|9||OTTAWA||+115||Ov 5.5,-110||+115||Ov 5.5,-105|
|10||TAMPA BAY||-135||Un 5.5,-110||-135||Un 5.5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-13-0||-6.4||6-13||-6.4||7-10||2.3||34.8||2.7||33.4|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-4.2||1-4||-4.2||1-3||1.6||37.0||2.6||28.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||38||94||27||33||29||5||8||1249||7.5%||118||21||17.8%||159|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||19||44||10||16||16||2||3||661||6.7%||62||10||16.1%||75|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||3||1||4||0||1||185||4.3%||19||1||5.3%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||85||29||19||31||6||6||1240||6.9%||134||15||11.2%||143|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||52||21||12||16||3||4||634||8.2%||71||9||12.7%||88|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||4||2||7||0||0||144||9.0%||15||2||13.3%||24|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||16||16||476||452||95.0%||4||9-7||+1.3||9-7-0||+1||3-12|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Road Games)||7||7||196||183||93.4%||2||2-5||-3.5||2-5-0||-4||1-6|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||104||99||95.2%||1||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||-1||0-3|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||10||10||363||339||93.4%||0||3-7||-3.9||3-7-0||-4||3-3|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Road Games)||6||6||241||225||93.4%||0||1-5||-3.9||1-5-0||-4||2-2|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||141||129||91.5%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10-9-0||-1.8||10-9||-1.8||9-7||3.5||27.5||2.7||27.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.4||2-3||-1.4||3-2||3.2||29.4||3.0||32.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||38||121||31||34||54||2||4||1019||11.9%||137||24||17.5%||221|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||19||66||19||19||27||1||3||523||12.6%||74||16||21.6%||119|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||1||7||7||1||1||147||10.9%||12||1||8.3%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||114||28||43||41||2||8||1134||10.1%||120||22||18.3%||177|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||51||12||18||19||2||3||525||9.7%||60||11||18.3%||75|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||2||8||4||1||3||161||9.3%||14||3||21.4%||21|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||16||15||508||471||92.7%||1||8-7||+1.2||8-7-0||+1||6-7|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||132||122||92.4%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (All Games)||3||2||73||65||89.0%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (Home Games)||1||1||29||25||86.2%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (Last 4 Games)||3||2||73||65||89.0%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|MATHIEU GARON (All Games)||16||14||387||349||90.2%||0||5-9||-5.3||5-9-0||-4||5-8|
|MATHIEU GARON (Home Games)||7||7||176||159||90.3%||0||3-4||-2.7||3-4-0||-2||2-5|
|MATHIEU GARON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||75||65||86.7%||0||2-2||-0.5||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (All Games)||21||19||559||505||90.3%||0||10-9||+0||10-9-0||+1||12-4|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Home Games)||11||11||319||292||91.5%||0||7-4||+2||7-4-0||+3||6-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||105||99||94.3%||0||2-1||+0.8||2-1-0||+1||0-2|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 3.12, TAMPA BAY 2.96|
|3/13/2013||at MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, +160||L||5 un||O|
|3/16/2013||at BUFFALO||4-3||W||0, +110||W||5 ov||O|
|3/17/2013||WINNIPEG||4-1||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||P|
|3/19/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||5-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/21/2013||BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||U|
|3/23/2013||TAMPA BAY||5-3||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/25/2013||NEW JERSEY||3-2||W||0, -140||W||5 un||P|
|3/28/2013||NY RANGERS||3-0||W||0, +100||W||5 un||U|
|3/30/2013||TORONTO||0-4||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/2/2013||at BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +155||L||5 ev||P|
|4/5/2013||at BUFFALO||2-4||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||O|
|4/7/2013||at FLORIDA||1-2||L||0, -155||L||5 ov||U|
|4/9/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|4/11/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|4/12/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/15/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|3/14/2013||NY ISLANDERS||0-2||L||0, -125||L||6 ov||U|
|3/16/2013||CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, -110||W||6 un||U|
|3/18/2013||PHILADELPHIA||4-2||W||0, -105||W||6 ev||P|
|3/20/2013||at TORONTO||2-4||L||0, +125||L||6 ev||P|
|3/23/2013||at OTTAWA||3-5||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/24/2013||at WINNIPEG||2-3||L||0, +135||L||6 un||U|
|3/26/2013||BUFFALO||2-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/29/2013||NEW JERSEY||5-4||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/2/2013||FLORIDA||2-3||L||0, -150||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/4/2013||at CAROLINA||5-0||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|4/6/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||2-4||L||0, +105||L||5.5 ev||O|
|4/7/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/13/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|4/14/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|4/16/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|4/18/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
LAST SEASON: 41-31-10, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in first round
COACH: Paul MacLean, 2nd season with Senators and NHL, 41-31-10.
ADDED: RW Guillaume Latendresse, D Marc Methot, D Mike Lundin.
LOST: LW Nick Foligno, C Zenon Konopka, LW Nikita Filatov, D Matt Carkner, D Filip Kuba.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Erik Karlsson's continued emergence as the NHL's top play-making defenseman. The 22-year-old Swede won his first Norris Trophy in only his second NHL season after leading all blue-liners with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists).
OUTLOOK: A surprising run to the playoffs led to captain Daniel Alfredsson's decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. The Senators have the capacity to build on last year under the firm direction of MacLean, the longtime Red Wings' assistant, who had an impressive debut as a first-time head coach.
|TAMPA BAY: |
LAST SEASON: 38-36-8, 84 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference.
COACH: Guy Boucher, 3rd season, 84-61-19.
ADDED: G Anders Lindback, D Sami Salo, D Matt Carle, RW B,J. Crombeen, LW Benoit Pouliot.
LOST: G Dwayne Roloson, D Brett Clark, RW Ryan Shannon.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Steven Stamkos. Young rising star had NHL-best 60 goals, including a league-high 12 game-winners last season. The Lightning are counting on him to continue delivering in clutch situations.
OUTLOOK: A year removed from making the Eastern Conference finals in their first season under Boucher, the Lightning finished 10th in the conference - eight points short of the playoffs - last season. Stamkos & Co., feel a quick start will be one of the keys to getting back to the post-season.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (OTTAWA-TAMPA BAY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Senators-Lightning Preview* ============================
By CHRIS ALTRUDA STATS Editor
Ottawa (19-13-6) at Tampa Bay (16-20-2), 7:30 p.m. EDT
Cory Conacher is excited to face his former team so quickly after being dealt - especially with his new club desperately needing a victory.
Conacher and the Ottawa Senators continue their seven-game road trip Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning trying to avoid a season-worst fifth consecutive defeat.
Dealing with injuries that have deprived the Senators of their top offensive players for much of the season, general manager Bryan Murray acquired Conacher and a fourth-round draft pick before last Wednesday's trade deadline for goaltender Ben Bishop, who could make his fourth start for the Lightning in this game.
Conacher, second among NHL rookies with 25 points, has quickly settled in with fellow first-year players Mika Zibanejad and Jakob Silfverberg on Ottawa's third line. He noted they "have a lot of patience with the puck and very confident with the puck and that's huge" after both assisted on Conacher's goal in a 2-1 loss at Florida on Sunday.
The Senators (19-13-6) are tenuously holding onto sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Undrafted mainly due to his size, the 5-foot-8 Conacher quickly faces the team that gave him his break by offering him a training camp invite in 2011 after a standout career at Canisius College.
"I've built a lot of good relationships in the locker room over there in Tampa," he said. "I'm usually that gritty player who likes to chirp and get in guys' heads. It might be a little different with those guys but I'm going to play my same game and hopefully come out on top."
Ottawa, 0-3-0 on this trip, also lost four straight from Feb. 28-March 3 - all on the road - but managed to salvage two points in that stretch.
Bishop played a key role keeping Ottawa in contention after Craig Anderson sprained his ankle in February, but he became a valuable bargaining chip when the No. 1 goalie became healthy. Bishop has gone 1-2-0 in three starts since being acquired, losing the last two after a 45-save shutout of Carolina in his Lightning debut Thursday.
He allowed three goals in a 13:07 span of the second period in a 4-2 loss at Washington on Sunday. Tampa Bay fell eight points behind the division-leading Capitals with 10 games to play.
"The reality is the fact we're eight points out of the division and more than that out of the eight seed, but we're getting better as a team," coach Jon Cooper said. "The problem is we're running out of time. Until we get that little mark that says we're out, we'll keep going. There's a lot of heart in that room."
Bishop has stopped 103 of 109 shots for Tampa Bay.
Lightning defenseman Matt Carle has one goal and six assists in a career-high five-game point streak. He has a goal and an assist in Tampa Bay's two games versus Ottawa this season.
The home team has won each of those, with Ryan Malone scoring two third-period goals in the Lightning's 6-4 victory against Bishop on Jan. 25. Ottawa scored four times in a 7:01 span of the first period in the most recent meeting March 23, posting a 5-3 win.
Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has gone six games without a point since netting two goals in the win over the Lightning.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2014 10:22:22 PM EST|