|1||OTTAWA||+145||Ov 5,-120||+125||Ov 5,-115|
|2||TORONTO||-165||Un 5,+100||-145||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-8-0||-4.2||3-8||-4.2||2-9||1.8||33.2||2.4||33.1|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.9||2-3||-0.9||0-4||1.8||31.0||2.0||39.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||23||52||11||25||13||3||4||745||7.0%||79||13||16.5%||83|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11||20||3||11||5||1||2||365||5.5%||39||6||15.4%||31|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||1||5||2||1||1||155||5.8%||15||2||13.3%||14|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||18||6||9||2||1||1||239||7.5%||29||5||17.2%||31|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||44||16||9||15||4||4||767||5.7%||88||9||10.2%||74|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||26||10||6||8||2||3||364||7.1%||47||4||8.5%||42|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||2||4||2||2||1||195||5.1%||19||2||10.5%||16|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||14||6||3||4||1||1||277||5.1%||30||3||10.0%||23|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||15||15||459||437||95.2%||4||9-6||+2.9||9-6-0||+3||3-11|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Road Games)||6||6||179||168||93.9%||2||2-4||-2||2-4-0||-2||1-5|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (vs. Division)||5||5||157||149||94.9%||2||3-2||+1||3-2-0||+1||2-3|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||110||94.0%||1||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||7||6||225||211||93.8%||0||3-3||+0.2||3-3-0||0||1-4|
|BEN BISHOP (Road Games)||3||3||102||94||92.2%||0||1-2||-0.2||1-2-0||0||1-2|
|BEN BISHOP (vs. Division)||2||2||73||70||95.9%||0||2-0||+2.1||2-0-0||+2||0-1|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||4||3||127||120||94.5%||0||2-1||+1.1||2-1-0||+1||0-2|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||2||2||81||77||95.1%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-2|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Road Games)||2||2||81||77||95.1%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-2|
|ROBIN LEHNER (vs. Division)||1||1||46||44||95.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Last 4 Games)||2||2||81||77||95.1%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-5-0||-0.6||5-5||-0.6||4-6||2.6||31.6||2.6||33.1|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.2||3-2||+1.2||4-0||3.4||24.8||3.2||31.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||23||68||22||23||21||2||2||633||10.7%||90||15||16.7%||115|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10||26||9||6||11||0||1||316||8.2%||45||5||11.1%||45|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||5||5||6||1||1||124||13.7%||11||2||18.2%||30|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||9||23||7||8||7||1||1||250||9.2%||33||8||24.2%||39|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||57||13||20||24||0||2||721||7.9%||75||13||17.3%||97|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||26||7||9||10||0||1||331||7.9%||30||5||16.7%||40|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||3||6||7||0||0||157||10.2%||13||2||15.4%||25|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||16||6||4||6||0||0||286||5.6%||25||3||12.0%||27|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||12||11||338||312||92.3%||0||8-3||+6.6||8-3-0||+7||7-4|
|JAMES REIMER (Home Games)||6||5||146||135||92.5%||0||3-2||+0.8||3-2-0||+1||2-3|
|JAMES REIMER (vs. Division)||3||3||103||99||96.1%||0||2-1||+1.8||2-1-0||+2||2-1|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||107||100||93.5%||0||4-0||+4.7||4-0-0||+5||4-0|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (All Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||13||12||375||346||92.3%||1||6-6||+0.3||6-6-0||0||3-7|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Home Games)||6||5||184||170||92.4%||1||2-3||-1.5||2-3-0||-1||2-3|
|BEN SCRIVENS (vs. Division)||6||6||183||171||93.4%||1||3-3||-0.4||3-3-0||0||1-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||132||121||91.7%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 3.05, TORONTO 3.06|
|2/7/2013||CAROLINA||2-3||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/9/2013||WINNIPEG||0-1||L||0, -165||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/12/2013||BUFFALO||2-0||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/13/2013||at PITTSBURGH||2-4||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/16/2013||at TORONTO||0-3||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/18/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, +175||W||5 ev||U|
|2/19/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/21/2013||NY RANGERS||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5 un||P|
|2/23/2013||TORONTO||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|2/25/2013||MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +175||L||5 ov||U|
|3/2/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||1-2||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||U|
|3/3/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||2-3||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/6/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|3/8/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/13/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|3/16/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|2/7/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/9/2013||at MONTREAL||6-0||W||0, +150||W||5 ov||O|
|2/11/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-2||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/14/2013||at CAROLINA||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/16/2013||OTTAWA||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/18/2013||at FLORIDA||3-0||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/19/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, +140||L||6 ov||P|
|2/21/2013||BUFFALO||3-1||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||at OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|2/25/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||4-2||W||0, +135||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/27/2013||MONTREAL||2-5||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|2/28/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||5-4||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/4/2013||NEW JERSEY||4-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/7/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|3/12/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
LAST SEASON: 41-31-10, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in first round
COACH: Paul MacLean, 2nd season with Senators and NHL, 41-31-10.
ADDED: RW Guillaume Latendresse, D Marc Methot, D Mike Lundin.
LOST: LW Nick Foligno, C Zenon Konopka, LW Nikita Filatov, D Matt Carkner, D Filip Kuba.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Erik Karlsson's continued emergence as the NHL's top play-making defenseman. The 22-year-old Swede won his first Norris Trophy in only his second NHL season after leading all blue-liners with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists).
OUTLOOK: A surprising run to the playoffs led to captain Daniel Alfredsson's decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. The Senators have the capacity to build on last year under the firm direction of MacLean, the longtime Red Wings' assistant, who had an impressive debut as a first-time head coach.
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 13th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Randy Carlyle, 2nd season with Leafs, 6-9-3; 8th overall, 279-191-64 in NHL.
ADDED: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Jay McClement.
LOST: RW Colby Armstrong, D Luke Schenn, G Jonas Gustavsson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: The focus in Toronto continues to be on the turnstile in goal, a position that's been unsettled since Curtis Joseph led the Leafs to their last playoff berth in 2004 (yes, two NHL lockouts ago). Unless the Maple Leafs do go ahead and make a push to trade for Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, they'll settle on the tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled as usual. The Maple Leafs couldn't even get out of the lockout without making headlines by firing GM Brian Burke last week. Toronto has more than enough offensive punch, particularly with the addition of van Riemsdyk. The question always remains whether they have enough defense and goaltending to end what's now a seven-season playoff drought.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (OTTAWA-TORONTO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Senators-Maple Leafs Preview* ==============================
By TOM CASTRO STATS Senior Editor
Ottawa (12-7-4) at Toronto (14-9-0), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs have extended their surge as their offense has continued to improve. The opposite has been true for the Ottawa Senators, who have seen the goals continue to dry up during a three-game losing streak.
The Maple Leafs go for their third straight win overall and second in as many home games against the Senators this season Wednesday night.
Toronto (14-9-0) has won three of four, scoring 13 goals in the victories, and is 10-4-0 in its past 14. The Maple Leafs moved to 4-1-0 in their last five home games with a 4-2 victory over New Jersey on Monday.
James Reimer made 16 saves over the first two periods to keep Toronto's deficit at 2-1 before his teammates came through with a dominant third. Jay McClement, Clarke MacArthur and Phil Kessel scored in a 13-shot period after the Leafs had managed 10 total shots in the first two.
"We weren't very happy with what we were doing for the first 40 minutes of the hockey game, and we were fortunate that we were only down one goal," coach Randy Carlyle said.
Toronto, which has scored at least four goals in the past three wins, hadn't reached that number in the previous six contests.
Reimer made his first appearance on home ice since Feb. 11, as he recovered from a mild knee ligament strain. He's won two in a row at home.
"I felt like I've had a couple good days of practice, kind of feel like I'm getting better, getting more comfortable with playing every day," said Reimer, 5-1-1 with a 1.70 goals-against average versus Ottawa in his career. "It felt pretty good out there."
Reimer has given up one total goal in winning his last two starts against the Senators, although both came last season.
If he's back in net Wednesday, he could be in for another strong performance against an Ottawa team that's totaled four goals in going 0-1-2 to start a five-game trip. The Senators, who won five in a row just before this slide, have 52 goals to rank near the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
All but one game of that winning streak came at home, and Ottawa has been mostly brutal on the road lately. The Senators have gone 1-6-2 in their last nine there and managed nine goals in the past eight of those.
Ottawa got a tying power-play goal from Patrick Wiercioch with 1:09 remaining against the New York Islanders on Sunday, but the Senators lost in a shootout in their third game in four days.
" ... We battled throughout the last 30 minutes and played pretty good, so that's a good sign being the second game of back-to-backs, and getting that goal to tie it up was good for the morale," captain Daniel Alfredsson said.
The Senators took the most recent meeting with the Leafs 3-2 on Feb. 23 at home after Toronto won 3-0 at home Feb. 16.
Ottawa, which has killed off 15 consecutive penalties, got 33 saves from third-stringer Robin Lehner on Sunday. Backup Ben Bishop is expected to be back in net for this game with Craig Anderson still out with a sprained right ankle.
The Leafs' Nazem Kadri has four goals and five assists during a five-game point streak.
Senators forward Milan Michalek appears ready to return from a knee injury that has kept him out since Feb. 12.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 5:01:06 PM EST|