|55||NY RANGERS||+100||Ov 5,-110||+100||Ov 5,+110|
|56||NEW JERSEY||-120||Un 5,-110||-120||Un 5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-8-0||-5.1||4-8||-5.1||1-9||1.7||27.2||2.5||29.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.7||2-3||-1.7||0-4||1.6||30.2||2.2||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||28||67||18||18||26||5||5||847||7.9%||89||13||14.6%||104|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12||20||2||7||9||2||1||327||6.1%||35||4||11.4%||30|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||1||5||1||1||1||151||5.3%||9||1||11.1%||13|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||10||20||8||3||8||1||1||278||7.2%||34||7||20.6%||31|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||68||21||23||22||2||5||802||8.5%||97||16||16.5%||116|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||30||8||10||11||1||2||355||8.5%||38||7||18.4%||53|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||4||3||4||0||1||141||7.8%||16||2||12.5%||22|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||26||10||7||8||1||2||289||9.0%||36||9||25.0%||44|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||5||5||130||120||92.3%||1||2-3||-1.6||2-3-0||-2||2-2|
|MARTIN BIRON (Road Games)||3||3||79||73||92.4%||1||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||0-2|
|MARTIN BIRON (vs. Division)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||0-2||-2.7||0-2-0||-3||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||101||91.8%||1||2-2||-0.5||2-2-0||-1||1-2|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||24||23||669||616||92.1%||1||12-11||-2.1||12-11-0||-3||6-14|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Road Games)||9||9||275||253||92.0%||1||2-7||-6.1||2-7-0||-6||1-7|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||9||8||237||217||91.6%||1||4-4||-0.4||4-4-0||0||1-7|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||102||91.9%||1||1-3||-2.7||1-3-0||-3||0-4|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9-6-0||+0.2||9-6||+0.2||7-7||2.9||28.4||2.5||25.8|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||2-3||2.6||30.8||2.8||23.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||29||72||17||25||27||3||4||807||8.9%||111||18||16.2%||116|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15||44||15||12||14||3||3||426||10.3%||61||12||19.7%||71|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||6||3||3||1||1||154||8.4%||17||2||11.8%||19|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||12||34||9||13||12||0||2||312||10.9%||51||8||15.7%||60|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||81||17||23||35||6||8||731||11.1%||114||22||19.3%||131|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||37||10||11||14||2||3||387||9.6%||56||10||17.9%||59|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||6||4||3||1||2||116||12.1%||15||2||13.3%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||26||7||7||10||2||1||312||8.3%||53||11||20.8%||45|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||13||13||338||308||91.1%||1||8-5||+1||8-5-0||+2||6-6|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Home Games)||9||9||238||220||92.4%||1||6-3||+1.1||6-3-0||+2||4-5|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (vs. Division)||7||7||186||170||91.4%||1||5-2||+2.6||5-2-0||+3||3-4|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||92||91.1%||0||2-2||-1.5||2-2-0||-1||2-1|
|JEFF FRAZEE (All Games)||1||0||3||3||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (All Games)||16||16||374||332||88.8%||0||5-11||-7.2||5-11-0||-7||8-7|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Home Games)||6||6||135||120||88.9%||0||3-3||-1||3-3-0||-1||3-2|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (vs. Division)||5||5||126||117||92.9%||0||3-2||+1.4||3-2-0||+1||2-3|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Last 4 Games)||4||4||94||87||92.6%||0||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|KEITH KINKAID (All Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KEITH KINKAID (Home Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KEITH KINKAID (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KEITH KINKAID (Last 4 Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY RANGERS 3.24, NEW JERSEY 3.14|
|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|
|3/8/2013||OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, -165||L||5 ev||P|
|3/10/2013||at WASHINGTON||4-1||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||P|
|3/12/2013||at BUFFALO||1-3||L||0, -155||L||5 ov||U|
|3/14/2013||at WINNIPEG||1-3||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||at PITTSBURGH||0-3||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/18/2013||CAROLINA||2-1||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/19/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|3/26/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|3/28/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|3/30/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|2/21/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||P|
|2/23/2013||at WASHINGTON||1-5||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||O|
|2/24/2013||WINNIPEG||2-4||L||0, -165||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/28/2013||at WINNIPEG||1-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/2/2013||at BUFFALO||3-4||L||0, -130||L||5 ev||O|
|3/4/2013||at TORONTO||2-4||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/5/2013||TAMPA BAY||2-5||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ov||O|
|3/7/2013||BUFFALO||3-2||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||P|
|3/9/2013||at CAROLINA||3-6||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/10/2013||WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/13/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-2||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/15/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||1-2||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/16/2013||MONTREAL||1-2||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|3/21/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|3/25/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|3/29/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|3/30/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|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.
|NEW JERSEY: |
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings, 4-2 in Stanley Cup final.
COACH: Peter DeBoer, 2nd season with Devils, 48-28-6; 5th overall, 151-135-42 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Bobby Butler, RW Krys Barch, LW Mathieu Darche (tryout).
LOST: LW Zach Parise, RW Petr Sykora, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk. With Parise playing for the Wild and the Devils' decision not to re-sign Sykora, Kovalchuk (37 goals) has to produce more to make up for the loss of 52 goals.
OUTLOOK: Despite losing Parise, their captain, the Devils return most of the players that came up two wins shy of a Stanley Cup. Martin Brodeur remains one of the league's top goaltenders at 40, and this veteran team has the potential to improve playing a second season under Peter DeBoer.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NY RANGERS-NEW JERSEY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-Devils Preview* ========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
New York (13-12-2) at New Jersey (13-10-6), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Martin Brodeur is getting close, but Johan Hedberg is expected to be in net again for the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
He may not need much offensive help against the punchless New York Rangers.
The Devils look to avoid a three-game losing streak as they go for their fifth consecutive win over the visiting Rangers.
Brodeur, who has missed 12 games with a pinched nerve in his neck and upper back, finally returned to practice Monday. New Jersey (13-10-6) has gone 3-7-2 without him, and he won't be starting again just yet.
"If I am on the bench that means I am going to be OK to play," said Brodeur, who is 8-2-3 with a 2.27 goals-against average this season. "I guess I might not be able to start a game because I don't think my game is there, but adrenaline takes over in these types of situations and I'll be fine if something happens."
The 40-year-old netminder is hoping to start Thursday at Carolina, but coach Peter DeBoer may feel comfortable using him in a pinch Tuesday. He has a 1.74 GAA during a four-game winning streak against the Rangers, including the final three games of last year's Eastern Conference finals.
Hedberg needed only 16 saves to earn a 1-0 home win in his most recent matchup with New York on Feb. 18, 2011.
He made 20 saves in Saturday's 2-1 loss to Montreal, a day after he stopped 21 through overtime in a 2-1 shootout defeat at Philadelphia.
"You look at the last two games, we played really well," Brodeur said. "We stayed in games and 'Heddy' played really well, but we have not much to show for. That's the type of season we are going through, and a lot of teams are going the same. I don't know if I would have made a difference. Nobody knows that."
The Rangers (14-12-2) are also sputtering offensively, totaling three regulation goals in their past four games. They snapped a three-game slide with Monday's 2-1 shootout win over Carolina, but got only Derek Stepan's tally on 36 shots through OT - 30 coming after a listless opening period.
"It means nothing if we don't go into Jersey and play the same way," captain Ryan Callahan said. "We have to go to Jersey and show that kind of effort we did in the second and third, and pucks will start going in for us, too.
"There's no concern in this room. We know we have guys in here that can score goals, and it's going to come."
Rick Nash has gone without a goal in five straight games after scoring six in his previous five contests. He has a minus-10 rating in seven career games against New Jersey - all losses for his teams - with his only goal coming in 2004.
Marian Gaborik has one point in his past 12 matchups with the Devils, including the playoffs. He has only one goal and a minus-7 rating in his last 15 games overall.
Stepan has been a rare bright spot with five goals and five assists in a 10-game stretch. His goal Monday snapped New York's scoreless stretch of 120 minutes, 55 seconds.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 4:38:05 PM EST|