|51||WINNIPEG||+120||Ov 5.5,-120||+120||Ov 5.5,-120|
|52||BUFFALO||-140||Un 5.5,+100||-140||Un 5.5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-4-0||-1.2||2-4||-1.2||4-2||2.5||29.7||3.7||29.8|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.2||1-4||-3.2||0-5||1.6||27.6||2.4||25.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||35||7||14||12||2||1||395||8.9%||50||9||18.0%||62|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6||15||4||5||6||0||0||178||8.4%||23||5||21.7%||28|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||1||3||4||0||0||138||5.8%||12||0||0.0%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||46||15||10||20||1||3||390||11.8%||44||15||34.1%||75|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||22||7||5||9||1||2||179||12.3%||25||9||36.0%||36|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||3||6||0||1||128||9.4%||15||4||26.7%||20|
|AL MONTOYA (All Games)||4||3||81||72||88.9%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|AL MONTOYA (Road Games)||2||1||44||41||93.2%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|AL MONTOYA (Last 4 Games)||4||3||81||72||88.9%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||12||11||307||273||88.9%||0||3-8||-5||3-8-0||-5||5-6|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Road Games)||5||5||134||117||87.3%||0||1-4||-2.7||1-4-0||-3||4-1|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||3||82||73||89.0%||0||0-3||-3.2||0-3-0||-3||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-5-0||-3.4||3-5||-3.4||6-2||3.1||32.4||3.2||33.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.8||2-3||-0.8||2-3||2.2||28.4||2.6||36.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||16||46||11||14||20||1||3||479||9.6%||59||8||13.6%||81|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8||25||7||6||11||1||2||259||9.7%||29||7||24.1%||43|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||3||3||5||0||0||142||7.7%||16||1||6.2%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||54||12||25||16||1||3||540||10.0%||67||13||19.4%||88|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||26||6||10||9||1||2||266||9.8%||28||8||28.6%||44|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||4||5||4||0||1||180||7.2%||22||3||13.6%||22|
|JHONAS ENROTH (All Games)||3||2||72||61||84.7%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|JHONAS ENROTH (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JHONAS ENROTH (Last 4 Games)||3||2||72||61||84.7%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|RYAN MILLER (All Games)||14||14||466||426||91.4%||1||6-8||-2.7||6-8-0||-3||8-6|
|RYAN MILLER (Home Games)||8||8||264||240||90.9%||0||3-5||-3.4||3-5-0||-4||6-2|
|RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||136||126||92.6%||1||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: WINNIPEG 3.05, BUFFALO 3.15|
|1/25/2013||PITTSBURGH||4-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||NY ISLANDERS||5-4||W||0, -135||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/29/2013||at MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||O|
|1/31/2013||at FLORIDA||3-6||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/1/2013||at TAMPA BAY||3-8||L||0, +175||L||6 ev||O|
|2/5/2013||FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/7/2013||TORONTO||2-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/9/2013||at OTTAWA||1-0||W||0, +145||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/12/2013||PHILADELPHIA||2-3||L||0, -145||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/15/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/17/2013||BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/19/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|2/21/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|2/23/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|2/24/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/26/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|2/28/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|1/24/2013||at CAROLINA||3-6||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/25/2013||CAROLINA||1-3||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/27/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/29/2013||TORONTO||3-4||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/31/2013||at BOSTON||7-4||W||0, +155||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/2/2013||at MONTREAL||1-6||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/3/2013||FLORIDA||3-4||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/5/2013||at OTTAWA||3-4||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/7/2013||MONTREAL||5-4||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/10/2013||BOSTON||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ev||U|
|2/12/2013||at OTTAWA||0-2||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/15/2013||BOSTON||4-2||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/17/2013||PITTSBURGH||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/21/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|2/23/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|2/26/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/28/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|3/2/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
LAST SEASON: 37-35-10, 84 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Claude Noel, 2nd season with Jets, 37-35-10; 3rd overall, 47-43-16 in NHL.
ADDED: C Olli Jokinen, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky, G Al Montoya.
LOST: G Chris Mason, LW Tanner Glass, RW Tim Stapleton, D Mark Flood.
PLAYER TO WATCH: After nearly making the team out of training camp last season, 19-year-old center Mark Scheifele is eager for another shot this year. He's a dependable two-way forward who's enjoyed a solid first half of the season playing for Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League.
OUTLOOK: Will the honeymoon of the NHL's return to Winnipeg be over after last season? The former Atlanta Thrashers are still stuck in what's becoming a tough Southeast Division. And until the NHL realigns its divisions, the Jets are still stuck with a grueling travel schedule that could wear them down in a tightly packed 48-game schedule.
LAST SEASON: 39-32-11, 89 points. Missed playoffs by finishing ninth in Eastern Conference
COACH: Lindy Ruff, 15th season with Sabres and NHL, 565-422-161.
ADDED: C Steve Ott, LW John Scott, D Adam Pardy, rookie C Mikhail Grigorenko.
LOST: C Derek Roy, RW Brad Boyes.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Grigorenko, 18-year-old Russian-born first-round draft pick, who will be given opportunity to immediately make Sabres roster. Skilled, playmaking center already has 29 goals, 21 assists for 50 points in 30 games for Patrick Roy-coached Quebec of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season.
OUTLOOK: Sabres counting on additions of grit (Ott, Scott) and skill - including late-season acquisition of C Cody Hodgson - to improve high-priced under-achieving lineup that was one of NHL's biggest busts last year. Must stay healthy and get consistent goaltending from Ryan Miller, and steady production from top-two lines to start matching free-spending owner Terry Pegula's objective to deliver a winner.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (WINNIPEG-BUFFALO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Jets-Sabres Preview* =====================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Winnipeg (5-8-1) at Buffalo (6-9-1), 7:00 p.m. EDT
After coming up empty on a homestand, the slumping Winnipeg Jets will try to get back on track by adding to their recent success against another struggling team.
The Jets will seek a fourth straight win over the Buffalo Sabres when they begin a season-high, five-game road trip Tuesday night.
Winnipeg (5-8-1) continued its string of lackluster offensive performances while dropping three straight home games, with two of those losses coming by one goal. The Jets haven't scored more than two times in any of their last five games and are a combined 0 for 12 on the power play.
They got only two chances with a man advantage Sunday against Boston but still managed to take a 2-1 lead late in the second period. Winnipeg, though, gave up the tying goal with two seconds left in the period and a power-play goal 36 seconds into the third while dropping to 2-7-0 in its last nine.
"We are battling hard, but at the end of the day, we've got to string some wins together," defenseman Zach Bogosian said. "I think we need to get back to the basics."
The Jets, who will play nine of their next 11 on the road, won their final three games against the Sabres last season and snapped an 0-2-2 skid in Buffalo with a 2-1 overtime victory Jan. 7, 2012.
Ondrej Pavelec gave up one goal in each of those three matchups and might be in net against a Sabres team that's dropped three of four.
Buffalo (6-9-1) couldn't hold on to a one-goal lead in the third period in a 4-3 defeat to Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Sabres fell behind 2-0 in the first 1:27 before rallying to take the lead, but they allowed the tiebreaking goal with 2:04 remaining.
Goaltender Ryan Miller was so angry with his team's performance that he used several profanities when talking to reporters.
"Either we're not confident enough or experienced enough with a lead in the third period," said Miller, who went 1-2-0 with a 3.94 goals-against average versus the Jets last season. "That burned us. That's not acceptable."
Among the NHL leaders with 12 goals and 25 points, Thomas Vanek's play has been a bright spot for the Sabres, but even he hasn't helped solved their power-play woes.
Buffalo is 2 for 34 in nine games this month, and Vanek had one of those power-play goals Sunday while adding an assist.
"Our power play has to do a better job every single time we're out there," center Steve Ott said. "We know we need to continue to get better."
The Sabres scored four power-play goals on 12 chances in a 6-5 overtime win over the Jets on Nov. 8, 2011, but went a combined 1 for 8 in their three subsequent losses in the series. Vanek scored two goals in that home victory - including in overtime - but has only three goals and two assists in his last 11 matchups with the Jets.
Winnipeg center Bryan Little has two goals and five assists in his past four games against Buffalo.
|Last Updated: 12/28/2014 10:26:45 PM EST|