|19||PITTSBURGH||+115||Ov 5.5,+100||+110||Ov 5.5,+100|
|20||SAN JOSE||-135||Un 5.5,-120||-130||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||18-14-0||-0.4||18-14||-0.4||13-15||2.9||28.8||2.6||27.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.5||2-3||-2.5||4-1||3.4||29.2||3.4||30.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||61||195||51||70||67||7||11||1864||10.5%||205||51||24.9%||332|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||32||92||22||31||35||4||6||921||10.0%||112||26||23.2%||148|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||4||5||8||0||0||146||11.6%||24||6||25.0%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||150||39||51||56||4||4||1709||8.8%||187||24||12.8%||248|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||84||25||23||34||2||2||872||9.6%||107||16||15.0%||138|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||4||6||5||2||2||154||11.0%||17||4||23.5%||25|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)||50||50||1366||1251||91.6%||4||33-17||+7.6||33-17-0||+10||21-24|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Road Games)||24||24||628||566||90.1%||2||12-12||-3||12-12-0||0||8-13|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY(vs. Non-Conference)||15||15||433||397||91.7%||1||10-5||+3.5||10-5-0||+4||6-9|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||129||115||89.1%||0||1-3||-3.5||1-3-0||-4||3-1|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TOMAS VOKOUN(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (All Games)||12||11||341||310||90.9%||0||8-3||+2.4||8-3-0||+2||8-2|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (Road Games)||8||8||242||222||91.7%||0||6-2||+2.6||6-2-0||+2||5-2|
|JEFF ZATKOFF(vs. Non-Conference)||3||3||88||81||92.0%||0||2-1||+0.1||2-1-0||0||2-0|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||112||90.3%||0||3-1||+1.1||3-1-0||+1||3-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||22-8-0||+3.9||22-8||+3.9||10-17||3.2||36.0||2.1||27.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-1.5||3-2||-1.5||3-2||3.6||34.6||2.8||25.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||63||190||63||64||50||13||14||2187||8.7%||224||38||17.0%||329|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||30||97||35||33||22||7||8||1079||9.0%||117||20||17.1%||167|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||5||8||5||0||0||173||10.4%||14||1||7.1%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||154||35||54||58||7||9||1742||8.8%||166||26||15.7%||260|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||62||19||13||26||4||3||817||7.6%||88||10||11.4%||104|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||4||4||5||1||1||129||10.9%||17||1||5.9%||24|
|ANTTI NIEMI (All Games)||49||49||1297||1182||91.1%||1||29-20||-4.9||29-20-0||-4||23-21|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Home Games)||25||25||649||598||92.1%||0||19-6||+4.6||19-6-0||+5||10-12|
|ANTTI NIEMI(vs. Non-Conference)||18||18||458||422||92.1%||0||11-7||-4.4||11-7-0||-3||8-10|
|ANTTI NIEMI (Last 4 Games)||4||4||93||83||89.2%||0||2-2||-2.1||2-2-0||-2||2-2|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||19||14||441||411||93.2%||1||10-4||+3.6||10-4-0||+4||4-10|
|ALEX STALOCK (Home Games)||7||5||168||160||95.2%||1||3-2||-0.7||3-2-0||0||0-5|
|ALEX STALOCK(vs. Non-Conference)||8||6||194||178||91.8%||0||4-2||+0.1||4-2-0||0||4-2|
|ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||108||99||91.7%||0||3-1||+0.8||3-1-0||+1||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PITTSBURGH 3.06, SAN JOSE 3.11|
|2/7/2014||NY RANGERS||3-4||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/27/2014||MONTREAL||5-6||L||0, -180||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/1/2014||vs CHICAGO||1-5||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/4/2014||at NASHVILLE||3-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/6/2014||at SAN JOSE|| |
|3/7/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/10/2014||at WASHINGTON|| |
|3/15/2014||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|2/7/2014||COLUMBUS||3-2||W||0, -180||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/27/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||7-3||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/28/2014||at BUFFALO||2-4||L||0, -220||L||5 ov||O|
|3/2/2014||at NEW JERSEY||4-2||W||0, -140||W||5 un||O|
|3/4/2014||CAROLINA||2-3||L||0, -225||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/13/2014||at COLUMBUS|| |
|3/14/2014||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/16/2014||at NY RANGERS|| |
|PITTSBURGH: PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't panic when the bitter disappointment of last spring's sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins wore off.
If anything, the Penguins went the other way. While other NHL powers underwent substantial roster overhauls, Pittsburgh did what it could to keep the core of one of the league's most consistent winners in tack.
The Penguins awarded coach Dan Bylsma with a contract extension shortly after getting swept by the Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals. Pittsburgh also reached agreements with former league MVP Evgeni Malkin and Norris Trophy finalist Kris Letang.
Penguins star Sidney Crosby says the Penguins don't need to change their approach to be a threat to win their second Stanley Cup in five years.
Pittsburgh opens the season Oct. 3 against New Jersey.
|SAN JOSE: SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Preparations for the upcoming campaign started early for the San Jose Sharks when they retooled their roster before last season's trade deadline.
A strong finish last spring, followed by a playoff run that ended in Game 7 of the second round, proved to the Sharks that those changes that made the team faster and more aggressive worked.
Now they hope that new identity carries over to this season and is just the right tonic to help one of the league's top regular-season teams over the past decade take that next step and make it to the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PITTSBURGH-SAN JOSE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Penguins-Sharks Preview* =========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Pittsburgh (41-16-4) at San Jose (39-17-7), 10:30 p.m. EDT
As the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Pittsburgh Penguins didn't feel the need to make any dramatic changes at the trade deadline.
The San Jose Sharks didn't make any at all.
The Penguins may have their new acquisitions available Thursday night when they attempt to beat the Sharks on the road for the first time in over 16 years.
Pittsburgh (41-16-4) leads the East by three points over Atlantic Division-leading Boston and holds a commanding 14-point edge on Philadelphia in the Metropolitan Division.
That's partly why the Penguins opted to avoid making any major moves before Wednesday's deadline. Instead, they added depth with the acquisitions of veteran forwards Marcel Goc from Florida and Lee Stempniak from Calgary in exchange for draft picks.
"I think our goal was to try to increase our depth up front and help our forward group ... and I think we've done that," general manager Ray Shero said.
The deals may also allow coach Dan Bylsma to pair superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin together in certain situations, potentially making one of the NHL's highest scoring teams even more imposing.
Pittsburgh averages 3.13 goals per game, thanks in large part to Crosby leading the league with 83 points while Malkin has 61.
"I think that we're comfortable with our team," Crosby said. "We know we need to play better as a group. That's up to us. That's something we feel is important. But that being said, I think the guys we have are confident. These guys are going to provide a lot of depth for us. They're good additions to our team."
Crosby has eight points in five games and set up all three goals as the Penguins ended a three-game skid with a 3-1 victory at Nashville on Tuesday. Malkin linked up with Crosby on one of those assists, which resulted in one of defenseman Matt Niskanen's two goals.
Crosby also had three assists in a 5-1 win over the Sharks (39-17-7) on Dec. 5, but he has just one point in three career visits to San Jose.
Malkin missed that matchup with a lower-body injury, but he had two goals and one assist in a 4-3 shootout defeat in the latest on the road Nov. 3, 2011.
Neither player has ever won in San Jose, with the Penguins going 0-8-1 with a tie there since a 5-2 victory Oct. 22, 1997. Ending that skid won't be easy with the Sharks ranking as one of the league's best home teams at 22-4-4.
San Jose, however, opened this four-game homestand with a 3-2 overtime loss to Carolina on Tuesday. Despite the result, the Sharks were quiet at the deadline, content with a team all but assured of a 10th straight trip to the playoffs.
"I'm glad we get to have another kick at the can, so to speak," defenseman Dan Boyle said. "We did some good things at the end of last year, and we brought up some good kids this year. I'm definitely happy with our locker room and I'm glad that people upstairs and people behind the bench believe in us, also."
Recently, San Jose has made additions in a different manner, with both Raffi Torres and Logan Couture returning from injuries.
Torres has three goals and one assist in three games since returning from an ACL tear, while Couture has three goals in four contests after missing 16 with an upper-body injury.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 4:34:36 AM EST|