|5||NASHVILLE||+100||Ov 5,-120||+100||Ov 5,-115|
|6||NEW JERSEY||-120||Un 5,+100||-120||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-5-0||+1.1||4-5||+1.1||4-5||2.4||29.1||3.1||31.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||+0.2||2-3||+0.2||4-1||3.0||29.8||4.6||31.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||16||37||15||11||10||1||1||475||7.8%||49||11||22.4%||60|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||22||9||8||5||0||1||262||8.4%||29||6||20.7%||34|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||7||3||5||0||1||149||10.1%||14||5||35.7%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||49||13||18||16||2||4||484||10.1%||55||10||18.2%||88|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||28||10||8||9||1||3||287||9.8%||29||4||13.8%||50|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||23||7||6||9||1||1||156||14.7%||15||4||26.7%||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. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|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)||8||7||225||202||89.8%||0||4-3||+2.6||4-3-0||+3||4-2|
|CARTER HUTTON (Road Games)||6||6||163||147||90.2%||0||3-3||+1.6||3-3-0||+2||4-2|
|CARTER HUTTON(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||102||88||86.3%||0||2-2||+1.2||2-2-0||+2||3-1|
|MAREK MAZANEC (All Games)||1||0||24||22||91.7%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MAREK MAZANEC (Road Games)||1||0||24||22||91.7%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MAREK MAZANEC (Last 4 Games)||1||0||24||22||91.7%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|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. Non-Conference)||4||4||96||86||89.6%||0||3-1||+2.3||3-1-0||+2||1-2|
|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)||2-3-0||-1.6||2-3||-1.6||1-3||2.2||22.8||1.8||21.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.4||2-3||-1.4||0-5||1.2||23.0||1.6||21.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||16||30||11||10||9||0||1||412||7.3%||56||10||17.9%||49|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5||11||5||5||1||0||0||114||9.6%||16||2||12.5%||18|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||6||1||2||3||0||1||115||5.2%||16||1||6.2%||7|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||44||11||12||16||5||8||396||11.1%||50||8||16.0%||66|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||9||3||3||1||2||2||107||8.4%||15||1||6.7%||11|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||2||3||1||2||108||7.4%||21||3||14.3%||12|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||8||8||192||173||90.1%||0||3-5||-1.8||3-5-0||-1||4-4|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Home Games)||3||3||64||59||92.2%||0||1-2||-1.6||1-2-0||-2||1-2|
|MARTIN BRODEUR(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||56||49||87.5%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||88||83||94.3%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+3||1-3|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||8||8||200||183||91.5%||4||1-7||-6.1||1-7-0||-6||0-6|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Home Games)||2||2||43||41||95.3%||1||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||0-1|
|CORY SCHNEIDER(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||106||96||90.6%||2||0-4||-4.1||0-4-0||-4||0-3|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||91||82||90.1%||1||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||0-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NASHVILLE 3.21, NEW JERSEY 3.05|
|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||6-4||W||0, +160||W||5 ov||O|
|11/8/2013||at WINNIPEG||0-5||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/10/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|11/12/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|11/15/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|11/19/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|11/21/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|10/17/2013||at OTTAWA||2-5||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||O|
|10/19/2013||NY RANGERS||4-0||W||0, -115||W||5 un||U|
|10/22/2013||at COLUMBUS||1-4||L||0, +120||L||5 un||P|
|10/24/2013||VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5 un||P|
|10/26/2013||at BOSTON||4-3||W||0, +185||W||5 un||O|
|10/29/2013||TAMPA BAY||2-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/2/2013||PHILADELPHIA||0-1||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|11/3/2013||at MINNESOTA||0-4||L||0, +175||L||5 un||U|
|11/7/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||3-0||W||0, +110||W||5 un||U|
|11/8/2013||at TORONTO||1-2||L||0, +165||L||5 ov||U|
|11/12/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|11/15/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/20/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|11/21/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|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."
|NEW JERSEY: NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - While other teams made the most of the lockout-shortened season, the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs a year after making the Stanley Cup finals.
There were injuries. There were slumps. It was not pretty.
But it was also only one part of the story. Then came the offseason.
Forward Ilya Kovalchuk stunned the team in July, by walking away from $77 million left on his 15-year contract to play in Russia. Technically, the 30-year-old retired. Realistically, he left the Devils without a star player. Forward David Clarkson left via free agency, as well, and so when New Jersey opens Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh, you will see some new faces in new places.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NASHVILLE-NEW JERSEY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Predators-Devils Preview* ==========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Nashville (8-6-2) at New Jersey (4-7-5), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The New Jersey Devils aren't finding any level of comfort in the offensive zone, but the Nashville Predators' recent stretch of defensive struggles might provide some optimism.
The Devils have scored six goals in five games, and Sunday night they'll host a Predators team that has allowed 22 over the same span.
Although New Jersey (4-7-5) has struggled offensively lately, it has still managed a 2-2-1 record in the last five games behind a defense that has allowed a goal or less in four of those contests.
A late power-play goal from Michael Ryder and Cory Schneider's 27 saves allowed the Devils to come away with a point in a 2-1 shootout loss Friday at Toronto.
They registered 35 shots for their second-highest total of the season, but still rank second-to-last in shots with 412 through 16 games. New Jersey is 28th in the league with 1.88 goals per game.
"I'm disappointed we didn't capitalize on our chances," coach Peter DeBoer said. "We got a bounce there at the end to get a point. We had enough chances to win the game. We didn't finish enough."
Ryder's goal ensured the Devils wouldn't be shut out for the fifth time this season, but they continued to struggle mightily in shootouts. New Jersey has lost all four shootouts, and hasn't even scored a goal in 14 chances. Every other team with double-digit attempts has converted at least two.
The Predators (8-6-2) continued a seven-game road trip with a 5-0 loss to Winnipeg on Friday, dropping to 2-2-1 in their last five despite a season-high 41 shots.
They allowed four first-period goals, as Carter Hutton surrendered three on eight shots before being replaced by Marek Mazanec, who stopped 22 of 24 shots in his NHL debut.
"We were light, we were on the wrong side of the puck, puck-watching, and they lit us up," coach Barry Trotz told the team's official website. "We lost the game in the first eight minutes. That's absolutely unacceptable for me and this group."
No. 1 goaltender Pekka Rinne last played Oct. 22. They've allowed 4.00 goals per game since he went on injured reserve with what's being reported as an E. coli infection in his hip. He's expected to miss at least six weeks.
Mazanec was the fourth goalie used by Nashville this season.
"He's a battler," Trotz said. "He's a young man who has a lot of talent. Still has to learn to play goal. It was a good night for him to go in for us."
Hutton has started six straight and allowed four goals or more three times during that span while being pulled twice.
Prior to the shutout, the Predators had scored 14 goals in their last three games. David Legwand led the way with seven points in that span.
The Predators are 5-2-1 all-time at New Jersey, winning the last meeting there in 2010.
The teams last met in Nashville on Oct. 15, 2011, with the Devils winning 3-2 in a shootout.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 10:16:57 PM EST|