|53||ANAHEIM||-135||Ov 5.5,+110||-135||Ov 5,-150|
|54||COLUMBUS||+115||Un 5.5,-130||+115||Un 5,+130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10-7-0||+4.6||10-7||+4.6||7-9||3.1||26.5||2.8||29.2|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-4.4||1-4||-4.4||2-3||1.4||28.2||3.4||27.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||34||106||27||39||34||6||11||935||11.3%||93||21||22.6%||178|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||17||52||12||22||14||4||5||451||11.5%||45||8||17.8%||86|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||1||3||3||0||0||141||5.0%||11||1||9.1%||13|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||88||36||22||26||4||5||963||9.1%||120||26||21.7%||149|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||48||17||12||15||4||4||497||9.7%||58||16||27.6%||86|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||9||3||5||0||1||138||12.3%||20||4||20.0%||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)||20||19||526||478||90.9%||2||12-7||+4.8||12-7-0||+4||7-11|
|JONAS HILLER (Road Games)||10||10||269||245||91.1%||1||5-5||+0.4||5-5-0||0||3-7|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||88||79||89.8%||1||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-2||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10-9-0||+2.4||10-9||+2.4||9-9||2.7||28.7||2.4||30.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.8||2-3||-0.8||4-1||3.4||24.6||3.4||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||35||85||21||34||24||6||5||922||9.2%||127||17||13.4%||140|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||19||51||11||20||16||4||2||546||9.3%||76||13||17.1%||89|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||5||9||3||0||1||123||13.8%||12||1||8.3%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||96||30||29||30||7||9||1051||9.1%||111||16||14.4%||165|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||45||10||17||13||5||5||581||7.7%||57||6||10.5%||80|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||5||6||5||1||3||141||12.1%||13||3||23.1%||27|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||25||24||700||648||92.6%||4||10-14||-1.9||10-14-0||-1||7-15|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Home Games)||15||14||442||416||94.1%||2||7-7||+0.5||7-7-0||0||5-8|
|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)||13||11||346||311||89.9%||1||4-7||-1.9||4-7-0||-2||8-3|
|STEVE MASON (Home Games)||6||5||137||123||89.8%||0||3-2||+1.8||3-2-0||+2||4-1|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||88||77||87.5%||0||2-1||+1.3||2-1-0||+1||3-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Home 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 (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ANAHEIM 3.21, COLUMBUS 3.14|
|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||2-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/31/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|4/1/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|4/7/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|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||6-4||W||0, +125||W||5 ov||O|
|4/4/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|4/5/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|4/9/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
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: 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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (ANAHEIM-COLUMBUS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Ducks-Blue Jackets Preview* ============================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Anaheim (23-7-4) at Columbus (14-14-7), 6:00 p.m. EDT
As playoff talk picked up toward the end of last season, neither the Anaheim Ducks nor the Columbus Blue Jackets were involved in any such discussions.
With 2013 brings a much different vibe.
Anaheim looks to build off a big victory in its quest for the Western Conference's top seed Sunday night as its road trip continues versus a Columbus team very much in the postseason hunt.
The Ducks finished 15 points out of a playoff spot last season and returned many of the same players in 2013 from that disappointing campaign.
Anaheim (23-7-4) has been much better in its first full season under coach Bruce Boudreau, though, sitting three points behind Chicago for the West lead after sweeping the three-game season series with the Blackhawks with Friday's 2-1 victory.
The win snapped a four-game losing streak as the Ducks made their second stop on a four-game road trip.
"That's the way we have to play," said Corey Perry, whose goal gave him four points in the last four games.
Anaheim scored first after having fallen behind by at least two goals to begin each of its previous three games.
"We wanted to have a good start. It was the focus of our night," said defenseman Sheldon Souray, whose goal with 2:08 left broke the tie. "It's been our Achilles' heel the last few games. First-period goals have hurt us more than last-period goals."
Though Boudreau was pleased with the result, he knows his team must make some improvements to ultimately catch Chicago. The Ducks have scored two goals or fewer in four of their last five.
"It was a really good test for us," Boudreau said. "We're not out of the woods by any stretch."
While Columbus is hoping to make its second playoff appearance in the franchise's 12-season history, it still has plenty of work left to make that happen.
The Blue Jackets finished with an NHL-worst 65 points in 2011-12 and traded cornerstone Rick Nash in the offseason. Coach Todd Richards' team, though, is within one point of the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.
Columbus (14-14-7) hurt its cause by dropping the first three of a four-game road trip but salvaged the finale with a 6-4 win over Calgary on Friday.
Vinny Prospal, R.J. Umberger and Mark Letestu each had a goal and an assist as the Blue Jackets tied their season high for goals.
"What stands out is the two points, no matter how you get them," said Prospal, who scored his team-leading 10th goal after going 11 games without one. "Sure, maybe coaches or goalie coaches would love for the scoring to be a little lower but for the offensive guys, it's great."
Columbus now returns home, where it has gone 8-0-3 over its last 11.
"We've been finding a way to win these games lately and those are the games that help get you into the playoffs," winger Matt Calvert said.
Perry and Ryan Getzlaf each scored and Jonas Hiller made 25 saves in a 3-2 win over Columbus on Feb. 18 as Anaheim improved to 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings.
Hiller is 4-0-1 with a 2.05 goals-against average in his last six starts versus the Blue Jackets, who could counter with Sergei Bobrovsky.
Bobrovsky, who made 26 saves in the first meeting, has dropped each of his three career starts versus the Ducks while posting a 3.74 GAA. However, he's 7-0-2 with a 0.88 GAA at home this month.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 11:48:23 AM EST|