|5||NASHVILLE||+170||Ov 5,-130||+170||Ov 5,-135|
|6||COLORADO||-200||Un 5,+110||-195||Un 5,+115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-4-0||+0.5||3-4||+0.5||3-4||2.3||27.6||2.7||32.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.4||2-3||-0.4||3-1||2.4||25.8||3.6||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||14||31||13||9||8||1||0||406||7.6%||43||9||20.9%||50|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7||16||7||6||3||0||0||193||8.3%||23||4||17.4%||24|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||6||1||4||1||0||129||9.3%||12||4||33.3%||19|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||7||13||5||5||2||1||0||180||7.2%||21||3||14.3%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||40||8||16||14||2||4||421||9.5%||50||10||20.0%||73|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||19||5||6||7||1||3||224||8.5%||24||4||16.7%||35|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||2||6||9||1||2||158||11.4%||16||4||25.0%||32|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||20||6||7||7||0||2||232||8.6%||28||6||21.4%||39|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (All Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (vs. Division)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (Last 4 Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CARTER HUTTON (All Games)||6||5||186||170||91.4%||0||3-2||+2.1||3-2-0||+2||3-1|
|CARTER HUTTON (Road Games)||4||4||124||115||92.7%||0||2-2||+1.1||2-2-0||+1||3-1|
|CARTER HUTTON (vs. Division)||4||3||123||114||92.7%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||125||111||88.8%||0||2-1||+1.6||2-1-0||+2||2-0|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||9||8||229||210||91.7%||1||4-4||+0.2||4-4-0||0||1-5|
|PEKKA RINNE (Road Games)||4||3||98||91||92.9%||1||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||-1||0-3|
|PEKKA RINNE (vs. Division)||4||3||103||95||92.2%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||106||94.6%||1||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6-1-0||+4.6||6-1||+4.6||3-4||3.6||33.1||1.9||31.0|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+5.4||5-0||+5.4||1-3||3.0||28.8||1.4||29.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||13||42||13||15||13||1||3||392||10.7%||43||8||18.6%||69|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7||25||7||9||9||0||2||232||10.8%||23||5||21.7%||40|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||4||4||6||1||1||144||10.4%||13||1||7.7%||25|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||4||12||5||3||3||1||1||127||9.4%||12||0||0.0%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||19||4||6||9||0||0||418||4.5%||44||4||9.1%||36|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||13||4||4||5||0||0||217||6.0%||25||4||16.0%||25|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||1||2||4||0||0||148||4.7%||20||1||5.0%||14|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||7||2||3||2||0||0||122||5.7%||14||1||7.1%||14|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (All Games)||4||4||133||130||97.7%||0||4-0||+5.1||4-0-0||+5||1-3|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Home Games)||1||1||30||29||96.7%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||133||130||97.7%||0||4-0||+5.1||4-0-0||+5||1-3|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)||9||9||285||269||94.4%||0||8-1||+6.8||8-1-0||+7||4-4|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Home Games)||6||6||187||175||93.6%||0||5-1||+3.6||5-1-0||+4||3-3|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (vs. Division)||4||4||122||115||94.3%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||0-3|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||102||91.1%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NASHVILLE 3.24, COLORADO 3.16|
|10/10/2013||TORONTO||0-4||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/12/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-2||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||P|
|10/15/2013||FLORIDA||4-3||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|10/17/2013||LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, -110||L||5 ev||U|
|10/19/2013||at MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||U|
|10/20/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-1||W||0, +145||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/22/2013||at MINNESOTA||0-2||L||0, +140||L||5 un||U|
|10/24/2013||WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||P|
|10/26/2013||ST LOUIS||1-6||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||O|
|10/31/2013||at PHOENIX||4-5||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/2/2013||at LOS ANGELES||4-3||W||0, +165||W||5 un||O|
|11/6/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|11/8/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|11/10/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|11/12/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|11/15/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|10/10/2013||at BOSTON||2-0||W||0, +165||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/12/2013||at WASHINGTON||5-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 ev||O|
|10/15/2013||DALLAS||3-2||W||0, -175||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/17/2013||DETROIT||2-4||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/19/2013||at BUFFALO||4-2||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||O|
|10/21/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-0||W||0, +145||W||5.5 ev||U|
|10/25/2013||CAROLINA||4-2||W||0, -220||W||5.5 ov||O|
|10/27/2013||WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, -230||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/1/2013||at DALLAS||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||P|
|11/2/2013||MONTREAL||4-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/12/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|11/14/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|NASHVILLE: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Making the playoffs has become so automatic for the Nashville Predators that they didn't react well to finishing below .500 for the first time in a decade.|
They went shopping in a very big way hoping to make sure thatdoesn't happen again.
The Predators opened free agency signing five of the seven players they added on the first day. Right wing Viktor Stalberg from Stanley Cup champ Chicago is the key addition, and they also added Eric Nystrom, and Matt Hendricks and center Matt Cullen, who helped Carolina win the Stanley Cup in 2006.
"It shows all the commitment," captain Shea Weber said. "They made those moves, and they addressed the needs we have. They filled some spots, and obviously everyone's going to see what those guys are capable of. And we're going to see what they can do in the locker room as well."
Nashville will be looking for its eighth playoff berth in a decade this season trying to bounce back from a 16-23-9 record that put them 14th in the Western Conference.
"We feel like we're back to having the depth and the pieces to do what we need to do," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said.
The Predators will need scoring from the new players.
They averaged just 2.27 goals per game last season, tying Florida for the worst scoring average in the NHL. Stalberg is expected to be the biggest addition if he can prove that all he needed was more playing time after struggling to find ice time behind the offensive stars in Chicago. He tied for fifth in goals in Chicago despite ranking 20th in minutes per game last season.
"All the guys in the locker room expect us to be back in the playoffs this year and to make a run," Stalberg said. "We got what it takes in here. It's a matter of putting it all together and finding a way to win hockey games."
|COLORADO: DENVER (AP) - Patrick Roy's fiery personality is already rubbing off on the Colorado Avalanche.
Just the other day in a scrimmage, captain Gabriel Landeskog mixed it up along the boards with Steve Downie. That feistiness is precisely what the new coach wants to see from a team that's missed the playoffs three straight seasons.
Roy is preaching a simple message: Take care of the little things on the ice, such as clearing loose pucks in front of the net.
Roy has some help, too, with former teammate Joe Sakic stepping into a broader role in the front office this season and handling the day-to-day hockey operations.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NASHVILLE-COLORADO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Predators-Avalanche Preview* =============================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Nashville (7-5-2) at Colorado (12-1-0), 9:30 p.m. EDT
The Colorado Avalanche have kept a lengthy win streak going while switching between the beleaguered Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere in net.
The Avalanche are expected to continue that trend with Varlamov drawing the start in their attempt at the best start in franchise history Wednesday night against the Nashville Predators.
Colorado coach Patrick Roy made a controversial move Friday by starting Varlamov two days after he was arrested for alleged domestic abuse. Allowed to travel with the team following one night in jail, the team's No. 1 goaltender stopped 27 shots in a 3-2 win in Dallas.
"I think I am the luckiest guy in the world because I play in the NHL and I play for this team," Varlamov said. "I've got such good teammates, so I don't think about what's happening."
After Giguere helped lead them to a 4-1 win over Montreal on Saturday, the Avalanche will turn to Varlamov again as they try to improve to 13-1-0 for the first time. In their final season before moving to Colorado, the Quebec Nordiques went 12-1-0 to begin 1994-95.
The Avalanche are also seeking their first seven-game win streak since an eight-game run Dec. 31, 2005-Jan. 17, 2006.
Roy said Varlamov will start Sunday against Washington, the finale of a four-game homestand, after Giguere plays Friday versus Calgary.
"There's been a lot going on with (Varlamov)," center Paul Stastny said. "Sometimes, the best thing is to just get in your comfort zone. ... When he's on the ice, when he's in net, he's focused on what he does."
Colorado is expected to get forward Jamie McGinn back in the lineup for its pursuit of a season-high fourth straight home win, but veteran Alex Tanguay is expected to miss at least two weeks with a knee injury. An ailing knee kept McGinn out of the past three games.
Colorado also seeks a fourth consecutive home win against Nashville (7-5-2) after posting a 3-1 victory Oct. 4. P.A. Parenteau scored two goals and Varlamov stopped 26 shots as the Avalanche won for the third time in four overall matchups.
Parenteau snapped a nine-game goal drought Saturday, and Nathan MacKinnon scored the tiebreaker with 11:59 remaining.
"We're 12-1, and everyone in this locker room feels like we're not satisfied," MacKinnon said. "That's the exciting part, that we can get better; 12-1 is great, but 13-1 is even better."
The Predators avoided a season-high third consecutive loss Saturday by bouncing back quickly from a blown two-goal lead for a 4-3 win in Los Angeles. David Legwand's second goal of the game with 3:56 left broke the tie.
"I think it says a lot about us, especially the way it worked out after blowing a two-goal lead," goaltender Carter Hutton said. "They had all the momentum, and the crowd was behind them, but we kept to our game. Getting one late was huge for us, making it 4-3 and holding on for the win."
With Pekka Rinne out due to a hip injury, Nashville's goaltenders have a combined seven games of experience - none against Colorado. Marek Mazanec, called up from the minors Tuesday, has never appeared in an NHL game.
Varlamov has allowed one goal in his last two games against Nashville. He outdueled Rinne in a 1-0 overtime victory in Denver on March 30.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 4:37:08 PM EST|