|69||CAROLINA||+120||Ov 5.5,+110||+125||Ov 5.5,+110|
|70||DALLAS||-140||Un 5.5,-130||-145||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11-15-0||-1.8||11-15||-1.8||12-11||2.5||30.6||3.0||31.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.6||2-3||-1.6||1-2||2.4||32.4||2.2||26.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||58||146||29||64||49||4||8||1804||8.1%||202||28||13.9%||230|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||26||65||9||35||20||1||3||795||8.2%||81||11||13.6%||101|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||4||4||4||0||1||162||7.4%||17||2||11.8%||15|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||161||45||52||55||9||10||1750||9.2%||175||35||20.0%||279|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||78||21||27||26||4||4||813||9.6%||84||18||21.4%||134|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||2||4||5||0||1||132||8.3%||12||2||16.7%||20|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||20||18||564||523||92.7%||2||13-5||+7.8||13-5-0||+6||5-12|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Road Games)||7||7||220||202||91.8%||2||5-2||+3.9||5-2-0||+3||2-5|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN(vs. Non-Conference)||5||4||136||128||94.1%||0||2-2||-1||2-2-0||-2||0-4|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||106||93.8%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|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. Non-Conference)||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. Non-Conference)||10||10||295||275||93.2%||1||4-6||-1.1||4-6-0||-2||3-6|
|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)||20||19||553||494||89.3%||0||6-13||-7||6-13-0||-7||10-5|
|CAM WARD (Road Games)||9||8||226||198||87.6%||0||3-5||-1.8||3-5-0||-2||5-1|
|CAM WARD(vs. Non-Conference)||7||6||174||157||90.2%||0||1-5||-3.7||1-5-0||-3||3-2|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||97||83||85.6%||0||1-3||-2.6||1-3-0||-2||3-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14-15-0||-3.6||14-15||-3.6||14-11||3.0||32.1||2.6||28.9|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.3||3-2||+1.3||0-4||2.0||27.2||1.4||25.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||58||164||53||61||46||4||10||1830||9.0%||207||31||15.0%||271|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||29||87||24||37||25||1||3||931||9.3%||111||14||12.6%||149|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||1||4||5||0||2||136||7.4%||17||1||5.9%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||164||46||60||48||10||11||1783||9.2%||190||35||18.4%||275|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||76||24||23||23||6||8||839||9.1%||93||16||17.2%||120|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||1||3||1||2||0||126||5.6%||15||3||20.0%||12|
|JACK CAMPBELL (All Games)||1||1||47||41||87.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Last 4 Games)||1||1||47||41||87.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|DAN ELLIS (All Games)||12||10||306||276||90.2%||0||5-5||+0.5||5-5-0||+2||7-3|
|DAN ELLIS (Home Games)||7||6||178||161||90.4%||0||4-2||+1.9||4-2-0||+3||5-1|
|DAN ELLIS(vs. Non-Conference)||3||3||71||64||90.1%||0||1-2||-1.6||1-2-0||-1||3-0|
|DAN ELLIS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||96||88||91.7%||0||2-2||+0||2-2-0||+1||2-2|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||48||47||1401||1284||91.6%||3||22-25||-3||22-25-0||-2||19-22|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Home Games)||24||23||656||605||92.2%||2||10-13||-5.5||10-13-0||-6||9-10|
|KARI LEHTONEN(vs. Non-Conference)||18||17||530||482||90.9%||2||7-10||-3.4||7-10-0||-3||8-6|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||100||93||93.0%||0||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||0-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 3.11, DALLAS 3.14|
|1/31/2014||ST LOUIS||3-1||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/4/2014||WINNIPEG||1-2||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/7/2014||FLORIDA||5-1||W||0, -180||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/8/2014||MONTREAL||1-4||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||P|
|2/25/2014||at BUFFALO||2-3||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||P|
|2/27/2014||at DALLAS|| |
|3/1/2014||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/2/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/4/2014||at SAN JOSE|| |
|3/7/2014||NY RANGERS|| |
|3/8/2014||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/1/2014||at ANAHEIM||2-0||W||0, +165||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/4/2014||at PHOENIX||3-1||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ev||U|
|2/5/2014||at SAN JOSE||1-2||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/8/2014||PHOENIX||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/1/2014||TAMPA BAY|| |
|3/4/2014||at COLUMBUS|| |
|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.
|DALLAS: DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas Stars are starting over in their quest to end the longest playoff drought in franchise history.
There's a new general manager in Jim Nill, who hired a new coach in Lindy Ruff and overhauled the roster.
Ruff was the longest-tenured coach in the NHL when Buffalo fired him in the middle of last season. Now, he's trying to get the Stars back to the playoffs almost 15 years after he faced them in the Stanley Cup finals in 1999. Dallas won that title.
The biggest addition was Tyler Seguin, a two-time Stanley Cup finalist and one-time champion with Boston.
Forward Jamie Benn and goalie Kari Lehtonen are among the familiar faces for Dallas heading into the opener Oct. 3 against Florida.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CAROLINA-DALLAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Hurricanes-Stars Preview* ==========================
Carolina (26-23-9) at Dallas (27-21-10), 8:30 p.m. EDT
The Dallas Stars went into the Olympic break holding onto a Western Conference playoff spot.
The Carolina Hurricanes didn't get off to the start they wanted in their first game back.
The Stars are hoping to pick up where they left off before the break Thursday night against a Hurricanes team continuing a five-game trip.
Dallas (27-21-10) entered the break with 64 points and the eighth seed thanks to a 6-1-2 run to close that stretch. The Stars feel confident they can gain their first playoff berth in six seasons.
"We control our own destiny. The other teams have to hope for us to do something bad for them to get in. It's a great place to be," coach Lindy Ruff told the Stars' official website. "We know how we need to play. We're not going to change anything. We played real good hockey down the stretch before the break, and we know that we're going to need to play the same."
Carolina (26-23-9) became the first team to lose since the break Tuesday, falling 3-2 to league-worst Buffalo to open this trip. The Hurricanes held a 38-18 edge in shots on goal, but did not do enough against Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller.
"That was a complete, solid game on our part for 60 minutes," coach Kirk Muller said. "We did everything we had to do."
Cam Ward made 15 saves in his first start since Dec. 31 after being out with a lower-body injury.
The Hurricanes could be facing another Olympic backup Thursday after struggling against Miller, who was behind Jonathan Quick for the United States. Kari Lehtonen was Finland's backup behind Tuukka Rask.
Lehtonen was a big reason for the Stars' strong play before the break, going 5-1-2 with a 1.50 goals-against average in his previous eight starts.
The Stars will welcome back captain Jamie Benn, one of Canada's stars in the Olympics as it won the gold medal.
The club is also hoping the layoff will help revitalize Alex Chiasson, who has one assist during a 10-game goal-less drought.
"It was good for me to get away and think about something else other than the game," Chiasson said. "I've been thinking so much the last couple of months. Maybe that's what I need, time to sit back and kind of look at what I did and start over again."
Dallas center Tyler Seguin has 11 points in his last eight games.
Eric Staal and Alexander Semin scored Tuesday for the Hurricanes, who have dropped four of six.
"If we play that way again, I like our chances of getting some success," Muller said. "We've just got to bring that same formula and take it into Dallas."
The Hurricanes are 0 for 17 on the power play in their last six road games, and that unit is at 13.9 percent for one of the league's worst marks.
The Stars have killed off 28 of opponents' last 32 power plays.
Dallas has won three straight in this series and has eight wins and one tie in nine home meetings since the Hurricanes' franchise relocated to Carolina in 1997-98.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 8:36:12 PM EST|