|67||TAMPA BAY||+160||Ov 5.5,-105||+175||Ov 5.5,-105|
|68||SAN JOSE||-180||Un 5.5,-115||-210||Un 5.5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-5-0||+2.3||6-5||+2.3||3-8||2.3||28.9||2.6||28.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.4||2-3||-0.4||3-2||2.4||28.8||3.2||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||66||17||20||23||6||5||577||11.4%||77||15||19.5%||109|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11||25||4||9||7||5||3||318||7.9%||36||5||13.9%||40|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||5||3||1||1||144||8.3%||16||3||18.7%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||55||10||26||19||0||2||601||9.2%||76||12||15.8%||84|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||29||7||14||8||0||2||315||9.2%||38||6||15.8%||40|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||4||8||4||0||2||141||11.3%||15||3||20.0%||27|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||17||16||471||434||92.1%||0||13-3||+11.4||13-3-0||+12||6-8|
|BEN BISHOP (Road Games)||8||7||216||199||92.1%||0||5-2||+4.3||5-2-0||+5||1-6|
|BEN BISHOP(vs. Non-Conference)||9||8||279||257||92.1%||0||7-1||+7||7-1-0||+7||5-2|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||99||89||89.9%||0||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||3-1|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (All Games)||6||5||128||112||87.5%||1||1-4||-3||1-4-0||-3||3-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Road Games)||4||4||97||87||89.7%||1||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|ANDERS LINDBACK(vs. Non-Conference)||1||1||15||13||86.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|ANDERS LINDBACK (Last 4 Games)||4||2||77||69||89.6%||1||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-3-0||-2.8||5-3||-2.8||4-3||4.2||43.0||2.6||25.9|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.3||3-2||+0.3||2-3||2.6||32.0||2.8||30.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||72||28||20||21||3||4||759||9.5%||92||19||20.7%||128|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8||34||11||11||12||0||2||344||9.9%||42||9||21.4%||62|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||6||3||2||2||0||160||8.1%||20||5||25.0%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||50||12||18||15||5||4||569||8.8%||60||10||16.7%||82|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||21||8||6||5||2||2||207||10.1%||29||5||17.2%||34|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||1||6||6||1||1||152||9.2%||10||3||30.0%||21|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||18||18||464||423||91.2%||0||10-8||-4.6||10-8-0||-5||9-8|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Home Games)||8||8||186||167||89.8%||0||5-3||-2.8||5-3-0||-3||4-3|
|ANTTI NIEMI(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||142||132||93.0%||0||4-2||-1.4||4-2-0||-1||2-4|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||107||88.4%||0||1-3||-3.3||1-3-0||-4||3-1|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||4||3||105||100||95.2%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|ALEX STALOCK (Home Games)||1||0||21||21||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK(vs. Non-Conference)||1||1||40||38||95.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||105||100||95.2%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TAMPA BAY 3.3, SAN JOSE 3.1|
|10/26/2013||BUFFALO||3-2||W||0, -230||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/27/2013||at FLORIDA||4-3||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ov||O|
|10/29/2013||at NEW JERSEY||1-2||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/1/2013||at CAROLINA||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/2/2013||ST LOUIS||4-2||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/7/2013||EDMONTON||4-2||W||0, -200||W||6 un||P|
|11/9/2013||at DETROIT||3-2||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/11/2013||at BOSTON||0-3||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||U|
|11/12/2013||at MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/14/2013||ANAHEIM||5-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/16/2013||at PHOENIX||3-6||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/19/2013||at LOS ANGELES||2-5||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||O|
|11/21/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|11/22/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|11/25/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|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||2-1||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||U|
|11/15/2013||at EDMONTON||3-1||W||0, -175||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/17/2013||at CHICAGO||1-5||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/21/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
|11/23/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|11/27/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/29/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|TAMPA BAY: Since getting off to a flying start in 2011-12, the Steve Yzerman era in Tampa Bay has stalled considerably.|
Heading into his fourth season as the club's general manager, the former Detroit Red Wings great is aiming to reverse the trend that has seen the Lightning miss out on the playoffs in each of the past two springs after making it to the Eastern Conference finals in 2010.
The Lightning are an exciting team to watch, but the club's high-powered offensive attack may need to dial it back a little in 2013-14 in order to comply with Cooper's new system. That doesn't mean he'll put a leash on Stamkos or St. Louis, but the rest of the forwards will be asked to chip in more at the back end. The slightest improvement on defense and in goal could be the difference in making the playoffs this season. Then again, treading water will likely mean a third straight season out of the postseason.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (TAMPA BAY-SAN JOSE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Lightning-Sharks Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Tampa Bay (14-7-0) at San Jose (13-3-5), 10:30 p.m. EDT
After playing well defensively over a recent three-week stretch, the Tampa Bay Lightning have had a difficult time continuing that since the start of a road swing.
They're hoping that changes against a San Jose Sharks team that has struggled offensively.
Hoping to avoid their first three-game skid, the Lightning look to tighten up defensively Thursday night and record their first victory in San Jose since 2003.
Tampa Bay (14-7-0) had allowed 1.8 goals per game - well below its 2.6 season average - over a 10-game span before giving up 11 in consecutive losses to open this four-game West Coast swing.
Ben Bishop, the NHL's co-leader with 13 wins, is likely to get a chance to rebound from a rough start to the trip. He was pulled in the second period after surrendering three goals on 14 shots in Saturday's 6-3 loss at Phoenix and allowed five on 31 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss at Los Angeles.
"This hasn't happened in back-to-back games for us this year," coach Jon Cooper said. "This was the first time we've been on the wrong end of the score twice in a row. Coming out west is a tough trip."
While the Sharks (13-3-5) are coming off their own 3-1-1 road trip, they haven't exactly been lighting things up offensively. Joe Pavelski accounted for the lone tally as San Jose was limited to 24 shots in a 5-1 loss at Chicago on Sunday.
"We lacked a lot of energy that was needed to play in this game," coach Todd McLellan said. "When you don't have energy, you better be sharp mentally and we may have been poorer in that area.
After averaging 4.9 goals during their 7-0-1 start, the Sharks have scored 2.5 per game while going 6-3-4 in their last 13. Since averaging 5.2 goals over five straight home wins, they've totaled eight during an 0-1-2 stretch in San Jose.
Joe Thornton, tied with Pavelski for the team lead with 22 points, could provide a spark considering he has three goals and eight assists in a seven-game point streak versus Tampa Bay.
Fellow center Logan Couture has four goals in three career meetings, while Patrick Marleau has three and five assists in his last five games against the Lightning.
San Jose's Antti Niemi will have to regroup following one of his worst performances, allowing a season-high five goals on 27 shots in Sunday's loss. He's given up eight goals while dropping his last two home starts and surrendered six on 25 shots in a 6-5 overtime loss in his most recent meeting with the Lightning on Feb. 16, 2012.
Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis each scored a pair in that contest, though Stamkos - the team's leading scorer with 14 goals - is out indefinitely after suffering a broken leg Nov. 11 in Boston.
St. Louis had an assist in his 1,000th NHL game Tuesday and has four goals in his last three against the Sharks.
Valtteri Filppula's power-play tally Tuesday snapped a streak of nine straight road games without a goal. Only two of his nine goals have come on the road.
The Lightning have been outscored 22-6 during a four-game losing streak in San Jose since their last win there March 24, 2003.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 11:57:35 PM EST|