|1||DALLAS||+130||Ov 5.5,-105||+120||Ov 5.5,-115|
|2||PHILADELPHIA||-150||Un 5.5,-115||-140||Un 5.5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||14-19-0||-1.3||14-19||-1.3||16-15||2.6||31.0||3.2||32.1|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.6||2-3||-1.6||4-1||2.6||30.6||4.2||32.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||68||194||63||72||54||5||11||2152||9.0%||243||38||15.6%||323|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||33||85||33||24||24||4||7||1022||8.3%||106||19||17.9%||136|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||5||4||3||1||0||153||8.5%||12||3||25.0%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||197||59||67||60||11||12||2071||9.5%||222||40||18.0%||328|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||106||31||40||31||4||3||1060||10.0%||111||21||18.9%||183|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||21||7||5||8||1||1||161||13.0%||17||3||17.6%||32|
|JACK CAMPBELL (All Games)||1||1||47||41||87.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|JACK CAMPBELL (Road Games)||1||1||47||41||87.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|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|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||54||53||1569||1436||91.5%||3||26-27||-1.3||26-27-0||0||23-24|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Road Games)||25||25||777||706||90.9%||1||12-13||+1.5||12-13-0||+2||11-12|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||106||90.6%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||1||0||17||14||82.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Road Games)||1||0||17||14||82.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)||1||0||17||14||82.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TIM THOMAS (All Games)||44||43||1289||1170||90.8%||0||17-26||-6.5||17-26-0||-7||18-22|
|TIM THOMAS (Road Games)||24||24||691||621||89.9%||0||9-15||-2.8||9-15-0||-3||10-12|
|TIM THOMAS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||83||74||89.2%||0||1-2||-1.6||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||20-13-0||+4.2||20-13||+4.2||13-17||2.9||31.3||2.6||29.6|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.8||3-2||+0.8||2-3||3.0||34.8||2.2||27.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||68||195||52||62||75||6||14||2039||9.6%||250||49||19.6%||333|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||33||96||30||33||32||1||7||1033||9.3%||130||18||13.8%||165|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||7||5||2||1||0||174||8.6%||20||3||15.0%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||195||48||73||67||7||12||2046||9.5%||267||42||15.7%||327|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||86||20||36||29||1||4||978||8.8%||118||20||16.9%||145|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||6||2||2||1||0||135||8.1%||18||0||0.0%||20|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||23||18||557||501||89.9%||1||7-11||-3.7||7-11-0||-4||7-9|
|RAY EMERY (Home Games)||9||5||166||151||91.0%||0||3-2||+0.3||3-2-0||0||1-3|
|RAY EMERY(vs. Non-Conference)||7||5||142||126||88.7%||1||3-2||+1||3-2-0||+1||1-4|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||4||2||85||77||90.6%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||52||50||1482||1355||91.4%||2||29-21||+7.4||29-21-0||+9||26-20|
|STEVE MASON (Home Games)||29||28||809||742||91.7%||2||17-11||+3.9||17-11-0||+5||12-14|
|STEVE MASON(vs. Non-Conference)||20||19||573||527||92.0%||0||10-9||+1.5||10-9-0||+2||9-6|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||101||91.8%||1||2-2||-0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DALLAS 3.16, PHILADELPHIA 3.01|
|2/27/2014||CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/1/2014||TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/3/2014||BUFFALO||3-2||W||0, -215||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/4/2014||at COLUMBUS||2-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ev||O|
|3/6/2014||VANCOUVER||6-1||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/8/2014||MINNESOTA||4-3||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||O|
|3/11/2014||at ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, +175||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2014||CALGARY||3-4||L||0, -225||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/16/2014||at WINNIPEG||2-7||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/18/2014||at PITTSBURGH||1-5||L||0, +135||L||5.5 ev||O|
|3/20/2014||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|3/25/2014||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/29/2014||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/27/2014||SAN JOSE||3-7||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/1/2014||NY RANGERS||4-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||O|
|3/2/2014||at WASHINGTON||5-4||W||0, +110||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/5/2014||WASHINGTON||6-4||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/8/2014||at TORONTO||3-4||L||0, +100||L||5.5 ov||O|
|3/11/2014||NEW JERSEY||1-2||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/15/2014||PITTSBURGH||4-0||W||0, +100||W||5.5 ev||U|
|3/16/2014||at PITTSBURGH||4-3||W||0, +120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/18/2014||CHICAGO||3-2||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/22/2014||ST LOUIS|| |
|3/24/2014||LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/26/2014||at NY RANGERS|| |
|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.
|PHILADELPHIA: PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Uncharacteristically out of the playoffs last season, the frustrated Flyers turned their summer into a game of fantasy hockey.
Time will tell if they win that game.
Either way, Philadelphia is different.
In came 33-year-old forward Vinny Lecavalier, given a five-year deal worth $22.5 million to spruce up the offense. In came 35-year-old defenseman Mark Streit, given a $21-million, four-year deal to shore up the defense. And in came 30-year-old goaltender Ray Emery - on a $1.65 million, one-year deal to join the Flyers a second time - to give Steve Mason some competition for the top spot.
Philadelphia even took a retreat to Lake Placid to help team rapport, and mesh the new faces in with the old ones.
This new-look bunch will debut - ready or not - vs. Toronto on Oct. 2.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DALLAS-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Stars-Flyers Preview* ======================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Dallas (32-25-11) at Philadelphia (36-25-7), 7:00 p.m. EDT
To say it's surprising that the Philadelphia Flyers have surged into second place in the Metropolitan Division may be an understatement.
With their dismal start well in the rear-view mirror, the Flyers are one of the hottest teams in the NHL and captain Claude Giroux is among the league leaders in points heading into Thursday night's home matchup with the Dallas Stars.
The Flyers' early struggles cost Peter Laviolette his job while Giroux struggled to get his team going. The forward had only seven assists through his first 15 games, and that slow start played a key role in keeping him off Canada's Olympic team.
Philadelphia (36-25-7) is surging now, though, going 10-2-1 since Feb. 1 to take a one-point lead with two games in hand on the New York Rangers for second place in the division.
Giroux scored with 4.2 seconds left in overtime to give the Flyers a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Tuesday for their third straight win. His 51 points (19 goals, 32 assists) since Dec. 11 are the most in the league.
"He's playing hard. He's leading our team," coach Craig Berube said. "It starts on the bench. He's vocal. He does a good job of keeping everybody going."
Giroux also added an assist on Scott Hartnell's first-period goal, and his 71 points on the season rank among the top five in the league.
"He's playing phenomenal," Hartnell said. "He's leading us in the dressing room. He's leading us on the ice every day in practice. It's pretty exciting to be a part of it, be on his line."
Tuesday's victory kicked off a brutal four-game homestand that also includes visits from NHL-leading St. Louis on Saturday and Los Angeles on Monday.
"They're up for it," Berube said. "They know the situation that's at hand. We need points. We've got to win hockey games. Our guys are ready. They're competitive and they're working hard."
The Stars (32-25-11) could use points as well, trailing Phoenix by two points for the West's final wild-card spot. They lost 7-2 to Winnipeg on Sunday to open a three-game road trip before Tuesday's 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh.
They've dropped three straight overall and are 1-3-1 in their last five on the road.
"It's just about bearing down and playing a full 60 (minutes)," leading scorer Tyler Seguin told the team's official website. "I thought there were times we were competing and skating well, but it wasn't for the full three periods."
Seguin scored against the Jets and Penguins and has six goals and six assists over his last seven games, setting a career high for points with 70. He had a hat trick and added an assist in Dallas' 5-1 win over Philadelphia on Dec. 7 as the Stars ended a six-game skid in the series.
Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves Tuesday in his return from missing four games with a concussion. He's 0-10-1 with a 3.50 goals-against average in 11 career starts against the Flyers, though it's uncertain if he'll start this contest.
Ray Emery got the start against Chicago and made 23 saves after Steve Mason started both ends of a home-and-home sweep of Pittsburgh over the weekend. It's unclear who will be in net against the Stars.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2014 5:28:50 PM EST|