|51||FLORIDA||+160||Ov 5,-105||+175||Ov 5,+100|
|52||NEW JERSEY||-185||Un 5,-115||-210||Un 5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-15-0||-6.4||6-15||-6.4||8-13||1.9||28.2||3.7||32.2|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.6||1-4||-2.6||3-2||1.6||26.6||4.4||31.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||43||102||31||30||37||4||7||1277||8.0%||130||27||20.8%||156|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||21||40||15||12||11||2||4||592||6.8%||55||10||18.2%||56|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||4||3||1||0||0||133||6.0%||13||2||15.4%||15|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||153||55||50||42||6||7||1346||11.4%||139||38||27.3%||258|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||78||27||24||26||1||3||676||11.5%||70||19||27.1%||132|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||22||11||6||5||0||1||159||13.8%||20||6||30.0%||36|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (All Games)||19||11||421||368||87.4%||0||2-9||-6.8||2-9-0||-7||5-6|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Road Games)||11||6||260||228||87.7%||0||1-5||-3.8||1-5-0||-4||2-4|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||2||96||88||91.7%||0||1-1||+0.4||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (All Games)||18||18||528||477||90.3%||1||6-12||-4||6-12-0||-4||6-10|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Road Games)||9||9||269||245||91.1%||1||3-6||-1||3-6-0||-1||3-6|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Last 4 Games)||4||4||93||76||81.7%||0||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||3-1|
|JOSE THEODORE (All Games)||15||14||391||349||89.3%||1||5-9||-3.4||5-9-0||-4||8-6|
|JOSE THEODORE (Road Games)||6||6||144||125||86.8%||1||2-4||-1.6||2-4-0||-2||3-3|
|JOSE THEODORE (Last 4 Games)||4||3||68||61||89.7%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10-11-0||-4.9||10-11||-4.9||8-11||2.6||28.4||2.5||23.6|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.4||1-4||-3.4||1-3||1.8||32.6||2.4||18.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||43||99||22||37||37||3||5||1226||8.1%||161||24||14.9%||151|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21||54||17||17||17||3||3||596||9.1%||85||13||15.3%||84|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||1||3||5||0||1||163||5.5%||24||1||4.2%||11|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||115||28||33||44||10||12||1014||11.3%||148||27||18.2%||184|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||53||18||16||17||2||3||495||10.7%||72||12||16.7%||85|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||4||4||3||1||2||91||13.2%||13||2||15.4%||18|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||26||26||598||541||90.5%||3||11-15||-6.9||11-15-0||-5||8-13|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Home Games)||14||14||324||293||90.4%||1||7-7||-2.8||7-7-0||-1||5-9|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||64||56||87.5%||1||1-3||-2.3||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|JEFF FRAZEE (All Games)||1||0||3||3||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (All Games)||17||17||396||351||88.6%||0||5-12||-8.4||5-12-0||-8||8-7|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Home Games)||7||7||157||139||88.5%||0||3-4||-2.2||3-4-0||-2||3-2|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Last 4 Games)||4||4||91||83||91.2%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||1-2|
|KEITH KINKAID (All Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KEITH KINKAID (Home Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KEITH KINKAID (Last 4 Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: FLORIDA 3.1, NEW JERSEY 3.13|
|3/24/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||0-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 ev||U|
|3/26/2013||at TORONTO||2-3||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/28/2013||BUFFALO||5-4||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||NEW JERSEY||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||P|
|4/2/2013||at TAMPA BAY||3-2||W||0, +130||W||5.5 ov||U|
|4/6/2013||WASHINGTON||3-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/7/2013||OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, +135||W||5 ov||U|
|4/11/2013||at WINNIPEG||2-7||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/13/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-3||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/16/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||2-5||L||0, +180||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/18/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-6||L||0, +240||L||5 un||O|
|4/20/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/21/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|4/23/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|4/27/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|3/25/2013||at OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, +120||L||5 un||P|
|3/29/2013||at TAMPA BAY||4-5||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/30/2013||at FLORIDA||2-3||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||P|
|4/1/2013||NY ISLANDERS||1-3||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||U|
|4/4/2013||at BOSTON||0-1||L||0, +160||L||5 un||U|
|4/6/2013||TORONTO||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||U|
|4/7/2013||at BUFFALO||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5 un||P|
|4/10/2013||BOSTON||4-5||L||0, +120||L||5 un||O|
|4/12/2013||OTTAWA||0-2||L||0, -145||L||5 un||U|
|4/15/2013||at TORONTO||0-2||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||U|
|4/18/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||3-0||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||U|
|4/21/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|4/27/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
LAST SEASON: 38-26-18, 94 points. Lost to New Jersey 4-3 in first round.
COACH: Kevin Dineen, 2nd season with Panthers, 38-26-18; 2nd overall in NHL.
ADDED: D Filip Kuba, C Peter Mueller, RW George Parros, RW Alex Kovalev.
LOST: D Jason Garrison, LW Wojtek Wolski, C John Madden.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Kovalev. He's still strong and talented, and could be the perfect fit for a second line that sometimes struggled with scoring a year ago. Plus, considering how much Florida struggles with shootouts, someone like Kovalev could pay immediate dividends.
OUTLOOK: Most of the team that won the Southeast Division title last season is back. The Panthers might have one of the best 1-2 goaltending combos in the league with Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen. If health isn't an issue, the Panthers could go deeper in the playoffs this time around.
|NEW JERSEY: |
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings, 4-2 in Stanley Cup final.
COACH: Peter DeBoer, 2nd season with Devils, 48-28-6; 5th overall, 151-135-42 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Bobby Butler, RW Krys Barch, LW Mathieu Darche (tryout).
LOST: LW Zach Parise, RW Petr Sykora, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk. With Parise playing for the Wild and the Devils' decision not to re-sign Sykora, Kovalchuk (37 goals) has to produce more to make up for the loss of 52 goals.
OUTLOOK: Despite losing Parise, their captain, the Devils return most of the players that came up two wins shy of a Stanley Cup. Martin Brodeur remains one of the league's top goaltenders at 40, and this veteran team has the potential to improve playing a second season under Peter DeBoer.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (FLORIDA-NEW JERSEY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Panthers-Devils Preview* =========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Florida (13-24-6) at New Jersey (16-17-10), 1:00 p.m. EDT
After snapping one of the worst losing streaks in franchise history, the New Jersey Devils hope to recover in time to make one last run at the playoffs.
Following a 10-game skid, the Devils look to match their longest win streak of the past two months - at two games - as they host the league-worst Florida Panthers on Saturday.
Martin Brodeur stepped up with 23 saves on the way to his 121st career shutout to help New Jersey end its team record-tying losing streak with a 3-0 win at Philadelphia on Thursday.
Ryan Carter, Matt D'Agostini and Adam Henrique each had goals as the Devils (16-17-10) scored for the first time in three games. They have not posted back-to-back victories since March 21-23 and have not had a longer win streak since a five-game run Feb. 3-10.
With just five games remaining, the defending Eastern Conference champions likely can't afford any more setbacks and get help to make the postseason. It would be only the second time in 13 years that they failed to qualify for the playoffs.
The Devils are 11th in the East and trail the New York Rangers by six points for the eighth and final playoff spot. The Rangers are scheduled to visit Buffalo on Friday night before hosting New Jersey on Sunday.
"I believe in numbers," Carter said. "They say there's still a chance. So as long as there's still a chance, I still believe."
First, the Devils will have to take care of business against the lowly Panthers, who handed New Jersey a 3-2 loss March 30 on Dmitry Kulikov's overtime goal.
Florida (13-24-6), which has an NHL-low 32 points, dropped its fourth straight with a 6-1 loss to the Rangers on Thursday.
"You lose by five goals, it's pretty hard to put anything (positive) to it," coach Kevin Dineen said. "It's a results business. (This) is another example that we have to be a lot better."
Shawn Matthias had two goals in the last meeting after scoring just twice in his first 19 games against the Devils. Matthias is second on the Panthers with 14 goals but has none over the past seven games.
Jacob Markstrom finished with 24 saves to best Brodeur last month, but he's lost four straight starts while posting a 5.87 goals-against average. He was given the night off Thursday, but backup Scott Clemmensen allowed six goals on 30 shots. Clemmensen is 4-1-0 with a 2.04 GAA against his former team, though the one loss came the last he faced the Devils as Brodeur led them to a 2-1 home win March 23.
New Jersey will try to give Brodeur more support after scoring just 13 times over the last nine games, and the possible return of Ilya Kovalchuk could provide a boost.
Kovalchuk is day-to-day with a shoulder injury that has caused him to miss the past 11 games. The star winger is second on the team with 27 points and has 68 in 58 regular-season games against the Panthers.
He's usually a key figure on the Devils' power play, which has converted 1 of 30 chances over the past eight games. Florida ranks last in the league in penalty killing at 72.9 percent and has given up nine power-play goals over its last six.
The Panthers have allowed the most goals in the NHL at 152, including 21 during the current four-game skid.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 1:27:58 AM EST|