|61||PHILADELPHIA||+135||Ov 5.5,+115||+115||Ov 5.5,+130|
|62||NY RANGERS||-155||Un 5.5,-135||-135||Un 5.5,-150|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-8-0||-3.6||4-8||-3.6||6-5||2.9||27.9||3.3||27.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||0||3-2||0||3-2||3.0||34.2||2.8||28.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||23||66||21||25||19||1||1||678||9.7%||96||20||20.8%||121|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12||35||13||10||12||0||0||335||10.4%||54||9||16.7%||63|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||3||6||6||0||1||171||8.8%||22||6||27.3%||28|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||7||20||6||7||7||0||0||196||10.2%||31||6||19.4%||37|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||68||24||17||26||1||6||637||10.7%||97||15||15.5%||113|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||40||13||11||16||0||3||327||12.2%||54||9||16.7%||70|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||5||4||0||1||143||9.8%||19||1||5.3%||22|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||19||8||4||7||0||2||170||11.2%||29||7||24.1%||31|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (All Games)||3||1||49||44||89.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Road Games)||2||1||38||34||89.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||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)||21||21||557||505||90.7%||1||11-10||0||11-10-0||+1||11-10|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Road Games)||10||10||260||232||89.2%||1||4-6||-1.6||4-6-0||-1||6-4|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (vs. Division)||7||7||168||151||89.9%||1||3-4||-0.5||3-4-0||0||3-4|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||108||93.1%||0||3-1||+1.4||3-1-0||+1||2-2|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Road Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (vs. Division)||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|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-5-0||+1||8-5||+1||6-6||3.0||33.0||2.5||27.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2||2-3||-2||1-2||2.4||30.8||2.6||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||51||13||13||22||3||4||604||8.4%||71||10||14.1%||78|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13||39||12||10||15||2||3||429||9.1%||45||8||17.8%||63|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||2||2||7||1||1||154||7.8%||16||4||25.0%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||7||14||6||3||5||0||1||198||7.1%||25||5||20.0%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||51||12||20||17||2||4||569||9.0%||75||11||14.7%||82|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||32||8||13||10||1||3||353||9.1%||50||6||12.0%||51|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||2||7||3||1||1||142||9.2%||17||2||11.8%||19|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||20||6||7||6||1||2||209||9.6%||30||6||20.0%||32|
|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 (vs. Division)||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)||17||16||466||428||91.8%||0||9-7||+0.2||9-7-0||0||5-9|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||12||11||300||275||91.7%||0||8-3||+3.6||8-3-0||+3||4-6|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||6||5||157||143||91.1%||0||2-3||-1.4||2-3-0||-1||0-5|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||115||92.7%||0||2-2||-1||2-2-0||-1||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHILADELPHIA 2.93, NY RANGERS 3.17|
|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|
|3/2/2013||OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||U|
|3/5/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/9/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|3/13/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|3/15/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|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|
|2/26/2013||WINNIPEG||3-4||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/28/2013||TAMPA BAY||4-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/3/2013||BUFFALO||3-2||W||0, -210||W||5 ov||P|
|3/7/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/10/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|3/12/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|3/14/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|3/16/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
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.
|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 (PHILADELPHIA-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flyers-Rangers Preview* ========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Philadelphia (11-11-1) at New York (10-8-2), 7:30 p.m. EDT
After battling for Eastern Conference supremacy last season, the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers are among the biggest disappointments in 2012-13.
Recent success has both teams gaining confidence, but the Rangers have held the edge in this series of late.
The Rangers attempt to match their longest winning streak of the season Tuesday night and extend their recent mastery over the Flyers.
New York (10-8-2) claimed the first seed in the East for last season's playoffs, edging out Philadelphia (11-11-1) by one point.
While one point separates the clubs this season, it's not even close to being the difference for such a lofty status. The Flyers hold at slight advantage on the Rangers for the conference's eighth and final playoff position.
Still, both clubs feel their headed in the right direction.
Philadelphia has won five of seven, following up Wednesday's 4-1 win over Washington with Saturday's 2-1 victory versus Ottawa. The team is hoping to get its first three-game winning streak as it reaches the season's midpoint.
"Lately, even in the games we've lost, we've felt we've created some chances," center Danny Briere said. "We've showed up, played hard. We just haven't gotten the results we wanted every single night, but I really feel we've been getting better since we started the season.
"That's what keeps us believing that we're a different team than we were, and a tough team to ."
The Rangers may be feeling the same as they try to conclude this four-game homestand with a third consecutive win after dropping five of six (1-3-2).
They're finding success on the power play, converting 3 of 8 chances over the past two games after going 4 for 39 over the previous 12. New York scored twice on a five-minute major in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over Buffalo.
"Even though we haven't scored a lot on it, I think the past couple of weeks, I think our movement has been better," coach John Tortorella said. "You score a couple goals (Sunday) to help you win a hockey game, hopefully that helps your confidence. That's what it's about. It's about guys just feeling good about their game, allowing themselves to play and just being creative."
Confidence seems to be present when the Rangers face the Flyers since they've won nine of the last 10 meetings, including a 2-1 victory at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 29. They've taken five straight there between the teams - their longest such streak since reeling off 11 in a row from Jan. 14, 1990-Nov. 4, 1992.
Rick Nash is giving the Rangers a spark with two goals and two assists in two games since returning from an undisclosed injury that forced him to miss four contests, during which New York went 0-3-1. The star left wing leads the team with 16 points in as many games, and has nine during a during a six-game points streak.
Brad Richards is expected to be in the lineup after the Sabres' Patrick Kaleta shoved him from behind, forcing him to go headfirst into the boards, creating the major that resulted in New York's key power play. Richards, who later returned to the game, has not scored a goal in his last 15 contests.
The center had eight points in six games against the Flyers last season, but has none in two games in 2012-13.
Jakub Voracek has six goals and nine assists in eight games. The right wing has five points in his last five games versus the Rangers, scoring a goal in the latest visit to MSG.
Philadelphia will be without Harry Zolnierczyk, who was suspended four games for his hit on Ottawa's Mike Lundin.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 7:29:31 PM EST|