|57||NEW JERSEY||+110||Ov 5,-110||+110||Ov 5,-110|
|58||NASHVILLE||-130||Un 5,-110||-130||Un 5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11-20-0||-5.6||11-20||-5.6||10-13||2.3||26.9||3.0||26.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.3||3-2||+1.3||2-2||3.0||24.4||2.8||25.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||55||130||37||36||50||7||3||1439||9.0%||163||33||20.2%||225|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||31||71||20||17||29||5||2||834||8.5%||91||22||24.2%||125|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||8||4||2||1||0||122||12.3%||18||7||38.9%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||137||33||46||47||11||15||1397||9.8%||176||23||13.1%||227|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||92||25||32||30||5||9||818||11.2%||99||17||17.2%||159|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||4||5||5||0||1||125||11.2%||16||1||6.2%||25|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||28||28||692||622||89.9%||2||13-15||-0.1||13-15-0||+2||12-9|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Road Games)||15||15||382||336||88.0%||0||7-8||+2||7-8-0||+3||8-3|
|MARTIN BRODEUR(vs. Non-Conference)||8||8||198||176||88.9%||1||2-6||-4||2-6-0||-4||3-3|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||93||87.7%||0||1-3||-1.5||1-3-0||-1||1-0|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||28||27||698||646||92.6%||7||10-17||-7||10-17-0||-6||4-17|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Road Games)||17||16||431||394||91.4%||4||4-12||-7.6||4-12-0||-7||2-10|
|CORY SCHNEIDER(vs. Non-Conference)||13||13||353||327||92.6%||4||4-9||-4.4||4-9-0||-4||2-8|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||76||70||92.1%||1||2-1||+1.2||2-1-0||+1||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13-15-0||-2.4||13-15||-2.4||11-11||2.5||29.2||3.0||28.9|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.9||3-2||+0.9||3-2||3.0||26.8||3.0||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||55||136||44||44||46||2||5||1611||8.4%||168||35||20.8%||237|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||28||71||24||21||25||1||2||818||8.7%||84||19||22.6%||125|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||5||5||5||0||0||134||11.2%||13||2||15.4%||29|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||166||52||53||53||8||10||1613||10.3%||169||34||20.1%||285|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||83||22||28||29||4||5||808||10.3%||83||19||22.9%||140|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||5||5||4||1||1||155||9.7%||17||6||35.3%||23|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||34||30||945||842||89.1%||2||10-20||-9.4||10-20-0||-9||18-10|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Home Games)||15||14||392||346||88.3%||1||5-9||-4.6||5-9-0||-4||8-6|
|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 (Home Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|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)||26||22||666||603||90.5%||1||12-10||+4.6||12-10-0||+4||10-8|
|CARTER HUTTON (Home Games)||10||7||252||233||92.5%||0||5-2||+3.4||5-2-0||+3||2-3|
|CARTER HUTTON(vs. Non-Conference)||9||6||160||142||88.7%||1||2-4||-1.5||2-4-0||-2||3-1|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||114||91.9%||0||3-1||+2.1||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 (Home Games)||15||14||390||349||89.5%||0||5-9||-4.4||5-9-0||-4||6-6|
|MAREK MAZANEC(vs. Non-Conference)||16||14||387||346||89.4%||0||4-10||-6.2||4-10-0||-6||6-6|
|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 (Home Games)||5||5||131||119||90.8%||0||3-2||+0.8||3-2-0||+1||1-2|
|PEKKA RINNE(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||96||86||89.6%||0||3-1||+2.3||3-1-0||+2||1-2|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||106||94.6%||1||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NEW JERSEY 3.21, NASHVILLE 3.14|
|1/4/2014||at BUFFALO||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5 un||U|
|1/7/2014||PHILADELPHIA||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5 ev||P|
|1/9/2014||DALLAS||1-0||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|1/11/2014||FLORIDA||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5 un||U|
|1/12/2014||at TORONTO||2-3||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||P|
|1/14/2014||at MONTREAL||4-1||W||0, +160||W||5 un||P|
|1/16/2014||at COLORADO||1-2||L||0, +120||L||5 un||U|
|1/18/2014||at PHOENIX||2-3||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||P|
|1/21/2014||ST LOUIS||7-1||W||0, +110||W||5 un||O|
|1/24/2014||WASHINGTON||2-1||W||0, -170||W||5 un||U|
|1/26/2014||vs NY RANGERS||3-7||L||0, +115||L||5 un||O|
|1/28/2014||at ST LOUIS||0-3||L||0, +165||L||5 un||U|
|1/30/2014||at DALLAS||3-2||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||P|
|1/31/2014||at NASHVILLE|| |
|2/8/2014||at WASHINGTON|| |
|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||4-3||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/31/2014||NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/1/2014||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/6/2014||at MINNESOTA|| |
|NEW JERSEY: NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - While other teams made the most of the lockout-shortened season, the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs a year after making the Stanley Cup finals.
There were injuries. There were slumps. It was not pretty.
But it was also only one part of the story. Then came the offseason.
Forward Ilya Kovalchuk stunned the team in July, by walking away from $77 million left on his 15-year contract to play in Russia. Technically, the 30-year-old retired. Realistically, he left the Devils without a star player. Forward David Clarkson left via free agency, as well, and so when New Jersey opens Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh, you will see some new faces in new places.
|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."
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NEW JERSEY-NASHVILLE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Devils-Predators Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
New Jersey (22-21-11) at Nashville (24-23-8), 8:00 p.m. EDT
After securing points in three of four on their road trip, the Nashville Predators are hoping to take advantage of their only home game during this seven-game stretch.
With Shea Weber's status uncertain, the Predators seek their sixth win in nine games while dealing the visiting New Jersey Devils their fourth loss in five road games Friday night.
Weber, second on the team with 36 points, was held out of practice Thursday after sustaining an upper body injury in the third period of Nashville's 4-3 win at Winnipeg on Tuesday.
Now the two-time Norris Trophy finalist and 2010 Olympic gold medalist is in jeopardy of missing his fourth game of the season after missing time when he took a puck to the face Nov. 28.
On Tuesday, Weber assisted on Mike Fisher's go-ahead goal in the third period as the Predators (24-23-8) wrapped up their road trip with a 2-1-1 record. The captain has scored in two of his last three home games and ranks near the top of the NHL among defensemen with 13 goals overall, but he's come up empty in eight career meetings with the Devils (23-21-11).
"It's a big deal if he doesn't play," coach Barry Trotz said. "It's a huge hole we have to fill."
If Weber can't play, Nashville will be left with little experience on defense.
Newcomer Michael Del Zotto is the veteran of the unit with close to 300 career NHL games, while Roman Josi is the next closest with 145 and Ryan Ellis has 117. Seth Jones, who scored Tuesday for the first time in 13 games, Mattias Ekholm and Victor Bartley all have less than one full year of NHL experience.
"Anyone it's tough, but especially (Weber)," Jones said. "He's our leader. He kind of makes us go ... Without him, it'll definitely be tough."
Nashville's Carter Hutton, 5-1-0 with a 2.47 goals-against average in his last six starts, matched a career high when he surrendered five goals in a 5-0 loss at New Jersey on Nov. 10.
The Devils' Martin Brodeur needed just 15 saves to secure the shutout in that contest, but he allowed a season-worst six goals in a 7-3 loss to the Rangers at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
Brodeur could get another look at the Predators after Cory Schneider started at Dallas in the opener of a back-to-back set Thursday. Patrik Elias scored a power-play goal 40 seconds into overtime for a 3-2 win that ended New Jersey's three-game road skid.
While the Devils rank near the bottom of the NHL with 2.36 goals per game, they've gone 10 for 23 with a man advantage over the last seven games.
"It probably didn't need to get to overtime if we could have buried some of our chances, but we did on the power play and that was critical," coach Peter DeBoer said.
Elias, who has three goals in his last three games, has produced at least a point in 11 of 12 meetings with the Predators.
The Devils, allowing a league-low 25.4 shots per game, held Dallas to a season-low 16. The Predators registered a season-worst 15 attempts in their November loss at New Jersey.
Jaromir Jagr and former Predator Marek Zidlicky each had a goal and an assist for the Devils in that meeting.
New Jersey, 7-1-1 all-time in Nashville, makes its first visit since Oct. 15, 2011.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 12:13:53 AM EST|