|63||DETROIT||+105||Ov 5,-125||+115||Ov 5,-135|
|64||PHOENIX||-125||Un 5,+105||-135||Un 5,+115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7-8-0||+1||7-8||+1||8-5||2.5||29.5||2.7||29.1|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+4.1||4-1||+4.1||3-1||3.4||27.2||2.0||30.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||32||87||23||31||30||3||4||940||9.3%||127||21||16.5%||146|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15||37||12||9||13||3||2||442||8.4%||54||5||9.3%||60|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||5||4||7||1||0||136||12.5%||21||5||23.8%||29|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||81||24||28||24||5||3||912||8.9%||120||25||20.8%||130|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||40||12||13||13||2||0||436||9.2%||58||14||24.1%||67|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||4||5||1||0||0||154||6.5%||18||3||16.7%||20|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||5||3||98||86||87.8%||1||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||0||1-2|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Road Games)||5||3||98||86||87.8%||1||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||0||1-2|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||90||79||87.8%||1||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||0||1-2|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||27||27||762||700||91.9%||2||14-13||-0.6||14-13-0||0||12-12|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||10||10||287||263||91.6%||0||5-5||+1.1||5-5-0||+2||6-3|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||114||93.4%||0||3-1||+3.1||3-1-0||+4||3-1|
|PETR MRAZEK (All Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Road Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10-7-0||+2.1||10-7||+2.1||10-7||3.2||31.5||2.7||26.9|
|Last 5 Games||0-5-0||-5.1||0-5||-5.1||0-4||0.6||34.0||2.6||28.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||80||16||25||35||4||5||954||8.4%||113||17||15.0%||132|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||17||55||12||16||25||2||3||536||10.3%||59||11||18.6%||93|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||3||0||0||3||0||0||170||1.8%||16||1||6.2%||6|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||87||22||32||29||4||5||887||9.8%||112||19||17.0%||147|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||46||14||21||10||1||0||457||10.1%||61||10||16.4%||78|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||3||6||1||1||143||9.1%||22||3||13.6%||22|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)||2||2||42||40||95.2%||1||1-1||-0.3||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|BRENT JOHNSON (Home 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 (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JASON LABARBERA (All Games)||8||3||147||136||92.5%||1||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|JASON LABARBERA (Home Games)||5||1||83||77||92.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JASON LABARBERA (Last 4 Games)||4||1||49||47||95.9%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||26||26||696||627||90.1%||5||12-14||-2.3||12-14-0||-1||13-10|
|MIKE SMITH (Home Games)||14||14||332||294||88.6%||2||9-5||+3.4||9-5-0||+4||9-5|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||91||83||91.2%||1||0-4||-4.2||0-4-0||-4||0-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 3.27, PHOENIX 3.28|
|2/27/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||U|
|2/28/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/3/2013||CHICAGO||1-2||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|3/5/2013||COLORADO||2-1||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/7/2013||EDMONTON||3-0||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/9/2013||at COLUMBUS||0-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/10/2013||COLUMBUS||2-3||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||P|
|3/13/2013||at CALGARY||2-5||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|3/15/2013||at EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||P|
|3/16/2013||at VANCOUVER||5-2||W||0, +160||W||5 ov||O|
|3/20/2013||MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, -135||L||5 ev||O|
|3/22/2013||at ANAHEIM||5-1||W||0, +155||W||5 ov||O|
|3/24/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/25/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|3/28/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|4/4/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|4/5/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|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||2-3||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||P|
|3/21/2013||VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|3/27/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|3/28/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|3/30/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|4/2/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Nashville 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Mike Babcock, 8th season with Red Wings, 352-154-68; 10th overall, 421-216-19 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Damien Brunner, RW Mikael Samuelsson, RW Jordin Tootoo, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Carlo Colaiacovo.
LOST: D Nicklas Lidstrom, D Brad Stuart, LW Jiri Hudler, LW Tomas Holmstrom.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Brunner. The 26-year-old rookie led the Swiss league with 60 points last season. He might get a lot of chances to produce on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, a teammate overseas during the lockout, and Pavel Datsyuk.
OUTLOOK: Without Lidstrom and Stuart on the blue line, extending the franchise's postseason streak to 22 will be quite a challenge. The Red Wings, though, have a shot to be better offensively and in net with a series of subtle moves after failing to make a splash in the summer when free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter turned down their offers to play together in 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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DETROIT-PHOENIX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Red Wings-Coyotes Preview* ===========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Detroit (16-11-5) at Phoenix (13-14-4), 10:00 p.m. EDT
After a two-game sweep of one of the Western Conference's best teams, the Detroit Red Wings are on the verge of matching their longest win streak of the season.
The Red Wings will seek a third consecutive victory in Monday night's visit to the struggling and potentially short-handed Phoenix Coyotes.
Detroit (16-11-5) opened its four-game Western road trip with a pair of matchups against Pacific Division-leading Anaheim and edged the Ducks 2-1 in Sunday's finale of that set. Jimmy Howard made 33 saves to help the Red Wings hold on after early goals from Daniel Cleary and Drew Miller.
Justin Abdelkader didn't record a point following his first career hat trick in a 5-1 rout of Anaheim on Friday.
"It's a huge four points for us. We have to continue to make the push for the postseason. We have teams coming up on our heels, so we have to continue to get points," Howard said.
The Red Wings will try to collect some more points against the Coyotes (13-14-4), losers in a season-high five in a row. Phoenix has been outscored 12-3 during its 0-4-1 skid and began that miserable stretch by getting shut out in three consecutive games for the first time in franchise history.
The Coyotes' Antoine Vermette scored a tying goal early in the third period Thursday against Vancouver but his team gave up another with 10:07 remaining in a 2-1 defeat.
"It's no secret what we have to do to do better," Vermette said. "We talked about how this team's been successful the last couple years. Every guy needs to be better and, collectively, things will take care of themselves."
Even worse for the Coyotes, goaltender Mike Smith left Thursday's game with an upper-body injury and his status is unknown for this visit from Detroit. Phoenix could use his help as it will play four times in six days with three of those games on the road.
"He'll try (Monday morning) and we'll see where he's at," coach Dave Tippett said Sunday. "I talked to him this morning and it didn't seem (the injury would be long term). We'll see."
If Smith is healthy enough to return, he would face a team that's won 26 of the last 35 matchups, including the playoffs. Detroit, though, lost 3-1 in Phoenix in the most recent of those meetings Feb. 6, 2012, and ended a string of seven straight wins over the Coyotes, counting both the regular season and a 2011 playoff sweep.
Detroit will bring a four-game road win streak into this matchup and try to send Phoenix to its longest losing streak since Jan. 27-Feb. 7, 2009. The Red Wings' only three-game win streak this season was from Feb. 7-10 and they haven't recorded five consecutive victories away from home since a six-game run Feb. 11-28, 2011.
Backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson will likely be in net for Detroit. Gustavsson's first start since March 13 would also mark his first matchup with the Coyotes.
He might want to keep a close eye out for Martin Hanzal, who has six goals in his last six regular-season games against Detroit and scored twice in the most recent matchup.
Red Wings star forward Pavel Datsyuk's 55 career points against Phoenix are his most versus any opponent outside the Central Division and fourth-most against any team. Datsyuk hasn't scored in his last seven regular-season matchups with the Coyotes but has recorded eight assists.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 10:37:44 PM EST|