency.
OUTLOOK: Anaheim bolstered its defense with Allen and Souray, but largely kept its offense intact despite last season's disappointments. Even with few changes, the Ducks believe their star-studded veteran roster should be in the playoff hunt again
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NASHVILLE-ANAHEIM) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Predators-Ducks Preview* =========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Nashville (1-1-2) at Anaheim (2-1-0), 10:30 p.m. EDT
The Nashville Predators tend to have little trouble with the Anaheim Ducks.
Both teams had plenty of it while trying to put the puck in the net their last time out.
The Predators look to continue their dominance of the Ducks on Saturday night, when both clubs attempt to bounce back from their first shutout losses of the season.
Nashville (1-1-2) has won six in a row over Anaheim (2-1-0) and 12 of the past 15 meetings, and that includes ousting the Ducks in six games in a 2011 first-round playoff series.
The Predators followed that up by outscoring them 13-5 in last season's four matchups. They took the most recent meeting in Anaheim 3-1 on March 18, doing all of their scoring in the final period.
Nashville, though, wasn't that effective offensively Thursday, losing 3-0 at St. Louis while mustering a season-low 13 shots. That came two days after the club opened its franchise record-tying seven-game road trip with a 3-1 win at Minnesota.
"We didn't have too many quality chances," captain Shea Weber told the team's official website Thursday. "They just played a lot better than we did. They just beat us all over the ice."
The Ducks may feel the same way after being routed 5-0 by Vancouver in their home opener Friday, accumulating a season-high 31 penalty minutes while allowing the Canucks to go 3 for 9 on the power play.
"It was a weird feeling. The puck was bouncing around a little bit, and things never really settled down for us," captain Ryan Getzlaf said. "We obviously got in penalty trouble. I wouldn't say it's a concern, but special teams are a huge part of it. We lost on special teams. We didn't do ourselves any favors."
Anaheim is allowing opponents to go 7 of 16 on the man-advantage, but the issue was masked while winning the first two games behind 12 total goals.
Daniel Winnik was the biggest surprise of those contests, scoring four and assisting on another after he managed eight goals with Colorado and San Jose last season. The left wing doesn't have a point with a minus-3 rating over his past four games against Nashville.
Getzlaf and Corey Perry have also struggled against the Predators, failing to score in the last six meetings.
Bobby Ryan's drought is up to 11 regular-season games, and he hasn't found the net yet - the third season in a row he's gone the first three games without a goal.
Nashville could use some production from Patric Hornqvist, who has been kept off the scoresheet for back-to-back games after getting one goal and three assists in the first two. Facing the Ducks may get him going again. He has 17 points in his past 17 over all meetings, including 10 in his last seven visits to Anaheim.
Martin Erat, two goals and two assists so far, managed a point in each of last season's games with the Ducks.
The Predators may give Pekka Rinne the nod in net since he's 9-2-2 with a 1.96 goals-against average in 13 career regular-season matchups. However, he's 0-1-2 this season after making 21 saves Thursday.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 8:29:57 PM EST|