|51||CALGARY||+150||Ov 5.5,+100||+155||Ov 5.5,+120|
|52||CAROLINA||-170||Un 5.5,-120||-175||Un 5.5,-140|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8-14-0||0||8-14||0||13-9||2.4||26.1||3.5||31.6|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.4||1-4||-2.4||2-3||1.0||25.2||3.6||27.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||45||101||21||37||36||7||3||1193||8.5%||147||19||12.9%||172|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22||52||12||19||17||4||1||575||9.0%||78||9||11.5%||87|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||5||1||2||2||0||0||126||4.0%||21||1||4.8%||10|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||144||41||43||54||6||9||1323||10.9%||149||28||18.8%||251|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||76||21||27||25||3||5||695||10.9%||81||20||24.7%||137|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||5||7||6||0||0||139||12.9%||21||5||23.8%||32|
|RETO BERRA (All Games)||20||20||583||524||89.9%||2||5-15||-8.7||5-15-0||-8||7-12|
|RETO BERRA (Road Games)||8||8||272||244||89.7%||2||3-5||0||3-5-0||0||4-4|
|RETO BERRA(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||145||131||90.3%||1||1-5||-4.4||1-5-0||-4||1-5|
|RETO BERRA (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||93||87.7%||1||0-4||-4.1||0-4-0||-4||1-3|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||7||7||192||170||88.5%||0||3-4||-0.1||3-4-0||0||4-3|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Road Games)||3||3||86||77||89.5%||0||1-2||-0.3||1-2-0||0||2-1|
|JOEY MACDONALD(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||110||99||90.0%||0||3-1||+2.9||3-1-0||+3||2-2|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||97||85||87.6%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|KARRI RAMO (All Games)||20||18||542||488||90.0%||0||7-11||-0.4||7-11-0||-1||9-9|
|KARRI RAMO (Road Games)||12||11||334||300||89.8%||0||4-7||+0.3||4-7-0||0||7-4|
|KARRI RAMO(vs. Non-Conference)||9||9||268||245||91.4%||0||3-6||-3||3-6-0||-3||5-4|
|KARRI RAMO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||92||86.8%||0||1-3||-1.4||1-3-0||-1||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10-13-0||-3.1||10-13||-3.1||8-12||2.4||30.7||2.7||29.6|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.4||4-1||+3.4||2-3||3.0||32.0||2.0||32.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||45||111||22||51||34||4||5||1361||8.2%||163||24||14.7%||181|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||23||56||15||19||19||3||3||705||7.9%||95||13||13.7%||93|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||5||6||3||1||0||160||9.4%||16||3||18.7%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||128||35||38||46||9||9||1393||9.2%||145||30||20.7%||216|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||61||17||15||24||5||5||681||9.0%||70||14||20.0%||102|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||3||4||3||0||0||163||6.1%||9||3||33.3%||16|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||8||7||233||218||93.6%||1||6-1||+5.8||6-1-0||+5||2-5|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)||4||3||96||91||94.8%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN(vs. Non-Conference)||2||1||52||49||94.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||115||94.3%||1||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|MIKE MURPHY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MURPHY (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MURPHY(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JUSTIN PETERS (All Games)||20||20||619||571||92.2%||2||7-13||-4.8||7-13-0||-5||7-11|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Home Games)||9||9||256||236||92.2%||1||4-5||-1||4-5-0||-1||2-6|
|JUSTIN PETERS(vs. Non-Conference)||10||10||295||275||93.2%||1||4-6||-1.1||4-6-0||-2||3-6|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||139||127||91.4%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||2-1|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||19||18||535||479||89.5%||0||6-12||-5.6||6-12-0||-6||10-5|
|CAM WARD (Home Games)||11||11||327||296||90.5%||0||3-8||-5.2||3-8-0||-4||5-4|
|CAM WARD(vs. Non-Conference)||7||6||174||157||90.2%||0||1-5||-3.7||1-5-0||-3||3-2|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||108||92||85.2%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||4-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.27, CAROLINA 3.16|
|12/17/2013||at BOSTON||0-2||L||0, +175||L||5 ov||U|
|12/19/2013||at DETROIT||2-3||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/21/2013||at PITTSBURGH||3-4||L||0, +180||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/23/2013||ST LOUIS||4-3||W||0, +140||W||5.5 un||O|
|12/27/2013||EDMONTON||0-2||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|12/29/2013||VANCOUVER||0-2||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/31/2013||PHILADELPHIA||1-4||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/3/2014||TAMPA BAY||0-2||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/6/2014||at COLORADO||4-3||W||0, +165||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/7/2014||at PHOENIX||0-6||L||0, +165||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/9/2014||ST LOUIS||0-5||L||0, +165||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/11/2014||PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, +165||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/13/2014||at CAROLINA|| |
|1/14/2014||at NASHVILLE|| |
|1/18/2014||at VANCOUVER|| |
|1/20/2014||at SAN JOSE|| |
|12/20/2013||WASHINGTON||2-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/21/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-3||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||P|
|12/23/2013||COLUMBUS||3-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/27/2013||PITTSBURGH||3-4||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/29/2013||at TORONTO||2-5||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/31/2013||MONTREAL||5-4||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||O|
|1/2/2014||at WASHINGTON||4-3||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/4/2014||at NY ISLANDERS||3-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ev||U|
|1/5/2014||NASHVILLE||2-1||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/9/2014||TORONTO||6-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/10/2014||at COLUMBUS||0-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/19/2014||TAMPA BAY|| |
|1/21/2014||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|1/23/2014||at BUFFALO|| |
|CALGARY: CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Flames coach Bob Hartley acknowledged the obvious when he publicly praised the selection of defenseman Mark Giordano as Calgary's captain.
``Mark represents all the qualities that we set as a coaching staff and an organization,'' Hartley said. ``He is a quality man who is proud to represent the Calgary Flames both on and off the ice. We are very happy with (him) setting the example for our team, and especially our young players, as we move through this crucial yet exciting period in the history of the Flames franchise.''
Indeed, they will need all the help they can get. Calgary is coming off another disappointing season, and there are fewer and fewer stars around the locker room these days.
The Flames launched a complete rebuilding of the franchise at the trade deadline last season, and continued the overhaul during the offseason with a series of trades. A playoff berth doesn't seem likely this year, but Calgary will have a foundation for the future, if nothing else.
The Flames open vs. Washington on Oct. 3.
|CAROLINA: RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes could have an easier time filling their arena this season - and a tougher time getting back to the playoffs.
The NHL's realignment meant the end of the Southeast Division and placed the Hurricanes into the new Metropolitan Division.
A division packed with some of the league's most popular teams - Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, both New York teams, New Jersey and Washington - might lead to bigger crowds.
But it also figures to make ending their irksome postseason drought a much bigger challenge.
``It's going to be tough. It's a good division,'' defenseman Justin Faulk said. ``Obviously, there's a lot of teams that are pretty good. ... But we're looking forward to it. Every team's good in the league.
``I don't think you go into any game thinking you can just win every game,'' he added. ``Every night, anyone can win, and I think we're pretty confident with the group that we have in here to do a pretty good job.''
Since winning its only Stanley Cup in 2006, Carolina has reached the playoffs just once, in 2009. Among teams in the current configuration of the Eastern Conference, only Toronto and Columbus have not made the postseason since then.
That hasn't exactly been easy for the players to digest, goalie Cam Ward said.
``You can already sense the attitude. ... Guys are hungry and excited to get things going,'' Ward said.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CALGARY-CAROLINA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flames-Hurricanes Preview* ===========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Calgary (15-24-6) at Carolina (19-17-9), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Finally seeing the puck go in the net was a relief for the Calgary Flames, even if they weren't able to pull out a victory.
After having their winning streak snapped, the Carolina Hurricanes could have captain Eric Staal back when they look to deal visiting Calgary a fourth straight loss Monday night.
The Flames (15-24-6) were shut out in five of their previous seven games before ending their scoreless stretch at 174:59 as Mikael Backlund scored in the third period Saturday against Pittsburgh.
"It's hard when you chase and chase and you get scoring chances and the puck doesn't go in," Backlund said. "It gets in your head a little bit. It shouldn't, but it's natural.
"As soon as you score one, everybody settles down a little bit and you feel better."
Backlund's goal wasn't enough, though, as Calgary lost 2-1 for its seventh defeat in eight games.
"On the mental side (scoring a goal) is good, but it's another loss," coach Bob Hartley said "'But I can't fault the effort. (Saturday) was by far one of our best games lately."
The Flames failed to convert on five power-play chances and dropped to 1 for 26 with the man advantage over their last eight.
"If we could have scored a couple power-play goals, we could have won the game. That was the difference," Backlund said. "We had a few power-play opportunities and we didn't score, and it's been like that for a while."
Backlund assisted on Chris Butler's goal in overtime as Calgary beat Carolina 2-1 on Dec. 12.
The Hurricanes also were held in check offensively Friday, when they fell 3-0 at Columbus. Jeff Skinner had seven goals and five assists during a seven-game point streak that was snapped.
The defeat ended a five-game winning streak for Carolina (19-17-9), which played for the third straight time without Staal due to a lower-body injury suffered Jan. 4 against the New York Islanders.
Staal, who leads the Hurricanes with 25 assists, practiced Sunday and could return for this contest.
"We're going to see how I respond after a good practice today and how I feel (Monday)," Staal told the team's official website. "I'm feeling good now, and it's getting better. It was smart to take a step back when I did."
Carolina has four days off before its next contest against Florida on Saturday, and coach Kirk Muller is not going to rush Staal back if his captain needs more rest.
"We've got to see how he responds. We want to be smart," Muller said. "We have all the days off after that, so we want to make sure if he's ready to go (Monday), it's nothing that sets him back."
Cam Ward hasn't played since Dec. 31 because of a lower-body injury, but Anton Khudobin has filled in nicely, going 4-1-0 with a 1.99 goals-against average since Ward went down.
Khudobin made 21 saves Friday and could be in net for his first career start against the Flames, who may counter with Karri Ramo after Reto Berra made 24 saves in the second of a back-to-back set Saturday.
Ramo is 1-3-2 with a 3.31 GAA over his last six starts, but he made 29 saves in the first meeting with the Hurricanes.
Calgary hasn't visited Carolina since a 6-5 shootout win Jan. 11, 2011.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 7:43:39 PM EST|