|3||WINNIPEG||+150||Ov 5.5,+115||+150||Ov 5.5,+125|
|4||NEW JERSEY||-170||Un 5.5,-135||-170||Un 5.5,-145|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-5-0||+0.2||4-5||+0.2||6-3||2.7||29.6||3.4||30.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.6||2-3||-0.6||2-3||2.4||27.6||3.0||30.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||17||44||10||17||15||2||1||483||9.1%||59||9||15.3%||74|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||24||7||8||9||0||0||266||9.0%||32||5||15.6%||40|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||5||4||0||0||138||8.7%||13||0||0.0%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||55||17||12||25||1||4||489||11.2%||56||18||32.1%||89|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||31||9||7||14||1||3||278||11.2%||37||12||32.4%||50|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||3||4||8||0||2||153||9.8%||16||5||31.2%||26|
|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)||15||14||405||363||89.6%||0||5-9||-3.5||5-9-0||-4||7-7|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Road Games)||8||8||232||207||89.2%||0||3-5||-1.2||3-5-0||-2||6-2|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||113||91.1%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6-3-0||+1.1||6-3||+1.1||4-5||3.1||27.6||2.2||26.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.4||2-3||-2.4||3-1||2.2||28.0||3.4||27.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||18||46||9||18||18||1||2||483||9.5%||75||14||18.7%||79|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9||28||8||10||9||1||1||248||11.3%||44||8||18.2%||48|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||2||4||5||0||1||140||7.9%||18||2||11.1%||19|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||45||7||13||21||4||3||472||9.5%||79||17||21.5%||73|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||20||5||5||8||2||2||239||8.4%||41||7||17.1%||32|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||3||6||7||1||1||136||12.5%||16||8||50.0%||28|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||13||13||338||308||91.1%||1||8-5||+1||8-5-0||+2||6-6|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Home Games)||9||9||238||220||92.4%||1||6-3||+1.1||6-3-0||+2||4-5|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||92||91.1%||0||2-2||-1.5||2-2-0||-1||2-1|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (All Games)||5||5||133||121||91.0%||0||2-3||-0.8||2-3-0||-1||2-3|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||94||89.5%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: WINNIPEG 3.1, NEW JERSEY 3.22|
|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||2-1||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/21/2013||at CAROLINA||4-3||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/23/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||3-5||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/24/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/26/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|2/28/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|3/5/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|3/7/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|1/29/2013||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +150||L||5 ov||U|
|1/31/2013||NY ISLANDERS||4-5||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||O|
|2/2/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-5||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/3/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||3-0||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/5/2013||NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, -115||W||5 un||U|
|2/7/2013||TAMPA BAY||4-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||PITTSBURGH||3-1||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/10/2013||at PITTSBURGH||3-1||W||0, +145||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/12/2013||CAROLINA||2-4||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||O|
|2/15/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-3||W||0, -155||W||5 ov||O|
|2/16/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||1-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/18/2013||OTTAWA||1-2||L||0, -205||L||5 ev||U|
|2/21/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||P|
|2/23/2013||at WASHINGTON||1-5||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||O|
|2/28/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|3/2/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|3/4/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|3/5/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
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.
|NEW JERSEY: |
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings, 4-2 in Stanley Cup final.
COACH: Peter DeBoer, 2nd season with Devils, 48-28-6; 5th overall, 151-135-42 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Bobby Butler, RW Krys Barch, LW Mathieu Darche (tryout).
LOST: LW Zach Parise, RW Petr Sykora, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk. With Parise playing for the Wild and the Devils' decision not to re-sign Sykora, Kovalchuk (37 goals) has to produce more to make up for the loss of 52 goals.
OUTLOOK: Despite losing Parise, their captain, the Devils return most of the players that came up two wins shy of a Stanley Cup. Martin Brodeur remains one of the league's top goaltenders at 40, and this veteran team has the potential to improve playing a second season under Peter DeBoer.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (WINNIPEG-NEW JERSEY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(Adds Ponikarovsky facing former team)
*Jets-Devils Preview* =====================
Winnipeg (7-9-1) at New Jersey (10-4-4), 5:00 p.m. EDT
The Winnipeg Jets will have to try to start a new road winning streak in what has been a difficult venue for them against a tough goaltender to beat.
The franchise has dropped five straight road games against the New Jersey Devils, who are expected to have Martin Brodeur back in goal Sunday.
Winnipeg (7-9-1) missed a chance for its first four-game road win streak in three seasons Saturday with a 5-3 loss to Philadelphia, where the team had won its previous six visits.
Now the Jets will try for their first victory at the Prudential Center since a 4-2 win as the Atlanta Thrashers on Oct. 16, 2009. They are 0-4-1 in their last five visits to Newark, going 0 for 8 on the power play in those games.
The Devils are 6-1-2 at home this season.
Brodeur will likely start after coach Pete DeBoer decided to give backup Johan Hedberg his fifth start in Saturday's 5-1 loss at Washington.
Extra rest should benefit the 40-year-old Brodeur, who is 5-1-1 with a 1.84 goals-against average in his last seven outings. He has posted a 1.57 GAA in winning his last five starts against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise.
New Jersey (10-4-4) went 3-1-0 against Winnipeg last season, with one victory coming in overtime. Patrik Elias scored in each game and had a team-high six points in the season series for the Devils.
Jets winger Evander Kane enters this meeting on a six-game point streak overall. Kane has scored twice on Brodeur, including his second career tally in his fourth NHL game.
His first-period goal Saturday was part of a strong start in which Winnipeg recorded 12 of the game's first 13 shots. The Jets built a 3-1 second-period lead before faltering.
"It's very disappointing, you have a 3-1 lead in the second, 3-2 in the third and you've got to be able to lock those down," Kane said. "You can't sit back, no matter how many goals you're up in the NHL, because teams can come back and will come back, if you relax and just try to play defense."
The Jets went 0 for 4 on the power play, and have come up empty on 21 chances over their last eight games. Their penalty kill allowed three goals on six opportunities, with the unit regressing to a league-worst 67.9 percent after not yielding a power-play goal in back-to-back games for the first time this season in the previous two contests.
"I thought we played a pretty hard game, if you take the special teams out of the scenario," coach Claude Noel said. "The problem is, is that you can't. The way we'd been working on the penalty killing, the success we've had on the last few games, it was disappointing to see it turn that way."
Devils center Ryan Carter is expected to miss his third straight game with an upper-body injury suffered in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to Ottawa.
Winger Alexei Ponikarovsky, though, should be in the lineup to face a Jets team that signed him as a free agent last summer but traded him back to the Devils on Feb. 13 after just 12 games.
New Jersey's next game after this one is Thursday's visit to Winnipeg. Before the rematch, the Jets will stay in the area and complete a five-game trip Tuesday against the New York Rangers.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 7:31:34 AM EST|