|1||OTTAWA||+160||Ov 5,-110||+145||Ov 5,-105|
|2||NY RANGERS||-180||Un 5,-110||-165||Un 5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-9-0||-5.2||3-9||-5.2||3-9||2.0||34.0||2.6||32.7|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.9||1-4||-2.9||1-4||2.0||32.6||2.6||39.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||24||56||11||26||16||3||4||788||7.1%||80||13||16.2%||90|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12||24||3||12||8||1||2||408||5.9%||40||6||15.0%||38|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||0||5||4||1||1||163||6.1%||15||2||13.3%||15|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||49||18||10||17||4||4||795||6.2%||90||10||11.1%||82|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||31||12||7||10||2||3||392||7.9%||49||5||10.2%||50|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||5||3||2||1||195||6.7%||19||2||10.5%||20|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||110||94.0%||1||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||8||7||253||234||92.5%||0||3-4||-0.8||3-4-0||-1||2-4|
|BEN BISHOP (Road Games)||4||4||130||117||90.0%||0||1-3||-1.2||1-3-0||-1||2-2|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||142||132||93.0%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||2||2||81||77||95.1%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9-5-0||+2||9-5||+2||7-6||3.1||32.1||2.4||27.0|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.4||4-1||+2.4||2-2||3.2||32.0||2.0||28.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||22||57||15||13||25||4||4||661||8.6%||78||12||15.4%||88|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14||43||14||10||17||2||3||449||9.6%||49||9||18.4%||69|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||4||2||8||2||1||160||10.0%||17||5||29.4%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||54||15||20||17||2||4||622||8.7%||78||13||16.7%||88|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||34||10||13||10||1||3||378||9.0%||53||8||15.1%||55|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||4||4||2||0||0||140||7.1%||14||2||14.3%||18|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||92||91.1%||1||1-3||-2.6||1-3-0||-3||2-2|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||19||18||519||478||92.1%||0||11-7||+2.2||11-7-0||+2||6-10|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||13||12||325||298||91.7%||0||9-3||+4.6||9-3-0||+4||5-6|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||108||102||94.4%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 3.05, NY RANGERS 3.15|
|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||4-5||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||O|
|3/8/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/13/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|3/16/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|3/19/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|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|
|3/5/2013||PHILADELPHIA||4-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||2-1||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/10/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|3/12/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|3/14/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|3/16/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|3/19/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
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.
|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 (OTTAWA-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Senators-Rangers Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Ottawa (12-8-4) at New York (12-8-2), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Rangers hope to keep rolling as their six-game stay in New York ends, but they haven't had much home success against the Ottawa Senators lately.
Things could be different this time with the Senators struggling to find wins on the road.
New York looks to win its fifth straight overall and snap a five-game regular season home losing streak to Ottawa when the clubs meet on Friday night.
After dropping the opener of six straight contests in their home state, the Rangers (12-8-2) captured three consecutive home wins before adding a 2-1 overtime road victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Rangers and Ottawa are tied for the most home wins in the Eastern Conference with nine.
They'll try to add to that total with their first regular-season home win over the Senators since Oct. 3, 2009. New York, however, did manage a split of its four home games against Ottawa - including a 2-1 victory in Game 7 - in the first round of last season's playoffs.
A visit from the struggling Senators (12-8-4) could be coming at an opportune time. They are 0-2-2 on their five-game swing after winning five straight - four of those at home.
"We've had a history of playing well in this building, but we know we're playing a difficult opponent," Senators coach Paul MacLean said.
Although they're a conference-best 9-1-2 at home, the Senators have lost nine of their last 10 road contests, including Wednesday's 5-4 defeat at Toronto.
Mika Zibanejad scored in that loss, and also had a late game-tying goal in a 3-2 shootout win over the visiting Rangers on Feb. 21.
With Craig Anderson still out with a lower-body injury he suffered in that game, the Senators will start either Ben Bishop or Robin Lehner. Ottawa allowed two goals or less in its first five games without Anderson before Bishop gave up five on 28 shots against the Maple Leafs.
Bishop, who has started four of the last six games, surrendered two goals on 13 shots in relief of Anderson on Feb. 21 and beat the Rangers 4-1 in his only career start in the series last March.
Lehner, who has never faced the Rangers, is 0-0-2 with a 1.87 goals-against average in two starts.
Whichever goalie gets the nod, he will have to find a way to contain a New York team that is 8-0-1 in the last nine Rick Nash has played. Nash extended his point streak to eight games (six goals, seven assists) with a game-tying goal late in regulation before Marian Gaborik added the winner in overtime on Thursday.
"He's been a huge part to our club as advertised," coach John Tortorella said. "He has been a game-breaker for us, and hopefully that will continue."
Tortorella could come right back with Henrik Lundqvist against the Senators after his 27-save performance Thursday. He's 4-0-0 with a 1.47 GAA in his last four games, but has lost both back ends of his two previous back-to-back starts.
Lundqvist, who had 35 saves in the first meeting, is 2-5-2 despite a 1.97 GAA in his last nine home starts - including the postseason - against Ottawa.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 5:53:44 AM EST|