|55||ANAHEIM||+100||Ov 5,-130||+100||Ov 5,-135|
|56||SAN JOSE||-120||Un 5,+110||-120||Un 5,+115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-6-0||+4.3||9-6||+4.3||7-7||3.3||27.0||2.9||29.5|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.6||2-3||-2.6||4-1||2.8||29.8||3.4||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||32||104||27||38||33||6||11||889||11.7%||90||21||23.3%||174|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15||50||12||21||13||4||5||405||12.3%||42||8||19.0%||82|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||3||5||6||0||2||149||9.4%||10||1||10.0%||24|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||11||34||7||15||11||1||4||309||11.0%||32||6||18.7%||54|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||83||33||22||24||4||5||908||9.1%||113||24||21.2%||139|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||43||14||12||13||4||4||442||9.7%||51||14||27.5%||76|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||8||5||4||0||1||142||12.0%||18||3||16.7%||26|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||35||11||9||12||3||5||334||10.5%||39||6||15.4%||55|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (Road 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 (Road 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)||16||15||435||400||92.0%||1||11-4||+7||11-4-0||+7||8-6|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Road Games)||8||7||227||207||91.2%||0||5-2||+4.2||5-2-0||+4||4-2|
|VIKTOR FASTH (vs. Division)||6||5||172||155||90.1%||0||2-3||-1.4||2-3-0||-1||4-1|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||103||91.2%||1||2-2||-1.2||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 (Road Games)||8||8||214||195||91.1%||0||4-4||+0.1||4-4-0||0||3-5|
|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|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-5-0||+0.2||8-5||+0.2||4-9||2.8||31.6||2.2||28.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.8||2-3||-0.8||4-1||2.8||32.6||3.6||26.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||76||26||24||21||5||7||966||7.9%||131||23||17.6%||123|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13||36||13||11||9||3||4||411||8.8%||55||13||23.6%||58|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||4||3||6||1||2||163||8.6%||16||2||12.5%||19|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||9||24||7||5||11||1||3||266||9.0%||39||6||15.4%||38|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||82||17||28||31||6||7||905||9.1%||110||15||13.6%||140|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||28||5||7||12||4||4||369||7.6%||46||4||8.7%||44|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||4||9||5||0||1||130||13.8%||13||2||15.4%||32|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||27||3||12||11||1||2||262||10.3%||32||5||15.6%||47|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||4||4||117||106||90.6%||1||1-3||-3||1-3-0||-3||1-2|
|THOMAS GREISS (Home Games)||1||1||24||24||100.0%||1||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|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)||27||27||771||709||92.0%||2||13-14||-3.5||13-14-0||-4||10-14|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Home Games)||12||12||337||314||93.2%||0||7-5||-0.8||7-5-0||-1||4-8|
|ANTTI NIEMI (vs. Division)||8||8||223||201||90.1%||0||4-4||-0.6||4-4-0||-1||5-3|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||93||88.6%||1||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||2||0||13||11||84.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Home Games)||1||0||7||6||85.7%||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|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ANAHEIM 3.2, SAN JOSE 3.15|
|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||3-5||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/27/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|3/29/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/31/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|4/1/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|4/7/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|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||5-3||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||O|
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
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ANAHEIM-SAN JOSE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Ducks-Sharks Preview* ======================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Anaheim (22-6-4) at San Jose (14-11-6), 10:00 p.m. EDT
After going almost a month without a regulation defeat, the Anaheim Ducks have suffered three in four days.
The visiting Ducks can avoid a fourth straight loss by avenging their latest defeat in Wednesday night's conclusion of a home-and-home set with the San Jose Sharks.
Anaheim (22-6-4) was riding a team-record 13-game home winning steak and 9-0-3 overall stretch, but concluded a five-game homestand by being outscored 7-2 in back-to-back losses to Detroit and falling 5-3 to San Jose (14-11-6) on Monday.
"We just haven't been anywhere near ourselves, and we haven't been for the last few games," defenseman Sheldon Souray said.
The Ducks are still on the heels of Western Conference-leading Chicago and feel they have something positive to build on after remaining competitive despite a 3-0 deficit Monday.
"There's always peaks and valleys, and we're trying to get out of this valley as quick as possible and start climbing back in the right direction," said winger Corey Perry, who had a goal and an assist.
"You don't like losing at home, but if we play the same way we played in the second half of the game, we're going to be successful."
Anaheim, 2-0-3 in its last five road contests, opens a four-game trip by facing the Sharks for the third time in 10 days. The Ducks leads the season series 2-1-1.
The Sharks begin a season-high seven-game stay at HP Pavilion, where they're 8-1-4 overall and 3-0-3 since a 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks on Feb. 5.
In the mix for the final playoff spot in the tightly bunched West, San Jose has gone 3-5-2 in its past 10 - eight of those games coming on the road.
"You've got to take points any time you can get them," said coach Todd McLellan, whose team has won two of three. "Proud of the way we responded and how prepared we were (Monday). We've got to make some hay (on the homestand). We've got to put together a string, and it starts with (Anaheim)."
Joe Pavelski, Martin Havlat and Brent Burns each had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who won hours after veteran defenseman Douglas Murray was traded to Pittsburgh for two second-round draft picks.
"We're all pros. It doesn't matter who gets traded," captain Joe Thornton said. "We know we have to come out and play."
Havlat snapped a 15-game goal drought while Pavelski scored for the second time in 19. Pavelski has five goals in his last eight against the Ducks, including one in three straight home matchups.
Anaheim's Bobby Ryan has two goals and five assists in his last six against the Sharks.
Jonas Hiller has gone 2-0-1 with a 1.29 goals-against average in his past three road starts, and 5-1-1 with a 1.41 GAA in his last seven starts overall.
Veteran winger Radek Dvorak could begin his 17th NHL season after signing with Anaheim on Sunday.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 2:43:14 PM EST|