|5||SAN JOSE||-110||Ov 5,-130||-110||Ov 5,-130|
|6||CALGARY||-110||Un 5,+110||-110||Un 5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-6-0||-2.9||4-6||-2.9||2-6||2.1||28.0||2.5||31.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.2||3-2||+0.2||0-4||2.0||33.6||2.0||29.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||50||20||14||12||4||5||640||7.8%||98||17||17.3%||83|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10||21||9||7||4||1||1||280||7.5%||48||7||14.6%||38|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||3||3||2||2||2||168||6.0%||20||3||15.0%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||46||9||15||18||4||4||614||7.5%||80||10||12.5%||76|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||25||5||9||10||1||0||317||7.9%||41||8||19.5%||46|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||1||3||5||1||1||146||6.8%||16||2||12.5%||16|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||3||3||92||84||91.3%||1||1-2||-2||1-2-0||-2||1-2|
|THOMAS GREISS (Road Games)||2||2||68||60||88.2%||0||0-2||-3||0-2-0||-3||1-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||3||3||92||84||91.3%||1||1-2||-2||1-2-0||-2||1-2|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||18||18||521||487||93.5%||1||10-8||-0.4||10-8-0||-1||3-13|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Road Games)||8||8||249||232||93.2%||1||4-4||+0.1||4-4-0||0||1-5|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||118||112||94.9%||0||3-1||+1.4||3-1-0||+1||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-7-0||-3.1||5-7||-3.1||7-4||3.1||29.7||3.5||26.6|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||3-2||3.4||25.4||2.8||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||57||23||16||17||1||3||579||9.8%||74||15||20.3%||101|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12||37||14||11||12||0||3||356||10.4%||40||8||20.0%||65|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||7||4||6||0||2||127||13.4%||20||2||10.0%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||68||17||23||24||4||4||574||11.8%||70||15||21.4%||115|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||42||14||12||14||2||3||319||13.2%||37||10||27.0%||71|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||2||5||6||1||0||155||9.0%||21||2||9.5%||24|
|LELAND IRVING (All Games)||6||5||128||113||88.3%||0||2-3||-1.1||2-3-0||-1||4-1|
|LELAND IRVING (Home Games)||3||3||62||55||88.7%||0||1-2||-1.1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|LELAND IRVING (Last 4 Games)||4||4||93||81||87.1%||0||1-3||-2.1||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (All Games)||7||7||169||147||87.0%||0||2-5||-3.5||2-5-0||-4||3-3|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Home Games)||5||5||113||94||83.2%||0||1-4||-3.8||1-4-0||-4||3-1|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||80||69||86.2%||0||2-2||-0.5||2-2-0||-1||2-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||7||6||208||187||89.9%||0||3-3||-0.1||3-3-0||0||3-3|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Home Games)||4||3||112||101||90.2%||0||2-1||+0.8||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||112||90.3%||0||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (All Games)||2||2||68||62||91.2%||1||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (Home Games)||1||1||31||29||93.5%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (Last 4 Games)||2||2||68||62||91.2%||1||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: SAN JOSE 3.16, CALGARY 3.19|
|2/9/2013||PHOENIX||0-1||L||0, -160||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/11/2013||at COLUMBUS||2-6||L||0, -190||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/12/2013||at NASHVILLE||0-1||L||0, -105||L||5 un||U|
|2/15/2013||at CHICAGO||1-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/19/2013||at ST LOUIS||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/22/2013||at CHICAGO||1-2||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||at DALLAS||1-3||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/26/2013||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -200||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||DETROIT||1-2||L||0, -180||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/2/2013||NASHVILLE||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|3/5/2013||at VANCOUVER||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5 un||P|
|3/6/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|3/9/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/10/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|3/12/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|3/14/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/16/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/7/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||at VANCOUVER||1-5||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/11/2013||MINNESOTA||1-2||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|2/13/2013||DALLAS||7-4||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/15/2013||ST LOUIS||2-5||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/17/2013||at DALLAS||4-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/18/2013||at PHOENIX||0-4||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/20/2013||LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||MINNESOTA||3-1||W||0, -110||W||5 ev||U|
|2/24/2013||PHOENIX||5-4||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/26/2013||at MINNESOTA||1-2||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||U|
|2/28/2013||at COLORADO||4-5||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/3/2013||VANCOUVER||4-2||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||O|
|3/6/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|3/8/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/9/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/11/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|SAN JOSE: |
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.
SAN JOSE SHARKS
LAST SEASON: 43-29-10, 96 points. Lost to St. Louis 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Todd McLellan, 5th season, 195-92-41.
ADDED: D Brad Stuart, F Adam Burish.
LOST: F Torrey Mitchell, F Daniel Winnik, F Dominic Moore, F Brad Winchester, F Andrew Murray, D Colin White, D Jim Vandermeer.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Brent Burns. The big acquisition before last season, Burns struggled in his first season with the Sharks as he tried to figure out how to fit in. His points and assists were down from his final year in Minnesota and he was not nearly the aggressive, hard-hitting defenseman the Sharks had been expecting. The Sharks hope that an increased comfort level will lead to better results in year two for Burns.
OUTLOOK: The Sharks hope to be a faster, more aggressive team after the disappointing finish a year ago. They brought back most of the key players from that squad led by captain Joe Thornton but hope Hall of Famer Larry Robinson's impact on the struggling penalty kill unit as a new assistant will help return San Jose near the top of the conference.
LAST SEASON: 37-29-16, 90 points. Missed playoffs by finishing ninth in Western Conference.
COACH: Bob Hartley, first season.
ADDED: D Dennis Wideman, LW Jiri Hudler, C Roman Cervenka.
LOST: C Olli Jokinen, RW David Ross, D Scott Hannan, RW Guillaume Desbiens, RW Tom Kostopoulous.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Alex Tanguay, who played for Hartley a decade ago in Colorado, will be more familiar with the coach than his teammates. If he can click on the top line with Jarome Iginla, the Flames may have a puncher's chance.
OUTLOOK: Despite the addition of Cervenka, the Flames should be weak enough on defense to keep G Miikka Kiprusoff busy. If Tanguay and other forwards can click with Iginla, they may have a chance at catching lightning in a bottle, but in a tough division with the formidable Avalanche and Canucks, they would do well to nick the last playoff spot.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (SAN JOSE-CALGARY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Sharks-Flames Preview* =======================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
San Jose (11-6-4) at Calgary (8-8-4), 9:30 p.m. EDT
The San Jose Sharks still haven't solved their scoring issues, but solid defense has helped key their best stretch since the beginning of the season.
They thrived on both ends of the ice in their first meeting with the Calgary Flames.
Visiting San Jose seeks a seventh victory in its last nine matchups versus Calgary on Wednesday night.
The Sharks' 4-1 season-opening victory over the Flames on Jan. 20 began a seven-game winning streak, during which they outscored opponents 27-12. They've scored only 19 non-shootout goals since, though, going 4-6-4.
San Jose (11-6-4) hasn't scored more than two non-shootout goals in its last 11 games, including Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over Vancouver. Scott Gomez and Adam Burish netted goals in regulation before Joe Pavelski scored the shootout winner.
Despite their lack of scoring punch, the Sharks are 3-0-1 in their last four.
"Our four guys that score a lot weren't even on the board tonight and we still found a way to win," coach Todd McLellan said of Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau. "That's a real positive sign for our team."
Antti Niemi made 36 saves to improve his goals-against average to 1.83, though backup Thomas Greiss could get the start in the second of a back-to-back. Greiss didn't fare well his last time out, allowing six goals in a loss to Columbus on Feb. 11.
Though it's uncertain who will be in net, the Sharks' power play unit clearly needs work. San Jose has gone 5 for 66 with the man advantage over its last 16, but the Flames still believe they'll be in for a tough challenge.
The Sharks went 2 for 6 on the power play in the season opener, with Marleau scoring one of his two goals in a 5-on-4 situation.
"They're good up front on the power play so for us it's going to be about disciplined play," said forward Alex Tanguay, who leads the Flames with 17 points.
Sloppy play was evident in the season opener due to the lockout as some players experienced long layoffs from game action, and Wednesday could see more fluid play with the season in full swing.
"The first couple games of the year were a bit scrambling," Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester said. "Hopefully we play a lot better than we did last time."
San Jose is 6-1-1 in the last eight meetings with Calgary, which is 3-1-1 over its last five after Sunday's 4-2 win over Vancouver.
Jarome Iginla scored for the fifth time in his last four games for the Flames (8-8-4), who had lost two straight. They'll be seeking their fourth consecutive home win Wednesday before playing six of their next eight on the road.
Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff hasn't played since spraining his MCL against Detroit on Feb. 5. He practiced Tuesday, but coach Bob Hartley said he hasn't been cleared for game action.
Joey MacDonald, who is 3-3-1 with a 3.05 GAA since being claimed off waivers from the Red Wings, could get the start Wednesday.
"Winning games should be our top priority right now - whoever plays in goal, whoever plays center and whoever sings the national anthem," Hartley said. "We're right there, but we're not in the (place) that we want to be in. We have some major steps to take."
San Jose has been outscored 21-10 while going 2-5-1 in its last eight road games.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 2:30:14 AM EST|