|65||DETROIT||+150||Ov 5,-125||+130||Ov 5,-105|
|66||VANCOUVER||-170||Un 5,+105||-150||Un 5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10-12-0||-0.4||10-12||-0.4||9-9||2.4||30.5||2.5||28.7|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.9||1-4||-3.9||0-3||1.8||31.2||2.0||24.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||43||108||28||39||37||4||5||1279||8.4%||166||29||17.5%||185|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22||52||16||14||18||4||3||670||7.8%||82||11||13.4%||88|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||0||5||4||0||1||156||5.8%||19||2||10.5%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||110||33||35||35||7||6||1212||9.1%||145||28||19.3%||169|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||56||17||17||19||3||2||631||8.9%||74||15||20.3%||92|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||2||2||4||2||2||122||8.2%||12||1||8.3%||12|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||7||4||141||124||87.9%||1||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||1-2|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Road Games)||6||4||129||115||89.1%||1||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||1-2|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||89||76||85.4%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||37||37||1018||935||91.8%||3||17-20||-5.8||17-20-0||-5||14-18|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||16||16||450||414||92.0%||1||7-9||-1.6||7-9-0||-1||7-7|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||97||90||92.8%||0||1-3||-2.8||1-3-0||-3||0-2|
|PETR MRAZEK (All Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Road Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13-8-0||+0.2||13-8||+0.2||9-10||3.0||29.0||2.3||28.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2||2-3||-2||3-2||2.8||28.0||2.8||34.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||44||119||35||44||35||5||10||1245||9.6%||149||22||14.8%||191|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21||64||18||26||17||3||9||609||10.5%||71||11||15.5%||98|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||3||5||6||0||0||140||10.0%||15||4||26.7%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||109||27||36||39||7||8||1263||8.6%||156||24||15.4%||173|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||49||10||17||19||3||4||588||8.3%||70||9||12.9%||77|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||2||3||8||1||1||171||8.2%||18||1||5.6%||20|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||18||16||485||443||91.3%||1||9-7||-1||9-7-0||0||6-9|
|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||126||118||93.7%||0||2-1||+0.5||2-1-0||0||1-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||28||28||776||717||92.4%||3||15-13||-2.5||15-13-0||-3||11-13|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Home Games)||13||13||358||334||93.3%||3||9-4||+2.4||9-4-0||+2||6-5|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||101||91.0%||1||1-3||-3||1-3-0||-3||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 3.23, VANCOUVER 3.09|
|3/24/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/25/2013||at PHOENIX||3-2||W||0, +130||W||5 ov||P|
|3/28/2013||at SAN JOSE||0-2||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|3/31/2013||CHICAGO||1-7||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||O|
|4/1/2013||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/4/2013||at PHOENIX||2-4||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|4/5/2013||at COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/7/2013||ST LOUIS||0-1||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|4/11/2013||SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|4/12/2013||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5 ov||P|
|4/14/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5 un||U|
|4/17/2013||at CALGARY||2-3||L||0, -160||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/20/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/24/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|4/27/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|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|
|4/8/2013||PHOENIX||2-0||W||0, -155||W||5 ev||U|
|4/10/2013||at CALGARY||4-1||W||0, -190||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/13/2013||at COLORADO||3-4||L||0, -165||L||5 ov||O|
|4/15/2013||at NASHVILLE||5-2||W||0, -175||W||5 un||O|
|4/16/2013||at ST LOUIS||1-2||L||0, +125||L||5 un||U|
|4/18/2013||at DALLAS||1-5||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||O|
|4/27/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Nashville 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Mike Babcock, 8th season with Red Wings, 352-154-68; 10th overall, 421-216-19 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Damien Brunner, RW Mikael Samuelsson, RW Jordin Tootoo, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Carlo Colaiacovo.
LOST: D Nicklas Lidstrom, D Brad Stuart, LW Jiri Hudler, LW Tomas Holmstrom.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Brunner. The 26-year-old rookie led the Swiss league with 60 points last season. He might get a lot of chances to produce on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, a teammate overseas during the lockout, and Pavel Datsyuk.
OUTLOOK: Without Lidstrom and Stuart on the blue line, extending the franchise's postseason streak to 22 will be quite a challenge. The Red Wings, though, have a shot to be better offensively and in net with a series of subtle moves after failing to make a splash in the summer when free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter turned down their offers to play together in Minnesota.
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 (DETROIT-VANCOUVER) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Red Wings-Canucks Preview* ===========================
By PAUL DIGIACOMO STATS Senior Editor
Detroit (20-16-7) at Vancouver (24-13-7), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Vancouver Canucks are closing in on a fifth straight Northwest Division title, but they haven't had any success against the Detroit Red Wings this season.
Another victory in this series would do wonders for struggling Detroit as it tries to avoid missing the playoffs for the first time in 23 years.
The Red Wings look to avoid losing for the fifth time in six games Saturday night when they visit a Canucks team they've thoroughly dominated in 2013.
Detroit (20-16-7) finds itself two points behind the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference with five games remaining. The Red Wings are on the outside looking in due to a 3-5-2 stretch that has caused them to drop from fifth place to 10th in the West.
They fell to 1-2-2 in their last five with Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Calgary in the third stop of a four-game trip. Detroit, which last missed the playoffs following the 1989-90 season, went 0 for 5 on the power and has converted 2-of-19 chances over the past five contests.
"This is an urgent moment for us," coach Mike Babcock told the Red Wings' official website. "You have to win your way in, you can't watch your way in. ... We're not at the level that we've been in the past, for sure, but we've still competed hard."
Johan Franzen scored for the third straight game for Detroit, which lost all three matchups with the lowly Flames. The Red Wings, however, have had better results against the division-leading Canucks (24-13-7).
Detroit has come away with a pair of easy victories, winning 8-3 at home Feb. 24 and 5-2 in Vancouver on March 16. In fact, the Red Wings have been able to secure at least one point in 21 of the last 28 matchups by going 17-7-4.
Henrik Zetterberg has three goals and two assists against the Canucks this season, while Justin Abdelkader, Joakim Andersson, Damien Brunner and Dan Cleary have each scored twice. Brunner also has three assists, and Pavel Datsyuk has assisted on five of the Red Wings' 13 goals.
Roberto Luongo started both games for Vancouver in falling to 1-2-1 with a 4.57 goals-against average in his last four starts versus Detroit.
Cory Schneider has started the last two games for the Canucks, a 2-1 shootout loss to St. Louis on Tuesday and a 5-1 defeat to Dallas on Thursday that concluded a five-game trip.
Vancouver, which leads second-place Minnesota by four points in the Northwest, has lost three of four following a 10-2-0 surge.
"We're 44 games into the season," Schneider said. "Playoffs start in a week and a half. I think we're past the point of learning lessons. I think we need to go out and do it, execute and be the team that we know we can be because I don't think we're showing it for a full 60 minutes."
The Canucks finish the season by playing three of four at home, where they've outscored opponents 18-5 in winning six straight and are 13-5-3. Vancouver won its final seven home games last season.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 4:17:49 PM EST|