|59||TAMPA BAY||+100||Ov 6,+100||+105||Ov 6,+100|
|60||PHILADELPHIA||-120||Un 6,-120||-125||Un 6,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-1-0||+0.3||1-1||+0.3||1-1||3.5||26.0||2.5||40.0|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.8||4-1||+2.8||3-1||5.2||29.4||2.6||29.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||39||13||9||17||0||1||233||16.7%||36||13||36.1%||71|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2||7||2||0||5||0||0||52||13.5%||9||1||11.1%||13|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||26||9||8||9||0||1||147||17.7%||20||9||45.0%||48|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||21||3||11||7||0||0||258||8.1%||36||6||16.7%||35|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||5||0||4||1||0||0||80||6.2%||12||2||16.7%||9|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||2||5||6||0||0||148||8.8%||20||3||15.0%||20|
|MATHIEU GARON (All Games)||2||2||66||62||93.9%||0||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|MATHIEU GARON (Road Games)||1||1||36||35||97.2%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|MATHIEU GARON (Last 4 Games)||2||2||66||62||93.9%||0||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (All Games)||6||6||192||175||91.1%||0||5-1||+4||5-1-0||+4||5-0|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Road Games)||1||1||44||40||90.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||118||108||91.5%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||3-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-1-0||+1||2-1||+1||1-2||2.7||28.0||2.3||29.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||2-2||3.2||26.6||2.8||30.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||9||21||7||10||4||0||0||246||8.5%||43||8||18.6%||38|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3||8||3||5||0||0||0||84||9.5%||11||4||36.4%||15|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||7||5||4||0||0||133||12.0%||25||6||24.0%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||26||11||5||10||0||2||266||9.8%||42||11||26.2%||39|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||7||4||0||3||0||1||88||8.0%||13||4||30.8%||9|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||6||3||5||0||0||153||9.2%||22||4||18.2%||21|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)||8||8||238||219||92.0%||1||3-5||-2.2||3-5-0||-2||3-5|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Home Games)||3||3||87||81||93.1%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||127||118||92.9%||0||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 (Home Games)||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|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TAMPA BAY 2.85, PHILADELPHIA 3.17|
|1/19/2013||WASHINGTON||6-3||W||0, -115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/21/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||3-4||L||0, -105||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/22/2013||at CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/25/2013||OTTAWA||6-4||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-1||W||0, -145||W||6 un||P|
|1/29/2013||FLORIDA||5-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/1/2013||WINNIPEG||8-3||W||0, -205||W||6 ev||O|
|2/2/2013||NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/5/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|2/7/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/9/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|2/10/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|2/16/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|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||1-2||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/2/2013||CAROLINA||5-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ev||O|
|2/5/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/11/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|2/12/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|2/15/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/16/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|TAMPA BAY: |
LAST SEASON: 38-36-8, 84 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference.
COACH: Guy Boucher, 3rd season, 84-61-19.
ADDED: G Anders Lindback, D Sami Salo, D Matt Carle, RW B,J. Crombeen, LW Benoit Pouliot.
LOST: G Dwayne Roloson, D Brett Clark, RW Ryan Shannon.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Steven Stamkos. Young rising star had NHL-best 60 goals, including a league-high 12 game-winners last season. The Lightning are counting on him to continue delivering in clutch situations.
OUTLOOK: A year removed from making the Eastern Conference finals in their first season under Boucher, the Lightning finished 10th in the conference - eight points short of the playoffs - last season. Stamkos & Co., feel a quick start will be one of the keys to getting back to the post-season.
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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TAMPA BAY-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Lightning-Flyers Preview* ==========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Tampa Bay (6-2-0) at Philadelphia (3-6-0), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Tampa Bay Lightning may be coming off their worst offensive performance of the season by their standards, but Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis are major reasons they're the highest scoring team in the NHL.
Just over a week ago, the Philadelphia Flyers fell victim to that potent offense yet again.
Stamkos and St. Louis look to continue their respective scoring tears with another strong performance against the Flyers, as the Lightning attempt to maintain their dominant stretch in this series Tuesday night.
Tampa Bay (6-2-0) is scoring 4.9 goals per game, leading the league by more than a goal.
Stamkos and St. Louis have keyed that tremendous production with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Stamkos, who led the NHL with a career-high and franchise-record 60 goals last season, has a point in every game so far and has six goals and five assists in a five-game goal-scoring streak.
St. Louis has nine assists during a five-game point streak of his own, and he got four of them in a 5-1 win over the Flyers (3-6-0) on Jan. 27, while Stamkos had a goal and an assist.
Stamkos got two more goals Saturday, but the Lightning fell 3-2 to the New York Rangers, concluding a 4-1-0 homestand while being held below three goals for the first time this season.
"You look at the big picture, if you said we would have taken eight of a possible 10 points, we'd take that all the time," Stamkos said.
Tampa Bay now embarks on its first extended trip of the season, playing four games in six days, and starting it against the Flyers may be just what it needs.
The Lightning are 7-1-1 in the last nine matchups, going 3-1-0 in Philadelphia while scoring 18 goals.
Stamkos certainly enjoys playing the Flyers, scoring 12 goals with six assists in 17 games, with four of those goals in the past three contests.
St. Louis has 21 points in the past 11 matchups, and 33 in 20 career regular-season visits to Philadelphia - 10 coming in the past four. He had a career high-tying five points - all assists - in an 8-7 win there Nov. 18, 2010.
The Flyers are hoping they've begun solving their scoring issues after winning 5-3 against Carolina on Saturday, ending a four-game slide during which they totaled four goals. They rank toward the bottom of the league with 2.3 goals per game.
"We need some more presence in front of the net, trying to find some loose pucks and getting to the gritty areas," said center Danny Briere, who got his first goal of the season Saturday. "That's what the coaches have talked about."
Production on the power play surely helps. The unit scored on all three opportunities against the Hurricanes after going 5 for 40 over the first eight games.
"The power play, sometimes it clicks and sometimes it doesn't," center Claude Giroux said. "It's just about making the right plays. When everybody on the ice knows what they're doing, it makes things easier."
Giroux is looking to build on his goal and assist - both on the man-advantage - from Saturday after totaling two points over the previous six games. However, he has just five assists in the past nine meetings with Tampa Bay.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 1:59:44 PM EST|