|1||PHOENIX||+100||Ov 5,-130||+100||Ov 5.5,+110|
|2||CAROLINA||-120||Un 5,+110||-120||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-2-0||+0.8||2-2||+0.8||2-2||2.0||31.5||3.2||36.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.8||3-2||+1.8||2-2||2.4||31.6||2.8||34.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||5||12||3||5||4||0||1||158||7.6%||15||2||13.3%||19|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4||8||2||4||2||0||1||126||6.3%||12||1||8.3%||12|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||5||4||0||1||158||7.6%||15||2||13.3%||19|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||14||5||7||2||0||1||170||8.2%||20||5||25.0%||23|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||13||5||6||2||0||1||146||8.9%||16||4||25.0%||21|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||7||2||0||1||170||8.2%||20||5||25.0%||23|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||2||1||45||43||95.6%||0||1-0||+1.3||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Road Games)||2||1||45||43||95.6%||0||1-0||+1.3||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|THOMAS GREISS(vs. Non-Conference)||2||1||45||43||95.6%||0||1-0||+1.3||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||2||1||45||43||95.6%||0||1-0||+1.3||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||4||4||124||113||91.1%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||3||3||100||90||90.0%||0||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|MIKE SMITH(vs. Non-Conference)||3||3||74||66||89.2%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||2-0|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||113||91.1%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-2-0||-1||1-2||-1||0-3||1.7||29.0||2.0||31.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.6||2-3||-0.6||1-4||2.0||31.4||2.6||32.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||5||10||2||5||3||0||0||157||6.4%||19||3||15.8%||19|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3||5||2||2||1||0||0||87||5.7%||12||2||16.7%||9|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||2||5||3||0||0||157||6.4%||19||3||15.8%||19|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||13||2||3||6||2||1||162||8.0%||16||2||12.5%||20|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||6||0||1||3||2||1||93||6.5%||8||0||0.0%||7|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||2||3||6||2||1||162||8.0%||16||2||12.5%||20|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||2||2||50||47||94.0%||0||2-0||+2.4||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)||1||1||18||17||94.4%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||2||2||50||47||94.0%||0||2-0||+2.4||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||3||3||112||103||92.0%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|CAM WARD (Home Games)||2||2||75||71||94.7%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-2|
|CAM WARD(vs. Non-Conference)||1||1||37||36||97.3%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||3||3||112||103||92.0%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHOENIX 3.34, CAROLINA 3.33|
|10/3/2013||NY RANGERS||4-1||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||P|
|10/5/2013||at SAN JOSE||1-4||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/8/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||1-6||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/10/2013||at DETROIT||4-2||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||O|
|10/11/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||2-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/13/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|10/18/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|10/24/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|10/4/2013||DETROIT||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/6/2013||PHILADELPHIA||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 ov||U|
|10/8/2013||at PITTSBURGH||2-5||L||0, +170||L||5.5 ov||O|
|10/10/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, +145||W||5.5 ov||U|
|10/11/2013||LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/17/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|10/19/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|10/24/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|PHOENIX: GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Phoenix Coyotes played the past four seasons with a chip on their shoulders, trying to prove they could win without an owner.
Now that there are owners looking over their shoulders, the Coyotes are facing something new: Expectations.
When IceArizona purchased the Coyotes from the NHL this summer, it put the Coyotes on the same financial and operational ground as the league's 29 other teams.
The group headed by George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc has already made a mark on the team, giving Phoenix the resources to re-sign goalie Mike Smith and lure top-line center Mike Ribeiro in free agency.
The next step for the Coyotes is to take their newfound stability - and wealth - and win more games after missing the playoffs last season.
|CAROLINA: RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes could have an easier time filling their arena this season - and a tougher time getting back to the playoffs.
The NHL's realignment meant the end of the Southeast Division and placed the Hurricanes into the new Metropolitan Division.
A division packed with some of the league's most popular teams - Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, both New York teams, New Jersey and Washington - might lead to bigger crowds.
But it also figures to make ending their irksome postseason drought a much bigger challenge.
``It's going to be tough. It's a good division,'' defenseman Justin Faulk said. ``Obviously, there's a lot of teams that are pretty good. ... But we're looking forward to it. Every team's good in the league.
``I don't think you go into any game thinking you can just win every game,'' he added. ``Every night, anyone can win, and I think we're pretty confident with the group that we have in here to do a pretty good job.''
Since winning its only Stanley Cup in 2006, Carolina has reached the playoffs just once, in 2009. Among teams in the current configuration of the Eastern Conference, only Toronto and Columbus have not made the postseason since then.
That hasn't exactly been easy for the players to digest, goalie Cam Ward said.
``You can already sense the attitude. ... Guys are hungry and excited to get things going,'' Ward said.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHOENIX-CAROLINA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Coyotes-Hurricanes Preview* ============================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Phoenix (3-2-0) at Carolina (2-1-2), 1:00 p.m. EDT
The Phoenix Coyotes seem to like their chances no matter who is in net, and the feeling is mutual for the Carolina Hurricanes.
Each club could use some extra offensive punch to back their goaltenders, though, as the Coyotes conclude a five-game road trip in Sunday's matinee against the Hurricanes.
Mike Smith, in his third season with Phoenix (3-2-0) and the clear No. 1 netminder, started the team's first four games and most recently made 28 saves in a 4-2 victory over Detroit on Thursday as the Coyotes snapped a two-game skid.
Friday's contest with Philadelphia was the club's third in four nights, and coach Dave Tippett elected to start Thomas Greiss, who made 36 saves in a 2-1 victory in his first start for Phoenix.
"We're fortunate to have great goaltending," captain Shane Doan said. "We've had great goaltending here the last few years. We count on that big time and (Greiss) just stepped in and that was unbelievable."
Smith has stopped 75 of 79 shots while winning his last two starts against the Hurricanes - both in 2011 - and he'll likely be back in net Sunday. Greiss' performance Friday, though, helped support a fatigued Coyotes team.
Phoenix has scored two or fewer goals three times during the trip while going 1 for 12 on the power play.
"They come off (the ice) and you say they're up again, and they kind of look at you, `You sure?'" Tippett said.
The Coyotes could get another tough challenge to end the trip no matter who is in goal for Carolina (2-1-2), which already has played four one-goal contests on the young season.
Cam Ward made 36 saves Friday, but the Hurricanes fell 2-1 in a shootout after failing to score until Jeff Skinner's power-play goal with 5:54 remaining in the third period.
Anton Khudobin made 30 saves in Thursday's 3-2 victory over Washington and has won both of his starts while posting a 1.50 goals-against average.
Coach Kirk Muller has been pleased with both goaltenders, and he hasn't made a decision who he plans to start in this contest. Ward is 3-1-0 with a 2.73 GAA in his last four against the Coyotes, while Khudobin has yet to face them.
"We have two guys that are giving us a chance to win every night," Muller told the team's official website. "They're playing well, and they can stay that much more healthy and rested. Right now, it's a good issue with our team."
Carolina has scored two or fewer goals in four of its five contests, though it has been battling injuries. Forward Elias Lindholm is day to day with an upper-body injury, and defenseman Justin Faulk will be a game-time decision due to an undisclosed injury.
Defenseman Mike Komisarek saw his first action of the season in Friday's contest.
"It's a grind, and you have to be ready each night to jump in and contribute," Komisarek said. "If we're going to have success this season, we're going to need everyone chipping in each and every night."
The return of Tuomo Ruutu, who missed the first 29 games last season after hip surgery and played just 17 total, could help boost the offense. Muller said the veteran might play Sunday after being sidelined by a lower-body injury.
"As soon as he feels he is fit to go (he'll play)," Muller said.
Carolina has lost four of its last five home matchups with Phoenix.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 8:16:59 AM EST|