|3||FLORIDA||+175||Ov 5,-130||+185||Ov 5,-125|
|4||NY RANGERS||-210||Un 5,+110||-225||Un 5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-7-0||-5.7||1-7||-5.7||4-3||1.9||27.9||4.0||29.2|
|Last 5 Games||0-5-0||-5.3||0-5||-5.3||1-3||1.6||27.8||3.6||27.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||17||34||7||8||18||1||2||477||7.1%||59||5||8.5%||53|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8||15||2||5||8||0||1||223||6.7%||37||2||5.4%||25|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||2||1||5||0||0||139||5.8%||18||1||5.6%||13|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||60||17||24||15||4||4||501||12.0%||51||11||21.6%||100|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||32||9||11||11||1||1||234||13.7%||26||5||19.2%||52|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||5||8||3||2||1||135||13.3%||14||3||21.4%||29|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (All Games)||3||2||57||50||87.7%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-1|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Road Games)||3||2||57||50||87.7%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-1|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Last 4 Games)||3||2||57||50||87.7%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-1|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (All Games)||11||8||253||222||87.7%||0||1-7||-6.4||1-7-0||-6||5-3|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Road Games)||4||2||85||73||85.9%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Last 4 Games)||4||4||98||85||86.7%||0||0-4||-4.8||0-4-0||-4||2-2|
|TIM THOMAS (All Games)||7||7||190||172||90.5%||0||2-5||-2.5||2-5-0||-3||2-4|
|TIM THOMAS (Road Games)||4||4||92||80||87.0%||0||1-3||-1.7||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|TIM THOMAS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||130||121||93.1%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-2-0||+0.7||3-2||+0.7||2-3||2.6||33.8||1.2||27.6|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.2||4-1||+3.2||3-2||3.4||35.2||1.2||29.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||16||35||10||14||10||1||1||491||7.1%||53||10||18.9%||62|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5||13||4||6||3||0||0||169||7.7%||19||2||10.5%||24|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||5||8||4||0||1||176||9.7%||17||3||17.6%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||43||14||21||8||0||0||477||9.0%||59||10||16.9%||74|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||6||2||3||1||0||0||138||4.3%||18||3||16.7%||11|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||6||3||3||0||0||0||145||4.1%||14||2||14.3%||11|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||12||10||320||294||91.9%||3||5-5||+0.2||5-5-0||0||3-6|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||5||5||138||132||95.7%||1||3-2||+0.7||3-2-0||+1||2-3|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||107||96.4%||1||3-1||+1.9||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|CAMERON TALBOT (All Games)||4||4||119||111||93.3%||0||3-1||+3.4||3-1-0||+3||1-1|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||111||93.3%||0||3-1||+3.4||3-1-0||+3||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: FLORIDA 3.31, NY RANGERS 3.22|
|10/15/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-4||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||O|
|10/17/2013||BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||P|
|10/19/2013||MINNESOTA||2-1||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||U|
|10/22/2013||CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/25/2013||BUFFALO||1-3||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||U|
|10/27/2013||TAMPA BAY||3-4||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/1/2013||ST LOUIS||0-4||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/2/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/5/2013||EDMONTON||3-4||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/7/2013||at BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +220||L||5 ov||P|
|11/9/2013||at OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, +165||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/10/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|11/15/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|11/16/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|11/19/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|11/21/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|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|
|11/2/2013||CAROLINA||5-1||W||0, -185||W||5 ov||O|
|11/4/2013||ANAHEIM||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||U|
|11/6/2013||PITTSBURGH||5-1||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||O|
|11/7/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-2||W||0, +130||W||5 ev||O|
|11/12/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|11/16/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|11/17/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/21/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|FLORIDA: SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - When the lockout ended and last season started for the Florida Panthers, there was so much promise.
A banner commemorating the team's division title was unfurled on opening night, the franchise's star-in-waiting scored on his first NHL shot and everything looked bright.
That good feeling disappeared in a hurry. The Panthers went from celebrating to collapsing without warning, and wound up finishing the season having given up more goals than any other team while being tied for last in goal-scoring - and posting the worst record in the NHL.
``It wasn't pleasant,'' Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski said.
One disaster after another - injuries and scoring droughts, mostly - plagued Florida last season, and the Panthers haven't forgotten. When camp opened earlier this month, the Panthers talked of both a need to move ahead but the necessity to remember how painful it was to be out of the playoff chase so early last season.
``I think we all pretty well know that we don't want to have another disaster like last year,'' Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. ``Guys are professional. They should be able to figure it out and if they don't figure it out, I'll figure it out for them.''
Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said his team cannot ignore the memory of last season's freefall. Not counting goals awarded in shootouts, Florida skaters scored 109 times last year, tied with Nashville for the worst total in the league.
``We had to acknowledge what happened as a group. We had to understand that there was ownership by all of us, from the GM to the coaching to the players and I think we all did that,'' Dineen said. ``I think the commitment was made to be better. There's been some hard decisions made this summer ... but we need to put a team and a style of that gives us the best chance to win.''
Changes were made, such as letting longtime Florida forward Stephen Weiss leave through free agency, and bringing Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Tim Thomas into the organization as a veteran influence. Thomas and Jacob Markstrom figure to get the bulk of the work in net early.
|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 (FLORIDA-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Panthers-Rangers Preview* ==========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Florida (3-9-4) at New York (8-8-0), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The New York Rangers are rolling after a rocky start and insist they're not overlooking a Florida Panthers squad reeling from eight straight losses.
The Rangers will try to continue their impressive turnaround when they host the Panthers on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.
New York (8-8-0) opened the season with six losses in its first eight games, surrendering an average of 3.9 goals, but has bounced back by winning six of eight while yielding 1.5 goals per game.
The Rangers evened their record with Thursday's 4-2 win at Columbus, one day after routing Metropolitan Division-leading Pittsburgh 5-1.
"We want to play better than we have," said left wing Carl Hagelin, who scored twice against the Blue Jackets and has four goals and two assists in the past four games. "We know we should be .500 at least. It's good to be there; now we've just got to start climbing."
A favorable two-game stretch should help. The Rangers' next two opponents - they host New Jersey on Tuesday - are a combined 7-17-9 heading into Sunday. The Panthers (3-10-4) are also in transition after coach Kevin Dineen was fired Friday morning.
Still, New York isn't taking any opponent for granted, despite the Panthers and Devils being among the worst scoring teams in the NHL. The only team trailing Florida in the standings is league-worst Buffalo (7).
"There's no easy games," goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said. "Every night you play, it doesn't matter if you play a top team or a team that's struggling, they're always going to come out hard and if you give them something to fight for, they're going to try to get it.
"Especially when you play a team struggling. If they get a sniff, if they get a couple good bounces and start feeling good about themselves, it's going to be a tough night."
Lundqvist will likely be back in net after Cam Talbot made 32 saves against Columbus. Lundqvist has won three of his last four starts - all of them coming at MSG - with a 1.01 goals-against average and one shutout.
He owns a 1.70 GAA and four shutouts while going 8-6-0 in 14 career meetings with Florida at home, winning three of the last four while stopping 97 of 101 shots.
Captain Ryan Callahan has two goals and two assists in three games since missing seven because of a broken thumb. The right wing is averaging a point over his last six home meetings with the Panthers.
Florida enters Sunday's contest on its longest slide since dropping 10 straight from March 19-April 8, 2011. The Panthers got closer to matching that dubious mark with Saturday's 3-2 loss at Ottawa in interim coach Peter Horachek's debut behind the bench.
"What you hopefully are going to create is an attitude about work," Horachek said. "When there are changes, people hesitate.
"You know, they're not playing the way they need to, just reacting instead of thinking, and so you add a little bit each time and hopefully you're going to continue that and get them to a place where the work is fun and the work is solid and consistent."
The only consistency has been negative for the Panthers, who own the worst power play in the NHL at an 8.5-percent success rate. They've gone 1 for 25 with the advantage during the losing streak, scoring only 14 goals.
Tomas Fleischmann leads Florida with 11 points, but he's come up empty and was a minus-5 over the last two games. He had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 home win over the Rangers on April 23, but doesn't have a point on his last five visits to the Garden.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 11:57:48 PM EST|