|55||VANCOUVER||-150||Ov 5.5,-110||-125||Ov 5.5,-110|
|56||CALGARY||+130||Un 5.5,-110||+105||Un 5.5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||0-1-0||-1||0-1||-1||0-0||1.0||22.0||4.0||35.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-1-0||0||1-1||0||1-0||3.5||33.0||3.0||29.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||2||7||4||2||1||0||1||66||10.6%||12||2||16.7%||8|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||22||4.5%||6||1||16.7%||2|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||2||7||4||2||1||0||1||66||10.6%||12||2||16.7%||8|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||2||7||4||2||1||0||1||66||10.6%||12||2||16.7%||8|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||6||1||3||2||0||0||58||10.3%||11||0||0.0%||9|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||4||0||2||2||0||0||35||11.4%||8||0||0.0%||6|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||6||1||3||2||0||0||58||10.3%||11||0||0.0%||9|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||6||1||3||2||0||0||58||10.3%||11||0||0.0%||9|
|EDDIE LACK (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|EDDIE LACK (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|EDDIE LACK (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||2||2||58||52||89.7%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-0|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Road Games)||1||1||35||31||88.6%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (vs. Division)||2||2||58||52||89.7%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-0|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||2||2||58||52||89.7%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||0-0-0||0||0-0||0||0-0||0||0||0||0|
|Last 5 Games||1-1-0||+0.7||1-1||+0.7||2-0||4.0||34.5||4.0||35.5|
|Team Stats (All Games)||2||8||5||1||2||0||0||69||11.6%||8||1||12.5%||13|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0.0%||0|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||2||8||5||1||2||0||0||69||11.6%||8||1||12.5%||13|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0.0%||0|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||8||2||3||2||1||1||71||11.3%||6||3||50.0%||14|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0.0%||0|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||3||2||1||1||71||11.3%||6||3||50.0%||14|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0.0%||0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||1||1||32||29||90.6%||0||1-0||+1.7||1-0-0||+2||1-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)||1||1||32||29||90.6%||0||1-0||+1.7||1-0-0||+2||1-0|
|KARRI RAMO (All Games)||1||1||39||35||89.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|KARRI RAMO (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KARRI RAMO (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KARRI RAMO (Last 4 Games)||1||1||39||35||89.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: VANCOUVER 3.18, CALGARY 3.56|
|10/3/2013||at SAN JOSE||1-4||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||P|
|10/5/2013||EDMONTON||6-2||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/6/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|10/8/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|10/10/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|10/15/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|10/17/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|10/3/2013||at WASHINGTON||4-5||L||0, +190||L||5.5 ov||O|
|10/4/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, +170||W||5.5 ov||O|
|10/11/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|10/16/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Like it or not, there is a new culture in Vancouver.
Whether the new atmosphere surrounding the Canucks leads the franchise to its long-awaited first Stanley Cup championship remains to be seen.
But coach John Tortorella is sure going to try.
Following five division championships, two Presidents trophies, for the league's most points, and a Stanley Cup finals appearance in seven years under Alain Vigneault, Vancouver brass determined the Canucks needed a tougher voice. So Vigneault, the franchise leader in wins, was fired May 22 and replaced by John Tortorella, himself fired by the New York Rangers May 29.
Tortorella comes with an edge - he can be hard on the media, and often calls out his players in press conferences - but he wins, and that's what Vancouver needs. He won a Stanley Cup in 2004 behind Tampa Bay's bench, and took the Rangers to the Eastern Conference finals in 2012.
|CALGARY: CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Flames coach Bob Hartley acknowledged the obvious when he publicly praised the selection of defenseman Mark Giordano as Calgary's captain.
``Mark represents all the qualities that we set as a coaching staff and an organization,'' Hartley said. ``He is a quality man who is proud to represent the Calgary Flames both on and off the ice. We are very happy with (him) setting the example for our team, and especially our young players, as we move through this crucial yet exciting period in the history of the Flames franchise.''
Indeed, they will need all the help they can get. Calgary is coming off another disappointing season, and there are fewer and fewer stars around the locker room these days.
The Flames launched a complete rebuilding of the franchise at the trade deadline last season, and continued the overhaul during the offseason with a series of trades. A playoff berth doesn't seem likely this year, but Calgary will have a foundation for the future, if nothing else.
The Flames open vs. Washington on Oct. 3.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (VANCOUVER-CALGARY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Canucks-Flames Preview* ========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Vancouver (1-1-0) at Calgary (1-0-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT
Though it's still early, the Calgary Flames are proving the naysayers wrong.
Promising rookie Sean Monahan is a big reason why.
The Flames try to build on an encouraging start in Sunday night's home opener against the Vancouver Canucks.
Picked by many to finish at the bottom of the Pacific Division, Calgary (1-0-1) has surprised in the early going. After picking up a point in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss at Washington, the Flames won 4-3 at Columbus the following night.
"That was huge for us to get that early confidence in two tough buildings," T.J. Galiardi, who notched a goal and an assist against the Blue Jackets, told the team's official website. "We're feeling pretty good and we're ready for the home opener.
"Everyone's going to be pretty pumped up. It's no different than the first game in Washington, you've just got some more support. I don't think I'm nervous, I'm just more excited and happy it's finally here."
Flames fans are surely looking forward to getting their first glimpse at Monahan, who has two points in as many games. The 18-year-old center, taken No. 6 overall in this year's draft, scored his first NHL goal Friday.
"I didn't know what to expect. Once it went in, I was pretty happy," he said. "It was a great feeling and most importantly I'm happy that we won that game.
"It's one day at a time, one shot a time. I'm learning a lot and I feel like I'm getting better every day."
With longtime captain Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff no longer around, the Flames are finding new ways to take care of business.
"It's not very complicated," coach Bob Hartley said. "Our recipe right now (is) we're going to work, play with passion, guys are blocking shots, driving - we're a team now."
After falling 4-1 at San Jose on Thursday, Vancouver (1-1-0) bounced back Saturday with a 6-2 win over Edmonton. Jason Garrison and Daniel Sedin both had a goal and an assist and Henrik Sedin added three helpers.
"That's the way we want to play. That's the way we want to continue to play and we want to enforce that on other teams," said Canucks center Ryan Kesler, who scored in the second period. "We want to do that every night. We want to win that way."
Roberto Luongo also came up big with 21 saves to help John Tortorella get his first win with Vancouver.
"That's one of the best games I've seen this team play in a long time," Luongo said. "It was 60 minutes. It was hard. We sustained pressure the whole game."
Luongo is 24-9-3 with a 2.32 goals-against average and one shutout in his last 36 starts against the Flames. He is an even more impressive 5-1-1 with a 1.84 GAA in his last seven starts at Scotiabank Saddledome.
It's unclear if Calgary will turn to Karri Ramo or Joey MacDonald in net. Ramo stopped 35 of 39 shots against the Capitals and MacDonald made 29 saves Friday.
MacDonald is 1-1-0 with a 1.46 GAA against the Canucks, last facing them in 2009.
Daniel Sedin has 73 points (25 goals and 48 assists) in 71 career games versus Calgary, his most against any team. Henrik Sedin has notched 59 points over a 51-game stretch in the series, including eight during a four-game scoring streak.
The Canucks scored 18 goals in going 4-1-0 against the Flames last season.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 7:14:43 PM EST|