|59||VANCOUVER||-105||Ov 5.5,+110||+100||Ov 5.5,+115|
|60||WINNIPEG||-115||Un 5.5,-130||-120||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13-14-0||-0.2||13-14||-0.2||9-12||2.3||29.4||2.8||30.1|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.4||2-3||-2.4||3-2||2.4||28.8||3.2||29.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||55||139||37||54||39||9||5||1709||8.1%||177||24||13.6%||234|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||27||63||21||23||14||5||2||795||7.9%||80||12||15.0%||111|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||5||6||0||1||0||144||8.3%||18||0||0.0%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||143||38||48||48||9||12||1608||8.9%||184||27||14.7%||243|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||76||23||27||22||4||6||813||9.3%||104||16||15.4%||135|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||3||6||7||0||2||148||10.8%||18||4||22.2%||26|
|JOACIM ERIKSSON (All Games)||1||0||31||25||80.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOACIM ERIKSSON (Road Games)||1||0||31||25||80.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOACIM ERIKSSON (Last 4 Games)||1||0||31||25||80.6%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|EDDIE LACK (All Games)||20||17||498||459||92.2%||3||7-10||-3.1||7-10-0||-2||7-8|
|EDDIE LACK (Road Games)||14||12||325||299||92.0%||2||5-7||-1.2||5-7-0||0||4-6|
|EDDIE LACK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||87||81||93.1%||2||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||39||38||1073||987||92.0%||2||20-18||-2.1||20-18-0||0||11-20|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Road Games)||16||15||454||416||91.6%||0||8-7||+1||8-7-0||+1||5-6|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||104||88.9%||0||1-3||-3.4||1-3-0||-4||3-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13-15-0||-3.6||13-15||-3.6||17-9||3.2||34.1||3.2||29.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+2.7||3-2||+2.7||2-3||2.8||24.2||2.4||32.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||55||155||47||48||51||9||13||1691||9.2%||182||27||14.8%||258|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||28||90||29||26||30||5||8||955||9.4%||105||20||19.0%||153|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||5||5||3||1||1||121||11.6%||11||2||18.2%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||162||46||55||56||5||7||1668||9.7%||195||33||16.9%||257|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||90||25||37||24||4||7||813||11.1%||110||20||18.2%||138|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||5||4||0||0||162||7.4%||18||3||16.7%||20|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||4||4||130||119||91.5%||1||2-2||+1.1||2-2-0||+1||2-2|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||42||41||1227||1105||90.1%||2||17-24||-6.2||17-24-0||-6||20-17|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Home Games)||24||23||656||582||88.7%||1||10-13||-4.4||10-13-0||-4||14-7|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||127||116||91.3%||1||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: VANCOUVER 3.14, WINNIPEG 3.15|
|1/4/2014||at LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, +120||L||5 ev||U|
|1/5/2014||at ANAHEIM||3-4||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/7/2014||PITTSBURGH||4-5||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||O|
|1/10/2014||ST LOUIS||2-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/13/2014||at LOS ANGELES||0-1||L||0, +130||L||5 un||U|
|1/15/2014||at ANAHEIM||1-9||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/16/2014||at PHOENIX||0-1||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/18/2014||CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -225||W||5 ov||P|
|1/21/2014||at EDMONTON||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/23/2014||NASHVILLE||1-2||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|1/26/2014||PHOENIX||5-4||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||O|
|1/27/2014||EDMONTON||2-4||L||0, -195||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/29/2014||CHICAGO||2-5||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/31/2014||at WINNIPEG|| |
|2/3/2014||at DETROIT|| |
|2/4/2014||at BOSTON|| |
|2/6/2014||at MONTREAL|| |
|2/8/2014||at TORONTO|| |
|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|
|1/28/2014||NASHVILLE||3-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/2/2014||at MONTREAL|| |
|2/4/2014||at CAROLINA|| |
|2/6/2014||at WASHINGTON|| |
|2/8/2014||at ST LOUIS|| |
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Like it or not, there is a new culture in Vancouver.
Whether the new atmosphere surrounding the Canucks leads the franchise to its long-awaited first Stanley Cup championship remains to be seen.
But coach John Tortorella is sure going to try.
Following five division championships, two Presidents trophies, for the league's most points, and a Stanley Cup finals appearance in seven years under Alain Vigneault, Vancouver brass determined the Canucks needed a tougher voice. So Vigneault, the franchise leader in wins, was fired May 22 and replaced by John Tortorella, himself fired by the New York Rangers May 29.
Tortorella comes with an edge - he can be hard on the media, and often calls out his players in press conferences - but he wins, and that's what Vancouver needs. He won a Stanley Cup in 2004 behind Tampa Bay's bench, and took the Rangers to the Eastern Conference finals in 2012.
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 (VANCOUVER-WINNIPEG) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Canucks-Jets Preview* ======================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Vancouver (27-19-9) at Winnipeg (25-25-5), 8:30 p.m. EDT
While the Winnipeg Jets have seen some positive results since their coaching change, the Vancouver Canucks continue to struggle offensively no matter who is behind the bench.
In their final game before coach John Tortorella's suspension ends, the visiting Canucks hope to extend their success against the Jets' franchise and avoid a third straight defeat Friday night.
As Winnipeg (25-25-5) has won six of eight since Paul Maurice replaced the fired Claude Noel, Vancouver (27-19-9) enters having lost 11 of 15. The Canucks have gone 2-3-0 without Tortorella, whose 15-day suspension ends in time for him to return Monday at Detroit.
His club has scored two goals in each of the last two contests and two or fewer in nine of 10. Vancouver is one of only three teams averaging fewer than two goals per game (1.95) since Dec. 15.
"We have to fight through this," said Daniel Sedin, who is mired in a 14-game goal drought and has one assist in his last nine. "We've got to believe in what we do out there and start making plays - I think that's the main thing. When we have the puck I think we're too passive."
It hasn't helped that Sedin's brother, Henrik, could miss a sixth straight game with an undisclosed injury.
Vancouver led 2-0 at home Wednesday before allowing Chicago to score four times in the second period en route to a 5-2 defeat.
"We've got to play 60 minutes against teams like that," said Roberto Luongo, who has allowed 11 goals in his last three starts. "I think when we have the puck we have to start believing in what we're doing."
Luongo suffered a lower-body injury early in a 2-1 home win over Winnipeg on Dec. 22 in the teams' last meeting, but he's 5-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average in his past six starts against the Jets.
The Canucks have won four straight in the series and are 9-2-1 with a tie against the Jets' franchise since it debuted in Atlanta in 1999-2000.
Daniel Sedin has been held without a point in three games against the Jets after recording five goals and two assists in his previous three.
Winnipeg is looking to bounce back from Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Nashville.
Blake Wheeler scored his career-high 22nd goal and Mark Scheifele added one with an assist for the Jets, who came from two goals down to tie the game but would suffer their first loss in four home games under Maurice.
"We did battle hard for each other and we look forward to Vancouver and getting a win then," said Scheifele, who has five goals and six assists in his last 11 games.
Wheeler has four goals with an assist in his past three contests.
He and Scheifele assisted on Evander Kane's goal at Vancouver last month, but Kane is not expected to return until after the upcoming Olympic break. He sat out Tuesday with an infection related to a hand injury that caused him to miss four games earlier this month.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 6:18:10 PM EST|