|61||SAN JOSE||+125||Ov 5,-125||+115||Ov 5,-125|
|62||ANAHEIM||-145||Un 5,+105||-135||Un 5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-12-0||-7.9||5-12||-7.9||6-7||2.1||30.4||3.0||29.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||4-1||2.6||30.0||3.6||28.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||30||71||24||23||19||5||6||927||7.7%||126||23||18.3%||118|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||17||35||11||12||10||2||2||516||6.8%||71||10||14.1%||60|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||3||4||5||1||1||150||8.7%||14||4||28.6%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||19||5||4||9||1||2||227||8.4%||34||6||17.6%||33|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||79||17||27||29||6||7||878||9.0%||108||15||13.9%||135|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||51||12||20||17||2||3||509||10.0%||62||11||17.7%||91|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||4||9||5||0||1||140||12.9%||14||3||21.4%||33|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||24||3||11||9||1||2||235||10.2%||30||5||16.7%||42|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||4||4||117||106||90.6%||1||1-3||-3||1-3-0||-3||1-2|
|THOMAS GREISS (Road Games)||3||3||93||82||88.2%||0||0-3||-4||0-3-0||-4||1-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (vs. Division)||1||1||32||30||93.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||106||90.6%||1||1-3||-3||1-3-0||-3||1-2|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||26||26||744||685||92.1%||2||12-14||-4.7||12-14-0||-5||9-14|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Road Games)||14||14||407||371||91.2%||2||5-9||-4||5-9-0||-4||5-6|
|ANTTI NIEMI (vs. Division)||7||7||196||177||90.3%||0||3-4||-1.8||3-4-0||-2||4-3|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||96||83||86.5%||1||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||2||0||13||11||84.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Road Games)||1||0||6||5||83.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (vs. Division)||1||0||6||5||83.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)||2||0||13||11||84.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13-3-0||+8.6||13-3||+8.6||7-8||3.2||28.6||2.2||26.7|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.2||2-3||-2.2||3-2||2.4||30.0||2.8||24.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||101||27||37||31||6||11||862||11.7%||88||21||23.9%||169|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16||51||15||16||18||2||6||457||11.2%||46||13||28.3%||87|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||4||4||4||0||2||150||8.0%||10||1||10.0%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||10||31||7||14||9||1||4||282||11.0%||30||6||20.0%||49|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||78||31||21||22||4||4||869||9.0%||108||24||22.2%||134|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||35||17||9||9||0||0||427||8.2%||57||10||17.5%||58|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||6||5||2||1||0||124||11.3%||16||4||25.0%||24|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||30||9||8||10||3||4||295||10.2%||34||6||17.6%||50|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VIKTOR FASTH (All Games)||15||14||397||366||92.2%||1||11-3||+8.4||11-3-0||+8||7-6|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Home Games)||7||7||170||159||93.5%||1||6-1||+4.2||6-1-0||+4||3-4|
|VIKTOR FASTH (vs. Division)||5||4||134||121||90.3%||0||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||102||91.1%||1||2-2||-0.8||2-2-0||-1||3-1|
|JONAS HILLER (All Games)||18||17||471||428||90.9%||1||11-6||+4.4||11-6-0||+4||7-9|
|JONAS HILLER (Home Games)||10||9||257||233||90.7%||1||7-2||+4.4||7-2-0||+4||4-4|
|JONAS HILLER (vs. Division)||6||6||160||147||91.9%||1||3-3||-0.2||3-3-0||0||2-4|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||78||70||89.7%||0||1-2||-1.5||1-2-0||-2||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: SAN JOSE 3.17, ANAHEIM 3.2|
|2/26/2013||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -200||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||DETROIT||1-2||L||0, -180||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/2/2013||NASHVILLE||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|3/5/2013||at VANCOUVER||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5 un||P|
|3/6/2013||at CALGARY||1-4||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||P|
|3/9/2013||ST LOUIS||3-4||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||O|
|3/10/2013||at COLORADO||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||P|
|3/12/2013||at ST LOUIS||2-4||L||0, +105||L||5 ov||O|
|3/14/2013||LOS ANGELES||4-3||W||0, -120||W||5 ev||O|
|3/16/2013||at LOS ANGELES||2-5||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||O|
|3/18/2013||at ANAHEIM||3-5||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||O|
|3/20/2013||at EDMONTON||4-3||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|3/23/2013||at MINNESOTA||0-2||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||U|
|3/25/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|2/27/2013||NASHVILLE||5-1||W||0, -130||W||5 ev||O|
|3/1/2013||MINNESOTA||3-2||W||0, -185||W||5 ov||P|
|3/2/2013||at PHOENIX||4-5||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/4/2013||at PHOENIX||4-5||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/6/2013||PHOENIX||2-0||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/8/2013||CALGARY||4-0||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/10/2013||ST LOUIS||4-2||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/12/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||U|
|3/14/2013||at DALLAS||2-1||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||at ST LOUIS||1-2||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/18/2013||SAN JOSE||5-3||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||O|
|3/20/2013||CHICAGO||4-2||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/22/2013||DETROIT||1-5||L||0, -175||L||5 ov||O|
|3/24/2013||DETROIT||1-2||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/25/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|3/27/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|3/29/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/31/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|4/1/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|SAN JOSE: |
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.
SAN JOSE SHARKS
LAST SEASON: 43-29-10, 96 points. Lost to St. Louis 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Todd McLellan, 5th season, 195-92-41.
ADDED: D Brad Stuart, F Adam Burish.
LOST: F Torrey Mitchell, F Daniel Winnik, F Dominic Moore, F Brad Winchester, F Andrew Murray, D Colin White, D Jim Vandermeer.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Brent Burns. The big acquisition before last season, Burns struggled in his first season with the Sharks as he tried to figure out how to fit in. His points and assists were down from his final year in Minnesota and he was not nearly the aggressive, hard-hitting defenseman the Sharks had been expecting. The Sharks hope that an increased comfort level will lead to better results in year two for Burns.
OUTLOOK: The Sharks hope to be a faster, more aggressive team after the disappointing finish a year ago. They brought back most of the key players from that squad led by captain Joe Thornton but hope Hall of Famer Larry Robinson's impact on the struggling penalty kill unit as a new assistant will help return San Jose near the top of the conference.
LAST SEASON: 34-36-12, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 11th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Bruce Boudreau, 2nd season with Ducks, 27-23-8; 6th overall, 228-111-48 in NHL.
ADDED: D Bryan Allen, D Sheldon Souray, G Viktor Fasth, LW Daniel Winnik, RW Brad Staubitz.
LOST: D Lubomir Visnovsky, LW Niklas Hagman, D Sheldon Brookbank, G Dan Ellis.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Ryan Getzlaf. The Ducks' top playmaker heads into his contract year coming off the worst statistical season of his decorated career. The NHL and Olympic champion needs a huge season with Corey Perry, who's also heading for free agency.
OUTLOOK: Anaheim bolstered its defense with Allen and Souray, but largely kept its offense intact despite last season's disappointments. Even with few changes, the Ducks believe their star-studded veteran roster should be in the playoff hunt again
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (SAN JOSE-ANAHEIM) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Sharks-Ducks Preview* ======================
San Jose (13-11-6) at Anaheim (22-4-4), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Anaheim Ducks are no doubt ready to welcome a new opponent to the Honda Center.
The San Jose Sharks probably can't wait to finish up this road trip.
These Pacific Division rivals begin a home-and-home set Monday night in Anaheim that will complete a season series that has been closely contested.
Anaheim (22-5-4) entered this past weekend with a franchise-record 13-game home win streak before back-to-back losses to Detroit, 5-1 on Friday and 2-1 on Sunday. The Ducks have not lost three straight all season.
"That's the one benefit we have of playing a back-to-back game is that we get to go right back at it tomorrow," said center Ryan Getzlaf after his team held a 34-21 edge in shots Sunday.
San Jose (13-11-6), meanwhile, is concluding a five-game trip before hosting Anaheim on Wednesday. The Sharks are 0-3-1 in the first four games.
"We finish up with Anaheim here on Monday, that'll be our 15th of 20 on the road and we've got a lot of home games left," coach Todd McLellan said. "So we're going to win on the road, we're going to do everything we can there and then we're going to take it home and make hay there."
The last nine meetings have been decided by one or two goals, with Anaheim going 7-1-1. The Ducks are 7-2-0 in the last nine matchups at home.
Anaheim fell 3-2 in a shootout at San Jose on Jan. 29 before winning home games over the Sharks by 2-1 on Feb. 4 and 5-3 last Monday. Both teams have gone 0 for 11 on the power play in the season series, although Getzlaf has a short-handed tally.
The Sharks went 0 for 4 with the man advantage and allowed a power-play goal in the third period Saturday in a 2-0 loss to Minnesota, finishing with a 33-24 edge in shots.
"An honest effort, (but) special teams let us down," McLellan said. "It's not that we were horrendous in those areas but they beat us in power-play and penalty-kill situations and other than that, 5-on-5, I thought we played them even or maybe even had more scoring opportunities."
The Sharks' top goal scorers - Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture - have had their share of trouble at the Honda Center in recent years. Marleau has one goal in his last 10 games there and Couture one in seven career games.
While Anaheim is comfortably on top of the division, San Jose is on the outside of the playoff picture looking in after a franchise-record 7-0-0 start.
"It's make or break time right now," Couture said. "It's not like we have a half-season to go here. There have been a lot of things that didn't go the way we wanted to this year. Winning on the road is one of them."
Anaheim is 1 for 16 on the power play over its last seven games, getting its lone tally by Getzlaf on Sunday.
Ducks winger Corey Perry has seven goals and one assist over his last nine games against the Sharks. He missed last Monday's meeting due to a suspension.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 1:02:01 PM EST|