|13||CHICAGO||-120||Ov 5.5,-110||-120||Ov 5.5,-135|
|14||PHOENIX||+100||Un 5.5,-110||+100||Un 5.5,+115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10-4-0||+4.6||10-4||+4.6||8-6||3.5||31.6||2.6||28.3|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+5||5-0||+5||2-3||3.6||29.0||1.6||27.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||27||97||22||35||36||4||7||916||10.6%||85||17||20.0%||160|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||14||49||9||18||19||3||5||443||11.1%||37||8||21.6%||79|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||3||4||10||1||2||145||12.4%||13||2||15.4%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||74||19||27||24||4||2||734||10.1%||74||19||25.7%||123|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||37||11||13||12||1||0||396||9.3%||39||8||20.5%||61|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||5||1||0||0||138||5.8%||12||3||25.0%||15|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||24||23||622||568||91.3%||0||17-6||+6.2||17-6-0||+7||12-11|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Road Games)||12||11||325||300||92.3%||0||9-2||+6.2||9-2-0||+6||6-5|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||110||94.8%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||2-2|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||4||2||74||60||81.1%||0||1-1||-0.2||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Road Games)||2||1||33||25||75.8%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||74||60||81.1%||0||1-2||-2||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|ANTTI RAANTA (All Games)||2||2||38||34||89.5%||0||1-1||-0.4||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|ANTTI RAANTA (Road Games)||2||2||38||34||89.5%||0||1-1||-0.4||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|ANTTI RAANTA (Last 4 Games)||2||1||38||34||89.5%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9-3-0||+4.6||9-3||+4.6||9-2||3.9||33.8||2.8||31.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.2||2-3||-2.2||4-1||3.2||35.0||3.2||29.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||25||83||16||33||29||5||9||786||10.6%||86||19||22.1%||140|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12||47||6||17||21||3||6||406||11.6%||44||12||27.3%||75|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||3||7||6||0||2||175||9.1%||13||4||30.8%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||79||25||30||20||4||6||862||9.2%||90||21||23.3%||121|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||34||7||17||8||2||0||377||9.0%||40||11||27.5%||54|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||4||7||4||1||1||145||11.0%||13||4||30.8%||26|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||6||4||140||131||93.6%||0||3-1||+2.3||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|THOMAS GREISS (Home Games)||2||1||44||40||90.9%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||95||88||92.6%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||22||21||718||654||91.1%||0||12-9||+3.1||12-9-0||+4||14-6|
|MIKE SMITH (Home Games)||11||11||333||303||91.0%||0||8-3||+3.6||8-3-0||+4||8-2|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||97||87.4%||0||1-3||-3.2||1-3-0||-3||4-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CHICAGO 2.95, PHOENIX 3.24|
|11/3/2013||CALGARY||2-3||L||0, -250||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/6/2013||WINNIPEG||4-1||W||0, -270||W||5.5 ev||U|
|11/9/2013||at DALLAS||5-2||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/10/2013||EDMONTON||5-4||W||0, -270||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/14/2013||PHOENIX||5-4||W||0, -190||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/16/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-7||L||0, -180||L||5.5 ev||O|
|11/17/2013||SAN JOSE||5-1||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/19/2013||at COLORADO||1-5||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/21/2013||at WINNIPEG||6-3||W||0, -150||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/23/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-1||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/25/2013||at EDMONTON||5-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/27/2013||at CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/29/2013||at DALLAS||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 ev||U|
|11/30/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
|12/5/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|12/10/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|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|
|11/21/2013||COLORADO||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/23/2013||ANAHEIM||2-4||L||0, -160||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/25/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-4||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/27/2013||at MINNESOTA||3-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||U|
|12/3/2013||at EDMONTON|| |
|12/4/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|12/6/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|12/10/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|CHICAGO: CHICAGO (AP) - The last time Chicago won the Stanley Cup, the team was dismantled during the offseason and the title defense ended in the first round of the playoffs.
Not so much this time. When the Blackhawks hit the ice next week for their opener against Washington, it will be a very familiar group.
Jonathan Toews (tayvz) and company are all set to go for their second consecutive NHL. There was no salary-cap purge this summer, leaving the Blackhawks largely intact as they try to become the first team to repeat since Detroit won it all in 1998.
The defending champs open the season at home Oct. 1 against Washington.
|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 (CHICAGO-PHOENIX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blackhawks-Coyotes Preview* ============================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Chicago (19-4-4) at Phoenix (15-6-4), 8:00 p.m. EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks own the best record in the NHL, and an extended road trip hasn't slowed them down at all.
A meeting with one of the best home teams in the league just might.
The Blackhawks look to conclude this seven-game trip with a sixth straight win Saturday night against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Chicago (19-4-4) leads the league with 42 points, three more than San Jose, St. Louis and Anaheim. The Blackhawks are also the highest scoring team with 97 goals.
That impressive offense has been on display recently with Chicago scoring 18 goals during its five-game run since a 5-1 loss at Colorado on Nov. 19.
The Blackhawks worked overtime and then some to extend their streak Friday, beating Dallas 2-1 on Ben Smith's goal in the 11th round of the shootout.
"It was fun," said Smith, who scored on his first career shootout attempt. "A great opportunity. It was awesome. I just knew I was going to try and keep it simple, shoot the puck. I was fortunate that it went in."
Lately, pucks are going in fairly regularly for Patrick Sharp. He's scored half of his 10 goals over the last seven games after his tally midway through the third period Friday forced overtime.
The left wing has three goals and seven assists over his last seven regular-season meetings with the Coyotes, totaling five points in the past two visits to Glendale.
Chicago has won four straight games there, including a pair of overtime victories while being ousted in the opening round of the 2012 playoffs.
The Blackhawks also beat the Coyotes 5-4 in a shootout at home Nov. 14, with Sharp scoring in regulation before missing his attempt in the tiebreaker.
Phoenix, though, is 9-1-2 at home while averaging 3.9 goals. The Coyotes are looking to re-establish that dominance after falling 4-2 to Anaheim last Saturday.
They've since split two on the road, beating Minnesota 3-1 on Wednesday to snap a three-game overall skid.
"We lost our first home game last week and we want to get back on a winning streak at home," coach Dave Tippett told the team's official website. "It will be a very competitive game. We know a lot about their team and I think they know a lot about our team. It will be a fun game."
Tippett is also hoping to see more strong defensive play from the Coyotes, who were giving up an average of 3.5 goals before stifling the Wild.
"We know we have to get back to playing a really tight defending game," Tippett said. "Our offense has been very good, that hasn't been an issue. But we have to defend better and hopefully (Wednesday) was a step in that direction."
Radim Vrbata's 21 points are tied with Martin Hanzal for the team lead, and he has eight of them in six games. The right wing scored twice against Minnesota to snap a six-game goal drought, and he has four goals while assisting on three others in his past seven regular-season meetings with Chicago.
Hanzal has seven points in five games, but has been held without a point over his last two versus the Blackhawks.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 1:18:01 PM EST|