|67||PHOENIX||+150||Ov 5,-115||+150||Ov 5,-125|
|68||LOS ANGELES||-170||Un 5,-105||-170||Un 5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-10-0||-6.6||3-10||-6.6||5-6||1.8||28.9||2.9||30.8|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.1||2-3||-1.1||1-4||1.4||28.8||2.2||27.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||29||77||16||25||32||4||5||878||8.8%||106||16||15.1%||126|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13||23||4||9||8||2||2||376||6.1%||51||6||11.8%||35|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||3||3||1||0||0||144||4.9%||14||1||7.1%||11|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||12||31||5||13||10||3||3||369||8.4%||46||8||17.4%||46|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||82||20||31||27||4||5||826||9.9%||103||18||17.5%||138|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||38||7||10||18||3||5||401||9.5%||46||8||17.4%||63|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||1||4||5||1||1||136||8.1%||23||5||21.7%||18|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||34||8||11||14||1||3||339||10.0%||44||11||25.0%||56|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)||2||2||42||40||95.2%||1||1-1||-0.3||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JASON LABARBERA (All Games)||7||3||132||122||92.4%||1||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|JASON LABARBERA (Road Games)||3||2||64||59||92.2%||1||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|JASON LABARBERA (vs. Division)||4||3||95||86||90.5%||1||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|JASON LABARBERA (Last 4 Games)||4||1||45||44||97.8%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||24||24||650||585||90.0%||5||12-12||-0.2||12-12-0||+1||13-9|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||11||11||335||307||91.6%||3||3-8||-4.6||3-8-0||-4||4-5|
|MIKE SMITH (vs. Division)||9||9||242||220||90.9%||1||6-3||+3.3||6-3-0||+3||5-4|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||108||99||91.7%||2||1-3||-2.1||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11-3-0||+6.6||11-3||+6.6||7-5||3.6||25.1||2.1||21.6|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||3-2||3.4||29.0||2.4||25.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||28||85||20||31||33||1||4||808||10.5%||103||21||20.4%||148|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14||50||13||15||21||1||3||352||14.2%||48||11||22.9%||86|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||5||6||6||0||1||145||11.7%||16||6||37.5%||31|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||29||6||14||9||0||1||246||11.8%||26||8||30.8%||55|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||71||25||25||19||2||4||684||10.4%||107||21||19.6%||117|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||29||11||9||8||1||2||302||9.6%||48||7||14.6%||47|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||5||4||0||0||128||9.4%||16||4||25.0%||19|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||27||7||11||9||0||2||210||12.9%||28||11||39.3%||43|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||9||7||179||164||91.6%||0||7-0||+7.4||7-0-0||+7||3-3|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Home Games)||5||5||95||87||91.6%||0||5-0||+5||5-0-0||+5||3-2|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (vs. Division)||3||1||57||50||87.7%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||63||56||88.9%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||3-0|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||22||21||502||450||89.6%||2||9-12||-5.4||9-12-0||-5||10-7|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Home Games)||10||9||206||187||90.8%||1||6-3||+1.6||6-3-0||+1||4-3|
|JONATHAN QUICK (vs. Division)||7||7||151||133||88.1%||1||3-4||-1.8||3-4-0||-2||6-1|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||92||83||90.2%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHOENIX 3.29, LOS ANGELES 3.03|
|2/23/2013||at EDMONTON||2-3||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||P|
|2/24/2013||at CALGARY||4-5||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/26/2013||at VANCOUVER||4-2||W||0, +160||W||5 ov||O|
|2/28/2013||MINNESOTA||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5 un||O|
|3/2/2013||ANAHEIM||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/4/2013||ANAHEIM||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/6/2013||at ANAHEIM||0-2||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/7/2013||ST LOUIS||3-6||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/9/2013||DALLAS||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/12/2013||LOS ANGELES||5-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/14/2013||at ST LOUIS||0-3||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||at COLUMBUS||0-1||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|3/18/2013||at LOS ANGELES||0-4||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/27/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|3/28/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|3/30/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|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|
|3/9/2013||CALGARY||6-2||W||0, -210||W||5 ov||O|
|3/11/2013||CALGARY||3-1||W||0, -205||W||5 ov||U|
|3/12/2013||at PHOENIX||2-5||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/14/2013||at SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, +100||L||5 ev||O|
|3/16/2013||SAN JOSE||5-2||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||O|
|3/18/2013||PHOENIX||4-0||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||U|
|3/25/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/28/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|3/30/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
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.
|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 (PHOENIX-LOS ANGELES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Coyotes-Kings Preview* =======================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Phoenix (13-12-4) at Los Angeles (16-10-2), 10:30 p.m. EDT
The Phoenix Coyotes still haven't scored a goal on their road trip entering the finale of the four-game trek.
It hasn't proven easy to end the drought against one of the NHL's best home teams.
The Los Angeles Kings would like to extend Phoenix's woes Tuesday night when the teams meet for the second straight night at Staples Center.
Los Angeles (16-10-2) has won 10 of its last 11 at home, improving to 11-2-1 there. The Kings' 23 points as host tie them with Chicago and Ottawa for second in the league, one behind Anaheim.
That success has continued with back-to-back wins to begin this five-game homestand after a pair of road losses, including a 5-2 defeat at Phoenix (13-12-4) last Tuesday. The Kings avenged that defeat Monday, beating the Coyotes 4-0.
A rare scheduling quirk gives Los Angeles a chance at another home victory over Phoenix, which has set an unpleasant team record by being shut out for three straight games - four in a row on the road.
The Coyotes haven't scored in a span of 194 minutes, 5 seconds since rookie Rob Klinkhammer beat Jonathan Quick with 9:05 remaining last week.
"Nobody wants to go three games without a goal, but it happens and you've got to find ways to get through it," said captain Shane Doan, who leads the Coyotes with nine goals.
Quick made 27 saves Monday for his first shutout of the season.
"I thought I played well," Quick said. "I was seeing pucks well and the guys did a good job of clearing out lanes and letting me see it. I let a couple of rebounds get away from me, but we did a good job of making sure there weren't second opportunities.
"It's just good to win. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how you do it. You still get two points."
He's 11-3-2 with a 1.88 goals-against average and four shutouts over his last 16 starts against the Coyotes, and that includes ousting them in five games in last year's Western Conference finals. Phoenix has scored four goals in its last five games at Los Angeles.
The Kings aren't having much trouble finding the net, outscoring opponents 18-5 during a four-game home winning streak.
Jeff Carter has played a major role in Los Angeles' excellent play at home, scoring 10 goals in the last 10 games there after netting another and setting up Tyler Toffoli's first NHL tally Monday.
Carter is among the league leaders with 18 goals, while Anze Kopitar leads the Kings with 27 points after getting two in the opener of this back-to-back set. He has 21 points in 20 career regular-season meetings with Phoenix at Staples Center.
The Coyotes are among the worst road teams in the NHL at 3-7-3, and their three-game overall slide is their longest of the season. Still, they're tied with San Jose for the eighth and final playoff position in the crowded Western Conference.
Mike Smith was pulled in favor of Jason LaBarbera in the third period Monday after yielding four goals on 22 shots. Before Monday, he had posted a 1.00 GAA and two shutouts in seven career games at Los Angeles, including the postseason.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 2:26:50 PM EST|