|59||WINNIPEG||+160||Ov 5.5,+100||+135||Ov 5.5,+100|
|60||MONTREAL||-180||Un 5.5,-120||-155||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10-11-0||+1.4||10-11||+1.4||11-9||2.6||28.8||3.2||32.8|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.2||1-4||-3.2||2-3||1.8||28.6||3.4||36.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||38||93||23||37||29||4||5||1079||8.6%||113||15||13.3%||157|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||21||54||16||22||14||2||1||604||8.9%||58||7||12.1%||87|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||4||4||1||0||0||143||6.3%||15||1||6.7%||15|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||115||37||30||46||2||6||1129||10.2%||115||24||20.9%||191|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||68||23||17||26||2||5||689||9.9%||64||15||23.4%||116|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||7||5||5||0||1||184||9.2%||11||1||9.1%||32|
|AL MONTOYA (All Games)||7||5||168||151||89.9%||1||3-2||+1.2||3-2-0||+1||1-4|
|AL MONTOYA (Road Games)||4||3||116||108||93.1%||1||2-1||+1.7||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|AL MONTOYA (Last 4 Games)||4||3||99||89||89.9%||1||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-1||0-3|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||34||33||957||865||90.4%||0||15-18||-2.8||15-18-0||-3||14-18|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Road Games)||18||18||570||515||90.4%||0||8-10||-0.3||8-10-0||-2||11-6|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||140||128||91.4%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11-7-0||-0.1||11-7||-0.1||7-11||3.1||30.7||2.2||25.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.1||3-2||+1.1||2-3||3.2||27.4||2.4||30.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||36||114||32||38||39||5||6||1094||10.4%||153||33||21.6%||192|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||18||55||17||19||17||2||3||553||9.9%||77||16||20.8%||94|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||5||5||5||1||2||137||11.7%||16||3||18.7%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||89||15||42||27||5||4||975||9.1%||130||24||18.5%||153|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||40||10||16||11||3||0||455||8.8%||73||15||20.5%||71|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||1||7||4||0||1||153||7.8%||15||1||6.7%||22|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||7||6||170||154||90.6%||1||4-2||+2.6||4-2-0||+3||4-2|
|PETER BUDAJ (Home Games)||2||2||38||37||97.4%||1||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)||4||3||84||78||92.9%||1||3-0||+3.6||3-0-0||+4||2-1|
|CAREY PRICE (All Games)||30||30||803||734||91.4%||3||19-11||+4.2||19-11-0||+5||15-15|
|CAREY PRICE (Home Games)||16||16||417||378||90.6%||2||9-7||-2||9-7-0||-1||7-9|
|CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||103||92.0%||1||3-1||+2.1||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: WINNIPEG 3.08, MONTREAL 3.03|
|3/8/2013||at FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ev||U|
|3/10/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/12/2013||TORONTO||5-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/14/2013||NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||at TORONTO||5-4||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/17/2013||at OTTAWA||1-4||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||P|
|3/19/2013||BOSTON||3-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2013||WASHINGTON||0-4||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/22/2013||WASHINGTON||1-6||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/24/2013||TAMPA BAY||3-2||W||0, -155||W||6 un||U|
|3/26/2013||at CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, +115||W||6 un||U|
|3/28/2013||at PITTSBURGH||0-4||L||0, +170||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/30/2013||CAROLINA||1-3||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ev||U|
|4/1/2013||at NY RANGERS||2-4||L||0, +135||L||5 ev||O|
|4/2/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||2-5||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/4/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|3/9/2013||at TAMPA BAY||4-3||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/10/2013||at FLORIDA||5-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/13/2013||OTTAWA||4-3||W||0, -185||W||5 un||O|
|3/16/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||BUFFALO||2-3||L||0, -215||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||5-2||W||0, -140||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/23/2013||BUFFALO||1-2||L||0, -200||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/26/2013||at PITTSBURGH||0-1||L||0, +135||L||5.5 ev||U|
|3/27/2013||at BOSTON||6-5||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||NY RANGERS||3-0||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||U|
|4/1/2013||CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, -185||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/3/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||3-5||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/11/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|4/13/2013||at TORONTO|| |
LAST SEASON: 37-35-10, 84 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Claude Noel, 2nd season with Jets, 37-35-10; 3rd overall, 47-43-16 in NHL.
ADDED: C Olli Jokinen, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky, G Al Montoya.
LOST: G Chris Mason, LW Tanner Glass, RW Tim Stapleton, D Mark Flood.
PLAYER TO WATCH: After nearly making the team out of training camp last season, 19-year-old center Mark Scheifele is eager for another shot this year. He's a dependable two-way forward who's enjoyed a solid first half of the season playing for Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League.
OUTLOOK: Will the honeymoon of the NHL's return to Winnipeg be over after last season? The former Atlanta Thrashers are still stuck in what's becoming a tough Southeast Division. And until the NHL realigns its divisions, the Jets are still stuck with a grueling travel schedule that could wear them down in a tightly packed 48-game schedule.
LAST SEASON: 31-35-16, 78 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Michel Therrien, 4th season with Canadiens, 77-77-36 (2000-03), 8th overall, 212-182-68 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Colby Armstrong, D Francis Bouillon, LW Brandon Prust.
LOST: C Andreas Engqvist, D Brad Staubitz, LW Mathieu Darche.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Rookie first-round pick Alex Galchenyuk, who was selected with the No. 3 pick in the draft. He's already looking impressive during training camp this week. The Canadiens could use additional scoring punch to take the burden on the line of Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Erik Cole, who combined to score 84 of the team's 207 goals.
OUTLOOK: After two coaching changes and a roster upheaval that sent Michael Cammalleri to Calgary, the outlook can only get better after the bottom fell out of Habs last season. Still, too soon to expect full turnaround under new GM Marc Bergevin, who is still retooling the roster that included sending C Scott Gomez home for remainder of season in order for the team to buy out his contract this summer.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (WINNIPEG-MONTREAL) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
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*Jets-Canadiens Preview* ========================
By JON PALMIERI STATS Editor
Winnipeg (18-18-2) at Montreal (23-7-5), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Montreal Canadiens are surely disappointed with their latest result. A matchup with a Southeast Division opponent should lift their spirits.
Hoping to keep their lead in the Northeast, the Canadiens seek to remain perfect against the Southeast this season Tuesday night when they host the sputtering Winnipeg Jets.
After missing the playoffs last season, Montreal (23-8-5) is all but guaranteed to be there this spring and could win its first division title since 2007-08. The Canadiens are one point ahead of Boston in the Northeast and five behind Pittsburgh for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
A good portion of Montreal's success has come against the Southeast, winning all 10 meetings and outscoring those clubs 37-16. That run continued with a 4-1 victory over Carolina on Monday before the team's three-game overall streak was snapped with Wednesday's 5-3 loss in Philadelphia.
The Canadiens appeared headed for another win with a third-period lead, but the Flyers beat Carey Price twice in 90 seconds and added an empty-net goal for the final margin.
"They got four pretty lucky goals, in my opinion," Price said. "That's the difference."
It was far from Montreal's best effort as it was held to a season-low 17 shots, just two in the third period.
"We just didn't match their intensity, it's just that simple," coach Michel Therrien said.
Tomas Plekanec - the team leader with 13 goals - left midway though the second period with a lower-body injury and his status for this game is uncertain.
Price could get a rare night off after 10 straight starts by giving way to Peter Budaj, who has posted a 1.60 goals-against average while winning his last five appearances. Budaj, however, is winless in four career games against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise.
Although the Jets (18-18-2) are still atop the Southeast, their lead has been trimmed to two points over surging Washington. Winnipeg, which has played two more games than the Capitals, has left itself little room for error with potentially only the Southeast champion making the playoffs.
The Jets will try to avoid a winless road trip and a season-high fifth straight defeat after losses to the New York Rangers and Islanders on consecutive days.
"We didn't play well either night," goaltender Ondrej Pavelec said. "We have to figure out something soon."
The Jets failed to score in the third period for the fourth consecutive game in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders. Defenseman Paul Postma had both goals for Winnipeg, which has scored 13 times in its last eight games and is 2 for 26 on the power play during that span.
Captain Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler are tied for the team lead with 14 goals, but both are mired in droughts. Ladd has gone 11 games without scoring and Wheeler is goalless in eight straight.
The Canadiens have won three in a row - all at home - and six of seven overall against the Jets. Plekanec snapped a third-period tie in Montreal's 4-3 home victory Jan. 29.
Both teams were relatively quiet at Wednesday's trading deadline. The Canadiens acquired depth defenseman Davis Drewiske from Los Angeles, while the Jets claimed forward Mike Santorelli off waivers from Florida.
|Last Updated: 10/22/2014 8:56:45 PM EST|