|1||FLORIDA||+160||Ov 5.5,-110||+140||Ov 5.5,+100|
|2||TORONTO||-185||Un 5.5,-110||-160||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-11-0||-3.6||5-11||-3.6||5-11||1.9||27.2||3.4||31.7|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||+0.6||2-3||+0.6||1-4||2.2||28.4||2.2||33.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||33||78||23||25||29||1||5||977||8.0%||103||19||18.4%||115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||16||30||9||10||10||1||3||435||6.9%||43||7||16.3%||39|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||1||2||8||0||2||142||7.7%||10||3||30.0%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||116||42||37||31||6||6||1018||11.4%||100||26||26.0%||194|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||55||19||17||18||1||3||508||10.8%||52||13||25.0%||94|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||3||3||5||0||2||166||6.6%||11||2||18.2%||19|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (All Games)||14||9||325||280||86.2%||0||1-8||-7.1||1-8-0||-7||4-5|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Road Games)||8||5||205||180||87.8%||0||1-4||-2.8||1-4-0||-3||1-4|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||105||91||86.7%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (All Games)||10||10||297||274||92.3%||1||3-7||-2.3||3-7-0||-2||2-7|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Road Games)||5||5||156||148||94.9%||1||2-3||+0.6||2-3-0||+1||1-4|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Last 4 Games)||4||4||127||121||95.3%||1||2-2||+1.6||2-2-0||+2||0-4|
|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)||8-8-0||-0.8||8-8||-0.8||7-7||2.9||29.4||2.9||33.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||2-1||3.4||26.0||3.4||31.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||33||99||30||38||29||2||2||899||11.0%||117||21||17.9%||169|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16||47||15||16||16||0||1||470||10.0%||59||8||13.6%||82|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||5||9||3||0||0||130||13.1%||13||3||23.1%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||95||19||33||39||4||8||1051||9.0%||103||15||14.6%||158|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||47||10||15||20||2||4||537||8.8%||45||5||11.1%||74|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||1||7||6||3||3||159||10.7%||13||1||7.7%||26|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||20||18||583||535||91.8%||0||11-7||+5.8||11-7-0||+6||11-5|
|JAMES REIMER (Home Games)||11||9||298||275||92.3%||0||6-3||+3.1||6-3-0||+3||4-3|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||126||116||92.1%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||1-1|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (All Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||17||15||458||419||91.5%||1||6-9||-3.1||6-9-0||-3||5-8|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Home Games)||8||7||237||217||91.6%||1||2-5||-3.8||2-5-0||-3||3-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||83||73||88.0%||0||0-3||-3.4||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: FLORIDA 3.1, TORONTO 3.21|
|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||1-2||L||0, +170||L||5 ov||U|
|3/24/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||0-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 ev||U|
|3/26/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|3/30/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/2/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|2/27/2013||MONTREAL||2-5||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|2/28/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||5-4||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/4/2013||NEW JERSEY||4-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/6/2013||OTTAWA||5-4||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||O|
|3/7/2013||at BOSTON||2-4||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/9/2013||PITTSBURGH||4-5||L||0, +120||L||6 un||O|
|3/12/2013||at WINNIPEG||2-5||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/14/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-3||L||0, +120||L||6 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||WINNIPEG||4-5||L||0, -140||L||5.5 ev||O|
|3/20/2013||TAMPA BAY||4-2||W||0, -145||W||6 ev||P|
|3/21/2013||at BUFFALO||4-5||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/23/2013||BOSTON||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5 ov||P|
|3/25/2013||at BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/30/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|4/6/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
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.
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 13th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Randy Carlyle, 2nd season with Leafs, 6-9-3; 8th overall, 279-191-64 in NHL.
ADDED: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Jay McClement.
LOST: RW Colby Armstrong, D Luke Schenn, G Jonas Gustavsson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: The focus in Toronto continues to be on the turnstile in goal, a position that's been unsettled since Curtis Joseph led the Leafs to their last playoff berth in 2004 (yes, two NHL lockouts ago). Unless the Maple Leafs do go ahead and make a push to trade for Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, they'll settle on the tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled as usual. The Maple Leafs couldn't even get out of the lockout without making headlines by firing GM Brian Burke last week. Toronto has more than enough offensive punch, particularly with the addition of van Riemsdyk. The question always remains whether they have enough defense and goaltending to end what's now a seven-season playoff drought.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (FLORIDA-TORONTO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Panthers-Maple Leafs Preview* ==============================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Florida (9-18-6) at Toronto (17-12-3), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs keep scraping out points as they manage to find themselves in a number of tight games recently. But there's room for improvement as the team continues to struggle in shootouts.
Nonetheless, they're certainly better off than the Florida Panthers, who own the league's worst record and are still sputtering as they prepare to conclude their season-long five-game road trip Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre.
The Maple Leafs (17-12-4) appear to be in a good position to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2004 and end the NHL's longest playoff drought. They currently occupy the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference, six points ahead of ninth place.
But they're also fresh off their third shootout loss in five games, blowing a 2-0 lead en route to a 3-2 defeat at Boston on Monday.
"We are coming out of the wrong end of it, but at the end of the day a point is a point," said Nazem Kadri, whose 35 points lead Toronto. "They add up a lot quicker than no points."
Toronto is 0-4 in shootouts this season. Coach Randy Carlyle said he was pleased to escape a home-and-home against the Bruins with three points after his club took a 3-2 home win on Saturday, but said he and his staff tries to help prepare their players for shootouts.
"We do work on it. We provide video of what the opposition likes to do," Carlyle said. "But it's an individual thing. It's one-on-one. Those are the things that all you can do is provide the information you think is important to the situation."
The Panthers (9-18-6) have lost eight of 10 and two in a row, totaling just one goal over the last two defeats. They were shut out for the fifth time this season, falling 3-0 to the Islanders on Sunday.
Florida averaged 2.5 goals in its first 23 games, but has been limited to 1.9 per game over its last 10 contests while scoring on just 6.4 percent of shots.
Tomas Kopecky and Jonathan Huberdeau are tied for the team lead with 12 goals each, though Kopecky has one goal over his last six games while Huberdeau has gone scoreless in eight straight.
"We have to find some production," coach Kevin Dineen told the team's official website. "We have to keep encouraging some of the plays that are creating chances, but we need some finish right now."
Toronto could use some more production from James van Riemsdyk, who hasn't registered a point in four straight games after recording seven in his previous eight contests. Van Riemsdyk's 22 points this season also rank as the third most for the Maple Leafs.
"He's been a great player for us but I think he's in a little bit of a dry spell for us right now," Carlyle said. "We need him to get his feet moving and start to create more."
Kadri is riding a five-game point streak with three goals and seven assists, while Phil Kessel has six points in his last five games against Florida.
The Panthers have won eight of 11 in the series, though Toronto claimed a 3-0 win in the season's first meeting on Feb. 18 in Sunrise. Ben Scrivens turned away all 37 of Florida's shots for his second shutout of the season while Kadri and Clarke MacArthur each tallied a goal and an assist.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 6:38:17 AM EST|