|11||NY RANGERS||+115||Ov 5,-135||+105||Ov 5,-135|
|12||TORONTO||-135||Un 5,+115||-125||Un 5,+115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12-10-0||+3.6||12-10||+3.6||7-9||2.2||30.0||2.8||30.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1||3-2||+1||2-3||2.4||35.6||2.6||30.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||42||98||26||34||34||4||5||1321||7.4%||141||28||19.9%||169|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22||48||13||14||19||2||3||661||7.3%||69||17||24.6%||81|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||2||3||5||2||2||178||6.7%||16||4||25.0%||19|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||114||33||43||36||2||4||1208||9.4%||130||20||15.4%||186|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||62||20||25||17||0||0||659||9.4%||71||11||15.5%||103|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||5||4||4||0||0||150||8.7%||16||3||18.7%||23|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||31||29||841||761||90.5%||3||12-17||-9.9||12-17-0||-11||12-10|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Road Games)||15||13||426||385||90.4%||2||7-6||+1.2||7-6-0||+1||4-5|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||109||96||88.1%||0||2-2||-0.6||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 (Last 4 Games)||4||3||99||93||93.9%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14-9-0||+3.2||14-9||+3.2||13-10||3.1||27.8||2.8||34.8|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.9||3-2||+0.9||3-1||3.4||28.8||2.8||40.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||42||118||24||50||35||9||11||1148||10.3%||132||29||22.0%||177|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||23||72||16||27||22||7||8||640||11.2%||68||20||29.4%||112|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||2||8||5||2||3||144||11.8%||15||2||13.3%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||120||33||36||46||5||11||1528||7.9%||145||32||22.1%||201|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||65||19||20||25||1||3||800||8.1%||65||18||27.7%||109|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||3||4||2||2||202||6.9%||12||2||16.7%||21|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||29||25||954||888||93.1%||0||12-13||-1.8||12-13-0||0||12-12|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Home Games)||16||13||485||448||92.4%||0||8-5||+2.4||8-5-0||+4||8-5|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||164||156||95.1%||0||3-1||+2.2||3-1-0||+2||2-1|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||18||17||567||524||92.4%||1||9-8||-0.2||9-8-0||0||8-8|
|JAMES REIMER (Home Games)||11||10||313||288||92.0%||0||6-4||+0.8||6-4-0||+1||5-5|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||85||75||88.2%||0||1-3||-2.6||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY RANGERS 3.16, TORONTO 3.07|
|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||2-5||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/4/2014||at TORONTO|| |
|1/8/2014||at CHICAGO|| |
|1/14/2014||TAMPA BAY|| |
|12/8/2013||BOSTON||2-5||L||0, +105||L||5 ov||O|
|12/11/2013||LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||U|
|12/12/2013||at ST LOUIS||3-6||L||0, +215||L||5.5 ev||O|
|12/14/2013||CHICAGO||7-3||W||0, +160||W||6 un||O|
|12/16/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/17/2013||FLORIDA||1-3||L||0, -140||L||5.5 ev||U|
|12/19/2013||PHOENIX||2-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 ov||U|
|12/21/2013||DETROIT||4-5||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/23/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-2||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/27/2013||BUFFALO||4-3||W||0, -160||W||5 ov||O|
|12/29/2013||CAROLINA||5-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/1/2014||vs DETROIT||3-2||W||0, +115||W||5 ov||P|
|1/4/2014||NY RANGERS|| |
|1/7/2014||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|1/9/2014||at CAROLINA|| |
|1/10/2014||at WASHINGTON|| |
|1/12/2014||NEW JERSEY|| |
|1/14/2014||at BOSTON|| |
|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.
TORONTO (AP) - Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis was content with his labors when he met with reporters in an offseason July press conference.
Just 53 days earlier, his team blew a three-goal lead in the third period of a Game 7 of vs. Boston. Instead of basking in the glow of Toronto's first playoff appearance since 2003-04, Nonis had to ponder what went wrong in that first-round exit, and what needed to be done to make sure it didn't happen again.
So, he traded for Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland, and signed New Jersey Devils right wing David Clarkson to a seven-year, $36.75 million free agent contract.
Suddenly, a good Maple Leafs team that had a bad ending, was a better team with renewed vigor.
``I've done what I can do,'' Nonis said. ``We're pretty happy. I think we'll be pretty competitive. I can tell you (coach Randy Carlyle) is happy with the options we have in a lot of areas.''
Toronto opens vs. Montreal on Oct. 1.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NY RANGERS-TORONTO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Rangers-Maple Leafs Preview* =============================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
New York (20-19-2) at Toronto (21-16-5), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The TV cameras, bitter cold and enormous outdoor crowd are all gone, so the Toronto Maple Leafs would like to get back into their rhythm.
Jonathan Bernier appears to have found his own.
After helping the Maple Leafs to a win in the Winter Classic, Bernier may find himself in net for a sixth straight game Saturday night in another meeting with the New York Rangers.
Toronto (21-16-5) beat Detroit 3-2 in a shootout in the Winter Classic at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday, while also overcoming a game-time temperature of 13 degrees and 10-plus mph wind in front of 105,591 fans - the largest crowd to watch a hockey game.
The hoopla leading up to the yearly outdoor game included being part of HBO's all-access "24/7" series, and the Maple Leafs seem relieved the cameras are gone.
"It was fun to be a part of, but I think guys are kind of glad that it's over, too," left wing Frazer McLaren said. "As nice as the cameramen guys were, I think everyone is kind of glad to not have them in our face every morning now, and just kind of breathe."
Bernier may be one of those players after starring in the Winter Classic with 41 saves and two more stops in the shootout.
"Obviously, we bring it a bit lower now and get back in the groove," he said. "The second half is starting now, so we really gotta play our best hockey all the way down to the end."
He's certainly doing his part, compiling a 1.80 goals-against average during a 3-0-2 stretch. That may be good enough to earn him another nod ahead of James Reimer, who is 2-3-1 with a 3.79 GAA over his last eight games and has been pulled from two of the past four.
Reimer is 1-1-1 with a 2.95 GAA against the Rangers (20-20-2), while Bernier has a 1.85 GAA in two shootout losses. That includes a 2-1 loss at New York on Dec. 23, during which he made 42 saves.
The Leafs have dropped five of the past six with the Rangers, but they're expected to have Tim Gleason available for the first time. They acquired him from Carolina on Wednesday in exchange for fellow defenseman John-Michael Liles, and coach Randy Carlyle expects him to solidify the defense.
"I think we're asking Tim Gleason to play the way he's accustomed to playing; being a strong, physical defensive defenseman," Carlyle said.
The Rangers are trying to conclude this five-game road trip with a winning record after giving up the first four goals in a 5-2 defeat at Pittsburgh on Friday.
They had won four of their previous five.
"Any time you give a team like this that's so structured the lead that we gave up, it makes it real hard," coach Alain Vigneault said.
Vigneault may opt to turn to Cam Talbot after Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves against the Penguins. He's 3-5-2 with a 3.50 GAA over his last 10 games, while Talbot has been a major surprise with an 8-3-0 record and 1.72 GAA and two shutouts on the season.
Talbot had 25 saves and two more in the shootout against Toronto last month.
New York could also use some increased production from Rich Nash, who hails from nearby Brampton, Ontario. The left wing was held without a point Friday, and he's managed just seven in 15 games while never getting more than one in any of them.
He has three goals and three assists in his last three meetings with the Leafs, scoring twice in a 4-3 loss at Toronto on April 8.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 7:21:11 AM EST|