|15||NASHVILLE||+120||Ov 5.5,+105||+105||Ov 5.5,+105|
|16||WINNIPEG||-140||Un 5.5,-125||-125||Un 5.5,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10-16-0||-2.8||10-16||-2.8||11-12||2.3||29.5||3.1||29.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.3||2-3||-1.3||3-2||3.0||28.0||3.4||31.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||54||132||43||42||45||2||5||1586||8.3%||165||34||20.6%||229|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||26||61||19||21||20||1||3||768||7.9%||81||15||18.5%||104|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||4||4||7||0||0||140||10.7%||14||2||14.3%||27|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||16||39||14||13||11||1||1||448||8.7%||53||11||20.8%||63|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||163||51||51||53||8||10||1586||10.3%||167||34||20.4%||281|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||80||29||23||24||4||5||778||10.3%||84||15||17.9%||141|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||7||3||6||1||1||157||10.8%||16||7||43.7%||29|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||49||21||13||15||0||2||519||9.4%||52||10||19.2%||92|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||34||30||945||842||89.1%||2||10-20||-9.4||10-20-0||-9||18-10|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Road Games)||19||16||553||496||89.7%||1||5-11||-4.8||5-11-0||-5||10-4|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (vs. Division)||10||9||296||264||89.2%||1||2-7||-5.7||2-7-0||-6||4-4|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||129||112||86.8%||0||1-3||-1.7||1-3-0||-1||4-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (All Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (vs. Division)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (Last 4 Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CARTER HUTTON (All Games)||25||21||639||579||90.6%||1||11-10||+3.6||11-10-0||+3||9-8|
|CARTER HUTTON (Road Games)||15||14||387||346||89.4%||1||6-8||+0.2||6-8-0||0||7-5|
|CARTER HUTTON (vs. Division)||10||9||293||268||91.5%||0||5-4||+2||5-4-0||+2||2-6|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||127||117||92.1%||0||3-1||+2.3||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|MAREK MAZANEC (All Games)||25||22||650||586||90.2%||0||8-14||-5.8||8-14-0||-6||9-10|
|MAREK MAZANEC (Road Games)||10||8||260||237||91.2%||0||3-5||-1.3||3-5-0||-2||3-4|
|MAREK MAZANEC (vs. Division)||3||2||88||80||90.9%||0||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|MAREK MAZANEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||100||89||89.0%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||9||8||229||210||91.7%||1||4-4||+0.2||4-4-0||0||1-5|
|PEKKA RINNE (Road Games)||4||3||98||91||92.9%||1||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||-1||0-3|
|PEKKA RINNE (vs. Division)||4||3||103||95||92.2%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||106||94.6%||1||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13-14-0||-2.3||13-14||-2.3||16-9||3.2||34.4||3.2||29.2|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+5||4-1||+5||1-4||2.8||26.6||2.0||31.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||54||152||46||46||51||9||13||1664||9.1%||180||27||15.0%||254|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||27||87||28||24||30||5||8||928||9.4%||103||20||19.4%||149|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||4||3||5||2||1||133||10.5%||14||2||14.3%||22|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||20||47||16||9||19||3||5||612||7.7%||65||9||13.8%||79|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||158||45||53||55||5||7||1643||9.6%||192||32||16.7%||249|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||86||24||35||23||4||7||788||10.9%||107||19||17.8%||130|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||2||4||4||0||0||159||6.3%||20||3||15.0%||16|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||60||21||18||18||3||3||619||9.7%||63||9||14.3%||96|
|AL MONTOYA (All Games)||16||14||438||405||92.5%||2||8-6||+3.6||8-6-0||+3||5-9|
|AL MONTOYA (Home Games)||7||5||154||145||94.2%||2||3-2||+0.9||3-2-0||+1||3-2|
|AL MONTOYA (vs. Division)||7||5||175||163||93.1%||0||2-3||+0.5||2-3-0||0||1-4|
|AL MONTOYA (Last 4 Games)||4||4||130||119||91.5%||1||2-2||+1.1||2-2-0||+1||2-2|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||41||40||1202||1084||90.2%||2||17-23||-5||17-23-0||-5||19-17|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Home Games)||23||22||631||561||88.9%||1||10-12||-3.2||10-12-0||-3||13-7|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (vs. Division)||16||15||443||398||89.8%||1||4-11||-7.6||4-11-0||-8||5-8|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||115||92.7%||1||3-1||+2.8||3-1-0||+3||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NASHVILLE 3.15, WINNIPEG 3.14|
|1/2/2014||at BOSTON||2-3||L||0, +180||L||5 ov||P|
|1/4/2014||at FLORIDA||4-5||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|1/5/2014||at CAROLINA||1-2||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/7/2014||SAN JOSE||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ev||U|
|1/9/2014||ANAHEIM||3-4||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/11/2014||OTTAWA||1-2||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/12/2014||MINNESOTA||0-4||L||0, -150||L||5 un||U|
|1/14/2014||CALGARY||4-2||W||0, -190||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/16/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||4-3||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/18/2014||COLORADO||4-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/20/2014||DALLAS||4-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/23/2014||at VANCOUVER||2-1||W||0, +130||W||5 ov||U|
|1/24/2014||at CALGARY||4-5||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||O|
|1/26/2014||at EDMONTON||1-5||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/28/2014||at WINNIPEG|| |
|1/31/2014||NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/1/2014||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/6/2014||at MINNESOTA|| |
|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|
|1/13/2014||PHOENIX||5-1||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ev||O|
|1/16/2014||at CALGARY||5-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/18/2014||EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, -155||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/21/2014||at ANAHEIM||3-2||W||0, +185||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/23/2014||at SAN JOSE||0-1||L||0, +170||L||5.5 ev||U|
|1/25/2014||TORONTO||5-4||W||0, -125||W||6 un||O|
|1/26/2014||at CHICAGO||3-1||W||0, +210||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/2/2014||at MONTREAL|| |
|2/4/2014||at CAROLINA|| |
|2/6/2014||at WASHINGTON|| |
|2/8/2014||at ST LOUIS|| |
|NASHVILLE: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Making the playoffs has become so automatic for the Nashville Predators that they didn't react well to finishing below .500 for the first time in a decade.|
They went shopping in a very big way hoping to make sure thatdoesn't happen again.
The Predators opened free agency signing five of the seven players they added on the first day. Right wing Viktor Stalberg from Stanley Cup champ Chicago is the key addition, and they also added Eric Nystrom, and Matt Hendricks and center Matt Cullen, who helped Carolina win the Stanley Cup in 2006.
"It shows all the commitment," captain Shea Weber said. "They made those moves, and they addressed the needs we have. They filled some spots, and obviously everyone's going to see what those guys are capable of. And we're going to see what they can do in the locker room as well."
Nashville will be looking for its eighth playoff berth in a decade this season trying to bounce back from a 16-23-9 record that put them 14th in the Western Conference.
"We feel like we're back to having the depth and the pieces to do what we need to do," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said.
The Predators will need scoring from the new players.
They averaged just 2.27 goals per game last season, tying Florida for the worst scoring average in the NHL. Stalberg is expected to be the biggest addition if he can prove that all he needed was more playing time after struggling to find ice time behind the offensive stars in Chicago. He tied for fifth in goals in Chicago despite ranking 20th in minutes per game last season.
"All the guys in the locker room expect us to be back in the playoffs this year and to make a run," Stalberg said. "We got what it takes in here. It's a matter of putting it all together and finding a way to win hockey games."
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 (NASHVILLE-WINNIPEG) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Predators-Jets Preview* ========================
Nashville (23-23-8) at Winnipeg (25-24-5), 8:00 p.m. EDT
The Winnipeg Jets are playing much better than they did early in the season when they lost two of three to the Nashville Predators.
That's probably because of the effect Paul Maurice has had since taking over as coach earlier this month.
The Predators figure to face a more formidable opponent this time as they close a four-game trip Tuesday night against the Jets.
The Central Division's worst teams are separated by one point, with Nashville (23-23-8) winning two meetings in October before falling 5-0 at Winnipeg on Nov. 8.
The Jets (25-24-5) were coached by Claude Noel then, and are 6-1-0 since Maurice took over Jan. 12.
Improvement was evident in Sunday's 3-1 victory at Chicago, which won the first three meetings by a combined 15-5 margin.
"That win right there is just a great sign of character," Maurice said.
Blake Wheeler scored twice and Chicago native Al Montoya made 34 saves for his first win in his hometown. The Jets were outshot 18-2 in the first period and trailed after two before a three-goal outburst over the final 11:44.
"Anytime you beat the defending champs, it's special, especially in their building," Wheeler said. "Especially (with) kind of everything we've gone through this year. But we've played some good hockey lately and to get rewarded for it, get rewarded with two points in this building, that says a lot."
Wheeler has five goals and five assists with Maurice in charge for his most productive seven-game stretch of the season.
"He's a real, real dominant force from what I've seen and he's going to be a big part of this group for a long time," the coach said.
Winnipeg is 3-0-0 at home under Maurice, and Nashville will be hoping to avoid further lingering effects from two straight defeats.
The Predators blew a two-goal lead in the third period of Friday's 5-4 shootout loss to Calgary and fell 5-1 to Edmonton on Sunday.
"I'm quite disappointed," coach Barry Trotz said. "We had a game in Calgary the other day and let a point slip away, and we had it 1-1 late in the first (against the Oilers) and I thought we would be in good shape."
Winnipeg has shown it isn't afraid to use its bodies this season. The Jets rank among the NHL's leaders with 27.57 hits per game and 15.52 blocked shots per contest.
The Predators block a lot of shots with 15.31 per game but are less physical with an average of 19.70 hits.
Nashville will have to be wary of Evander Kane, who averages 4.1 shots on goal to rank among the NHL's best.
Kane can be expected to put pressure on the Predators' defensive pairing of Shea Weber and Roman Josi. That duo ranks among the league's leaders in average ice time, with Weber at 26:54 and Josi at 26:04.
Josi is tied for the team lead with eight points over the last seven games, with Weber adding six.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 10:18:40 PM EST|