|69||CALGARY||+240||Ov 5.5,+100||+245||Ov 5.5,+110|
|70||VANCOUVER||-280||Un 5.5,-120||-290||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-14-0||-10.6||3-14||-10.6||8-9||1.9||25.6||3.6||29.2|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.4||1-4||-3.4||3-2||2.4||27.8||4.6||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||36||97||38||26||32||1||5||959||10.1%||119||25||21.0%||169|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||17||32||14||8||9||1||0||435||7.4%||60||12||20.0%||57|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||5||5||2||0||0||139||8.6%||11||3||27.3%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||12||30||14||10||6||0||2||335||9.0%||40||5||12.5%||51|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||128||37||45||42||4||6||1038||12.3%||114||24||21.1%||215|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||61||19||20||20||2||2||496||12.3%||54||8||14.8%||105|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||23||6||9||8||0||1||155||14.8%||14||4||28.6%||39|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||44||9||17||15||3||3||350||12.6%||45||10||22.2%||73|
|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)||19||19||497||435||87.5%||2||6-13||-7.8||6-13-0||-8||9-8|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Road Games)||9||9||235||205||87.2%||2||1-8||-6.7||1-8-0||-7||3-6|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (vs. Division)||4||4||83||70||84.3%||0||1-3||-2.7||1-3-0||-3||2-2|
|MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||102||90||88.2%||1||0-4||-4.4||0-4-0||-4||1-3|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||14||10||342||303||88.6%||0||4-6||-2||4-6-0||-2||6-4|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Road Games)||7||5||157||140||89.2%||0||1-4||-2.8||1-4-0||-3||3-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (vs. Division)||6||5||180||160||88.9%||0||2-3||-1||2-3-0||-1||3-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)||4||2||87||75||86.2%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|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)||11-8-0||-1.8||11-8||-1.8||8-9||3.0||28.7||2.5||27.9|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.6||3-2||+0.6||0-3||2.2||26.0||1.6||26.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||37||98||29||37||27||5||8||1042||9.4%||130||17||13.1%||154|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||19||57||15||24||15||3||7||546||10.4%||67||10||14.9%||88|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||2||2||6||1||3||130||8.5%||11||1||9.1%||17|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||14||38||9||17||10||2||3||406||9.4%||52||8||15.4%||58|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||93||24||33||30||6||7||1035||9.0%||130||23||17.7%||149|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||47||9||17||18||3||4||531||8.9%||62||9||14.5%||73|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||4||3||1||0||0||132||6.1%||14||2||14.3%||15|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||28||10||8||9||1||2||390||7.2%||50||9||18.0%||50|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||16||14||406||367||90.4%||1||7-7||-3||7-7-0||-2||5-8|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Home Games)||9||8||229||208||90.8%||1||4-4||-2.2||4-4-0||-2||3-5|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (vs. Division)||7||6||178||165||92.7%||1||3-3||-1.2||3-3-0||0||1-5|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||3||106||92||86.8%||0||1-2||-2.4||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||23||23||627||580||92.5%||2||13-10||-0.5||13-10-0||-1||8-11|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Home Games)||11||11||301||279||92.7%||2||7-4||+0.4||7-4-0||0||5-4|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (vs. Division)||8||8||211||198||93.8%||1||6-2||+3.4||6-2-0||+4||2-4|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||93||87||93.5%||1||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||0-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.25, VANCOUVER 3.15|
|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||1-4||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/3/2013||EDMONTON||2-8||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/5/2013||at SAN JOSE||1-2||L||0, +240||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/6/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/8/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|4/13/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|3/10/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, -130||L||5 ev||O|
|3/12/2013||at COLUMBUS||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2013||NASHVILLE||7-4||W||0, -170||W||5 un||O|
|3/16/2013||DETROIT||2-5||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||O|
|3/18/2013||MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2013||at PHOENIX||2-1||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|3/23/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-0||W||0, +135||W||5 ev||U|
|3/24/2013||at COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/26/2013||COLUMBUS||1-0||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||U|
|3/28/2013||COLORADO||4-1||W||0, -235||W||5 ov||P|
|3/30/2013||at EDMONTON||0-4||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||U|
|4/1/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5 ov||P|
|4/4/2013||EDMONTON||4-0||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||U|
|4/10/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|4/13/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|4/15/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|4/16/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
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: 51-22-9, 111 points. Lost to Los Angeles 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Alain Vigneault, 7TH SEASON, 287-155-50; 11th overall 396-273-54.
ADDED: D Jason Garrison, D Derek Joslin, RW Guillaume Desbiens.
LOST: D Sami Salo, D Aaron Rome, D Marc-Andre Gragnani, RW Mark Mancari.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Cory Schneider. He replaced Roberto Luongo during last year's first-round exit and the 33-year-old goaltender seem to be on his way out. The 26-year-old Schneider signed a three-year, $12 million contract extension last summer.
OUTLOOK: The Canucks have perhaps more urgency than any other NHL team to win the Stanley Cup. Vancouver led the league in points the past two regular seasons. After being a win away from hoisting the Cup for the first time in 2011, the Canucks won only one postseason game last year against the Kings.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CALGARY-VANCOUVER) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flames-Canucks Preview* ========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Calgary (13-19-4) at Vancouver (20-11-6), 10:00 p.m. EDT
Despite the Calgary Flames' dismal the road, the Vancouver Canucks won't take anything for granted.
With at least two key players possibly ready to return from injuries, the Northwest Division-leading Canucks look to match a season high with their fifth straight home win while trying to extend the longest road slide in Flames' history Saturday night.
Vancouver (20-11-6) took a two-point division lead over Minnesota by avoiding a third straight overall loss with Thursday's 4-0 victory over Edmonton. Cory Schneider made 23 saves, Henrik Sedin had a goal and an assist, and recently acquired forward Derek Roy added an assist in his team debut.
The Canucks own a 12-3 scoring advantage during their four-game home winning streak. But they know they can't afford to let down their guard against a Calgary squad that's mired in a franchise-worst 0-11-1 road stretch dating to a 4-3 win at Dallas on Feb. 17.
"They have a proud group of individuals," Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said. "Calgary is going to come in here and try to put (its) best game on the ice and we are going to have to be ready."
The Canucks won the first two meetings this season - both at home - but fell 4-2 at Calgary (13-19-4) on March 3.
Vigneault seems to feel confident that forwards Mason Raymond and Dale Weise can return from their injuries Friday. Raymond, fifth on the team with 18 points, has missed two games with an upper-body injury while Weise has sat the last six with a bad shoulder.
Raymond had a goal and an assist in the two home contests versus Calgary this season.
Star center Ryan Kesler has been limited to seven games with Vancouver because of a broken foot, but also appears close to returning.
"Right now there's a possibility we're going to have a couple of guys back. We need them," Vigneault said. "We're like any other team, we need our players to be healthy and help us win games."
Sedin had a goal and an assist in each of the last two home games, and has three assists overall against the Flames in 2013.
Coming off his fourth shutout, Schneider has allowed three goals on 107 shots during the last four home contests. He's stopped 67 of 70 shots in both meetings this season versus Calgary at Rogers Arena.
The Flames allowed a tiebreaking goal with a 2:06 left in the third period of Friday's 2-1 loss at streaking San Jose to extend their road woes.
On the bright side, Miikka Kiprusoff made a season-high 39 saves and Mikael Backlund opened the scoring with a power-play goal for Calgary. The team has just three goals in four road contests, but was more competitive after giving up 18 while losing the previous three overall.
"(The Sharks) did a good job creating offense like they usually do and ultimately cashed in on it," said Flames forward Michael Cammalleri, who had an assist. "We have to work more on playing in their end instead of ours."
Losers of eight of 10, the Flames continue to fall further out of postseason contention. They're now 12 points back of St. Louis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Backlund has scored four of his 21 career goals in his last six games versus Vancouver.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 8:39:33 PM EST|