|5||ANAHEIM||+100||Ov 5,-140||-110||Ov 5,-150|
|6||PHOENIX||-120||Un 5,+120||-110||Un 5,+130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7-4-0||+4.3||7-4||+4.3||6-4||3.7||26.8||3.1||28.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||4-0||3.6||31.4||3.2||27.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||71||20||28||18||5||6||560||12.7%||62||18||29.0%||117|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11||41||10||19||9||3||4||295||13.9%||32||7||21.9%||67|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||6||9||2||1||0||157||11.5%||15||7||46.7%||34|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||6||18||4||9||5||0||1||169||10.7%||23||5||21.7%||29|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||55||22||14||17||2||3||562||9.8%||70||17||24.3%||95|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||34||12||9||11||2||3||316||10.8%||34||11||32.4%||62|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||3||5||7||1||2||139||11.5%||12||2||16.7%||27|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||21||7||5||7||2||3||168||12.5%||19||5||26.3%||36|
|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)||12||11||322||297||92.2%||0||9-2||+8.1||9-2-0||+8||5-5|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Road Games)||8||7||227||207||91.2%||0||5-2||+4.2||5-2-0||+4||4-2|
|VIKTOR FASTH (vs. Division)||4||3||99||89||89.9%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||105||90.5%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||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)||7-5-0||+1.1||7-5||+1.1||7-5||3.2||32.2||2.6||25.8|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||4-0||3.6||30.0||3.6||32.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||62||12||19||28||3||4||650||9.5%||80||13||16.2%||104|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12||39||8||10||20||1||2||386||10.1%||41||7||17.1%||69|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||3||6||8||1||2||150||12.0%||16||2||12.5%||29|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||7||19||2||8||7||2||2||234||8.1%||30||6||20.0%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||59||16||23||17||3||3||605||9.8%||74||12||16.2%||100|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||31||11||15||4||1||0||310||10.0%||42||6||14.3%||52|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||4||8||5||1||1||163||11.0%||17||3||17.6%||33|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||21||5||7||8||1||2||201||10.4%||25||5||20.0%||34|
|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)||17||17||460||415||90.2%||3||9-8||+0.9||9-8-0||+2||10-5|
|MIKE SMITH (Home Games)||9||9||200||176||88.0%||2||6-3||+2.4||6-3-0||+3||6-3|
|MIKE SMITH (vs. Division)||5||5||135||124||91.9%||1||3-2||+1.3||3-2-0||+1||3-2|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||101||87.1%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||+1||4-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ANAHEIM 3.14, PHOENIX 3.13|
|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||4-5||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/4/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|3/10/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/12/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|3/14/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|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|
|3/2/2013||ANAHEIM||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/6/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/7/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/12/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/14/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
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 MATT BECKER STATS Editor
Anaheim (15-3-2) at Phoenix (10-8-3), 9:00 p.m. EDT
The Phoenix Coyotes are hoping to build on a strong third period from the first of three consecutive games versus the Anaheim Ducks.
That could be a tough task against a more rested Ducks team.
The Coyotes again try to cut into Anaheim's large Pacific Division lead Monday night when they meet for the second time in three days in Arizona.
A quirk in the lockout-shortened schedule has given Phoenix (10-8-3) a golden opportunity to quickly make up some ground. It moved one point closer to the Ducks (15-3-2) with a 5-4 shootout win on Saturday, and will have two more chances to chip away Monday at home and Wednesday at Anaheim.
"They've played very well this year and they're at the top of our division and we're trying to scratch and claw and get up there," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "That's two valuable points for us and they'll be another two valuable points on Monday."
The Coyotes looked like they might not get any Friday, trailing 4-3 midway through the third period, but Steve Sullivan netted the tying goal with 6:29 remaining in regulation and then scored the lone goal in the shootout.
"The mentality is to play a three-game series," said Matthew Lombardi, who scored in the first period. "We won one here. We'll put it behind us and get ready for the next one."
Sullivan had gone 13 games without a goal, and he wasn't the only Phoenix player to break out of a prolonged slump. Lauri Korpikoski scored twice, ending a 10-game stretch without a goal.
Sullivan feels that the Coyotes, who are 8-3-0 in their last 11 at home in this series, may have caught a break with Anaheim arriving in Arizona late after beating Minnesota 3-2 at home Friday night.
"They're not going to be in a back-to-back the next couple of days, so we wanted to make sure we got some points," Sullivan said.
Phoenix took advantage of a weary Ducks team playing for the fifth time in seven days, outshooting them 17-7 in the third period.
"Hopefully we can bring the same energy we got in the third to Monday night," Korpikoski said.
This time, however, Anaheim will likely be in better shape to match the Coyotes' intensity. The Ducks, 12-2-1 since the beginning of February, have won their last six games preceded by at least one day off.
Some of their players visited the Los Angeles Angels at spring training Sunday.
"We looked and felt as tired as we have all season," left wing Bobby Ryan said of Anaheim's sluggish third period Saturday. "We were a pretty tired group, you could see it in the legs."
Andrew Cogliano seemed to have plenty of energy, scoring 21 seconds into the game and adding two more goals in the second period for his second NHL hat trick. His only other one also came in Arizona last January.
Saku Koivu had a goal and two assists Saturday, giving him six points in his last five games.
Anaheim's Viktor Fasth and Phoenix's Mike Smith may square off again Monday, and both are likely eager to get back between the pipes after subpar showings.
Fasth stopped a career-high 33 shots but lost for the second time in three games after opening his career with eight straight wins, while Smith allowed at least four goals for the third time in four contests.
|Last Updated: 8/30/2014 5:30:45 AM EST|