|5||OTTAWA||+115||Ov 5.5,+100||+115||Ov 5.5,+100|
|6||PHILADELPHIA||-135||Un 5.5,-120||-135||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-14-0||-7.4||6-14||-7.4||7-11||2.3||34.7||2.7||32.9|
|Last 5 Games||0-5-0||-6.2||0-5||-6.2||1-3||1.4||37.8||3.2||28.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||39||96||28||33||30||5||8||1282||7.5%||122||22||18.0%||163|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||20||46||11||16||17||2||3||694||6.6%||66||11||16.7%||79|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||4||0||3||0||0||189||3.7%||21||1||4.8%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||88||29||21||32||6||6||1264||7.0%||141||17||12.1%||149|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||55||21||14||17||3||4||658||8.4%||78||11||14.1%||94|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||4||4||8||0||0||144||11.1%||18||4||22.2%||30|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||17||17||500||473||94.6%||4||9-8||+0.3||9-8-0||0||3-13|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Road Games)||8||8||220||204||92.7%||2||2-6||-4.5||2-6-0||-5||1-7|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||100||94||94.0%||0||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)||12-7-0||+3.4||12-7||+3.4||10-9||3.1||30.8||2.8||27.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.5||3-2||+1.5||3-2||3.4||31.4||3.6||26.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||39||107||41||34||29||3||5||1140||9.4%||144||33||22.9%||186|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||19||58||20||20||15||3||4||585||9.9%||67||20||29.9%||102|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||6||4||6||1||2||157||10.8%||15||1||6.7%||29|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||122||42||33||44||3||9||1081||11.3%||152||23||15.1%||209|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||53||16||16||19||2||4||527||10.1%||74||10||13.5%||85|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||5||8||5||0||1||131||13.7%||15||2||13.3%||33|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (All Games)||4||1||55||49||89.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Home Games)||2||0||17||15||88.2%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Last 4 Games)||4||1||55||49||89.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)||36||36||953||854||89.6%||2||17-19||-3||17-19-0||-2||19-16|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Home Games)||19||19||508||461||90.7%||0||12-7||+3.4||12-7-0||+4||10-9|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||90||76||84.4%||0||3-1||+2.5||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Last 4 Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||15||12||386||348||90.2%||1||4-8||-2.9||4-8-0||-3||8-4|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||2||85||78||91.8%||0||1-1||+0.2||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 3.11, PHILADELPHIA 3.11|
|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||2-3||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/11/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|4/12/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/15/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|3/15/2013||NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/18/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, -115||L||6 ev||P|
|3/24/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, +170||L||6 ov||U|
|3/26/2013||NY RANGERS||2-5||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||O|
|3/28/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||BOSTON||3-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/31/2013||WASHINGTON||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|4/3/2013||MONTREAL||5-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/4/2013||at TORONTO||5-3||W||0, +140||W||5.5 ov||O|
|4/6/2013||at WINNIPEG||1-4||L||0, -105||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/9/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||1-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/13/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|4/15/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|4/16/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|4/18/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/20/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
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.
LAST SEASON:47-26-9,103 points. Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1 in second round.
COACH: Peter Laviolette, 4th season with Flyers, 122-73-26; 11th season overall, 366-257-25-60 in NHL.
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, LW Ruslan Fedotenko, D Bruno Gervais.
LOST: RW Jaromir Jagr, G Sergei Bobrovsky, RW James van Riemsdyk, D Matt Carle, D Pavel Kubina
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov made few fans in his first season in Philadelphia with his quirky personality and erratic play. He had his moments of proving he was worth the $51 million, nine-year deal he signed, but he'll need more of them in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup.
OUTLOOK: The Flyers have one of the best players in the game in team captain Claude Giroux, but the thin defense needs improvement and Bryzgalov has to improve if Philadelphia is going win its first Stanley Cup since 1975.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (OTTAWA-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Senators-Flyers Preview* =========================
By DAN BURCH STATS Writer
Ottawa (19-14-6) at Philadelphia (17-19-3), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Ottawa Senators are in the midst of a freefall that has seen them lose their once-solid grip on a playoff spot. Now they'll continue their road trip in a place that has not been kind to them.
The Senators look to snap their five-game losing streak when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
Following a home loss to Toronto, Ottawa has dropped the first four games of its seven-game trip, including a 3-2 defeat to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night. The Senators are two points ahead of ninth-place Winnipeg in the Eastern Conference.
"We're not concerned about playoff spots," goalie Craig Anderson said. "We're concerned about doing things right and coming to the rink, getting better. At the end of the day, we control what we can control, and that's how we play and how we come to work. The standings, wins, they'll all take care of themselves."
Ottawa has won only three times in 11 trips to Philadelphia. The most recent was a 2-1 loss March 2 when the Senators failed to score on five power-play opportunities.
Offense has continued to be an issue for Ottawa (19-14-6). Guillaume Latendresse's power-play goal Tuesday was the team's first in 21 chances during the losing streak, and the Senators rank in the bottom five of the league with 96 goals overall.
"There's nothing real positive about it at all," coach Paul MacLean said. "We haven't won a game in it seems like forever. The league is hard, winning is hard to do. And we haven't played hard enough in the last five games to produce more than what we say is good opportunities.
"We need to do more. Not a whole lot more, but we need to do a little bit more."
The Senators might catch a break against a Flyers team that's struggling as well as they attempt to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time in six years.
Philadelphia (17-19-3) has lost 4-1 in back-to-back games, falling to the surging New York Islanders on Tuesday. The Flyers had won four in a row, but the two losses since have left them 12th in the East.
"We still have nine games to play," forward Simon Gagne said. "All we can do is to keep trying our best."
This is the only home game in a seven-game stretch for the Flyers, who are 12-5-2 at home and have won three straight there while scoring five goals in each of the last two.
Jakub Voracek has been one of the bright spots for Philadelphia with three goals and an assist in his last four games. He scored against the Islanders and leads the Flyers with 17 goals.
Voracek, who scored against the Senators last month, needs one goal to tie his career high of 18 set last season.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 6:00:36 AM EST|