|53||NY RANGERS||+150||Ov 5.5,+110||+135||Ov 5.5,+110|
|54||PITTSBURGH||-170||Un 5.5,-130||-155||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12-9-0||+4.6||12-9||+4.6||6-9||2.2||29.8||2.7||30.0|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||1-3||2.8||35.8||1.8||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||41||96||26||34||32||4||5||1286||7.5%||138||28||20.3%||165|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||21||46||13||14||17||2||3||626||7.3%||66||17||25.8%||77|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||3||5||4||2||2||179||7.8%||15||5||33.3%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||14||36||9||14||13||0||1||430||8.4%||50||9||18.0%||66|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||109||31||41||35||2||4||1180||9.2%||128||19||14.8%||176|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||57||18||23||16||0||0||631||9.0%||69||10||14.5%||93|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||4||2||3||0||0||147||6.1%||16||2||12.5%||15|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||39||10||16||11||2||2||384||10.2%||46||7||15.2%||55|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Road Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|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)||30||28||813||738||90.8%||3||12-16||-8.9||12-16-0||-10||11-10|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Road Games)||14||12||398||362||91.0%||2||7-5||+2.2||7-5-0||+2||3-5|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||10||10||250||223||89.2%||1||3-7||-7.4||3-7-0||-9||6-2|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||102||90.3%||0||2-2||-0.8||2-2-0||-1||3-1|
|CAMERON TALBOT (All Games)||13||11||326||305||93.6%||0||8-3||+5.6||8-3-0||+5||3-5|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Road Games)||8||7||195||183||93.8%||0||5-2||+4.4||5-2-0||+4||1-4|
|CAMERON TALBOT (vs. Division)||5||4||133||123||92.5%||0||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Last 4 Games)||4||3||99||93||93.9%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||17-3-0||+10.8||17-3||+10.8||9-9||3.4||31.4||1.9||28.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.3||3-2||+0.3||3-2||2.8||25.2||3.2||30.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||42||131||35||44||47||5||8||1277||10.3%||141||36||25.5%||228|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||20||69||21||24||22||2||4||629||11.0%||64||16||25.0%||122|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||3||5||5||1||0||126||11.1%||18||3||16.7%||27|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||19||58||14||20||21||3||3||575||10.1%||62||15||24.2%||102|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||96||24||36||35||1||2||1149||8.4%||126||15||11.9%||161|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||39||6||20||13||0||0||569||6.9%||52||4||7.7%||67|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||4||6||6||0||0||151||10.6%||14||1||7.1%||29|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||40||11||16||13||0||1||530||7.5%||55||5||9.1%||69|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)||34||34||902||830||92.0%||2||23-11||+7.7||23-11-0||+10||11-18|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Home Games)||17||17||470||442||94.0%||1||15-2||+10.9||15-2-0||+11||6-9|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (vs. Division)||15||15||422||393||93.1%||1||11-4||+4.4||11-4-0||+6||5-8|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||110||89.4%||1||2-2||-0.7||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (Home 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)||9||8||245||223||91.0%||0||6-2||+2.3||6-2-0||+2||6-2|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (Home Games)||4||3||99||88||88.9%||0||2-1||-0.1||2-1-0||0||3-0|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (vs. Division)||4||4||107||97||90.7%||0||3-1||+0.8||3-1-0||+1||3-1|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||116||94.3%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY RANGERS 3.12, PITTSBURGH 3.08|
|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|
|12/18/2013||PITTSBURGH||3-4||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||O|
|12/20/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-5||L||0, -155||L||5 ov||O|
|12/22/2013||MINNESOTA||4-1||W||0, -115||W||5 un||P|
|12/23/2013||TORONTO||2-1||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/27/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/29/2013||at TAMPA BAY||4-3||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||O|
|12/31/2013||at FLORIDA||2-1||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||U|
|1/3/2014||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|1/4/2014||at TORONTO|| |
|1/8/2014||at CHICAGO|| |
|1/14/2014||TAMPA BAY|| |
|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||4-3||W||0, +110||W||5 ov||O|
|12/19/2013||MINNESOTA||5-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ev||O|
|12/21/2013||CALGARY||4-3||W||0, -215||W||5.5 un||O|
|12/23/2013||at OTTAWA||0-5||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ov||U|
|12/27/2013||at CAROLINA||4-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|12/29/2013||at COLUMBUS||5-3||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|12/31/2013||at NEW JERSEY||1-2||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||U|
|1/3/2014||NY RANGERS|| |
|1/7/2014||at VANCOUVER|| |
|1/10/2014||at EDMONTON|| |
|1/11/2014||at CALGARY|| |
|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.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NY RANGERS-PITTSBURGH) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-Penguins Preview* ==========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
New York (20-19-2) at Pittsburgh (29-12-1), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Pittsburgh Penguins haven't lost a game at home in seven weeks. They've also fared well there against the New York Rangers in recent seasons.
After splitting a four-game trip, the Penguins can extend their winning streak at Consol Energy Center to 11 on Friday night by earning a fifth consecutive home victory over the Rangers.
Two of Pittsburgh's three losses in the last 17 games came while concluding 2013 with four straight road contests. After falling 2-1 at New Jersey on Tuesday, the Penguins (29-12-1) return home where they are 17-3-0 and have recorded 39 goals during their 10-game run.
Pittsburgh can pull within one victory of matching the longest home win streak in franchise history, set Feb. 22-March 30.
The Penguins continue to roll at home despite going 1 for 11 on the power play in the last five there. They were 0 for 8 with the man advantage in the first two games of the trip before converting half of their six chances in a 5-3 win at Columbus on Sunday.
Pittsburgh failed to score on its only power-play chance while matching a season low with 20 shots against the Devils.
"I thought we kept at it, we were able to keep playing," coach Dan Bylsma said. "We kept at it but needed to find more than 20 shots."
The Penguins continue to await the return of star Evgeni Malkin, who has missed eight straight games and 10 of the last 14 with a lower-body injury. Third on the team with 41 points, Malkin is practicing but his return date remains uncertain.
Sidney Crosby has helped fill the void, recording nine goals and 14 assists while registering at least a point in 13 of 14.
Teammate Chris Kunitz has a goal and three assists in the last two games after being held without a point in the first two of the trip.
Crosby had two assists and Kunitz a goal and an assist at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 18, when the Penguins won 4-3 in a shootout to avenge a 5-1 road loss to the Rangers on Nov. 6.
The Penguins own a 12-3 goal advantage during a four-game home winning streak in the series.
Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 14 goals in his last three games at MSG, but has a 0.73 goals-against average during the four-game home streak in the series.
New York has won two straight after opening its five-game trip with a loss. After defenseman Dan Girardi scored the tying goal late in the third period Tuesday, Brad Richards was the only one to score in the shootout of a 2-1 victory over Florida.
"We're one game above .500. We need to get better," coach Alain Vigneault said.
Henrik Lundqvist needed to make only 21 saves after allowing at least three goals in his previous eight starts. Though Lundqvist has dropped three straight at Pittsburgh, he's posted a 1.97 GAA during the skid.
New York's Ryan Callahan, Derek Stepan and Ryan McDonagh were named to the U.S. Olympic team this week. They will be joined by Pittsburgh defensemen Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin.
However, Martin will miss an 18th straight game with a broken leg and Callahan is likely to sit out his 10th in a row with a knee injury.
Stepan has recorded an assist in each of the last two games after totaling three points in his previous 10.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 10:17:18 PM EST|