|3||PITTSBURGH||-120||Ov 5,-120||+100||Ov 5,-120|
|4||NY RANGERS||+100||Un 5,+100||-120||Un 5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-8-0||-1.1||9-8||-1.1||5-9||2.8||30.2||2.4||25.1|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||0-3||2.8||27.8||1.6||29.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||35||108||31||35||39||3||7||1083||10.0%||117||31||26.5%||188|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||17||48||13||16||18||1||3||513||9.4%||60||16||26.7%||82|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||8||2||4||0||1||139||10.1%||15||4||26.7%||25|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||15||44||13||16||14||1||2||467||9.4%||52||11||21.2%||78|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||75||20||28||26||1||2||940||8.0%||103||13||12.6%||122|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||41||14||11||15||1||2||427||9.6%||59||9||15.3%||64|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||3||3||0||0||148||5.4%||17||1||5.9%||15|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||29||8||12||9||0||1||406||7.1%||43||4||9.3%||48|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)||29||29||747||691||92.5%||1||20-9||+7.4||20-9-0||+9||8-16|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Road Games)||13||13||307||276||89.9%||0||6-7||-2.6||6-7-0||-1||3-7|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (vs. Division)||12||12||326||305||93.6%||1||9-3||+3.7||9-3-0||+5||3-7|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||112||94.1%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||0-2|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (All Games)||7||6||191||174||91.1%||0||4-2||+0.3||4-2-0||0||4-2|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (Road Games)||4||4||118||110||93.2%||0||3-1||+1.4||3-1-0||+1||2-2|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (vs. Division)||3||3||79||72||91.1%||0||2-1||-0.1||2-1-0||0||2-1|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||3||117||110||94.0%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6-10-0||-9.1||6-10||-9.1||8-5||2.4||32.8||2.6||27.9|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-5.9||1-4||-5.9||3-0||2.2||30.0||3.8||26.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||34||76||22||26||26||2||3||1051||7.2%||112||20||17.9%||132|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16||38||11||15||11||1||1||525||7.2%||55||7||12.7%||68|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||3||3||4||1||1||150||7.3%||15||1||6.7%||18|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||11||28||8||10||10||0||1||334||8.4%||36||5||13.9%||50|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||91||25||37||28||1||2||981||9.3%||106||15||14.2%||150|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||41||10||16||14||1||2||446||9.2%||47||7||14.9%||68|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||7||4||7||1||1||134||14.2%||14||2||14.3%||28|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||27||7||13||6||1||0||298||9.1%||36||4||11.1%||40|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||26||23||700||636||90.9%||3||10-13||-6.4||10-13-0||-7||7-9|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||14||13||364||332||91.2%||1||5-8||-6.6||5-8-0||-7||5-5|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||8||7||199||179||89.9%||1||3-4||-2.9||3-4-0||-4||3-2|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||95||82||86.3%||0||1-3||-3.8||1-3-0||-5||2-0|
|CAMERON TALBOT (All Games)||10||9||241||225||93.4%||0||6-3||+3||6-3-0||+2||4-3|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Home Games)||3||3||80||73||91.2%||0||1-2||-2.4||1-2-0||-3||3-0|
|CAMERON TALBOT (vs. Division)||4||4||99||92||92.9%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||-1||2-1|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Last 4 Games)||4||2||83||75||90.4%||0||1-1||-0.8||1-1-0||-1||2-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PITTSBURGH 2.98, NY RANGERS 3.18|
|11/22/2013||NY ISLANDERS||4-3||W||0, -215||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/23/2013||at MONTREAL||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|11/25/2013||at BOSTON||3-4||L||0, -105||L||5 ev||O|
|11/27/2013||TORONTO||6-5||W||0, -210||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/29/2013||at TAMPA BAY||3-0||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/30/2013||at FLORIDA||5-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|12/3/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 ov||U|
|12/5/2013||SAN JOSE||5-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|12/7/2013||at BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||P|
|12/9/2013||COLUMBUS||2-1||W||0, -205||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/13/2013||NEW JERSEY||3-2||W||0, -190||W||5 ev||P|
|12/14/2013||at DETROIT||4-1||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/16/2013||TORONTO||3-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/18/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|12/23/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|12/27/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|12/29/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|11/21/2013||at DALLAS||3-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||P|
|11/23/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-0||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||U|
|11/25/2013||at TAMPA BAY||0-5||L||0, -135||L||5 un||P|
|11/27/2013||at FLORIDA||5-2||W||0, -145||W||5 un||O|
|11/29/2013||at BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +120||L||5 un||P|
|11/30/2013||VANCOUVER||5-2||W||0, +105||W||5 ev||O|
|12/2/2013||WINNIPEG||2-5||L||0, -190||L||5 ev||O|
|12/5/2013||at BUFFALO||3-1||W||0, -165||W||5 un||U|
|12/7/2013||NEW JERSEY||3-4||L||0, -205||L||5 un||O|
|12/8/2013||WASHINGTON||1-4||L||0, -165||L||5 ov||P|
|12/10/2013||NASHVILLE||1-4||L||0, -160||L||5 un||P|
|12/12/2013||COLUMBUS||2-4||L||0, -160||L||5 un||O|
|12/15/2013||CALGARY||4-3||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||O|
|12/20/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|12/27/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|12/29/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|PITTSBURGH: PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't panic when the bitter disappointment of last spring's sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins wore off.
If anything, the Penguins went the other way. While other NHL powers underwent substantial roster overhauls, Pittsburgh did what it could to keep the core of one of the league's most consistent winners in tack.
The Penguins awarded coach Dan Bylsma with a contract extension shortly after getting swept by the Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals. Pittsburgh also reached agreements with former league MVP Evgeni Malkin and Norris Trophy finalist Kris Letang.
Penguins star Sidney Crosby says the Penguins don't need to change their approach to be a threat to win their second Stanley Cup in five years.
Pittsburgh opens the season Oct. 3 against New Jersey.
|NY RANGERS: NEW YORK (AP) - The message from the New York Rangers bench might not be any different than in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.
Whether the softer approach new coach Alain Vigneault offers in comparison to the barking tones of deposed bench boss John Tortorella is what the Rangers need remains to be seen.
Despite getting the club to the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, Tortorella was somewhat surprisingly let go by general manager Glen Sather and replaced by the gentler-on-the-outside Vigneault, who was dismissed as coach of the Canucks after Vancouver was swept in the first round of the playoffs by San Jose.
In an added twist, Tortorella got Vigneault's old job in Vancouver, while Vigneault took over for him in New York.
The Rangers open at Phoenix on Oct. 3.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PITTSBURGH-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Penguins-Rangers Preview* ==========================
By BRETT HUSTON STATS Editor
Pittsburgh (24-10-1) at New York (16-17-1), 8:00 p.m. EDT
The Pittsburgh Penguins' injury list seems to be growing by the game, but thanks to Sidney Crosby and some newfound depth, their winning ways are continuing.
The New York Rangers, meanwhile, are quite relieved their losing streak isn't.
The Penguins try to win a fifth straight game for the second time in three weeks Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, where the Rangers can finally say they've recorded a victory on their team-record homestand.
Pittsburgh's top four defensemen - Kris Letang, Brooks Orpik, Paul Martin and Rob Scuderi - are currently injured, and Deryk Engelland may be facing a suspension after delivering a hit to the head of Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader on Saturday.
Add in long-term injuries to forwards Beau Bennett, Tanner Glass and Andrew Ebbett, the suspension of James Neal - Wednesday is the last of his five games - and a lower-body injury that's kept star Evgeni Malkin out three of the past six contests - and it's clear the Penguins (24-10-1) have had to dig for some depth.
They found some Monday against Toronto, with defenseman Brian Dumoulin assisting on Chris Conner's first period goal in his second NHL game. Rookie Philip Samuelsson - son of Rangers assistant Ulf - made his NHL debut, fellow rookie Olli Maatta was, according to coach Dan Bylsma, "our best defenseman tonight," and veteran Matt Niskanen played 26 minutes for the third time in five games.
Having Crosby healthy doesn't hurt, either. Pittsburgh's captain broke a 1-all tie in the third period of the 3-1 win, the Penguins' ninth in 10 games.
"We keep finding ways," said Crosby, who has six goals and five assists during an 11-game point streak. "A lot has to do with the way the (new guys) are playing."
Pittsburgh has trailed for a total of 3 minutes, 12 seconds in its last six games, a feeling that must be foreign to the Rangers (16-17-1). New York has gone four-plus games - a total of 264 minutes, 2 seconds - without playing with a lead, though it snapped a four-game slide with Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Calgary.
The Rangers are 1-3-1 on their nine-game homestand.
"It's a big win for us," goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said after snapping a personal seven-game home losing streak. "Right now, you have to look at it as taking baby steps in improving and start winning. You can't turn this around right away.
"You start with one period, then two periods, then a game. Then you start feeling good about yourself."
Lundqvist, who will start Wednesday, has felt quite good against the Penguins of late after ending a personal five-game losing streak in the series. He's 2-0-1 with a 0.97 goals-against average in his last three starts versus Pittsburgh, and made 28 stops in New York's 5-1 home win Nov. 6.
Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 11 goals on 64 shots in his last two trips to the Garden, but he's been outstanding overall of late. Fleury has a 1.42 GAA and .952 save percentage in his past seven starts.
Crosby, on the other hand, has endured a bit of a drought against the Rangers. He's failed to record a point in his last two and he's played 11 straight versus New York without scoring a goal despite tallying 11 assists.
The Rangers, who continue to play without captain Ryan Callahan (MCL) and defenseman Marc Staal (concussion), may have a source of offense Wednesday in Derick Brassard. The second-line center has just five goals and is a team-worst minus-10, but he has two goals and three assists in the Penguins' last two visits to MSG.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 2:19:53 AM EST|