|57||COLORADO||+115||Ov 5.5,+100||+110||Ov 5.5,+105|
|58||EDMONTON||-135||Un 5.5,-120||-130||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||0-2-0||-2||0-2||-2||1-1||1.0||25.5||4.0||39.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-2-0||+0.1||2-2||+0.1||1-3||2.2||27.5||2.2||35.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||4||9||3||0||6||0||0||110||8.2%||12||1||8.3%||16|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2||2||1||0||1||0||0||51||3.9%||5||0||0.0%||4|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||4||9||3||0||6||0||0||110||8.2%||12||1||8.3%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||1||2||1||0||1||0||0||27||7.4%||3||0||0.0%||4|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||9||3||5||1||0||0||140||6.4%||25||5||20.0%||18|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||8||2||5||1||0||0||78||10.3%||13||5||38.5%||16|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||3||5||1||0||0||140||6.4%||25||5||20.0%||18|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||4||0||3||1||0||0||35||11.4%||7||2||28.6%||8|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (All Games)||1||0||17||17||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Road Games)||1||0||17||17||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Last 4 Games)||1||0||17||17||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)||4||4||123||114||92.7%||1||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Road Games)||2||2||61||53||86.9%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (vs. Division)||1||1||35||31||88.6%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||114||92.7%||1||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-1-0||+0.1||1-1||+0.1||1-1||2.5||34.0||3.5||31.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-2-0||+0.2||2-2||+0.2||2-2||2.7||30.0||3.2||31.5|
|Team Stats (All Games)||4||11||2||3||4||2||1||120||9.2%||22||6||27.3%||19|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2||5||1||1||2||1||0||68||7.4%||14||3||21.4%||10|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||4||11||2||3||4||2||1||120||9.2%||22||6||27.3%||19|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||2||6||1||2||2||1||1||52||11.5%||8||3||37.5%||9|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||13||9||4||0||0||0||126||10.3%||24||4||16.7%||23|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||7||6||1||0||0||0||62||11.3%||13||3||23.1%||13|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||9||4||0||0||0||126||10.3%||24||4||16.7%||23|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||6||3||3||0||0||0||64||9.4%||11||1||9.1%||10|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Home Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Last 4 Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||4||4||112||99||88.4%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Home Games)||2||2||48||41||85.4%||0||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (vs. Division)||2||2||64||58||90.6%||0||1-1||+0.2||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||99||88.4%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: COLORADO 3.46, EDMONTON 3.52|
|1/19/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||O|
|1/22/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||U|
|1/24/2013||COLUMBUS||4-0||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||at SAN JOSE||0-4||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/28/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|1/30/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|1/31/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|1/20/2013||at VANCOUVER||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/22/2013||SAN JOSE||3-6||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/24/2013||LOS ANGELES||2-1||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||U|
|1/26/2013||at CALGARY||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/30/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|1/31/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|2/2/2013||at COLORADO|| |
LAST SEASON: 41-35-6, 88 points. Missed postseason.
COACH: Joe Sacco, 4th season with Avalanche, 114-109-23.
ADDED: RW P.A. Parenteau, C John Mitchell, D Greg Zanon
LOST: C Peter Mueller, C Jay McClement, C Joakim Lindstrom.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Gabriel Landeskog. The Avalanche believe so highly in the 20-year-old that they made him the youngest captain in NHL history. Landeskog is coming off a stellar season in which he won the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie.
OUTLOOK: The Avs will have plenty of scoring punch - even more if they can sign restricted free-agent center Ryan O'Reilly - but to return to the playoffs for the first time in three seasons will largely depend on the play of goaltender Semyon Varlamov. He had a 2.59 goals-against average in his first season in Colorado after being acquired from Washington for a first-round pick. The Avs expect big things out of the young netminder.
LAST SEASON: 32-40-10, 74 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 14th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Ralph Krueger, 1st year.
ADDED: LW Nail Yakupov, D Justin Schultz, D Mark Fistric.
LOST: D Cam Barker.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Yakupov was the first pick in the draft and will take his skillful shot to the second line with the slick-passing Ales Hemsky and steady center Sam Gagner. But Schultz could be a big help for the blue line, after signing with the Oilers this summer following a standout college career at Wisconsin.
OUTLOOK: Krueger was promoted this summer after spending the last two seasons as an assistant for the Oilers. The former Swiss national team coach has a tall task in front of him, to try to guide the team to the playoffs for the first time since the Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2006. He has plenty of emerging stars to help him, though, even if the lineup isn't that deep. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall will lead the way, having signed huge contract extensions over the summer and recently earned alternate captain status. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first pick in the 2011 draft, will join them on a first line.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (COLORADO-EDMONTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Avalanche-Oilers Preview* ==========================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
Colorado (2-2-0) at Edmonton (2-2-0), 9:30 p.m. EDT
The Edmonton Oilers still haven't led in 2012-13.
They're hoping to change that Monday night when they open the season series with the Colorado Avalanche, who are still looking for their first road win.
Just four games into the season, the Oilers (2-2-0) already have a pair of impressive come-from-behind victories. They rallied from two down in the second period in a 3-2 season-opening shootout win at Vancouver, and No. 1 overall pick Nail Yakupov notched the game-tying goal with 4.7 seconds left in regulation in Thursday's 2-1 overtime victory over Los Angeles.
However, rookie coach Ralph Krueger has also watched his club surrender six first-period goals in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to San Jose and a pair of scores in the opening 14:25 of Saturday's 4-3 road loss to Calgary.
Edmonton has been outscored 9-2 in the opening 20 minutes.
"Getting behind, all the time \2026 you're going to have trouble consistently taking points out of that," Krueger said. "So we need to work on that and rectify that quickly."
The Oilers have been outstanding in short-handed situations, killing 20 of 24 penalties, but they need to decrease the number they take. They've committed 14 in the last two contests.
Colorado (2-2-0) leads the NHL in penalty minutes per game with 28 and in penalty-minute differential at 11:30. A bigger concern for Avs coach Joe Sacco following Saturday's 4-0 loss at San Jose was the Sharks scoring on each of their first three power-play opportunities. All came after defenseman Ryan O'Byrne picked up 19 minutes of penalties and an additional 10 misconduct for his fight with Brad Stuart, who leveled Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog.
"You have a situation where a teammate is defending another teammate which is the game of hockey and in those situations we need to step up and get the job done for our teammate," said Sacco, whose team had killed 16 straight penalties heading into the game. "We just didn't get it done. That was the difference in the game."
Landeskog returned in the second period on Saturday, so he should be available as the Avs try to avoid their first 0-3-0 road start since dropping their first four in 2007-08.
Colorado, outscored 8-2 in two road games, lost in its first two visits to Rexall Place last season before winning 3-1 in its last game there on Feb. 17.
Avs backup goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere could make his first start of the season \2013 and first in Edmonton since Dec. 14, 2010, while with Toronto \2013 after stopping all 17 shots in the third period Saturday. It was his first action all season behind Semyon Varlamov, who recorded a 2.49 GAA last season when these Northwest Division clubs split six games.
The Oilers know getting off to a better start could help them avoid a third straight loss in this series.
"You can't come back against every team, and you have to be able to play with a lead sometimes," said Jordan Eberle, who had five of his team-best 76 points last season versus Colorado. Starts are definitely an issue now."
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 5:55:27 AM EST|