|11||CAROLINA||+160||Ov 5,-125||+150||Ov 5,-115|
|12||NY RANGERS||-180||Un 5,+105||-170||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-3-0||+0.8||3-3||+0.8||3-3||2.5||31.5||3.2||30.2|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.8||1-4||-2.8||2-3||1.6||26.6||3.2||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||13||26||4||12||10||0||0||396||6.6%||56||8||14.3%||42|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6||15||0||8||7||0||0||189||7.9%||22||4||18.2%||26|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||1||5||2||0||0||133||6.0%||20||3||15.0%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||5||12||2||7||3||0||0||148||8.1%||19||3||15.8%||23|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||39||10||11||15||3||3||403||9.7%||47||9||19.1%||65|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||19||6||6||7||0||1||181||10.5%||25||7||28.0%||34|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||5||4||7||0||1||147||10.9%||19||5||26.3%||29|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||14||3||5||6||0||0||141||9.9%||18||4||22.2%||26|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||3||2||70||65||92.9%||0||2-0||+2.4||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Road Games)||1||1||32||30||93.7%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (vs. Division)||2||2||50||47||94.0%||0||2-0||+2.4||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||3||2||70||65||92.9%||0||2-0||+2.4||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|MIKE MURPHY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MURPHY (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MURPHY (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JUSTIN PETERS (All Games)||4||4||116||104||89.7%||0||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||1-3|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Road Games)||2||2||55||49||89.1%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|JUSTIN PETERS (vs. Division)||1||1||29||26||89.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||104||89.7%||0||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||1-3|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||8||7||216||197||91.2%||0||2-5||-2.8||2-5-0||-3||3-4|
|CAM WARD (Road Games)||4||3||93||83||89.2%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|CAM WARD (vs. Division)||2||2||62||54||87.1%||0||1-1||+0.2||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||3||92||85||92.4%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-1-0||-0.2||1-1||-0.2||0-2||1.0||36.5||1.0||28.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.9||3-2||+1.9||0-3||1.8||33.6||1.6||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||12||20||6||7||6||1||0||361||5.5%||39||8||20.5%||36|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2||2||1||1||0||0||0||73||2.7%||8||1||12.5%||4|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||3||2||3||1||0||168||5.4%||17||4||23.5%||17|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||4||6||2||2||2||0||0||113||5.3%||11||2||18.2%||12|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||37||11||18||8||0||0||361||10.2%||46||8||17.4%||63|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||2||0||1||1||0||0||56||3.6%||7||1||14.3%||4|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||4||2||0||0||141||5.7%||18||2||11.1%||12|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||8||3||4||1||0||0||92||8.7%||15||1||6.7%||12|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||9||7||238||216||90.8%||3||3-4||-0.6||3-4-0||-1||1-5|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||2||2||56||54||96.4%||1||1-1||-0.2||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||2||2||41||37||90.2%||1||1-1||+0.2||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||97||91||93.8%||2||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||0-4|
|CAMERON TALBOT (All Games)||3||3||85||79||92.9%||0||2-1||+2.1||2-1-0||+2||0-1|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CAMERON TALBOT (vs. Division)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.4||1-1-0||0||0-1|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Last 4 Games)||3||3||85||79||92.9%||0||2-1||+2.1||2-1-0||+2||0-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 3.4, NY RANGERS 3.29|
|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|
|10/13/2013||PHOENIX||3-5||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/15/2013||CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/17/2013||at TORONTO||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/19/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||4-3||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/24/2013||at MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||U|
|10/25/2013||at COLORADO||2-4||L||0, +180||L||5.5 ov||O|
|10/28/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-3||L||0, +165||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/1/2013||TAMPA BAY||0-3||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/2/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|11/7/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|10/7/2013||at LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, +130||W||5 un||U|
|10/8/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-9||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||O|
|10/10/2013||at ANAHEIM||0-6||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/12/2013||at ST LOUIS||3-5||L||0, +190||L||5 ov||O|
|10/16/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-0||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/19/2013||at NEW JERSEY||0-4||L||0, -105||L||5 un||U|
|10/24/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/26/2013||at DETROIT||3-2||W||0, +170||W||5 ov||P|
|10/28/2013||MONTREAL||0-2||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||U|
|10/29/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||3-2||W||0, +140||W||5 ov||P|
|10/31/2013||BUFFALO||2-0||W||0, -190||W||5 un||U|
|11/7/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|11/12/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|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.
|NY RANGERS: NEW YORK (AP) - The message from the New York Rangers bench might not be any different than in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.
Whether the softer approach new coach Alain Vigneault offers in comparison to the barking tones of deposed bench boss John Tortorella is what the Rangers need remains to be seen.
Despite getting the club to the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, Tortorella was somewhat surprisingly let go by general manager Glen Sather and replaced by the gentler-on-the-outside Vigneault, who was dismissed as coach of the Canucks after Vancouver was swept in the first round of the playoffs by San Jose.
In an added twist, Tortorella got Vigneault's old job in Vancouver, while Vigneault took over for him in New York.
The Rangers open at Phoenix on Oct. 3.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CAROLINA-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Hurricanes-Rangers Preview* ============================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Carolina (4-5-3) at New York (5-7-0), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The New York Rangers feel they're moving in the right direction. Extending their win streak against the Carolina Hurricanes could help solidify that belief.
As they continue trying to put their slow start behind them, the Rangers go for a ninth straight win against the Hurricanes on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
New York (5-7-0) opened by losing six of its first eight games under first-year coach Alain Vigneault, though a nine-game road trip to start the season didn't help matters.
The team has shown improvement with three wins in its last four games, including what may have been its best effort of the season in a 2-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday.
After having trouble finding the net during their lengthy road trip, the Rangers were much more aggressive with 46 shots against the Sabres.
"I think the last couple of weeks, we really stepped our game up," said Henrik Lundqvist, who made 29 saves for his second shutout. "I think we're getting more and more comfortable the way we play as a team, trust the system and each other. We're moving in the right direction."
That turnaround may continue against Carolina (4-6-3), which has allowed 31 goals against New York during its eight-game skid in the series.
Lundqvist has been in net for five of those meetings, compiling a 1.73 goals-against average. He's been particularly dominant while winning his last three home games against the Hurricanes, posting a 0.96 GAA and .969 save percentage.
The opponent hasn't mattered much when Lundqvist is in net at MSG. His 2.12 GAA and 33 shutouts are franchise records there.
Brad Richards doesn't have a point in two home games this season, but his five goals and seven assists are team highs. The center has fared well versus Carolina with four goals and five assists over the last eight meetings, earning five of those points in three games at the Garden.
Chris Kreider has one goal in each of the last two games, matching his total from 23 games last season.
The Hurricanes have been outscored 13-4 during a four-game slide, their longest since dropping seven in a row from April 1-11.
Their recent struggles continued with Friday's 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay, and injuries are certainly having an impact.
Carolina has six players on injured reserve, including forwards Jeff Skinner (upper-body) and Radek Dvorak (lower-body), and goaltender Cam Ward (lower-body).
"No one is going to feel sorry for us," coach Kirk Muller said. "We just have to man up."
That mantra could give another start to Justin Peters, who had 29 saves Friday. He has a 3.10 GAA while losing all four appearances since Ward got hurt last month.
If Peters is given a chance to rest, Muller could give Mike Murphy his first NHL start. A sixth-round pick in 2008, Murphy has made two appearances, but they came back in 2011-12.
Still, the onus may be on the offensive end and production from Eric Staal would help. The center has gone scoreless in five straight games and hasn't registered a point in the last three.
A meeting with his brother - Rangers defenseman Marc Staal - could provide some added motivation to end the slump. Eric Staal has eight points over his last six meetings with New York.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 3:31:41 PM EST|