|11||NY RANGERS||+100||Ov 5,-130||+100||Ov 5,-130|
|12||PHILADELPHIA||-120||Un 5,+110||-120||Un 5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-8-0||-4.1||5-8||-4.1||1-9||1.8||26.8||2.5||29.7|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-3||2-3||-3||0-3||1.6||31.6||2.4||27.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||73||22||19||27||5||5||946||7.7%||96||14||14.6%||113|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13||23||4||8||9||2||1||349||6.6%||37||4||10.8%||34|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||4||2||1||1||1||158||5.1%||12||1||8.3%||11|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||11||23||10||4||8||1||1||300||7.7%||36||7||19.4%||35|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||76||26||24||23||3||7||881||8.6%||106||19||17.9%||127|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||32||10||10||11||1||2||386||8.3%||42||8||19.0%||56|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||7||1||3||1||2||136||8.8%||15||4||26.7%||19|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||28||12||7||8||1||2||320||8.7%||40||10||25.0%||47|
|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)||27||26||747||688||92.1%||1||13-13||-5.1||13-13-0||-6||6-15|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Road Games)||10||10||306||282||92.2%||1||3-7||-5.1||3-7-0||-5||1-7|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||10||9||268||246||91.8%||1||5-4||+0.6||5-4-0||+1||1-7|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||108||101||93.5%||0||2-2||-2||2-2-0||-2||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9-5-0||+2.6||9-5||+2.6||6-8||2.9||30.4||2.6||27.1|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||1-3||2.0||26.6||2.8||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||82||32||28||20||2||2||891||9.2%||125||28||22.4%||144|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14||40||15||16||7||2||2||425||9.4%||56||15||26.8%||71|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||5||3||1||1||1||133||7.5%||19||4||21.1%||12|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||12||31||14||8||8||1||1||328||9.5%||47||12||25.5%||55|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||94||36||22||34||2||7||849||11.1%||127||20||15.7%||159|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||36||13||10||12||1||3||380||9.5%||54||7||13.0%||57|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||6||2||5||1||1||142||9.9%||21||2||9.5%||25|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||36||14||9||12||1||2||307||11.7%||50||11||22.0%||60|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (All Games)||4||1||55||49||89.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Home Games)||2||0||17||15||88.2%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (vs. Division)||1||0||6||5||83.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Last 4 Games)||4||1||55||49||89.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)||29||29||762||686||90.0%||2||13-16||-4.2||13-16-0||-3||14-14|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Home Games)||14||14||361||330||91.4%||0||9-5||+2.6||9-5-0||+3||6-8|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (vs. Division)||12||12||299||266||89.0%||1||4-8||-3.6||4-8-0||-3||6-6|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||110||90.9%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||1-2|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Last 4 Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY RANGERS 3.17, PHILADELPHIA 3.03|
|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||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 un||P|
|3/21/2013||FLORIDA||1-3||L||0, -245||L||5 ov||U|
|3/24/2013||WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -155||L||5 ov||P|
|3/26/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|3/28/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|3/30/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|4/5/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|4/6/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|2/27/2013||WASHINGTON||4-1||W||0, -150||W||6 un||U|
|3/2/2013||OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||U|
|3/5/2013||at NY RANGERS||2-4||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||PITTSBURGH||4-5||L||0, +115||L||6.5 un||O|
|3/9/2013||at BOSTON||0-3||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/10/2013||BUFFALO||3-2||W||0, -140||W||5.5 ev||U|
|3/13/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-5||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/15/2013||NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/18/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, -115||L||6 ev||P|
|3/24/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, +170||L||6 ov||U|
|3/26/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|3/28/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|4/4/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|4/6/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|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.
LAST SEASON:47-26-9,103 points. Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1 in second round.
COACH: Peter Laviolette, 4th season with Flyers, 122-73-26; 11th season overall, 366-257-25-60 in NHL.
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, LW Ruslan Fedotenko, D Bruno Gervais.
LOST: RW Jaromir Jagr, G Sergei Bobrovsky, RW James van Riemsdyk, D Matt Carle, D Pavel Kubina
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov made few fans in his first season in Philadelphia with his quirky personality and erratic play. He had his moments of proving he was worth the $51 million, nine-year deal he signed, but he'll need more of them in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup.
OUTLOOK: The Flyers have one of the best players in the game in team captain Claude Giroux, but the thin defense needs improvement and Bryzgalov has to improve if Philadelphia is going win its first Stanley Cup since 1975.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NY RANGERS-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-Flyers Preview* ========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
New York (15-13-3) at Philadelphia (13-16-2), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers have been unable to find their forms of 2011-12 during this lockout-shortened season, as each is struggling to make the playoffs.
What hasn't changed is both teams' fortunes in the head-to-head series, and the Rangers will go for their 11th victory in 12 meetings as the clubs open crucial stretches Tuesday night.
The Rangers (15-13-3) have been unable to develop any consistency a season after reaching the Eastern Conference finals, falling 3-2 in a shootout to Washington on Sunday to give them a 2-4-1 mark in the last seven. New York did manage to move into the final postseason spot in the East, though coach John Tortorella was hardly encouraged.
"I'm not even thinking about the playoffs," he said. "I'm thinking about points."
The Rangers begin a three-game road trip Tuesday and follow the contest with games against fellow East playoff contenders Ottawa on Thursday and Montreal on Saturday.
"We have to focus on each game as a playoff game," said New York's Henrik Lundqvist, who has lost six of his last eight starts. "There's no other way for us to do this now. We're in a really tough spot, and we need everybody playing their best hockey going down the stretch here."
New York has kept doing that against Philadelphia this season, winning two of three matchups. The Rangers have outscored the Flyers 41-18 in taking 10 of 11 from their Atlantic Division rivals.
New York took the most recent meeting 4-2 on March 5, which started a 2-5-1 stretch for Philadelphia.
The Flyers finished with the third-most points in the East last season but have a tough road ahead just to make the postseason for the fourth straight year.
Philadelphia (13-16-2) is in 13th place, five points behind New York. The Flyers fell 2-1 in overtime at Pittsburgh on Sunday.
"We obviously went there for two points, but we've got a lot of hockey left this week," said forward Brayden Schenn, who hasn't recorded a point in his last eight games. "We've got another tough test coming up Tuesday."
This contest opens a five-game homestand for the Flyers, winners of four of five at Philadelphia.
"It's going to be huge for us," said captain Claude Giroux, who scored his 10th goal Sunday. "We've got to go one game at a time but we've got to find a way to win those five games to get a spot in the playoffs."
Philadelphia may have a good chance to jump out to an early lead Tuesday, as Rangers opponents have scored the first goal in five of the last six games.
"Maybe we talk too much about it," said Lundqvist, who has posted a 1.63 goals-against average in his last 11 starts versus Philadelphia. "We focus so much on getting a good start, and when that doesn't happen maybe we over-think it. Maybe we should talk less about it and just go out and play."
The Flyers' Ilya Bryzgalov has gone 1-7-0 with a 3.70 GAA in his last eight starts against New York.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 9:28:29 AM EST|