|51||COLUMBUS||+110||Ov 5.5,-125||-110||Ov 5.5,-125|
|52||TORONTO||-130||Un 5.5,+105||-110||Un 5.5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13-17-0||-1.2||13-17||-1.2||16-12||2.7||27.8||3.0||31.8|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.7||2-3||-0.7||3-2||3.0||27.0||3.0||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||60||178||57||53||63||5||11||1721||10.3%||206||40||19.4%||295|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||30||81||26||26||24||5||4||835||9.7%||98||16||16.3%||131|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||5||5||5||0||2||135||11.1%||21||6||28.6%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||169||41||57||66||5||8||1842||9.2%||215||39||18.1%||287|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||91||24||26||38||3||2||954||9.5%||104||23||22.1%||158|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||6||3||5||1||1||158||9.5%||20||2||10.0%||21|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||39||39||1136||1040||91.5%||1||21-18||+2.1||21-18-0||+1||22-14|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Road Games)||20||20||610||555||91.0%||0||8-12||-2.2||8-12-0||-3||10-8|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||109||90.1%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||22||18||585||531||90.8%||1||8-10||-1.2||8-10-0||-2||8-10|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Road Games)||11||9||291||261||89.7%||0||4-5||-0.1||4-5-0||-1||5-4|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Last 4 Games)||4||3||107||94||87.9%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|MIKE MCKENNA (All Games)||4||3||114||103||90.4%||0||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|MIKE MCKENNA (Road Games)||2||1||51||47||92.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|MIKE MCKENNA (Last 4 Games)||4||3||114||103||90.4%||0||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21-11-0||+7.5||21-11||+7.5||19-12||3.3||28.2||2.9||34.8|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1||2-3||-1||2-3||3.0||25.6||3.0||36.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||62||185||39||72||63||11||17||1714||10.8%||196||42||21.4%||286|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||32||106||21||40||36||9||12||903||11.7%||96||26||27.1%||163|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||2||1||12||0||1||128||11.7%||11||0||0.0%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||191||54||58||71||8||13||2240||8.5%||208||47||22.6%||313|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||94||27||32||34||1||4||1115||8.4%||90||23||25.6%||154|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||5||1||7||2||1||180||8.3%||14||4||28.6%||21|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||46||41||1509||1395||92.4%||0||21-20||+0.4||21-20-0||+2||22-17|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Home Games)||24||21||751||691||92.0%||0||14-7||+5.6||14-7-0||+7||13-7|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||132||121||91.7%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|JAMES REIMER (All Games)||24||21||722||658||91.1%||1||11-10||+0.5||11-10-0||+1||12-8|
|JAMES REIMER (Home Games)||13||11||361||331||91.7%||0||7-4||+1.8||7-4-0||+2||6-5|
|JAMES REIMER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||101||88||87.1%||0||2-1||+1.7||2-1-0||+2||3-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: COLUMBUS 3.08, TORONTO 3.03|
|2/6/2014||at LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, +125||L||5 un||U|
|2/7/2014||at SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/27/2014||at NEW JERSEY||2-5||L||0, -105||L||5 un||O|
|3/1/2014||FLORIDA||6-3||W||0, -200||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/3/2014||at TORONTO|| |
|3/6/2014||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/8/2014||at NASHVILLE|| |
|3/10/2014||at DALLAS|| |
|3/13/2014||SAN JOSE|| |
|2/4/2014||at FLORIDA||1-4||L||0, -120||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/6/2014||at TAMPA BAY||4-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/8/2014||VANCOUVER||3-1||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/27/2014||at NY ISLANDERS||4-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||O|
|3/1/2014||at MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/5/2014||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/10/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/11/2014||at SAN JOSE|| |
|3/13/2014||at LOS ANGELES|| |
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The top three topics on sports talk shows in this city are usually Ohio State football, Ohio State football recruiting and Ohio State football's spring practices.
The Columbus Blue Jackets haven't upset that pecking order, although they are elbowing their way into the conversation.
Dead last in the league early in the NHL's shortened last season, the Blue Jackets suddenly found the winning touch. They went 19-5-5 down the stretch, energizing their fan base and shocking a lot of opponents used to walking over the 12-year-old franchise.
With the addition of free agent Nathan Horton to go with Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and a solid if largely unknown roster of proven pros, the Blue Jackets are expecting big things as they prep for a season of promise.
TORONTO (AP) - Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis was content with his labors when he met with reporters in an offseason July press conference.
Just 53 days earlier, his team blew a three-goal lead in the third period of a Game 7 of vs. Boston. Instead of basking in the glow of Toronto's first playoff appearance since 2003-04, Nonis had to ponder what went wrong in that first-round exit, and what needed to be done to make sure it didn't happen again.
So, he traded for Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland, and signed New Jersey Devils right wing David Clarkson to a seven-year, $36.75 million free agent contract.
Suddenly, a good Maple Leafs team that had a bad ending, was a better team with renewed vigor.
``I've done what I can do,'' Nonis said. ``We're pretty happy. I think we'll be pretty competitive. I can tell you (coach Randy Carlyle) is happy with the options we have in a lot of areas.''
Toronto opens vs. Montreal on Oct. 1.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (COLUMBUS-TORONTO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blue Jackets-Maple Leafs Preview* ==================================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Columbus (30-25-5) at Toronto (32-22-8), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Toronto Maple Leafs have lost twice in overtime since the Olympic break, but they now get an opportunity to extend a streak that's been on hold for over three weeks.
Playing in Toronto for the first time since Feb. 8, the Maple Leafs will try to push their season-best home win streak to eight Monday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Toronto (32-22-8) hasn't strung together this many home victories since a nine-game run at the end of the 2006-07 season.
After Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss in Montreal, coach Randy Carlyle said he'd like to see some improvement on the road, where the team is 1-2-3 in its last six.
"We're .500 on the road which, in this situation, isn't great," Carlyle told the team's official website. "We'd like to have won both hockey games in our minds, but this is the way it goes. We will regroup, practice (Sunday) and get ready for Columbus."
James van Riemsdyk scored twice and Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist against the Canadiens, but the Leafs weren't able to reward themselves in overtime after coming back from a two-goal deficit in the first period.
"We showed a lot to come back," captain Dion Phaneuf said. "JVR made an unbelievable individual effort and Phil had a great shot, but our team overall, we fought back. We got a point. We're disappointed we didn't get another one, but we did a lot of good things."
Van Riemsdyk recorded five points in the two OT losses, giving him 13 over his last nine games, while Kessel has four straight two-point games and 17 in his last nine.
At the other end of the ice, Jonathan Bernier has allowed nine goals in the last two games after going the previous 13 without allowing more than three.
The Blue Jackets (30-25-5) are looking to gain ground in the Eastern Conference, and Toronto is one of the teams within reach (seven points). Columbus has won both meetings this season by a combined score of 11-2 and can now complete the regular-season sweep.
Ryan Johansen had two goals and an assist in a 6-0 win in Toronto on Nov. 25 that was one of two six-goal losses the Maple Leafs have suffered at home this season.
Columbus matched that offensive output Saturday in a 6-3 home win over Florida with six different goal-scorers and three assists from defenseman Jack Johnson. A 3-for-4 power play did half the damage after going 3 for 25 in the previous six games.
"We were more intense," coach Todd Richards told the team's official website. "We shot the puck. There was a purpose in shooting it. Our identity and how we score goals on the power play is pretty simple. It's get the puck to the net, find ways to get it to the net, and having traffic for deflections or rebounds."
The victory snapped a three-game winless streak as the Jackets prepare to play four of their next five on the road, where they've won only once in their last five.
Sergei Bobrovsky is 5-1-0 with a 1.84 goals-against average in his career against Toronto. He's been in net for both wins this year.
|Last Updated: 8/29/2014 5:04:58 AM EST|