|3||NEW JERSEY||+105||Ov 5,-105||-120||Ov 5,+100|
|4||COLUMBUS||-125||Un 5,-115||+100||Un 5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7-11-0||-1||7-11||-1||6-9||2.2||26.1||2.8||26.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.5||2-3||-0.5||2-2||2.2||24.6||2.6||21.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||31||69||18||17||30||4||2||772||8.9%||95||17||17.9%||113|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||18||40||10||8||19||3||1||470||8.5%||59||13||22.0%||68|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||2||1||6||2||0||123||8.9%||14||2||14.3%||18|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||11||30||6||9||14||1||2||266||11.3%||33||4||12.1%||48|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||77||18||26||27||6||11||754||10.2%||103||14||13.6%||122|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||51||12||17||19||3||6||473||10.8%||61||11||18.0%||87|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||2||4||6||1||1||107||12.1%||17||3||17.6%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||24||6||11||6||1||2||263||9.1%||33||2||6.1%||36|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||17||17||409||370||90.5%||1||8-9||+0.6||8-9-0||+2||7-6|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Road Games)||10||10||259||232||89.6%||0||5-5||+2.4||5-5-0||+3||5-3|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (vs. Division)||7||7||178||164||92.1%||0||4-3||+1.7||4-3-0||+2||3-2|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||84||72||85.7%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-1||2-1|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||14||14||339||312||92.0%||5||4-10||-6||4-10-0||-5||2-10|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Road Games)||8||8||210||192||91.4%||3||2-6||-3.4||2-6-0||-3||1-6|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (vs. Division)||4||4||84||76||90.5%||2||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||84||76||90.5%||1||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7-8-0||-2.9||7-8||-2.9||6-8||2.5||27.9||2.5||29.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||1-4||2.2||27.4||1.4||27.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||30||73||20||22||29||2||5||827||8.8%||98||20||20.4%||121|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15||38||11||11||16||0||4||418||9.1%||48||10||20.8%||64|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||1||6||4||0||0||137||8.0%||12||4||33.3%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||9||21||2||6||12||1||3||272||7.7%||24||4||16.7%||31|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||82||20||31||28||3||6||900||9.1%||99||19||19.2%||143|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||37||8||13||15||1||5||439||8.4%||53||7||13.2%||62|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||2||1||4||0||0||139||5.0%||21||2||9.5%||14|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||26||3||14||8||1||2||272||9.6%||26||7||26.9%||49|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||23||23||646||587||90.9%||0||10-13||-3.7||10-13-0||-4||12-8|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Home Games)||10||10||280||256||91.4%||0||5-5||-1.8||5-5-0||-2||6-3|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (vs. Division)||7||7||200||181||90.5%||0||3-4||-1.4||3-4-0||-2||4-2|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||92||86||93.5%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+3||2-2|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||10||7||249||232||93.2%||1||2-5||-3.1||2-5-0||-3||0-7|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Home Games)||6||5||155||147||94.8%||1||2-3||-1.1||2-3-0||-1||0-5|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (vs. Division)||3||2||70||65||92.9%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-2|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Last 4 Games)||4||3||94||89||94.7%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||0-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NEW JERSEY 3.14, COLUMBUS 3.11|
|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|
|11/30/2013||BUFFALO||1-0||W||0, -195||W||5 un||U|
|12/2/2013||at MONTREAL||2-3||L||0, +160||L||5 un||P|
|12/4/2013||MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, -105||L||5 un||O|
|12/6/2013||DETROIT||1-3||L||0, -125||L||5 un||U|
|12/7/2013||at NY RANGERS||4-3||W||0, +175||W||5 un||O|
|12/10/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|12/13/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|12/14/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
|12/21/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|11/14/2013||at BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||P|
|11/15/2013||MONTREAL||2-3||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/17/2013||at OTTAWA||4-1||W||0, +140||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/19/2013||at EDMONTON||0-7||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/20/2013||at CALGARY||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/22/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-6||L||0, +200||L||5 ov||O|
|11/25/2013||at TORONTO||6-0||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/27/2013||NASHVILLE||0-4||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||U|
|11/29/2013||EDMONTON||4-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/30/2013||at BOSTON||1-3||L||0, +185||L||5 ov||U|
|12/3/2013||TAMPA BAY||1-0||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|12/6/2013||MINNESOTA||4-0||W||0, +100||W||5 un||U|
|12/9/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/10/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|12/12/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|12/14/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|12/19/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The top three topics on sports talk shows in this city are usually Ohio State football, Ohio State football recruiting and Ohio State football's spring practices.
The Columbus Blue Jackets haven't upset that pecking order, although they are elbowing their way into the conversation.
Dead last in the league early in the NHL's shortened last season, the Blue Jackets suddenly found the winning touch. They went 19-5-5 down the stretch, energizing their fan base and shocking a lot of opponents used to walking over the 12-year-old franchise.
With the addition of free agent Nathan Horton to go with Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and a solid if largely unknown roster of proven pros, the Blue Jackets are expecting big things as they prep for a season of promise.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NEW JERSEY-COLUMBUS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Devils-Blue Jackets Preview* =============================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
New Jersey (12-13-6) at Columbus (12-15-3), 7:00 p.m. EDT
A number of significant injuries appear to be taking their toll on the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Perhaps facing the New Jersey Devils - struggling with inconsistent goaltending of late - can help them wake up.
Columbus looks to establish better offensive consistency Tuesday night when it hosts New Jersey.
Already without Marian Gaborik and Nathan Horton, the Blue Jackets (12-15-3) added James Wisniewski to the injury list prior to Monday's 2-1 loss at Pittsburgh. Wisniewski, whose 18 points are second on the team, suffered an upper-body injury in Friday's 4-0 win over Minnesota. He's expected to also miss at least the next three games, coach Todd Richards told the team's website.
Columbus' only score Monday came from Matt Calvert in the final minute of play. The Blue Jackets, who outshot the Penguins 33-30, had gone 6-4-0 in a stretch during which they registered 22 or fewer shots eight times.
"I thought we had some offensive zone time," Richards said. "But that's where we have to be a little bit better - creating once we have the puck. Pucks behind their net and being able to beat a check one-on-one and break down their coverage because you beat somebody."
Curtis McElhinney was again strong filling in for injured reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, stopping 28 shots three nights after shutting out the Wild.
Columbus claimed a 4-1 home victory over New Jersey on Oct. 22, ending a five-game skid in the series, though Wisniewski played a big role with one goal and two assists.
The Devils (12-13-6) come off a 4-3 overtime road win over the Rangers on Saturday, only their third win in nine games. Eric Gelinas scored on the power play 1:15 into the extra period, helping New Jersey bounce back from a woeful 3-1 loss to Detroit on Friday in which the team tied a franchise low at home with 11 shots.
"These are fun games to play," said Martin Brodeur, who made 21 saves. "To come in here, get the puck to the net, score some goals, it feels good."
New Jersey's goaltending duo of Brodeur and Cory Schneider haven't been overly impressive lately, posting an .884 save percentage over the last nine games and allowing three or more goals in six of eight.
Brodeur, who is expected to start, is 4-0-1 in his last five against the Blue Jackets with a 1.36 goals-against average and two shutouts, though he hasn't faced them since Nov. 23, 2011.
McElhinney won his lone start against New Jersey, stopping 33 shots in a 3-1 win with Ottawa on March 17, 2011.
Brandon Dubinsky, who has just one point in his last seven games, has a goal and an assist in each of his last two against the Devils.
New Jersey has five power-play goals on 16 chances over its last six road contests.
The Blue Jackets have won three in a row at home after dropping six of the previous seven there.
|Last Updated: 9/21/2014 3:09:15 PM EST|