|9||BUFFALO||+165||Ov 5,-105||+170||Ov 5,-105|
|10||NEW JERSEY||-190||Un 5,-115||-195||Un 5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-9-0||-2.8||3-9||-2.8||4-7||1.8||26.9||3.1||39.7|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.8||1-4||-2.8||0-2||1.4||26.0||3.2||33.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||27||48||6||22||16||4||5||688||7.0%||79||12||15.2%||81|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12||22||2||7||11||2||3||323||6.8%||37||4||10.8%||36|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||3||3||0||1||0||130||5.4%||15||2||13.3%||12|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||84||33||26||24||1||3||959||8.8%||92||20||21.7%||151|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||37||17||9||11||0||2||476||7.8%||44||11||25.0%||64|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||4||6||6||0||2||166||9.6%||18||5||27.8%||29|
|JHONAS ENROTH (All Games)||8||7||224||203||90.6%||1||1-6||-4.8||1-6-0||-5||2-5|
|JHONAS ENROTH (Road Games)||5||4||141||131||92.9%||1||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|JHONAS ENROTH (Last 4 Games)||4||3||91||79||86.8%||1||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|RYAN MILLER (All Games)||20||20||732||672||91.8%||1||5-15||-6||5-15-0||-6||6-9|
|RYAN MILLER (Road Games)||8||8||333||308||92.5%||1||2-6||-1||2-6-0||-1||3-4|
|RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||133||123||92.5%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4-6-0||-3.1||4-6||-3.1||2-5||2.4||23.3||1.9||21.5|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.9||2-3||-0.9||2-3||2.4||22.6||2.4||25.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||26||58||16||16||24||2||2||649||8.9%||81||15||18.5%||95|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10||24||7||9||8||0||1||233||10.3%||28||3||10.7%||38|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||1||1||9||1||0||113||10.6%||9||2||22.2%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||64||16||22||21||5||10||647||9.9%||86||11||12.8%||101|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||19||5||8||4||2||4||215||8.8%||31||2||6.5%||26|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||4||6||2||0||1||127||9.4%||13||0||0.0%||21|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||15||15||368||335||91.0%||1||7-8||-0.2||7-8-0||+1||6-6|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Home Games)||7||7||150||138||92.0%||1||3-4||-1.8||3-4-0||-2||2-3|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||98||87||88.8%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||11||11||273||252||92.3%||4||3-8||-4.7||3-8-0||-4||1-8|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Home Games)||3||3||63||60||95.2%||1||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||96||95.0%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||+1||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BUFFALO 3.27, NEW JERSEY 3.09|
|11/5/2013||at SAN JOSE||5-4||W||0, +330||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/7/2013||at LOS ANGELES||0-2||L||0, +230||L||5 ov||U|
|11/8/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-6||L||0, +250||L||5 ov||O|
|11/12/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-2||W||0, +165||W||5 un||P|
|11/15/2013||TORONTO||3-1||W||0, +125||W||5 ov||U|
|11/16/2013||at TORONTO||2-4||L||0, +175||L||5 ov||O|
|11/19/2013||ST LOUIS||1-4||L||0, +165||L||5 ov||P|
|11/21/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||1-4||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||P|
|11/24/2013||DETROIT||1-3||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||U|
|11/27/2013||MONTREAL||1-3||L||0, +150||L||5 ov||U|
|11/29/2013||TORONTO||3-2||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||P|
|11/30/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|12/5/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|12/7/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|11/3/2013||at MINNESOTA||0-4||L||0, +175||L||5 un||U|
|11/7/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||3-0||W||0, +110||W||5 un||U|
|11/8/2013||at TORONTO||1-2||L||0, +165||L||5 ov||U|
|11/10/2013||NASHVILLE||5-0||W||0, -110||W||5 ev||P|
|11/12/2013||at NY RANGERS||3-2||W||0, +150||W||5 un||P|
|11/15/2013||LOS ANGELES||0-2||L||0, -120||L||5 un||U|
|11/16/2013||PITTSBURGH||4-1||W||0, +125||W||5 ov||P|
|11/20/2013||at ANAHEIM||4-3||W||0, +135||W||5 ev||O|
|11/21/2013||at LOS ANGELES||2-1||W||0, +160||W||5 un||U|
|11/23/2013||at SAN JOSE||1-2||L||0, +180||L||5 ov||U|
|11/25/2013||WINNIPEG||1-3||L||0, -120||L||5 un||U|
|11/27/2013||CAROLINA||3-4||L||0, -130||L||5 un||O|
|11/29/2013||at CAROLINA||5-2||W||0, -105||W||5 un||O|
|12/2/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|12/7/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|12/10/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|BUFFALO: BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston is tempering his initial expectations after all the changes the team made over the past year.
Rolston is opening his first full season after taking over in February when Lindy Ruff was fired. And he's overseeing a roster that's been transformed following the team's youth movement over the past two seasons.
And more changes could be in store with goalie Ryan Miller and forward Thomas Vanek's futures uncertain beyond this season.
That has led Rolston to caution that he doesn't expect the Sabres to start revealing their true potential until a few months into the season.
Patience remains the watchword in Buffalo, for a franchise that's missed the playoffs in four of the past six seasons.
The Sabres open at Detroit on Oct. 2.
|NEW JERSEY: NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - While other teams made the most of the lockout-shortened season, the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs a year after making the Stanley Cup finals.
There were injuries. There were slumps. It was not pretty.
But it was also only one part of the story. Then came the offseason.
Forward Ilya Kovalchuk stunned the team in July, by walking away from $77 million left on his 15-year contract to play in Russia. Technically, the 30-year-old retired. Realistically, he left the Devils without a star player. Forward David Clarkson left via free agency, as well, and so when New Jersey opens Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh, you will see some new faces in new places.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (BUFFALO-NEW JERSEY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Sabres-Devils Preview* =======================
By JON PALMIERI STATS Editor
Buffalo (5-20-1) at New Jersey (9-11-5), 7:00 p.m. EDT
All it took for the New Jersey Devils to get back in the win column was their biggest period of the season.
A home matchup with the league-worst Buffalo Sabres could help them stay there.
The Devils try to build on a very impressive finish as they meet the Sabres for the first time this season Saturday night.
With five goals scored during a three-game skid and faced with a 2-1 deficit in the third period at Carolina on Friday night, the Devils didn't seem poised for an offensive outburst. But Andrei Loktionov scored the first of four unanswered goals and Jaromir Jagr capped the uprising with the 692nd of his career in a 5-2 victory.
"I didn't see (the big third period) coming," coach Peter DeBoer said. "But I felt good about where our game was and our ability to get a couple of goals in the third period."
Jagr finished with three points and Dainius Zubrus had a goal and an assist as New Jersey (10-11-5) matched its goal total from the previous three games.
The uncharacteristic offensive display benefited Cory Schneider, who needed to make only 16 saves for his second straight win.
Schneider told reporters he was "frustrated" with his lack of playing time after learning Wednesday that Martin Brodeur would make his third consecutive start in the Devils' 4-3 home loss to the Hurricanes.
It's hard to fault Schneider, who has allowed two goals or fewer in seven of his 11 starts while ranking among the league leaders with a 1.88 goals-against average.
DeBoer could come back with Schneider on Saturday or switch to Brodeur, who has posted an .890 save percentage during a personal three-game skid. Brodeur, though, is 10-2-4 with a 1.52 GAA in his last 17 appearances against Buffalo.
Jagr continues to produce for the Devils, tallying six goals and eight points in his last seven games. The 41-year-old, who is two goals away from tying Mark Messier for seventh on the all-time list, leads the team with 22 points - eight more than his closest teammate.
"I don't really chase anything," Jagr said. "I enjoy my teammates and my linemates. I enjoy the game, the way we play. Our line, I like the way our line played. When I'm happy about our game, I know the goals are going to come."
The Sabres also enter this game after snapping a losing streak, beating Toronto 3-2 in overtime Friday to end a five-game skid. Christian Ehrhoff scored 38 seconds into the extra period to help Buffalo (6-20-1) win for the second time in seven tries under interim coach Ted Nolan.
"Ever since Ted (Nolan) got here, the guys are just building on each and every game," said Luke Adam, who scored his first goal since April 5. "We feel a lot more confident as a team, as players, when we come to the rink every morning for practice. That's carrying over and we're playing a lot better."
Three goals represented an offensive explosion for the Sabres, who entered averaging a league-worst 1.62. They scored once in each of the previous four contests.
One problem preventing Buffalo from making much progress is its slow starts. The Sabres have been outscored 33-6 and outshot 351-192 during first periods this season.
Ryan Miller has remained a bright spot for the Sabres and was solid again with 22 saves Friday. He's 6-2-2 with a 1.59 GAA in his last 10 games against the Devils.
New Jersey is 4-0-3 in its last seven meetings versus Buffalo.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 10:49:08 PM EST|