|51||EDMONTON||-135||Ov 5.5,+115||-130||Ov 5.5,+125|
|52||COLUMBUS||+115||Un 5.5,-135||+110||Un 5.5,-145|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-7-0||-2.6||4-7||-2.6||4-7||2.4||23.6||2.5||34.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.7||2-3||-0.7||3-1||2.8||27.6||2.8||35.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||51||16||15||16||4||5||596||8.6%||93||20||21.5%||87|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11||26||10||6||8||2||2||260||10.0%||47||7||14.9%||43|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||6||3||4||1||1||138||10.1%||21||3||14.3%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||58||15||19||20||4||3||709||8.2%||92||13||14.1%||101|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||28||5||10||11||2||2||381||7.3%||50||7||14.0%||46|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||3||3||7||1||0||177||7.9%||19||4||21.1%||27|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Last 4 Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||17||17||539||494||91.7%||0||7-10||-3||7-10-0||-3||6-9|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Road Games)||9||9||316||295||93.4%||0||4-5||-0.6||4-5-0||-1||4-5|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||135||123||91.1%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||5||4||154||144||93.5%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||0-3|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Road Games)||2||2||64||59||92.2%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||124||116||93.5%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4-7-0||-2.1||4-7||-2.1||6-4||2.7||28.9||3.0||28.2|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.8||1-4||-2.8||2-3||2.0||24.8||2.6||28.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||22||49||12||16||19||2||1||578||8.5%||88||12||13.6%||86|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11||30||6||10||13||1||0||318||9.4%||50||9||18.0%||55|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||1||4||4||1||0||124||8.1%||16||2||12.5%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||66||23||18||21||4||4||641||10.3%||79||12||15.2%||117|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||33||8||12||10||3||3||310||10.6%||42||6||14.3%||60|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||6||2||2||0||143||9.1%||10||0||0.0%||23|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||13||13||345||311||90.1%||1||4-9||-3.9||4-9-0||-3||3-9|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Home Games)||7||7||179||160||89.4%||0||2-5||-2.9||2-5-0||-3||3-3|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||101||91.0%||0||2-2||+0.8||2-2-0||+1||1-3|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||10||9||293||265||90.4%||1||2-7||-4.2||2-7-0||-4||6-3|
|STEVE MASON (Home Games)||5||4||129||118||91.5%||0||2-2||+0.8||2-2-0||+1||3-1|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||112||91.1%||1||1-3||-1.4||1-3-0||-1||3-1|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: EDMONTON 3.21, COLUMBUS 3.31|
|2/6/2013||DALLAS||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|2/9/2013||at DETROIT||1-2||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/10/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/12/2013||DALLAS||1-4||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||P|
|2/16/2013||COLORADO||6-4||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||O|
|2/19/2013||LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||U|
|2/21/2013||MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, -115||L||5 ev||U|
|2/23/2013||PHOENIX||3-2||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||P|
|2/25/2013||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||at DALLAS||5-1||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||O|
|3/1/2013||at ST LOUIS||2-4||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5 un||O|
|3/5/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|3/7/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|3/8/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|3/10/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/12/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|2/7/2013||CALGARY||3-4||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/10/2013||EDMONTON||1-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/11/2013||SAN JOSE||6-2||W||0, +165||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/15/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||U|
|2/16/2013||at PHOENIX||3-5||L||0, +190||L||5 ov||O|
|2/18/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/21/2013||at DETROIT||3-2||W||0, +150||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||at ST LOUIS||1-2||L||0, +190||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/24/2013||at CHICAGO||0-1||L||0, +245||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/26/2013||DALLAS||4-5||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/1/2013||at CHICAGO||3-4||L||0, +230||L||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||COLORADO||2-1||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/10/2013||at DETROIT|| |
LAST SEASON: 32-40-10, 74 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 14th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Ralph Krueger, 1st year.
ADDED: LW Nail Yakupov, D Justin Schultz, D Mark Fistric.
LOST: D Cam Barker.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Yakupov was the first pick in the draft and will take his skillful shot to the second line with the slick-passing Ales Hemsky and steady center Sam Gagner. But Schultz could be a big help for the blue line, after signing with the Oilers this summer following a standout college career at Wisconsin.
OUTLOOK: Krueger was promoted this summer after spending the last two seasons as an assistant for the Oilers. The former Swiss national team coach has a tall task in front of him, to try to guide the team to the playoffs for the first time since the Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2006. He has plenty of emerging stars to help him, though, even if the lineup isn't that deep. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall will lead the way, having signed huge contract extensions over the summer and recently earned alternate captain status. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first pick in the 2011 draft, will join them on a first line.
LAST SEASON: 29-46-7, 65 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in the Western Conference.
COACH: Todd Richards, 2nd season with Blue Jackets, interim head coach last year, 18-21-2; 4th overall, 95-92-18 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Brandon Dubinsky, GT Sergei Bobrovsky, LW Nick Foligno, C Artem Anisimov, D Adrian Aucoin, D Tim Erixon.
LOST: RW Rick Nash; C Samuel Pahlsson; D Marc Methot; D Grant Clitsome; GT Curtis Sanford; D Brett Lebda.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Bobrovsky. Acquired in trade with Philadelphia, he'll likely either take over the starting job or push Steve Mason, who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in the Blue Jackets' only playoff year in 2009 but has struggled in the past three seasons.
OUTLOOK: Coming off the worst record in the league, and with captain and lone offensive star Nash asking for a trade, the Blue Jackets transformed their roster by dealing him to the New York Rangers along with a minor-league defenseman and a third-round pick for Dubinsky, Anisimov, Erixon and a first-round pick. With three first-rounders this summer, new team president John Davidson is building for the future. These 48 games are hoped to be a first step back toward respectability.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (EDMONTON-COLUMBUS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Oilers-Blue Jackets Preview* =============================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Edmonton (8-9-4) at Columbus (6-12-4), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Edmonton Oilers may be left with little hope of making the playoffs by the time their team-record nine-game road trip wraps up if they don't start generating more shots.
They'll try to win on the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second time this year Tuesday night, when the Jackets will try to get a second straight strong performance from their normally anemic power play.
Edmonton (8-9-4) is 1-2-1 on its nine-game jaunt, one necessitated by the Canadian men's curling championships occupying Rexall Place. The Oilers have generated 21 or fewer shots three times on the trip and have been outshot 73-38 in losing their past two contests.
In a 4-2 defeat to Minnesota on Sunday, the Oilers were outshot 18-0 in the second period - though they didn't give up a goal - as part of an overall 23:35 span without a shot on goal.
The club is also allowing 33.8 shots on goal per game, most in the NHL.
"We've got to play in their end," said center Sam Gagner, the team's points leader with 20. "It's tough to get shots when you're playing in your own end and you're coughing up pucks in the neutral zone and you're not playing hard enough in the 'D' zone."
Edmonton is buried near the bottom of the Western Conference standings - ahead of only Columbus.
In perhaps a sign of things to come, the visiting Oilers were outshot 40-14 by the Blue Jackets on Feb. 10, though Edmonton won 3-1 behind Devan Dubnyk's 39 saves. Dubnyk faced 43 shots Sunday and is facing nearly 32 per game - among the most in the NHL.
The Blue Jackets' average of 26.3 shots is among the lowest in the league. Columbus (6-12-4) has also been plagued by an awful power play, scoring on 13.6 percent of its chances.
That unit showed signs of life Sunday, however. After converting once in their previous 24 opportunities, the Blue Jackets scored both goals with the man advantage in a 2-1 overtime win over Colorado.
Already missing four players with at least eight points, the Blue Jackets got another scare when forward Artem Anisimov left after taking a puck to the leg early on. However, he returned and scored in OT during a 4-on-3, snapping a four-game losing streak and giving Columbus a 1-0-2 mark in its past three.
"For me, it's more of a team win. We got two huge points," Anisimov said. "We just need to keep going."
The other goal came from 38-year-old Vinny Prospal on a 5-on-3 advantage. It was Prospal's team-leading eighth goal.
"Vinny's a passionate guy," coach Todd Richards said. " ... This is what he does. He's been one of our probably most consistent players as far as creating offense."
Left wing Taylor Hall has nine points in his last six games against Columbus.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 8:53:45 PM EST|