|69||CHICAGO||+115||Ov 5.5,+110||+100||Ov 5.5,+115|
|70||SAN JOSE||-135||Un 5.5,-130||-120||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-2-0||+2.7||5-2||+2.7||2-5||3.3||28.1||2.4||27.6|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.6||3-2||+0.6||0-5||2.2||26.0||2.0||30.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||9||28||9||7||9||3||1||251||11.2%||35||7||20.0%||47|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7||23||7||6||8||2||1||197||11.7%||29||5||17.2%||37|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||4||1||4||2||1||130||8.5%||15||1||6.7%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||20||5||4||9||2||2||257||7.8%||36||2||5.6%||32|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||17||5||4||6||2||2||193||8.8%||28||1||3.6%||26|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||3||1||4||2||2||150||6.7%||24||1||4.2%||15|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||7||7||181||169||93.4%||0||5-2||+2.7||5-2-0||+3||1-6|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Road Games)||5||5||117||108||92.3%||0||3-2||+0.7||3-2-0||+1||1-4|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||103||97||94.2%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||0-4|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||2||2||76||70||92.1%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|RAY EMERY (Road Games)||2||2||76||70||92.1%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||2||2||76||70||92.1%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-1-0||+3.2||5-1||+3.2||1-5||3.3||31.3||1.7||27.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.1||3-2||+0.1||0-5||2.4||27.2||1.8||27.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||9||31||13||8||8||2||3||274||11.3%||50||13||26.0%||51|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6||20||6||5||7||2||3||188||10.6%||33||8||24.2%||29|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||4||3||3||2||2||136||8.8%||26||3||11.5%||13|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||16||2||6||7||1||1||258||6.2%||41||5||12.2%||26|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||10||0||5||4||1||1||165||6.1%||27||2||7.4%||16|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||0||4||4||1||1||138||6.5%||25||0||0.0%||12|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||2||2||56||54||96.4%||1||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|THOMAS GREISS (Home Games)||1||1||24||24||100.0%||1||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||2||2||56||54||96.4%||1||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||7||7||202||189||93.6%||0||6-1||+4.2||6-1-0||+4||2-4|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Home Games)||5||5||141||132||93.6%||0||4-1||+2.2||4-1-0||+2||1-4|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||100||94.3%||0||3-1||+1.2||3-1-0||+1||0-4|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CHICAGO 3.11, SAN JOSE 3.1|
|1/19/2013||at LOS ANGELES||5-2||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||O|
|1/20/2013||at PHOENIX||6-4||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/22/2013||ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||at DALLAS||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-2||W||0, -165||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/27/2013||DETROIT||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/30/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||at VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||U|
|2/2/2013||at CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ev||U|
|2/5/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|2/7/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|2/10/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|2/15/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|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||1-2||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/11/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/12/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|2/15/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-2 in first round.
COACH: Joel Quenneville, 5th season with Blackhawks, 186-99-39; 16th overall, 624-382-157 in NHL.
ADDED: D Michal Rozsival, D Sheldon Brookbank.
LOST: F Andrew Brunette, F Brendan Morrison, D Sean O'Donnell
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Corey Crawford
OUTLOOK: Other than Rozsival and Brookbank, who each signed as free agents, there has been little turnover from last season. The Blackhawks have continuity going for them. Question is: Can they make a playoff run? It's been back-to-back first-round exits since they captured the Stanley Cup, and the Blackhawks are looking for more. Crawford's play will go a long way toward determining that, and he's coming off a shaky season in which he didn't post a shutout and let in two soft overtime goals in the playoffs.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CHICAGO-SAN JOSE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blackhawks-Sharks Preview* ===========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Chicago (7-0-2) at San Jose (7-1-1), 10:30 p.m. EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks are the final team remaining without a regulation defeat and a wild sequence allowed them to escape that fate in their last game.
Road meetings with the San Jose Sharks, however, haven't ended favorably in three years.
After narrowly avoiding their first regulation loss, the Blackhawks look to snap a four-game road skid to the Sharks on Tuesday night.
Chicago (7-0-2) seemed headed for its first regulation loss Saturday when Ray Emery allowed a goal with 35 seconds to play. However, Marian Hossa tied it with 2.3 seconds left and Patrick Kane scored the only shootout goal in a 3-2 win at Calgary.
The Blackhawks needed a career-high 45 saves from Emery, getting outshot 47-19.
"That was criminal," coach Joel Quenneville said. "They've got to call the cops after that performance. (Emery) stole two points. He was spectacular.
"I've never ever been outplayed, outchanced like that in my life. That was a special performance and it continued on in the shootout."
Chicago is 1-0-2 on this season-high six-game road trip with both defeats coming in the shootout with Corey Crawford in net.
Despite Emery's heroics against the Flames, it's likely Crawford will get the nod this time. He's 5-0-2 with a 1.66 goals-against average this season, but he's lost all three starts (0-2-1) at San Jose behind a 2.64 GAA.
Crawford stopped 22 of 27 shots in the most recent meeting there on Feb. 10, a 5-3 loss that was Chicago's fourth straight in San Jose since a 4-3 overtime victory Jan. 28, 2010.
The Blackhawks won both games there as part of a sweep of the Sharks (7-1-1) in the 2010 Western Conference finals en route to their most recent Stanley Cup.
Kane leads Chicago with nine assists and 13 points, recording at least one in eight of nine games. He has two goals and two assists on this trip.
But Kane has no points in his last three games at San Jose while captain Jonathan Toews' scoreless streak there is up to four.
Center Dave Bolland may be back in the lineup after missing one game with a leg injury sustained in Friday's 2-1 shootout loss at Vancouver.
"When you do feel a lot of pain anywhere you always have that thing in the back of your head that it could be broken," Bolland told the team's official website. "And with a 48-game year, it really cuts your season down if something serious does happen. I'm just glad nothing was broken or was serious."
The Sharks will try to rebound from their first regulation loss of the season after they gave up two third-period goals in a 2-1 defeat at Anaheim on Monday.
San Jose went scoreless on six power-play chances in the loss and is 1 for 18 over the past four games.
"I thought that let us down," coach Todd McLellan told the NHL's official website. "That was, and has been, and will be, a huge part of our team."
The same can be said for Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton, who haven't managed a point in three games after getting 14 each over the first six. Marleau has two points - both assists - in his last seven meetings with Chicago, while Thornton has three in the past four home matchups.
Antti Niemi will likely be back in net after he was rested Monday. He's 6-0-1 with a 1.80 GAA this season, and has a 1.48 GAA while winning all four home meetings with the Blackhawks - the team he helped to the 2010 Stanley Cup.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 10:25:35 AM EST|