|7||TORONTO||-120||Ov 5.5,+100||-115||Ov 5.5,+110|
|8||FLORIDA||+100||Un 5.5,-120||-105||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-2-0||+6.2||6-2||+6.2||4-4||3.2||22.6||2.2||30.9|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.6||4-1||+3.6||2-3||3.6||24.4||1.4||35.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||15||43||15||14||13||1||1||415||10.4%||69||10||14.5%||70|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8||26||8||11||6||1||0||181||14.4%||34||8||23.5%||41|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||4||7||7||0||1||122||14.8%||19||4||21.1%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||36||8||13||15||0||2||476||7.6%||50||10||20.0%||64|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||18||3||7||8||0||1||247||7.3%||29||6||20.7%||34|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||1||4||2||0||0||175||4.0%||18||1||5.6%||13|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||10||9||281||261||92.9%||0||6-3||+4.4||6-3-0||+5||5-4|
|JAMES REIMER (Road Games)||5||5||165||154||93.3%||0||4-1||+4.6||4-1-0||+4||4-1|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||107||93.9%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+3||2-2|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||7||6||193||179||92.7%||1||3-3||+0.2||3-3-0||0||1-5|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)||3||3||81||75||92.6%||0||2-1||+1.6||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||126||120||95.2%||1||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-5-0||-3.2||2-5||-3.2||5-2||3.3||29.1||3.9||32.4|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3||1-4||-3||2-3||2.6||27.8||4.0||30.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||35||12||11||11||1||2||394||8.9%||56||10||17.9%||52|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7||23||8||7||8||0||1||204||11.3%||31||7||22.6%||36|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||4||4||4||1||1||139||9.4%||16||1||6.2%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||53||16||19||14||4||1||428||12.4%||55||14||25.5%||89|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||27||7||8||9||3||1||227||11.9%||29||6||20.7%||45|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||20||5||6||6||3||0||154||13.0%||16||5||31.2%||34|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (All Games)||5||3||104||87||83.7%||0||0-3||-3.2||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Home Games)||2||1||46||36||78.3%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||2||71||58||81.7%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOSE THEODORE (All Games)||11||11||323||288||89.2%||1||4-7||-2.6||4-7-0||-3||6-5|
|JOSE THEODORE (Home Games)||6||6||180||164||91.1%||0||2-4||-2||2-4-0||-2||4-2|
|JOSE THEODORE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||107||88.4%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.09, FLORIDA 2.83|
|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||3-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/9/2013||at MONTREAL||6-0||W||0, +150||W||5 ov||O|
|2/11/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-2||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/14/2013||at CAROLINA||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/16/2013||OTTAWA||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/18/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|2/19/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/23/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/25/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|2/28/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|1/22/2013||at MONTREAL||1-4||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||OTTAWA||1-3||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||PHILADELPHIA||1-7||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/29/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-5||L||0, +150||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/31/2013||WINNIPEG||6-3||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/3/2013||at BUFFALO||4-3||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/5/2013||at WINNIPEG||2-3||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/7/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2013||at WASHINGTON||0-5||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/12/2013||WASHINGTON||5-6||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/14/2013||MONTREAL||0-1||L||0, +105||L||5 ov||U|
|2/16/2013||TAMPA BAY||5-6||L||0, +105||L||5.5 ev||O|
|2/21/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|2/22/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
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: 38-26-18, 94 points. Lost to New Jersey 4-3 in first round.
COACH: Kevin Dineen, 2nd season with Panthers, 38-26-18; 2nd overall in NHL.
ADDED: D Filip Kuba, C Peter Mueller, RW George Parros, RW Alex Kovalev.
LOST: D Jason Garrison, LW Wojtek Wolski, C John Madden.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Kovalev. He's still strong and talented, and could be the perfect fit for a second line that sometimes struggled with scoring a year ago. Plus, considering how much Florida struggles with shootouts, someone like Kovalev could pay immediate dividends.
OUTLOOK: Most of the team that won the Southeast Division title last season is back. The Panthers might have one of the best 1-2 goaltending combos in the league with Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen. If health isn't an issue, the Panthers could go deeper in the playoffs this time around.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TORONTO-FLORIDA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Maple Leafs-Panthers Preview* ==============================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
Toronto (9-6-0) at Florida (4-6-4), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the verge of matching their best road start in more than seven decades.
If they're going to accomplish that feat on Monday night, they'll have to win for the first time in six games against the Florida Panthers.
Despite losing 3-1 to Carolina on Thursday in their last game in an opponent's arena, the Maple Leafs (9-6-0) have a 6-2-0 record outside Toronto. The last time they opened 7-2-0 on the road was 1940-41.
The Maple Leafs have been outscored 20-6 while losing each of their last five games in Sunrise, including two in 2011-12 when Florida swept the four-game season series.
Toronto, though, has some momentum on its side after Saturday's 3-0 victory over Ottawa gave the club its fifth win in six games. Starting a second consecutive contest for injured starter James Reimer (knee), Ben Scrivens made 34 saves for his first career shutout.
"Any goalie will tell you a shutout is a team stat and the guys definitely helped me out big-time tonight," said Scrivens, who will likely make his first career start versus Florida. "They let me see the puck, they cleared away second chances, so much of the credit goes to them."
The Maple Leafs' penalty kill has been outstanding, failing just once in 18 chances over the last five games.
That doesn't bode well for a Florida club that's 0 for 12 on the power play during its 0-1-3 skid.
The Panthers (4-6-4) will try to salvage the finale of their four-game homestand after losing in overtime in each of the last three.
"We're not finishing," coach Kevin Dineen said after his team yielded the game-tying goal with 11 seconds left in regulation in Saturday's 6-5 loss to Tampa Bay. "You're not going to get in the playoffs with 48 points. You can't try to get a point a game - it's just not going to work. We've got to find a way a more complete effort and end up with two points."
Florida, loser of five of its last six at home, has points in seven of eight contests since a season-worst five-game skid from Jan. 21-29.
Jose Theodore was shaky on Saturday with a season-high six goals allowed, but he might be able to help the Panthers get back into the win column. The veteran netminder has won his last five starts versus Toronto, including all four last season.
Phil Kessel, the Maple Leafs' leader with five points in those contests, has both of his goals and nine of his 11 points on the road this season. Kessel had two goals and five assists in a four-game road point streak before being held off the scoresheet on Thursday.
Toronto's James van Riemsdyk has six of his team-best eight goals away from home. He had one goal and two assists in five games at Florida while with Philadelphia.
Panthers leading scorer Tomas Fleischmann is one goal shy of 100.
Toronto's last victory over Florida was 4-3 in a shootout at home on Feb. 1, 2011.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 8:56:50 AM EST|