|59||PHOENIX||+160||Ov 5,-120||+140||Ov 5,-120|
|60||VANCOUVER||-180||Un 5,+100||-160||Un 5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-13-0||-8.2||4-13||-8.2||7-6||2.2||29.6||3.1||31.7|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.6||4-1||+3.6||2-2||4.0||31.0||2.0||34.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||38||105||27||35||39||4||6||1167||9.0%||132||20||15.2%||178|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||17||37||11||12||12||2||2||503||7.4%||59||7||11.9%||61|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||20||9||8||3||0||1||155||12.9%||14||2||14.3%||36|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||104||29||35||34||6||6||1131||9.2%||140||24||17.1%||175|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||52||12||13||22||5||6||539||9.6%||61||10||16.4%||87|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||5||1||3||1||1||172||5.8%||19||3||15.8%||16|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)||3||3||78||74||94.9%||1||2-1||+0.7||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JASON LABARBERA (All Games)||13||8||331||306||92.4%||1||2-6||-4||2-6-0||-4||4-2|
|JASON LABARBERA (Road Games)||6||5||173||158||91.3%||1||1-4||-2.6||1-4-0||-3||3-1|
|JASON LABARBERA (Last 4 Games)||4||4||149||138||92.6%||0||2-2||+0.5||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||27||27||720||651||90.4%||6||13-14||-1.3||13-14-0||0||13-11|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||12||12||364||333||91.5%||3||3-9||-5.6||3-9-0||-5||4-5|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||92||84||91.3%||1||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12-8-0||-0.8||12-8||-0.8||9-9||3.1||28.4||2.4||28.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.6||3-2||+0.6||1-2||3.0||23.6||2.0||30.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||38||103||31||39||28||5||9||1064||9.7%||132||18||13.6%||162|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||20||62||17||26||16||3||8||568||10.9%||69||11||15.9%||96|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||4||4||7||0||3||118||12.7%||10||2||20.0%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||95||25||33||31||6||7||1073||8.9%||135||23||17.0%||153|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||49||10||17||19||3||4||569||8.6%||67||9||13.4%||77|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||5||3||2||0||0||153||6.5%||17||2||11.8%||19|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||4||3||106||92||86.8%||0||1-2||-2.4||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||24||24||665||616||92.6%||2||14-10||+0.5||14-10-0||0||9-11|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Home Games)||12||12||339||315||92.9%||2||8-4||+1.4||8-4-0||+1||6-4|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||98||91||92.9%||1||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHOENIX 3.24, VANCOUVER 3.1|
|3/12/2013||LOS ANGELES||5-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/14/2013||at ST LOUIS||0-3||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||at COLUMBUS||0-1||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|3/18/2013||at LOS ANGELES||0-4||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||at LOS ANGELES||2-3||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||P|
|3/21/2013||VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|3/25/2013||DETROIT||2-3||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||P|
|3/27/2013||at MINNESOTA||3-4||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/28/2013||at NASHVILLE||7-4||W||0, +140||W||5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +150||L||5 ov||P|
|4/2/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||U|
|4/4/2013||DETROIT||4-2||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|4/6/2013||COLORADO||4-0||W||0, -185||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/8/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/10/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|4/12/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|4/15/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|4/18/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|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|
|4/6/2013||CALGARY||5-2||W||0, -305||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/10/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|4/13/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|4/15/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|4/16/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|4/18/2013||at DALLAS|| |
LAST SEASON: 42-27-13, 97 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings 4-1 in Western Conference Finals.
COACH: Dave Tippett, 4th season with Coyotes, 125-78-33; 9th overall, 406-234-98 in NHL.
ADDED: LW Steve Sullivan, D Zbynek Michalek, RW David Moss.
LOST: LW Ray Whitney, LW Taylor Pyatt, D Adrian Aucoin, C Daymond Langkow, D Michal Rozsival.
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Mike Smith. The shaggy-haired goalie known as Smitty proved to be a more-than-capable No. 1 goalie in his first full season on the job, winning 28 games with eight shutouts and a 2.21 goals-against average. With the confidence of last season's deep playoff run, he could be a Vezina Trophy candidate.
OUTLOOK: The Coyotes should be brimming with confidence after winning their first division title and reaching the conference finals for the first time in 33 years as an NHL franchise. With the core of last year's roster back, they should be position to get the lockout-shortened season off to a good start and be able to sustain it toward another possible deep run in the playoffs.
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 (PHOENIX-VANCOUVER) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Coyotes-Canucks Preview* =========================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
Phoenix (17-15-6) at Vancouver (21-11-6), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Vancouver Canucks are making a strong push for a fifth consecutive Northwest Division title. They'll try to continue it in a matchup with the surging Phoenix Coyotes, who are just outside the Western Conference playoff picture.
Vancouver goes for a season-high sixth consecutive home win while the Coyotes look to extend their best run of the season to four victories Monday night.
Well behind Chicago and Anaheim for the top two spots in the West, the Canucks (21-11-6) are trying to hold off Minnesota for the division lead and third seed. They've managed to do that so far by going 8-2-0 in their last 10 and winning two in a row since a two-game skid.
A major factor in the Canucks' surge has been Cory Schneider. Now the No. 1 goaltender ahead of Roberto Luongo, Schneider has posted a 1.43 goals-against average while starting all 10 of those games.
Schneider turned aside 36 shots in a 5-2 victory over Calgary on Saturday.
"Our best player was our goaltender,"coach Alain Vigneault said. "... They had some quality chances, but Schneids shut the door, and we were able to jump on a few of their mistakes and score some goals."
The Coyotes (17-15-6) have finally started to do that, recording 20 during a 4-0-1 stretch after scoring eight times while losing their previous seven games.
Shane Doan and linemates Martin Hanzal and Radim Vrbata combined for six points in a 4-0 victory over Colorado on Saturday.
"It doesn't do much good if we don't find a few more (points)," said Doan, the team leader with 13 goals. "We're feeling better, but ninth (place in the conference) doesn't get you anything."
Another solid effort from goalie Mike Smith could help the Coyotes win four straight for the first time since they took their final five games of last season.
Smith played Saturday for the first time since suffering a head injury in a 2-1 loss to the Canucks on March 21 when defenseman Alex Edler - who was subsequently suspended two games - charged him. Smith earned his fifth shutout of the season with 24 saves against the Avalanche.
"He really looked solid, moved the puck well outside the net, and feet looked good inside the net," said coach Dave Tippett, whose team had gone 3-1-2 since his last appearance. "That's a really good sign."
So is Hanzal recording seven points in the last five games after registering three in his previous 13.
Hanzal and Vrbata were sidelined with injuries as Phoenix won its second straight in Vancouver on Feb. 26 by a 4-2 score. The Coyotes are 4-1-0 in their last five road games in the series after winning twice in their previous 17 such contests.
The Canucks, though, have outscored opponents 16-5 in their last five on home ice. Daniel and Henrik Sedin lead Vancouver with eight points in those games.
Schneider surrendered goals to Kyle Chipchura, Mikkel Boedker and Antoine Vermette on Feb. 26 in his only regulation loss in four career starts in this series.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 4:10:38 PM EST|