|9||WINNIPEG||+130||Ov 5.5,+100||+115||Ov 5.5,+120|
|10||MONTREAL||-150||Un 5.5,-120||-135||Un 5.5,-140|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-1-0||+0.4||1-1||+0.4||1-1||2.5||33.0||2.0||30.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.4||3-2||+1.4||3-2||3.0||32.2||2.8||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||5||15||5||6||3||1||1||161||9.3%||21||5||23.8%||26|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2||5||3||2||0||0||0||66||7.6%||9||2||22.2%||10|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||5||6||3||1||1||161||9.3%||21||5||23.8%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||14||6||1||6||1||1||158||8.9%||11||3||27.3%||20|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||4||2||0||1||1||1||61||6.6%||6||1||16.7%||5|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||6||1||6||1||1||158||8.9%||11||3||27.3%||20|
|AL MONTOYA (All Games)||1||1||25||21||84.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|AL MONTOYA (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|AL MONTOYA (Last 4 Games)||1||1||25||21||84.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||4||4||133||124||93.2%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Road Games)||2||2||61||58||95.1%||0||1-1||+0.4||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||133||124||93.2%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-1-0||+0.6||2-1||+0.6||1-2||3.0||29.0||2.0||26.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-1-0||+1.7||3-1||+1.7||1-3||3.2||27.2||1.7||27.5|
|Team Stats (All Games)||4||13||4||6||2||1||0||109||11.9%||22||6||27.3%||24|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3||9||4||2||2||1||0||87||10.3%||16||4||25.0%||16|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||4||13||4||6||2||1||0||109||11.9%||22||6||27.3%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||7||1||3||3||0||0||110||6.4%||21||4||19.0%||14|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||6||1||3||2||0||0||79||7.6%||17||4||23.5%||12|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||1||3||3||0||0||110||6.4%||21||4||19.0%||14|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PETER BUDAJ (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CAREY PRICE (All Games)||4||4||110||103||93.6%||0||3-1||+1.7||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|CAREY PRICE (Home Games)||3||3||79||73||92.4%||0||2-1||+0.6||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||103||93.6%||0||3-1||+1.7||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: WINNIPEG 3.28, MONTREAL 2.72|
|1/19/2013||OTTAWA||1-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/21/2013||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +160||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/22/2013||at WASHINGTON||4-2||W||0, +145||W||5.5 ev||O|
|1/25/2013||PITTSBURGH||4-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||NY ISLANDERS||5-4||W||0, -135||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/29/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|1/31/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|2/1/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/9/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|1/19/2013||TORONTO||1-2||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/22/2013||FLORIDA||4-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||at WASHINGTON||4-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/27/2013||NEW JERSEY||4-3||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|1/30/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/7/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
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: 31-35-16, 78 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Michel Therrien, 4th season with Canadiens, 77-77-36 (2000-03), 8th overall, 212-182-68 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Colby Armstrong, D Francis Bouillon, LW Brandon Prust.
LOST: C Andreas Engqvist, D Brad Staubitz, LW Mathieu Darche.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Rookie first-round pick Alex Galchenyuk, who was selected with the No. 3 pick in the draft. He's already looking impressive during training camp this week. The Canadiens could use additional scoring punch to take the burden on the line of Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Erik Cole, who combined to score 84 of the team's 207 goals.
OUTLOOK: After two coaching changes and a roster upheaval that sent Michael Cammalleri to Calgary, the outlook can only get better after the bottom fell out of Habs last season. Still, too soon to expect full turnaround under new GM Marc Bergevin, who is still retooling the roster that included sending C Scott Gomez home for remainder of season in order for the team to buy out his contract this summer.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (WINNIPEG-MONTREAL) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(Updates with Subban not expected to play)
*Jets-Canadiens Preview* ========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Winnipeg (3-1-1) at Montreal (3-1-0), 7:30 p.m. EDT
Neither the Montreal Canadiens nor Winnipeg Jets got off to an ideal start, but both seemed to have put that behind them.
Montreal hosts Winnipeg as both teams seek a fourth straight victory Tuesday night.
Since dropping their opener 2-1 to Toronto, the Canadiens (3-1-0) have scored four goals in each of their three straight victories, including a 4-3 overtime win over New Jersey on Sunday.
Andrei Markov scored the winner on a power play for Montreal, which also has earned 4-1 victories over Florida and Washington during its streak.
"It was a good measuring stick for us," coach Michel Therrien said. "We showed a lot of resilience."
Brandon Prust, who signed a four-year, $10 million free-agent contract in the offseason, netted his first goal as a Canadien playing on a line with two rookies.
Brendan Gallagher scored his first NHL goal, and 18-year-old Alex Galchenyuk assisted on each of his linemates' goals. The trio has combined for three goals and four assists this season.
"They're fast guys, really speedy, so we're always moving pucks quickly and supporting each other," Prust told the team's official website. "We're talking out there and communicating a lot and I think that's been the key to our success. They're smart and they've been great so far.
"We've got to keep doing the same thing - keeping it simple out there, moving pucks and hunting down pucks."
Montreal, which played its first game without Max Pacioretty after he had an appendectomy procedure that will keep him out at least three weeks, has won five of the last six meetings against Winnipeg, with Carey Price posting a 1.67 goals-against average in that stretch.
It's unclear if Price, who has a 1.73 GAA while starting each game this season, will be in net Tuesday, though.
Lately, no goaltender has slowed down the Jets, who came from behind to beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in overtime Sunday. Evander Kane scored the winner for Winnipeg (3-1-1), which won for the third straight time after beginning the season with a pair of defeats.
The Jets have scored 13 goals during their streak after netting one in each of their first two contests.
They trailed 4-2 with less than eight minutes remaining in the third period, but Dustin Byfuglien scored his third goal and Alex Burmistrov scored the equalizer just over a minute later.
"It wasn't a Picasso, that's for sure," coach Claude Noel said. "You're going to have those nights and I think what you have to do is you kind of have to try to get a grip on things."
Blake Wheeler added an assist to give him three to go along with two goals during the streak after going without a point in the losses. He had three goals and two assists in four meetings with Montreal last season, including a pair of goals in a 4-0 win Dec. 22, 2011.
Ondrej Pavelec made 27 saves in that contest, but he's 1-4-0 with a 3.38 GAA in his last five starts versus the Canadiens. Pavelec, who is 0-3-0 with a 4.01 GAA in Montreal during that stretch, had a 2.21 GAA while starting Winnipeg's first four games.
He could be back in net Tuesday after Al Montoya made 21 saves Sunday.
Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban signed a two-year contract worth $5.75 million Monday, although he is not expected to make his season debut until at least Wednesday. Subban, who led the team in ice time per game last season at 24 minutes, 18 seconds, did not attend training camp while negotiating with the Canadiens.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 11:23:27 AM EST|