|7||TORONTO||-160||Ov 5.5,-115||-160||Ov 5.5,-115|
|8||FLORIDA||+140||Un 5.5,-105||+140||Un 5.5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12-11-0||+3.8||12-11||+3.8||11-8||2.9||25.0||2.7||31.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||3-1||2.4||22.8||3.2||36.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||46||140||43||48||47||2||5||1230||11.4%||159||30||18.9%||238|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||23||67||18||27||20||2||1||575||11.7%||78||15||19.2%||109|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||3||6||0||1||114||10.5%||15||4||26.7%||19|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||129||27||47||50||5||11||1487||8.7%||148||19||12.8%||211|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||63||10||26||24||3||6||714||8.8%||81||12||14.8%||108|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||4||7||5||0||1||183||8.7%||19||3||15.8%||28|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||31||29||938||866||92.3%||1||18-11||+8.2||18-11-0||+8||17-8|
|JAMES REIMER (Road Games)||14||14||447||414||92.6%||0||8-6||+4.1||8-6-0||+3||8-4|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||145||135||93.1%||1||2-2||-0.2||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (All Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JUSSI RYNNAS (Road Games)||1||0||6||6||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||19||17||537||491||91.4%||1||7-10||-3.1||7-10-0||-3||6-9|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Road Games)||10||9||258||234||90.7%||0||4-5||-0.3||4-5-0||-1||3-4|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||132||119||90.2%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-15-0||-5.9||8-15||-5.9||11-9||2.8||30.5||3.3||30.8|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2||1-4||-2||3-1||1.6||24.0||4.4||34.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||46||107||33||31||39||4||8||1334||8.0%||136||29||21.3%||164|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||23||65||16||19||28||2||4||701||9.3%||77||18||23.4%||104|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||4||2||2||0||1||120||6.7%||12||3||25.0%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||164||57||55||46||6||8||1456||11.3%||147||39||26.5%||278|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||77||28||26||18||5||4||708||10.9%||72||19||26.4%||130|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||22||7||8||7||0||1||171||12.9%||15||5||33.3%||38|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (All Games)||19||11||421||368||87.4%||0||2-9||-6.8||2-9-0||-7||5-6|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Home Games)||8||5||161||140||87.0%||0||1-4||-3||1-4-0||-3||3-2|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||2||96||88||91.7%||0||1-1||+0.4||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (All Games)||21||21||637||576||90.4%||2||7-14||-4||7-14-0||-4||7-11|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Home Games)||10||10||297||268||90.2%||0||4-6||-1||4-6-0||-1||3-4|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Last 4 Games)||4||4||127||112||88.2%||1||1-3||-1||1-3-0||-1||2-1|
|JOSE THEODORE (All Games)||15||14||391||349||89.3%||1||5-9||-3.4||5-9-0||-4||8-6|
|JOSE THEODORE (Home Games)||9||8||247||224||90.7%||0||3-5||-1.9||3-5-0||-2||5-3|
|JOSE THEODORE (Last 4 Games)||4||3||68||61||89.7%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.08, FLORIDA 3.12|
|3/30/2013||at OTTAWA||4-0||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/4/2013||PHILADELPHIA||3-5||L||0, -160||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/6/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5 ov||U|
|4/8/2013||NY RANGERS||4-3||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||O|
|4/10/2013||at NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||P|
|4/13/2013||MONTREAL||5-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/15/2013||NEW JERSEY||2-0||W||0, -155||W||5 ov||U|
|4/16/2013||at WASHINGTON||1-5||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/18/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-5||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/20/2013||at OTTAWA||4-1||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||P|
|4/24/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-5||L||0, -105||L||6 ev||O|
|4/25/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|3/30/2013||NEW JERSEY||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||P|
|4/2/2013||at TAMPA BAY||3-2||W||0, +130||W||5.5 ov||U|
|4/6/2013||WASHINGTON||3-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/7/2013||OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, +135||W||5 ov||U|
|4/11/2013||at WINNIPEG||2-7||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/13/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-3||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/16/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||2-5||L||0, +180||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/18/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-6||L||0, +240||L||5 un||O|
|4/20/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-6||L||0, +175||L||5 un||O|
|4/21/2013||at BOSTON||0-3||L||0, +275||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/23/2013||NY RANGERS||3-2||W||0, +195||W||5 ov||P|
|4/27/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 13th in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Randy Carlyle, 2nd season with Leafs, 6-9-3; 8th overall, 279-191-64 in NHL.
ADDED: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Jay McClement.
LOST: RW Colby Armstrong, D Luke Schenn, G Jonas Gustavsson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: The focus in Toronto continues to be on the turnstile in goal, a position that's been unsettled since Curtis Joseph led the Leafs to their last playoff berth in 2004 (yes, two NHL lockouts ago). Unless the Maple Leafs do go ahead and make a push to trade for Vancouver's Roberto Luongo, they'll settle on the tandem of James Reimer and Ben Scrivens.
OUTLOOK: Unsettled as usual. The Maple Leafs couldn't even get out of the lockout without making headlines by firing GM Brian Burke last week. Toronto has more than enough offensive punch, particularly with the addition of van Riemsdyk. The question always remains whether they have enough defense and goaltending to end what's now a seven-season playoff drought.
LAST SEASON: 38-26-18, 94 points. Lost to New Jersey 4-3 in first round.
COACH: Kevin Dineen, 2nd season with Panthers, 38-26-18; 2nd overall in NHL.
ADDED: D Filip Kuba, C Peter Mueller, RW George Parros, RW Alex Kovalev.
LOST: D Jason Garrison, LW Wojtek Wolski, C John Madden.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Kovalev. He's still strong and talented, and could be the perfect fit for a second line that sometimes struggled with scoring a year ago. Plus, considering how much Florida struggles with shootouts, someone like Kovalev could pay immediate dividends.
OUTLOOK: Most of the team that won the Southeast Division title last season is back. The Panthers might have one of the best 1-2 goaltending combos in the league with Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen. If health isn't an issue, the Panthers could go deeper in the playoffs this time around.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TORONTO-FLORIDA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Maple Leafs-Panthers Preview* ==============================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Toronto (25-15-5) at Florida (14-26-6), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs are trying to regain their momentum and potentially improve their seeding before heading into the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons.
They'll try to sweep a season series from the Florida Panthers for the first time in seven years Thursday night.
Toronto (25-16-5) has already clinched a postseason berth, and is trying to gain ground in the race for home-ice advantage in a first-round playoff series.
The Maple Leafs are fifth in the Eastern Conference, four points behind fourth-place Montreal with two games left. They're also one point ahead of the sixth-place New York Islanders with Ottawa and the New York Rangers lurking three points back.
Toronto may have a chance to gain ground on the Canadiens, who visit a Winnipeg team on Thursday playing its season finale in the hopes of keeping its playoff hopes alive.
The Leafs and Canadiens conclude the regular season in Toronto on Saturday.
Before that, the Maple Leafs will try to shake out of a 1-3-0 funk after going 7-1-1 over the previous nine games.
Their recent struggles continued with Wednesday's 5-2 defeat at Tampa Bay.
"Our execution with the puck has to get better," coach Randy Carlyle said. "We can't make these same mistakes in the postseason."
Joffrey Lupul has a goal in each of the past three games, giving him 11 with six assists over his past 11 contests. That includes a pair of third-period goals in a 3-2 win over Florida (14-26-6) on March 26.
Phil Kessel, who has seven goals and eight assists in nine games, assisted on both of Lupul's tallies in that meeting after scoring one of his own in a 3-0 win at Florida on Feb. 8.
The Maple Leafs last swept a season series from the Panthers in 2005-06, winning all four meetings.
The Panthers are trying to conclude their home schedule with back-to-back wins for just the second time this season.
They played the role of spoiler Tuesday, beating the New York Rangers 3-2 to keep them from clinching a playoff spot.
Coach Kevin Dineen, though, doesn't care what opponents are playing for while Florida misses the postseason for the 11th time in 12 seasons.
"Our goal is to concentrate on our game," he said.
Tomas Fleischmann had a goal and an assist against the Rangers, giving him seven points over the past seven home games.
The left wing scored in the most recent meeting with Toronto, while Jonathan Huberdeau managed an assist.
With two games left in the regular season, Huberdeau is making a final push to become the first member of the Panthers to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year.
He's the rookie scoring leader with 14 goals while his 28 points are tied for first with Ottawa's Cory Conacher. Huberdeau, though, has one goal and is a minus-7 over his last 11 games.
|Last Updated: 8/30/2014 11:34:57 PM EST|