|61||PHOENIX||+115||Ov 5.5,+110||+110||Ov 5.5,+120|
|62||MONTREAL||-135||Un 5.5,-130||-130||Un 5.5,-140|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8-9-0||+0.6||8-9||+0.6||8-9||2.8||29.8||3.2||35.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.8||2-3||-1.8||1-4||2.6||33.8||2.8||27.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||32||104||20||44||35||5||9||1022||10.2%||109||23||21.1%||176|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||17||48||12||21||13||2||3||507||9.5%||54||9||16.7%||87|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||3||7||3||0||0||169||7.7%||15||2||13.3%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||100||31||39||25||5||8||1068||9.4%||115||25||21.7%||158|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||55||20||19||13||3||6||598||9.2%||63||13||20.6%||84|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||2||8||3||1||1||137||10.2%||14||2||14.3%||24|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||8||6||188||174||92.6%||0||4-2||+2.1||4-2-0||+2||2-4|
|THOMAS GREISS (Road Games)||6||5||144||134||93.1%||0||3-2||+1.1||3-2-0||+1||1-4|
|THOMAS GREISS(vs. Non-Conference)||2||1||45||43||95.6%||0||1-0||+1.3||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||81||75||92.6%||0||2-1||+0.8||2-1-0||+1||0-3|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||27||26||874||796||91.1%||0||14-12||+1.4||14-12-0||+2||17-8|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||13||12||450||411||91.3%||0||5-7||-0.5||5-7-0||0||7-5|
|MIKE SMITH(vs. Non-Conference)||10||10||291||263||90.4%||0||7-3||+3.5||7-3-0||+3||8-1|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||111||91.7%||0||2-2||-0.6||2-2-0||-1||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11-9-0||-1.9||11-9||-1.9||7-9||2.5||27.8||2.2||31.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.4||2-3||-2.4||1-3||1.2||22.8||2.4||25.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||35||88||24||31||30||3||5||1018||8.6%||121||26||21.5%||144|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||20||51||12||23||16||0||1||556||9.2%||71||13||18.3%||86|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||6||0||3||2||1||0||114||5.3%||12||1||8.3%||9|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||75||16||29||27||3||5||1054||7.1%||113||15||13.3%||121|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||45||8||19||16||2||2||633||7.1%||68||12||17.6%||75|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||8||1||0||0||128||9.4%||11||1||9.1%||23|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||9||8||236||219||92.8%||0||5-3||+1.3||5-3-0||+1||1-7|
|PETER BUDAJ (Home Games)||2||1||39||35||89.7%||0||0-1||-1.7||0-1-0||-2||0-1|
|PETER BUDAJ(vs. Non-Conference)||3||2||72||66||91.7%||0||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)||4||3||99||90||90.9%||0||1-2||-1.8||1-2-0||-2||1-2|
|CAREY PRICE (All Games)||27||27||816||763||93.5%||0||15-12||-1.2||15-12-0||0||8-15|
|CAREY PRICE (Home Games)||19||19||594||555||93.4%||0||11-8||-0.2||11-8-0||0||7-8|
|CAREY PRICE(vs. Non-Conference)||12||12||366||340||92.9%||0||5-7||-4.1||5-7-0||-4||4-7|
|CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||89||81||91.0%||0||2-2||-0.7||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHOENIX 3.19, MONTREAL 2.99|
|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|
|11/30/2013||CHICAGO||2-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|12/3/2013||at EDMONTON||6-2||W||0, -135||W||5.5 ov||O|
|12/4/2013||at CALGARY||1-4||L||0, -140||L||5.5 ov||U|
|12/6/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/10/2013||at COLORADO||3-1||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/12/2013||NY ISLANDERS||6-3||W||0, -175||W||5.5 ov||O|
|12/14/2013||CAROLINA||1-3||L||0, -160||L||5.5 ev||U|
|12/17/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|12/19/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|12/21/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|12/23/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|12/27/2013||SAN JOSE|| |
|12/28/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|11/22/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/23/2013||PITTSBURGH||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|11/27/2013||at BUFFALO||3-1||W||0, -170||W||5 ov||U|
|11/29/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/30/2013||TORONTO||4-2||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||O|
|12/2/2013||NEW JERSEY||3-2||W||0, -180||W||5 un||P|
|12/4/2013||at NEW JERSEY||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 un||O|
|12/5/2013||BOSTON||2-1||W||0, +105||W||5 un||U|
|12/7/2013||BUFFALO||3-2||W||0, -255||W||5 ov||P|
|12/10/2013||LOS ANGELES||0-6||L||0, -125||L||5 un||O|
|12/12/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||1-2||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||U|
|12/14/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||1-0||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/15/2013||FLORIDA||1-2||L||0, -170||L||5 ov||U|
|12/19/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|12/21/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|12/28/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|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.
|MONTREAL: MONTREAL (AP) - As Montreal embarks on a season laced with expectations, most around the NHL are confused by just what this bunch is.
Are the Canadiens the team that won 13 of their first 20 games on their way to the franchise's 22nd division title last season, and first since 2007-08? Or are they the team that lost six of their last 10 regular-season games and were eliminated from the playoffs in five games by the Ottawa Senators?
The talent is certainly still in place, but the trek will be tough. Montreal, in the reconfigured NHL, is in the difficult Atlantic Division with the likes of Boston, Ottawa, Toronto and Detroit. All of those teams made the playoffs last season, and the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.
Montreal opens vs. Toronto on Oct. 1.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHOENIX-MONTREAL) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Coyotes-Canadiens Preview* ===========================
By JOHN KOSIK STATS Editor
Phoenix (18-9-5) at Montreal (20-12-3), 7:30 p.m. EDT
Mired in something of a mini-slump, the Montreal Canadiens could use a game against a franchise they have thoroughly dominated for more than 20 years.
The weary Canadiens, losers of three of four, will look to extend their winning streak against Phoenix to nine games when they host the Coyotes on Tuesday night.
Montreal has lost twice in 18 matchups with the Coyotes since they relocated from Winnipeg prior to the 1996-97 season. The Canadiens have 12 wins and four ties against Phoenix in that span.
The Canadiens (20-12-3) allowed 19 total goals during a 9-0-1 stretch Nov. 19-Dec. 7 that featured solid victories over Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Boston and two against Washington.
Montreal, however, has fallen off that pace with three losses in the past week, likely due in part to playing 11 games in 19 days.
"We've played a lot of hockey in less than three weeks," coach Michel Therrien said. "This team is drained. They're empty. The lemon is squeezed of all its juice."
That seems apparent with the Canadiens managing three goals in their last four games. Their lone victory during that stretch was 1-0 in overtime against the lowly New York Islanders. They've gone 1 for 19 on the power play over the previous seven.
"When, physically, you're tired, the execution is not quite there, and you make bad decisions," Therrien said after Sunday's 2-1 home loss to Florida. "They go hand in hand."
Despite their fatigue, the Canadiens had their chances against the Panthers. They pulled within one in the third period on Alex Galchenyuk's power-play goal before failing to convert on two Florida penalties - including 35 seconds with a 5-on-3.
"We had an opportunity to win the game, and we wanted to win the game," defenseman P.K. Subban said. "We have to capitalize on our opportunities."
The good news for Montreal is that it does not play another back-to-back set before getting a chance to recharge during a week-long holiday break from Dec. 21-28.
The Coyotes (18-9-5) are heading north to play the first three on a four-game trip through eastern Canada. Phoenix also visits Toronto and Ottawa before the swing ends in Buffalo.
Phoenix lost for the third time in its last five Saturday, 3-1 to Carolina. The Coyotes had earned points in three straight games.
The team has managed to produce lately without several key players. Captain Shane Doan has missed four straight with an unknown illness, defenseman Derek Morris has also missed four in a row and left wing Lauri Korpikoski has been out for the last 11.
Doan told the team's official website that he has responded to medicine and is feeling better, but his status for the road trip remains uncertain.
"We'll have to wait and see how I'm feeling after a couple days," Doan said Saturday. "I'm starting to come around and now I'm comfortable and able to get out and do things."
The Coyotes earned both of their wins against Montreal since relocation within the first five meetings. They haven't beaten the Canadiens since a 4-2 home victory Dec. 9, 1998. The other win came in their first game in Montreal as the Coyotes on Oct. 28, 1996.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 6:43:45 AM EST|