|59||TORONTO||+105||Ov 5.5,+115||+110||Ov 5,-140|
|60||OTTAWA||-125||Un 5.5,-135||-130||Un 5,+120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11-10-0||+3.6||11-10||+3.6||10-8||2.9||25.0||2.7||30.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.3||2-3||-1.3||3-1||2.6||23.4||2.8||34.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||44||134||42||45||45||2||5||1180||11.4%||154||29||18.8%||230|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||21||61||17||24||18||2||1||525||11.6%||73||14||19.2%||101|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||6||2||5||0||1||117||11.1%||17||4||23.5%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||16||48||17||16||14||1||1||428||11.2%||57||14||24.6%||84|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||123||27||44||47||5||10||1411||8.7%||144||19||13.2%||202|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||57||10||23||21||3||5||638||8.9%||77||12||15.6%||99|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||6||2||1||1||172||8.1%||22||3||13.6%||25|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||35||9||10||14||2||3||520||6.7%||45||4||8.9%||57|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||29||27||863||796||92.2%||1||17-10||+8.1||17-10-0||+8||16-8|
|JAMES REIMER (Road Games)||12||12||372||344||92.5%||0||7-5||+3.9||7-5-0||+3||7-4|
|JAMES REIMER (vs. Division)||9||9||312||295||94.6%||0||6-3||+4.1||6-3-0||+4||5-3|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||135||127||94.1%||1||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (All Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (Road Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||19||17||537||491||91.4%||1||7-10||-3.1||7-10-0||-3||6-9|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)||10||9||258||234||90.7%||0||4-5||-0.3||4-5-0||-1||3-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (vs. Division)||7||7||207||192||92.8%||1||3-4||-1.4||3-4-0||-1||2-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||132||119||90.2%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15-6-0||+8||15-6||+8||3-13||2.7||31.4||1.7||31.4|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.4||4-1||+3.4||0-5||2.6||30.0||1.4||27.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||43||107||30||39||33||5||10||1399||7.6%||137||23||16.8%||179|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21||56||18||21||14||3||6||660||8.5%||63||11||17.5%||93|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||3||6||4||0||2||150||8.7%||19||2||10.5%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||16||36||11||15||8||2||1||523||6.9%||50||8||16.0%||63|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||92||30||23||33||6||6||1375||6.7%||154||18||11.7%||155|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||36||8||9||16||3||2||659||5.5%||70||7||10.0%||60|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||1||4||2||0||0||135||5.2%||20||3||15.0%||12|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||42||16||9||14||3||3||553||7.6%||55||7||12.7%||70|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||20||20||586||556||94.9%||4||12-8||+3.6||12-8-0||+3||3-16|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Home Games)||11||11||333||319||95.8%||2||9-2||+6.8||9-2-0||+7||2-8|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (vs. Division)||5||5||157||149||94.9%||2||3-2||+1||3-2-0||+1||2-3|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||104||94.5%||0||3-1||+2.2||3-1-0||+2||0-4|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||11||11||388||363||93.6%||0||4-7||-2.8||4-7-0||-3||3-4|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Home Games)||4||4||122||114||93.4%||0||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||1-1|
|ROBIN LEHNER (vs. Division)||6||6||235||219||93.2%||0||0-6||-6.4||0-6-0||-6||2-2|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||137||126||92.0%||0||2-2||-0.2||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.11, OTTAWA 3|
|3/25/2013||at BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/26/2013||FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/28/2013||CAROLINA||6-3||W||0, -140||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/30/2013||at OTTAWA||4-0||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/4/2013||PHILADELPHIA||3-5||L||0, -160||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/6/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5 ov||U|
|4/8/2013||NY RANGERS||4-3||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||O|
|4/10/2013||at NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||P|
|4/13/2013||MONTREAL||5-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/15/2013||NEW JERSEY||2-0||W||0, -155||W||5 ov||U|
|4/16/2013||at WASHINGTON||1-5||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/18/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-5||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/20/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|4/24/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|4/25/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|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||3-1||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/12/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-0||W||0, +125||W||5 un||U|
|4/16/2013||CAROLINA||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/18/2013||WASHINGTON||3-1||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|4/25/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|4/28/2013||at BOSTON|| |
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 13th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Randy Carlyle, 2nd season with Leafs, 6-9-3; 8th overall, 279-191-64 in NHL.
ADDED: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Jay McClement.
LOST: RW Colby Armstrong, D Luke Schenn, G Jonas Gustavsson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: The focus in Toronto continues to be on the turnstile in goal, a position that's been unsettled since Curtis Joseph led the Leafs to their last playoff berth in 2004 (yes, two NHL lockouts ago). Unless the Maple Leafs do go ahead and make a push to trade for Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, they'll settle on the tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled as usual. The Maple Leafs couldn't even get out of the lockout without making headlines by firing GM Brian Burke last week. Toronto has more than enough offensive punch, particularly with the addition of van Riemsdyk. The question always remains whether they have enough defense and goaltending to end what's now a seven-season playoff drought.
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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TORONTO-OTTAWA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Maple Leafs-Senators Preview* ==============================
By CHRIS ALTRUDA STATS Editor
Toronto (24-15-5) at Ottawa (23-14-6), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs insist being so close to their first playoff appearance in nine years has nothing to do with their spotty play of late.
Their provincial rivals, the Ottawa Senators, appear to be operating at full speed heading into Saturday night's game between the Northeast Division foes.
Toronto (24-15-5) is on the edge of removing the stigma of being the only team to not qualify for the playoffs since the lockout wiped out the 2004-05 season. A victory Saturday would clinch that postseason spot if Winnipeg loses in regulation earlier in the day.
The Maple Leafs, though, have dropped two consecutive games and were sloppy in a 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday night, leaving them one point ahead of the Senators for fifth in the Eastern Conference and two ahead of the Islanders. That defeat came after a 5-1 loss in Washington and a 13-shot performance in a 2-0 win over slumping New Jersey.
"We did a lot of reviewing between last night and this morning," coach Randy Carlyle said following practice Friday. "There were some things that were unacceptable in what we were doing. It's not panic, it's reality. We know we can play to a higher level than we've played in our last nine periods. It's the turnovers having us play in our zone too much."
As Toronto has sputtered, Ottawa (23-14-6) has surged to the verge of a playoff spot and is riding a four-game winning streak. The Senators ended the Capitals' eight-game win streak with a 3-1 victory Thursday night behind two goals from Kyle Turris, who ended a 13-game goalless drought.
"I thought this was the most complete game we've played in quite a while," coach Paul MacLean said after his team improved to 15-3-3 at home. "For the most part, that was a real solid game from start to finish from all of our players."
Additionally, the Senators are getting healthier down the stretch. Defenseman Jared Cowan, expected to miss the entire season with a hip injury, logged nearly 22 minutes Thursday in his second game back.
Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson, who suffered a lacerated Achilles tendon Feb. 14 and was also expected to be sidelined for the season, practiced with the team Friday for the first time since the injury. While Karlsson was evasive on a potential return date, he was happy to take the next step in his comeback.
"It gave me some perspective on where I am right now," he said after practice Friday. "I tried to make it feel as normal as possible. It's good to be out there, receive some passes and make some passes. Skating with the guys is going to help me figure out where I am right now."
Toronto has outscored Ottawa 14-7 in winning three of four between the teams this season. Nazem Kadri had his second career hat trick in the most recent meeting, a 4-0 road win March 30 in which Joffrey Lupul scored the other goal and assisted on all three of Kadri's tallies.
Maple Leafs goaltenders James Reimer and Ben Scrivens each have a shutout this season versus Ottawa, with Reimer turning aside 31 shots in last month's win. He hasn't suffered consecutive regulation losses since Feb. 2-4.
Senators counterpart Craig Anderson, who will start this game, has conceded three goals in winning his last three games.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 8:57:25 AM EST|