|5||PHOENIX||-135||Ov 5.5,+105||-130||Ov 5.5,+105|
|6||CALGARY||+115||Un 5.5,-125||+110||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-15-0||-5.5||9-15||-5.5||10-14||2.5||29.5||3.1||34.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.9||2-3||-1.9||2-2||1.6||26.2||2.6||29.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||49||141||28||58||48||7||9||1561||9.0%||171||34||19.9%||242|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||24||59||14||25||17||3||3||709||8.3%||78||13||16.7%||106|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||4||2||2||0||0||131||6.1%||18||5||27.8%||15|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||19||57||10||21||23||3||3||602||9.5%||71||11||15.5%||95|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||149||43||54||43||9||13||1587||9.4%||180||39||21.7%||235|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||75||26||23||20||6||8||822||9.1%||94||18||19.1%||114|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||6||3||4||0||0||149||8.7%||26||5||19.2%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||58||16||24||14||4||5||630||9.2%||68||15||22.1%||88|
|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 (vs. Division)||7||5||150||137||91.3%||1||1-4||-3.4||1-4-0||-3||3-2|
|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)||42||40||1284||1169||91.0%||1||18-22||-8||18-22-0||-6||23-14|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||19||18||632||578||91.5%||0||6-12||-5.6||6-12-0||-4||9-9|
|MIKE SMITH (vs. Division)||16||14||477||437||91.6%||1||8-6||+2||8-6-0||+2||7-7|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||103||92.8%||1||2-2||-0.5||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7-17-0||-10.2||7-17||-10.2||8-15||2.1||26.7||3.0||27.1|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.4||1-4||-2.4||2-2||2.0||26.2||3.0||28.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||50||111||24||39||41||7||3||1324||8.4%||159||21||13.2%||189|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||24||51||9||18||21||3||2||640||8.0%||72||10||13.9%||88|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||3||2||5||0||0||131||7.6%||12||2||16.7%||17|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||16||32||7||12||12||1||0||401||8.0%||46||7||15.2%||51|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||159||46||47||59||7||10||1463||10.9%||163||33||20.2%||279|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||73||22||18||30||3||4||651||11.2%||73||9||12.3%||124|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||5||4||5||1||1||140||10.7%||14||5||35.7%||28|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||51||16||12||20||3||5||479||10.6%||52||11||21.2%||88|
|RETO BERRA (All Games)||21||21||606||542||89.4%||2||5-16||-9.7||5-16-0||-9||8-12|
|RETO BERRA (Home Games)||13||13||334||298||89.2%||0||2-11||-9.7||2-11-0||-9||4-8|
|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 (Home Games)||4||4||106||93||87.7%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|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)||24||22||659||596||90.4%||0||8-14||-1.8||8-14-0||-2||10-11|
|KARRI RAMO (Home Games)||8||7||208||188||90.4%||0||3-4||-0.8||3-4-0||-1||2-5|
|KARRI RAMO (vs. Division)||7||6||180||166||92.2%||0||3-3||+2.9||3-3-0||+2||1-4|
|KARRI RAMO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||108||92.3%||0||1-3||-1.4||1-3-0||-1||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHOENIX 3.18, CALGARY 3.18|
|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||1-5||L||0, -140||L||5.5 ev||O|
|1/14/2014||at ST LOUIS||1-2||L||0, +175||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/16/2014||VANCOUVER||1-0||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/18/2014||NEW JERSEY||3-2||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||P|
|1/20/2014||TORONTO||2-4||L||0, -150||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/22/2014||at CALGARY|| |
|1/24/2014||at EDMONTON|| |
|1/26/2014||at VANCOUVER|| |
|1/28/2014||LOS ANGELES|| |
|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||2-3||L||0, +230||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/30/2014||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.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHOENIX-CALGARY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Coyotes-Flames Preview* ========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Phoenix (23-17-9) at Calgary (16-27-7), 9:30 p.m. EDT
Mired in the longest home losing streak in club history, the Calgary Flames might be pleased to see the Phoenix Coyotes coming to town.
The lowly Flames can avoid an eighth consecutive loss at the Saddledome on Wednesday night with a fifth straight home victory over a Coyotes team in the midst of its longest road slide of the season.
Calgary (16-27-7) has lost four in a row and 15 of 18 overall, and it has been outscored 22-4 during a team-record, seven-game home skid. With a 7-14-3 mark at the Saddledome, the Flames are in danger of posting their first losing record there in 10 seasons.
"It's frustrating for our fans, for sure," said forward Matt Stajan, who has two points in his last 18 games but signed a four-year deal worth $12.5 million Monday.
"Every year, we take pride in wearing this jersey, especially on home ice. We've always had success in this building. In this recent stretch, it hasn't been very pretty."
Either has Calgary's offensive play. The Flames have scored twice in five straight games after totaling six during a 1-7-0 stretch. Two days after a 3-2 shootout loss at Vancouver in a game marred by a brawl off the opening faceoff, the Flames couldn't hold a 1-0 lead in Monday's 3-2 defeat at San Jose.
Enforcer Kevin Westgarth scored his first goal of the season against the Sharks after he was part of the brawl Saturday that resulted in a $25,000 fine for Calgary coach Bob Hartley.
"We're disappointed in the loss, but you can't fault the effort," Stajan said. "We had our chances. If we continue to work like that we'll give ourselves a chance no doubt about it."
The Flames might have a good chance to temporarily end their struggles Wednesday versus Phoenix (23-17-9), which has allowed 16 goals during an 0-3-1 slide at Calgary. The Coyotes outscored the Flames 10-2 in two home meetings this season but lost 4-1 at the Saddledome on Dec. 4.
Phoenix has totaled five goals during an 0-2-2 road stretch which includes three one-goal defeats. The offense wasn't much better in a recent three-game homestand, but the Coyotes had a chance to sweep it before losing 4-2 to Toronto on Monday.
They matched a team record by scoring a power-play goal in eight straight games with Mike Ribeiro's early in the third, but that came after they already trailed 3-0. Phoenix allowed two power-play goals and has surrendered 10 in 10 games this month.
"There are little things that come back to haunt us off and on all year, and those continue to be areas of concern and areas we have to improve in," coach Dave Tippett told the Coyotes' official website.
Antoine Vermette scored short-handed for his second goal in three games after going 11 without one.
Martin Hanzal had a goal with an assist in Phoenix's 6-0 win over Calgary on Jan. 7, and he could return after missing Monday's contest with a lower-body injury.
"He was close to playing," Tippett said. "(It's) just one of those things we're better keeping him off for a day."
The four goals Mike Smith allowed against Toronto matched his total yielded in the previous three games. He has a 3.91 goals-against average during a three-game skid at Calgary. Backup Thomas Greiss was in net for last month's loss at Calgary, then made 27 saves for his second career shutout two weeks ago against the Flames.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 10:24:03 AM EST|