|55||ANAHEIM||+135||Ov 5.5,+105||+140||Ov 5.5,+105|
|56||CHICAGO||-155||Un 5.5,-125||-160||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-7-0||+3.3||9-7||+3.3||7-8||3.1||26.7||2.9||29.4|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-4.6||1-4||-4.6||3-2||1.8||28.6||3.6||27.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||33||104||27||38||33||6||11||911||11.4%||92||21||22.8%||174|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||16||50||12||21||13||4||5||427||11.7%||44||8||18.2%||82|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||2||2||5||0||1||143||6.3%||11||1||9.1%||15|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||87||36||22||25||4||5||937||9.3%||116||25||21.6%||147|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||47||17||12||14||4||4||471||10.0%||54||15||27.8%||84|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||10||4||4||0||1||136||13.2%||18||4||22.2%||29|
|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|
|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|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||103||91.2%||1||2-2||-1.2||2-2-0||-1||3-1|
|JONAS HILLER (All Games)||19||18||500||453||90.6%||2||11-7||+3.4||11-7-0||+3||7-10|
|JONAS HILLER (Road Games)||9||9||243||220||90.5%||1||4-5||-0.9||4-5-0||-1||3-6|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||86||76||88.4%||1||1-2||-1.5||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12-3-0||+6.9||12-3||+6.9||5-9||3.1||32.8||2.3||26.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.6||3-2||+0.6||4-1||4.2||30.0||2.4||23.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||32||108||36||38||26||8||5||999||10.8%||114||20||17.5%||180|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15||47||14||20||9||4||1||492||9.6%||53||9||17.0%||83|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||21||8||9||4||0||0||150||14.0%||18||3||16.7%||39|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||71||21||21||26||3||4||846||8.4%||102||16||15.7%||120|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||34||10||10||13||1||1||400||8.5%||52||10||19.2%||59|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||2||4||6||0||1||116||10.3%||10||1||10.0%||18|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||20||19||497||458||92.2%||1||13-6||+5.3||13-6-0||+6||7-12|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Home Games)||7||6||198||182||91.9%||1||4-2||+1.1||4-2-0||+1||2-4|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||100||90.9%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||15||13||348||320||92.0%||1||12-1||+9.8||12-1-0||+10||6-6|
|RAY EMERY (Home Games)||9||9||202||185||91.6%||1||8-1||+5.8||8-1-0||+6||3-5|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||4||3||56||50||89.3%||1||2-1||-0.1||2-1-0||0||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ANAHEIM 3.24, CHICAGO 3.13|
|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||0-4||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||U|
|3/29/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/31/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|4/1/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|4/7/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/3/2013||at DETROIT||2-1||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|3/5/2013||MINNESOTA||5-3||W||0, -180||W||5 un||O|
|3/6/2013||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -230||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/8/2013||at COLORADO||2-6||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/10/2013||EDMONTON||5-6||L||0, -215||L||5 ov||O|
|3/14/2013||at COLUMBUS||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/16/2013||at DALLAS||8-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/18/2013||at COLORADO||5-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/20/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-4||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/25/2013||LOS ANGELES||4-5||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/26/2013||CALGARY||2-0||W||0, -175||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/31/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|4/4/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|4/6/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|4/9/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
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
LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-2 in first round.
COACH: Joel Quenneville, 5th season with Blackhawks, 186-99-39; 16th overall, 624-382-157 in NHL.
ADDED: D Michal Rozsival, D Sheldon Brookbank.
LOST: F Andrew Brunette, F Brendan Morrison, D Sean O'Donnell
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Corey Crawford
OUTLOOK: Other than Rozsival and Brookbank, who each signed as free agents, there has been little turnover from last season. The Blackhawks have continuity going for them. Question is: Can they make a playoff run? It's been back-to-back first-round exits since they captured the Stanley Cup, and the Blackhawks are looking for more. Crawford's play will go a long way toward determining that, and he's coming off a shaky season in which he didn't post a shutout and let in two soft overtime goals in the playoffs.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ANAHEIM-CHICAGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Ducks-Blackhawks Preview* ==========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Anaheim (22-7-4) at Chicago (25-4-3), 8:30 p.m. EDT
Since becoming the only team to record two wins over the Chicago Blackhawks, the Anaheim Ducks haven't earned another victory.
The second-place team in the Western Conference will try to halt its season-high losing streak Friday night by sweeping the series with the conference-leading Blackhawks, who likely won't have Marian Hossa or Patrick Sharp in the lineup.
While Chicago made headlines for its NHL-record start, Anaheim (22-7-4) quietly stayed within striking distance of the West lead and helped itself by rallying for a 4-2 win over the Blackhawks on March 20.
The Ducks scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a span of 1:04 late in the third period but have been outscored 16-5 in four consecutive defeats. They were shut out for the second time this season Wednesday, 4-0 in San Jose.
"We're not working hard enough and we're not winning the battles. It shows on the ice," defenseman Francois Beauchemin said after the opener to a four-game trip. "Hockey is not that complicated. You have to win the battles and work harder than the other guys. We have to use our off days to get back to basics, work on the details. We all want to get out of this."
Anaheim will try to work its way out of its struggles by sweeping the season series with Chicago for the first time since 2005-06. The Ducks handed the Blackhawks one of their three home losses this season Feb. 12 after scoring the tying goal with 2:40 left in regulation.
Anaheim's 3-2 shootout win was only its third victory in the past 10 trips to the United Center, and this time, the Ducks will visit a team that's still missing two key forwards.
The Blackhawks (25-4-3) are 4-4-0 since Sharp's upper-body injury and 1-2-0 since Hossa suffered his upper-body ailment. Both players practiced Thursday but coach Joel Quenneville wants to ensure that his two forwards are fully healed before sending them back on the ice.
"They're out for (Friday). Don't want to go much further than that," Quenneville told the team's website. "Nice to see them in practice, (but) no contact yet. We're going to make sure they're more than ready, maybe even give them extra time to make sure they'll be ready."
Despite the absences of Sharp and Hossa, the Blackhawks earned a win in their most recent game Tuesday as Ray Emery needed to stop just 16 shots.
The backup extended his NHL-record start to 12-0-0 with a 2-0 victory over Calgary, his first shutout since Feb. 1, 2010. That win also pushed Chicago five points ahead of Anaheim in the West.
Emery is expected to get another start Friday against the Ducks, a team he played in 10 games for in 2010-11 before coming to Chicago the next season. He's 1-1-1 with a 1.97 goals-against average in three career starts against Anaheim, the most recent a 3-1 road loss on Feb. 26, 2012.
The Ducks will try to beat Emery again while trying to avoid their first five-game skid since going 0-6-1 from Nov. 13-27, 2011. Chicago's Patrick Kane will try to help extend their woes while adding to his seven-game point streak.
Kane has an assist in each meeting this season, while defenseman Nick Leddy has scored a goal in both games. Leddy has three goals and two assists over his last five contests and a five-game point streak versus Anaheim.
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has collected two goals and seven assists over the last seven matchups with Chicago.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 5:34:25 AM EST|