|69||CALGARY||+160||Ov 5,-120||+170||Ov 5,-130|
|70||LOS ANGELES||-185||Un 5,+100||-200||Un 5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-6-0||-2.6||3-6||-2.6||4-5||2.2||28.0||3.3||31.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||2-2||2.6||24.8||2.8||30.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||22||61||24||16||20||1||4||634||9.6%||79||15||19.0%||108|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||20||9||5||5||1||0||252||7.9%||36||7||19.4%||36|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||6||2||5||0||2||124||10.5%||20||2||10.0%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||73||18||26||25||4||4||631||11.6%||74||15||20.3%||124|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||30||4||13||11||2||1||279||10.8%||33||5||15.2%||52|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||2||6||5||1||0||154||9.1%||18||1||5.6%||25|
|LELAND IRVING (All Games)||6||5||128||113||88.3%||0||2-3||-1.1||2-3-0||-1||4-1|
|LELAND IRVING (Road Games)||3||2||66||58||87.9%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|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 (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (All Games)||9||9||226||199||88.1%||1||3-6||-3.5||3-6-0||-4||3-4|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Road Games)||3||3||80||73||91.2%||1||1-2||-0.7||1-2-0||-1||0-3|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||96||88||91.7%||1||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||0-3|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||7||6||208||187||89.9%||0||3-3||-0.1||3-3-0||0||3-3|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Road Games)||3||3||96||86||89.6%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|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 (Road Games)||1||1||37||33||89.2%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (Last 4 Games)||2||2||68||62||91.2%||1||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7-3-0||+2.6||7-3||+2.6||5-3||3.2||25.3||2.4||21.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.4||3-2||+0.4||4-1||3.4||27.4||3.2||22.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||22||62||12||24||25||1||3||639||9.7%||86||14||16.3%||107|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10||32||5||10||16||1||2||253||12.6%||39||7||17.9%||55|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||2||5||10||0||0||137||12.4%||20||4||20.0%||29|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||57||20||20||15||2||4||537||10.6%||87||16||18.4%||94|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||24||9||8||6||1||2||210||11.4%||34||5||14.7%||38|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||5||6||5||0||2||112||14.3%||14||2||14.3%||25|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||7||6||143||131||91.6%||0||6-0||+6.4||6-0-0||+6||2-3|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Home Games)||4||4||73||67||91.8%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||2-2|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||87||81||93.1%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||2-2|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||17||16||391||350||89.5%||1||6-10||-6.4||6-10-0||-6||7-5|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Home Games)||7||6||136||120||88.2%||0||3-3||-1.4||3-3-0||-2||3-1|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||76||65||85.5%||0||1-2||-1.6||1-2-0||-2||3-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.21, LOS ANGELES 3.14|
|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||4-1||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||P|
|3/8/2013||at ANAHEIM||0-4||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/9/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/11/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/18/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|2/10/2013||at DETROIT||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|2/11/2013||at ST LOUIS||4-1||W||0, +140||W||5 ov||P|
|2/15/2013||COLUMBUS||2-1||W||0, -175||W||5 ov||U|
|2/17/2013||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||P|
|2/19/2013||at EDMONTON||3-1||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||U|
|2/20/2013||at CALGARY||3-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||COLORADO||4-1||W||0, -180||W||5 ev||P|
|2/25/2013||ANAHEIM||5-2||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||O|
|2/27/2013||DETROIT||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||U|
|3/2/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-5||L||0, +105||L||5 un||O|
|3/4/2013||NASHVILLE||5-1||W||0, -135||W||5 un||O|
|3/5/2013||ST LOUIS||6-4||W||0, -135||W||5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||DALLAS||2-5||L||0, -165||L||5 ov||O|
|3/12/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|3/14/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|3/16/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
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.
|LOS ANGELES: |
LAST SEASON: 40-27-15, 95 points. Won Stanley Cup.
COACH: Darryl Sutter, 2nd season with Kings, 25-13-11; 12th overall, 434-333-142 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Anthony Stewart.
LOST: RW Kevin Westgarth.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Anze Kopitar. The Kings' leading scorer in five straight seasons injured his knee in Sweden shortly before the lockout ended. He's not expected to opening day, and if his injury lingers, Los Angeles' offense will be compromised.
OUTLOOK: With Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, Dustin Brown and every significant player returning from the first championship team in franchise history, the Stanley Cup holders believe their continuity in a short season gives them a strong chance at a repeat.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CALGARY-LOS ANGELES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flames-Kings Preview* ======================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Calgary (9-9-4) at Los Angeles (12-8-2), 10:00 p.m. EDT
If there's been one glaring issue recently for the Los Angeles Kings, it's been the surprisingly unspectacular play of reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick and backup Jonathan Bernier.
Coach Darryl Sutter is hoping whichever goaltender he chooses to face the Calgary Flames at home Saturday night and again Monday to close out a five-game homestand will have a better performance than their last.
Los Angeles (12-8-2) has allowed at least four goals three times while splitting its last four contests, including a 5-2 loss to Dallas on Thursday that ended a six-game winning streak at Staples Center.
Quick, who backstopped the Kings to their first Stanley Cup in June, is just 7-7-2 with a 2.59 goals-against average after posting a career-best 1.95 GAA in the 2011-12 regular season.
He's allowed four goals in each of his last two starts, and between those outings he was forced to relieve Bernier in Tuesday's 6-4 win over St. Louis. Bernier gave up three goals on eight shots before Quick allowed a goal on six.
Sutter hasn't said who he plans to start in the first of two consecutive home games versus the Flames, but he knows the goaltending overall needs to improve.
"Giving up four goals a game, you can't win. We need better goaltending, better defense. Simple," Sutter said. "We need to raise the save percentage. It's one stat that doesn't lie, right? ... If you're giving up four goals a game, you can't win."
Quick doesn't believe the homestand has made the Kings too relaxed, but he's aware his play and that of his teammates needs to improve despite the fact they've won nine of their last 12.
"(You've) got to win a hockey game," Quick said.
Los Angeles has mostly done that in recent meetings with the Flames. It improved to 6-1-1 in the last eight matchups as Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter - second in the NHL with 16 goals - and Trevor Lewis scored in a 3-1 win at Calgary on Feb. 20.
Sutter doesn't think the scheduling quirk will be beneficial for either team as they play twice in the same building in three nights.
"I don't know how it would. I think we have to do that several times," Sutter said. "It's no different than a playoff series."
If Calgary (9-9-4) hopes to participate in the postseason, it'll need better efforts than Friday's 4-0 loss at Anaheim. It had gone 4-1-1 over its previous six and scored four goals in each of its previous three.
Captain Jarome Iginla had four goals and an assist during a three-game point streak that came to an end.
"The first half of the game we were down by one, but we had some great scoring chances and our guys were ready to play," said Iginla, who has six goals over his last six games after tallying just one in his first 16. "Unfortunately they got one right out of the gate, but I thought we carried most of the play for the first half of the game."
Miikka Kiprusoff gave up four goals after making 32 saves to beat San Jose 4-1 on Wednesday in his first game in over a month due to a sprained MCL.
It's unclear, though, if he'll get the call in the second of a back-to-back. He gave up five goals on 24 shots in his first start in that situation, a 5-4 loss to Anaheim on Jan. 21.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2014 5:29:38 PM EST|