|9||DETROIT||-135||Ov 5.5,+105||-135||Ov 5.5,+105|
|10||COLUMBUS||+115||Un 5.5,-125||+115||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-2-0||-1||1-2||-1||2-1||1.7||28.7||3.7||32.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.7||3-2||+0.7||2-3||3.2||31.0||2.2||27.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||7||20||2||8||9||1||2||211||9.5%||40||5||12.5%||36|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3||5||0||2||2||1||1||86||5.8%||17||0||0.0%||8|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||2||6||8||0||1||155||10.3%||29||5||17.2%||30|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||4||10||2||2||5||1||2||117||8.5%||25||2||8.0%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||20||6||7||6||1||0||206||9.7%||35||10||28.6%||39|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||11||3||3||4||1||0||96||11.5%||15||7||46.7%||21|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||4||4||2||1||0||137||8.0%||23||4||17.4%||22|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||14||5||4||4||1||0||122||11.5%||20||9||45.0%||27|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Road Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (vs. Division)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||7||7||198||179||90.4%||0||4-3||+0.7||4-3-0||+1||4-3|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||3||3||88||78||88.6%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|JIMMY HOWARD (vs. Division)||4||4||114||101||88.6%||0||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||96||91.4%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-3-0||-2||1-3||-2||1-2||2.0||27.7||3.0||29.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3||1-4||-3||0-4||1.4||26.0||3.0||25.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||14||2||6||5||1||1||217||6.5%||38||5||13.2%||25|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4||8||1||3||4||0||0||111||7.2%||23||3||13.0%||16|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||1||3||3||0||0||130||5.4%||26||2||7.7%||13|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||4||9||2||3||3||1||1||112||8.0%||18||4||22.2%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||26||10||6||9||1||2||246||10.6%||31||5||16.1%||48|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||12||4||4||3||1||2||116||10.3%||20||3||15.0%||21|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||8||2||5||0||1||128||11.7%||18||3||16.7%||28|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||13||6||3||3||1||2||125||10.4%||17||3||17.6%||23|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||5||5||140||127||90.7%||1||2-3||-0.5||2-3-0||0||1-3|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Home Games)||3||3||78||71||91.0%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (vs. Division)||3||3||87||79||90.8%||0||1-2||-0.5||1-2-0||0||1-1|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||95||89.6%||1||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||1-2|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||4||3||105||94||89.5%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|STEVE MASON (Home Games)||2||1||37||34||91.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|STEVE MASON (vs. Division)||2||1||37||34||91.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||105||94||89.5%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 3.09, COLUMBUS 3.15|
|1/19/2013||at ST LOUIS||0-6||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||O|
|1/21/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/22/2013||DALLAS||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ev||U|
|1/25/2013||MINNESOTA||5-3||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||at CHICAGO||1-2||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/29/2013||DALLAS||4-1||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||ST LOUIS||5-3||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/2/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/7/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/10/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/13/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|1/19/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, +150||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/21/2013||DETROIT||3-4||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/23/2013||at PHOENIX||1-5||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/24/2013||at COLORADO||0-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +145||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/28/2013||DALLAS||2-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/29/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/31/2013||ST LOUIS||1-4||L||0, +170||L||5 ov||P|
|2/5/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/11/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Nashville 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Mike Babcock, 8th season with Red Wings, 352-154-68; 10th overall, 421-216-19 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Damien Brunner, RW Mikael Samuelsson, RW Jordin Tootoo, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Carlo Colaiacovo.
LOST: D Nicklas Lidstrom, D Brad Stuart, LW Jiri Hudler, LW Tomas Holmstrom.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Brunner. The 26-year-old rookie led the Swiss league with 60 points last season. He might get a lot of chances to produce on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, a teammate overseas during the lockout, and Pavel Datsyuk.
OUTLOOK: Without Lidstrom and Stuart on the blue line, extending the franchise's postseason streak to 22 will be quite a challenge. The Red Wings, though, have a shot to be better offensively and in net with a series of subtle moves after failing to make a splash in the summer when free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter turned down their offers to play together in Minnesota.
LAST SEASON: 29-46-7, 65 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in the Western Conference.
COACH: Todd Richards, 2nd season with Blue Jackets, interim head coach last year, 18-21-2; 4th overall, 95-92-18 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Brandon Dubinsky, GT Sergei Bobrovsky, LW Nick Foligno, C Artem Anisimov, D Adrian Aucoin, D Tim Erixon.
LOST: RW Rick Nash; C Samuel Pahlsson; D Marc Methot; D Grant Clitsome; GT Curtis Sanford; D Brett Lebda.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Bobrovsky. Acquired in trade with Philadelphia, he'll likely either take over the starting job or push Steve Mason, who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in the Blue Jackets' only playoff year in 2009 but has struggled in the past three seasons.
OUTLOOK: Coming off the worst record in the league, and with captain and lone offensive star Nash asking for a trade, the Blue Jackets transformed their roster by dealing him to the New York Rangers along with a minor-league defenseman and a third-round pick for Dubinsky, Anisimov, Erixon and a first-round pick. With three first-rounders this summer, new team president John Davidson is building for the future. These 48 games are hoped to be a first step back toward respectability.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DETROIT-COLUMBUS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Red Wings-Blue Jackets Preview* ================================
By JON PALMIERI STATS Editor
Detroit (3-2-1) at Columbus (2-5-1), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Detroit Red Wings have been unable to build much momentum this season. A matchup with the punchless Columbus Blue Jackets gives them a golden opportunity to change that.
After cooling off one of the league's hottest teams, the Red Wings will try to beat one of the NHL's worst clubs Saturday night when they visit Columbus for the second time this season.
Since losing two of its first three games in regulation, Detroit (4-2-1) has been much sharper in its past four contests. The Red Wings posted consecutive wins for the first time with a 5-3 victory Friday over St. Louis, which had won four in a row.
Henrik Zetterberg notched his fifth career hat trick, and his second assist of the game set up Pavel Datsyuk's tiebreaking goal midway through the third period.
"Sometimes it's nice to have two days off, especially with a schedule like this," said Zetterberg, who missed practice Thursday because he wasn't feeling well. "I got a little extra rest, so I can't complain."
Zetterberg has five goals and seven assists during a six-game point streak. Detroit's new captain has at least one point in four straight contests versus Columbus (2-5-1), tallying two goals and six assists in that stretch.
Datsyuk has six points in his last three games against the Blue Jackets.
Jimmy Howard may make his eighth consecutive start despite games on back-to-back nights. He's 10-1-1 with a 1.78 goals-against average lifetime against Columbus, and coach Mike Babcock's other option is Tom McCollum, who has never started in the NHL.
The Red Wings' only win in three road games this season was a 4-3 shootout victory at Nationwide Arena on Jan. 21. Including playoffs, Detroit is 19-3-2 in the last 24 games in this series.
A slow start Thursday against the Blues doomed the Blue Jackets to a 4-1 loss in the opener of a six-game homestand. Columbus faced a 3-0 deficit less than 14 minutes into the game and never recovered.
The Blue Jackets have been outscored 10-2 in the first period this season.
"We didn't come out and play hard enough," Brandon Dubinsky said. "That's been a theme the whole year so far. We've got to come out with some fire, with some passion. And we didn't again tonight."
It didn't help that Sergei Bobrovsky had his worst game of the season, allowing three goals on 11 shots before he was replaced by Steve Mason.
"I'm disappointed. It was 3-0, but it wasn't necessarily just the score," coach Todd Richards said. "It was more how we were playing and how they were playing. Once they scored it seemed like we were right on our heels."
Since a season-opening shootout win at Nashville, Richards' team has lost six of seven and scored 11 goals during that span.
It comes as no surprise that the Blue Jackets have struggled offensively after the offseason trade of captain and perennial scoring leader Rick Nash to the New York Rangers. The forwards acquired in that deal - Artem Anisimov and Dubinsky - have combined for only two goals and six points. R.J. Umberger has no goals in eight games after he was second on the club last season with 20.
The Blue Jackets rank second-to-last in the league with 1.63 goals per game and have converted just 5 of 38 power-play opportunities.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 3:48:20 AM EST|