|15||PHILADELPHIA||+120||Ov 5,-110||+105||Ov 5,-110|
|16||NASHVILLE||-140||Un 5,-110||-125||Un 5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-7-0||-2.1||4-7||-2.1||3-7||2.1||27.5||2.4||30.6|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.6||3-2||+0.6||2-2||2.8||34.0||2.2||32.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||25||54||19||15||20||0||4||742||7.3%||97||15||15.5%||91|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11||23||8||5||10||0||1||303||7.6%||37||9||24.3%||42|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||1||6||7||0||2||170||8.2%||20||4||20.0%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||61||11||22||26||2||5||766||8.0%||101||18||17.8%||104|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||26||5||8||11||2||3||337||7.7%||47||10||21.3%||45|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||1||5||5||0||1||160||6.9%||20||3||15.0%||19|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||8||8||211||192||91.0%||0||3-5||-1.6||3-5-0||-2||3-4|
|RAY EMERY (Road Games)||5||5||142||130||91.5%||0||2-3||+0.2||2-3-0||0||2-3|
|RAY EMERY(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||112||94.1%||0||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||1-2|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||18||17||551||514||93.3%||0||8-9||-2.2||8-9-0||-1||4-11|
|STEVE MASON (Road Games)||6||6||193||182||94.3%||0||2-4||-2.3||2-4-0||-2||1-4|
|STEVE MASON(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||183||170||92.9%||0||2-4||-2.5||2-4-0||-3||1-3|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||129||121||93.8%||0||3-1||+1.7||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6-5-0||+1||6-5||+1||4-4||2.4||29.3||2.7||30.1|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.9||3-2||+0.9||2-3||2.4||27.2||1.8||27.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||26||60||22||19||18||1||2||732||8.2%||81||17||21.0%||99|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11||26||11||5||9||1||1||322||8.1%||29||7||24.1%||44|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||4||5||3||0||1||136||8.8%||11||3||27.3%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||72||19||29||22||2||5||779||9.2%||85||13||15.3%||130|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||30||3||16||10||1||2||331||9.1%||37||6||16.2%||54|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||1||5||3||0||1||138||6.5%||11||0||0.0%||16|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (All Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (Home Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|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)||10||8||256||228||89.1%||1||4-4||+1.5||4-4-0||+2||4-2|
|CARTER HUTTON (Home Games)||2||1||62||55||88.7%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|CARTER HUTTON(vs. Non-Conference)||2||1||31||26||83.9%||1||0-1||-1.1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||70||58||82.9%||1||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||0||1-1|
|MAREK MAZANEC (All Games)||10||9||287||268||93.4%||0||5-4||+1.9||5-4-0||+2||3-6|
|MAREK MAZANEC (Home Games)||4||4||133||125||94.0%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||+1||2-2|
|MAREK MAZANEC(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||164||153||93.3%||0||3-3||+0.7||3-3-0||0||1-5|
|MAREK MAZANEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||105||94.6%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||9||8||229||210||91.7%||1||4-4||+0.2||4-4-0||0||1-5|
|PEKKA RINNE (Home Games)||5||5||131||119||90.8%||0||3-2||+0.8||3-2-0||+1||1-2|
|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|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHILADELPHIA 2.87, NASHVILLE 3.17|
|11/5/2013||at CAROLINA||1-2||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/7/2013||NEW JERSEY||0-3||L||0, -130||L||5 un||U|
|11/9/2013||EDMONTON||4-2||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/12/2013||at OTTAWA||5-0||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/13/2013||at PITTSBURGH||2-1||W||0, +205||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/15/2013||at WINNIPEG||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5 ov||P|
|11/19/2013||OTTAWA||5-2||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||O|
|11/21/2013||BUFFALO||4-1||W||0, -185||W||5 ov||P|
|11/23/2013||NY ISLANDERS||5-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/25/2013||at FLORIDA||1-3||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||U|
|11/27/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/29/2013||WINNIPEG||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||U|
|11/30/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|12/2/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|12/4/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|12/7/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|12/9/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|12/11/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|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||0-5||L||0, -110||L||5 ev||P|
|11/12/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||1-3||L||0, +100||L||5.5 ev||U|
|11/15/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-4||L||0, +185||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/16/2013||CHICAGO||7-2||W||0, +160||W||5.5 ev||O|
|11/19/2013||at DETROIT||2-0||W||0, +145||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/21/2013||at TORONTO||4-2||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/23/2013||NY RANGERS||0-2||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||U|
|11/25/2013||PHOENIX||4-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/27/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-0||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||U|
|11/28/2013||EDMONTON||0-3||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/7/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|12/10/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|PHILADELPHIA: PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Uncharacteristically out of the playoffs last season, the frustrated Flyers turned their summer into a game of fantasy hockey.
Time will tell if they win that game.
Either way, Philadelphia is different.
In came 33-year-old forward Vinny Lecavalier, given a five-year deal worth $22.5 million to spruce up the offense. In came 35-year-old defenseman Mark Streit, given a $21-million, four-year deal to shore up the defense. And in came 30-year-old goaltender Ray Emery - on a $1.65 million, one-year deal to join the Flyers a second time - to give Steve Mason some competition for the top spot.
Philadelphia even took a retreat to Lake Placid to help team rapport, and mesh the new faces in with the old ones.
This new-look bunch will debut - ready or not - vs. Toronto on Oct. 2.
|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."
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHILADELPHIA-NASHVILLE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flyers-Predators Preview* ==========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Philadelphia (10-12-2) at Nashville (13-11-2), 8:00 p.m. EDT
As the Nashville Predators look to bounce back from their second defeat in two weeks, the status of their injured star defenseman remains uncertain.
With Shea Weber day to day, the Predators will try to get back on track and hand the Philadelphia Flyers a season-high fourth consecutive road loss Saturday night.
After scoring four goals in each of the previous two contests, Nashville (13-11-2) got 33 shots but lost its second in seven games, 3-0 at home against Edmonton on Thursday.
Making matters worse, Weber took a puck to the face late in the second period and did not return. One of the NHL's most complete defensemen, the Predators captain ranks among the league leaders with 26:09 minutes per game. With seven goals, Weber also is the only defenseman to lead his team in that category.
"Obviously, if we lose our captain, it's always hard, and we hope he's OK and hopefully he gets back soon," defenseman Roman Josi said.
The Predators also hope Thursday's result was simply a road block for a team that was also shut out in a 2-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday. They've been held without a goal six times this season and have managed only one in five other games - all losses.
Nashville totaled 13 goals during a three-game winning streak that ended with the loss to the Rangers. The Predators followed that by beating Phoenix and Columbus by a combined 8-2 score before falling to the Oilers.
"We were getting a little bit of a rhythm where we're scoring a lot of goals then we get shut out," defenseman Seth Jones said. "We kind of have to eliminate that from our game. When we're having a good streak we tend to take short cuts here and there and get away from what we do best.
"If we get away from those games like we had (Thursday) we'll be alright."
Forward Nick Spaling scored half of his four goals in the previous two games before facing Edmonton.
Though the Predators allowed more than two goals for the first time in seven games, they've killed all 17 penalties during that span.
Set to open a six-game trip, Philadelphia (11-12-2) is 5 for 14 on the power play in its last four road contests but is in the midst of an 0-2-1 stretch away from home.
Coming off two consecutive road defeats, the Flyers held on for a 2-1 home win over Winnipeg on Friday. Ex-Predator Scott Hartnell and Sean Couturier each had unassisted goals for Philadelphia, which has won a season-high five straight at home.
"It's huge," said Steve Mason, who made 25 saves against the Jets. "Both (previous) games were lackluster, so to come home and get a big win before we go on the road for (12) days is a step in the right direction."
Hartnell, who has recorded five of his eight points this season on the road, has only two assists in five games against the Predators since they traded him to Philadelphia in June 2007.
Nashville lost 4-1 at Philadelphia in the most recent meeting Feb. 2, 2012, but has recorded four goals each during a three-game home winning streak in the series.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 7:33:17 AM EST|