|5||FLORIDA||+165||Ov 5,-125||+175||Ov 5,-130|
|6||BOSTON||-190||Un 5,+105||-205||Un 5,+110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11-16-0||-0.5||11-16||-0.5||12-12||2.4||29.3||3.0||29.9|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+2.7||3-2||+2.7||3-2||3.6||32.4||2.8||33.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||52||127||30||41||49||7||9||1523||8.3%||171||15||8.8%||192|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||27||66||15||22||26||3||4||790||8.4%||99||6||6.1%||102|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||5||3||9||1||1||162||11.1%||15||0||0.0%||29|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||19||47||14||13||17||3||4||566||8.3%||59||6||10.2%||72|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||158||48||56||47||7||8||1577||10.0%||161||36||22.4%||266|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||82||25||28||26||3||3||807||10.2%||84||20||23.8%||139|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||4||5||5||0||0||165||8.5%||18||3||16.7%||22|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||56||20||17||18||1||2||567||9.9%||66||15||22.7%||96|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (All Games)||13||11||329||297||90.3%||0||6-5||+3.4||6-5-0||+3||5-4|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Road Games)||8||7||206||188||91.3%||0||4-3||+3.2||4-3-0||+2||3-3|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (vs. Division)||8||7||204||184||90.2%||0||4-3||+1.8||4-3-0||+1||3-2|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||125||113||90.4%||0||2-2||+1.4||2-2-0||+1||3-0|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (All Games)||12||9||285||249||87.4%||0||1-8||-7.4||1-8-0||-7||6-3|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Road Games)||5||3||117||100||85.5%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||3-0|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (vs. Division)||3||3||72||61||84.7%||0||0-3||-3.5||0-3-0||-3||2-1|
|JACOB MARKSTROM (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||94||85.5%||0||0-4||-4.4||0-4-0||-4||3-1|
|TIM THOMAS (All Games)||32||32||960||878||91.5%||0||14-18||-1.1||14-18-0||-2||12-17|
|TIM THOMAS (Road Games)||17||17||483||439||90.9%||0||7-10||-0.7||7-10-0||-1||6-9|
|TIM THOMAS (vs. Division)||9||9||290||267||92.1%||0||5-4||+1.4||5-4-0||+1||3-5|
|TIM THOMAS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||129||116||89.9%||0||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||19-7-0||+6.1||19-7||+6.1||4-8||3.0||30.8||1.9||28.9|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||3-1||4.2||34.0||2.2||31.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||51||153||44||43||61||5||9||1577||9.7%||143||29||20.3%||257|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||26||77||24||18||30||5||4||802||9.6%||71||15||21.1%||132|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||21||6||7||8||0||1||170||12.4%||18||5||27.8%||35|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||18||58||15||19||24||0||4||589||9.8%||51||10||19.6%||94|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||113||29||44||37||3||4||1497||7.5%||170||29||17.1%||186|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||49||17||15||15||2||3||751||6.5%||92||16||17.4%||79|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||2||4||4||1||1||157||7.0%||19||3||15.8%||17|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||38||11||15||12||0||0||505||7.5%||60||4||6.7%||65|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)||12||11||319||292||91.5%||0||9-2||+6||9-2-0||+6||6-2|
|BRENT JOHNSON (Home Games)||4||4||95||88||92.6%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||0-1|
|BRENT JOHNSON (vs. Division)||3||3||71||63||88.7%||0||2-1||+0.3||2-1-0||0||3-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||2||0||35||33||94.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (vs. Division)||1||0||18||17||94.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)||2||0||35||33||94.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||39||39||1107||1029||93.0%||3||23-16||+0.1||23-16-0||+1||12-13|
|TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)||21||21||620||583||94.0%||3||14-7||+1.1||14-7-0||+1||4-7|
|TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)||15||15||416||387||93.0%||2||9-6||+0.4||9-6-0||+1||4-5|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||115||108||93.9%||0||2-2||-0.6||2-2-0||-1||2-2|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (All Games)||1||1||35||33||94.3%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (Home Games)||1||1||35||33||94.3%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (Last 4 Games)||1||1||35||33||94.3%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: FLORIDA 3.1, BOSTON 3.16|
|1/4/2014||NASHVILLE||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|1/6/2014||at MONTREAL||1-2||L||0, +150||L||5 ov||U|
|1/9/2014||at BUFFALO||2-1||W||0, -135||W||5 un||U|
|1/11/2014||at NEW JERSEY||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5 un||U|
|1/14/2014||NY ISLANDERS||4-2||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||O|
|1/16/2014||SAN JOSE||0-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/18/2014||at CAROLINA||2-3||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/20/2014||at PITTSBURGH||5-1||W||0, +240||W||5.5 ev||O|
|1/21/2014||at BUFFALO||4-3||W||0, +105||W||5 un||O|
|1/24/2014||COLORADO||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2014||at DETROIT||5-4||W||0, +125||W||5 ov||O|
|1/28/2014||at BOSTON|| |
|1/30/2014||at TORONTO|| |
|2/1/2014||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/7/2014||at CAROLINA|| |
|1/2/2014||NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, -215||W||5 ov||P|
|1/4/2014||WINNIPEG||4-1||W||0, -215||W||5 ov||P|
|1/7/2014||at ANAHEIM||2-5||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||O|
|1/9/2014||at LOS ANGELES||2-4||L||0, +105||L||5 un||O|
|1/11/2014||at SAN JOSE||1-0||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/14/2014||TORONTO||3-4||L||0, -190||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/16/2014||at DALLAS||4-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/19/2014||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/20/2014||LOS ANGELES||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 un||P|
|1/25/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||6-1||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/27/2014||at NY ISLANDERS||6-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/6/2014||at ST LOUIS|| |
|FLORIDA: SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - When the lockout ended and last season started for the Florida Panthers, there was so much promise.
A banner commemorating the team's division title was unfurled on opening night, the franchise's star-in-waiting scored on his first NHL shot and everything looked bright.
That good feeling disappeared in a hurry. The Panthers went from celebrating to collapsing without warning, and wound up finishing the season having given up more goals than any other team while being tied for last in goal-scoring - and posting the worst record in the NHL.
``It wasn't pleasant,'' Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski said.
One disaster after another - injuries and scoring droughts, mostly - plagued Florida last season, and the Panthers haven't forgotten. When camp opened earlier this month, the Panthers talked of both a need to move ahead but the necessity to remember how painful it was to be out of the playoff chase so early last season.
``I think we all pretty well know that we don't want to have another disaster like last year,'' Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. ``Guys are professional. They should be able to figure it out and if they don't figure it out, I'll figure it out for them.''
Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said his team cannot ignore the memory of last season's freefall. Not counting goals awarded in shootouts, Florida skaters scored 109 times last year, tied with Nashville for the worst total in the league.
``We had to acknowledge what happened as a group. We had to understand that there was ownership by all of us, from the GM to the coaching to the players and I think we all did that,'' Dineen said. ``I think the commitment was made to be better. There's been some hard decisions made this summer ... but we need to put a team and a style of that gives us the best chance to win.''
Changes were made, such as letting longtime Florida forward Stephen Weiss leave through free agency, and bringing Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Tim Thomas into the organization as a veteran influence. Thomas and Jacob Markstrom figure to get the bulk of the work in net early.
|BOSTON: BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins were less than two minutes away from forcing a seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals. Now they must wait nearly seven months until the next postseason.
With the core of their team returning, the Bruins should reach the playoffs for the seventh straight season. And they took steps to secure their long-term future by signing center Patrice Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask to eight-year contracts and general manager Peter Chiarelli to a four-year extension.
Last season, the Bruins came close to their second championship in three years. They led Chicago 2-1 in Game 6 then allowed two goals in the last 76 seconds and the Blackhawks won 3-2 to take the Cup.
The Bruins open the season Oct. 3 at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (FLORIDA-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Panthers-Bruins Preview* =========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Florida (21-24-7) at Boston (32-15-3), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Tim Thomas cemented himself as a Boston Bruins legend during his seven-plus seasons in Beantown, winning the Vezina Trophy twice and helping the franchise end a 39-year Stanley Cup drought in 2011.
His controversial and tumultuous exit hasn't prevented him from thinking fondly of his time with the Bruins, and he's expected to make his first start as a visitor in Boston with the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
Thomas won the Vezina in 2008-09 and again in 2010-11, when he backstopped the Bruins to their first championship since 1972. The netminder, though, opted not to attend a team celebration at the White House the following season due to political reasons.
After Boston was eliminated in the first round of the 2012 playoffs, Thomas announced he would be taking a one-year leave of absence to spend more time with his family.
"I never had anyone say anything negative to my face. That was all in the media," Thomas said. "All I got was tons of support."
The Bruins reached the Stanley Cup finals behind Tuukka Rask with Thomas on hiatus, though the veteran said he has no regrets. Boston traded Thomas' contract to the New York Islanders in a salary-cap move last season, and he latched on with Florida during the offseason.
"Of course it crossed my mind, but I was more just happy to see the success they were having and happy to see Tuukka have success," Thomas said. "I knew he was a great goalie and I knew when I made my decision I was leaving the team in very strong hands."
While Rask is shining with a 2.08 goals-against average for Atlantic Division-leading Boston (33-15-3), Thomas has struggled at times for the young Panthers (21-24-7).
Thomas, though, improved to 8-4-2 with a 2.29 GAA in his last 14 starts with Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over Detroit. Florida has won three of four.
"He's been great for our club," interim coach Peter Horachek said. "He makes big saves, he's competitive. His personality allows guys to settle down a little bit. He's been really good for us."
Horachek said Thomas hasn't let on that this contest means more than any other, but he's sure his goaltender has some fond memories of TD Garden.
"You win in a place and you win with certain members of the other team, there's always a connection that never goes away," Horachek said.
Thomas didn't play in Florida's 4-1 loss at Boston on Nov. 7 after making 37 saves against his former team in a 3-2 home defeat Oct. 17. Rask won both contests, making 27 saves in the first and 23 in the second.
Rask will be in net for this meeting after backup Chad Johnson made 34 saves in Monday's 6-3 win over the Islanders. Zdeno Chara's goal marked his 500th NHL point, and Brad Marchand had a goal and three assists for the Bruins, who are 3-0-1 in their last four.
Marchand has seven goals and five assists over the last five contests.
"We're expected to do a job out there," Marchand said of a line that includes Patrice Bergeron and Reilly Smith. "We got contributions from every line. That's how we win games and what makes us so tough to ."
It's unclear if the Panthers, losers of five straight to the Bruins, will have rookie Aleksander Barkov in the lineup after he missed Sunday's contest with a lower-body injury.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 11:01:59 PM EST|