|63||CALGARY||+150||Ov 5.5,+105||+140||Ov 5.5,+105|
|64||DETROIT||-170||Un 5.5,-125||-160||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||0-1-0||-1||0-1||-1||0-1||2.0||36.0||3.0||36.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.8||1-4||-3.8||3-2||3.0||34.2||4.0||24.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||6||16||6||7||3||0||0||203||7.9%||25||6||24.0%||30|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1||2||0||2||0||0||0||36||5.6%||5||1||20.0%||3|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||5||7||3||0||0||171||8.8%||22||5||22.7%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||24||5||8||9||2||3||150||16.0%||19||6||31.6%||38|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||3||0||2||0||1||1||36||8.3%||4||1||25.0%||2|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||20||5||5||8||2||3||121||16.5%||13||4||30.8%||30|
|LELAND IRVING (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|LELAND IRVING (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (All Games)||6||6||149||128||85.9%||0||1-5||-4.8||1-5-0||-5||3-2|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Road Games)||1||1||36||34||94.4%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||96||84||87.5%||0||1-3||-2.8||1-3-0||-3||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-1-0||+1.7||3-1||+1.7||2-2||3.7||31.2||2.2||27.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.6||3-2||+0.6||3-2||3.4||29.8||2.6||26.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||22||3||8||10||1||2||245||9.0%||45||5||11.1%||39|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4||15||2||6||7||0||1||125||12.0%||23||5||21.7%||28|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||3||6||8||0||1||149||11.4%||30||5||16.7%||31|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||24||7||9||7||1||0||234||10.3%||38||11||28.9%||45|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||9||3||4||2||0||0||110||8.2%||20||3||15.0%||18|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||4||6||2||1||0||133||9.8%||24||5||20.8%||24|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||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)||8||8||226||203||89.8%||0||4-4||-0.7||4-4-0||0||5-3|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Home Games)||4||4||110||101||91.8%||0||3-1||+1.7||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||107||97||90.7%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.31, DETROIT 3.1|
|1/20/2013||SAN JOSE||1-4||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||P|
|1/21/2013||ANAHEIM||4-5||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/23/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||EDMONTON||4-3||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/31/2013||COLORADO||3-6||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/2/2013||CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ev||U|
|2/5/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|2/7/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/9/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|2/15/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|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||2-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/7/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/10/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/13/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
LAST SEASON: 37-29-16, 90 points. Missed playoffs by finishing ninth in Western Conference.
COACH: Bob Hartley, first season.
ADDED: D Dennis Wideman, LW Jiri Hudler, C Roman Cervenka.
LOST: C Olli Jokinen, RW David Ross, D Scott Hannan, RW Guillaume Desbiens, RW Tom Kostopoulous.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Alex Tanguay, who played for Hartley a decade ago in Colorado, will be more familiar with the coach than his teammates. If he can click on the top line with Jarome Iginla, the Flames may have a puncher's chance.
OUTLOOK: Despite the addition of Cervenka, the Flames should be weak enough on defense to keep G Miikka Kiprusoff busy. If Tanguay and other forwards can click with Iginla, they may have a chance at catching lightning in a bottle, but in a tough division with the formidable Avalanche and Canucks, they would do well to nick the last playoff spot.
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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CALGARY-DETROIT) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(UPDATES Smith's status)
*Flames-Red Wings Preview* ==========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Calgary (1-3-2) at Detroit (4-3-1), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Calgary Flames insist they are a better team than their record indicates.
They can prove it by ending their recent road struggles and prevent the Detroit Red Wings from notching a fourth consecutive home victory Tuesday night.
Calgary (1-3-2) took a 2-1 lead over Chicago on Jay Bouwmeester's goal with 35 seconds left Saturday before the Blackhawks tied it with 2.3 seconds to go, then handed the Flames at 3-2 shootout loss.
Despite an NHL-low four points and losses in both shootout appearances, the Flames remain positive.
"We've said it all along that we're a better team," said forward Alex Tanguay, the team points leader with three goals and three assists. "For some reason, when you don't win you find ways to lose, and certainly that was one of those cases."
Calgary had a season-high 47 shots, including 24 in its two-goal third period, and limited the Blackhawks to six shots in each period of regulation.
"I see many positive signs all over our game, and it's just a matter of collecting a couple of wins and growing a little confidence," coach Bob Hartley said. "If we play every game like we played (Saturday), we're going to turn our season around, that's for sure."
Hartley remains optimistic even though the Flames are allowing 4.0 goals per contest and have one victory while playing five of six at home. They must try to get on track with the next three games coming on the road, where they're in the midst of an 0-2-4 stretch going back to last season.
Calgary, which last went winless in seven straight road games Jan. 26-Feb. 22, 2007, has dropped seven of nine overall against the Red Wings (4-3-1) and three of four at Detroit.
Star winger Jarome Iginla has yet to record a goal in 2013, but he has five with two assists in Calgary's last three visits to Detroit.
Flames forward Jiri Hudler has two goals and three assists in three games after missing the first three contests while on bereavement leave. The veteran now makes his return to Detroit, where he spent his first seven NHL seasons and posted at least 37 points in each of the last four before signing a four-year deal with Calgary over the summer.
The Red Wings have totaled 14 goals, including five on 19 power-play chances, during a three-game winning streak at Joe Louis Arena that followed a 2-1 home-opening loss to Dallas on Jan. 22. However, they are looking to rebound after Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Columbus.
Detroit has been outscored 15-7 in four road games (1-2-1), going 0 for 22 on the power play.
Rookie Damien Brunner scored his fourth goal in six games Saturday and Johan Franzen added his second, but the Red Wings allowed more than three goals for the first time since a season-opening 6-0 loss at St. Louis.
"They had more energy, they played better and they got better and better as the game went on, and we got worse and worse," said coach Mike Babcock, whose team was coming off a 5-3 win over the Blues a night earlier.
Jimmy Howard had his worst performance since the season opener but has a 2.35 goals-against average while winning seven of eight against the Flames. The lone defeat during that span came at home, 4-1 on Nov. 3, 2011.
Detroit will be without defenseman Brendan Smith for two to four weeks due to a sprained shoulder. It might get some help on the blue line if former Flame Ian White returns after missing the last five games with a leg injury.
Two of White's seven goals last season came against Calgary.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 10:06:26 PM EST|