|3||PHILADELPHIA||+100||Ov 5.5,-110||-105||Ov 5.5,-115|
|4||NY ISLANDERS||-120||Un 5.5,-110||-115||Un 5.5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-8-0||-6.2||2-8||-6.2||4-5||2.2||27.8||3.5||27.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.9||2-3||-0.9||3-2||2.6||29.6||3.8||26.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||16||38||15||15||7||1||0||450||8.4%||64||11||17.2%||69|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10||22||10||6||6||0||0||278||7.9%||44||6||13.6%||39|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||7||3||2||1||0||148||8.8%||15||2||13.3%||23|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||5||7||3||3||1||0||0||139||5.0%||21||3||14.3%||13|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||49||17||12||19||1||5||443||11.1%||66||12||18.2%||82|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||35||11||11||13||0||3||276||12.7%||42||7||16.7%||61|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||5||7||7||0||2||131||14.5%||16||0||0.0%||37|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||14||6||4||4||0||2||119||11.8%||17||5||29.4%||22|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (All Games)||2||1||38||34||89.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Road Games)||2||1||38||34||89.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Last 4 Games)||2||1||38||34||89.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)||14||14||375||340||90.7%||1||6-8||-2.6||6-8-0||-2||6-8|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Road Games)||8||8||209||186||89.0%||1||2-6||-4.2||2-6-0||-4||4-4|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (vs. Division)||5||5||117||105||89.7%||1||1-4||-3.1||1-4-0||-3||1-4|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||91||78||85.7%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Road Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Last 4 Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-5-0||-3.6||2-5||-3.6||4-3||2.6||31.9||3.1||26.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||3-2||3.2||32.6||3.4||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||45||7||21||15||2||2||426||10.6%||58||16||27.6%||73|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7||18||2||9||7||0||0||223||8.1%||39||9||23.1%||35|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||2||10||3||1||1||163||9.8%||20||7||35.0%||27|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||22||2||12||6||2||1||226||9.7%||36||9||25.0%||37|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||47||12||11||23||1||4||423||11.1%||47||6||12.8%||81|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||22||3||4||15||0||3||184||12.0%||21||3||14.3%||38|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||6||4||7||0||2||141||12.1%||16||3||18.7%||29|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||22||5||7||10||0||3||246||8.9%||27||5||18.5%||36|
|RICK DIPIETRO (All Games)||2||2||57||48||84.2%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Home Games)||1||1||30||25||83.3%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RICK DIPIETRO (Last 4 Games)||2||2||57||48||84.2%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)||12||12||362||328||90.6%||0||6-6||+0.7||6-6-0||+1||7-5|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Home Games)||6||6||151||137||90.7%||0||2-4||-2.5||2-4-0||-2||3-3|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (vs. Division)||8||8||243||224||92.2%||0||4-4||+1||4-4-0||+1||4-4|
|EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||109||99||90.8%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHILADELPHIA 3.13, NY ISLANDERS 3.48|
|1/22/2013||at NEW JERSEY||0-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||NY RANGERS||2-1||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||at FLORIDA||7-1||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/27/2013||at TAMPA BAY||1-5||L||0, +125||L||6 un||P|
|1/29/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-2||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/1/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/2/2013||CAROLINA||5-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ev||O|
|2/5/2013||TAMPA BAY||2-1||W||0, -125||W||6 un||U|
|2/7/2013||FLORIDA||2-3||L||0, -145||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2013||CAROLINA||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/11/2013||at TORONTO||2-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/12/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/15/2013||at NEW JERSEY||3-5||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||O|
|2/16/2013||at MONTREAL||1-4||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/18/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|2/20/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|1/24/2013||at TORONTO||7-4||W||0, -115||W||5.5 ev||O|
|1/25/2013||at BOSTON||2-4||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/27/2013||at WINNIPEG||4-5||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/29/2013||at PITTSBURGH||4-1||W||0, +170||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/31/2013||at NEW JERSEY||5-4||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||O|
|2/3/2013||NEW JERSEY||0-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/5/2013||PITTSBURGH||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/7/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2013||BUFFALO||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/11/2013||CAROLINA||4-6||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/14/2013||at NY RANGERS||4-3||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/16/2013||NEW JERSEY||5-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/19/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/21/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|2/23/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
LAST SEASON:47-26-9,103 points. Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1 in second round.
COACH: Peter Laviolette, 4th season with Flyers, 122-73-26; 11th season overall, 366-257-25-60 in NHL.
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, LW Ruslan Fedotenko, D Bruno Gervais.
LOST: RW Jaromir Jagr, G Sergei Bobrovsky, RW James van Riemsdyk, D Matt Carle, D Pavel Kubina
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov made few fans in his first season in Philadelphia with his quirky personality and erratic play. He had his moments of proving he was worth the $51 million, nine-year deal he signed, but he'll need more of them in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup.
OUTLOOK: The Flyers have one of the best players in the game in team captain Claude Giroux, but the thin defense needs improvement and Bryzgalov has to improve if Philadelphia is going win its first Stanley Cup since 1975.
|NY ISLANDERS: |
LAST SEASON: 34-37-7, 79 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 14th in the Eastern Conference.
COACH: Jack Capuano, 3rd season with Islanders, 60-66-21; 3rd overall in NHL.
ADDED: D Lubomir Visnovsky, D Matt Carkner, RW Brad Boyes, LW Eric Boulton, D Radek Martinek.
LOST: RW P.A. Parenteau, G Al Montoya, C Micheal Haley.
PLAYER TO WATCH: John Tavares. Fresh off his first 30-goal season in the NHL, the 22-year-old center is already establishing himself as a star heading into his fourth year with the Islanders. Tavares has increased his goal and point totals each season, topping out at 31 goals and 81 points in 2011-12 while playing in all 82 games.
OUTLOOK: With veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov behind them, the Islanders could surprise some people in a short season. With young talent up front, led by Tavares, the up-and-coming club could hang around and perhaps sneak into a playoff spot in the sprint to the finish.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHILADELPHIA-NY ISLANDERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flyers-Islanders Preview* ==========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Philadelphia (6-9-1) at New York (6-7-1), 1:00 p.m. EDT
A matchup with the New York Islanders could be exactly what the Philadelphia Flyers need.
Philadelphia has dominated the series in recent years, going 28-3-1 since the start of the 2007-08 season. But the Flyers have been anything but superior this season and have especially struggled of late.
Meanwhile, the Islanders hope John Tavares can power them to a third straight win Monday night when they host Philadelphia in the opener of this season series.
The Flyers have won six straight and 13 of 14 at Nassau Coliseum but are enduring major problems on the road. They've dropped three of four thus far on a season-high six-game trip to fall to 2-8-0 away from home. No other team has more than five road losses.
Philadelphia's production slips from 2.7 goals per game at home to 2.2 on the road, but the more dramatic difference is on defense. The Flyers (6-9-1) give up an average of 3.5 goals in road games compared to 2.2 at home.
Morale seemed to hit a new low after a 4-1 loss to Montreal on Saturday, with captain Claude Giroux putting his teammates on notice.
"There's no compete. We're not winning battles," said Giroux, who has a minus-6 rating and 10 points through 16 games. He was third in the NHL last season with 93 points.
"We're just going through the motions. You know, we're a young team that can skate. We should be winning more battles than this. It's just frustrating to see. I know I have to be better, but a team is 20 guys and you need everybody to show up."
Among the other Flyers off to rough starts are Max Talbot, who has no goals after scoring a career-high 19 last season. Defenseman Braydon Coburn's minus-9 rating is among the league's worst. Sean Couturier, who had 27 points as a rookie last season, has no goals and two assists over the past eight games.
The Islanders (6-7-1) are tied with Philadelphia for last place in the Atlantic Division, though things may be looking up. New York managed just nine goals during a five-game losing streak before matching that total in their last two contests and winning both, including a 5-1 victory over New Jersey on Saturday.
Tavares had his fourth career hat trick as he scored for the fifth consecutive game, totaling nine points in that span.
"I think any great player puts a lot of responsibility on (themselves) because they want to lead (their) team," coach Jack Capuano said of Tavares. "To me, an elite player is someone you watch night in and night out, and your coaches prepare for in your pre-scout. You're looking at 91 (Tavares)."
Tavares' 11 goals - all in the past 10 games - trail only the 12 by Buffalo's Thomas Vanek. His 20 points also rank among the league leaders.
"When I get my opportunities, I want to contribute," said Tavares, scoring on 28.0 percent of his shots over the last five games and 19.3 percent on the season. "And I know offensively, that's where I contribute the most. Just trying to, when I get my chances, put the puck in."
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 8:58:29 AM EST|