|51||CHICAGO||-135||Ov 5.5,+105||-130||Ov 5.5,+100|
|52||NY RANGERS||+115||Un 5.5,-125||+110||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||17-14-0||-3.2||17-14||-3.2||18-13||3.4||30.9||2.8||29.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.7||3-2||+0.7||2-3||2.6||31.0||1.8||31.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||60||207||56||79||67||5||11||1999||10.4%||190||41||21.6%||357|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||31||104||26||37||38||3||7||958||10.9%||84||21||25.0%||178|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||2||6||5||0||1||155||8.4%||16||4||25.0%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||163||44||57||48||14||14||1652||9.9%||182||37||20.3%||265|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||88||25||33||23||7||7||904||9.7%||108||19||17.6%||150|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||3||3||2||1||1||159||5.7%||22||3||13.6%||15|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||42||40||1120||1026||91.6%||1||22-18||-9.1||22-18-0||-7||19-21|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Road Games)||22||21||624||577||92.5%||1||12-9||-0.9||12-9-0||0||11-10|
|CORY CRAWFORD(vs. Non-Conference)||13||12||343||316||92.1%||0||7-5||-2||7-5-0||-2||3-9|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||128||122||95.3%||1||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||4||3||74||60||81.1%||0||1-2||-2||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Road Games)||2||2||33||25||75.8%||0||0-2||-3||0-2-0||-3||2-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN(vs. Non-Conference)||3||2||66||54||81.8%||0||1-1||-0.2||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||74||60||81.1%||0||1-2||-2||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|ANTTI RAANTA (All Games)||18||17||434||395||91.0%||1||12-5||+4.2||12-5-0||+4||10-7|
|ANTTI RAANTA (Road Games)||9||8||225||201||89.3%||0||5-3||+0.8||5-3-0||+1||5-3|
|ANTTI RAANTA(vs. Non-Conference)||5||5||125||111||88.8%||0||4-1||+2.2||4-1-0||+2||5-0|
|ANTTI RAANTA (Last 4 Games)||4||4||92||85||92.4%||1||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|KENT SIMPSON (All Games)||1||0||7||5||71.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KENT SIMPSON (Road Games)||1||0||7||5||71.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KENT SIMPSON(vs. Non-Conference)||1||0||7||5||71.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KENT SIMPSON (Last 4 Games)||1||0||7||5||71.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14-17-0||-12.1||14-17||-12.1||13-14||2.6||34.3||2.4||29.0|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.6||4-1||+2.6||2-3||3.2||38.2||1.6||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||59||155||48||52||50||5||7||1939||8.0%||195||39||20.0%||257|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||31||80||27||27||24||2||3||1064||7.5%||108||17||15.7%||137|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||4||4||7||1||2||191||8.4%||12||2||16.7%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||146||43||58||42||3||6||1734||8.4%||175||30||17.1%||241|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||73||18||28||24||3||6||900||8.1%||88||15||17.0%||118|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||4||2||0||0||158||5.1%||15||3||20.0%||15|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MARTIN BIRON(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||44||42||1243||1141||91.8%||4||22-20||-3.2||22-20-0||-4||16-19|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||25||25||698||646||92.6%||2||11-14||-9.5||11-14-0||-11||10-12|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST(vs. Non-Conference)||14||12||401||367||91.5%||1||6-6||-0.2||6-6-0||0||3-6|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||127||121||95.3%||0||4-0||+4.5||4-0-0||+4||2-2|
|CAMERON TALBOT (All Games)||17||15||449||420||93.5%||0||10-5||+3.8||10-5-0||+3||5-7|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Home Games)||7||6||198||183||92.4%||0||3-3||-2.6||3-3-0||-3||3-2|
|CAMERON TALBOT(vs. Non-Conference)||5||5||139||130||93.5%||0||3-2||-0.8||3-2-0||-1||2-2|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||115||93.5%||0||2-2||-1.7||2-2-0||-2||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CHICAGO 3.06, NY RANGERS 3.07|
|2/1/2014||at SAN JOSE||1-2||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/3/2014||at LOS ANGELES||5-3||W||0, -120||W||5 ev||O|
|2/5/2014||at ANAHEIM||2-0||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/7/2014||at PHOENIX||0-2||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/27/2014||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/1/2014||vs PITTSBURGH|| |
|3/9/2014||at BUFFALO|| |
|1/31/2014||NY ISLANDERS||4-1||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/4/2014||COLORADO||5-1||W||0, -170||W||5 ov||O|
|2/6/2014||EDMONTON||1-2||L||0, -195||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/7/2014||at PITTSBURGH||4-3||W||0, +150||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/1/2014||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|3/7/2014||at CAROLINA|| |
|CHICAGO: CHICAGO (AP) - The last time Chicago won the Stanley Cup, the team was dismantled during the offseason and the title defense ended in the first round of the playoffs.
Not so much this time. When the Blackhawks hit the ice next week for their opener against Washington, it will be a very familiar group.
Jonathan Toews (tayvz) and company are all set to go for their second consecutive NHL. There was no salary-cap purge this summer, leaving the Blackhawks largely intact as they try to become the first team to repeat since Detroit won it all in 1998.
The defending champs open the season at home Oct. 1 against Washington.
|NY RANGERS: NEW YORK (AP) - The message from the New York Rangers bench might not be any different than in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.
Whether the softer approach new coach Alain Vigneault offers in comparison to the barking tones of deposed bench boss John Tortorella is what the Rangers need remains to be seen.
Despite getting the club to the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, Tortorella was somewhat surprisingly let go by general manager Glen Sather and replaced by the gentler-on-the-outside Vigneault, who was dismissed as coach of the Canucks after Vancouver was swept in the first round of the playoffs by San Jose.
In an added twist, Tortorella got Vigneault's old job in Vancouver, while Vigneault took over for him in New York.
The Rangers open at Phoenix on Oct. 3.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CHICAGO-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blackhawks-Rangers Preview* ============================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Chicago (35-11-14) at New York (32-24-3), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith won the gold medal at the 2010 Olympics before helping the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup that summer.
After capturing gold again with Canada in Sochi, they'd gladly welcome a repeat of that scenario.
Chicago begins its stretch run Thursday night as it visits a New York Rangers team that will be without leading scorer Mats Zuccarello due to an injury suffered at the Olympics.
The Blackhawks (35-11-14) were represented well in Sochi, sending a league high-tying 10 players who competed for five nations. Toews, Keith and Patrick Sharp brought home gold after winning the tournament finale over Sweden, which featured teammates Niklas Hjalmarsson, Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger.
Though the parallel exists with the Vancouver Games when Toews, Keith and Brent Seabrook won gold before helping the Blackhawks win a championship, this season brings a different set of challenges. Patrick Kane also played the maximum six games with the United States, but Marian Hossa, Michal Rozsival and Michal Handzus were home earlier after being eliminated.
"I don't think anybody is going to have a problem to come back (ready to play)," Hossa said. "Obviously those guys who had to play right to the end may have a tougher time because of the jet lag, but we should be fine."
The Blackhawks went 3-1-1 heading into the break but were blanked 2-0 by Phoenix on Feb. 7 while Kane attended his grandfather's funeral. Coach Joel Quenneville thinks the break benefited those who didn't go to Sochi with some extra rest.
"I think we went into the break exactly how we were hoping to play," Quenneville said. "We'll see how we exit, but from watching practice the last couple of days I like the progress we're showing. We should be energized about having a good finish (to the regular season) and I'm excited about getting everybody together again."
Rangers forward Carl Hagelin and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist took silver with Sweden after losing in the final to teammate Rick Nash. The Olympics weren't as kind to Zuccarello, who suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand when he blocked a shot while playing for Norway.
Zuccarello, who has team highs of 28 assists and 43 points, is expected to miss the next two to three weeks.
New York (32-24-3) also has been dealing with trade rumors surrounding defenseman Dan Girardi and captain Ryan Callahan as the March 5th deadline approaches. Coach Alain Vigneault doesn't anticipate there being any issues as long as they're still with the team.
"I'm doing what I've been doing since the first day, and that's focusing on which 20 skaters give us the best chance to beat the opposition," Vigneault said. "I've talked with both Dan and Ryan because I know this is somewhat of a distraction for our team. They've focused on what they need to do and their job on the ice with their teammates, and I don't expect that to change at all."
The Rangers hope to pick up where they left off before the break, as Girardi had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 shootout win over Pittsburgh on Feb. 7 for their fifth victory in six games. Lundqvist made 26 saves in that contest, but Vigneault announced that Cam Talbot will get the start against Chicago.
The rookie is 10-5-0 with a 1.79 goals-against average in 15 starts. He'll oppose Corey Crawford, who had a 1.59 GAA while starting the Blackhawks' last five games before the break.
Crawford made 29 saves in the first meeting with New York on Jan. 8, but Hagelin's third-period goal gave the Rangers a 3-2 victory in Chicago.
|Last Updated: 8/30/2014 11:37:30 PM EST|