|15||CALGARY||+130||Ov 5.5,+115||+130||Ov 5.5,+115|
|16||EDMONTON||-150||Un 5.5,-135||-150||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-12-0||-8.6||3-12||-8.6||8-7||2.0||25.1||3.7||29.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.3||2-3||-1.3||3-2||2.4||23.6||3.6||31.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||33||93||35||26||31||1||5||880||10.6%||115||24||20.9%||163|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||15||30||13||8||8||1||0||377||8.0%||57||11||19.3%||54|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||7||2||0||0||118||10.2%||16||3||18.7%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||10||27||12||10||5||0||2||280||9.6%||38||5||13.2%||46|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||114||32||42||36||4||6||938||12.2%||106||21||19.8%||190|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||55||16||20||17||2||2||435||12.6%||51||8||15.7%||94|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||3||11||4||0||1||156||11.5%||19||1||5.3%||28|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||32||4||14||11||3||3||291||11.0%||40||7||17.5%||52|
|LELAND IRVING (All Games)||6||5||128||113||88.3%||0||2-3||-1.1||2-3-0||-1||4-1|
|LELAND IRVING (Road Games)||3||2||66||58||87.9%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|LELAND IRVING (vs. Division)||2||2||55||49||89.1%||0||0-2||-2.1||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|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 (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK KARLSSON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (All Games)||17||17||450||393||87.3%||2||6-11||-5.9||6-11-0||-6||9-6|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Road Games)||7||7||188||163||86.7%||2||1-6||-4.7||1-6-0||-5||3-4|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (vs. Division)||3||3||77||67||87.0%||0||1-2||-1.7||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||107||88.4%||1||1-3||-2.3||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||12||9||289||259||89.6%||0||4-5||-1||4-5-0||-1||5-4|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Road Games)||6||5||143||127||88.8%||0||1-4||-2.8||1-4-0||-3||3-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (vs. Division)||4||4||127||116||91.3%||0||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)||4||3||79||70||88.6%||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 (Road Games)||1||1||37||33||89.2%||1||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|DANIEL TAYLOR (vs. Division)||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|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7-9-0||-2.3||7-9||-2.3||4-7||2.7||30.2||2.9||31.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+2||3-2||+2||1-3||3.0||22.6||2.0||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||34||87||33||26||24||4||6||920||9.5%||125||28||22.4%||151|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16||43||13||14||14||2||4||484||8.9%||63||16||25.4%||73|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||7||4||4||0||1||113||13.3%||11||2||18.2%||25|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||10||30||13||8||8||1||3||290||10.3%||34||12||35.3%||52|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||95||24||32||32||7||6||1122||8.5%||127||20||15.7%||160|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||46||14||11||17||4||2||499||9.2%||60||9||15.0%||77|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||4||3||3||0||0||147||6.8%||11||0||0.0%||16|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||24||7||8||8||1||1||341||7.0%||39||3||7.7%||43|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|YANN DANIS (Home Games)||1||0||14||14||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Last 4 Games)||3||1||59||52||88.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||28||26||817||752||92.0%||2||11-15||-3.1||11-15-0||-3||9-12|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Home Games)||13||12||348||316||90.8%||1||5-7||-2.4||5-7-0||-2||3-5|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (vs. Division)||10||10||323||301||93.2%||1||5-5||+0.5||5-5-0||0||3-7|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||92||86||93.5%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||8||7||243||226||93.0%||0||3-4||+0||3-4-0||0||1-5|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Home Games)||5||4||136||124||91.2%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (vs. Division)||1||0||17||16||94.1%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||113||91.9%||0||2-2||+0.9||2-2-0||+1||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.25, EDMONTON 3.13|
|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|
|3/29/2013||COLUMBUS||4-6||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||O|
|4/1/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|4/5/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|4/6/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/8/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|3/5/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||at DETROIT||0-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/8/2013||at NASHVILLE||0-6||L||0, +160||L||5 un||O|
|3/10/2013||at CHICAGO||6-5||W||0, +180||W||5 ov||O|
|3/12/2013||at COLORADO||4-0||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/15/2013||DETROIT||2-3||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||P|
|3/17/2013||NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||P|
|3/20/2013||SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|3/23/2013||ST LOUIS||0-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/25/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-3||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||P|
|3/26/2013||at ST LOUIS||3-0||W||0, +190||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/28/2013||COLUMBUS||6-4||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||VANCOUVER||4-0||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||U|
|4/3/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|4/4/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/6/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|4/8/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
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.
LAST SEASON: 32-40-10, 74 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 14th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Ralph Krueger, 1st year.
ADDED: LW Nail Yakupov, D Justin Schultz, D Mark Fistric.
LOST: D Cam Barker.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Yakupov was the first pick in the draft and will take his skillful shot to the second line with the slick-passing Ales Hemsky and steady center Sam Gagner. But Schultz could be a big help for the blue line, after signing with the Oilers this summer following a standout college career at Wisconsin.
OUTLOOK: Krueger was promoted this summer after spending the last two seasons as an assistant for the Oilers. The former Swiss national team coach has a tall task in front of him, to try to guide the team to the playoffs for the first time since the Stanley Cup finals appearance in 2006. He has plenty of emerging stars to help him, though, even if the lineup isn't that deep. Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall will lead the way, having signed huge contract extensions over the summer and recently earned alternate captain status. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the first pick in the 2011 draft, will join them on a first line.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CALGARY-EDMONTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flames-Oilers Preview* =======================
Calgary (13-16-4) at Edmonton (14-13-7), 9:30 p.m. EDT
Edmonton Oilers coach Ralph Krueger doesn't expect any less of an effort from the Calgary Flames even though one of Edmonton's most famous natives is no longer a part of this rivalry.
The Oilers have won a season-high three straight but have endured recent problems against the Flames, who are trying to end the longest road losing streak in franchise history as they continue to adjust to life without Jarome Iginla in Monday night's opener of a home-and-home set.
It will be the first time since the mid-1990s this provincial rivalry won't feature Iginla, an Edmonton native who totaled 82 points against his hometown club. Krueger, however, is mindful of the fact the Flames (13-16-4) have won 10 of the last 12 meetings, including a 4-3 home victory Jan. 26 in the lone 2013 matchup.
"These games, especially between Edmonton and Calgary, have a special dynamic to them that players will be missing or players won't be missing and it seems to all be gone, and they're one-goal games," the first-year coach said. "We're expecting one-goal games here against Calgary, we're expecting real hard battles."
Edmonton (14-13-7) seeks its first four-game win streak since a six-game run Oct. 22-Nov. 3, 2011. The Oilers are brimming with confidence after Taylor Hall set a franchise record with the fastest hat trick to start a game at 7:53 in Saturday's 4-0 victory over Vancouver.
Hall beat the old mark of 12:38 set by Wayne Gretzky in 1986.
"It's a pretty special moment that I will never forget," said Hall, who has eight points in a four-game run. "Playing in an organization like this one, the records you are trying to break have been set by pretty legendary players."
Hall has made a minimal impact in the 'Battle of Alberta' with four points in eight games. With the Oilers in contention for a playoff spot, he knows they must pick up points against the Flames - who host Wednesday's rematch.
"We've won three games in a row for the first time this year, we need to make it four," Hall told the Oilers' official website. "We need to keep winning. We're still not in the playoffs yet.
"Games against Calgary - we play them back-to-back - if we had two wins here it would be huge for our team."
The Flames insist they won't be pushovers as they try to end a 0-9-1 road slide that includes eight straight regulation defeats. They had their eight-game home win streak snapped with Friday's 6-4 loss to Columbus.
"We know the rivalry between the two teams," coach Bob Hartley told the Flames' official website. "I think that we're going to see a great game and we want to come out flying and they certainly want to do the same. Let's drop the puck."
Calgary's top goal scorers, Curtis Glencross and Michael Cammalleri, have totaled just five of their 25 goals on the road.
Lee Stempniak had a goal and two assists to lead the Flames in the first meeting while Miikka Kiprusoff made 17 saves to improve to 15-2-0 with a 2.43 goals-against average in his last 17 starts against the Oilers.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 4:16:47 PM EST|