|13||OTTAWA||+140||Ov 5.5,+120||+125||Ov 5.5,+105|
|14||MONTREAL||-160||Un 5.5,-140||-145||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7-11-0||-3.9||7-11||-3.9||10-7||2.8||33.1||3.3||37.2|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.2||4-1||+3.2||2-2||3.2||31.8||2.4||34.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||43||122||43||34||42||3||6||1424||8.6%||156||28||17.9%||199|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||18||51||18||14||18||1||2||595||8.6%||66||17||25.8%||87|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||6||3||7||0||1||159||10.1%||14||1||7.1%||25|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||16||45||20||11||14||0||1||552||8.2%||63||10||15.9%||72|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||138||45||44||42||7||9||1469||9.4%||171||36||21.1%||218|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||59||20||17||19||3||4||670||8.8%||76||20||26.3%||93|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||3||6||0||0||171||7.0%||15||1||6.7%||20|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||41||15||10||13||3||4||533||7.7%||63||12||19.0%||64|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||28||28||859||777||90.5%||1||13-15||-4.2||13-15-0||-4||20-8|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Road Games)||9||9||292||266||91.1%||0||5-4||+1.6||5-4-0||+1||7-2|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (vs. Division)||9||9||312||292||93.6%||0||6-3||+2.8||6-3-0||+3||7-2|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||129||122||94.6%||1||4-0||+4.2||4-0-0||+4||2-2|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||19||15||606||559||92.2%||1||5-10||-6.6||5-10-0||-7||5-9|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Road Games)||10||9||376||347||92.3%||1||2-7||-5.4||2-7-0||-5||3-5|
|ROBIN LEHNER (vs. Division)||7||7||220||203||92.3%||1||3-4||-1.5||3-4-0||-1||2-4|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||129||114||88.4%||1||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12-9-0||-0.9||12-9||-0.9||7-10||2.6||27.8||2.2||31.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.8||3-2||+0.8||3-1||3.4||23.8||3.4||31.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||42||109||30||37||37||5||8||1191||9.2%||147||31||21.1%||174|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21||54||12||23||19||0||2||584||9.2%||75||15||20.0%||91|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||6||5||4||2||2||119||14.3%||18||3||16.7%||24|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||10||21||6||10||4||1||1||277||7.6%||33||5||15.2%||36|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||98||22||35||37||4||6||1267||7.7%||144||20||13.9%||161|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||46||9||19||16||2||2||660||7.0%||72||12||16.7%||77|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||2||6||8||1||1||157||10.8%||21||5||23.8%||30|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||23||5||13||4||1||3||300||7.7%||33||1||3.0%||34|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||10||9||260||240||92.3%||0||5-4||+0.1||5-4-0||0||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. Division)||2||2||49||44||89.8%||0||0-2||-2.9||0-2-0||-3||0-1|
|PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)||4||3||97||87||89.7%||0||1-2||-1.9||1-2-0||-2||1-1|
|CAREY PRICE (All Games)||33||33||1004||932||92.8%||0||19-14||+0.8||19-14-0||+2||12-17|
|CAREY PRICE (Home Games)||20||20||621||581||93.6%||0||12-8||+0.8||12-8-0||+1||7-9|
|CAREY PRICE (vs. Division)||8||8||249||234||94.0%||0||5-3||+0.6||5-3-0||+1||2-5|
|CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||132||119||90.2%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 3.12, MONTREAL 3.06|
|12/9/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-4||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||O|
|12/10/2013||at BUFFALO||1-2||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/12/2013||BUFFALO||2-1||W||0, -190||W||5 ov||U|
|12/14/2013||LOS ANGELES||2-5||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||O|
|12/16/2013||ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/18/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-5||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|12/19/2013||FLORIDA||2-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/21/2013||PHOENIX||3-4||L||0, -105||L||5.5 ov||O|
|12/23/2013||PITTSBURGH||5-0||W||0, +110||W||5.5 ov||U|
|12/27/2013||at BOSTON||0-5||L||0, +170||L||5 ov||P|
|12/28/2013||BOSTON||4-3||W||0, +110||W||5 ov||O|
|12/30/2013||WASHINGTON||3-1||W||0, -120||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/2/2014||WINNIPEG||4-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ev||O|
|1/4/2014||at MONTREAL|| |
|1/8/2014||at COLORADO|| |
|1/11/2014||at NASHVILLE|| |
|1/14/2014||at MINNESOTA|| |
|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|
|12/17/2013||PHOENIX||3-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/19/2013||at ST LOUIS||1-5||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||O|
|12/21/2013||at NASHVILLE||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 un||O|
|12/28/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||U|
|12/29/2013||at FLORIDA||1-4||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|12/31/2013||at CAROLINA||4-5||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||O|
|1/2/2014||at DALLAS||6-4||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||O|
|1/8/2014||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|1/14/2014||NEW JERSEY|| |
OTTAWA (AP) - The Senators have been one of the best kept secrets in the NHL the last two seasons. They qualified for the postseason both times, they advanced to the second round last season, and they won 65 regular-season games over that span.
But the word's out on this team now. And in a tough division - the newly redefined Atlantic - equaling that success is going to be a chore.
Indeed, among others, Toronto, Boston, Montreal and Detroit are division mates with the Senators this season. All of those clubs made the postseason, and the Bruins even advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.
|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 (OTTAWA-MONTREAL) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Senators-Canadiens Preview* ============================
By CHRIS ALTRUDA STATS Editor
Ottawa (18-18-7) at Montreal (24-14-4), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Ottawa Senators have been a team greater than their parts of late without top-line center Jason Spezza. They may or may not have him available Saturday night when they face the Montreal Canadiens in search of a season-high fourth straight victory.
While being maddeningly inconsistent for the first half of the season, the Senators (18-18-7) could be on the verge of turning the corner as Spezza - fifth on the team with 30 points - deals with a hip flexor injury and will likely be a game-time decision. It wasn't always pretty, but Ottawa made enough plays to sweep a three-game homestand with Thursday's 4-3 victory over Winnipeg as Mika Zibanejad had a goal and an assist while Zack Smith snapped a 2-all tie with 13:18 to play.
Zibanejad, centering Spezza's line with Cory Conacher and Milan Michalek, has scored goals in his last two games and has 10 overall.
"He's been skating very well, he's handled the puck very well," coach Paul MacLean said of the 20-year-old following practice Friday. "Mika has been good skating in the middle of the rink and showing patience in the middle of the rink and distributing the puck and attacking the net."
Bobby Ryan - Ottawa's leader with 18 goals - will try to snap a four-game pointless streak on the road in his second contest after calling Calgary Flames general manager Brian Burke "gutless" for his comments during the selection process that eventually led to Ryan's omission from the United States Olympic roster for Sochi next month.
Craig Anderson, who has allowed seven goals while backstopping all three wins during Ottawa's streak, will get the start according to MacLean. He is 5-6-1 lifetime in the regular season versus Montreal but posted a 1.80 goals-against average and .950 save percentage in eliminating the Canadiens in six games in last season's first-round playoff series.
Robin Lehner turned aside 33 shots in Ottawa's 4-1 victory on Nov. 7 in the only meeting between the teams this season, while Ryan had a goal and two assists.
Montreal (24-14-4) wrapped up its season-longest six-game road swing with a 3-2-1 mark after a 6-4 victory at Dallas on Thursday. Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists while defenseman P.K. Subban had a four-point game as well with a goal and three assists as the Canadiens matched a season high in goals.
"P.K. probably played his best game of the season, not only offensively, but defensively, too," coach Michel Therrien told the team's official website about Subban, the reigning Norris Trophy winner who is trying to secure a spot on Canada's Olympic roster. "He made good decisions with the puck and that's important. That's what we ask of him, to make good decisions."
Pacioretty is seeking his third consecutive multigoal game but has only two goals and five assists in 22 all-time contests - including playoffs - versus the Senators. Subban has a goal and five assists in helping the Canadiens build a four-game regular-season home winning streak against Ottawa.
Daniel Briere is expected to play for Montreal after Ryan White suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's win. A healthy scratch the last two games, Briere has gone 10 games without a point since registering an assist versus New Jersey on Dec. 4.
Carey Price is 14-6-3 against Ottawa in the regular season and has a 1.68 GAA in Montreal's current home win streak over the Senators. He made 23 saves in the November loss.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 1:03:09 PM EST|