|53||NASHVILLE||+110||Ov 5,-115||+110||Ov 5,-115|
|54||CALGARY||-130||Un 5,-105||-130||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-10-0||-3.6||5-10||-3.6||5-10||2.1||23.2||3.0||27.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||3-2||3.2||26.4||2.8||24.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||27||62||21||17||19||5||2||663||9.4%||87||15||17.2%||99|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15||32||10||9||11||2||2||348||9.2%||49||5||10.2%||42|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||4||5||7||0||0||132||12.1%||17||5||29.4%||23|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||68||19||26||17||6||6||730||9.3%||90||19||21.1%||110|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||45||14||17||12||2||2||408||11.0%||56||14||25.0%||75|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||3||4||6||1||2||123||11.4%||15||3||20.0%||21|
|CHRIS MASON (All Games)||6||3||99||88||88.9%||0||1-2||-0.9||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|CHRIS MASON (Road Games)||6||3||99||88||88.9%||0||1-2||-0.9||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|CHRIS MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||1||37||29||78.4%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||25||24||630||579||91.9%||7||10-14||-4||10-14-0||-3||8-15|
|PEKKA RINNE (Road Games)||13||12||308||276||89.6%||3||4-8||-2.7||4-8-0||-2||4-8|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||97||92||94.8%||1||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7-7-0||-1.1||7-7||-1.1||8-4||3.3||28.9||3.2||27.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||2-2||2.4||24.0||3.2||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||25||69||28||16||24||1||4||699||9.9%||89||17||19.1%||120|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14||46||17||11||18||0||4||404||11.4%||45||9||20.0%||79|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||5||0||7||0||1||120||10.0%||15||2||13.3%||19|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||84||24||28||28||4||5||715||11.7%||78||18||23.1%||140|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||45||15||14||14||2||3||390||11.5%||43||11||25.6%||75|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||7||5||4||0||1||141||11.3%||8||3||37.5%||25|
|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)||11||11||286||251||87.8%||1||4-7||-3.5||4-7-0||-4||5-4|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Home Games)||7||7||184||162||88.0%||0||3-4||-1.8||3-4-0||-2||4-1|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||104||88.9%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||9||7||231||208||90.0%||0||3-4||-1||3-4-0||-1||3-4|
|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||3||89||80||89.9%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|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: NASHVILLE 3.33, CALGARY 3.27|
|2/16/2013||ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5 un||P|
|2/18/2013||at COLORADO||5-6||L||0, -125||L||5 ev||O|
|2/19/2013||DETROIT||4-3||W||0, -120||W||5 un||O|
|2/22/2013||VANCOUVER||0-1||L||0, -105||L||5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||at DETROIT||0-4||L||0, +105||L||5 un||U|
|2/25/2013||DALLAS||5-4||W||0, -150||W||5 un||O|
|2/27/2013||at ANAHEIM||1-5||L||0, +110||L||5 ev||O|
|3/2/2013||at SAN JOSE||1-2||L||0, +125||L||5 un||U|
|3/4/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-5||L||0, +115||L||5 un||O|
|3/8/2013||EDMONTON||6-0||W||0, -185||W||5 un||O|
|3/9/2013||MINNESOTA||1-2||L||0, -120||L||5 un||U|
|3/12/2013||at DALLAS||4-0||W||0, +105||W||5 un||U|
|3/14/2013||at VANCOUVER||4-7||L||0, +150||L||5 un||O|
|3/15/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|3/17/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|3/19/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|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||2-6||L||0, +175||L||5 ov||O|
|3/11/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, +175||L||5 ov||U|
|3/13/2013||DETROIT||5-2||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|3/18/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|3/21/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|3/22/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|3/24/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/26/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
LAST SEASON: 48-26-8, 104 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-1 in Western semifinals.
COACH: Barry Trotz, 14th season, all with Predators, 503-424-60.
ADDED: D Scott Hannan, G Chris Mason. Re-signed forwards Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn, Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad to multi-year deals along with D Hal Gill and Kevin Klein.
LOST: D Ryan Suter, F Jordin Tootoo, D Francis Bouillon, F Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Roman Josi. The Predators will start pairing the 22-year-old defenseman with captain Shea Weber trying to replace Suter, who averaged a team-high 26 minutes and 30 seconds of ice time per game last season. Josi averaged 18:23 with the Predators going 34-15-3 with him in the lineup last season and 14-11-5 without him.
OUTLOOK: With Weber and goalie Pekka Rinne now signed through the next six years, the Predators believe that core and youth has them primed to build on consecutive trips to the Western Conference semifinals and get them to the Stanley Cup.
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 (NASHVILLE-CALGARY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Predators-Flames Preview* ==========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Nashville (11-10-6) at Calgary (10-11-4), 9:00 p.m. EDT
Though the Calgary Flames have had their share of problems recently, they've been playing extremely well at home.
That may not bode well for a Nashville Predators team struggling on the road lately.
Calgary seeks a sixth straight home victory Friday night while trying to deal Nashville an eighth defeat in its last nine road contests.
The Flames were outscored 13-3 during a three-games-in-four-nights stretch, falling to Anaheim last Friday and Los Angeles on Saturday and Monday. They bounced back Wednesday, though, beating Detroit 5-2 at home.
Calgary (10-11-4) is tied with Colorado for the fewest points in the Western Conference, but coach Bob Hartley isn't ready to give up hope quite yet - especially given how well his team has played at home recently.
"When you don't believe, there's no hope. That's the picture we're facing," Hartley said. "The day I don't believe in our players, I will retire. (We need) the goaltending that we got (Wednesday) and some timely goals."
Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves after allowing 10 goals over his previous two starts. He's 6-4-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average in his last 10 starts versus the Predators, and could be in net again Friday.
"I played way better than I played the last two games, and it was nice," the goaltender said.
Kiprusoff is 2-0-1 with a 1.62 GAA in his last three home starts and may be able to bank on receiving solid offensive support in this contest. Calgary has scored at least four goals in its last four at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Hartley said the Flames, who have won three of their last four home meetings with the Predators, are still capable of ending a three-year playoff drought.
"I think we've proved we're capable of playing pretty solid hockey," Hartley said. "The inconsistency that has been around this organization for the past few years we have to eliminate."
The Predators have been pretty inconsistent themselves. They fell 7-4 at Vancouver on Thursday and are 3-6-1 over their last 10 despite beating Dallas 4-0 on Tuesday to open their five-game road trip.
Nashville (11-10-6), though, has been outscored by 14 goals while going 1-6-1 over its last eight road games. Coach Barry Trotz felt his team had a solid effort Thursday, though.
"I didn't think the score was an indication of how the game was. Unfortunately everything that I think happened early was self-inflicted," Trotz said. "We battled back, we had some chances, but we couldn't bury enough."
Trotz said Pekka Rinne will be back in net Friday after allowing four goals on 12 shots and being pulled in favor of Chris Mason in the second period. Rinne entered having shut out two of his previous three opponents.
"There were some strange things that we did and (the puck) ended up behind (him)," Trotz said. "I pulled him out after the fourth because he will go back and Calgary."
Rinne is 3-1-0 with a 1.25 GAA in his last four starts versus the Flames, including wins in the past two.
Sergei Kostitsyn had his first career hat trick as the Predators beat Calgary 5-3 in the most recent matchup Jan. 1, 2012.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 8:50:32 PM EST|