|7||TAMPA BAY||+140||Ov 6,+105||+130||Ov 6,+105|
|8||WINNIPEG||-160||Un 6,-125||-150||Un 6,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-10-0||-4.6||5-10||-4.6||9-5||2.9||26.0||3.5||31.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||1-2||2.6||26.2||2.8||27.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||101||29||25||46||1||3||824||12.3%||115||21||18.3%||187|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15||44||11||9||23||1||1||390||11.3%||52||6||11.5%||82|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||3||2||8||0||1||131||9.9%||15||0||0.0%||25|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||10||45||16||9||19||1||0||291||15.5%||40||11||27.5%||79|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||95||25||33||36||1||5||935||10.2%||99||18||18.2%||149|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||52||14||19||19||0||3||474||11.0%||51||10||19.6%||84|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||6||5||3||0||2||139||10.1%||11||2||18.2%||22|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||25||5||8||12||0||0||315||7.9%||32||5||15.6%||39|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (All Games)||2||1||49||44||89.8%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (Road Games)||1||0||20||19||95.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (Last 4 Games)||2||1||49||44||89.8%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MATHIEU GARON (All Games)||13||11||323||292||90.4%||0||3-8||-5.8||3-8-0||-5||4-6|
|MATHIEU GARON (Road Games)||9||7||211||190||90.0%||0||2-5||-2.6||2-5-0||-3||3-3|
|MATHIEU GARON (vs. Division)||4||4||131||123||93.9%||0||3-1||+1.9||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|MATHIEU GARON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||64||56||87.5%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (All Games)||21||19||559||505||90.3%||0||10-9||+0||10-9-0||+1||12-4|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Road Games)||10||8||240||213||88.7%||0||3-5||-1.9||3-5-0||-2||6-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (vs. Division)||6||6||184||167||90.8%||0||5-1||+3.6||5-1-0||+4||4-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||105||99||94.3%||0||2-1||+0.8||2-1-0||+1||0-2|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7-8-0||-2.6||7-8||-2.6||4-11||2.3||27.7||2.8||25.8|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||2-2||2.0||27.0||3.8||30.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||32||81||18||31||28||4||5||912||8.9%||95||13||13.7%||137|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15||35||6||12||15||2||4||416||8.4%||49||7||14.3%||63|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||0||4||5||1||2||135||7.4%||15||1||6.7%||18|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||11||24||6||6||10||2||0||310||7.7%||34||5||14.7%||37|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||96||30||24||40||2||5||920||10.4%||99||22||22.2%||156|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||42||12||12||18||0||1||387||10.9%||40||8||20.0%||67|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||7||5||7||0||0||151||12.6%||17||4||23.5%||30|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||41||12||10||19||0||1||307||13.4%||41||9||22.0%||69|
|AL MONTOYA (All Games)||6||4||125||112||89.6%||0||3-1||+2.2||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|AL MONTOYA (Home Games)||3||2||52||43||82.7%||0||1-1||-0.4||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|AL MONTOYA (vs. Division)||3||1||55||48||87.3%||0||1-0||+1.2||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|AL MONTOYA (Last 4 Games)||4||3||89||83||93.3%||0||2-1||+1.2||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||29||28||792||714||90.2%||0||13-15||-1.6||13-15-0||-2||12-15|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Home Games)||14||13||334||302||90.4%||0||6-7||-2.1||6-7-0||-1||3-10|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (vs. Division)||10||10||251||218||86.9%||0||4-6||-2.9||4-6-0||-2||5-5|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||104||92||88.5%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TAMPA BAY 3, WINNIPEG 3.1|
|2/26/2013||BUFFALO||1-2||L||0, -145||L||6 ov||U|
|2/28/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-4||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/2/2013||at BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +150||L||6 un||U|
|3/4/2013||at PITTSBURGH||3-4||L||0, +150||L||6 ov||O|
|3/5/2013||at NEW JERSEY||5-2||W||0, +110||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/7/2013||WINNIPEG||1-2||L||0, -145||L||6 ov||U|
|3/9/2013||MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/12/2013||at FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, -135||W||6 un||U|
|3/14/2013||NY ISLANDERS||0-2||L||0, -125||L||6 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, -110||W||6 un||U|
|3/18/2013||PHILADELPHIA||4-2||W||0, -105||W||6 ev||P|
|3/20/2013||at TORONTO||2-4||L||0, +125||L||6 ev||P|
|3/23/2013||at OTTAWA||3-5||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/24/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|3/29/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/4/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|2/26/2013||at NY RANGERS||4-3||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/28/2013||NEW JERSEY||3-1||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/2/2013||WASHINGTON||0-3||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/5/2013||at FLORIDA||1-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/7/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-1||W||0, +125||W||6 ov||U|
|3/8/2013||at FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ev||U|
|3/10/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/12/2013||TORONTO||5-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/14/2013||NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||at TORONTO||5-4||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/17/2013||at OTTAWA||1-4||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||P|
|3/19/2013||BOSTON||3-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2013||WASHINGTON||0-4||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/22/2013||WASHINGTON||1-6||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/24/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
|3/26/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|3/28/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|4/1/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|4/2/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|4/4/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|TAMPA BAY: |
LAST SEASON: 38-36-8, 84 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference.
COACH: Guy Boucher, 3rd season, 84-61-19.
ADDED: G Anders Lindback, D Sami Salo, D Matt Carle, RW B,J. Crombeen, LW Benoit Pouliot.
LOST: G Dwayne Roloson, D Brett Clark, RW Ryan Shannon.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Steven Stamkos. Young rising star had NHL-best 60 goals, including a league-high 12 game-winners last season. The Lightning are counting on him to continue delivering in clutch situations.
OUTLOOK: A year removed from making the Eastern Conference finals in their first season under Boucher, the Lightning finished 10th in the conference - eight points short of the playoffs - last season. Stamkos & Co., feel a quick start will be one of the keys to getting back to the post-season.
LAST SEASON: 37-35-10, 84 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Claude Noel, 2nd season with Jets, 37-35-10; 3rd overall, 47-43-16 in NHL.
ADDED: C Olli Jokinen, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky, G Al Montoya.
LOST: G Chris Mason, LW Tanner Glass, RW Tim Stapleton, D Mark Flood.
PLAYER TO WATCH: After nearly making the team out of training camp last season, 19-year-old center Mark Scheifele is eager for another shot this year. He's a dependable two-way forward who's enjoyed a solid first half of the season playing for Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League.
OUTLOOK: Will the honeymoon of the NHL's return to Winnipeg be over after last season? The former Atlanta Thrashers are still stuck in what's becoming a tough Southeast Division. And until the NHL realigns its divisions, the Jets are still stuck with a grueling travel schedule that could wear them down in a tightly packed 48-game schedule.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TAMPA BAY-WINNIPEG) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(RECASTS following firing of Lightning coach Boucher.)
*Lightning-Jets Preview* ========================
By CHRIS ALTRUDA STATS Editor
Tampa Bay (13-17-1) at Winnipeg (16-14-2), 8:00 p.m. EDT
It has been a miserable trip north of the border for the Tampa Bay Lightning thus far, and they hope a coaching change can keep them in the playoff chase for the rest of the season.
After parting ways with Guy Boucher, the Lightning wrap up a three-game swing through Canada on Sunday night against a Winnipeg Jets team thrilled to see someone in their building other than the Washington Capitals.
Slow starts doomed the Lightning (13-17-1) in Ontario their past two games, falling behind 4-0 in losses at both Toronto and Ottawa. While Tampa Bay's deficit didn't hit four goals until the second period Wednesday, the Senators netted their four in a 7:11 span of the first period and eventually dealt the Lightning a 5-3 loss Saturday.
That was the breaking point for general manager Steve Yzerman, who fired Boucher on Sunday morning. The Lightning, facing a second straight season missing the playoffs, will be led by assistants Martin Raymond and Dan Lacroix in the interim.
"Guy has poured his heart and soul into the Lightning organization for these past three years and we appreciate all the work he has done," Yzerman said in a statement. "But ultimately I am not satisfied with the direction we are heading and I believe making a change today is in the best interest of our franchise."
Despite being 14th in the Eastern Conference with 27 points, the Lightning are only five points behind Carolina and the New York Rangers for eighth and also trail the Jets (16-14-2) by seven points for the Southeast Division lead.
Though Cedrick Desjardins took the loss on Saturday by allowing Daniel Alfredsson's goal in the final seconds of the first period - the only one he yielded in 20 shots - he likely will get the start after Mathieu Garon stopped 8 of 11 shots prior to being pulled.
Rookie Tyler Johnson scored twice for Tampa Bay in the third period, but getting offense early may be key. The Lightning are 1-8-0 when allowing the first goal on the road compared to 4-2-0 in games they grab a 1-0 lead as the visitor.
Winnipeg is still atop the Southeast, but did itself no favors in losing consecutive home games to Washington. The Jets lost 4-0 on Thursday before being overrun by the Capitals 6-1 the following night as Ondrej Pavelec was yanked after giving up three goals on nine shots in barely over a period.
Despite the lost opportunity to create some space at the top of the division, coach Claude Noel is confident his team will bounce back.
"I still like our team and we're still at the top of our division, we're still a team that I believe will make the playoffs and that's where we're going, Noel said. "The world is not going to end tomorrow, I don't think."
Andrew Ladd, Blake Wheeler and Evander Kane, who have combined for 40 of Winnipeg's 80 goals, have been held to a combined three goals and three assists the last four games. All three goals came in its 3-1 win over Boston on Tuesday.
Al Montoya, who had 15 saves in relief of Pavelec on Friday, likely will get the start. He turned aside 28 shots in a 2-1 victory at Tampa Bay on March 7 and also had to relieve Pavelec in the first game between the teams Feb. 1, when the Lightning rolled to an 8-3 home win.
The Jets went 2-0-1 at home versus the Lightning last season.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 4:03:12 PM EST|