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NHL : ATS Matchup

CALGARY (19-22-0-4, 42 pts.) at NASHVILLE (15-21-0-9, 39 pts.)
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Tuesday, 4/23/2013 8:05 PM
#1 GOALTENDERS: CALGARY - MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF, NASHVILLE - PEKKA RINNE
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
11CALGARY+120Ov 5,-130+125Ov 5,-140
12NASHVILLE-140Un 5,+110-145Un 5,+120
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
CALGARY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games19-26-0-4.619-26-4.622-202.727.33.329.4
Team Stats (Road Games)6-15-0-6.36-15-6.39-112.127.13.329.6
Last 5 Games4-1-0+5.84-1+5.81-33.426.61.832.4
CALGARY Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)4512344334427123010.0%1493020.1%214
Team Stats (Road Games)2145171314115697.9%791620.3%80
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)51734100213312.8%14428.6%28
Stats Against (All Games) 14944505147132211.3%1412618.4%252
Stats Against (Road Games) 692323212362211.1%66913.6%119
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 9324001625.6%1500.0%16
CALGARY - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
LELAND IRVING (All Games)6512811388.3%02-3-1.12-3-0-14-1
LELAND IRVING (Road Games)32665887.9%01-101-1-002-0
LELAND IRVING (Last 4 Games)44938187.1%01-3-2.11-3-0-23-1
HENRIK KARLSSON (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
HENRIK KARLSSON (Road Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (All Games)232361854588.2%28-15-78-15-0-810-11
MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Road Games)101025622286.7%21-9-7.71-9-0-84-6
MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)4412111090.9%02-2+0.82-2-001-3
JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)191550445690.5%08-7+3.68-7-0+37-7
JOEY MACDONALD (Road Games)10826124192.3%04-4+2.44-4-0+23-4
JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)4412211493.4%03-1+4.33-1-0+41-2
DANIEL TAYLOR (All Games)22686291.2%11-1+0.11-1-001-1
DANIEL TAYLOR (Road Games)11373389.2%10-1-10-1-0-10-1
DANIEL TAYLOR (Last 4 Games)22686291.2%11-1+0.11-1-001-1

NASHVILLE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games15-30-0-1615-30-1618-232.326.02.827.4
Team Stats (Home Games)10-13-0-5.410-13-5.49-122.427.22.426.8
Last 5 Games0-5-0-5.20-5-5.23-21.626.03.826.0
NASHVILLE Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)451043529355411708.9%1322216.7%177
Team Stats (Home Games)2355221515326268.8%651523.1%105
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)58332001306.2%10110.0%14
Stats Against (All Games) 128404138910123210.4%1333224.1%214
Stats Against (Home Games) 56201715456169.1%611321.3%94
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 196661113014.6%13538.5%33
NASHVILLE - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
CHRIS MASON (All Games)9414512384.8%01-3-21-3-0-22-2
CHRIS MASON (Home Games)21271970.4%00-1-1.20-1-0-11-0
CHRIS MASON (Last 4 Games)41554276.4%00-1-1.20-1-0-11-0
PEKKA RINNE (All Games)4241108398791.1%814-27-1414-27-0-1316-21
PEKKA RINNE (Home Games)222258854592.7%410-12-4.210-12-0-48-12
PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)441119888.3%00-4-40-4-0-42-2
Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.16,  NASHVILLE 3.3
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
CALGARY - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
3/27/2013COLORADO4-3W0, -105W5.5 unO
3/29/2013COLUMBUS4-6L0, -145L5 ovO
4/1/2013at EDMONTON1-4L0, +145L5.5 unU
4/3/2013EDMONTON2-8L0, +110L5.5 unO
4/5/2013at SAN JOSE1-2L0, +240L5.5 unU
4/6/2013at VANCOUVER2-5L0, +255L5.5 unO
4/8/2013at COLORADO3-1W0, +130W5.5 ovU
4/10/2013VANCOUVER1-4L0, +165L5.5 unU
4/12/2013PHOENIX3-2W0, +135W5.5 unU
4/13/2013at EDMONTON4-1W0, +170W5.5 evU
4/15/2013MINNESOTA3-4L0, +135L5 ovO
4/17/2013DETROIT3-2W0, +140W5.5 unU
4/19/2013ANAHEIM3-1W0, +140W5.5 unU
4/21/2013at MINNESOTA4-1W0, +225W5 ovP
4/23/2013at NASHVILLE 
4/25/2013at ST LOUIS 
4/26/2013at CHICAGO 

NASHVILLE - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
3/28/2013PHOENIX4-7L0, -160L5 ovO
3/30/2013at COLORADO0-1L0, +100L5 ovU
4/1/2013at CHICAGO2-3L0, +155L5 ovP
4/2/2013COLORADO3-1W0, -170W5 ovU
4/4/2013COLUMBUS1-3L0, -130L5 unU
4/6/2013CHICAGO0-1L0, +110L5 ovU
4/7/2013at CHICAGO3-5L0, +170L5 ovO
4/9/2013ST LOUIS0-1L0, +110L5 unU
4/12/2013DALLAS2-5L0, -115L5 ovO
4/14/2013DETROIT0-3L0, +115L5 unU
4/15/2013VANCOUVER2-5L0, +155L5 unO
4/19/2013at CHICAGO4-5L0, +245L5 evO
4/23/2013CALGARY 
4/25/2013at DETROIT 
4/27/2013at COLUMBUS 
KEY GAME INFORMATION
CALGARY:

LAST SEASON: 37-29-16, 90 points. Missed playoffs by finishing ninth in Western Conference.

COACH: Bob Hartley, first season.

ADDED: D Dennis Wideman, LW Jiri Hudler, C Roman Cervenka.

LOST: C Olli Jokinen, RW David Ross, D Scott Hannan, RW Guillaume Desbiens, RW Tom Kostopoulous.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Alex Tanguay, who played for Hartley a decade ago in Colorado, will be more familiar with the coach than his teammates. If he can click on the top line with Jarome Iginla, the Flames may have a puncher's chance.

OUTLOOK: Despite the addition of Cervenka, the Flames should be weak enough on defense to keep G Miikka Kiprusoff busy. If Tanguay and other forwards can click with Iginla, they may have a chance at catching lightning in a bottle, but in a tough division with the formidable Avalanche and Canucks, they would do well to nick the last playoff spot.

NASHVILLE:

LAST SEASON: 48-26-8, 104 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-1 in Western semifinals.

COACH: Barry Trotz, 14th season, all with Predators, 503-424-60.

ADDED: D Scott Hannan, G Chris Mason. Re-signed forwards Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn, Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad to multi-year deals along with D Hal Gill and Kevin Klein.

LOST: D Ryan Suter, F Jordin Tootoo, D Francis Bouillon, F Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn.

PLAYER TO WATCH: D Roman Josi. The Predators will start pairing the 22-year-old defenseman with captain Shea Weber trying to replace Suter, who averaged a team-high 26 minutes and 30 seconds of ice time per game last season. Josi averaged 18:23 with the Predators going 34-15-3 with him in the lineup last season and 14-11-5 without him.

OUTLOOK: With Weber and goalie Pekka Rinne now signed through the next six years, the Predators believe that core and youth has them primed to build on consecutive trips to the Western Conference semifinals and get them to the Stanley Cup.

PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CALGARY-NASHVILLE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Flames-Predators Preview* ==========================

By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer

Calgary (19-22-4) at Nashville (15-21-9), 8:00 p.m. EDT

While they've long been out of the playoff hunt, the Calgary Flames seem to be building some momentum for next season.

The Nashville Predators are simply hoping to end the longest losing streak in team history.

The Flames will try to continue their late-season surge and win for the seventh time in nine games when they visit the Predators on Tuesday night.

Although Calgary (19-22-4) will miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season, it's been competitive lately while rebuilding around a number of young players.

Defenseman Mark Cundari, who turns 23 on Tuesday, scored in his NHL debut and veteran Joey MacDonald made 34 saves in his first appearance since signing a one-year deal for next season as the Flames topped Minnesota 4-1 on Sunday.

"It's not about spoiling. It's just about playing hard and winning," said MacDonald, who has won four of his last five starts while allowing five goals in the victories. "We've got a lot of young guys here trying to prove a point for next year."

The Flames look to keep rolling as they take on a Nashville team that will miss the postseason for the first time since 2008-09.

The Predators (15-21-9) have lost a team-worst eight in a row and 11 of 12 after a 5-4 overtime defeat to Chicago on Friday. Nashville recorded 104 points last season.

"Everybody's pushing to try to get a win," coach Barry Trotz said. "It's one thing or another."

With Trotz also giving some of his young prospects a look in the final week, Kevin Henderson took advantage of the opportunity with a goal in his first NHL game Friday.

Matt Halischuk added a pair of goals for the Predators, while Bobby Butler scored for the third time in four games.

Injuries have played a part in Nashville's struggles, with the absences of centers Mike Fisher and Paul Gaustad as well as wingers Gabriel Bourque and Patric Hornqvist taking a toll offensively. Nashville's 104 goals are tied for the fewest in the Western Conference, and it's totaled 12 goals during the eight-game slide.

Gaustad and Bourque are out for the season, while Fisher and Hornqvist are uncertain for this contest.

Pekka Rinne hasn't been able to bail the Predators out, posting a 3.03 goals-against average while going 0-6-1 during the losing streak.

Rinne has given up 10 goals over his last two starts, but he's 4-1-0 with a 1.96 GAA in his last six starts in this series.

The Predators won't have to worry about Calgary leading goal scorer Curtis Glencross, as the forward is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a knee injury. Glencross recorded three goals in first two meetings.

The Flames, however, have improved offensively of late, scoring 20 times in their last six games after managing 10 in the previous six.

Miikka Kiprusoff, who gave up eight goals in the first two meetings with Nashville, could return to the net after allowing three goals while winning his last two starts.

The Flames have dropped three straight on the road in the series, the most recent by a 5-3 score March 21.


Last Updated: 10/20/2014 1:30:20 AM EST


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