|3||PHILADELPHIA||+135||Ov 5.5,+110||+145||Ov 5.5,+115|
|4||NY RANGERS||-155||Un 5.5,-130||-165||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-3-0||-2.1||1-3||-2.1||2-1||2.5||26.0||3.5||31.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.1||2-3||-1.1||2-2||2.4||27.4||3.0||28.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||6||13||4||7||2||0||0||164||7.9%||31||4||12.9%||23|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4||10||4||4||2||0||0||104||9.6%||23||3||13.0%||17|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||4||6||2||0||0||137||8.8%||26||4||15.4%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||3||3||0||3||0||0||0||84||3.6%||14||1||7.1%||6|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||18||8||3||7||0||2||170||10.6%||29||9||31.0%||29|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||14||6||3||5||0||1||124||11.3%||22||6||27.3%||24|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||6||3||6||0||1||143||10.5%||26||7||26.9%||25|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||7||4||1||2||0||1||72||9.7%||14||4||28.6%||9|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)||5||5||142||131||92.3%||1||2-3||-1.1||2-3-0||-1||2-3|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Road Games)||3||3||97||89||91.8%||1||1-2||-1.1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (vs. Division)||3||3||71||65||91.5%||1||1-2||-1.1||1-2-0||-1||0-3|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||107||92.2%||1||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Road Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Last 4 Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-1-0||+0.8||2-1||+0.8||3-0||4.0||36.3||3.7||28.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||3-2||2.8||29.8||3.2||30.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||5||14||3||3||7||1||1||149||9.4%||22||2||9.1%||23|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3||12||3||2||6||1||1||109||11.0%||13||1||7.7%||20|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||3||3||7||1||1||149||9.4%||22||2||9.1%||23|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||2||4||1||0||3||0||0||53||7.5%||8||2||25.0%||6|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||16||6||6||4||0||1||152||10.5%||24||5||20.8%||26|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||11||5||3||3||0||1||85||12.9%||14||4||28.6%||18|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||6||6||4||0||1||152||10.5%||24||5||20.8%||26|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||8||3||3||2||0||1||72||11.1%||8||3||37.5%||13|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||1||1||20||19||95.0%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Home Games)||1||1||20||19||95.0%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (vs. Division)||1||1||20||19||95.0%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||1||1||20||19||95.0%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||5||4||131||117||89.3%||0||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||3||2||64||55||85.9%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||2-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||2||1||51||45||88.2%||0||0-1||-1.1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||3||97||86||88.7%||0||2-1||+0.9||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHILADELPHIA 3.29, NY RANGERS 3.25|
|1/19/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-3||L||0, +105||L||6 ov||U|
|1/20/2013||at BUFFALO||2-5||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ev||O|
|1/22/2013||at NEW JERSEY||0-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||NY RANGERS||2-1||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||at FLORIDA||7-1||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/27/2013||at TAMPA BAY||1-5||L||0, +125||L||6 un||P|
|1/29/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|2/1/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|2/5/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
|1/19/2013||at BOSTON||1-3||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||U|
|1/20/2013||PITTSBURGH||3-6||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/23/2013||BOSTON||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||O|
|1/24/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||1-2||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||TORONTO||5-2||W||0, -185||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/2/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/5/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/7/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
LAST SEASON:47-26-9,103 points. Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1 in second round.
COACH: Peter Laviolette, 4th season with Flyers, 122-73-26; 11th season overall, 366-257-25-60 in NHL.
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, LW Ruslan Fedotenko, D Bruno Gervais.
LOST: RW Jaromir Jagr, G Sergei Bobrovsky, RW James van Riemsdyk, D Matt Carle, D Pavel Kubina
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov made few fans in his first season in Philadelphia with his quirky personality and erratic play. He had his moments of proving he was worth the $51 million, nine-year deal he signed, but he'll need more of them in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup.
OUTLOOK: The Flyers have one of the best players in the game in team captain Claude Giroux, but the thin defense needs improvement and Bryzgalov has to improve if Philadelphia is going win its first Stanley Cup since 1975.
|NY RANGERS: |
LAST SEASON: 51-24-7, 109 points. Lost to New Jersey 4-2 in Eastern Conference finals.
COACH: John Tortorella, 6th season with Rangers, 145-100-26; 14th overall, 384-322-100 in NHL.
ADDED: LW Rick Nash, RW Arron Asham, C Micheal Haley, LW Taylor Pyatt, C Jeff Halpern.
LOST: C Artem Anisimov, C Brandon Dubinsky, D Tim Erixon, C John Mitchell, RW Brandon Prust, G Chad Johnson, D Jeff Woywitka, D John Scott, LW Ruslan Fedotenko.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nash. The big power forward has finally emerged from relative obscurity and landed on the big stage. The 28-year-old Nash, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 draft by Columbus, played in only four playoff games in nine seasons with the Blue Jackets. His size and scoring ability will both be major factors for the Rangers' offense, which now boasts three premier forwards in Nash, Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards.
OUTLOOK: With reigning Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist in net, and Nash teaming up with Gaborik and Richards up front, the Rangers have every reason to believe they can again top the Eastern Conference in the regular season and carry that through the playoffs, as well.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHILADELPHIA-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flyers-Rangers Preview* ========================
By TOM CASTRO STATS Senior Editor
Philadelphia (2-4-0) at New York (2-3-0), 7:00 p.m. EDT
After a poor start, the New York Rangers appear to be getting on track. That also seemed to be the case for the Philadelphia Flyers - until their last outing.
These Atlantic Division rivals meet for the second time in six days Tuesday night in a matchup of teams trying to move past sputtering beginnings.
The Rangers (2-3-0) have looked better in winning two of three since stumbling at the outset. The loss in that span, though, was a 2-1 defeat at Philadelphia on Thursday.
The Flyers (2-4-0) got goals from Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek in the second period and held New York scoreless until Taylor Pyatt converted on the power play early in the third. The victory allowed Philadelphia to avoid an 0-3 start.
New York managed to bounce back Saturday, scoring five unanswered goals - four in the third period - to beat Toronto 5-2. Marian Gaborik had two goals and two assists for the Rangers, who held a 42-17 shot advantage.
"We knew if we were going to play like this, it's going to turn around," Gaborik said. "Even though after the second period we were down, you could see the confidence in this room that we felt good about ourselves."
Eight of New York's 13 goals in the past four games have come in the third period or overtime.
"I'm glad we won, I'm glad the way we won also, that we didn't lose our composure ... do we have all the answers, are we all set? No," coach John Tortorella said. "We're still going to have to continue to work at our game."
That certainly applies to the Rangers' power play, which is ranked toward the bottom of the NHL at 9.1 percent. New York went 0 for 4 with the man advantage Saturday.
The Rangers' top line of Gaborik - who's among the league leaders with five goals - along with Brad Richards and Rick Nash powered the win over the Leafs, and the club could use a similar performance Tuesday after Tortorella called that group "invisible" against the Flyers last week.
Philadelphia shut down that line and followed up the victory by routing Florida 7-1 on Saturday, but the Flyers took a step back the next day, losing 5-1 to Tampa Bay.
Philadelphia allowed the Lightning to score twice on five power plays - its 42 minor penalties are by far the most in the NHL - while going 0 for 6 itself to drop to 12.9 percent with the man advantage.
Sean Couturier opened the scoring 59 seconds into the game for the Flyers, who have managed two or fewer goals in four of their five contests.
The club was closing out its second set of back-to-back games.
"We can't use that as an excuse," forward Matt Read told the team's official website. "Everyone's playing a lot of games in a short amount of time. When you're playing back to back, you've got to keep it simple and play smart hockey. We've got to learn how to play both nights and come to play for 60 minutes every game, every night."
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 7:56:51 PM EST|