|13||ANAHEIM||+105||Ov 5,-130||+105||Ov 5,-125|
|14||PHOENIX||-125||Un 5,+110||-125||Un 5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7-3-0||+5.3||7-3||+5.3||5-4||3.7||26.0||2.9||27.9|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||3-1||3.4||30.2||2.6||25.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||19||67||19||26||17||5||6||525||12.8%||59||17||28.8%||110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10||37||9||17||8||3||4||260||14.2%||29||6||20.7%||60|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||7||7||2||1||0||151||11.3%||15||8||53.3%||32|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||5||14||3||7||4||0||1||134||10.4%||20||4||20.0%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||50||21||13||15||1||2||525||9.5%||70||17||24.3%||88|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||29||11||8||9||1||2||279||10.4%||34||11||32.4%||55|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||4||6||0||1||129||10.1%||15||2||13.3%||24|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||16||6||4||5||1||2||131||12.2%||19||5||26.3%||29|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VIKTOR FASTH (All Games)||11||10||285||264||92.6%||0||9-1||+9.1||9-1-0||+9||4-5|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Road Games)||7||6||190||174||91.6%||0||5-1||+5.2||5-1-0||+5||3-2|
|VIKTOR FASTH (vs. Division)||3||2||62||56||90.3%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||107||98||91.6%||0||3-1||+2.2||3-1-0||+2||3-0|
|JONAS HILLER (All Games)||9||9||239||212||88.7%||0||6-3||+3||6-3-0||+3||4-4|
|JONAS HILLER (Road Games)||4||4||88||77||87.5%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|JONAS HILLER (vs. Division)||3||3||68||60||88.2%||0||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||99||90||90.9%||0||3-1||+1.8||3-1-0||+2||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6-5-0||+0.1||6-5||+0.1||6-5||3.1||31.7||2.5||25.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||3-1||3.4||30.0||2.8||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||57||11||18||26||2||3||613||9.3%||80||13||16.2%||97|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11||34||7||9||18||0||1||349||9.7%||41||7||17.1%||62|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||3||5||9||0||1||150||11.3%||17||2||11.8%||30|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||6||14||1||7||5||1||1||197||7.1%||30||6||20.0%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||55||15||21||16||3||3||570||9.6%||71||11||15.5%||93|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||27||10||13||3||1||0||275||9.8%||39||5||12.8%||45|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||3||6||4||1||1||158||8.9%||15||2||13.3%||26|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||17||4||5||7||1||2||166||10.2%||22||4||18.2%||27|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)||2||2||42||40||95.2%||1||1-1||-0.3||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|BRENT JOHNSON (Home Games)||2||2||42||40||95.2%||1||1-1||-0.3||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JASON LABARBERA (All Games)||5||2||102||93||91.2%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|JASON LABARBERA (Home Games)||4||1||68||63||92.6%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JASON LABARBERA (vs. Division)||2||2||65||57||87.7%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|JASON LABARBERA (Last 4 Games)||4||2||80||72||90.0%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||16||16||425||384||90.4%||3||8-8||-0.1||8-8-0||+1||9-5|
|MIKE SMITH (Home Games)||8||8||165||145||87.9%||2||5-3||+1.4||5-3-0||+2||5-3|
|MIKE SMITH (vs. Division)||4||4||100||93||93.0%||1||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||111||89.5%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-1||3-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ANAHEIM 3.13, PHOENIX 3.04|
|2/4/2013||SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/6/2013||at COLORADO||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/8/2013||at DALLAS||1-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||U|
|2/9/2013||at ST LOUIS||6-5||W||0, +160||W||5 ov||O|
|2/12/2013||at CHICAGO||3-2||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/15/2013||at DETROIT||5-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/16/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5 un||P|
|2/18/2013||COLUMBUS||3-2||W||0, -200||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/24/2013||COLORADO||4-3||W||0, -185||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/25/2013||at LOS ANGELES||2-5||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||O|
|2/27/2013||NASHVILLE||5-1||W||0, -130||W||5 ev||O|
|3/1/2013||MINNESOTA||3-2||W||0, -185||W||5 ov||P|
|3/2/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|3/4/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|3/10/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/12/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|2/4/2013||MINNESOTA||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||U|
|2/7/2013||CHICAGO||2-6||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||at SAN JOSE||1-0||W||0, +140||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/11/2013||at COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||P|
|2/14/2013||at NASHVILLE||0-3||L||0, +100||L||5 un||U|
|2/16/2013||COLUMBUS||5-3||W||0, -230||W||5 ov||O|
|2/18/2013||CALGARY||4-0||W||0, -175||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||at EDMONTON||2-3||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||P|
|2/24/2013||at CALGARY||4-5||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/26/2013||at VANCOUVER||4-2||W||0, +160||W||5 ov||O|
|2/28/2013||MINNESOTA||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5 un||O|
|3/6/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/7/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/12/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
LAST SEASON: 34-36-12, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 11th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Bruce Boudreau, 2nd season with Ducks, 27-23-8; 6th overall, 228-111-48 in NHL.
ADDED: D Bryan Allen, D Sheldon Souray, G Viktor Fasth, LW Daniel Winnik, RW Brad Staubitz.
LOST: D Lubomir Visnovsky, LW Niklas Hagman, D Sheldon Brookbank, G Dan Ellis.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Ryan Getzlaf. The Ducks' top playmaker heads into his contract year coming off the worst statistical season of his decorated career. The NHL and Olympic champion needs a huge season with Corey Perry, who's also heading for free agency.
OUTLOOK: Anaheim bolstered its defense with Allen and Souray, but largely kept its offense intact despite last season's disappointments. Even with few changes, the Ducks believe their star-studded veteran roster should be in the playoff hunt again
LAST SEASON: 42-27-13, 97 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings 4-1 in Western Conference Finals.
COACH: Dave Tippett, 4th season with Coyotes, 125-78-33; 9th overall, 406-234-98 in NHL.
ADDED: LW Steve Sullivan, D Zbynek Michalek, RW David Moss.
LOST: LW Ray Whitney, LW Taylor Pyatt, D Adrian Aucoin, C Daymond Langkow, D Michal Rozsival.
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Mike Smith. The shaggy-haired goalie known as Smitty proved to be a more-than-capable No. 1 goalie in his first full season on the job, winning 28 games with eight shutouts and a 2.21 goals-against average. With the confidence of last season's deep playoff run, he could be a Vezina Trophy candidate.
OUTLOOK: The Coyotes should be brimming with confidence after winning their first division title and reaching the conference finals for the first time in 33 years as an NHL franchise. With the core of last year's roster back, they should be position to get the lockout-shortened season off to a good start and be able to sustain it toward another possible deep run in the playoffs.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ANAHEIM-PHOENIX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Ducks-Coyotes Preview* =======================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Anaheim (15-3-1) at Phoenix (9-8-3), 8:00 p.m. EDT
Thanks to a unique twist in the lockout-shortened schedule, the Anaheim Ducks will be seeing a lot of the Phoenix Coyotes over the next few days.
With the way Anaheim has been playing lately, the opponent hasn't seemed to matter anyway.
The Ducks - off to the best start in team history - seek their 13th win in 15 games on Saturday night when they begin a stretch of three games in five days against the Coyotes.
"With the shortened season, these are some of the quirks that you deal with," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "Every point is valuable, and especially when you're playing a team that's leading your division, it magnifies those points even more."
Red-hot Anaheim picked up two more points on Friday when it survived a late Minnesota rally for a 3-2 win - the team's eighth straight at home. The Ducks (15-3-1) surpassed the 2006-07 Stanley Cup team - which opened 13-2-4 - for the best start in franchise history.
"You never want to be satisfied, and you never want to take anything for granted," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We just want to keep going and see how far it can lead."
The Ducks have been nearly as good on the road with a 7-2-1 record. Anaheim, however, had its six-game winning streak snapped in a 5-2 loss at Los Angeles on Monday.
It was a rare off offensive performance for an Anaheim team that ranks among the NHL leaders at 3.32 goals per game and has been even more potent at 3.4 on the road.
Ryan Getzlaf has helped lead the way with three goals and seven assists during a five-game point streak.
Linemate Corey Perry has four goals and 12 points in his seven-game run. He has 14 goals and nine assists in his last 22 against the Coyotes.
Perry is also tied with Saku Koivu for the team lead with three power-play goals. The Ducks have been tough to stop on the man advantage recently, converting 8 of 15 opportunities in their last five contests.
They may have a difficult time matching that efficiency against a Phoenix team that has killed 25 of 28 penalties in its last nine games.
Mike Smith will try to get back on track after allowing four goals on 19 shots before being replaced by Jason LaBarbera in the third period of a 4-3 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.
While Smith has given up 11 goals in his last three games, he's won five of six home starts with a 1.26 goals-against average against the Ducks.
The Coyotes (9-8-3) started February with a 6-2-1 record, but closed the month by going 1-2-1 in their last four. The slide has coincided with the loss of leading goal scorer Martin Hanzal, who has been moved to injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
Kyle Chipchura has helped pick up the slack with three goals and an assists in four games since Hanzal went down, while Mikkel Boedker has chipped in with a goal and four assists over that span.
After Jonas Hiller had 31 saves in Friday's win, the Ducks are expected to start Viktor Fasth against the Coyotes. Fasth, who is 9-1-0 overall, has won five of six road starts with a 2.41 GAA.
The Coyotes, who have won three of the last four meetings in Phoenix, will also host the Ducks on Monday before the teams move to Anaheim on Wednesday.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 9:41:13 AM EST|