|3||NEW JERSEY||+160||Ov 5,+100||+150||Ov 5,+110|
|4||NY RANGERS||-185||Un 5,-120||-170||Un 5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-16-0||-10.4||6-16||-10.4||8-9||2.0||28.6||2.8||23.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.3||2-3||-1.3||2-3||2.6||31.4||2.2||15.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||44||105||23||41||38||3||5||1259||8.3%||164||25||15.2%||162|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22||45||5||20||20||0||2||630||7.1%||76||11||14.5%||67|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||1||7||5||0||1||157||8.3%||22||1||4.5%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||15||40||11||15||14||0||3||399||10.0%||59||9||15.3%||69|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||117||30||33||44||10||12||1027||11.4%||150||28||18.7%||188|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||62||10||17||27||8||9||519||11.9%||76||15||19.7%||99|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||5||3||3||0||1||78||14.1%||12||3||25.0%||19|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||32||11||8||11||2||1||378||8.5%||59||12||20.3%||54|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||27||27||611||552||90.3%||3||12-15||-5.9||12-15-0||-4||9-13|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Road Games)||12||12||274||248||90.5%||2||4-8||-4.1||4-8-0||-4||3-4|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (vs. Division)||9||9||230||211||91.7%||1||6-3||+2.6||6-3-0||+3||3-6|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||59||54||91.5%||1||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|JEFF FRAZEE (All Games)||1||0||3||3||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF FRAZEE (Road 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 (Road Games)||10||10||239||212||88.7%||0||2-8||-6.2||2-8-0||-6||5-5|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (vs. Division)||6||6||148||136||91.9%||0||3-3||+0.2||3-3-0||0||2-3|
|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 (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KEITH KINKAID (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||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|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14-8-0||+1.3||14-8||+1.3||10-8||3.1||33.1||2.3||27.7|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.5||4-1||+2.5||3-1||4.0||29.4||2.2||27.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||44||116||32||36||41||7||7||1364||8.5%||135||22||16.3%||180|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||22||69||24||17||24||4||5||729||9.5%||71||15||21.1%||112|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||20||5||8||5||2||1||147||13.6%||17||2||11.8%||29|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||16||38||14||9||13||2||1||465||8.2%||54||11||20.4%||61|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||105||34||35||32||4||10||1268||8.3%||138||26||18.8%||174|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||50||19||16||13||2||5||610||8.2%||74||11||14.9%||79|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||3||5||3||0||1||139||7.9%||11||3||27.3%||15|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||37||14||10||11||2||4||459||8.1%||49||12||24.5%||62|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||6||6||156||143||91.7%||2||2-4||-2.6||2-4-0||-3||2-3|
|MARTIN BIRON (Home Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||0-2||-2.7||0-2-0||-3||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (vs. Division)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||0-2||-2.7||0-2-0||-3||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||104||94||90.4%||2||1-3||-2.6||1-3-0||-3||1-2|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||39||38||1106||1024||92.6%||2||21-17||-2||21-17-0||-2||13-18|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||21||20||556||515||92.6%||0||14-6||+4||14-6-0||+3||8-8|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||15||14||406||377||92.9%||1||8-6||+1.2||8-6-0||+2||4-9|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||105||92.9%||0||3-1||+1.5||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NEW JERSEY 3.09, NY RANGERS 3.15|
|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|
|4/20/2013||FLORIDA||6-2||W||0, -210||W||5 un||O|
|4/21/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|4/27/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/26/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||5-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||O|
|3/28/2013||at OTTAWA||0-3||L||0, -120||L||5 un||U|
|3/30/2013||at MONTREAL||0-3||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||U|
|4/1/2013||WINNIPEG||4-2||W||0, -155||W||5 ev||O|
|4/3/2013||PITTSBURGH||6-1||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||O|
|4/5/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||U|
|4/6/2013||at CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||P|
|4/8/2013||at TORONTO||3-4||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||O|
|4/10/2013||TORONTO||3-2||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||P|
|4/13/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||1-0||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||U|
|4/16/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||2-4||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/18/2013||FLORIDA||6-1||W||0, -275||W||5 un||O|
|4/19/2013||at BUFFALO||8-4||W||0, -125||W||5 un||O|
|4/21/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/23/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|4/25/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|4/27/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|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.
|NY RANGERS: |
LAST SEASON: 51-24-7, 109 points. Lost to New Jersey 4-2 in Eastern Conference finals.
COACH: John Tortorella, 6th season with Rangers, 145-100-26; 14th overall, 384-322-100 in NHL.
ADDED: LW Rick Nash, RW Arron Asham, C Micheal Haley, LW Taylor Pyatt, C Jeff Halpern.
LOST: C Artem Anisimov, C Brandon Dubinsky, D Tim Erixon, C John Mitchell, RW Brandon Prust, G Chad Johnson, D Jeff Woywitka, D John Scott, LW Ruslan Fedotenko.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nash. The big power forward has finally emerged from relative obscurity and landed on the big stage. The 28-year-old Nash, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 draft by Columbus, played in only four playoff games in nine seasons with the Blue Jackets. His size and scoring ability will both be major factors for the Rangers' offense, which now boasts three premier forwards in Nash, Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards.
OUTLOOK: With reigning Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist in net, and Nash teaming up with Gaborik and Richards up front, the Rangers have every reason to believe they can again top the Eastern Conference in the regular season and carry that through the playoffs, as well.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NEW JERSEY-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Devils-Rangers Preview* ========================
By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer
New Jersey (16-17-10) at New York (23-17-4), 3:00 p.m. EDT
The New York Rangers were pushed to the brink of playoff elimination the last time the New Jersey Devils were in town.
New York can knock the defending Eastern Conference champs out of the playoff picture for good when these Atlantic Division rivals meet on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Trying to reach the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since winning it all in 1994, the Rangers fell in six games to the Devils in the 2012 East finals. New Jersey took two of three on the road in that series, including a 3-2 Game 5 victory in its last game at MSG.
New York (23-17-4) can now exact a little bit of revenge on Sunday, as a win will eliminate the Devils (17-17-10) from postseason contention for just the second time since 1996.
The Rangers, though, are more concerned about punching their own playoff ticket. New York is three points behind the seventh-place New York Islanders and one in front of ninth-place Winnipeg with a game in hand on both.
"There are no easy games here," coach John Tortorella said Saturday, a day after an 8-4 victory at Buffalo. "\2026 we've got a game coming up 3 o'clock tomorrow against a Jersey team fighting just like we are."
The Devils, though, are in a more precarious position, needed to win their final four games just to have a chance of making the postseason.
"We're working hard. We're trying to change something," goalie Martin Brodeur said after New Jersey won its second straight following a 10-game skid, 6-2 over the Panthers on Saturday. "We don't know if we'll be able to because it's not up to us. Our chances are really low, even if win all of our games. We're happy that we're still going to play for something tomorrow."
Brodeur will face a Rangers club that's scored 14 goals over the last two games - its most since netting the same amount on Jan. 17 and 19, 2010.
"We haven't changed anything in our game \2013 some guys have made plays" Tortorella said.
Brad Richards hopes he keeps making plays for the Rangers after scoring four times in the last two games, once in Thursday's 6-1 victory over the Panthers and his first career hat trick on Friday.
"I don't even really want to talk about it," said the veteran center, who has just 10 goals all season. "I don't want to jinx it. It's just, if it's back now, it's a great time to have it."
The Devils have star forward Ilya Kovalchuk back, but it might be too late. After missing 11 games with a right shoulder injury, Kovalchuk logged a team-high 22:43 of ice time on Saturday as New Jersey had a season high in goals.
"After the first five minutes I got a couple of hits and I felt more comfortable," said Kovalchuk, who was held off the scoresheet.
Opposing teams haven't felt that way at MSG this month, with the Rangers winning all four by a combined 18-6 margin for their longest surge at home since a six-game stretch from Feb. 19-March 13, 2012.
Henrik Lundqvist has been in net in each of the Rangers' April home games, turning aside 109 of 115 shots. After making 19 saves in a 3-1 loss to New Jersey on Feb. 5, Lundqvist stopped 29 shots as New York ended a four-game skid in this series \2013 including the postseason \2013 with a 3-2 win on March 19.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 7:13:25 PM EST|