|1||OTTAWA||+140||Ov 5.5,+120||+150||Ov 5.5,+120|
|2||PHILADELPHIA||-160||Un 5.5,-140||-170||Un 5.5,-140|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-6-0||-2.2||3-6||-2.2||2-7||1.9||33.3||2.3||32.0|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.4||4-1||+3.4||0-3||2.4||30.6||1.6||38.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||49||11||23||12||3||4||680||7.2%||71||12||16.9%||79|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||17||3||9||4||1||2||300||5.7%||31||5||16.1%||27|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||2||5||3||2||2||153||7.8%||14||3||21.4%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||39||15||7||14||3||3||691||5.6%||78||9||11.5%||67|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||21||9||4||7||1||2||288||7.3%||37||4||10.8%||35|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||1||2||4||1||0||191||4.2%||17||3||17.6%||15|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||15||15||459||437||95.2%||4||9-6||+2.9||9-6-0||+3||3-11|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Road Games)||6||6||179||168||93.9%||2||2-4||-2||2-4-0||-2||1-5|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||110||94.0%||1||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||6||5||184||172||93.5%||0||3-2||+1.2||3-2-0||+1||1-3|
|BEN BISHOP (Road Games)||2||2||61||55||90.2%||0||1-1||+0.8||1-1-0||+1||1-1|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||4||3||117||111||94.9%||0||3-0||+3.8||3-0-0||+4||0-2|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||1||1||46||44||95.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Road Games)||1||1||46||44||95.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Last 4 Games)||1||1||46||44||95.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6-4-0||+0.6||6-4||+0.6||5-5||2.9||30.2||2.7||27.6|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.6||3-2||+0.6||4-1||3.8||32.4||3.6||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||22||64||21||23||19||1||1||637||10.0%||91||20||22.0%||117|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10||29||8||13||7||1||1||302||9.6%||37||11||29.7%||54|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||19||5||5||9||0||1||162||11.7%||23||7||30.4%||34|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||67||24||16||26||1||6||603||11.1%||92||15||16.3%||112|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||27||11||5||10||1||3||276||9.8%||38||6||15.8%||42|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||7||4||7||0||1||141||12.8%||21||3||14.3%||30|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (All Games)||3||1||49||44||89.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Home Games)||1||0||11||10||90.9%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Last 4 Games)||3||1||49||44||89.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)||20||20||523||472||90.2%||1||10-10||-1||10-10-0||0||11-9|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Home Games)||10||10||263||240||91.3%||0||6-4||+0.6||6-4-0||+1||5-5|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||97||86||88.7%||0||2-2||-1||2-2-0||-1||3-1|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Home Games)||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|
|Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 3.07, PHILADELPHIA 2.91|
|2/3/2013||at MONTREAL||1-2||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/5/2013||BUFFALO||4-3||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/7/2013||CAROLINA||2-3||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2013||WINNIPEG||0-1||L||0, -165||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/12/2013||BUFFALO||2-0||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/13/2013||at PITTSBURGH||2-4||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/16/2013||at TORONTO||0-3||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/18/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, +175||W||5 ev||U|
|2/19/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/21/2013||NY RANGERS||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5 un||P|
|2/23/2013||TORONTO||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|2/25/2013||MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +175||L||5 ov||U|
|3/2/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|3/3/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/6/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|3/8/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/13/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|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||7-0||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/20/2013||at PITTSBURGH||6-5||W||0, +160||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/21/2013||FLORIDA||2-5||L||0, -145||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/23/2013||WINNIPEG||5-3||W||0, -145||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/25/2013||TORONTO||2-4||L||0, -155||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/27/2013||WASHINGTON||4-1||W||0, -150||W||6 un||U|
|3/5/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/9/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|3/13/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
LAST SEASON: 41-31-10, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in first round
COACH: Paul MacLean, 2nd season with Senators and NHL, 41-31-10.
ADDED: RW Guillaume Latendresse, D Marc Methot, D Mike Lundin.
LOST: LW Nick Foligno, C Zenon Konopka, LW Nikita Filatov, D Matt Carkner, D Filip Kuba.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Erik Karlsson's continued emergence as the NHL's top play-making defenseman. The 22-year-old Swede won his first Norris Trophy in only his second NHL season after leading all blue-liners with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists).
OUTLOOK: A surprising run to the playoffs led to captain Daniel Alfredsson's decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. The Senators have the capacity to build on last year under the firm direction of MacLean, the longtime Red Wings' assistant, who had an impressive debut as a first-time head coach.
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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (OTTAWA-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Senators-Flyers Preview* =========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Ottawa (12-6-3) at Philadelphia (10-11-1), 12:00 p.m. EDT
After a slow start to the season, the Philadelphia Flyers are starting to pick up steam.
They're surely feeling good about their chances of keeping things going with Simon Gagne back in town.
The Flyers aim for a fifth win in seven games Saturday in their first meeting of the season with the visiting Ottawa Senators, who could again be without the injured Craig Anderson.
While Philadelphia (10-11-1) dropped six of its first eight games, coach Peter Laviolette's club has since gone 8-5-1 to get back in the mix. The Flyers have proven especially formidable since Feb. 18, going 4-2-0 while averaging 4.3 goals.
"We have to move forward and make up some ground. We did some damage (to ourselves) early on in the first eight games of the season," Laviolette told the team's official website. "We have to continue to fight to win hockey games and fight to put ourselves back into a position where we qualify for the playoffs and have a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup."
Philadelphia is coming off Wednesday's 4-1 win over Washington. Claude Giroux tallied a goal and an assist and Scott Hartnell set up two scores, but it was Gagne who dominated the headlines.
The veteran forward, who spent the first 10 years of his career with Philadelphia, added his first goal of the season one day after he was acquired from Los Angeles for a conditional draft pick. He was a healthy scratch in his last four games with the Kings.
"It felt almost like I never left," said Gagne, who hadn't worn a Flyers sweater since the 2010 Stanley Cup. "Just walking in the building before the game, knowing everyone. The nice welcome I got during the warm-up and after the first five minutes of the period. It's almost like coming back home. Everything started here."
The Flyers have gone 9 for 27 on the power play over the last six games, including a 2-for-3 effort Wednesday.
"We're back home, we're rested and we should focus on the positive things we did (Wednesday) night and in games past and move forward from there," Laviolette said. "We want to have a real good month here."
After winning a season-high five straight, the Senators (12-6-3) concluded February with Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss at Boston. Robin Lehner stopped 44 shots in his season debut while Anderson missed his third straight game due to a sprained ankle.
"I thought we played a really good road game," Lehner told the team's official website. "One point is always good, but you always want to take the two points and today wasn't the day."
Anderson, who's gone 7-1-1 over his last nine starts versus Philadelphia, practiced Friday but it doesn't sound like he'll play this weekend.
"I can skate, I can stop, I can push, I can do a lot of things that a forward can do," he said. "I haven't taken the step yet to see what a goalie can do. I think that's going to be the next step is see how it is (Saturday) and see if I can get into the butterfly at all."
Neither Lehner nor Ben Bishop, who has a 1.69 goals-against average in winning his last four games, have faced the Flyers.
Philadelphia's Ilya Bryzgalov had allowed 15 goals over a four-start stretch before making 23 saves Wednesday. While he's gone 2-3-0 with a 3.66 GAA against Ottawa - his highest mark against any opponent - Bryzgalov could catch a break given the Senators' woes in opposing arenas.
Ottawa was outscored 13-5 in going 1-4-1 on the road in February. The Flyers have outscored the Senators 39-22 while going 7-2-1 at home since 2007-08.
Danny Briere has eight goals and 11 assists over his last 18 games versus Ottawa. Hartnell, in contrast, has just three points over his last 14 meetings in the series.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 12:34:06 PM EST|