|57||FLORIDA||+170||Ov 5,-115||+170||Ov 5,-115|
|58||NEW JERSEY||-200||Un 5,-105||-200||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-9-0||-1.6||5-9||-1.6||5-9||2.1||27.9||3.6||31.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||+0.6||2-3||+0.6||1-4||2.6||33.4||2.6||29.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||77||23||24||29||1||5||933||8.3%||99||19||19.2%||114|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||14||29||9||9||10||1||3||391||7.4%||39||7||17.9%||38|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||1||4||8||0||2||167||7.8%||12||3||25.0%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||111||41||35||29||6||4||956||11.6%||96||25||26.0%||187|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||50||18||15||16||1||1||446||11.2%||48||12||25.0%||87|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||6||1||6||0||1||149||8.7%||11||2||18.2%||25|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (All Games)||13||8||300||257||85.7%||0||1-7||-6.1||1-7-0||-6||4-4|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Road Games)||7||4||180||157||87.2%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||104||89||85.6%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (All Games)||9||9||262||240||91.6%||0||3-6||-1.3||3-6-0||-1||2-6|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Road Games)||4||4||121||114||94.2%||0||2-2||+1.6||2-2-0||+2||1-3|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Last 4 Games)||4||4||130||120||92.3%||0||2-2||+1.6||2-2-0||+2||1-3|
|JOSE THEODORE (All Games)||15||14||391||349||89.3%||1||5-9||-3.4||5-9-0||-4||8-6|
|JOSE THEODORE (Road Games)||6||6||144||125||86.8%||1||2-4||-1.6||2-4-0||-2||3-3|
|JOSE THEODORE (Last 4 Games)||4||3||68||61||89.7%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9-7-0||-1||9-7||-1||7-7||2.9||28.6||2.5||25.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||1-2||2.6||29.2||2.0||21.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||78||20||27||28||3||4||860||9.1%||118||21||17.8%||125|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16||46||17||12||14||3||3||457||10.1%||65||13||20.0%||74|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||6||5||2||0||0||146||8.9%||21||5||23.8%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||85||19||24||36||6||8||771||11.0%||118||23||19.5%||137|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||40||12||12||14||2||3||409||9.8%||58||10||17.2%||63|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||5||1||3||1||1||109||9.2%||15||2||13.3%||12|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||14||14||356||325||91.3%||1||9-5||+2||9-5-0||+3||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 (Last 4 Games)||4||4||95||88||92.6%||0||3-1||+1||3-1-0||+1||1-1|
|JEFF FRAZEE (All Games)||1||0||3||3||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (All Games)||17||17||396||351||88.6%||0||5-12||-8.4||5-12-0||-8||8-7|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Home Games)||7||7||157||139||88.5%||0||3-4||-2.2||3-4-0||-2||3-2|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Last 4 Games)||4||4||91||83||91.2%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||1-2|
|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 (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: FLORIDA 3.12, NEW JERSEY 3.04|
|2/24/2013||BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||P|
|2/26/2013||PITTSBURGH||6-4||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/28/2013||BUFFALO||3-4||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/2/2013||at CAROLINA||2-6||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/3/2013||CAROLINA||2-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ev||U|
|3/5/2013||WINNIPEG||4-1||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/7/2013||at WASHINGTON||1-7||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/8/2013||WINNIPEG||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ev||U|
|3/10/2013||MONTREAL||2-5||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/12/2013||TAMPA BAY||2-3||L||0, +115||L||6 un||U|
|3/14/2013||at BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +230||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/16/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-4||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/19/2013||at CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, +160||W||5.5 ev||U|
|3/21/2013||at NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, +205||W||5 ov||U|
|3/23/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|3/24/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/26/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|3/30/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/2/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|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||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 un||P|
|3/21/2013||at CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|3/25/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|3/29/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|3/30/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|4/1/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
LAST SEASON: 38-26-18, 94 points. Lost to New Jersey 4-3 in first round.
COACH: Kevin Dineen, 2nd season with Panthers, 38-26-18; 2nd overall in NHL.
ADDED: D Filip Kuba, C Peter Mueller, RW George Parros, RW Alex Kovalev.
LOST: D Jason Garrison, LW Wojtek Wolski, C John Madden.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Kovalev. He's still strong and talented, and could be the perfect fit for a second line that sometimes struggled with scoring a year ago. Plus, considering how much Florida struggles with shootouts, someone like Kovalev could pay immediate dividends.
OUTLOOK: Most of the team that won the Southeast Division title last season is back. The Panthers might have one of the best 1-2 goaltending combos in the league with Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen. If health isn't an issue, the Panthers could go deeper in the playoffs this time around.
|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 (FLORIDA-NEW JERSEY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Panthers-Devils Preview* =========================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
Florida (9-16-6) at New Jersey (14-11-6), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Martin Brodeur has the New Jersey Devils back in the win column.
The NHL-worst Florida Panthers have a chance to be there in three straight games for the first time all season.
Brodeur could be in net for a second straight contest Saturday night in New Jersey, where the Devils and Panthers meet for the first time since last season's first-round playoff matchup.
Out since Feb. 21 with a pinched nerve in his upper back and neck, Brodeur made 17 saves and scored his third career goal off an errant pass from Carolina's Jordan Staal in Thursday's 4-1 victory. The Devils (14-11-6) had dropped three in a row overall and six straight on the road.
"You know him coming back, he's going to give you a boost," center Travis Zajac said. "But he was just awesome today."
The Panthers don't need to be reminded. Brodeur is 15-5-0 with a 1.90 goals-against average and three shutouts in his last 20 regular-season home starts against them.
The NHL's all-time winningest goaltender started each game during the 2012 Eastern Conference playoffs versus Florida, stopping 57 of 61 shots in Game 6 and 7 victories - both went past regulation - to give New Jersey its first playoff series win since 2007.
In the Panthers' previous playoff appearance in 2000, Brodeur stopped 98 of 104 shots in the Devils' first-round sweep.
Florida (9-16-6) still has some playoff life this season, but with a league-low 24 points, it will need a strong push over the final five weeks if it's going to make the postseason a year after winning its first Southeast Division title.
The Panthers are heading in the right direction, defeating the Hurricanes and the New York Rangers to open their season-high five-game trip.
"That's seven or eight solid periods in a row for us," coach Kevin Dineen said after Thursday's 3-1 victory over the Rangers. "That's what we're looking for."
The Panthers have won consecutive road games for the first time since a four-game stretch that started with a 3-1 victory over the Devils on Feb. 11, 2012 - their last regular-season game at New Jersey.
Florida last won three straight overall during a five-game run March 11-20, 2012.
Jacob Markstrom has lost both times he's faced the Devils, but there's a good chance he'll make a third consecutive start for the Panthers. Markstrom has stopped 77 of 79 shots on the trip after coming within 3:48 of his first NHL shutout Thursday.
"I felt really good from the start to the finish," Markstrom said after making a career-high 44 saves.
If that continues, the Panthers' league-worst penalty kill (74.2 percent) has a good chance of improving. It already has, failing just once in seven short-handed chances in the last two games.
New Jersey is 4 for 10 with the man advantage in its last three.
Forward Matt D'Agostini could make his Devils debut after being acquired from St. Louis on Friday for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015. He has two points in 16 games after beginning the season in Germany.
These clubs split four regular-season matchups in 2011-12, with each winning once on the road.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 9:40:59 AM EST|