|7||PHOENIX||+135||Ov 5.5,+105||+135||Ov 5.5,+115|
|8||ANAHEIM||-155||Un 5.5,-125||-155||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-6-0||-2.6||3-6||-2.6||5-2||2.6||29.3||3.1||32.8|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.2||3-2||+1.2||5-0||4.2||30.8||3.8||30.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||22||67||12||21||30||4||5||690||9.7%||84||14||16.7%||111|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||23||4||9||8||2||2||264||8.7%||39||6||15.4%||35|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||21||2||7||10||2||3||154||13.6%||13||2||15.4%||32|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||24||2||10||9||3||3||274||8.8%||34||7||20.6%||35|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||63||17||24||19||3||3||636||9.9%||76||13||17.1%||107|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||28||5||8||13||2||3||295||9.5%||32||6||18.7%||48|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||5||8||6||0||0||151||12.6%||15||3||20.0%||36|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||25||6||8||10||1||2||232||10.8%||27||6||22.2%||41|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All 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 (Road 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 (Road Games)||1||1||34||30||88.2%||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)||18||18||491||442||90.0%||3||10-8||+1.9||10-8-0||+3||11-5|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||8||8||260||239||91.9%||1||3-5||-1.6||3-5-0||-1||4-2|
|MIKE SMITH (vs. Division)||6||6||166||151||91.0%||1||4-2||+2.3||4-2-0||+2||4-2|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||102||87.9%||0||3-1||+2.2||3-1-0||+3||4-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-1-0||+6.8||8-1||+6.8||3-5||3.3||29.4||2.3||27.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||4-0||3.6||29.8||3.6||31.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||75||21||29||20||5||6||591||12.7%||64||19||29.7%||124|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9||30||10||9||9||2||2||265||11.3%||30||11||36.7%||50|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||7||8||3||0||0||149||12.1%||12||5||41.7%||33|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||7||22||5||10||7||0||1||200||11.0%||25||6||24.0%||36|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||60||22||16||19||3||4||602||10.0%||74||18||24.3%||102|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||21||10||5||6||0||0||246||8.5%||36||6||16.7%||33|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||1||6||9||2||3||156||11.5%||11||2||18.2%||28|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||26||7||7||9||3||4||208||12.5%||23||6||26.1%||43|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (Home 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 (Home 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 (Home Games)||4||4||95||90||94.7%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-3|
|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)||10||10||279||248||88.9%||0||6-4||+2||6-4-0||+2||5-4|
|JONAS HILLER (Home Games)||5||5||151||135||89.4%||0||4-1||+2.8||4-1-0||+3||2-2|
|JONAS HILLER (vs. Division)||4||4||108||96||88.9%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||112||91.1%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHOENIX 3.15, ANAHEIM 3.15|
|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|
|3/4/2013||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|| |
|3/16/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|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||4-5||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/10/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/12/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|3/14/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|3/16/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
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.
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
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHOENIX-ANAHEIM) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Coyotes-Ducks Preview* =======================
Phoenix (11-8-3) at Anaheim (15-3-3), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Anaheim Ducks and Phoenix Coyotes played two eerily similar games against each other this week before the action shifts to California.
The Coyotes posted two shootout wins over the Ducks, who try to bounce back and extend their eight-game home win streak when these teams meet again Wednesday night.
This contest caps three straight between the Pacific Division rivals, who had not met this season until Phoenix (11-8-3) earned consecutive 5-4 victories at home Saturday and Monday.
"We'll take the points," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "They're tight games. They don't need many chances to score or look very dangerous. They've proven to be one of the top teams in the league."
Amazingly, the eight goals in regulation in each contest were scored in the exact same sequence. The Ducks blew leads of 1-0, 3-2 and 4-3.
Anaheim (15-3-3) wasted third-period advantages both times. The Ducks' Andrew Cogliano got his second career hat trick Saturday before the Coyotes' Steve Sullivan scored the tying goal with 6:29 left in regulation.
The Ducks led twice in the final period two nights later. They have lost consecutive games for the first time.
"It better not be catching up to us because we have more than half the season to go," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We're putting out guys who should be able to play and should be able to defend. It's not acceptable."
The Ducks are now out for revenge as they look to continue their longest run at home since a club-record 11-game stretch in 2009-10.
"We've got a little work to do," center Ryan Getzlaf told the Ducks' official website. "They're a good team, and we didn't allow ourselves to get going at any time. Every time we did something in a positive way, we took a step back. We've got to go back home and take care of our building now."
Mike Smith started both games for Phoenix and made 58 saves before coming through in both shootouts. He has allowed 18 goals in going 1-2-1 in four career starts at the Honda Center.
Boudreau will choose between Jonas Hiller, Monday's starter, and Viktor Fasth, who lost Saturday. Fasth has posted a 1.23 goals-against average in winning all four home starts while Hiller has a 2.70 GAA in winning his last four in Anaheim.
Phoenix had seven different goal scorers in the last two games, with Oliver Ekman-Larsson registering a team-high three assists.
Anaheim's goals were supplied by six different skaters. Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan and Corey Perry totaled one point Saturday before combining for six in the rematch.
The Ducks are 2 for 5 on the power Phoenix, remaining among the league's best at 29.7 percent. The Coyotes have limited opponents to two power-play goals in 21 chances over their last seven road games.
"Obviously they've built up a fairly huge lead on everybody else and they're a little more comfortable I'm sure, but we have to be a little desperate," Phoenix captain Shane Doan said.
After Wednesday, these teams do not meet again until their April 27 finale in Anaheim.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 1:24:37 PM EST|