|23||PHOENIX||+170||Ov 5.5,-110||+170||Ov 5.5,-105|
|24||SAN JOSE||-200||Un 5.5,-110||-200||Un 5.5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-4-0||-0.2||3-4||-0.2||4-3||2.7||31.1||3.7||36.7|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||4-1||4.2||29.4||3.6||34.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||48||5||21||21||1||4||439||10.9%||52||11||21.2%||80|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7||19||3||9||7||0||1||218||8.7%||27||4||14.8%||34|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||21||1||10||9||1||2||147||14.3%||20||6||30.0%||35|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||6||19||1||10||8||0||1||177||10.7%||25||5||20.0%||32|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||44||17||13||12||2||3||482||9.1%||53||10||18.9%||62|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||26||11||8||6||1||3||257||10.1%||34||6||17.6%||35|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||8||3||7||0||1||174||10.3%||15||3||20.0%||26|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||21||9||3||8||1||3||224||9.4%||21||4||19.0%||26|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||4||3||107||99||92.5%||0||2-1||+1.3||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Road Games)||3||2||67||63||94.0%||0||1-1||+0.3||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|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)||4||3||107||99||92.5%||0||2-1||+1.3||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||12||11||373||340||91.2%||0||7-4||+3||7-4-0||+3||7-3|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||6||5||188||169||89.9%||0||2-3||-0.6||2-3-0||-1||3-2|
|MIKE SMITH (vs. Division)||6||5||200||184||92.0%||0||3-2||+1||3-2-0||+1||2-3|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||3||111||100||90.1%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-0-0||+5||5-0||+5||2-2||5.2||43.8||1.8||21.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.5||3-2||+0.5||2-3||2.4||30.4||1.6||25.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||13||51||19||15||16||1||4||474||10.8%||59||13||22.0%||86|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5||26||8||9||9||0||2||219||11.9%||29||8||27.6%||46|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||5||2||4||1||1||152||7.9%||15||2||13.3%||18|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||5||21||9||6||6||0||3||171||12.3%||28||6||21.4%||36|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||24||7||8||7||2||1||317||7.6%||40||6||15.0%||43|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||9||4||2||3||0||0||107||8.4%||19||4||21.1%||16|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||3||2||1||0||126||6.3%||13||2||15.4%||15|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||10||2||4||3||1||0||113||8.8%||20||4||20.0%||17|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||12||12||277||256||92.4%||0||9-3||+4.8||9-3-0||+5||5-6|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Home Games)||5||5||107||98||91.6%||0||5-0||+5||5-0-0||+5||2-2|
|ANTTI NIEMI (vs. Division)||5||5||113||103||91.2%||0||4-1||+2.6||4-1-0||+3||2-2|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||86||80||93.0%||0||2-2||-0.6||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||1||1||40||38||95.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)||1||1||40||38||95.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHOENIX 3.07, SAN JOSE 3.3|
|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|
|10/26/2013||EDMONTON||5-4||W||0, -180||W||5.5 ev||O|
|10/29/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|10/31/2013||NASHVILLE||5-4||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/2/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|11/6/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|11/12/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|10/8/2013||NY RANGERS||9-2||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|10/10/2013||at VANCOUVER||4-1||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/12/2013||OTTAWA||3-2||W||0, -180||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/15/2013||at ST LOUIS||6-2||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/17/2013||at DALLAS||3-4||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/19/2013||CALGARY||6-3||W||0, -285||W||5.5 ov||O|
|10/21/2013||at DETROIT||1-0||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/24/2013||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||U|
|10/26/2013||at MONTREAL||2-0||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||U|
|10/27/2013||at OTTAWA||5-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/30/2013||at LOS ANGELES||3-4||L||0, -145||L||5 ev||O|
|11/10/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|11/12/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|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.
|SAN JOSE: SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Preparations for the upcoming campaign started early for the San Jose Sharks when they retooled their roster before last season's trade deadline.
A strong finish last spring, followed by a playoff run that ended in Game 7 of the second round, proved to the Sharks that those changes that made the team faster and more aggressive worked.
Now they hope that new identity carries over to this season and is just the right tonic to help one of the league's top regular-season teams over the past decade take that next step and make it to the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHOENIX-SAN JOSE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Coyotes-Sharks Preview* ========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
Phoenix (9-3-2) at San Jose (10-1-2), 10:30 p.m. EDT
After a disappointing finish to a 10-day road trip, the San Jose Sharks are surely looking forward to getting back home.
Looking to stay unbeaten on their own ice, the Sharks try to continue their home domination of the red-hot Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
Logan Couture had a goal and an assist and Joe Pavelski and Marc-Edouard Vlasic also scored, but San Jose (10-1-2) blew three one-goal leads in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Los Angeles. Antti Niemi, among the NHL leaders with a 1.72 goals-against average, surrendered his most goals this season as the Sharks concluded a 3-1-1 trip.
"When we have the lead we should be able to shut it down," coach Todd McLellan said.
After killing all seven penalties during the first four games of its trek, San Jose allowed two power-play tallies on six chances, including the game-ending goal 2:32 into OT.
"Penalties are an issue," McLellan told the team's official website. "We've got some things we need to work on. Some of it is just individuals being sharp, and you can't beat teams like that with a few guys that aren't quite there. It's as simple as that."
The Sharks have to like their chances of bouncing back at home, where they have outscored teams 26-9 in opening 5-0-0 for the second straight season. San Jose won a franchise-best nine straight at home to open 2008-09.
The Sharks beat Phoenix 4-1 on Oct. 5 behind the first two goals of rookie Tomas Hertl's career. San Jose has made things especially difficult on the Coyotes at home, compiling a 17-2-3 record against them dating to 2007.
Captain Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have combined for 28 points in the last 11 home games in the series.
The Coyotes (9-3-2) are on the verge of a season-high fourth consecutive win after storming back to beat Nashville 5-4 in a shootout Thursday. Captain Shane Doan scored for the third time in four games and added an assist as Phoenix erased a 3-0 first-period deficit.
The Coyotes have been outscored 17-5 in the first period but have outscored opponents 42-26 the remainder of games.
"We have a pretty good team, I'd put this one up with some of the better ones we've had if not the best," Doan told the team's official website.
"We're been playing with fire a lot and we have to play a style that is more conducive to our success, but it's nice to know we can score when we need to."
One more win would be the 166th for Dave Tippett, which would make him the franchise's all-time winningest coach.
Former San Jose goalie Thomas Greiss made 36 saves for Phoenix, which has recorded at least one point in 10 of 11 games. Right winger Jordan Szwarz, playing in his second NHL contest, posted his first goal and defenseman Keith Yandle stayed hot with two assists.
Yandle has a goal and eight assists during a five-game point streak.
"I think we all believe we all can contribute in some way or form," said defenseman Derek Morris, who also scored. "We believe in ourselves."
Phoenix could turn back to Mike Smith, who is 4-0-0 despite a 3.00 GAA in his last five starts. Smith made 47 saves opposite Niemi last month, dropping to 6-1-1 with a 1.23 GAA in his last eight matchups versus San Jose.
Niemi is 6-0-1 with a 1.81 GAA and a shutout in eight home starts against the Coyotes with the Sharks.
Phoenix is averaging 2.7 goals on the road compared to 4.0 at home.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 12:56:48 AM EST|