|57||PHOENIX||+155||Ov 5,-105||+145||Ov 5,-105|
|58||LOS ANGELES||-175||Un 5,-115||-165||Un 5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12-22-0||-9.8||12-22||-9.8||14-20||2.5||29.7||3.1||33.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.3||3-2||+1.3||1-4||2.6||25.4||2.2||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||68||188||48||70||62||8||10||2120||8.9%||242||49||20.2%||325|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||34||84||22||32||26||4||4||1009||8.3%||115||21||18.3%||151|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||4||3||5||1||1||127||10.2%||22||3||13.6%||22|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||25||74||18||26||27||3||3||783||9.5%||94||15||16.0%||127|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||193||54||68||60||11||15||2150||9.0%||240||50||20.8%||306|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||104||35||31||30||8||9||1123||9.3%||130||23||17.7%||162|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||3||3||5||0||0||147||7.5%||16||4||25.0%||19|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||71||19||31||16||5||5||804||8.8%||85||17||20.0%||112|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||15||12||385||357||92.7%||2||6-6||-1||6-6-0||-1||5-6|
|THOMAS GREISS (Road Games)||8||7||218||201||92.2%||0||3-4||-0.9||3-4-0||-1||2-5|
|THOMAS GREISS (vs. Division)||8||6||180||167||92.8%||2||2-4||-2.4||2-4-0||-2||3-3|
|THOMAS GREISS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||103||90.4%||1||1-3||-3.1||1-3-0||-3||2-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||58||56||1755||1605||91.5%||3||26-30||-8.3||26-30-0||-6||28-25|
|MIKE SMITH (Road Games)||28||27||900||822||91.3%||0||9-18||-8.9||9-18-0||-7||12-15|
|MIKE SMITH (vs. Division)||21||19||621||568||91.5%||2||11-8||+2.6||11-8-0||+3||9-10|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||106||93.0%||0||3-1||+2.3||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||19-14-0||-6.4||19-14||-6.4||10-18||2.5||32.4||2.1||23.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.5||3-2||-0.5||1-2||2.6||38.6||2.0||24.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||68||165||52||42||61||10||15||2134||7.7%||242||37||15.3%||268|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||33||84||31||21||27||5||8||1069||7.9%||128||20||15.6%||142|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||5||6||2||0||0||193||6.7%||15||4||26.7%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||22||53||16||14||19||4||5||741||7.2%||76||7||9.2%||82|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||144||43||48||47||6||7||1797||8.0%||254||43||16.9%||248|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||68||20||21||24||3||2||774||8.8%||118||20||16.9%||119|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||3||3||4||0||0||120||8.3%||13||2||15.4%||19|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||40||8||18||13||1||2||581||6.9%||88||13||14.8%||71|
|MARTIN JONES (All Games)||16||15||425||396||93.2%||3||10-5||+3.8||10-5-0||+4||5-5|
|MARTIN JONES (Home Games)||7||6||155||145||93.5%||2||4-2||+0.7||4-2-0||+1||1-3|
|MARTIN JONES (vs. Division)||5||5||130||123||94.6%||1||4-1||+2.8||4-1-0||+3||0-2|
|MARTIN JONES (Last 4 Games)||4||3||90||81||90.0%||0||2-1||+0.6||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||38||38||906||830||91.6%||3||21-17||-3.9||21-17-0||-5||11-20|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Home Games)||22||22||503||456||90.7%||2||13-9||-2.8||13-9-0||-4||8-12|
|JONATHAN QUICK (vs. Division)||13||13||318||296||93.1%||2||9-4||+3.7||9-4-0||+3||4-9|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||92||85||92.4%||0||3-1||+1||3-1-0||+1||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHOENIX 3.1, LOS ANGELES 3.15|
|2/27/2014||at WINNIPEG||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2014||at COLORADO||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ev||O|
|3/2/2014||ST LOUIS||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/4/2014||VANCOUVER||1-0||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||U|
|3/6/2014||MONTREAL||5-2||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/8/2014||at WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/10/2014||at TAMPA BAY||4-3||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/11/2014||at FLORIDA||3-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/13/2014||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/15/2014||CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -225||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/17/2014||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/24/2014||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/25/2014||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|3/27/2014||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|2/26/2014||at COLORADO||6-4||W||0, -110||W||5 ev||O|
|2/27/2014||at CALGARY||2-0||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||U|
|3/1/2014||CAROLINA||3-1||W||0, -190||W||5 un||U|
|3/3/2014||MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, -175||W||5 ev||U|
|3/6/2014||at WINNIPEG||3-1||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||U|
|3/9/2014||at EDMONTON||4-2||W||0, -170||W||5 un||O|
|3/10/2014||at CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -175||W||5 un||P|
|3/13/2014||TORONTO||2-3||L||0, -205||L||5 ov||P|
|3/15/2014||ANAHEIM||1-2||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||U|
|3/24/2014||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|3/25/2014||at WASHINGTON|| |
|3/27/2014||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|PHOENIX: GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Phoenix Coyotes played the past four seasons with a chip on their shoulders, trying to prove they could win without an owner.
Now that there are owners looking over their shoulders, the Coyotes are facing something new: Expectations.
When IceArizona purchased the Coyotes from the NHL this summer, it put the Coyotes on the same financial and operational ground as the league's 29 other teams.
The group headed by George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc has already made a mark on the team, giving Phoenix the resources to re-sign goalie Mike Smith and lure top-line center Mike Ribeiro in free agency.
The next step for the Coyotes is to take their newfound stability - and wealth - and win more games after missing the playoffs last season.
|LOS ANGELES: |
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After the most successful two-year stretch in franchise history, the Los Angeles Kings just want to keep it going.
That's because the Kings historically aren't used to good times. The 2012 Stanley Cup champions returned to the Western Conference finals last summer, winning six total playoff rounds - twice as many as this long-struggling team had ever managed in any two-year stretch.
To stay on top, Los Angeles plans to rely on the same unflashy, workmanlike style that allowed coach Darryl Sutter's club to raise the Cup for the first time.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHOENIX-LOS ANGELES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Coyotes-Kings Preview* =======================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Phoenix (32-25-11) at Los Angeles (38-24-6), 10:30 p.m. EDT
Barring a drastic change, the Los Angeles Kings appear locked into the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.
The Phoenix Coyotes' postseason fate isn't nearly as certain.
Los Angeles looks to end a two-game skid by winning a fourth straight home meeting with Phoenix on Monday night.
The Kings' recent eight-game winning streak helped them take a seven-point advantage over the Coyotes (32-25-11) for third place in the Pacific Division and a guaranteed playoff spot.
Los Angeles (38-24-6) trails second-place San Jose by double digits and also will have a tough time catching the Central's third-place team in order to move up to the fifth seed.
The Kings had their run end with a 3-2 loss to Toronto on Thursday before Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Anaheim, with both losses coming at Staples Center. Tyler Toffoli scored against the Ducks, but Marian Gaborik had the potential tying goal waved off in the third period by the officials due to incidental contact with the goaltender.
"I think we didn't play the best that we could," Toffoli said. "But I think we know now that the rest of the season here we have to play hard and play the right way."
Coach Daryl Sutter said the disallowed goal wasn't the only reason for Los Angeles' defeat.
"We played against a top team in the conference and only (scored) one goal and (gave) up two easy ones," Sutter said. "We got beat out of the corner and we got beat at the top of the circles."
Los Angeles will look to bounce back by beating Phoenix for the ninth time in the last 11 home matchups. The Kings won at Staples Center 7-4 on Oct. 24, but the Coyotes followed by winning the next two meetings at home.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored twice and Antoine Vermette had a goal and an assist in Phoenix's 3-0 win in the last matchup Jan. 28. Phoenix has won five of seven overall after beating Calgary 3-2 on Saturday and is in a tight battle with Dallas for the West's final wild-card spot.
Shane Doan scored his 350th career goal on one of Phoenix's six third-period power plays, its only conversion on eight attempts with the man advantage. It also squandered a two-goal lead, but Mike Smith made 29 saves to help earn the victory.
"They say a two-goal lead is the worst lead in hockey, and we're proving it," Smith said. "We thought it was going to be an easy game after the first (period). We can't just tip-toe around games and expect to win, even against teams that aren't in the playoff hunt."
Smith has allowed two goals or fewer in five of his last seven starts, going 5-2-0 with a 1.85 goals-against average in that stretch.
"He made some saves that really showed how athletic he is as a person," Doan said. "He gave us a chance to come back in the third and win."
Smith made 41 saves in the Coyotes' 3-1 win over Los Angeles on Oct. 29, but he's just 3-6-0 with a 2.88 GAA in his last 10 starts against the Kings, including the postseason.
Jonathan Quick won six straight starts with a 0.99 GAA before losing to Toronto. He's 1-2-0 with a 3.35 GAA in his last three against Phoenix.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 2:26:58 PM EST|