|13||CALGARY||+245||Ov 5.5,+100||+230||Ov 5.5,+110|
|14||SAN JOSE||-285||Un 5.5,-120||-270||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-16-0||-0.4||9-16||-0.4||14-10||2.3||26.4||3.3||31.4|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.4||1-4||-2.4||2-2||1.8||27.2||2.8||27.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||49||109||22||39||41||7||3||1301||8.4%||159||21||13.2%||185|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||25||58||13||21||20||4||1||661||8.8%||87||11||12.6%||97|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||1||2||6||0||0||136||6.6%||17||2||11.8%||15|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||15||30||5||12||12||1||0||378||7.9%||46||7||15.2%||47|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||156||44||46||59||7||10||1436||10.9%||162||32||19.8%||273|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||83||22||28||29||4||6||785||10.6%||89||23||25.8%||149|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||4||4||5||1||1||139||10.1%||16||4||25.0%||24|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||48||14||11||20||3||5||452||10.6%||51||10||19.6%||82|
|RETO BERRA (All Games)||21||21||606||542||89.4%||2||5-16||-9.7||5-16-0||-9||8-12|
|RETO BERRA (Road Games)||8||8||272||244||89.7%||2||3-5||0||3-5-0||0||4-4|
|RETO BERRA (vs. Division)||7||7||214||193||90.2%||1||1-6||-5||1-6-0||-4||2-4|
|RETO BERRA (Last 4 Games)||4||4||99||83||83.8%||1||0-4||-4.1||0-4-0||-4||2-2|
|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. Division)||3||3||82||71||86.6%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|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)||23||21||632||572||90.5%||0||8-13||-0.8||8-13-0||-1||10-10|
|KARRI RAMO (Road Games)||15||14||424||384||90.6%||0||5-9||-0.1||5-9-0||0||8-5|
|KARRI RAMO (vs. Division)||6||5||153||142||92.8%||0||3-2||+3.9||3-2-0||+3||1-3|
|KARRI RAMO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||108||90.8%||0||1-3||-1.4||1-3-0||-1||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16-5-0||+3.6||16-5||+3.6||9-10||3.8||38.0||2.1||28.4|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.6||4-1||+2.6||1-4||2.8||30.4||1.4||27.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||49||158||54||52||42||10||13||1731||9.1%||185||35||18.9%||276|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21||79||27||29||19||4||7||799||9.9%||90||18||20.0%||138|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||4||7||2||1||1||152||9.2%||12||2||16.7%||26|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||17||56||19||21||11||5||6||581||9.6%||74||13||17.6%||94|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||121||25||47||43||6||7||1392||8.7%||128||22||17.2%||203|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||45||14||9||19||3||3||597||7.5%||65||8||12.3%||76|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||4||2||1||0||0||136||5.1%||15||2||13.3%||14|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||41||10||15||14||2||1||489||8.4%||51||9||17.6%||65|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||42||42||1132||1034||91.3%||0||25-17||-3.1||25-17-0||-2||21-17|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Home Games)||20||20||530||490||92.5%||0||15-5||+2.6||15-5-0||+3||9-9|
|ANTTI NIEMI (vs. Division)||15||15||420||384||91.4%||0||10-5||+3||10-5-0||+3||7-5|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||105||93.7%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||11||7||258||242||93.8%||0||6-1||+4.8||6-1-0||+4||2-5|
|ALEX STALOCK (Home Games)||2||1||67||65||97.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|ALEX STALOCK (vs. Division)||4||2||69||65||94.2%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)||4||2||70||66||94.3%||0||2-0||+2.4||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CALGARY 3.22, SAN JOSE 3.15|
|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||2-0||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/14/2014||at NASHVILLE||2-4||L||0, +165||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/16/2014||WINNIPEG||2-5||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/18/2014||at VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, +185||L||5 ov||P|
|1/20/2014||at SAN JOSE|| |
|1/30/2014||SAN JOSE|| |
|12/27/2013||at PHOENIX||4-3||W||0, -135||W||5.5 ev||O|
|12/29/2013||ANAHEIM||3-1||W||0, -165||W||5.5 ov||U|
|12/31/2013||at ANAHEIM||3-6||L||0, +100||L||5.5 ev||O|
|1/2/2014||EDMONTON||5-1||W||0, -255||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/4/2014||at COLORADO||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/5/2014||at CHICAGO||3-2||W||0, +145||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/7/2014||at NASHVILLE||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5.5 ev||U|
|1/9/2014||DETROIT||4-1||W||0, -180||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/11/2014||BOSTON||0-1||L||0, -145||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/14/2014||at WASHINGTON||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/16/2014||at FLORIDA||3-0||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/18/2014||at TAMPA BAY||5-4||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/27/2014||LOS ANGELES|| |
|1/29/2014||at EDMONTON|| |
|1/30/2014||at CALGARY|| |
|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.
|SAN JOSE: SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Preparations for the upcoming campaign started early for the San Jose Sharks when they retooled their roster before last season's trade deadline.
A strong finish last spring, followed by a playoff run that ended in Game 7 of the second round, proved to the Sharks that those changes that made the team faster and more aggressive worked.
Now they hope that new identity carries over to this season and is just the right tonic to help one of the league's top regular-season teams over the past decade take that next step and make it to the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CALGARY-SAN JOSE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flames-Sharks Preview* =======================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Calgary (16-26-7) at San Jose (31-12-6), 10:30 p.m. EDT
The Calgary Flames' last game started with a brawl, but ended like most of their performances over the last three weeks - in defeat.
The San Jose Sharks enjoyed a much more effective eruption from Joe Pavelski.
The woeful Flames may be looking for a different way to get themselves going Monday night as they attempt to slow down one of the NHL's hottest scorers and earn a rare win in San Jose.
Calgary (16-26-7) is only three points better than last-place Edmonton in the Western Conference thanks to a 2-9-1 stretch in which it's totaled just 14 goals.
In an effort to create a spark, coach Bob Hartley started the fourth line in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss at Vancouver. However, all it ignited was a brawl with the Canucks' tough guys off the faceoff, as all 10 skaters paired off. It also enraged Vancouver coach John Tortorella, who shouted vehemently at a stoic Hartley from his bench.
The incident resulted in eight ejections and 150 of the game's 204 penalty minutes. Tortorella also tried to confront Hartley after the first period, but was detained as he tried to gain access to the Flames locker room.
Hartley felt justified in his decision to go with his fourth line, citing Brian McGrattan and Kevin Westgarth's presence on the ice on a goal by Lance Bouma late in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Winnipeg. Neither touched the puck on Bouma's tally, which occurred three seconds after a faceoff.
"Those guys are playing well for us. They got us a goal last game. We're not scoring many goals," Hartley said. "We had zero intentions there. Those guys are playing hard for us. As far as I know they were the home team. They had the luxury to put whoever they wanted on the ice.
"He decided who he puts on. It is what it is."
While the NHL is expected to hand out disciplinary actions, Hartley will try to keep Calgary focused on Pavelski and the Sharks (31-12-6), who have taken six of the past seven meetings at home, including a 6-3 victory Oct. 19.
Pavelski had two goals and two assists in that meeting, giving him 11 and 14 in 18 career home matchups. He got another assist on a goal by Patrick Marleau in a 3-2 overtime win at Calgary on Nov. 12.
Pavelski is certainly coming into this meeting off an impressive performance. He netted a natural hat trick in the second period of Saturday's 5-4 comeback win at Tampa Bay as San Jose finished its road trip 3-0.
"We talked that we were going to play all the way through," Pavelski said. "We've ended road trips with losses but we wanted to be able to clean-sweep one for a change."
Pavelski is among the league leaders with 25 goals, and he's scored 16 of them over the past 19 contests.
The Sharks, who are opening a four-game homestand, are 16-2-3 at home but were shut out in the most recent, a 1-0 loss to Boston on Jan. 11.
Joe Thornton has 11 points in his last seven games against the Flames, getting four in the two this season. His assist on Pavelski's final goal Saturday gave him 1,170 points to tie him with Hall of Famer Bobby Hull for 48th all-time.
The Flames would welcome some production from Sean Monahan, who is tied with the injured Michael Cammalleri (concussion) for the team lead with 13 goals.
The rookie center has one goal in his last seven games, but has a goal and two assists against San Jose this season.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 6:30:28 AM EST|