|73||CALGARY||+170||Ov 5.5,+105||+170||Ov 5.5,+110|
|74||VANCOUVER||-200||Un 5.5,-125||-200||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-1-0||+1.3||2-1||+1.3||1-2||3.3||29.7||2.3||30.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.5||3-2||+0.5||3-2||3.4||32.6||3.2||23.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||24||9||9||5||1||0||256||9.4%||34||9||26.5%||43|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3||10||3||4||2||1||0||89||11.2%||14||4||28.6%||16|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||6||6||4||1||0||163||10.4%||23||5||21.7%||30|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||3||9||3||6||0||0||0||99||9.1%||14||2||14.3%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||28||7||9||10||2||3||205||13.7%||27||8||29.6%||45|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||7||2||3||1||1||1||91||7.7%||12||3||25.0%||9|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||4||4||7||1||2||116||13.8%||15||5||33.3%||25|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||12||2||5||4||1||2||78||15.4%||10||4||40.0%||16|
|LELAND IRVING (All Games)||2||1||35||32||91.4%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|LELAND IRVING (Road Games)||2||1||35||32||91.4%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|LELAND IRVING (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|LELAND IRVING (Last 4 Games)||2||1||35||32||91.4%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (All Games)||7||7||169||147||87.0%||0||2-5||-3.5||2-5-0||-4||3-3|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Road Games)||2||2||56||53||94.6%||0||1-1||+0.3||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (vs. Division)||3||3||77||67||87.0%||0||1-2||-1.7||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||80||69||86.2%||0||2-2||-0.5||2-2-0||-1||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-2-0||+0.1||3-2||+0.1||1-4||2.6||27.8||2.6||29.2|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||0-3||2.8||26.0||1.4||25.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||10||28||10||10||5||3||2||282||9.9%||51||8||15.7%||38|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5||13||5||4||2||2||2||139||9.4%||22||4||18.2%||14|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||5||5||2||2||1||130||10.8%||22||2||9.1%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||5||15||4||7||2||2||1||150||10.0%||24||3||12.5%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||23||5||10||6||2||2||279||8.2%||43||10||23.3%||33|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||13||2||7||3||1||1||146||8.9%||21||5||23.8%||19|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||1||2||3||1||1||128||5.5%||21||3||14.3%||10|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||8||1||4||2||1||1||140||5.7%||21||4||19.0%||11|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||6||5||149||140||94.0%||1||3-2||+0.6||3-2-0||+1||0-4|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Home Games)||4||3||96||91||94.8%||1||2-1||+0.6||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (vs. Division)||3||3||81||77||95.1%||1||2-1||+0.6||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||100||95.2%||1||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||0-3|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||5||5||130||118||90.8%||0||3-2||+0.5||3-2-0||0||1-3|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Home Games)||2||2||50||43||86.0%||0||1-1||-0.5||1-1-0||-1||1-1|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (vs. Division)||2||2||59||56||94.9%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-1|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||109||94.0%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||0-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.2, VANCOUVER 3.11|
|1/20/2013||SAN JOSE||1-4||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||P|
|1/21/2013||ANAHEIM||4-5||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/23/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||EDMONTON||4-3||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/31/2013||COLORADO||3-6||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/2/2013||CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ev||U|
|2/5/2013||at DETROIT||4-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/7/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|2/15/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|2/17/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|2/18/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|2/20/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|1/19/2013||ANAHEIM||3-7||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/20/2013||EDMONTON||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/23/2013||CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -175||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/25/2013||at ANAHEIM||5-0||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/27/2013||at SAN JOSE||1-4||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/28/2013||at LOS ANGELES||2-3||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||P|
|1/30/2013||COLORADO||3-0||W||0, -185||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||CHICAGO||2-1||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||U|
|2/4/2013||at EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/7/2013||at MINNESOTA||4-1||W||0, -125||W||5 un||P|
|2/17/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|2/19/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
LAST SEASON: 37-29-16, 90 points. Missed playoffs by finishing ninth in Western Conference.
COACH: Bob Hartley, first season.
ADDED: D Dennis Wideman, LW Jiri Hudler, C Roman Cervenka.
LOST: C Olli Jokinen, RW David Ross, D Scott Hannan, RW Guillaume Desbiens, RW Tom Kostopoulous.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Alex Tanguay, who played for Hartley a decade ago in Colorado, will be more familiar with the coach than his teammates. If he can click on the top line with Jarome Iginla, the Flames may have a puncher's chance.
OUTLOOK: Despite the addition of Cervenka, the Flames should be weak enough on defense to keep G Miikka Kiprusoff busy. If Tanguay and other forwards can click with Iginla, they may have a chance at catching lightning in a bottle, but in a tough division with the formidable Avalanche and Canucks, they would do well to nick the last playoff spot.
LAST SEASON: 51-22-9, 111 points. Lost to Los Angeles 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Alain Vigneault, 7TH SEASON, 287-155-50; 11th overall 396-273-54.
ADDED: D Jason Garrison, D Derek Joslin, RW Guillaume Desbiens.
LOST: D Sami Salo, D Aaron Rome, D Marc-Andre Gragnani, RW Mark Mancari.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Cory Schneider. He replaced Roberto Luongo during last year's first-round exit and the 33-year-old goaltender seem to be on his way out. The 26-year-old Schneider signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension last summer.
OUTLOOK: The Canucks have perhaps more urgency than any other NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. Vancouver led the league in points the past two regular seasons. After being a win away from hoisting the Cup for the first time in 2011, the Canucks won only one postseason game last year against the Kings.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CALGARY-VANCOUVER) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(Updates with Flames' injuries)
*Flames-Canucks Preview* ========================
Calgary (3-3-2) at Vancouver (6-2-2), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Vancouver Canucks are enjoying having two established goaltenders for now.
The Calgary Flames certainly don't know what it's like to have that luxury.
It's not clear who will start in goal for either team - for vastly different reasons - when they meet Saturday night in Vancouver, with the Canucks seeking a fifth straight victory.
Roberto Luongo continues to be shopped around by Vancouver (6-2-2), and had made four straight starts before giving way to Cory Schneider for Thursday's 4-1 victory at Minnesota. Schneider made 22 saves, and insists he isn't upset about the situation.
"It's great knowing there's another guy who can go in there and put up those kind of numbers, and it just motivates you to be that good and chase him," said Schneider, who saw his first action in 11 days. "I've been doing it for a couple years now, and I think the team enjoys that, just knowing whoever's in the net we can win."
Canucks coach Alain Vigneault has not yet announced a starter for Saturday.
"We've got two world-class goalies and it's a problem a lot of teams would like to have," winger Chris Higgins said. "Great guys and we'll take that effort every night from our goalies."
Miikka Kiprusoff was placed on injured reserve Friday with a knee sprain suffered Tuesday, prompting Calgary to sign goaltender Danny Taylor. Leland Irving made 26 saves in his first start of the season Thursday in a 4-3 overtime win at Columbus.
"There's nothing better. It's pretty exciting," Irving said. "The boys really came through tonight and played great. I'm glad they were rewarded with two points."
Irving's only previous NHL win came Dec. 23, 2011, 3-1 at Vancouver. It'll be either Irving or Taylor in net for the next two games until Kiprusoff is eligible to come off IR on Tuesday.
Calgary goaltenders have posted a 3.25 goals-against average for the NHL's sixth-worst mark. Vancouver is tied for the fifth-best at 2.10.
The Flames (3-3-2), who have won consecutive games for the first time, had four different goal scorers against the Blue Jackets. Alex Tanguay scored in overtime to extend his point streak to seven games (nine points).
"I really like the way that we're performing right now," coach Bob Hartley said. "I'm proud for the guys. We're very demanding intensity-wise, discipline-wise but they're responding well."
Hartley also has injury concerns with his skaters. Mike Cammalleri, tied for the team lead in assists with five, sat out Thursday while fellow center Mikael Backlund left the game with an MCL sprain.
Backlund is expected to miss at least a month, while Cammalleri is day to day. The Flames activated defenseman Anton Babchuk and recalled center Ben Street from the AHL on Friday.
"It opens the doors for other players to come in," Hartley said. "It's very unfortunate, I feel very bad for the guys getting injured, but it creates opportunities for the other guys to come in."
Schneider and Kiprusoff each stopped 34 of 36 shots in the first matchup between these teams Jan. 23, but the Canucks goalie was better in the shootout as his team posted a 3-2 victory.
Nine of the last eleven meetings between these Northwest Division rivals have essentially been one-goal games, with two of those ending in two-goal margins thanks to empty-net tallies.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 6:32:32 AM EST|