|17||COLUMBUS||+170||Ov 5,-120||+170||Ov 5,-125|
|18||VANCOUVER||-200||Un 5,+100||-200||Un 5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-10-0||-5.4||3-10||-5.4||4-8||1.8||23.4||3.1||29.1|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||3-2||2.6||27.0||2.2||32.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||32||75||18||29||22||6||4||850||8.8%||122||17||13.9%||127|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13||24||7||9||6||2||2||304||7.9%||46||4||8.7%||38|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||2||7||3||1||1||135||9.6%||14||3||21.4%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||85||29||24||26||6||7||959||8.9%||102||15||14.7%||150|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||40||19||7||13||1||2||378||10.6%||45||9||20.0%||70|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||4||3||3||1||2||163||6.7%||8||2||25.0%||20|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||23||22||642||595||92.7%||3||10-12||+0.1||10-12-0||+1||6-14|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Road Games)||8||8||200||179||89.5%||1||3-5||-0.4||3-5-0||0||1-6|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||102||92.7%||1||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||12||10||313||282||90.1%||1||3-7||-3.2||3-7-0||-3||7-3|
|STEVE MASON (Road Games)||6||5||176||159||90.3%||1||0-5||-5||0-5-0||-5||3-2|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||82||74||90.2%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-8-0||-4.8||8-8||-4.8||8-7||3.0||29.0||2.9||28.6|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.8||4-1||+2.8||0-5||2.0||26.0||1.6||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||32||87||27||35||21||4||5||912||9.5%||119||16||13.4%||137|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16||48||13||23||10||2||4||464||10.3%||59||9||15.3%||75|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||3||6||1||0||0||130||7.7%||16||2||12.5%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||85||20||30||29||6||7||903||9.4%||116||21||18.1%||134|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||46||9||17||17||3||4||458||10.0%||54||9||16.7%||71|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||1||1||6||0||0||141||5.7%||17||3||17.6%||16|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||15||14||384||347||90.4%||1||7-7||-3||7-7-0||-2||5-8|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Home Games)||9||8||229||208||90.8%||1||4-4||-2.2||4-4-0||-2||3-5|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||98||88.3%||0||2-2||-1.4||2-2-0||-2||2-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||18||18||517||476||92.1%||0||10-8||-1.2||10-8-0||-2||8-8|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Home Games)||8||8||228||207||90.8%||0||4-4||-2.6||4-4-0||-3||5-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||111||95.7%||0||4-0||+4.4||4-0-0||+4||0-4|
|Average power rating of opponents played: COLUMBUS 3.19, VANCOUVER 3.24|
|3/1/2013||at CHICAGO||3-4||L||0, +230||L||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||COLORADO||2-1||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/5/2013||EDMONTON||4-3||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||VANCOUVER||2-1||W||0, +140||W||5 ov||U|
|3/9/2013||DETROIT||3-0||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/10/2013||at DETROIT||3-2||W||0, +160||W||5 ov||P|
|3/12/2013||VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2013||CHICAGO||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/16/2013||PHOENIX||1-0||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||NASHVILLE||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 un||O|
|3/22/2013||CALGARY||5-1||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||O|
|3/23/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-5||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||O|
|3/26/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|3/28/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|3/29/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|4/4/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|4/5/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|3/2/2013||LOS ANGELES||5-2||W||0, -125||W||5 un||O|
|3/3/2013||at CALGARY||2-4||L||0, -125||L||5 ov||O|
|3/5/2013||SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5 un||P|
|3/7/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, -160||L||5 ov||U|
|3/10/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, -130||L||5 ev||O|
|3/12/2013||at COLUMBUS||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2013||NASHVILLE||7-4||W||0, -170||W||5 un||O|
|3/16/2013||DETROIT||2-5||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||O|
|3/18/2013||MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2013||at PHOENIX||2-1||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|3/23/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-0||W||0, +135||W||5 ev||U|
|3/24/2013||at COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/30/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|4/1/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
LAST SEASON: 29-46-7, 65 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in the Western Conference.
COACH: Todd Richards, 2nd season with Blue Jackets, interim head coach last year, 18-21-2; 4th overall, 95-92-18 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Brandon Dubinsky, GT Sergei Bobrovsky, LW Nick Foligno, C Artem Anisimov, D Adrian Aucoin, D Tim Erixon.
LOST: RW Rick Nash; C Samuel Pahlsson; D Marc Methot; D Grant Clitsome; GT Curtis Sanford; D Brett Lebda.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Bobrovsky. Acquired in trade with Philadelphia, he'll likely either take over the starting job or push Steve Mason, who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in the Blue Jackets' only playoff year in 2009 but has struggled in the past three seasons.
OUTLOOK: Coming off the worst record in the league, and with captain and lone offensive star Nash asking for a trade, the Blue Jackets transformed their roster by dealing him to the New York Rangers along with a minor-league defenseman and a third-round pick for Dubinsky, Anisimov, Erixon and a first-round pick. With three first-rounders this summer, new team president John Davidson is building for the future. These 48 games are hoped to be a first step back toward respectability.
LAST SEASON: 51-22-9, 111 points. Lost to Los Angeles 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Alain Vigneault, 7TH SEASON, 287-155-50; 11th overall 396-273-54.
ADDED: D Jason Garrison, D Derek Joslin, RW Guillaume Desbiens.
LOST: D Sami Salo, D Aaron Rome, D Marc-Andre Gragnani, RW Mark Mancari.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Cory Schneider. He replaced Roberto Luongo during last year's first-round exit and the 33-year-old goaltender seem to be on his way out. The 26-year-old Schneider signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension last summer.
OUTLOOK: The Canucks have perhaps more urgency than any other NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. Vancouver led the league in points the past two regular seasons. After being a win away from hoisting the Cup for the first time in 2011, the Canucks won only one postseason game last year against the Kings.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (COLUMBUS-VANCOUVER) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blue Jackets-Canucks Preview* ==============================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Columbus (13-13-6) at Vancouver (17-9-6), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Vancouver Canucks can continue their winning stretch by preventing the Columbus Blue Jackets from starting what they hope is another successful run of their own.
Trying for a fifth consecutive victory, the Canucks look to extend their home success over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
Vancouver (17-9-6) has won four straight one-goal games and continues to mix it up with Minnesota for first place in the Northwest Division. Mason Raymond scored for the second straight game and Cory Schneider made 26 saves as the Canucks concluded a three-game trip with a 3-2 win over Colorado on Sunday.
"We've got to kind of put our heads down and plow ahead and pile up the points, get as many as we can get and not look around to see who's doing what or where we are in the standings," Schneider told the Canucks' official website. "If we do our jobs and win our games, it forces other teams to do the same."
Vancouver's four wins came while playing five games in seven days.
"It's just phenomenal how these guys in this stretch of five games in seven nights continue to pay the price," said coach Alain Vigneault, whose team ranks among the league leaders with 11 victories in games decided by one goal. "They've done everything they're supposed to do to give themselves a chance to win."
Schneider has stopped 111 of 116 shots during the four-game run.
"I have been playing my best hockey and winning is the best part of the game," he said. "But it doesn't come without doing extra work and without your teammates in front of you blocking the shots."
Raymond has two goals and two assists during the same span.
The Canucks and Blue Jackets (13-13-6) split the first two meetings, both in Columbus. Schneider made 25 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss March 7, then watched Roberto Luongo stop 26 shots in a 2-1 shootout victory five days later.
Schneider is 5-1-1 with a 2.24 goals-against average versus Columbus. He's allowed four goals on 84 shots to win both home appearances against the Blue Jackets.
Columbus will try to end an 0-3-2 slide at Vancouver and bounce back from its first regulation loss in a month, 5-2 at Nashville on Saturday. Artem Anisimov and R.J. Umberger scored for the Blue Jackets, who had gone 8-0-4 following a 1-0 loss at Chicago on Feb. 24.
"Guys did a lot of really good things (during the point streak)," coach Todd Richards told the NHL's official website. "A lot of things to be really proud of during that stretch. The emotions are still high after this game right here but we've got to get back on the horse here and we've got to try to start a new streak."
Sergei Bobrovsky had a 1.34 GAA during an 8-0-3 stretch before he was pulled for giving up four goals on 11 shots against the Predators. He stopped 71 of 73 in the two games with Vancouver this season.
Umberger, who scored in the win over the Canucks, has four points in three games after he was held without one in the previous three.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 9:10:32 PM EST|