|17||DALLAS||+160||Ov 5,-140||+160||Ov 5,-140|
|18||SAN JOSE||-180||Un 5,+120||-180||Un 5,+120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11-12-0||+2.4||11-12||+2.4||11-9||2.7||26.0||2.8||29.7|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.5||2-3||-0.5||3-2||2.6||23.2||2.6||29.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||45||127||38||38||47||4||3||1186||10.7%||161||27||16.8%||218|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||23||63||14||25||21||3||2||598||10.5%||75||10||13.3%||111|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||2||4||7||0||0||116||11.2%||17||2||11.8%||23|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||17||45||13||10||20||2||3||423||10.6%||61||11||18.0%||74|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||133||32||55||42||4||6||1380||9.6%||169||31||18.3%||234|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||65||17||27||19||2||3||684||9.5%||83||11||13.3%||116|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||4||5||1||1||149||8.7%||17||3||17.6%||23|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||39||9||18||10||2||3||539||7.2%||58||9||15.5%||66|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)||12||8||251||221||88.0%||1||4-4||+0.6||4-4-0||+1||6-2|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Road Games)||7||6||154||133||86.4%||1||3-3||+0.6||3-3-0||+1||5-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (vs. Division)||3||2||88||85||96.6%||1||1-1||+0.4||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||109||102||93.6%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|JACK CAMPBELL (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||34||32||978||896||91.6%||0||17-15||+4.3||17-15-0||+5||15-13|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Road Games)||16||15||464||429||92.5%||0||8-7||+3.8||8-7-0||+4||5-7|
|KARI LEHTONEN (vs. Division)||14||14||417||385||92.3%||0||8-6||+4.8||8-6-0||+5||7-7|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||97||89||91.8%||0||2-2||+0.5||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||5||5||146||131||89.7%||1||1-4||-3||1-4-0||-3||3-2|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Road Games)||2||2||63||57||90.5%||1||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (vs. Division)||1||1||32||31||96.9%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||100||87.7%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16-7-0||+4.5||16-7||+4.5||8-12||3.0||32.3||2.0||28.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.2||3-2||-0.2||2-2||3.4||34.4||1.8||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||45||118||35||40||35||8||10||1430||8.3%||165||33||20.0%||185|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||23||70||21||24||20||5||6||742||9.4%||80||20||25.0%||109|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||1||8||7||1||1||172||9.9%||10||4||40.0%||24|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||15||43||11||14||15||3||5||473||9.1%||54||10||18.5%||66|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||109||23||41||38||7||8||1305||8.4%||139||20||14.4%||187|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||47||8||17||17||5||5||656||7.2%||61||7||11.5%||75|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||3||5||1||0||0||147||6.1%||13||3||23.1%||16|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||38||6||16||14||2||3||444||8.6%||49||7||14.3%||66|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||5||4||121||110||90.9%||1||1-3||-3||1-3-0||-3||1-2|
|THOMAS GREISS (Home Games)||1||1||24||24||100.0%||1||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (vs. Division)||1||1||32||30||93.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||97||86||88.7%||0||0-3||-4||0-3-0||-4||1-1|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||41||41||1167||1079||92.5%||4||23-18||-0.1||23-18-0||-1||14-20|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Home Games)||22||22||624||583||93.4%||2||15-7||+3.5||15-7-0||+3||8-11|
|ANTTI NIEMI (vs. Division)||14||14||405||373||92.1%||1||8-6||-0.2||8-6-0||-1||6-6|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||128||121||94.5%||0||3-1||+1.4||3-1-0||+1||2-1|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||2||0||13||11||84.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Home Games)||1||0||7||6||85.7%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (vs. Division)||1||0||6||5||83.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)||2||0||13||11||84.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DALLAS 3.18, SAN JOSE 3.16|
|3/29/2013||MINNESOTA||5-3||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/31/2013||LOS ANGELES||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/1/2013||ANAHEIM||0-4||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/3/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-5||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/5/2013||at ANAHEIM||3-1||W||0, +175||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/7/2013||at SAN JOSE||5-4||W||0, +175||W||5 ov||O|
|4/9/2013||LOS ANGELES||5-1||W||0, +130||W||5 ov||O|
|4/12/2013||at NASHVILLE||5-2||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||O|
|4/13/2013||SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/15/2013||at CHICAGO||2-5||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/18/2013||VANCOUVER||5-1||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||O|
|4/19/2013||at ST LOUIS||1-2||L||0, +160||L||5 ev||U|
|4/21/2013||at LOS ANGELES||3-4||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||O|
|4/23/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|3/27/2013||ANAHEIM||4-0||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||U|
|3/28/2013||DETROIT||2-0||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|3/30/2013||PHOENIX||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5 ov||P|
|4/1/2013||VANCOUVER||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||P|
|4/3/2013||MINNESOTA||4-2||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||O|
|4/5/2013||CALGARY||2-1||W||0, -275||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/7/2013||DALLAS||4-5||L||0, -210||L||5 ov||O|
|4/9/2013||at COLUMBUS||0-4||L||0, -130||L||5 ev||U|
|4/11/2013||at DETROIT||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|4/13/2013||at DALLAS||1-2||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/15/2013||at PHOENIX||4-0||W||0, -110||W||5 un||U|
|4/16/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5 un||P|
|4/18/2013||MINNESOTA||6-1||W||0, -150||W||5 un||O|
|4/21/2013||COLUMBUS||3-4||L||0, -165||L||5 un||O|
|4/24/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|4/27/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
LAST SEASON: 42-35-5, 89 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Curt Fraser, first season.
ADDED: C Cody Eakin, LW Ray Whitney, C Derek Roy, RW Jaromir Jagr, D Aaron Rome.
LOST: C Mike Ribiero, D Sheldon Souray, C Steve Ott, D Adam Pardy, C Jake Dowell, RW, RW Radek Dvorak.
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Brenden Morrow. It's a contract year for the captain, who scored 35 goals last season.
OUTLOOK: The Stars recently signed G Kari Lehtonen to a five-year contract extension after two relatively healthy seasons in Dallas. The Finn and a relatively solid defense should keep the Stars on the fringes of playoff contention. Seeing how much Dallas can get from the 40-year-old Jagr in the lockout-shortened season will be worth watching.
|SAN JOSE: |
LAST SEASON: 42-27-13, 97 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings 4-1 in Western Conference Finals.
COACH: Dave Tippett, 4th season with Coyotes, 125-78-33; 9th overall, 406-234-98 in NHL.
ADDED: LW Steve Sullivan, D Zbynek Michalek, RW David Moss.
LOST: LW Ray Whitney, LW Taylor Pyatt, D Adrian Aucoin, C Daymond Langkow, D Michal Rozsival.
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Mike Smith. The shaggy-haired goalie known as Smitty proved to be a more-than-capable No. 1 goalie in his first full season on the job, winning 28 games with eight shutouts and a 2.21 goals-against average. With the confidence of last season's deep playoff run, he could be a Vezina Trophy candidate.
OUTLOOK: The Coyotes should be brimming with confidence after winning their first division title and reaching the conference finals for the first time in 33 years as an NHL franchise. With the core of last year's roster back, they should be position to get the lockout-shortened season off to a good start and be able to sustain it toward another possible deep run in the playoffs.
SAN JOSE SHARKS
LAST SEASON: 43-29-10, 96 points. Lost to St. Louis 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Todd McLellan, 5th season, 195-92-41.
ADDED: D Brad Stuart, F Adam Burish.
LOST: F Torrey Mitchell, F Daniel Winnik, F Dominic Moore, F Brad Winchester, F Andrew Murray, D Colin White, D Jim Vandermeer.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Brent Burns. The big acquisition before last season, Burns struggled in his first season with the Sharks as he tried to figure out how to fit in. His points and assists were down from his final year in Minnesota and he was not nearly the aggressive, hard-hitting defenseman the Sharks had been expecting. The Sharks hope that an increased comfort level will lead to better results in year two for Burns.
OUTLOOK: The Sharks hope to be a faster, more aggressive team after the disappointing finish a year ago. They brought back most of the key players from that squad led by captain Joe Thornton but hope Hall of Famer Larry Robinson's impact on the struggling penalty kill unit as a new assistant will help return San Jose near the top of the conference.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DALLAS-SAN JOSE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Stars-Sharks Preview* ======================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Dallas (22-19-4) at San Jose (24-14-7), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The San Jose Sharks have won a lot of games over the past four weeks to get on the verge of a ninth consecutive postseason appearance, but they've been unable to solve the playoff-hopeful Dallas Stars.
San Jose looks to avoid its first season sweep in a decade to the Stars, whose slump is putting a damper on their playoff hopes going into Tuesday night's matchup at HP Pavilion.
Coach Todd McLellan is focusing on the big picture rather than any instant gratification that comes from securing a postseason spot. San Jose (24-14-7) needs only one point to do so but fell 4-3 to Columbus on Sunday, snapping a three-game winning streak.
"I wasn't concerned with getting a point and putting an X by our name," McLellan said. "I was concerned about our game. It's our game that will get us there or won't get us there. Forget about the clinch part."
It was only the second home loss in regulation all season for the Sharks, who are 11-3-1 overall since March 25. However, half of those losses came to Dallas, which has won all three meetings this season and hasn't swept this season series since taking all five meetings in 2002-03.
While the Stars are two points behind Columbus and Minnesota for the Western Conference's final two playoff spots, San Jose trails Los Angeles by two for the fourth seed but is only one ahead of sixth-place St. Louis. The Sharks finish the season with two on the road following Tuesday's contest, facing Phoenix on Wednesday and the Kings on Saturday.
Joe Pavelski's 15th goal tied Sunday's game with 5:03 to play, but his costly turnover led to Columbus' goal with 1:37 left.
"It was right there for us obviously," Pavelski said. "It's tough ... but we have to move on and get better from this and I have to try to execute better next time."
Meetings with Dallas this season haven't gone very well, either. The Sharks fell 3-1 on Feb. 23, then rookie Alex Chiasson scored twice to lead the Stars to a 5-4 shootout victory at San Jose on April 7. Chiasson scored again six days later to help Dallas win 2-1, but he's missed the last three games with a shoulder injury.
Coach Glen Gulutzan isn't sure when Chiasson will be able to return for the Stars (22-19-4), who have dropped three of four after falling 4-3 in overtime to Los Angeles on Sunday.
"Points are huge right now," said defenseman Alex Goligoski, who had a goal and an assist Sunday. "We battled to get one point, and then kind of let it slip right there, but we've just got to move on. If we win these next three, we feel like we have a pretty good shot here."
Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves and is 1-1-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average in three starts since returning from a groin injury. He won the shootout in his only game versus the Sharks this season but allowed four goals for the seventh time in 12 career starts against them, going 5-6-1 with a 3.58 GAA.
The Sharks will likely counter with Antti Niemi, 4-2-0 with a 1.80 GAA over his last six starts. He's lost all three meetings with the Stars this season while posting a 2.96 GAA.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 6:43:50 PM EST|