|57||VANCOUVER||+135||Ov 5,+100||+140||Ov 5,+100|
|58||LOS ANGELES||-155||Un 5,-120||-160||Un 5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12-11-0||+1.8||12-11||+1.8||8-9||2.6||29.5||2.8||30.3|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.5||1-4||-3.5||3-2||2.4||25.2||3.4||39.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||46||123||32||46||38||7||4||1443||8.5%||142||22||15.5%||207|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||23||60||20||21||14||5||2||679||8.8%||62||11||17.7%||105|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||4||5||0||0||126||9.5%||13||3||23.1%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||15||37||12||13||10||2||1||473||7.8%||46||11||23.9%||62|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||114||32||37||36||9||10||1340||8.5%||138||15||10.9%||194|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||64||20||23||17||4||6||697||9.2%||76||9||11.8%||112|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||1||7||7||2||2||197||8.6%||12||2||16.7%||27|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||41||10||13||14||4||4||460||8.9%||46||2||4.3%||68|
|EDDIE LACK (All Games)||17||14||442||408||92.3%||1||7-7||-0.1||7-7-0||+1||6-6|
|EDDIE LACK (Road Games)||11||9||269||248||92.2%||0||5-4||+1.8||5-4-0||+3||3-4|
|EDDIE LACK (vs. Division)||5||4||139||128||92.1%||0||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|EDDIE LACK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||148||135||91.2%||0||1-3||-2.5||1-3-0||-3||3-1|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||33||32||894||824||92.2%||2||17-15||-0.6||17-15-0||+1||8-18|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Road Games)||15||14||425||388||91.3%||0||7-7||0||7-7-0||0||5-5|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (vs. Division)||11||11||318||292||91.8%||1||4-7||-2.8||4-7-0||-3||3-6|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||97||92.4%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15-9-0||-3.1||15-9||-3.1||9-12||2.9||33.2||2.0||23.5|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-3.2||2-3||-3.2||1-3||1.8||39.8||2.6||23.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||46||119||38||27||45||9||12||1463||8.1%||157||25||15.9%||190|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||24||69||25||18||22||4||7||797||8.7%||86||14||16.3%||113|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||2||2||5||0||1||199||4.5%||21||2||9.5%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||13||40||11||9||16||4||5||468||8.5%||46||5||10.9%||60|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||96||23||33||35||5||5||1247||7.7%||179||28||15.6%||166|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||49||10||16||20||3||2||564||8.7%||87||14||16.1%||82|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||3||6||1||1||119||10.9%||18||3||16.7%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||26||3||14||8||1||1||361||7.2%||57||10||17.5%||47|
|MARTIN JONES (All Games)||11||11||301||286||95.0%||3||8-3||+4.4||8-3-0||+4||3-4|
|MARTIN JONES (Home Games)||5||5||120||113||94.2%||2||4-1||+2.1||4-1-0||+2||1-2|
|MARTIN JONES (vs. Division)||3||3||84||81||96.4%||1||3-0||+3.2||3-0-0||+3||0-1|
|MARTIN JONES (Last 4 Games)||4||4||92||83||90.2%||1||1-3||-2.9||1-3-0||-3||1-1|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||20||20||481||437||90.9%||1||12-8||-1.9||12-8-0||-3||9-9|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Home Games)||14||14||328||297||90.5%||1||9-5||-0.9||9-5-0||-2||7-7|
|JONATHAN QUICK (vs. Division)||6||6||145||132||91.0%||0||5-1||+2.6||5-1-0||+2||3-3|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||93||86||92.5%||0||2-2||-2.2||2-2-0||-2||1-3|
|BEN SCRIVENS (All Games)||19||15||464||432||93.1%||0||7-8||-5.1||7-8-0||-6||1-9|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Home Games)||5||5||116||107||92.2%||0||2-3||-4.3||2-3-0||-5||1-3|
|BEN SCRIVENS (vs. Division)||4||4||132||123||93.2%||0||1-3||-4||1-3-0||-4||0-2|
|BEN SCRIVENS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||115||103||89.6%||0||0-3||-3.7||0-3-0||-4||0-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: VANCOUVER 3.2, LOS ANGELES 3.09|
|12/17/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, -110||L||5 un||P|
|12/19/2013||at DALLAS||1-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/20/2013||at CHICAGO||3-2||W||0, +170||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/22/2013||WINNIPEG||2-1||W||0, -190||W||5 ov||U|
|12/29/2013||at CALGARY||2-0||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/30/2013||PHILADELPHIA||3-4||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||O|
|1/1/2014||TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||O|
|1/4/2014||at LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, +120||L||5 ev||U|
|1/5/2014||at ANAHEIM||3-4||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/7/2014||PITTSBURGH||4-5||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||O|
|1/10/2014||ST LOUIS||2-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/13/2014||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|1/15/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
|1/16/2014||at PHOENIX|| |
|1/21/2014||at EDMONTON|| |
|12/17/2013||EDMONTON||3-0||W||0, -210||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/19/2013||SAN JOSE||4-1||W||0, -125||W||5 ev||P|
|12/21/2013||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -175||W||5 un||P|
|12/23/2013||DALLAS||2-5||L||0, -190||L||5 ov||O|
|12/28/2013||at NASHVILLE||2-3||L||0, -165||L||5 un||P|
|12/30/2013||at CHICAGO||0-1||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/31/2013||at DALLAS||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||P|
|1/2/2014||at ST LOUIS||0-5||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||P|
|1/4/2014||VANCOUVER||3-1||W||0, -140||W||5 ev||U|
|1/7/2014||MINNESOTA||1-2||L||0, -220||L||5 un||U|
|1/9/2014||BOSTON||4-2||W||0, -125||W||5 un||O|
|1/11/2014||DETROIT||1-3||L||0, -195||L||5 un||U|
|1/16/2014||at ST LOUIS|| |
|1/18/2014||at DETROIT|| |
|1/20/2014||at BOSTON|| |
|1/21/2014||at COLUMBUS|| |
|1/23/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Like it or not, there is a new culture in Vancouver.
Whether the new atmosphere surrounding the Canucks leads the franchise to its long-awaited first Stanley Cup championship remains to be seen.
But coach John Tortorella is sure going to try.
Following five division championships, two Presidents trophies, for the league's most points, and a Stanley Cup finals appearance in seven years under Alain Vigneault, Vancouver brass determined the Canucks needed a tougher voice. So Vigneault, the franchise leader in wins, was fired May 22 and replaced by John Tortorella, himself fired by the New York Rangers May 29.
Tortorella comes with an edge - he can be hard on the media, and often calls out his players in press conferences - but he wins, and that's what Vancouver needs. He won a Stanley Cup in 2004 behind Tampa Bay's bench, and took the Rangers to the Eastern Conference finals in 2012.
|LOS ANGELES: |
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After the most successful two-year stretch in franchise history, the Los Angeles Kings just want to keep it going.
That's because the Kings historically aren't used to good times. The 2012 Stanley Cup champions returned to the Western Conference finals last summer, winning six total playoff rounds - twice as many as this long-struggling team had ever managed in any two-year stretch.
To stay on top, Los Angeles plans to rely on the same unflashy, workmanlike style that allowed coach Darryl Sutter's club to raise the Cup for the first time.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (VANCOUVER-LOS ANGELES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Canucks-Kings Preview* =======================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Vancouver (24-13-9) at Los Angeles (27-14-5), 10:30 p.m. EDT
The Los Angeles Kings can record their fourth win over the Vancouver Canucks in a single season for the first time in 23 years. But given their recent offensive struggles, they might need another strong performance from Jonathan Quick to accomplish the feat.
Los Angeles hopes to back Quick with more goals Monday night against visiting Vancouver.
The Kings (27-14-5) have won all three meetings thus far, including two matchups at home by a combined 8-2 score. In a 3-1 victory on Jan. 4, Los Angeles outshot the Canucks 49-28 and Jeff Carter scored two goals.
After being out since Nov. 12 with a strained groin, Quick returned against the Canucks and stopped 27 shots to help the Kings' end a five-game losing streak. He's saved 64 of 67 shots in his last three starts versus Vancouver.
Los Angeles, which hasn't beaten Vancouver four times in a single season since going 5-3-0 in 1990-91, comes off a 3-1 home loss to Detroit on Saturday, its seventh defeat in nine games. The Kings outshot the Red Wings 45-26, marking their third straight loss in which they outshot their opponent. They claimed a 40-17 advantage in a 2-1 shootout loss to Minnesota on Tuesday.
Drew Doughty's first-period power-play goal was just the second for Los Angeles on 21 chances with the man advantage over the last five games.
"We outshot them, but we had some scoring opportunities that we didn't get a good shot off," center Anze Kopitar said. "We were trying to do too much, and in a situation like that, we've got to make sure we get a good shot off so that whoever's a couple of feet from the net can try to get the rebound. We just have to bear down a lot better."
The Kings have scored two or fewer goals seven times over the last nine games. Justin Williams and Kopitar - their second- and third-leading scorers - have combined for just four goals during that stretch.
"You can't win every game 1-0 or 2-1," Williams said. "Certainly we had enough chances to win the game tonight, but we didn't do it. The onus is on us to put the puck in the back of the net."
The Canucks (24-13-9), who are two points behind Los Angeles for third place in the Pacific Division, ended a five-game skid with a 2-1 home win over St. Louis on Friday.
Coach John Tortorella seemed to strike gold with his decision to promote Zac Dalpe from the fourth line to the first to play with the Sedin twins while Mike Santorelli was switched out to the fourth line. Dalpe scored the game's first goal early in the second period, while Santorelli broke a 1-1 tie with his 10th goal of the season in the third.
"I wasn't good enough early on," said Santorelli, who hadn't registered a point during the losing streak while posting a minus-6 rating. "Too many turnovers, so (the demotion to the fourth line) was deserving."
Vancouver had surrendered at least four goals four times during its losing streak before Eddie Lack made 30 saves in place of the injured Roberto Luongo.
"It stops the bleeding for a day or two," said Tortorella, who was coaching the 900th game of his career. "Hopefully this will help us a little bit as we try and get some traction."
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 1:23:36 PM EST|