|1||ANAHEIM||-110||Ov 5,-125||-115||Ov 5,-130|
|2||DALLAS||-110||Un 5,+105||-105||Un 5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-1-0||+2.3||3-1||+2.3||2-2||4.2||25.0||2.5||25.7|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||1-4||3.4||27.6||1.8||27.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||9||32||10||11||10||1||2||240||13.3%||30||8||26.7%||52|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4||17||7||7||3||0||0||100||17.0%||12||4||33.3%||30|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||5||6||6||0||1||138||12.3%||19||5||26.3%||27|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||3||11||3||4||4||0||1||87||12.6%||14||3||21.4%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||23||12||4||6||1||1||245||9.4%||33||9||27.3%||37|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||10||5||1||3||1||1||103||9.7%||10||4||40.0%||18|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||5||2||1||1||1||136||6.6%||14||2||14.3%||14|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||8||4||2||1||1||1||78||10.3%||12||2||16.7%||13|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (Road 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 (Road 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)||4||4||105||101||96.2%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||0-4|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Road Games)||1||1||31||31||100.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|VIKTOR FASTH (vs. Division)||1||1||26||25||96.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||101||96.2%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||0-4|
|JONAS HILLER (All Games)||5||5||140||122||87.1%||0||3-2||+1.2||3-2-0||+1||3-2|
|JONAS HILLER (Road Games)||3||3||72||63||87.5%||0||2-1||+1.3||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|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|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-2-0||0||2-2||0||3-1||3.2||24.0||3.2||36.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.2||3-2||+1.2||1-2||2.2||24.2||2.6||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||11||23||9||8||4||2||1||274||8.4%||36||5||13.9%||38|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4||13||6||3||3||1||1||96||13.5%||12||3||25.0%||20|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||4||5||0||2||1||121||9.1%||16||1||6.2%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||3||8||3||2||2||1||1||67||11.9%||7||2||28.6%||11|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||27||4||14||8||1||0||367||7.4%||54||9||16.7%||47|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||13||2||8||2||1||0||147||8.8%||18||5||27.8%||21|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||2||7||4||0||0||155||8.4%||25||4||16.0%||23|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||8||1||5||2||0||0||108||7.4%||15||3||20.0%||12|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)||2||1||36||34||94.4%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (vs. Division)||1||1||34||32||94.1%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)||2||1||36||34||94.4%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||9||8||270||250||92.6%||0||5-3||+2||5-3-0||+2||2-4|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Home Games)||4||3||118||109||92.4%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|KARI LEHTONEN (vs. Division)||2||2||74||68||91.9%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||2-0|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||108||90.8%||0||3-1||+2.2||3-1-0||+2||1-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||2||2||61||56||91.8%||1||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Home Games)||1||1||29||25||86.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)||2||2||61||56||91.8%||1||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ANAHEIM 3.29, DALLAS 3.01|
|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||2-1||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/6/2013||at COLORADO||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/8/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|2/9/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/12/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|2/15/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|2/16/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|1/19/2013||PHOENIX||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||O|
|1/20/2013||at MINNESOTA||0-1||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||U|
|1/22/2013||at DETROIT||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 ev||U|
|1/24/2013||CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||ST LOUIS||3-4||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||O|
|1/28/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/29/2013||at DETROIT||1-4||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||PHOENIX||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||O|
|2/2/2013||at PHOENIX||0-2||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||U|
|2/4/2013||at COLORADO||3-2||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||P|
|2/6/2013||at EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|2/12/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|2/13/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|2/15/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
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
LAST SEASON: 42-35-5, 89 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Curt Fraser, first season.
ADDED: C Cody Eakin, LW Ray Whitney, C Derek Roy, RW Jaromir Jagr, D Aaron Rome.
LOST: C Mike Ribiero, D Sheldon Souray, C Steve Ott, D Adam Pardy, C Jake Dowell, RW, RW Radek Dvorak.
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Brenden Morrow. It's a contract year for the captain, who scored 35 goals last season.
OUTLOOK: The Stars recently signed G Kari Lehtonen to a five-year contract extension after two relatively healthy seasons in Dallas. The Finn and a relatively solid defense should keep the Stars on the fringes of playoff contention. Seeing how much Dallas can get from the 40-year-old Jagr in the lockout-shortened season will be worth watching.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ANAHEIM-DALLAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Ducks-Stars Preview* =====================
Anaheim (7-1-1) at Dallas (5-5-1), 8:30 p.m. EDT
Thanks in part to a red-hot rookie goaltender, the Anaheim Ducks look like a vastly improved team from the one that flopped against the Dallas Stars last season.
The visiting Ducks could start Victor Fasth in goal as they search for a fifth straight victory Friday night in Dallas, where they failed to solve Kari Lehtonen in their last two visits.
Anaheim (7-1-1) opened a six-game trip Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over Colorado. Fasth made 31 saves for his first shutout as he lowered his goals-against average to an NHL-best 0.98.
"It's nothing you go and think about. You just try to do your best and help the team out as much as you can," said the 30-year-old rookie, who was the Swedish Elite League's goaltender of the year the last two seasons. "I'm really glad I had (the shutout). It's a little bonus. Most important thing is we got the win and started off this road trip really good."
Fasth could be the difference Friday for the Ducks, who went 1-5-0 against the Stars (5-5-1) last season.
Lehtonen went 4-1-0 with a 1.40 GAA in the season series, including shutouts in Anaheim's last two trips to the American Airlines Center.
While Lehtonen is a good bet to make his ninth start of the season, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau has to choose between the surging Fasth and Jonas Hiller, who is 3-1-1 with a 3.54 GAA.
Hiller has posted a 3.04 GAA in losing his last six starts against Dallas. Fasth, meanwhile, is the first goalie to win his first four starts since Nolan Schaefer did it for San Jose in 2005.
Boudreau has not named his starter for Friday.
"Hilly will be playing very soon," Boudreau said. "He will be doing the same thing, I hope."
Boudreau has received strong recent production from defenseman Sheldon Souray, who has three goals and an assist over a three-game point streak. Souray signed with Anaheim as a free agent after he had 21 points in 64 games for the Stars a season ago.
Saku Koivu also has four points (two goals, two assists) over his last three games, and he thinks that the Ducks must improve.
"We gave up too many 2-on-1s, 3-on-2s, probably more than we've had in the last five games," Koivu said.
Dallas is also unhappy with its play despite winning three of four after Jaromir Jagr scored in overtime in Wednesday's 3-2 victory at Edmonton.
"It's definitely not pretty out there," said Jamie Benn, who had a goal and an assist. "We're getting the job done right now but we've got to get better as a team, do the right things, get pucks deep."
Benn led Dallas with eight points against Anaheim last season while Michael Ryder and Alex Goligoski each tied for the team lead with three goals.
Anaheim's Teemu Selanne had a team-high five points in the season series and Koivu a team-best three goals but Ryan Getzlaf came up empty in the six games.
Getzlaf, with a goal and four assists, has one point in each of his last five games.
Dallas has been short-handed a league-high 54 times. Anaheim owns one of the NHL's best power plays at 26.7 percent.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 12:27:41 AM EST|