|51||EDMONTON||+140||Ov 5.5,-110||+160||Ov 5.5,-110|
|52||PHOENIX||-160||Un 5.5,-110||-180||Un 5.5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-5-0||-2||2-5||-2||3-3||2.9||26.9||3.7||32.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||+0||2-3||+0||1-4||2.4||27.0||2.8||32.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||11||31||10||9||11||1||2||312||9.9%||39||5||12.8%||50|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7||20||8||6||6||0||1||188||10.6%||23||1||4.3%||33|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||4||4||4||0||1||135||8.9%||16||0||0.0%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||1||2||1||1||0||0||0||23||8.7%||3||0||0.0%||3|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||43||15||14||13||1||2||332||13.0%||38||10||26.3%||69|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||26||10||9||6||1||1||226||11.5%||27||7||25.9%||42|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||4||5||0||0||162||8.6%||17||3||17.6%||25|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||6||3||2||1||0||1||44||13.6%||6||1||16.7%||6|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||8||8||245||215||87.8%||0||2-6||-3.5||2-6-0||-3||4-4|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Road Games)||5||5||165||147||89.1%||0||2-3||+0||2-3-0||0||3-2|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (vs. Division)||1||1||31||26||83.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||134||123||91.8%||0||2-2||+1||2-2-0||+1||1-3|
|JASON LABARBERA (All Games)||4||3||85||74||87.1%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|JASON LABARBERA (Road Games)||3||2||60||53||88.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-1|
|JASON LABARBERA (vs. Division)||1||0||12||12||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JASON LABARBERA (Last 4 Games)||4||3||85||74||87.1%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-1-0||+1.6||3-1||+1.6||3-0||4.0||33.7||2.2||28.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.4||2-3||-1.4||4-1||3.6||32.6||3.6||33.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||11||35||5||14||16||0||3||353||9.9%||39||7||17.9%||58|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4||16||2||5||9||0||2||135||11.9%||12||3||25.0%||24|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||1||7||10||0||2||163||11.0%||19||3||15.8%||29|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||4||11||1||5||5||0||1||116||9.5%||14||2||14.3%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||35||13||11||9||2||3||370||9.5%||46||8||17.4%||49|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||9||2||3||3||1||0||113||8.0%||12||2||16.7%||14|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||7||2||7||2||2||166||10.8%||17||2||11.8%||23|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||16||8||1||6||1||3||152||10.5%||16||3||18.7%||20|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||3||2||67||63||94.0%||0||1-1||+0.3||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|THOMAS GREISS (vs. Division)||1||1||22||20||90.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||3||2||67||63||94.0%||0||1-1||+0.3||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||10||9||301||273||90.7%||0||5-4||+1||5-4-0||+1||6-2|
|MIKE SMITH (Home Games)||4||4||113||104||92.0%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||3-0|
|MIKE SMITH (vs. Division)||4||3||128||117||91.4%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||3||111||101||91.0%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: EDMONTON 3.17, PHOENIX 3.21|
|10/1/2013||WINNIPEG||4-5||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/5/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-6||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/7/2013||NEW JERSEY||5-4||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/10/2013||MONTREAL||1-4||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ov||U|
|10/12/2013||at TORONTO||5-6||L||0, +150||L||5.5 ov||O|
|10/14/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-4||L||0, +150||L||6 ev||P|
|10/15/2013||at PITTSBURGH||2-3||L||0, +215||L||6 ov||U|
|10/17/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||2-3||L||0, +135||L||6 un||U|
|10/19/2013||at OTTAWA||3-1||W||0, +140||W||5.5 ev||U|
|10/22/2013||at MONTREAL||4-3||W||0, +165||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/24/2013||WASHINGTON||1-4||L||0, +105||L||5.5 ov||U|
|10/26/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|10/27/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/5/2013||at FLORIDA|| |
|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||5-3||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/15/2013||OTTAWA||3-4||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||O|
|10/18/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/19/2013||DETROIT||5-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/22/2013||CALGARY||4-2||W||0, -235||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/24/2013||at LOS ANGELES||4-7||L||0, +140||L||5 un||O|
|10/29/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/2/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|11/6/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - The Edmonton Oilers have been stuck in rebuilding mode for some time, but the hope this season is that this youthful bunch - laced with first-round picks - returns to a place this franchise used to dominate.
Indeed, the Oilers - a once-dynastic franchise - has not qualified for the playoffs in seven straight seasons. But there is a benefit to Edmonton's on-ice failings: The Oilers have been able to stockpile high-end talent in defenseman Justin Schultz and forwards Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle.
Many inside and outside the organization believe Edmonton's collection of talent will eventually lead the Oilers back to a Stanley Cup, which would be their sixth. For now, though, a playoff berth would do just fine.
Edmonton opens against Winnipeg on Oct. 1.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (EDMONTON-PHOENIX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Oilers-Coyotes Preview* ========================
Edmonton (3-7-1) at Phoenix (6-3-2), 3:00 p.m. EDT
Coaches Dave Tippett of the Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Eakins of the Edmonton Oilers are concerned about their teams being fatigued.
The clubs face an early start time Saturday at Arizona in a Pacific Division matchup that has been mostly dominated by the Coyotes in recent seasons.
Phoenix (6-3-2) fell behind by four goals after one period in a 7-4 loss at Los Angeles on Thursday. The Coyotes rallied to tie it in the third but allowed their highest goal total of the season.
"I was worried about our energy before we came into the game," Tippett said. "The last couple of days, I don't know if it was physical or mental fatigue, but you could tell our group was dragging a little bit.
"We tried to give them a day off yesterday, but obviously we came out flat tonight but we're going to have to regain some energy tomorrow and get ready for Saturday."
Edmonton (3-7-1) returned home from a 2-3-1 trip against the Eastern Conference and lost 4-1 to Washington on Thursday. Now the Oilers return to the road for back-to-back games, as they'll face Los Angeles on Sunday.
"It's an interesting trip," Eakins said. "My luggage is still sitting on my bed open and unpacked."
The coach said he has not been able to practice the team much and will use a short session Friday to try and fix a power play that is 0 for 19 over the last six games.
"We'll just do some power play probably, cover some stuff out there and call it a day and get rested," Eakins said. "We've got to play at noon (local time) in Phoenix."
The Coyotes have gone 11-1-2 in the last 14 meetings, with 12 of those decided by one or two goals. Edmonton beat Phoenix in overtime and in a shootout last season before the Coyotes took the third and final meeting 3-1 on April 10.
One issue for Phoenix will be whether defenseman Rostislav Klesla will be available after he left Thursday's contest with a lower-body injury. His absence was clearly felt.
"You lose a defenseman early in the game and you got five guys that have a heavy workload, especially when you're chasing the game," Tippett said. "It's a lot of work for five guys."
Martin Hanzal scored twice and Shane Doan's goal with 17:10 left in the third tied it, but the Coyotes allowed a short-handed tally 1:29 later to fall behind for good.
"The system that we play, it works when we do it and when we get outside of it, we can look pretty bad," Doan said.
The Oilers need more from their top line of Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov, as each player finished at minus-4 against the Capitals. Yakupov, who had 17 goals in 48 games as a rookie last season, has yet to score.
"I thought we had some good offensive-zone play until that third period," Eakins said. "I really believe they were trying to step on the gas, there was just no gas left."
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 7:13:19 PM EST|