|69||ANAHEIM||+155||Ov 5,-135||+155||Ov 5,-145|
|70||ST LOUIS||-175||Un 5,+115||-175||Un 5,+125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-2-0||+1.1||3-2||+1.1||2-3||3.6||24.2||2.6||26.2|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.8||4-1||+2.8||1-4||3.2||25.8||1.8||29.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||10||33||10||12||10||1||2||261||12.6%||33||8||24.2%||54|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5||18||7||8||3||0||0||121||14.9%||15||4||26.7%||32|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||5||5||6||0||1||129||12.4%||18||5||27.8%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||26||14||4||7||1||1||273||9.5%||38||11||28.9%||43|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||13||7||1||4||1||1||131||9.9%||15||6||40.0%||24|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||6||2||1||0||0||146||6.2%||17||4||23.5%||16|
|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|
|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|
|VIKTOR FASTH (All Games)||5||4||117||112||95.7%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||0-4|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Road Games)||2||1||43||42||97.7%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Last 4 Games)||4||3||96||93||96.9%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||0-3|
|JONAS HILLER (All Games)||6||6||156||136||87.2%||0||3-3||-0.1||3-3-0||0||3-3|
|JONAS HILLER (Road Games)||4||4||88||77||87.5%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||102||89||87.3%||0||1-3||-2.3||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-2-0||-1||3-2||-1||4-1||3.2||30.6||3.0||18.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-3.2||2-3||-3.2||4-0||2.8||28.8||4.2||24.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||10||33||12||10||9||2||2||309||10.7%||39||13||33.3%||59|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5||16||4||6||5||1||0||153||10.5%||22||7||31.8%||29|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||6||4||3||1||1||144||9.7%||23||6||26.1%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||30||12||10||8||0||1||221||13.6%||39||10||25.6%||57|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||15||5||7||3||0||0||91||16.5%||14||3||21.4%||28|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||21||7||8||6||0||1||120||17.5%||18||6||33.3%||39|
|JAKE ALLEN (All Games)||1||0||8||6||75.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JAKE ALLEN (Home Games)||1||0||8||6||75.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JAKE ALLEN (Last 4 Games)||1||0||8||6||75.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (All Games)||7||5||140||121||86.4%||0||2-3||-3||2-3-0||-3||3-1|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Home Games)||3||3||56||43||76.8%||0||1-2||-3||1-2-0||-3||3-0|
|BRIAN ELLIOTT (Last 4 Games)||4||3||84||72||85.7%||0||1-2||-3||1-2-0||-3||2-0|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||5||5||72||64||88.9%||2||4-1||+2.8||4-1-0||+3||4-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Home Games)||2||2||27||27||100.0%||2||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||58||50||86.2%||1||3-1||+1.8||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|MIKE MCKENNA (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MCKENNA (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ANAHEIM 3.27, ST LOUIS 3.31|
|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||1-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||U|
|2/9/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/12/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|2/15/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|2/16/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|1/19/2013||DETROIT||6-0||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||O|
|1/21/2013||at NASHVILLE||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||O|
|1/22/2013||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||NASHVILLE||3-0||W||0, -175||W||5 ov||U|
|1/26/2013||at DALLAS||4-3||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||MINNESOTA||5-4||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|1/31/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-1||W||0, -200||W||5 ov||P|
|2/1/2013||at DETROIT||3-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/5/2013||NASHVILLE||1-6||L||0, -200||L||5 un||O|
|2/7/2013||DETROIT||1-5||L||0, -200||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/11/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/13/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|2/15/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|2/17/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|2/19/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|2/20/2013||at COLORADO|| |
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
|ST LOUIS: |
LAST SEASON: 49-22-11, 109 points, Central Division championship. Lost to Los Angeles 4-0 in second round.
COACH: Ken Hitchcock, 1st full season with Blues, 43-15-11; 16th overall, 576-365-169 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Vladimir Tarasenko, LW Jaden Schwartz, D Jeff Woywitka, D Colin White.
LOST: RW B.J. Crombeen, D Kent Huskins (unsigned unrestricted free agent).
PLAYER TO WATCH: Shifty, inventive LW David Perron has potential to lift a grinding offense that ranked in the bottom third of the NHL after scoring 42 points in 57 last season after recovering from concussion that sidelined him a full season.
OUTLOOK: The Blues stood pat after second-best point total in franchise history, banking on continued development of youthful roster, and figure to be among top teams in Western Conference. Hitchcock was NHL coach of year, elevating play across the board of roster that was 7-7 before he replaced Davis Payne.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ANAHEIM-ST LOUIS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Ducks-Blues Preview* =====================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Anaheim (7-2-1) at St. Louis (6-4-0), 8:00 p.m. EDT
St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is wondering where the team effort that helped his club get off to a solid start has gone in the last few games.
Looking back on their recent home matchups with the Anaheim Ducks may provide some inspiration.
St. Louis looks to end a three-game losing streak Saturday night by earning a sixth straight home victory over Anaheim, which is coming off its first regulation road loss.
The Blues (6-4-0) won six of their first seven games, though Hitchcock said his team has fallen into "individual agendas" before storming out of his postgame press conference after Thursday's 5-1 loss to Detroit.
St. Louis' skid began with a 5-3 defeat at Detroit on Feb. 1 before it fell 6-1 at home to Nashville on Tuesday.
Only one of the Blues' goals during their skid has come at even strength.
"We're cheating all over the ice. We're cheating each other, we're cheating the game and we're paying the price for it," Hitchcock said. "You hope that sooner or later the players have had enough and they're willing to make the changes necessary."
Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko had five goals and five assists in his first eight games, though he hasn't recorded a point while posting a minus-3 rating over the last two.
"When you have players playing under the bar, it's hard to win hockey games," Hitchcock said. "Our team game is not good right now."
Brian Elliott hasn't been very good in goal, either, compiling a 4.99 goals-against average during the losing streak. He replaced Jaroslav Halak in the first period Feb. 1 after Halak sustained a groin injury that landed him in injured reserve.
Elliott, who is 1-2-1 with a 3.62 GAA in four career starts versus Anaheim, will get the nod again Saturday.
"Goals are going to go in. The best goaltenders in the world let in goals," Elliott said. "You can't be too hard on yourself. We'll figure it out. It's just a matter of time."
The Blues have won five straight home meetings with a 27-10 scoring advantage over the Ducks (7-2-1), who may be dealing with an injured goaltender of their own.
Jonas Hiller allowed two goals on 14 shots and suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of Friday's 3-1 loss to Dallas - the team's second stop on a six-game road trip.
Viktor Fasth, who has won each of his four starts with a 0.98 GAA, made 11 saves in relief and could get the start Saturday. Coach Bruce Boudreau said Hiller will be evaluated further in St. Louis.
Anaheim's loss ended a four-game winning streak and marked its first regulation defeat on the road after starting 3-0-1.
"I want them to know that they didn't come ready to play and that's what happens when you play good hockey clubs and you're not ready to play," Boudreau said. "You can't win hockey games playing 40 minutes. It's a 60-minute game."
Despite Friday's loss, the Ducks appear to be a much-improved team from last season, when it took them 24 games to earn their seventh victory. They didn't win their third road contest until their 18th try.
The home team has won the last nine matchups in this series.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 10:48:36 AM EST|