|65||TORONTO||+135||Ov 5.5,-120||+115||Ov 5.5,-120|
|66||WINNIPEG||-155||Un 5.5,+100||-135||Un 5.5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-1-0||+4.6||4-1||+4.6||3-2||3.2||22.4||2.6||30.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.6||3-2||+1.6||1-4||2.2||29.6||2.4||30.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||10||25||11||7||6||1||0||293||8.5%||50||6||12.0%||43|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5||16||6||7||2||1||0||112||14.3%||22||4||18.2%||27|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||5||3||2||1||0||148||7.4%||21||1||4.8%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||29||7||9||13||0||2||301||9.6%||32||9||28.1%||51|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||13||3||3||7||0||1||152||8.6%||18||5||27.8%||25|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||4||4||4||0||0||153||7.8%||13||6||46.2%||24|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||7||6||206||189||91.7%||0||3-3||+0.9||3-3-0||+1||3-3|
|JAMES REIMER (Road Games)||3||3||103||94||91.3%||0||2-1||+2||2-1-0||+2||3-0|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||127||117||92.1%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||4||4||93||83||89.2%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)||2||2||48||45||93.7%||0||2-0||+2.6||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||93||83||89.2%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-1-0||+2||3-1||+2||2-2||3.2||29.0||3.0||29.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.1||2-3||-1.1||4-1||3.4||26.2||4.8||25.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||9||27||6||11||8||2||1||257||10.5%||38||9||23.7%||48|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4||13||2||6||3||2||1||116||11.2%||16||4||25.0%||21|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||2||6||7||2||0||131||13.0%||21||5||23.8%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||34||12||7||14||1||2||262||13.0%||29||11||37.9%||55|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||12||5||2||5||0||0||116||10.3%||7||2||28.6%||19|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||24||7||6||11||0||1||129||18.6%||20||9||45.0%||41|
|AL MONTOYA (All Games)||2||1||36||29||80.6%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|AL MONTOYA (Home Games)||1||1||25||21||84.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|AL MONTOYA (Last 4 Games)||2||1||36||29||80.6%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||8||8||225||200||88.9%||0||3-5||-1.7||3-5-0||-2||5-3|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Home Games)||3||3||91||83||91.2%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||92||76||82.6%||0||1-3||-2.1||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3, WINNIPEG 3.13|
|1/19/2013||at MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/21/2013||BUFFALO||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/23/2013||at PITTSBURGH||5-2||W||0, +170||W||6 un||O|
|1/24/2013||NY ISLANDERS||4-7||L||0, -105||L||5.5 ev||O|
|1/26/2013||at NY RANGERS||2-5||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/29/2013||at BUFFALO||4-3||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/31/2013||WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/2/2013||BOSTON||0-1||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/4/2013||CAROLINA||1-4||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/5/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, +140||W||5.5 ev||U|
|2/7/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|2/9/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|2/14/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|2/18/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|1/19/2013||OTTAWA||1-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/21/2013||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +160||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/22/2013||at WASHINGTON||4-2||W||0, +145||W||5.5 ev||O|
|1/25/2013||PITTSBURGH||4-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||NY ISLANDERS||5-4||W||0, -135||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/29/2013||at MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||O|
|1/31/2013||at FLORIDA||3-6||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/1/2013||at TAMPA BAY||3-8||L||0, +175||L||6 ev||O|
|2/5/2013||FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 13th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Randy Carlyle, 2nd season with Leafs, 6-9-3; 8th overall, 279-191-64 in NHL.
ADDED: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Jay McClement.
LOST: RW Colby Armstrong, D Luke Schenn, G Jonas Gustavsson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: The focus in Toronto continues to be on the turnstile in goal, a position that's been unsettled since Curtis Joseph led the Leafs to their last playoff berth in 2004 (yes, two NHL lockouts ago). Unless the Maple Leafs do go ahead and make a push to trade for Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, they'll settle on the tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled as usual. The Maple Leafs couldn't even get out of the lockout without making headlines by firing GM Brian Burke last week. Toronto has more than enough offensive punch, particularly with the addition of van Riemsdyk. The question always remains whether they have enough defense and goaltending to end what's now a seven-season playoff drought.
LAST SEASON: 37-35-10, 84 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Claude Noel, 2nd season with Jets, 37-35-10; 3rd overall, 47-43-16 in NHL.
ADDED: C Olli Jokinen, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky, G Al Montoya.
LOST: G Chris Mason, LW Tanner Glass, RW Tim Stapleton, D Mark Flood.
PLAYER TO WATCH: After nearly making the team out of training camp last season, 19-year-old center Mark Scheifele is eager for another shot this year. He's a dependable two-way forward who's enjoyed a solid first half of the season playing for Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League.
OUTLOOK: Will the honeymoon of the NHL's return to Winnipeg be over after last season? The former Atlanta Thrashers are still stuck in what's becoming a tough Southeast Division. And until the NHL realigns its divisions, the Jets are still stuck with a grueling travel schedule that could wear them down in a tightly packed 48-game schedule.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TORONTO-WINNIPEG) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
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*Maple Leafs-Jets Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Toronto (5-5-0) at Winnipeg (4-4-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT
After finding their way to the penalty box too often during their recent slide, the Winnipeg Jets took major strides toward solving those issues in their last game.
The Jets will try to keep penalties to a minimum and win their fourth straight at home on Thursday night when they take on the Maple Leafs, one of the best road teams in the NHL.
Winnipeg (4-4-1) was forced to make adjustments after totaling 16 penalties over three straight losses by a combined 18-9 margin on their recent road swing.
The Jets were burned for eight power play goals on the trip before bouncing back to negate Florida's only two man-advantage opportunities in a 3-2 overtime home win on Tuesday.
They've been far more disciplined on their home ice all season, totaling seven penalties in four games compared to 22 in five on the road.
"It was huge after the road trip (where) we didn't play well, we came in this building, we feel comfortable here," goalie Ondrej Pavelec said. "We needed two points, especially after the road trip."
Regardless of the venue, the Maple Leafs haven't been much of a threat on the power play. After converting 2 of 5 chances in the season opener, they've gone just 4 for 45 (8.9 percent) in their last nine games.
Toronto (5-5-0) has lost four of five at home, but keeps finding ways to win on the road. The Maple Leafs opened a three-game trip with a 3-2 victory at Washington on Tuesday for their fourth win in five games away from home.
"We just want to continue to build on some of the good things we've been doing and take that onto the ice (on Thursday)," said coach Randy Carlyle, a former Winnipeg defenseman.
James van Riemsdyk scored two goals against the Capitals, and five of his team-leading six goals have come on the road.
Right wing Matt Frattin has also provided a spark with five goals and seven points in seven games. He had eight goals in 56 games last season.
Toronto has nine goals in five home games, but 16 in five road contests. The Maple Leafs, however, may have a difficult time continuing that trend against Pavelec, who has been solid at home.
Pavelec is just 1-3-1 with an .873 save percentage and 3.81 GAA on the road, but he's 2-1-0 with a .912 save percentage and 2.59 GAA in Winnipeg.
Pavelec has allowed three goals while winning his last two starts against the Maple Leafs.
The Jets will try to back up Pavelec with some scoring after Blake Wheeler, Mark Stuart and Bryan Little each had goals on Tuesday.
Little providing the winner on the power play with 16 seconds left in overtime. He also scored the deciding goal in a 2-1 victory over Toronto in the prior meeting in Winnipeg last February.
Led by Tobias Enstrom's team-high 12 points, the Jets have one of the highest-scoring defenses in the NHL with eight goals and 31 points. Enstrom has four goals and eight points in his last seven games against the Maple Leafs.
Despite a solid 24-save performance from Ben Scrivens against the Capitals, Toronto is expected to start James Reimer. Reimer has lost two straight starts, including a 4-1 defeat to Carolina on Monday that dropped him to 3-3-0 this season.
He's 2-1-0 with a 2.46 GAA in his last four in this series.
The Jets have won three straight over the Maple Leafs in Winnipeg.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 12:01:51 AM EST|