|17||TORONTO||+110||Ov 5.5,+100||+140||Ov 5.5,+105|
|18||VANCOUVER||-130||Un 5.5,-120||-160||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-2-0||+3.4||5-2||+3.4||3-4||3.1||26.0||2.0||38.1|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.2||4-1||+3.2||3-2||3.6||25.2||2.0||37.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||48||11||18||17||2||4||371||12.9%||47||12||25.5%||75|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7||22||4||9||9||0||1||182||12.1%||23||5||21.7%||34|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||4||6||8||0||2||126||14.3%||11||2||18.2%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||32||11||9||12||0||1||505||6.3%||53||7||13.2%||55|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||14||4||4||6||0||1||267||5.2%||29||3||10.3%||24|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||3||2||5||0||1||185||5.4%||19||2||10.5%||18|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||10||9||327||305||93.3%||0||5-4||+0.4||5-4-0||+1||4-5|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Road Games)||5||5||186||176||94.6%||0||3-2||+1.2||3-2-0||+1||2-3|
|JONATHAN BERNIER(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||208||194||93.3%||0||4-2||+1.6||4-2-0||+2||3-3|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||143||132||92.3%||0||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||6||5||177||168||94.9%||0||5-0||+5.4||5-0-0||+5||2-3|
|JAMES REIMER (Road Games)||2||2||80||77||96.2%||0||2-0||+2.2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|JAMES REIMER(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||80||79||98.7%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||119||117||98.3%||0||3-0||+3.2||3-0-0||+3||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-3-0||-0.8||3-3||-0.8||1-5||2.5||33.8||2.7||26.5|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.2||4-1||+3.2||1-2||3.0||27.2||2.4||26.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||15||42||14||13||10||5||2||464||9.1%||43||4||9.3%||71|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6||15||5||6||3||1||1||203||7.4%||21||1||4.8%||23|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||6||4||2||3||1||136||11.0%||16||1||6.2%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||41||14||13||13||1||3||420||9.8%||51||7||13.7%||73|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||16||6||6||4||0||1||159||10.1%||17||2||11.8%||28|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||5||4||3||0||0||132||9.1%||16||4||25.0%||24|
|EDDIE LACK (All Games)||3||3||88||80||90.9%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+2||1-1|
|EDDIE LACK (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|EDDIE LACK(vs. Non-Conference)||1||1||28||26||92.9%||0||0-1||-1.3||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|EDDIE LACK (Last 4 Games)||3||3||88||80||90.9%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+2||1-1|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||12||12||330||300||90.9%||0||7-5||+1.2||7-5-0||+2||3-6|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Home Games)||6||6||158||143||90.5%||0||3-3||-0.8||3-3-0||0||1-5|
|ROBERTO LUONGO(vs. Non-Conference)||9||9||244||223||91.4%||0||6-3||+2.2||6-3-0||+2||2-5|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||108||98||90.7%||0||3-1||+1.5||3-1-0||+2||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 2.99, VANCOUVER 3.2|
|10/8/2013||COLORADO||1-2||L||0, -140||L||6 un||U|
|10/10/2013||at NASHVILLE||4-0||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/12/2013||EDMONTON||6-5||W||0, -170||W||5.5 ov||O|
|10/15/2013||MINNESOTA||4-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/17/2013||CAROLINA||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/19/2013||at CHICAGO||1-3||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/22/2013||ANAHEIM||4-2||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/25/2013||at COLUMBUS||2-5||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/26/2013||PITTSBURGH||4-1||W||0, +125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|10/29/2013||at EDMONTON||4-0||W||0, -135||W||5.5 ov||U|
|10/30/2013||at CALGARY||4-2||W||0, -115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/2/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|11/8/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|11/9/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|11/13/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|10/6/2013||at CALGARY||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5.5 ev||O|
|10/8/2013||NEW JERSEY||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/10/2013||SAN JOSE||1-4||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/12/2013||MONTREAL||1-4||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/15/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||3-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||P|
|10/17/2013||at BUFFALO||3-0||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||U|
|10/19/2013||at PITTSBURGH||3-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/20/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-3||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/22/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||5-4||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/24/2013||at NEW JERSEY||3-2||W||0, -115||W||5 un||P|
|10/25/2013||at ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, +170||W||5 ov||P|
|10/28/2013||WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/30/2013||DETROIT||1-2||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|11/5/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|11/7/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|11/9/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/10/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
TORONTO (AP) - Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis was content with his labors when he met with reporters in an offseason July press conference.
Just 53 days earlier, his team blew a three-goal lead in the third period of a Game 7 of vs. Boston. Instead of basking in the glow of Toronto's first playoff appearance since 2003-04, Nonis had to ponder what went wrong in that first-round exit, and what needed to be done to make sure it didn't happen again.
So, he traded for Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland, and signed New Jersey Devils right wing David Clarkson to a seven-year, $36.75 million free agent contract.
Suddenly, a good Maple Leafs team that had a bad ending, was a better team with renewed vigor.
``I've done what I can do,'' Nonis said. ``We're pretty happy. I think we'll be pretty competitive. I can tell you (coach Randy Carlyle) is happy with the options we have in a lot of areas.''
Toronto opens vs. Montreal on Oct. 1.
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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TORONTO-VANCOUVER) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
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*Maple Leafs-Canucks Preview* =============================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Toronto (10-4-0) at Vancouver (9-5-1), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Given their recent results against the Vancouver Canucks, the Toronto Maple Leafs would appear to have a considerable challenge when they try for their longest winning streak of the season Saturday.
The Maple Leafs have been outscored 44-21 in dropping 10 in a row to Vancouver but have been better at keeping opponents out of the net this season, especially during their three straight victories.
Toronto (10-4-0) has outscored opponents 12-3 during its last three games despite getting outshot in each contest. Calgary had 43 shots to the Maple Leafs' 22 on Wednesday, but Jonathan Bernier made 41 saves in a 4-2 win.
James Reimer made 43 saves in a 4-0 rout of Edmonton on Tuesday, a game in which Toronto had 17 fewer shots. The Atlantic Division-leading Leafs are in the top 10 in the NHL with 2.29 goals allowed per game after finishing no higher than 17th in that category in any of the prior eight seasons.
That's despite letting their opponents register 36.1 shots per contest, the second-highest average in the league.
"It's the whole team. It's not just me and (Reimer)," Bernier said. "It's just the way we're playing. Even if we give up a lot of shots, we're playing pretty good defensively."
The Maple Leafs haven't been so skilled at stopping the Canucks (9-5-1) in recent matchups.
Vancouver's 10 straight wins in the series is the NHL's second-longest active streak versus one opponent behind Chicago's 11-game run against Columbus.
The Canucks have never earned 11 straight wins over any opponent. They also won 10 in a row over Colorado until a 4-3 loss April 13.
The Maple Leafs' last win over the Canucks and most recent victory in the past six visits to Vancouver came during a home-and-home sweep Nov. 22-24, 2003.
The Canucks will try to extend that drought while bouncing back from the end to a season-high four-game win streak. Vancouver's 2-1 loss to Detroit on Wednesday was its fifth consecutive game decided by one goal or in a shootout.
Daniel Sedin gave his team the lead after one period with his fourth goal in five games, and twin brother, Henrik, extended his point streak to 10 games by assisting on that score.
Vancouver went 0 for 3 on the power play and is 2 for 31 in the last 13 games. Toronto has killed off 17 of 19 penalties in its last five contests.
"We've got to go out there with a mindset that we have to score goals," Henrik Sedin said. "We can't be thinking about setting guys up or getting the right shot.
"There comes a time where you have to get people in front and throw pucks at the net and maybe get a bounce that way because it's been too long now."
Vancouver signed the Sedins to four-year contract extensions Friday, reportedly worth $28 million apiece. Daniel Sedin has a team-best 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) during the win streak over Toronto.
Henrik Sedin is second with 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) while Alex Burrows has a team-leading eight goals and seven assists during that run.
Toronto's Phil Kessel has four goals and two assists in his last five games against Vancouver. Kessel had seven goals and three assists in his previous four contests before being held without a point Wednesday.
Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton won't play Saturday after being suspended two games for boarding Calgary's Derek Smith.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 11:14:42 AM EST|