|23||PHOENIX||+140||Ov 5,-115||+145||Ov 5,-115|
|24||ANAHEIM||-160||Un 5,-105||-165||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-17-0||-10.2||6-17||-10.2||7-11||2.0||29.7||2.9||31.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.1||2-3||-1.1||1-3||2.0||33.6||2.8||30.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||47||120||34||38||43||5||7||1452||8.3%||167||25||15.0%||201|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||23||46||14||14||15||3||3||684||6.7%||81||9||11.1%||72|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||6||1||2||1||1||168||6.0%||22||4||18.2%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||17||40||9||14||14||3||3||538||7.4%||60||9||15.0%||64|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||128||38||43||38||9||10||1421||9.0%||165||33||20.0%||212|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||66||18||16||25||7||9||726||9.1%||78||16||20.5%||110|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||7||4||1||2||3||153||9.2%||17||7||41.2%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||46||10||17||17||2||4||517||8.9%||58||14||24.1%||72|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)||4||4||108||103||95.4%||1||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|BRENT JOHNSON (Road Games)||1||1||30||29||96.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JASON LABARBERA (All Games)||14||9||372||343||92.2%||1||2-7||-5||2-7-0||-5||4-3|
|JASON LABARBERA (Road Games)||6||5||173||158||91.3%||1||1-4||-2.6||1-4-0||-3||3-1|
|JASON LABARBERA (vs. Division)||7||6||210||194||92.4%||1||1-5||-4||1-5-0||-4||2-3|
|JASON LABARBERA (Last 4 Games)||4||4||153||142||92.8%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||34||34||938||854||91.0%||8||16-18||-2.9||16-18-0||-2||14-16|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||17||17||520||479||92.1%||5||5-12||-6.6||5-12-0||-6||4-9|
|MIKE SMITH (vs. Division)||11||11||305||279||91.5%||1||7-4||+3.3||7-4-0||+3||5-5|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||112||91.8%||1||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16-7-0||+4.3||16-7||+4.3||10-11||3.0||28.2||2.4||27.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.4||3-2||+0.4||0-4||2.4||29.8||1.6||28.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||47||137||35||50||45||7||15||1301||10.5%||131||28||21.4%||232|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||23||69||20||21||25||3||8||649||10.6%||68||16||23.5%||120|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||4||3||5||0||1||149||8.1%||16||4||25.0%||22|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||17||49||10||22||15||2||7||458||10.7%||46||9||19.6%||78|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||113||42||31||34||6||6||1309||8.6%||161||30||18.6%||193|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||56||23||16||16||1||1||638||8.8%||78||12||15.4%||90|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||1||2||4||1||1||140||5.7%||17||1||5.9%||14|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||49||18||12||16||3||5||495||9.9%||60||9||15.0%||81|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VIKTOR FASTH (All Games)||24||22||631||583||92.4%||1||15-7||+6.4||15-7-0||+6||10-10|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Home Games)||13||12||336||310||92.3%||1||8-4||+1.3||8-4-0||+1||6-5|
|VIKTOR FASTH (vs. Division)||11||10||304||277||91.1%||0||5-5||-1.4||5-5-0||-1||6-4|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Last 4 Games)||4||3||82||77||93.9%||0||1-2||-1.5||1-2-0||-2||0-2|
|JONAS HILLER (All Games)||26||25||675||616||91.3%||2||15-10||+3||15-10-0||+3||7-17|
|JONAS HILLER (Home Games)||12||11||301||272||90.4%||1||8-3||+3||8-3-0||+3||4-6|
|JONAS HILLER (vs. Division)||7||7||189||172||91.0%||2||3-4||-1.2||3-4-0||-1||2-5|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||103||95||92.2%||0||2-2||-1.3||2-2-0||-1||0-4|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHOENIX 3.23, ANAHEIM 3.18|
|4/2/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||U|
|4/4/2013||DETROIT||4-2||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||O|
|4/6/2013||COLORADO||4-0||W||0, -185||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/8/2013||at VANCOUVER||0-2||L||0, +135||L||5 ev||U|
|4/10/2013||at EDMONTON||3-1||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||U|
|4/12/2013||at CALGARY||2-3||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/15/2013||SAN JOSE||0-4||L||0, -110||L||5 un||U|
|4/18/2013||at ST LOUIS||1-2||L||0, +145||L||5 un||U|
|4/20/2013||at CHICAGO||3-2||W||0, +160||W||5 ov||P|
|4/22/2013||at DETROIT||0-4||L||0, +125||L||5 un||U|
|4/24/2013||SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||U|
|4/26/2013||COLORADO||4-5||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/27/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/31/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||U|
|4/1/2013||at DALLAS||4-0||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/3/2013||DALLAS||5-2||W||0, -200||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/5/2013||DALLAS||1-3||L||0, -205||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/7/2013||LOS ANGELES||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||O|
|4/8/2013||EDMONTON||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/10/2013||COLORADO||1-4||L||0, -230||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/13/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||U|
|4/17/2013||COLUMBUS||2-3||L||0, -155||L||5 un||P|
|4/19/2013||at CALGARY||1-3||L||0, -160||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/21/2013||at EDMONTON||3-1||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||U|
|4/22/2013||at EDMONTON||3-0||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||U|
|4/25/2013||at VANCOUVER||3-1||W||0, +160||W||5 ev||U|
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.
LAST SEASON: 34-36-12, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 11th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Bruce Boudreau, 2nd season with Ducks, 27-23-8; 6th overall, 228-111-48 in NHL.
ADDED: D Bryan Allen, D Sheldon Souray, G Viktor Fasth, LW Daniel Winnik, RW Brad Staubitz.
LOST: D Lubomir Visnovsky, LW Niklas Hagman, D Sheldon Brookbank, G Dan Ellis.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Ryan Getzlaf. The Ducks' top playmaker heads into his contract year coming off the worst statistical season of his decorated career. The NHL and Olympic champion needs a huge season with Corey Perry, who's also heading for free agency.
OUTLOOK: Anaheim bolstered its defense with Allen and Souray, but largely kept its offense intact despite last season's disappointments. Even with few changes, the Ducks believe their star-studded veteran roster should be in the playoff hunt again
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHOENIX-ANAHEIM) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Coyotes-Ducks Preview* =======================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Phoenix (20-18-9) at Anaheim (30-11-6), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Anaheim Ducks continue to build momentum heading into their first playoff appearance in two seasons.
Before the Ducks shift their focus on the postseason, they'll look for a fourth consecutive victory Saturday night against the visiting Phoenix Coyotes.
As the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, Anaheim (30-11-6) will have home-ice advantage at least through the first two rounds, but its collective confidence has grown stronger after it won the final three of a four-game trip. The Ducks outscored Edmonton and Vancouver 9-2 in those three contests.
"Any time a team knows they're going to be in the playoffs, they try to play the same way and really stick to a system because that's really what's going to pay off down the road," veteran defenseman Bryan Allan told the Ducks' official website.
The Ducks missed the playoffs in three of the past four seasons, but regrouped to record the third-most points in the NHL and establish themselves as a serious Stanley Cup contender in 2013.
"(The players) feel different. The arena feels different. Everything is different," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said of the postseason. "The approach to the game is different, the seriousness of it.
"It's more physical. There are no passengers ever in the playoffs. It's what makes hockey a beautiful thing in the spring."
Though the Ducks could continue to rest some veterans in Saturday's regular-season finale, they expect to play hard while trying to continue their recent run of success. With aging veterans Teemu Selanne, Saku Koivu and captain Ryan Getzlaf given the night off, Brad Staubitz scored his first goal of the season and Jonas Hiller made 28 saves in Thursday's 3-1 win at Vancouver.
Anaheim outshot the Canucks 25-9 in the first two periods before the hosts peppered Hiller with 20 shots in the final 20 minutes.
The Ducks hope to carry over their recent road success to the Honda Center, where they are 3-5-1 following a 13-game winning streak. Anaheim, however, has outscored Phoenix (20-18-9) 12-3 during a three-game home winning streak.
Getzlaf has two goals and three assists against the Coyotes this season.
Teammate Bobby Ryan, who missed the last two games with the flu, has one point in his last eight contests but a goal with two assists versus Phoenix in 2013.
After reaching the conference finals in 2012, the Coyotes will miss the playoffs this season after struggling down the stretch.
Phoenix blew a 2-0 lead then rallied to force overtime Friday before losing for the fifth time in seven games, 5-4 in shootout to Colorado. That could have yet again been their last home contest in the Phoenix area. The Coyotes have been run by the NHL the past three seasons and remain in limbo again at this point.
"Certainly not the way we intended (to end it)," said forward Antoine Vermette, who scored twice. "We would rather get the win."
Defenseman Keith Yandle added two assists for Phoenix, which had not scored more than three goals and been shut out three times in the previous eight contests.
Vermette has three goals and two assists in his last six games versus Anaheim.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 7:29:15 PM EST|