|55||PHOENIX||-110||Ov 5.5,-115||-130||Ov 5.5,-115|
|56||WINNIPEG||-110||Un 5.5,-105||+110||Un 5.5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-13-0||-3.1||9-13||-3.1||9-13||2.6||30.4||3.1||34.8|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-4.8||1-4||-4.8||3-1||2.6||32.8||3.2||29.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||44||133||24||56||46||7||9||1430||9.3%||153||29||19.0%||227|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22||57||13||24||17||3||3||669||8.5%||73||11||15.1%||102|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||1||7||5||0||0||164||7.9%||21||3||14.3%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||136||37||51||39||9||13||1438||9.5%||154||34||22.1%||214|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||68||23||21||18||6||8||766||8.9%||83||16||19.3%||104|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||2||6||8||0||2||145||11.0%||15||5||33.3%||26|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||12||9||294||273||92.9%||1||5-4||+1.1||5-4-0||+1||4-5|
|THOMAS GREISS (Road Games)||7||6||185||172||93.0%||0||3-3||+0.1||3-3-0||0||1-5|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||106||99||93.4%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||37||35||1135||1033||91.0%||0||16-19||-6||16-19-0||-5||21-12|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||17||16||576||529||91.8%||0||6-10||-3.2||6-10-0||-2||8-8|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||3||93||83||89.2%||0||0-3||-4.8||0-3-0||-5||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10-14-0||-5.5||10-14||-5.5||14-8||3.1||34.1||3.3||30.0|
|Last 5 Games||0-5-0||-5.4||0-5||-5.4||4-0||2.8||30.2||4.8||31.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||47||128||38||40||43||7||12||1470||8.7%||153||23||15.0%||216|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||24||74||24||21||26||3||8||819||9.0%||87||17||19.5%||129|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||6||6||2||0||0||151||9.3%||16||3||18.7%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||145||42||49||49||5||7||1443||10.0%||167||28||16.8%||228|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||79||23||31||21||4||7||719||11.0%||95||16||16.8%||118|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||24||4||11||9||0||1||156||15.4%||17||2||11.8%||38|
|AL MONTOYA (All Games)||15||14||403||371||92.1%||2||8-6||+2.5||8-6-0||+2||6-8|
|AL MONTOYA (Home Games)||7||6||154||145||94.2%||2||4-2||+1.9||4-2-0||+2||4-2|
|AL MONTOYA (Last 4 Games)||4||4||129||118||91.5%||1||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||35||33||1037||931||89.8%||1||11-22||-11||11-22-0||-11||15-14|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Home Games)||20||18||562||499||88.8%||1||6-12||-7.4||6-12-0||-7||10-6|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||93||77||82.8%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||3-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHOENIX 3.21, WINNIPEG 3.21|
|12/17/2013||at MONTREAL||1-3||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/19/2013||at TORONTO||1-2||L||0, -120||L||5.5 ov||U|
|12/21/2013||at OTTAWA||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|12/23/2013||at BUFFALO||1-2||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||U|
|12/27/2013||SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ev||O|
|12/28/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, +165||L||5.5 ov||U|
|12/31/2013||EDMONTON||4-3||W||0, -190||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/2/2014||COLUMBUS||0-2||L||0, -155||L||5.5 ev||U|
|1/4/2014||PHILADELPHIA||3-5||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/7/2014||CALGARY||6-0||W||0, -190||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/9/2014||MINNESOTA||1-4||L||0, -190||L||5 ov||P|
|1/11/2014||ANAHEIM||3-5||L||0, +100||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/13/2014||at WINNIPEG|| |
|1/14/2014||at ST LOUIS|| |
|1/18/2014||NEW JERSEY|| |
|1/22/2014||at CALGARY|| |
|1/24/2014||at EDMONTON|| |
|12/17/2013||at BUFFALO||2-4||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|12/20/2013||FLORIDA||5-2||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||O|
|12/22/2013||at VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, +165||L||5 ov||U|
|12/23/2013||at EDMONTON||2-6||L||0, -105||L||5.5 ov||O|
|12/27/2013||MINNESOTA||6-4||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|12/29/2013||at COLORADO||2-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/31/2013||BUFFALO||3-0||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||U|
|1/2/2014||at OTTAWA||3-4||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ev||O|
|1/4/2014||at BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +180||L||5 ov||P|
|1/5/2014||at PITTSBURGH||5-6||L||0, +215||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/7/2014||TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/11/2014||COLUMBUS||3-6||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/16/2014||at CALGARY|| |
|1/21/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
|1/23/2014||at SAN JOSE|| |
|PHOENIX: GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Phoenix Coyotes played the past four seasons with a chip on their shoulders, trying to prove they could win without an owner.
Now that there are owners looking over their shoulders, the Coyotes are facing something new: Expectations.
When IceArizona purchased the Coyotes from the NHL this summer, it put the Coyotes on the same financial and operational ground as the league's 29 other teams.
The group headed by George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc has already made a mark on the team, giving Phoenix the resources to re-sign goalie Mike Smith and lure top-line center Mike Ribeiro in free agency.
The next step for the Coyotes is to take their newfound stability - and wealth - and win more games after missing the playoffs last season.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Jets coach Claude Noel speaks in simple, straight-forward terms a lot of the time. He is one of these what-you-see-is-what-you-get leaders.
So, it should come as no surprise to see his illustration for Winnipeg this season, especially when his Jets just missed the playoffs last season.
``I clearly see that we have to make the playoffs,'' he said in June. ``But it's not easy to make the playoffs.''
Last season, the Jets finished ninth in the East, four points behind the No. 8 New York Islanders. Winnipeg captured hearts in Canada and was in contention into the final week of the season. In the end, the Jets seemed to have everything, in fact, except a berth.
So, like some other teams in Canada - Calgary and Edmonton last year - the Jets will try, try again to find that elusive spot this season. It won't be easy, as Noel points out. The Jets are now in the Western Conference, as part of NHL realignment, and are in a division with Stanley Cup-champion Chicago, Minnesota and St. Louis.
Winnipeg opens vs. Edmonton on Oct. 1.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHOENIX-WINNIPEG) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Coyotes-Jets Preview* ======================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Phoenix (21-14-9) at Winnipeg (19-23-5), 8:00 p.m. EDT
A fifth straight loss sealed Claude Noel's fate as coach of the Winnipeg Jets.
Now, it'll be up to Paul Maurice to begin turning around their season.
Maurice will make his debut behind the bench Monday night when the last-place Jets try to end their skid against the sputtering Phoenix Coyotes.
Winnipeg (19-23-5) has missed the playoffs in its first two seasons since relocating from Atlanta, falling short by just four points in 2012-13 when it was still in the Eastern Conference. However, the team has dropped into the Central Division cellar after moving to the West.
The Jets have shown few signs of improvement, especially lately. They've dropped a season-high five games in a row while surrendering 24 goals, and were booed off the ice at MTS Centre after falling 6-3 to Columbus on Saturday.
That was enough for them to dismiss Noel and assistant Perry Pearn on Sunday.
"I think it always comes as a shock," captain Andrew Ladd said. "I don't think anyone expected it. Two good people lose their job. Ultimately, it came down to the performance of all the guys in here. It's tough for everyone."
Noel was hired after the Jets moved to Winnipeg, compiling an 80-79-18 record. He's being replaced by Maurice, who agreed to a deal for the remainder of the season.
Maurice previously coached the Hartford/Carolina franchise during two separate stints and Toronto. In 15 seasons behind the bench, Maurice's teams have qualified for the playoffs four times, with the Hurricanes reaching the Stanley Cup finals in 2002.
He hasn't been in the NHL since being fired by Carolina in November 2011, and spent last season with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL.
Maurice is inheriting a team that's on the verge of six straight defeats for the first time since March 6-14, 2010. The Jets are among the league's worst defensively (3.00 goals per game) and on the power play (15.0 percent).
"All of us should be embarrassed that we're at the point we have to change the coach," center Olli Jokinen said.
The change could mean Dustin Byfuglien will return to defense after Noel moved him to right wing against the Blue Jackets. He had an assist on a power-play goal by Bryan Little while playing on the top line, which also includes Ladd.
Byfuglien's 35 points are one back of Little for the team lead.
Blake Wheeler leads Winnipeg with 16 goals, but was demoted to the third line with Jokinen on Saturday. The right wing, recently named to the U.S. Olympic team, has one goal and one assist with a minus-6 rating in his last six games.
He has an assist in each of the last two meetings with Phoenix. One of them came on Little's goal in a 1-0 win Dec. 1, 2011, ending a six-game slide in the series. That was also the Coyotes' first visit to Winnipeg since leaving for Phoenix in 1996.
The Coyotes have lost four of five after falling 5-3 to Anaheim on Saturday as they concluded a six-game homestand.
"We're not a very cohesive group right now," coach Dave Tippett said. "When you chase games all the time you look like an out-of-sort group, and that's where we are."
Martin Hanzal has been a bright spot of late, scoring five goals with five assists in his last 11 games, getting one of each Saturday. The center's 13 goals are three shy of his career high set in 2010-11, but he has just one assist in two games against the Jets.
Shane Doan has 10 points in 11 games against the Jets/Thrashers franchise, but he was held without a point in the latest matchup. He spent his rookie season with the first iteration of the Jets in 1995-96 after being drafted seventh overall.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 9:21:03 AM EST|