|5||NEW JERSEY||+120||Ov 5,-125||+105||Ov 5,-125|
|6||TORONTO||-140||Un 5,+105||-125||Un 5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-15-0||-3.4||9-15||-3.4||9-11||2.3||26.6||3.0||26.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.4||2-3||-1.4||1-3||1.8||30.4||2.2||26.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||46||106||27||28||45||6||2||1191||8.9%||134||23||17.2%||181|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||24||56||14||12||26||4||1||639||8.8%||71||16||22.5%||97|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||2||2||4||1||0||152||5.9%||15||2||13.3%||18|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||114||24||39||42||9||12||1152||9.9%||147||20||13.6%||189|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||71||17||25||26||3||6||631||11.3%||76||14||18.4%||125|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||0||3||7||1||0||130||8.5%||18||3||16.7%||20|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||25||25||614||554||90.2%||2||12-13||+0.2||12-13-0||+2||11-9|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Road Games)||12||12||304||268||88.2%||0||6-6||+2.4||6-6-0||+3||7-3|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||102||92||90.2%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||1-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||21||21||532||490||92.1%||6||7-14||-7.3||7-14-0||-6||3-14|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Road Games)||12||12||323||294||91.0%||3||3-9||-5.7||3-9-0||-5||2-8|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||109||105||96.3%||1||3-1||+1.7||3-1-0||+2||0-4|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14-11-0||+0.4||14-11||+0.4||15-10||3.0||27.7||3.1||35.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.6||1-4||-3.6||3-1||2.0||27.6||4.6||37.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||46||125||26||53||37||9||11||1260||9.9%||143||31||21.7%||190|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||25||76||17||29||23||7||8||692||11.0%||74||21||28.4%||119|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||2||4||3||1||1||138||7.2%||13||2||15.4%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||141||39||42||55||5||12||1674||8.4%||159||36||22.6%||232|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||77||22||24||30||1||4||875||8.8%||69||20||29.0%||126|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||23||6||7||10||0||1||189||12.2%||18||4||22.2%||34|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||32||28||1045||967||92.5%||0||12-16||-5.6||12-16-0||-4||14-13|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Home Games)||18||15||541||495||91.5%||0||8-7||-0.4||8-7-0||+1||10-5|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||134||120||89.6%||0||1-3||-2.7||1-3-0||-3||2-1|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||20||18||621||570||91.8%||1||9-9||-1.2||9-9-0||-1||9-8|
|JAMES REIMER (Home Games)||12||10||331||304||91.8%||0||6-4||+0.8||6-4-0||+1||5-5|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||101||89||88.1%||0||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NEW JERSEY 3.22, TORONTO 3.11|
|12/18/2013||OTTAWA||5-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|12/20/2013||ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5 ev||P|
|12/21/2013||at WASHINGTON||5-4||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||O|
|12/23/2013||at CHICAGO||2-5||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/27/2013||COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5 ev||U|
|12/28/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||2-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||U|
|12/31/2013||PITTSBURGH||2-1||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||U|
|1/3/2014||CHICAGO||3-5||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/4/2014||at BUFFALO||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5 un||U|
|1/7/2014||PHILADELPHIA||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5 ev||P|
|1/9/2014||DALLAS||1-0||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|1/11/2014||FLORIDA||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5 un||U|
|1/12/2014||at TORONTO|| |
|1/14/2014||at MONTREAL|| |
|1/16/2014||at COLORADO|| |
|1/18/2014||at PHOENIX|| |
|1/21/2014||ST LOUIS|| |
|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||L||0, -125||L||5 ov||O|
|1/7/2014||NY ISLANDERS||3-5||L||0, -155||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/9/2014||at CAROLINA||1-6||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/10/2014||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, +145||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/12/2014||NEW JERSEY|| |
|1/14/2014||at BOSTON|| |
|1/20/2014||at PHOENIX|| |
|1/21/2014||at COLORADO|| |
|1/23/2014||at DALLAS|| |
|NEW JERSEY: NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - While other teams made the most of the lockout-shortened season, the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs a year after making the Stanley Cup finals.
There were injuries. There were slumps. It was not pretty.
But it was also only one part of the story. Then came the offseason.
Forward Ilya Kovalchuk stunned the team in July, by walking away from $77 million left on his 15-year contract to play in Russia. Technically, the 30-year-old retired. Realistically, he left the Devils without a star player. Forward David Clarkson left via free agency, as well, and so when New Jersey opens Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh, you will see some new faces in new places.
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 (NEW JERSEY-TORONTO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Devils-Maple Leafs Preview* ============================
By ELI KABERON STATS Writer
New Jersey (18-18-9) at Toronto (21-20-5), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs are mired in an ugly stretch and nearing their longest losing streak of the season.
At least their next opponent is one they have dominated recently.
The Maple Leafs look to end a four-game skid with their sixth consecutive win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night at Air Canada Centre.
Since a shootout victory over Detroit on New Year's Day in the Winter Classic, the Maple Leafs (21-20-5) have been outscored 21-7 during four straight losses.
Their best performance of the stretch came in Friday's 3-2 defeat at Washington. Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk each scored and Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots in his return to the net after backing up James Reimer a night earlier.
"(That) might be one of the better games we've played in a month. We showed desperation. We showed that we care," coach Randy Carlyle said. "We've been begging, pleading, kicking, kissing, whatever we can do to try and find a way to play with some confidence. It seems like we've squeezed our sticks here. It's mind boggling."
Carlyle's club has only seven wins in its last 23 games (7-12-4) overall and has allowed 12 goals in its past two home contests.
Toronto dropped a season-high five in a row Nov. 25-Dec. 3, but two of those games went beyond regulation. The Maple Leafs haven't lost five straight in regulation since a seven-game slide Oct. 3-24, 2009.
"When you're going through a stretch like this and wins are tough to come by and bounces aren't going your way ... that's just the way it is," Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf told the team's official website. "You just have to work your way through it. No one else is going to get us out of this."
A matchup with the Devils could be coming at the perfect time.
The Maple Leafs have won the past five meetings and improved to 9-1-3 in the last 13 with a 2-1 shootout victory Nov. 8.
This will be the second game in as many nights for New Jersey (19-18-9), which beat Florida 2-1 in overtime Saturday on Marek Zidlicky's goal with 2.1 seconds remaining.
Jaromir Jagr assisted on the game-winner for his 1,724th point, moving him ahead of former Pittsburgh teammate Mario Lemieux into seventh place on the league's career list.
Saturday's win was the second straight for the Devils following a three-game skid. Cory Schneider has stopped 55 of 56 shots in those victories and will start again Sunday. He made 27 saves in the November loss to Toronto, his only career appearance in the series.
"We're going to be playing back-to-back so we have to find our energy," Schneider said. (Toronto) is a tough place to play. I know they haven't been doing as well as they'd like, so they're going to be energized and ready to go.
"As for me, I feel pretty good. I'm fresh."
Schneider isn't likely to have much room for error since the Devils rank near the bottom of the league with 2.3 goals per game. They've been even worse lately, averaging 1.8 over the last nine contests, but Schneider and Martin Brodeur have combined to allow only 19 goals during that stretch.
Carlyle could switch back to Reimer, who is 4-0-0 with a 1.47 goals-against average in his last four starts against the Devils. He stopped 32 shots in his most recent meeting, a 2-0 win April 15.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 8:10:18 PM EST|