|7||CAROLINA||+140||Ov 6,+100||+140||Ov 6,-125|
|8||TAMPA BAY||-160||Un 6,-120||-160||Un 6,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-13-0||-3.2||9-13||-3.2||9-13||2.5||31.3||3.0||32.5|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.8||1-4||-2.8||3-2||2.6||34.4||3.4||32.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||44||115||31||41||42||1||8||1433||8.0%||155||22||14.2%||193|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22||55||12||17||25||1||5||688||8.0%||75||11||14.7%||92|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||3||4||6||0||1||172||7.6%||14||4||28.6%||23|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||17||35||15||9||11||0||1||580||6.0%||58||5||8.6%||59|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||143||41||46||53||3||9||1397||10.2%||151||32||21.2%||236|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||67||23||23||18||3||5||714||9.4%||77||17||22.1%||117|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||4||8||4||1||1||164||10.4%||21||2||9.5%||26|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||58||14||20||23||1||2||515||11.3%||52||12||23.1%||96|
|DAN ELLIS (All Games)||16||14||441||398||90.2%||1||4-10||-7.8||4-10-0||-8||5-7|
|DAN ELLIS (Road Games)||6||4||155||142||91.6%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|DAN ELLIS (vs. Division)||7||6||178||156||87.6%||0||0-6||-8||0-6-0||-8||3-3|
|DAN ELLIS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||99||84||84.8%||0||0-3||-3.3||0-3-0||-3||1-1|
|JUSTIN PETERS (All Games)||18||15||471||424||90.0%||0||4-11||-7.2||4-11-0||-7||8-7|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Road Games)||9||9||248||225||90.7%||0||2-7||-5||2-7-0||-5||3-6|
|JUSTIN PETERS (vs. Division)||7||6||195||178||91.3%||0||2-4||-2.3||2-4-0||-2||1-5|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||133||119||89.5%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||17||15||477||433||90.8%||2||9-6||+2.6||9-6-0||+2||8-7|
|CAM WARD (Road Games)||11||9||307||281||91.5%||2||6-3||+3.4||6-3-0||+3||4-5|
|CAM WARD (vs. Division)||6||5||140||123||87.9%||1||2-3||-2||2-3-0||-2||2-3|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||100||94.3%||1||3-1||+2.2||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11-10-0||-1.8||11-10||-1.8||10-8||3.4||27.0||2.8||28.5|
|Last 5 Games||0-5-0||-5||0-5||-5||3-2||2.8||30.6||4.4||34.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||44||138||33||41||62||2||4||1196||11.5%||154||30||19.5%||252|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21||72||20||22||29||1||3||566||12.7%||85||21||24.7%||131|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||2||5||7||0||0||153||9.2%||10||4||40.0%||25|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||16||64||18||16||29||1||0||484||13.2%||54||13||24.1%||112|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||138||36||52||46||4||9||1339||10.3%||147||31||21.1%||218|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||59||15||19||23||2||3||599||9.8%||70||15||21.4%||89|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||22||7||9||4||2||1||172||12.8%||23||8||34.8%||37|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||45||11||18||13||3||3||521||8.6%||51||11||21.6%||71|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||21||20||673||619||92.0%||1||9-11||-1.8||9-11-0||-2||9-9|
|BEN BISHOP (Home Games)||9||8||278||258||92.8%||1||5-3||+1.2||5-3-0||+1||1-5|
|BEN BISHOP (vs. Division)||9||9||298||274||91.9%||0||4-5||-1||4-5-0||-1||5-3|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||132||117||88.6%||0||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||3-1|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (All Games)||3||2||73||65||89.0%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (Home Games)||1||1||29||25||86.2%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (vs. Division)||1||1||24||21||87.5%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|CEDRICK DESJARDINS (Last 4 Games)||3||2||73||65||89.0%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|MATHIEU GARON (All Games)||18||15||427||383||89.7%||0||5-10||-6.3||5-10-0||-5||5-9|
|MATHIEU GARON (Home Games)||7||7||176||159||90.3%||0||3-4||-2.7||3-4-0||-2||2-5|
|MATHIEU GARON (vs. Division)||6||5||174||161||92.5%||0||3-2||+0.4||3-2-0||0||2-3|
|MATHIEU GARON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||90||78||86.7%||0||1-2||-1.5||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (All Games)||21||19||559||505||90.3%||0||10-9||+0||10-9-0||+1||12-4|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Home Games)||11||11||319||292||91.5%||0||7-4||+2||7-4-0||+3||6-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (vs. Division)||6||6||184||167||90.8%||0||5-1||+3.6||5-1-0||+4||4-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||105||99||94.3%||0||2-1||+0.8||2-1-0||+1||0-2|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 3.07, TAMPA BAY 3.04|
|3/26/2013||WINNIPEG||1-4||L||0, -135||L||6 un||U|
|3/28/2013||at TORONTO||3-6||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ev||O|
|3/30/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-1||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ev||U|
|4/1/2013||at MONTREAL||1-4||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/2/2013||WASHINGTON||3-5||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/4/2013||TAMPA BAY||0-5||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/6/2013||NY RANGERS||1-4||L||0, +105||L||5 ov||P|
|4/8/2013||at BOSTON||2-6||L||0, +210||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/9/2013||PITTSBURGH||3-5||L||0, +145||L||5.5 ev||O|
|4/11/2013||at WASHINGTON||1-3||L||0, +150||L||5.5 ev||U|
|4/13/2013||BOSTON||4-2||W||0, +135||W||5 ov||O|
|4/16/2013||at OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/18/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/20/2013||PHILADELPHIA||3-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/21/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|4/23/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|4/25/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|4/27/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|3/26/2013||BUFFALO||2-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/29/2013||NEW JERSEY||5-4||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/2/2013||FLORIDA||2-3||L||0, -150||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/4/2013||at CAROLINA||5-0||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|4/6/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||2-4||L||0, +105||L||5.5 ev||O|
|4/7/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/9/2013||OTTAWA||3-2||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/11/2013||PITTSBURGH||3-6||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/13/2013||at WASHINGTON||5-6||L||0, +135||L||6 un||O|
|4/14/2013||at BUFFALO||1-3||L||0, +100||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/16/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/18/2013||at MONTREAL||2-3||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/25/2013||at BOSTON|| |
LAST SEASON: 33-33-16, 82 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 12th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Kirk Muller, 2nd season overall and with Hurricanes, 25-20-12.
ADDED: C Jordan Staal, LW Alexander Semin, RW Kevin Westgarth, D Joe Corvo, G Dan Ellis.
LOST: C Brandon Sutter, D Bryan Allen, D Derek Joslin, D Jaroslav Spacek, G Brian Boucher, RW Anthony Stewart.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Eric Staal. The team captain and face of the franchise blossomed after Muller took over two months into last season, with 19 goals and 40 assists in the final 57 games. With his younger brother on the team and veteran Semin on his line, Staal should have enough pieces around him to carry the team to the playoffs.
OUTLOOK: The Hurricanes have made the playoffs just once since winning the 2006 Stanley Cup, but the additions of Jordan Staal and Semin should give them enough quality offensive depth to reach the postseason - even in a tough Southeast Division.
|TAMPA BAY: |
LAST SEASON: 38-36-8, 84 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 10th in the Eastern Conference.
COACH: Guy Boucher, 3rd season, 84-61-19.
ADDED: G Anders Lindback, D Sami Salo, D Matt Carle, RW B,J. Crombeen, LW Benoit Pouliot.
LOST: G Dwayne Roloson, D Brett Clark, RW Ryan Shannon.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Steven Stamkos. Young rising star had NHL-best 60 goals, including a league-high 12 game-winners last season. The Lightning are counting on him to continue delivering in clutch situations.
OUTLOOK: A year removed from making the Eastern Conference finals in their first season under Boucher, the Lightning finished 10th in the conference - eight points short of the playoffs - last season. Stamkos & Co., feel a quick start will be one of the keys to getting back to the post-season.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CAROLINA-TAMPA BAY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Hurricanes-Lightning Preview* ==============================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Carolina (17-23-3) at Tampa Bay (17-23-4), 6:00 p.m. EDT
Having been eliminated from playoff contention, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Carolina Hurricanes are left to try to end this season as positively as they can. So far, both clubs are having some trouble accomplishing that modest goal.
The Lightning, though, have dominated this season's matchups with the Hurricanes and will go for their first series sweep Sunday night while trying to avoid a season high-tying sixth consecutive defeat.
Tampa Bay (17-23-4) is set to miss the playoffs for the fifth time in six years and is so far heading meekly into the end of the season. The Lightning are 1-5-2 since April 6 and 0-3-2 in their past five games.
They've struggled mightily at killing penalties lately, allowing opponents to score power-play goals in each of the last six games while going 9 for 27 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay gave up the go-ahead goal while down a man with 47 seconds left in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Montreal, but coach Jon Cooper was pleased with his team's effort in the finale to a four-game trip.
"I haven't been here that long, but that was the best game we've played from start to finish" said Cooper, who is 3-5-3 since replacing Guy Boucher. " Unfortunately, we're on the negative end of the score. But if you can play consistently the way we did, we're going to win more games than we lose."
The Lightning might have a good chance at a better result against the Hurricanes. Tampa Bay has outscored its Southeast Division rivals 18-4 over this season's four meetings and routed them 5-0 in the most recent matchup April 4 in Carolina. The Lightning won 4-1 in the only meeting in Tampa Bay this season on March 16.
The Hurricanes (17-24-3) don't appear poised for a different result as they're 2-15-2 since March 13. They've been outscored 73-36 over that stretch, which has come while starting goaltender Cam Ward has been out with a knee injury.
Justin Peters made a career-high seventh consecutive start and stopped 33 shots in Saturday's 5-3 home loss to Philadelphia. The defense hasn't made things easy on Peters, as the Hurricanes are allowing an average of 33.3 shots in their last seven games.
"That's what we have to learn is to be mentally ready every night," coach Kirk Muller said. "We didn't have that tempo that we should."
Carolina has also been outscored 20-9 during a 0-4-1 skid on the road and will have to face two players who are chasing the NHL points lead. Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis are both three points behind injured leader Sidney Crosby.
Stamkos and St. Louis each have a team-best five points in this season's series. Both players have totaled one goal and four assists.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 4:09:43 PM EST|