|13||SAN JOSE||-110||Ov 5,-135||-115||Ov 5,-130|
|14||VANCOUVER||-110||Un 5,+115||-105||Un 5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-4-0||+0.3||6-4||+0.3||5-5||3.2||32.4||2.2||26.9|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-8.4||1-4||-8.4||3-2||3.0||38.8||3.8||31.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||18||66||26||18||20||2||4||668||9.9%||80||17||21.2%||116|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10||32||15||7||8||2||2||324||9.9%||38||8||21.1%||54|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||7||3||4||1||0||194||7.7%||21||4||19.0%||30|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||28||13||8||6||1||3||280||10.0%||39||8||20.5%||50|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||43||11||15||12||5||4||476||9.0%||54||8||14.8%||70|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||22||3||9||7||3||2||269||8.2%||25||3||12.0%||36|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||4||7||5||3||3||159||11.9%||14||2||14.3%||27|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||19||6||6||5||2||1||190||10.0%||29||5||17.2%||29|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||16||16||402||367||91.3%||0||9-7||-4.6||9-7-0||-5||8-7|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Road Games)||8||8||216||200||92.6%||0||4-4||-1.8||4-4-0||-2||4-4|
|ANTTI NIEMI (vs. Division)||7||7||156||140||89.7%||0||4-3||-1||4-3-0||-1||3-3|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||125||111||88.8%||0||0-4||-9.4||0-4-0||-10||3-1|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||3||2||74||70||94.6%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|ALEX STALOCK (Road Games)||2||2||53||49||92.5%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|ALEX STALOCK (vs. Division)||2||1||34||32||94.1%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)||3||2||74||70||94.6%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4-3-0||+0.2||4-3||+0.2||1-6||2.7||35.7||2.3||25.7|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.7||2-3||-0.7||2-3||2.4||35.2||2.6||26.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||54||18||20||11||5||2||640||8.4%||62||6||9.7%||93|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7||19||6||8||4||1||1||250||7.6%||30||2||6.7%||31|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||4||7||1||0||0||176||6.8%||19||2||10.5%||22|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||21||8||8||4||1||1||249||8.4%||24||3||12.5%||33|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||54||19||19||14||2||5||552||9.8%||66||7||10.6%||94|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||16||6||6||4||0||1||180||8.9%||21||2||9.5%||28|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||5||6||1||1||2||132||9.8%||15||0||0.0%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||27||9||11||6||1||3||234||11.5%||28||0||0.0%||45|
|EDDIE LACK (All Games)||5||4||124||113||91.1%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||+1||1-2|
|EDDIE LACK (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|EDDIE LACK (vs. Division)||3||2||72||65||90.3%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|EDDIE LACK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||88||81||92.0%||0||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||0||0-2|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||16||16||425||387||91.1%||1||9-7||+1.6||9-7-0||+2||5-8|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Home Games)||7||7||179||164||91.6%||1||4-3||+0.2||4-3-0||+1||1-6|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (vs. Division)||6||6||160||143||89.4%||0||2-4||-1.6||2-4-0||-2||3-2|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||95||87||91.6%||1||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: SAN JOSE 3.2, VANCOUVER 3.16|
|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|
|11/2/2013||PHOENIX||2-3||L||0, -185||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/5/2013||BUFFALO||4-5||L||0, -430||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/7/2013||VANCOUVER||2-4||L||0, -165||L||5 ov||O|
|11/10/2013||at WINNIPEG||4-5||L||0, -160||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/12/2013||at CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/14/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|11/15/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|11/17/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|11/21/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
|11/23/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|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|
|11/2/2013||TORONTO||4-0||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/5/2013||at PHOENIX||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/7/2013||at SAN JOSE||4-2||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||O|
|11/9/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-5||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||O|
|11/10/2013||at ANAHEIM||1-3||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/14/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|11/25/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|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.
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 (SAN JOSE-VANCOUVER) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Sharks-Canucks Preview* ========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
San Jose (11-2-5) at Vancouver (11-7-2), 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Vancouver Canucks are beginning a season-long six-game homestand against a team that has been rather comfortable taking the ice at Rogers Arena this calendar year.
The San Jose Sharks look to make it five straight wins in Vancouver on Thursday night.
San Jose has won all four games in Vancouver in 2013, including two victories as part of a sweep in the Western Conference quarterfinals.
Overall, the Sharks are 9-1-0 against the Canucks (11-7-2) in the 2013 calendar year. The teams have played three times this season with the Sharks (11-2-5) winning the first two before their nine-game win streak in the series was snapped with a 4-2 home loss last Thursday.
Vancouver, though, has been outscored 8-2 in dropping two straight since that victory, including Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Anaheim.
"It's been a struggle the past two games here," said coach John Tortorella, whose team hasn't lost three in a row this season. "We know what they are as players, we know what they are as people, and they are going to be the players we know they are. They are going to bounce out of it."
The Canucks have played three straight games without a point from either Henrik or Daniel Sedin for the first time since January, the second week of the lockout-shortened season.
Henrik had at least a point in 12 straight prior to the last three and had gone just one game without a point. Daniel had at least one in seven straight before the drought.
On a positive note, their penalty kill has remained stellar. They've killed 22 straight and are operating at a league-best 89.4 percent.
Their power play, however, ranks 28th in the league at 9.7 percent.
The Sharks' special teams both rank in the top 10. They've scored on three of their last eight power-play chances, and they've put themselves in just 54 short-handed situations, which is tied for fourth fewest in the league.
After going winless in five straight (0-1-4), the Sharks got back on track Tuesday with a 3-2 win at Calgary.
Brad Stuart's overtime goal ended the skid after the Sharks blew a 2-0 lead entering the third period.
"We've had a lot of close games and just haven't been able to finish it," Stuart said. "Tonight, we let them back in it and we shouldn't have but for us to get the points, it'll be a good positive for us moving forward."
At 6-1-3 on the road, they're one of four teams with just one road loss in regulation.
The Sharks outshot the Flames 35-13 and their 37.1 per game lead the league by a full three shots. Only three teams in NHL history have sustained an average of 37.0 or higher for an entire regular season. The Sharks averaged a franchise-best 34.5 in 2010-11.
Their 3.61 goals per game is also tops in the league while their 2.17 goals against ranks fifth.
Including playoffs, San Jose's Antti Niemi is 9-1-0 with a 1.94 goals-against average against the Canucks since Jan. 27.
Roberto Luongo, meanwhile, is 1-4-0 in his last six games - five starts - against the Sharks.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 11:50:23 AM EST|