|55||TORONTO||+130||Ov 6,-115||+130||Ov 6,-115|
|56||TAMPA BAY||-150||Un 6,-105||-150||Un 6,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7-2-0||+7.2||7-2||+7.2||4-5||3.2||23.8||2.0||31.6|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.5||4-1||+3.5||2-3||3.6||27.4||1.0||37.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||16||46||16||16||13||1||1||448||10.3%||71||11||15.5%||75|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||29||9||13||6||1||0||214||13.6%||36||9||25.0%||46|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||5||8||5||0||1||137||13.1%||17||4||23.5%||29|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||36||8||13||15||0||2||513||7.0%||53||10||18.9%||64|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||18||3||7||8||0||1||284||6.3%||32||6||18.7%||34|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||5||1||3||1||0||0||187||2.7%||17||1||5.9%||9|
|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)||8||7||230||216||93.9%||1||4-3||+1.2||4-3-0||+1||1-6|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)||4||4||118||112||94.9%||0||3-1||+2.6||3-1-0||+2||0-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||137||133||97.1%||1||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-3-0||+1||5-3||+1||6-1||4.7||29.4||3.0||31.4|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.8||1-4||-3.8||5-0||3.0||25.8||4.4||32.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||55||16||12||26||1||1||384||14.3%||57||15||26.3%||99|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8||38||12||9||17||0||1||235||16.2%||34||13||38.2%||68|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||3||3||8||1||0||129||11.6%||17||2||11.8%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||45||8||20||16||1||1||444||10.1%||56||10||17.9%||73|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||24||5||10||8||1||1||251||9.6%||32||6||18.7%||39|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||22||5||8||8||1||1||162||13.6%||18||4||22.2%||34|
|MATHIEU GARON (All Games)||4||4||124||113||91.1%||0||1-3||-2.3||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|MATHIEU GARON (Home Games)||2||2||69||62||89.9%||0||0-2||-2.7||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|MATHIEU GARON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||113||91.1%||0||1-3||-2.3||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (All Games)||11||10||320||287||89.7%||0||6-4||+1.6||6-4-0||+2||8-1|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Home Games)||6||6||182||166||91.2%||0||5-1||+3.6||5-1-0||+4||5-0|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||104||90||86.5%||0||1-2||-1.4||1-2-0||-1||3-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.03, TAMPA BAY 2.88|
|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||3-0||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/19/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/23/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/25/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|2/28/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|1/25/2013||OTTAWA||6-4||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-1||W||0, -145||W||6 un||P|
|1/29/2013||FLORIDA||5-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/1/2013||WINNIPEG||8-3||W||0, -205||W||6 ev||O|
|2/2/2013||NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/5/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||1-2||L||0, +105||L||6 un||U|
|2/7/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-4||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/10/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-5||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/12/2013||MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ev||O|
|2/14/2013||WASHINGTON||3-4||L||0, -145||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/16/2013||at FLORIDA||6-5||W||0, -125||W||5.5 ev||O|
|2/23/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|2/24/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|2/28/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/2/2013||at BOSTON|| |
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.
|TAMPA BAY: |
LAST SEASON: 38-36-8, 84 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference.
COACH: Guy Boucher, 3rd season, 84-61-19.
ADDED: G Anders Lindback, D Sami Salo, D Matt Carle, RW B,J. Crombeen, LW Benoit Pouliot.
LOST: G Dwayne Roloson, D Brett Clark, RW Ryan Shannon.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Steven Stamkos. Young rising star had NHL-best 60 goals, including a league-high 12 game-winners last season. The Lightning are counting on him to continue delivering in clutch situations.
OUTLOOK: A year removed from making the Eastern Conference finals in their first season under Boucher, the Lightning finished 10th in the conference - eight points short of the playoffs - last season. Stamkos & Co., feel a quick start will be one of the keys to getting back to the post-season.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TORONTO-TAMPA BAY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Maple Leafs-Lightning Preview* ===============================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
Toronto (9-6-0) at Tampa Bay (7-6-1), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs are enjoying one of their best road starts in franchise history.
That could be bad news for a Tampa Bay Lightning club that's dropped its last three on home ice.
Toronto goes for a two-game Florida sweep on Tuesday night when it tries to win its fifth in a row in this series.
With Ben Scrivens making 37 saves for his second consecutive shutout, the Maple Leafs (10-6-0) won 3-0 over Florida on Monday to improve to 7-2-0 on the road for the first time since 1940-41.
The only other time the team had a better start as the visitor was 1934-35, when it began 7-1-1.
"We're still very much a work in progress," said coach Randy Carlyle, whose team has won six of seven overall.
Toronto will face the Lightning for the first time since outscoring them 20-7 while sweeping the four-game season series in 2011-12. The Maple Leafs won the two matchups in Tampa by a combined 10-2 margin after getting shut out in each of their two visits the previous season.
After giving Toronto its first set of back-to-back shutouts since Feb. 1-4, 2012, Scrivens will likely be in net again in place of injured starter James Reimer (knee). In his only appearance against the Lightning, Scrivens turned aside 35 shots in a 3-2 overtime home win on April 5, 2012.
Tampa Bay (7-6-1) is home after ending an 0-5-1 skid with Saturday's 6-5 overtime victory over the Panthers. Down by two in the third period, the Lightning forced the extra period on goals by Steven Stamkos and Teddy Purcell before Benoit Pouliot finished the comeback with his first two-goal game since an 8-0 Boston win over Toronto on March 19.
"We never quit. That's never a question and never will be a question and we showed it again tonight," said Stamkos, whose two goals and an assist tied him with Martin St. Louis with a team-best 21 points. "We finally got a bounce our way on the overtime goal. Hopefully, this sparks some momentum and will help us moving forward."
Coach Guy Boucher would also like to build off the team's first win since Feb. 1 against Winnipeg, but he doesn't want to make too much out of one victory.
"Now it's a whole different ballgame tomorrow, a different team," Boucher said after Monday's practice. "We focus on ourselves, but it's a whole new day. It's going to be a whole new story."
A different ending is what the Lightning need at home, where they're 0-2-1 since opening 5-0-0 there for the first time since 2007-08. Tampa Bay's last four-game home skid was March 14-20, 2010.
Anders Lindback will make a second straight start in net - and get his first look at the Maple Leafs - after missing Thursday's 4-3 home loss to Washington due to an illness. Lindback has one of the NHL's highest goal-support averages at 4.36.
Tampa Bay is averaging .57 fewer shots than Toronto (28.0), but it leads the league in shot percentage (14.3) and goals per game (3.93).
Maple Leafs leading goal-scorer James van Riemsdyk has six of his eight scores on the road, while teammate Phil Kessel has netted all three of his goals and 10 of his 12 points outside Toronto after finding the back of the net on Monday.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 10:28:02 AM EST|