|9||SAN JOSE||-110||Ov 5.5,+100||-110||Ov 5.5,+100|
|10||ANAHEIM||-110||Un 5.5,-120||-110||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-0-0||+2||2-0||+2||1-0||5.0||30.0||2.0||30.5|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.2||4-1||+2.2||0-5||3.0||30.6||1.4||26.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||30||12||8||8||2||3||248||12.1%||44||13||29.5%||49|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2||10||6||3||1||0||0||60||16.7%||11||5||45.5%||20|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||5||5||3||2||2||153||9.8%||26||6||23.1%||19|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||2||8||2||0||5||1||2||53||15.1%||9||2||22.2%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||14||2||6||5||1||1||226||6.2%||35||5||14.3%||24|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||4||2||1||1||0||0||61||6.6%||8||3||37.5%||8|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||0||4||2||1||1||130||5.4%||21||0||0.0%||10|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||5||0||3||2||0||0||65||7.7%||10||2||20.0%||10|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||1||1||24||24||100.0%||1||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|THOMAS GREISS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||1||1||24||24||100.0%||1||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||7||7||202||189||93.6%||0||6-1||+4.2||6-1-0||+4||2-4|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Road Games)||2||2||61||57||93.4%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-0|
|ANTTI NIEMI (vs. Division)||2||2||65||60||92.3%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||100||94.3%||0||3-1||+1.2||3-1-0||+1||0-4|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-1-0||+1.8||3-1||+1.8||1-3||3.2||27.0||3.0||29.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.8||3-2||+0.8||1-4||3.0||27.6||3.0||26.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||7||27||8||10||8||1||2||188||14.4%||21||7||33.3%||45|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4||13||3||4||5||1||2||108||12.0%||12||4||33.3%||20|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||3||6||5||1||2||138||10.9%||16||4||25.0%||24|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||2||9||3||4||2||0||1||55||16.4%||8||3||37.5%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||22||11||4||6||1||1||188||11.7%||26||9||34.6%||35|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||12||6||3||3||0||0||116||10.3%||17||5||29.4%||17|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||7||3||4||1||1||134||11.2%||19||5||26.3%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||7||3||2||1||1||1||52||13.5%||6||2||33.3%||11|
|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|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (vs. Division)||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|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VIKTOR FASTH (All Games)||2||2||48||45||93.7%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Home Games)||2||2||48||45||93.7%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Last 4 Games)||2||2||48||45||93.7%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|JONAS HILLER (All Games)||5||5||140||122||87.1%||0||3-2||+1.2||3-2-0||+1||3-2|
|JONAS HILLER (Home Games)||2||2||68||59||86.8%||0||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|JONAS HILLER (vs. Division)||2||2||52||46||88.5%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||96||86.5%||0||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: SAN JOSE 3.06, ANAHEIM 3.27|
|1/20/2013||at CALGARY||4-1||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||P|
|1/22/2013||at EDMONTON||6-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/24/2013||PHOENIX||5-3||W||0, -200||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/26/2013||COLORADO||4-0||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/27/2013||VANCOUVER||4-1||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/29/2013||ANAHEIM||3-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/31/2013||EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, -200||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/2/2013||NASHVILLE||1-2||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||U|
|2/4/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|2/11/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/12/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|2/15/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|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|
|1/26/2013||NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/29/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||MINNESOTA||3-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/2/2013||LOS ANGELES||7-4||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||O|
|2/4/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|2/6/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|2/8/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|2/9/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/12/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|2/15/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|SAN JOSE: |
LAST SEASON: 42-27-13, 97 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings 4-1 in Western Conference Finals.
COACH: Dave Tippett, 4th season with Coyotes, 125-78-33; 9th overall, 406-234-98 in NHL.
ADDED: LW Steve Sullivan, D Zbynek Michalek, RW David Moss.
LOST: LW Ray Whitney, LW Taylor Pyatt, D Adrian Aucoin, C Daymond Langkow, D Michal Rozsival.
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Mike Smith. The shaggy-haired goalie known as Smitty proved to be a more-than-capable No. 1 goalie in his first full season on the job, winning 28 games with eight shutouts and a 2.21 goals-against average. With the confidence of last season's deep playoff run, he could be a Vezina Trophy candidate.
OUTLOOK: The Coyotes should be brimming with confidence after winning their first division title and reaching the conference finals for the first time in 33 years as an NHL franchise. With the core of last year's roster back, they should be position to get the lockout-shortened season off to a good start and be able to sustain it toward another possible deep run in the playoffs.
SAN JOSE SHARKS
LAST SEASON: 43-29-10, 96 points. Lost to St. Louis 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Todd McLellan, 5th season, 195-92-41.
ADDED: D Brad Stuart, F Adam Burish.
LOST: F Torrey Mitchell, F Daniel Winnik, F Dominic Moore, F Brad Winchester, F Andrew Murray, D Colin White, D Jim Vandermeer.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Brent Burns. The big acquisition before last season, Burns struggled in his first season with the Sharks as he tried to figure out how to fit in. His points and assists were down from his final year in Minnesota and he was not nearly the aggressive, hard-hitting defenseman the Sharks had been expecting. The Sharks hope that an increased comfort level will lead to better results in year two for Burns.
OUTLOOK: The Sharks hope to be a faster, more aggressive team after the disappointing finish a year ago. They brought back most of the key players from that squad led by captain Joe Thornton but hope Hall of Famer Larry Robinson's impact on the struggling penalty kill unit as a new assistant will help return San Jose near the top of the conference.
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 (SAN JOSE-ANAHEIM) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Sharks-Ducks Preview* ======================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
San Jose (7-0-1) at Anaheim (5-1-1), 10:00 p.m. EDT
No longer unbeaten, the San Jose Sharks should be completely focused on trying for their second win in seven days over the surging Anaheim Ducks.
Still without a regulation defeat, the Sharks look to prevent the Ducks from recording a third consecutive victory Monday night.
After becoming the third team in NHL history to win its first five games by at least two goals, San Jose (7-0-1) has had its last three decided in shootouts. The Sharks prevailed against Anaheim (5-1-1) and Edmonton earlier in the week before losing 2-1 at home to Nashville on Saturday.
"These are the type of games we're going to be involved in from now until the end of the year," San Jose coach Todd McLellan said. "It can be a little frustrating that it's not a Picasso, but it's real."
The Sharks rank among the league leaders with 28 goals but managed only Martin Havlat's game-tying score in the third period Saturday. It was San Jose's only power-play goal in 12 chances after going 12 for 32 (37.4 percent) in the first five games.
"When you look at point production, and that's the be-all, end-all, we have to be somewhat pleased with where we are at," McLellan said. "When we look at our game, we really like some parts and there's other parts we have to work on."
McLellan should be pleased the Sharks have killed 21 straight penalties, including all four Anaheim chances in Tuesday's 3-2 home victory.
Michal Handzus scored the lone shootout goal against the Ducks, who held a 30-18 shot advantage but allowed Logan Couture to tie the score with less than 3 minutes remaining.
"It might not happen on any other night, but (Tuesday) I thought we outplayed them," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I can't say anything negative. We outworked them. It's disappointing because we played so hard."
That's the only loss in four games for Anaheim, which looks to avenge that outcome while trying for a sixth win in eight home contests against the Sharks.
The Ducks blew three leads before scoring the final three goals in Saturday's 7-4 win over Los Angeles. Light-scoring center Nick Bonino had his first career hat trick after scoring six goals in his first 91 NHL games.
"Resiliency. I think that's kind of been one of our mottos," Bonino told the Ducks' official website. "If they strike, we strike right back. We were never down on the bench, we were never down in the locker room. We were always confident and just came out and played hard."
Bonino, who assisted on Teemu Selanne's third goal, has recorded five of his 16 career assists against the Sharks.
Though Anaheim's Jonas Hiller lost at San Jose last week, he's 4-1-0 with a 1.74 goals-against average and two shutouts in his last six home games against the Sharks after losing his first five in the series there.
San Jose's Antti Niemi, 6-0-1 with a 1.80 GAA this season, made 28 saves against the Ducks on Tuesday.
Teammate Joe Thornton has averaged nearly a point a game in his career versus Anaheim, but has been held to five assists over his last 11. Patrick Marleau, who leads the league with nine goals, hasn't scored in his last eight against the Ducks.
Thornton and Marleau may catch a break Monday. Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler's status is in question after he suffered an upper-body injury on a hit from behind by Los Angeles' Jarret Stoll on Saturday.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 4:33:04 AM EST|