|5||WINNIPEG||+145||Ov 5.5,+125||+140||Ov 5.5,+125|
|6||NY RANGERS||-165||Un 5.5,-145||-160||Un 5.5,-145|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-5-0||+1.7||5-5||+1.7||7-3||2.8||29.3||3.3||30.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.9||3-2||+1.9||3-2||3.0||27.8||2.8||30.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||18||48||11||19||16||2||1||510||9.4%||61||10||16.4%||80|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10||28||8||10||10||0||0||293||9.6%||34||6||17.6%||46|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||4||7||4||0||0||139||10.8%||13||1||7.7%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||57||19||12||25||1||4||515||11.1%||58||18||31.0%||93|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||33||11||7||14||1||3||304||10.9%||39||12||30.8%||54|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||4||4||6||0||1||151||9.3%||15||4||26.7%||24|
|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)||16||15||431||387||89.8%||0||6-9||-2||6-9-0||-3||8-7|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Road Games)||9||9||258||231||89.5%||0||4-5||+0.2||4-5-0||-1||7-2|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||114||91.9%||0||3-1||+2.9||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6-4-0||+0.5||6-4||+0.5||5-5||2.9||32.6||2.5||26.6|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-4.6||1-4||-4.6||1-3||1.6||31.0||2.8||26.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||17||41||11||11||17||2||3||501||8.2%||61||7||11.5%||61|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10||29||10||8||10||1||2||326||8.9%||35||5||14.3%||46|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||2||3||3||0||0||155||5.2%||17||3||17.6%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||44||11||16||15||2||4||482||9.1%||64||11||17.2%||70|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||25||7||9||8||1||3||266||9.4%||39||6||15.4%||39|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||2||7||3||2||3||132||10.6%||12||2||16.7%||16|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||4||4||101||92||91.1%||1||1-3||-2.6||1-3-0||-3||2-2|
|MARTIN BIRON (Home Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||0-2||-2.7||0-2-0||-3||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||92||91.1%||1||1-3||-2.6||1-3-0||-3||2-2|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||14||13||379||348||91.8%||0||7-6||-0.3||7-6-0||0||4-8|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||9||8||213||195||91.5%||0||6-2||+3.2||6-2-0||+3||3-5|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||114||93.4%||0||2-2||-0.9||2-2-0||-1||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: WINNIPEG 3.11, NY RANGERS 3.31|
|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||4-2||W||0, +145||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/26/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|2/28/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|3/5/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|3/7/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|3/8/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|1/31/2013||PITTSBURGH||0-3||L||0, -120||L|| ||U|
|2/2/2013||at TAMPA BAY||3-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/5/2013||at NEW JERSEY||1-3||L||0, -105||L||5 un||U|
|2/7/2013||NY ISLANDERS||4-1||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/10/2013||TAMPA BAY||5-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/12/2013||at BOSTON||4-3||W||0, +115||W||5 un||O|
|2/14/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-4||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/17/2013||WASHINGTON||2-1||W||0, -180||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/19/2013||MONTREAL||1-3||L||0, -160||L||5 ev||U|
|2/21/2013||at OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, -145||L||5 un||P|
|2/23/2013||at MONTREAL||0-3||L||0, +120||L||5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
|3/7/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
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.
|NY RANGERS: |
LAST SEASON: 51-24-7, 109 points. Lost to New Jersey 4-2 in Eastern Conference finals.
COACH: John Tortorella, 6th season with Rangers, 145-100-26; 14th overall, 384-322-100 in NHL.
ADDED: LW Rick Nash, RW Arron Asham, C Micheal Haley, LW Taylor Pyatt, C Jeff Halpern.
LOST: C Artem Anisimov, C Brandon Dubinsky, D Tim Erixon, C John Mitchell, RW Brandon Prust, G Chad Johnson, D Jeff Woywitka, D John Scott, LW Ruslan Fedotenko.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nash. The big power forward has finally emerged from relative obscurity and landed on the big stage. The 28-year-old Nash, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 draft by Columbus, played in only four playoff games in nine seasons with the Blue Jackets. His size and scoring ability will both be major factors for the Rangers' offense, which now boasts three premier forwards in Nash, Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards.
OUTLOOK: With reigning Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist in net, and Nash teaming up with Gaborik and Richards up front, the Rangers have every reason to believe they can again top the Eastern Conference in the regular season and carry that through the playoffs, as well.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (WINNIPEG-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Jets-Rangers Preview* ======================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Winnipeg (8-9-1) at New York (8-7-2), 7:00 p.m. EDT
John Tortorella thinks the New York Rangers need something good to happen in order to regain their confidence.
Getting a slew of players back and starting their longest homestand of the season could help.
While several players are expected to return, it's unclear if Rick Nash and Ryan McDonagh will be among them as the Rangers attempt to avoid their longest losing streak in two years Tuesday night against the Winnipeg Jets.
New York (8-7-2) has been one of the league's more disappointing teams, and it's losing streak reached three games with a 3-0 defeat at Montreal on Saturday. The team hasn't dealt with a longer slide since dropping six in a row from Jan. 25-Feb. 11, 2011.
The Rangers are one point below the playoff cutoff in the Eastern Conference after winning it with 109 last season.
"I think this is a team that needs something good to happen to it and try to gain some confidence back," Tortorella said. "I think it's a matter of staying with it and taking it day-by-day. There's a tremendous amount of expectations put on this team."
Having some players return healthy could provide a lift.
New York may have defensemen Michael Del Zotto (undisclosed injury) and Dan Girardi (ankle) and center Darroll Powe (concussion) back, but it's unclear if Nash and McDonagh will join them.
Del Zotto missed one game, while Girardi took a hard shot by P.K. Subban off his ankle in the final minute Saturday. McDonagh was also hurt in that contest, suffering a facial laceration after being boarded by Max Pacioretty.
"Mac is obviously a huge part of our D corps," defenseman Marc Staal told the team's official website. "He is a special player."
Still, Nash's absence may be the most significant since he leads the team with 12 points. He's missed three games with an undisclosed injury.
If Nash is out again, then perhaps starting a four-game stretch at Madison Square Garden can provide a spark since the Rangers are 6-3-1 there.
"You always want to play good on home ice. You always want to get wins at home," captain Ryan Callahan said. "We got a bunch of games here at the Garden, and I think it's a good start for us to get on a roll."
Callahan has 11 points over the past nine meetings with the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise. He joined Del Zotto and Marian Gaborik with five points each in helping the Rangers sweep the four-game season series with the Jets (8-9-1) in 2011-12.
New York won both meetings at MSG by 3-0 scores.
Winnipeg is looking to conclude a five-game road trip with a fourth victory after beating New Jersey 4-2 on Sunday.
"It's really unbelievable," coach Claude Noel said. "This team is resilient. They've faced adversity all year.
"There's a quiet confidence right now. For some reason, we're finding ways to score. I think it's part of maturity and growth. We went through a lot of struggles on the road last year. We understand now what it takes to win on the road."
Andrew Ladd has been a big part of the recent success on the road, scoring three goals and setting up two others. The captain leads the team with 10 goals and 17 points overall, while Blake Wheeler isn't far behind with 16 after getting five in the past three games.
Evander Kane has one point in seven consecutive games, one shy of his career high set from Feb. 16-March 1, 2012. The left wing has seven points in nine meetings with the Rangers.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 4:01:33 AM EST|