|57||COLUMBUS||+130||Ov 5,-140||+130||Ov 5,-140|
|58||CALGARY||-150||Un 5,+120||-150||Un 5,+120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-12-0||-7.4||3-12||-7.4||5-9||1.9||23.4||3.1||29.1|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||4-1||3.0||25.8||3.2||28.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||34||79||20||30||23||6||4||897||8.8%||126||17||13.5%||132|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15||28||9||10||7||2||2||351||8.0%||50||4||8.0%||43|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||4||7||4||0||0||129||11.6%||14||2||14.3%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||92||30||26||29||7||9||1018||9.0%||107||15||14.0%||158|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||47||20||9||16||2||4||437||10.8%||50||9||18.0%||78|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||5||4||6||1||3||143||11.2%||10||2||20.0%||26|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||25||24||700||648||92.6%||4||10-14||-1.9||10-14-0||-1||7-15|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Road Games)||10||10||258||232||89.9%||2||3-7||-2.4||3-7-0||-2||2-7|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||94||84||89.4%||1||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-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)||10-7-0||+2||10-7||+2||10-5||3.5||27.6||3.1||28.1|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.9||2-3||-0.9||3-2||2.2||21.4||3.4||30.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||32||89||35||23||30||1||5||847||10.5%||111||23||20.7%||156|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||17||59||22||15||22||0||5||470||12.6%||54||12||22.2%||102|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||5||4||2||0||0||107||10.3%||15||3||20.0%||19|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||108||31||38||35||4||5||913||11.8%||105||21||20.0%||182|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||53||15||18||18||2||3||478||11.1%||54||13||24.1%||88|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||4||9||4||0||0||154||11.0%||22||2||9.1%||29|
|LELAND IRVING (All Games)||6||5||128||113||88.3%||0||2-3||-1.1||2-3-0||-1||4-1|
|LELAND IRVING (Home Games)||3||3||62||55||88.7%||0||1-2||-1.1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|LELAND IRVING (Last 4 Games)||4||4||93||81||87.1%||0||1-3||-2.1||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (All Games)||16||16||430||378||87.9%||2||6-10||-4.4||6-10-0||-5||8-6|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Home Games)||9||9||242||215||88.8%||0||5-4||+0.3||5-4-0||0||5-2|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||110||88.7%||1||1-3||-1.9||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||11||9||285||255||89.5%||0||4-5||-1||4-5-0||-1||5-4|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Home Games)||5||4||142||128||90.1%||0||3-1||+1.8||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)||4||3||77||68||88.3%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (All Games)||2||2||68||62||91.2%||1||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (Home Games)||1||1||31||29||93.5%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (Last 4 Games)||2||2||68||62||91.2%||1||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: COLUMBUS 3.19, CALGARY 3.25|
|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||0-1||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||U|
|3/28/2013||at EDMONTON||4-6||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||O|
|3/29/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|4/4/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|4/5/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|4/9/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|3/3/2013||VANCOUVER||4-2||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||O|
|3/6/2013||SAN JOSE||4-1||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||P|
|3/8/2013||at ANAHEIM||0-4||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/9/2013||at LOS ANGELES||2-6||L||0, +175||L||5 ov||O|
|3/11/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, +175||L||5 ov||U|
|3/13/2013||DETROIT||5-2||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|3/15/2013||NASHVILLE||6-3||W||0, -145||W||5 ev||O|
|3/18/2013||at DALLAS||3-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/21/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-5||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||O|
|3/22/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-5||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||O|
|3/24/2013||ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/26/2013||at CHICAGO||0-2||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/27/2013||COLORADO||4-3||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/1/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|4/5/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|4/6/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/8/2013||at COLORADO|| |
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: 37-29-16, 90 points. Missed playoffs by finishing ninth in Western Conference.
COACH: Bob Hartley, first season.
ADDED: D Dennis Wideman, LW Jiri Hudler, C Roman Cervenka.
LOST: C Olli Jokinen, RW David Ross, D Scott Hannan, RW Guillaume Desbiens, RW Tom Kostopoulous.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Alex Tanguay, who played for Hartley a decade ago in Colorado, will be more familiar with the coach than his teammates. If he can click on the top line with Jarome Iginla, the Flames may have a puncher's chance.
OUTLOOK: Despite the addition of Cervenka, the Flames should be weak enough on defense to keep G Miikka Kiprusoff busy. If Tanguay and other forwards can click with Iginla, they may have a chance at catching lightning in a bottle, but in a tough division with the formidable Avalanche and Canucks, they would do well to nick the last playoff spot.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (COLUMBUS-CALGARY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blue Jackets-Flames Preview* =============================
Columbus (13-14-7) at Calgary (13-15-4), 9:00 p.m. EDT
There's an odd feeling surrounding the Calgary Flames as they move on without Jarome Iginla.
The Columbus Blue Jackets, meanwhile, are having a familiar feeling as they conclude a winless four-game road trip.
The Flames can record their first nine-game win streak at home in six seasons Friday night against the Blue Jackets in this matchup of floundering Western Conference teams.
Calgary (13-15-4) dealt Iginla to Pittsburgh late Wednesday night around the same time it held on for a 4-3 victory over Colorado. Iginla was scratched from the lineup before the game with rumors of a trade imminent.
Now the Flames know they must move on for good without the franchise's all-time leading scorer, a six-time All-Star who led the club to the Stanley Cup finals in 2004.
"It's weird, it's definitely weird," center Michael Cammalleri said. "There's no downplaying the significance and the presence that he has been in this room and on this organization and in this city."
General manager Jay Feaster did not want to use the word "rebuild," but it's clear what his intentions are for a franchise that has not reached the playoffs since 2009.
"Our goal is that again we want to retool to the point that we are a competitive team that is challenging and a legitimate playoff team," Feaster said. "Like I said, it's the first step of a process. We're going to continue to look for ways to improve our hockey club."
Feaster's team is 14th in the Western Conference with 30 points.
That's six points out of a playoff spot and three fewer than Columbus (13-14-7), which is in 13th place after going 0-2-1 to start this trip.
The Blue Jackets are 3-10-2 overall on the road, where they are averaging a league-low 1.73 goals with a power play that is an NHL-worst 8.0 percent away from home.
Scoring wasn't a problem Thursday for Columbus, which held leads in all three periods of a 6-4 defeat to Edmonton. The Blue Jackets led 2-0 in the first, 3-2 in the second and 4-3 in the third.
"To me, it's a game that got away from us," coach Todd Richards said. "A 2-0 lead in the first period, first eight or ten minutes, I thought we were doing the things that we needed."
Sergei Bobrovsky surrendered five goals on 24 shots after posting a 1.23 goals-against average over his previous 12 appearances this month.
The line of Matt Calvert, Cam Atkinson and Artem Anisimov combined for eight points for Columbus, which must regroup in search of its first three-game win streak at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
That won't be easy since the Flames can record their longest run at home since a 10-game streak Nov. 7-Dec. 12, 2006. Calgary's last 17 games have all been won by the home team.
This is the third meeting between these clubs this season, with the first two in Columbus. Calgary won 4-3 on Alex Tanguay's goal in overtime Feb. 7 and Nick Foligno scored twice in the Blue Jackets' 5-2 victory last Friday - the most recent win for Columbus.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 11:07:34 AM EST|