|Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 2 - OTT Leads 1-0|
|71||OTTAWA||+130||Ov 5,+100||+115||Ov 5,+100|
|72||MONTREAL||-150||Un 5,-120||-135||Un 5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11-14-0||-1.2||11-14||-1.2||9-14||2.4||33.3||2.4||32.9|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.8||3-2||+0.8||2-3||2.4||34.6||2.0||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||49||120||32||43||39||6||11||1622||7.4%||159||25||15.7%||203|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||25||61||14||20||24||3||5||833||7.3%||83||13||15.7%||105|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||2||3||6||1||1||173||6.9%||20||2||10.0%||23|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||1||4||1||0||3||0||0||31||12.9%||2||0||0.0%||7|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||19||45||13||17||13||2||2||626||7.2%||56||8||14.3%||79|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||106||33||28||39||6||6||1552||6.8%||172||21||12.2%||178|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||61||22||17||19||3||4||822||7.4%||92||13||14.1%||105|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||3||3||4||0||0||155||6.5%||15||2||13.3%||18|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||2||0||2||0||0||0||50||4.0%||5||1||20.0%||4|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||50||16||14||17||3||3||661||7.6%||65||10||15.4%||83|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||25||25||727||685||94.2%||4||14-11||+1.4||14-11-0||+1||4-19|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Road Games)||11||11||323||304||94.1%||2||5-6||-1||5-6-0||-2||2-9|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (vs. Division)||7||7||229||215||93.9%||2||4-3||+0.8||4-3-0||+1||3-3|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||111||93.3%||0||2-2||-0.8||2-2-0||-1||1-3|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Playoff Games)||1||1||50||48||96.0%||0||1-0||+1.2||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||12||12||424||397||93.6%||0||5-7||-1.2||5-7-0||-1||4-4|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Road Games)||8||8||302||283||93.7%||0||3-5||-1.2||3-5-0||-1||3-3|
|ROBIN LEHNER (vs. Division)||7||7||271||253||93.4%||0||1-6||-4.8||1-6-0||-4||3-2|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||141||131||92.9%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||+1||2-1|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14-11-0||-3.4||14-11||-3.4||10-15||2.9||31.4||2.5||26.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.2||2-3||-2.2||3-1||2.6||33.0||3.0||24.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||49||151||40||56||50||5||6||1518||9.9%||205||44||21.5%||263|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||25||72||21||28||21||2||3||784||9.2%||100||23||23.0%||128|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||1||7||5||0||0||165||7.9%||24||3||12.5%||24|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||1||2||0||2||0||0||0||50||4.0%||5||1||20.0%||4|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||19||52||15||18||17||2||2||651||8.0%||88||17||19.3%||89|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||130||32||57||36||5||4||1324||9.8%||180||35||19.4%||227|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||63||16||26||18||3||0||666||9.5%||96||20||20.8%||112|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||7||4||4||0||0||122||12.3%||18||5||27.8%||27|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||4||1||0||3||0||0||31||12.9%||2||0||0.0%||7|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||54||17||20||14||3||2||519||10.4%||71||15||21.1%||91|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||13||10||273||248||90.8%||1||7-3||+4.6||7-3-0||+5||6-4|
|PETER BUDAJ (Home Games)||4||3||76||73||96.1%||1||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||0-3|
|PETER BUDAJ (vs. Division)||7||5||172||155||90.1%||0||3-2||+1.6||3-2-0||+2||4-1|
|PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)||4||2||54||47||87.0%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|PETER BUDAJ (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CAREY PRICE (All Games)||40||39||1049||948||90.4%||3||22-17||-1.6||22-17-0||-1||20-18|
|CAREY PRICE (Home Games)||22||22||590||530||89.8%||2||11-11||-6.4||11-11-0||-5||10-12|
|CAREY PRICE (vs. Division)||14||14||347||312||89.9%||0||6-8||-5.8||6-8-0||-5||7-7|
|CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||91||86.7%||0||1-3||-3.2||1-3-0||-3||3-0|
|CAREY PRICE (Playoff Games)||1||1||31||27||87.1%||0||0-1||-1.4||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 3.03, MONTREAL 3.06|
|4/7/2013||at FLORIDA||1-2||L||0, -155||L||5 ov||U|
|4/9/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-3||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/11/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||3-1||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/12/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-0||W||0, +125||W||5 un||U|
|4/16/2013||CAROLINA||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/18/2013||WASHINGTON||3-1||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|4/20/2013||TORONTO||1-4||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||P|
|4/22/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-3||L||0, -125||L||5 ov||U|
|4/25/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||U|
|4/27/2013||PHILADELPHIA||1-2||L||0, -175||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/28/2013||at BOSTON||4-2||W||0, +160||W||5 un||O|
|5/2/2013||at MONTREAL||4-2||W||0, +120||W||5 un||O|
|5/3/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|4/6/2013||BOSTON||2-1||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|4/9/2013||WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/11/2013||at BUFFALO||5-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/13/2013||at TORONTO||1-5||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/15/2013||PHILADELPHIA||3-7||L||0, -185||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/17/2013||at PITTSBURGH||4-6||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/18/2013||TAMPA BAY||3-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 ov||U|
|4/20/2013||WASHINGTON||1-5||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/23/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-3||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||P|
|4/25/2013||at WINNIPEG||4-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/27/2013||at TORONTO||4-1||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|5/2/2013||OTTAWA||2-4||L||0, -140||L||5 un||O|
|5/5/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|5/7/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
LAST SEASON: 41-31-10, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in first round
COACH: Paul MacLean, 2nd season with Senators and NHL, 41-31-10.
ADDED: RW Guillaume Latendresse, D Marc Methot, D Mike Lundin.
LOST: LW Nick Foligno, C Zenon Konopka, LW Nikita Filatov, D Matt Carkner, D Filip Kuba.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Erik Karlsson's continued emergence as the NHL's top play-making defenseman. The 22-year-old Swede won his first Norris Trophy in only his second NHL season after leading all blue-liners with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists).
OUTLOOK: A surprising run to the playoffs led to captain Daniel Alfredsson's decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. The Senators have the capacity to build on last year under the firm direction of MacLean, the longtime Red Wings' assistant, who had an impressive debut as a first-time head coach.
LAST SEASON: 31-35-16, 78 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in Eastern Conference.
COACH: Michel Therrien, 4th season with Canadiens, 77-77-36 (2000-03), 8th overall, 212-182-68 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Colby Armstrong, D Francis Bouillon, LW Brandon Prust.
LOST: C Andreas Engqvist, D Brad Staubitz, LW Mathieu Darche.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Rookie first-round pick Alex Galchenyuk, who was selected with the No. 3 pick in the draft. He's already looking impressive during training camp this week. The Canadiens could use additional scoring punch to take the burden on the line of Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais and Erik Cole, who combined to score 84 of the team's 207 goals.
OUTLOOK: After two coaching changes and a roster upheaval that sent Michael Cammalleri to Calgary, the outlook can only get better after the bottom fell out of Habs last season. Still, too soon to expect full turnaround under new GM Marc Bergevin, who is still retooling the roster that included sending C Scott Gomez home for remainder of season in order for the team to buy out his contract this summer.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW (OTTAWA-MONTREAL) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Senators-Canadiens Preview* ============================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Ottawa At Montreal, Game Two, 7:00 p.m. EDT
Craig Anderson may be the favorite to win the Vezina Trophy had he not missed extended time in the regular season due to injury, though the Ottawa Senators are more than happy he's around for the playoffs.
After a stellar performance helped Ottawa steal home-ice advantage, Anderson leads his team into Game 2 of its Eastern Conference quarterfinal series Friday night against the Montreal Canadiens, who will be without Lars Eller after he was the recipient of a brutal hit in Game 1.
Montreal set a team record for a regulation playoff game by putting 50 shots on goal, but Anderson stopped 48 in a 4-2 victory Thursday. It marked the fifth time in his career Anderson made at least 48 saves and second time in the playoffs.
"What can you say? Andy's our MVP," defenseman Marc Methot said. "He's a machine back there. He just keeps going and going. We're lucky to have him in the net."
Anderson was 8-4-2 with a 1.49 goals-against average when he suffered a sprained right ankle against the New York Rangers on Feb. 21 that kept him sidelined until April 7. He finished with an NHL-best 1.69 GAA, but his injury could keep him from winning any major awards.
Anderson has stopped 109 of 114 shots in three games this season versus Montreal. The Senators trailed 2-1 entering the third period Thursday, but Anderson turned away nine shots.
"You just have to give your team an opportunity to stay in the game and win," Anderson said. "We went from having no momentum in the second and taking momentum back in the third."
Methot, Jakob Silfverberg and Erik Karlsson - playing in his fourth game since returning from a torn Achilles - each had a goal and an assist for the sixth-seeded Senators, who are hoping for a better postseason result after falling in seven games to the Rangers in last year's first round.
Ottawa, though, could be without defenseman Eric Gryba in Game 2 after he received a five-minute interference penalty and game misconduct for an open-ice hit Thursday that left Eller bleeding before he was taken off on a stretcher.
Gryba may receive disciplinary action for the hit as Eller suffered a concussion, plus facial and dental fractures as he reached for a pass from Raphael Diaz.
"I stepped up to make a hit. I kept my shoulder down. He received the puck by the time I hit him," Gryba said. "I saw the replay. My elbow was down and there was no intent to hurt him whatsoever and I hope that he's OK. I'm not out here to hurt anybody and it's never good to seeing anything like that.
"I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery."
Montreal coach Michel Therrien decided to leave the subject alone.
"I can't comment," he said.
The third-seeded Canadiens, who got goals from Rene Bourque and Brendan Gallagher, have lost four of five at home dating to the regular season. They've also dropped four of their last five home playoff contests.
"We played a good game and we deserved a better result," Therrien said. "I'm proud of our team. But the story of the game was Anderson. He was extraordinary."
Carey Price, who went 2-6-0 with a 4.18 GAA over his last eight regular-season appearances, made 27 saves in Game 1. Price entered this series 3-12-0 with a 3.16 GAA in his last 15 playoff starts.
The Canadiens had won four straight home games versus Ottawa.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 11:11:18 AM EST|