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NHL : ATS Matchup

CALGARY (19-24-0-4, 42 pts.) at CHICAGO (35-6-0-5, 75 pts.)
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Friday, 4/26/2013 8:35 PM
#1 GOALTENDERS: CALGARY - JOEY MACDONALD, CHICAGO - CORY CRAWFORD
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
55CALGARY+190Ov 5.5,+100+190Ov 5.5,+100
56CHICAGO-230Un 5.5,-120-230Un 5.5,-120
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
CALGARY - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games19-28-0-6.619-28-6.623-202.727.03.329.2
Team Stats (Road Games)6-17-0-8.36-17-8.310-112.126.33.329.3
Last 5 Games3-2-0+33-2+31-22.821.82.431.6
CALGARY Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)4712745354527126710.0%1543019.5%221
Team Stats (Road Games)2349181515116068.1%841619.0%87
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5143470210912.8%12325.0%23
Stats Against (All Games) 15745545447137411.4%1492818.8%267
Stats Against (Road Games) 772427242367411.4%741114.9%134
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 12255001587.6%18211.1%23
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)242465057388.2%28-16-88-16-0-911-11
MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Road Games)111128825086.8%21-10-8.71-10-0-95-6
MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF (Last 4 Games)4413212191.7%02-2+0.82-2-001-3
JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)201652447290.1%08-8+2.68-8-0+27-7
JOEY MACDONALD (Road Games)11928125791.5%04-5+1.44-5-0+13-4
JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)4411110191.0%02-2+22-2-0+21-1
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

CHICAGO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games35-11-0+19.335-11+19.318-243.331.22.126.2
Team Stats (Home Games)17-6-0+7.117-6+7.19-103.233.02.426.1
Last 5 Games3-2-0+0.13-2+0.12-23.430.22.626.0
CHICAGO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)461514850421110143310.5%1482516.9%241
Team Stats (Home Games)2374202819757589.8%771418.2%125
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5176371215111.3%15426.7%27
Stats Against (All Games) 982929355612048.1%1381813.0%162
Stats Against (Home Games) 56161621336009.3%701115.7%92
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 136421113010.0%1815.6%19
CHICAGO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)292774368792.5%118-9+618-9-0+710-14
CORY CRAWFORD (Home Games)121133430591.3%17-4+0.87-4-0+14-4
CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)431049591.3%01-2-1.91-2-0-21-1
RAY EMERY (All Games)211946042492.2%117-2+13.417-2-0+138-10
RAY EMERY (Home Games)121226624291.0%110-2+6.410-2-0+65-6
RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)44686291.2%04-0+44-0-0+42-2
Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.16,  CHICAGO 3.14
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
CALGARY - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
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 NASHVILLE3-4L0, +135L5 ovO
4/25/2013at ST LOUIS1-4L0, +195L5 ovP
4/26/2013at CHICAGO 

CHICAGO - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
3/31/2013at DETROIT7-1W0, -105W5 ovO
4/1/2013NASHVILLE3-2W0, -175W5 ovP
4/4/2013ST LOUIS3-4L0, -145L5.5 unO
4/6/2013at NASHVILLE1-0W0, -130W5 ovU
4/7/2013NASHVILLE5-3W0, -200W5 ovO
4/9/2013at MINNESOTA1-0W0, -115W5 ovU
4/12/2013DETROIT3-2W0, -200W5 ovP
4/14/2013at ST LOUIS2-0W0, -105W5 ovU
4/15/2013DALLAS5-2W0, -205W5.5 unO
4/19/2013NASHVILLE5-4W0, -285W5 evO
4/20/2013PHOENIX2-3L0, -185L5 ovP
4/22/2013at VANCOUVER1-3L0, -105L5 ovU
4/24/2013at EDMONTON4-1W0, -190W5.5 unU
4/26/2013CALGARY 
4/27/2013at ST LOUIS 
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.

CHICAGO:

LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-2 in first round.

COACH: Joel Quenneville, 5th season with Blackhawks, 186-99-39; 16th overall, 624-382-157 in NHL.

ADDED: D Michal Rozsival, D Sheldon Brookbank.

LOST: F Andrew Brunette, F Brendan Morrison, D Sean O'Donnell

PLAYER TO WATCH: G Corey Crawford

OUTLOOK: Other than Rozsival and Brookbank, who each signed as free agents, there has been little turnover from last season. The Blackhawks have continuity going for them. Question is: Can they make a playoff run? It's been back-to-back first-round exits since they captured the Stanley Cup, and the Blackhawks are looking for more. Crawford's play will go a long way toward determining that, and he's coming off a shaky season in which he didn't post a shutout and let in two soft overtime goals in the playoffs.

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

*Flames-Blackhawks Preview* ===========================

By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer

Calgary (19-24-4) at Chicago (35-6-5), 8:30 p.m. EDT

Though the Chicago Blackhawks already secured their first Presidents' Trophy in 22 years, they expect to use the final two regular-season games as a chance to build more momentum heading into the playoffs.

The Blackhawks won't take it easy when they look to continue their home dominance over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Chicago (35-6-5) opened this shortened season by earning at least one point in an NHL-record 24 straight games, then remained consistent en route to earning the league's best record and Presidents' Trophy for the first time since 1990-91.

"To have the start to the season that we had and to keep playing consistently is an amazing thing for our team," said captain Jonathan Toews, who had a goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win at Edmonton. "We've shown a lot of character, we've definitely learned from our mistakes the last few years, and we've grown. I think everyone has matured as players in this locker room.

"We have to use that experience and use that confidence from being the No. 1 team all year and carry it into the playoffs."

Though the Blackhawks will have home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, they understand there's plenty of work to be done. The 2008 Detroit Red Wings were the last Presidents' Trophy winner to raise the Stanley Cup. When Chicago recorded the most points in the NHL in 1991, it was upset in the first round by the Minnesota North Stars.

Coach Joel Quenneville and his players are aware of that history and expect to take the same businesslike approach they've had all season into Friday's contest and again Saturday at St. Louis, before shifting the focus to the playoffs.

"I congratulate the guys, they deserve what they got," said Quenneville, whose team is 17-3-3 at home and riding a seven-game point streak (5-0-2) at the United Center.

"Everybody had a hand in it, everybody contributed. It was a real, good team effort across the board. But I don't think we want to get too excited, we have some serious work to do still."

That work continues versus Calgary (19-24-4), which has been outscored 52-23 while dropping 12 straight regular season and playoff games at Chicago.

Toews has been held without a point in three straight games against the Flames, but teammate Patrick Kane has four goals and five assists in his last eight versus Calgary.

Chicago netminder Ray Emery earned victories in both 2013 meetings with the Flames, but is day to day after he apparently re-aggravated a lower-body injury Wednesday.

Corey Crawford, who stopped all 14 shots in relief, is 2-2-0 with a 3.26 goals-against average versus Calgary.

The Flames conclude their fourth straight season without a playoff appearance looking to avoid a third consecutive defeat. Finishing with a four-game trip, Calgary had won three in a row before losing 4-3 at Nashville on Tuesday and 4-1 to playoff-bound St. Louis on Thursday.

"There was a big difference in the two teams (Thursday)," defenseman Chris Butler told the Flames' official website. "You look at the way they played and the way we played and there's a reason why they are where they are in the standings and why we are where we are."

Sven Baertschi scored against the Blues to extend his point streak to seven games (three goals and six assists). The winger's three goals in 20 games this season match his total in five contests as a rookie in 2011-12.


Last Updated: 10/22/2014 5:03:10 AM EST


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