|63||COLORADO||+110||Ov 5.5,-105||+120||Ov 5.5,-115|
|64||PHOENIX||-130||Un 5.5,-115||-140||Un 5.5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-2-0||+4.8||6-2||+4.8||3-4||2.6||27.2||1.9||32.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.6||2-3||-2.6||2-3||2.8||30.2||3.0||32.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||64||20||23||20||1||4||601||10.6%||59||11||18.6%||107|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8||21||7||7||6||1||1||218||9.6%||26||5||19.2%||37|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||5||4||5||0||0||151||9.3%||11||2||18.2%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||42||9||18||15||0||1||639||6.6%||63||10||15.9%||79|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||15||2||7||6||0||0||258||5.8%||24||3||12.5%||29|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||3||8||4||0||0||161||9.3%||15||4||26.7%||29|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (All Games)||6||6||188||178||94.7%||0||5-1||+5.1||5-1-0||+5||3-3|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Road Games)||4||4||126||119||94.4%||0||3-1||+3.1||3-1-0||+3||2-2|
|JEAN-SEBASTIEN GIGUERE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||111||93.3%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)||15||14||450||419||93.1%||0||10-4||+3.4||10-4-0||+3||6-7|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Road Games)||5||4||132||124||93.9%||0||3-1||+1.7||3-1-0||+2||1-2|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)||4||3||104||95||91.3%||0||1-2||-2.6||1-2-0||-3||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9-1-0||+7.6||9-1||+7.6||7-2||4.2||31.8||2.6||32.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.6||3-2||+1.6||4-1||3.8||28.0||3.6||36.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||73||15||28||25||5||8||641||11.4%||76||17||22.4%||120|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10||42||6||15||18||3||6||318||13.2%||37||11||29.7%||65|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||19||8||5||4||2||2||140||13.6%||17||6||35.3%||34|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||66||21||25||17||3||5||747||8.8%||79||17||21.5%||101|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||26||6||12||7||1||0||320||8.1%||31||7||22.6%||42|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||4||8||5||1||2||182||9.9%||17||5||29.4%||32|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||4||3||107||99||92.5%||0||2-1||+1.3||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Home Games)||1||1||40||36||90.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||107||99||92.5%||0||2-1||+1.3||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||19||18||637||584||91.7%||0||12-6||+7.2||12-6-0||+8||11-6|
|MIKE SMITH (Home Games)||9||9||280||258||92.1%||0||8-1||+6.6||8-1-0||+7||6-2|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||153||141||92.2%||0||3-1||+2.6||3-1-0||+3||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: COLORADO 3.09, PHOENIX 3.09|
|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|
|11/6/2013||NASHVILLE||4-6||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||O|
|11/8/2013||CALGARY||4-2||W||0, -230||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/10/2013||WASHINGTON||4-1||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/12/2013||at CAROLINA||1-2||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|11/14/2013||at ST LOUIS||3-7||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||O|
|11/16/2013||FLORIDA||1-4||L||0, -220||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/19/2013||CHICAGO||5-1||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/21/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|11/23/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/27/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|11/29/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|10/26/2013||EDMONTON||5-4||W||0, -180||W||5.5 ev||O|
|10/29/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|10/31/2013||NASHVILLE||5-4||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/2/2013||at SAN JOSE||3-2||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/5/2013||VANCOUVER||3-2||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/6/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-5||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/9/2013||WASHINGTON||4-3||W||0, -145||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/12/2013||at ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/14/2013||at CHICAGO||4-5||L||0, +165||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/16/2013||TAMPA BAY||6-3||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/25/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|11/27/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|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.
|PHOENIX: GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Phoenix Coyotes played the past four seasons with a chip on their shoulders, trying to prove they could win without an owner.
Now that there are owners looking over their shoulders, the Coyotes are facing something new: Expectations.
When IceArizona purchased the Coyotes from the NHL this summer, it put the Coyotes on the same financial and operational ground as the league's 29 other teams.
The group headed by George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc has already made a mark on the team, giving Phoenix the resources to re-sign goalie Mike Smith and lure top-line center Mike Ribeiro in free agency.
The next step for the Coyotes is to take their newfound stability - and wealth - and win more games after missing the playoffs last season.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (COLORADO-PHOENIX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Avalanche-Coyotes Preview* ===========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Colorado (15-5-0) at Phoenix (14-4-3), 9:00 p.m. EDT
The Phoenix Coyotes are one of the best home teams in the NHL.
The Colorado Avalanche are surely aware of that.
The Coyotes look to extend their longest home winning streak in four years Thursday night when they face the Avalanche for the first time this season.
Phoenix (14-4-3) is 9-0-1 at home, winning eight straight there after Saturday's 6-3 victory over Tampa Bay. The Coyotes' best offensive output of the season assured them of their longest winning streak in the desert since a 10-game run Nov. 21-Dec. 29, 2009.
The most surprising aspect of the streak is Phoenix averaging 4.38 goals as it continues to emerge as unexpected offensive force. The team is fourth in the NHL with 3.29 goals per game after ranking 21st at 2.52 last season.
Phoenix has five players with at least six goals, including a team-leading 10 from captain Shane Doan. He was one of six Coyotes to score against the Lightning.
"I still think our team would rather win 3-1 than 6-4, but we'll take any win," center Mike Ribeiro told the team's official website. "It's good to have more than one line that can score, especially nowadays when you need at least three lines, and hope that your fourth line will get you a big goal here and there.
"I think the most important thing is that we know that we can come back in games and play 60 minutes and stay focused throughout."
That's been mostly true against Colorado (15-5-0).
The Coyotes are 9-0-3 in their last 12 home matchups with the Avalanche, but they dropped the most recent 5-4 in a shootout April 26.
Doan failed to get a point in that meeting, but he has 27 over his last 22 with Colorado. That includes five goals and two assists in four games.
The right wing enters this matchup on a scoring tear, compiling nine goals and four assists in 11 games.
Ribeiro has one goal and four assists in three contests after getting one of each against Tampa Bay. He's scored all six of his goals at home this season.
Mike Smith, who had 27 saves Saturday, is likely to be back in net since he's 6-0-2 with a 1.46 goals-against average in eight career home starts against Colorado.
The Avalanche are looking to build on their own impressive offensive display. They scored five goals in a row - three in the first period - and coasted to a 5-1 win over Chicago on Tuesday, snapping a season-high three-game slide.
"You always say 'a win is a win,' and it is. But at the same time our strength is our team morale and confidence," captain Gabriel Landeskog said. "It feels good. It doesn't mean anything unless we go into Phoenix and play well."
Landeskog scored his seventh goal of the season against the Blackhawks, but he doesn't have a point in four career visits to Phoenix. That could change since he's totaled three goals and five assists during a six-game point streak on the road.
The venue hasn't mattered for Paul Stastny, who has seven goals and five assists in 11 games after getting one of each Tuesday.
There's added pressure on those two players to produce with leading scorer Matt Duchene sidelined with an oblique injury.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 10:17:48 PM EST|