|7||CAROLINA||+125||Ov 5.5,+105||+105||Ov 5.5,+105|
|8||PHILADELPHIA||-145||Un 5.5,-125||-125||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-13-0||-1.6||9-13||-1.6||11-9||2.5||29.8||3.0||32.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.9||2-3||-1.9||2-3||2.4||37.0||2.6||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||48||117||22||54||37||4||5||1474||7.9%||171||25||14.6%||187|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22||55||7||32||15||1||2||656||8.4%||68||11||16.2%||88|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||4||5||0||0||185||6.5%||16||3||18.7%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||17||41||9||24||6||2||0||517||7.9%||56||9||16.1%||73|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||137||38||42||48||9||9||1485||9.2%||155||32||20.6%||234|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||67||18||23||22||4||4||712||9.4%||75||16||21.3%||114|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||6||4||3||0||0||142||9.2%||14||3||21.4%||24|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||49||8||17||23||1||1||494||9.9%||53||13||24.5%||90|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||11||9||318||297||93.4%||1||7-2||+5||7-2-0||+4||2-7|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Road Games)||4||4||137||127||92.7%||1||3-1||+2.8||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (vs. Division)||5||5||155||144||92.9%||1||4-1||+3.8||4-1-0||+3||1-4|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||109||100||91.7%||1||1-2||-1.8||1-2-0||-2||0-3|
|MIKE MURPHY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MURPHY (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MURPHY (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JUSTIN PETERS (All Games)||21||21||626||575||91.9%||2||7-14||-5.9||7-14-0||-6||8-11|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Road Games)||11||11||363||335||92.3%||1||3-8||-3.8||3-8-0||-4||5-5|
|JUSTIN PETERS (vs. Division)||7||7||195||177||90.8%||1||3-4||-0.7||3-4-0||0||3-4|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||108||94||87.0%||0||0-4||-4.4||0-4-0||-4||3-0|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||19||18||535||479||89.5%||0||6-12||-5.6||6-12-0||-6||10-5|
|CAM WARD (Road Games)||8||7||208||183||88.0%||0||3-4||-0.5||3-4-0||-1||5-1|
|CAM WARD (vs. Division)||5||5||143||124||86.7%||0||2-3||-1.1||2-3-0||-1||5-0|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||108||92||85.2%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||4-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13-9-0||+1.8||13-9||+1.8||9-10||2.8||31.7||2.6||29.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.6||2-3||-1.6||4-1||3.4||32.4||3.8||32.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||50||137||35||45||53||4||12||1503||9.1%||188||34||18.1%||231|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||22||62||19||22||21||0||5||698||8.9%||91||11||12.1%||104|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||3||6||8||0||1||162||10.5%||18||4||22.2%||30|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||18||48||9||17||21||1||3||520||9.2%||68||9||13.2%||83|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||144||31||55||52||6||11||1499||9.6%||199||32||16.1%||239|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||58||13||25||19||1||4||643||9.0%||79||12||15.2%||96|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||8||4||5||2||2||163||11.7%||23||5||21.7%||31|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||55||14||20||18||3||5||563||9.8%||67||9||13.4%||91|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||18||15||433||390||90.1%||1||5-10||-4.7||5-10-0||-5||6-7|
|RAY EMERY (Home Games)||5||3||81||74||91.4%||0||1-2||-1.8||1-2-0||-2||1-1|
|RAY EMERY (vs. Division)||9||8||228||207||90.8%||0||3-5||-1.6||3-5-0||-2||3-4|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||4||2||90||83||92.2%||0||0-2||-2.2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||37||35||1060||970||91.5%||0||20-15||+3.7||20-15-0||+5||17-14|
|STEVE MASON (Home Games)||20||19||559||512||91.6%||0||12-7||+3.6||12-7-0||+4||8-9|
|STEVE MASON (vs. Division)||11||10||332||303||91.3%||0||6-4||+1.8||6-4-0||+2||6-4|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||97||82||84.5%||0||2-2||-0.8||2-2-0||0||4-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 3.13, PHILADELPHIA 2.99|
|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|
|1/13/2014||CALGARY||0-2||L||0, -180||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/18/2014||FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/19/2014||TAMPA BAY||3-5||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/22/2014||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|1/23/2014||at BUFFALO|| |
|1/28/2014||at MONTREAL|| |
|1/31/2014||ST LOUIS|| |
|12/28/2013||at EDMONTON||4-3||W||0, -140||W||5.5 ev||O|
|12/30/2013||at VANCOUVER||4-3||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||O|
|12/31/2013||at CALGARY||4-1||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/2/2014||at COLORADO||1-2||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/4/2014||at PHOENIX||5-3||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/7/2014||at NEW JERSEY||3-2||W||0, -105||W||5 ev||P|
|1/8/2014||MONTREAL||3-1||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|1/11/2014||TAMPA BAY||3-6||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/12/2014||at NY RANGERS||1-4||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/14/2014||at BUFFALO||4-3||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||O|
|1/16/2014||NASHVILLE||3-4||L||0, -145||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/18/2014||NY ISLANDERS||6-4||W||0, -150||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/20/2014||at NY ISLANDERS||3-4||L||0, -115||L||6 ov||O|
|1/23/2014||at COLUMBUS|| |
|1/30/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
|2/1/2014||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|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.
|PHILADELPHIA: PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Uncharacteristically out of the playoffs last season, the frustrated Flyers turned their summer into a game of fantasy hockey.
Time will tell if they win that game.
Either way, Philadelphia is different.
In came 33-year-old forward Vinny Lecavalier, given a five-year deal worth $22.5 million to spruce up the offense. In came 35-year-old defenseman Mark Streit, given a $21-million, four-year deal to shore up the defense. And in came 30-year-old goaltender Ray Emery - on a $1.65 million, one-year deal to join the Flyers a second time - to give Steve Mason some competition for the top spot.
Philadelphia even took a retreat to Lake Placid to help team rapport, and mesh the new faces in with the old ones.
This new-look bunch will debut - ready or not - vs. Toronto on Oct. 2.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CAROLINA-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Hurricanes-Flyers Preview* ===========================
By JORDAN GARRETSON STATS Writer
Carolina (20-19-9) at Philadelphia (25-19-6), 6:00 p.m. EDT
Despite having one of the league's worst records, the Carolina Hurricanes are just a strong run shy of catching the Philadelphia Flyers for the third and final playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division.
A win in Philadelphia on Wednesday night after Tuesday's meeting was pushed back because of a snowstorm would help the Hurricanes cut into that margin. It would also mark a third straight victory in the series for the first time since they relocated from Connecticut.
Carolina's back-to-back wins over the Flyers - 2-1 home victories Oct. 6 and Nov. 5 - are the franchise's first since 2000. The Hurricanes haven't knocked them off in three consecutive meetings since a six-game winning streak as the Hartford Whalers from Dec. 22, 1990-April 15, 1992.
Carolina (20-19-9) has just 49 points but is only seven back of Philadelphia for third in the division. The Hurricanes would be much closer if it weren't for their recent struggles to find the back of the net, scoring six goals on 149 shots over the last four games. They've lost three times in that span after winning a season-best five in a row.
Jeff Skinner, whose 21 goals lead the club, has 19 shots over his last four contests without a goal after scoring seven in his previous five. He matched a season high with seven shots in Sunday's 5-3 home loss to Tampa Bay.
Carolina tallied 51 shots to the Lightning's 24. It marked the club's first game with at least 50 since April 7, 2009, and first since Dec. 31, 2006, in which it lost by two or more goals despite taking at least twice as many shots as the opponent.
Justin Peters made his first start of the month but was pulled in the first period after allowing three goals on seven shots, and the Hurricanes would trail 4-0 early in the second. Carolina's top defensive pairing of Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera was on the ice for all five goals allowed.
The Hurricanes are 3-14-4 when trailing after two periods.
"A lot of what we wanted to do was throw pucks at the net, attack," said Eric Staal, who had a goal and an assist for his fourth multipoint performance in six games. "All those goals that can deflate you, they capitalized on. We didn't sulk or cry. We continued to work and compete and had a lot of other chances and fought hard to try to get back into it. Just was a little too big of a hill to climb."
Carolina might be able to break through for more offense against Philadelphia (25-19-6), which has surrendered 23 goals over its last six contests.
The Flyers built a 3-1 lead on two second-period goals from Matt Read on Monday against the New York Islanders, but were outshot 17-3 in the third and lost 4-3 in a shootout.
Philadelphia allowed two power-play goals on six chances, including the tying goal with 2:58 left. The Flyers have been short-handed a league-worst 201 times.
"You can't win if you take penalties like we did," coach Craig Berube said. "We got caught at the worst time."
Read, playing his fourth game since sitting out four with concussion symptoms, also scored in the shootout and on an empty-netter in Saturday's home win over the Islanders.
Skinner has three goals and four assists in his last six games versus the Flyers.
Carolina has lost eight of nine in Philadelphia, where the Flyers have gone 11-1-1 since Nov. 8.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 1:57:24 PM EST|