|13||FLORIDA||+175||Ov 5.5,+105||+190||Ov 5.5,+100|
|14||PHOENIX||-210||Un 5.5,-125||-230||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13-23-0||-3.6||13-23||-3.6||18-15||2.5||29.4||3.4||31.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||+0.9||2-3||+0.9||3-2||3.2||26.8||3.4||34.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||69||172||41||53||71||7||11||2046||8.4%||235||25||10.6%||264|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||36||89||21||30||35||3||4||1058||8.4%||128||9||7.0%||139|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||4||4||8||0||1||134||11.9%||16||4||25.0%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||223||70||77||68||8||14||2150||10.4%||219||54||24.7%||371|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||123||41||41||38||3||6||1138||10.8%||118||30||25.4%||203|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||6||6||4||1||1||171||9.9%||19||5||26.3%||28|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (All Games)||16||13||414||371||89.6%||0||6-7||+1.3||6-7-0||+1||7-4|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Road Games)||11||9||291||262||90.0%||0||4-5||+1.2||4-5-0||0||5-3|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN(vs. Non-Conference)||1||1||32||26||81.2%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||121||109||90.1%||0||1-2||+0.4||1-2-0||0||3-0|
|DAN ELLIS (All Games)||14||12||354||315||89.0%||0||5-7||-1.5||5-7-0||0||9-3|
|DAN ELLIS (Road Games)||7||6||176||154||87.5%||0||1-5||-3.4||1-5-0||-3||4-2|
|DAN ELLIS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||104||92||88.5%||0||1-3||-1.6||1-3-0||-1||3-1|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||48||47||1366||1255||91.9%||3||23-24||-3.1||23-24-0||-1||15-25|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Road Games)||20||19||592||542||91.6%||0||9-10||+0.6||9-10-0||+1||6-9|
|ROBERTO LUONGO(vs. Non-Conference)||21||20||603||553||91.7%||1||11-9||+1.6||11-9-0||+2||7-10|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||143||132||92.3%||0||2-2||+1.9||2-2-0||+2||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||20-14-0||+0.5||20-14||+0.5||19-11||3.1||32.7||2.6||30.2|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.8||4-1||+3.8||2-3||3.0||24.2||2.2||30.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||69||192||50||70||64||8||10||2147||8.9%||246||50||20.3%||331|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||34||104||26||38||36||4||6||1111||9.4%||127||28||22.0%||174|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||5||2||7||1||1||121||12.4%||23||3||13.0%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||196||55||70||60||11||15||2189||9.0%||244||51||20.9%||311|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||89||19||37||30||3||6||1027||8.7%||110||27||24.5%||144|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||4||5||2||0||0||153||7.2%||18||4||22.2%||19|
|THOMAS GREISS (All Games)||15||12||385||357||92.7%||2||6-6||-1||6-6-0||-1||5-6|
|THOMAS GREISS (Home Games)||7||5||167||156||93.4%||2||3-2||-0.1||3-2-0||0||3-1|
|THOMAS GREISS(vs. Non-Conference)||3||2||73||68||93.2%||0||1-1||-0.8||1-1-0||-1||0-1|
|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)||59||57||1794||1641||91.5%||3||27-30||-6.8||27-30-0||-5||29-25|
|MIKE SMITH (Home Games)||30||29||855||783||91.6%||3||17-12||+0.6||17-12-0||+1||16-10|
|MIKE SMITH(vs. Non-Conference)||24||24||705||645||91.5%||0||13-11||0||13-11-0||0||13-9|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||114||93.4%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: FLORIDA 3.16, PHOENIX 3.09|
|2/27/2014||WASHINGTON||4-5||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/1/2014||at COLUMBUS||3-6||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/2/2014||at NY ISLANDERS||5-3||W||0, +130||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/4/2014||at BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +205||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/7/2014||BUFFALO||2-0||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/9/2014||BOSTON||2-5||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/11/2014||PHOENIX||1-3||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/13/2014||at TAMPA BAY||4-5||L||0, +220||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/14/2014||NEW JERSEY||5-3||W||0, +140||W||5 ov||O|
|3/16/2014||VANCOUVER||3-4||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||O|
|3/18/2014||at SAN JOSE||3-2||W||0, +265||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/20/2014||at PHOENIX|| |
|3/22/2014||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/23/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/31/2014||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|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||4-3||W||0, +145||W||5 un||O|
|3/24/2014||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/25/2014||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|3/27/2014||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|FLORIDA: SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - When the lockout ended and last season started for the Florida Panthers, there was so much promise.
A banner commemorating the team's division title was unfurled on opening night, the franchise's star-in-waiting scored on his first NHL shot and everything looked bright.
That good feeling disappeared in a hurry. The Panthers went from celebrating to collapsing without warning, and wound up finishing the season having given up more goals than any other team while being tied for last in goal-scoring - and posting the worst record in the NHL.
``It wasn't pleasant,'' Panthers captain Ed Jovanovski said.
One disaster after another - injuries and scoring droughts, mostly - plagued Florida last season, and the Panthers haven't forgotten. When camp opened earlier this month, the Panthers talked of both a need to move ahead but the necessity to remember how painful it was to be out of the playoff chase so early last season.
``I think we all pretty well know that we don't want to have another disaster like last year,'' Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. ``Guys are professional. They should be able to figure it out and if they don't figure it out, I'll figure it out for them.''
Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said his team cannot ignore the memory of last season's freefall. Not counting goals awarded in shootouts, Florida skaters scored 109 times last year, tied with Nashville for the worst total in the league.
``We had to acknowledge what happened as a group. We had to understand that there was ownership by all of us, from the GM to the coaching to the players and I think we all did that,'' Dineen said. ``I think the commitment was made to be better. There's been some hard decisions made this summer ... but we need to put a team and a style of that gives us the best chance to win.''
Changes were made, such as letting longtime Florida forward Stephen Weiss leave through free agency, and bringing Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Tim Thomas into the organization as a veteran influence. Thomas and Jacob Markstrom figure to get the bulk of the work in net early.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (FLORIDA-PHOENIX) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Panthers-Coyotes Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Florida (26-35-8) at Phoenix (33-25-11), 10:00 p.m. EDT
As they fight for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Coyotes are getting healthier with less than a month left in the regular season.
With Martin Hanzal back, the Coyotes might have Martin Erat as well as they face a Florida Panthers team that hopes to play the spoiler role after beating one of the West's top clubs.
Phoenix looks to strengthen its hold on the second wild-card spot with its fourth straight home victory and seventh in nine games overall Thursday night against the Panthers.
After missing seven games due to a lower-body injury, Hanzal gave the Coyotes (33-25-11) a lift in his return Monday. He recorded an assist while winning nine of 14 faceoffs in 17 minutes of a 4-3 road win over Los Angeles.
Hanzal, who sat out 13 games because of the injury, has a career-best 38 points. He has two goals and an assist in four career meetings with the Panthers.
"I was very pleasantly surprised," coach Dave Tippett told the team's official website. "For missing as much time as he had, he came in and was a real strong player for us ... He's obviously a big piece of the puzzle."
Tippett's squad could be adding another key member up front with Erat likely to be a game-time decision after missing the past three due to an upper-body injury. Erat, hurt in a 3-1 win at Florida on March 11, has one goal in four games since Phoenix acquired him from Washington earlier this month.
If he's able to play, the Coyotes would get their first look at an all-Czech line of Radim Vrbata, Hanzal and Erat. Vrbata has scored four times in his last five games against the Panthers (26-35-8) dating to his time with Tampa Bay.
Keith Yandle scored the tying goal midway through the third period Monday and Jeff Halpern had the go-ahead tally with 3:05 left for Phoenix, which won its second in a row to take over possession of the second wild card.
Mike Smith overcame an illness to stop 36 shots for the Coyotes, who lead Dallas by two points. Smith has gone 6-2-0 with a 1.99 goals-against average in his last eight starts, including last week's 31-save effort against Florida.
Phoenix has scored 22 goals in its last seven games after managing 11 over its previous seven.
The Panthers have allowed 223 goals, among the most in the NHL. They needed Roberto Luongo's 52 saves to come away with a 3-2 victory over San Jose in the opener of a four-game trip Tuesday.
"I haven't seen a performance like that in a while," said center Quinton Howden, who had his third goal in four games since being recalled from the AHL.
Luongo finished with 23 saves in the last meeting with the Coyotes.
Brandon Pirri had Florida's lone tally in that game, and provided a goal and an assist in a 17-second span of the second period Tuesday. Scottie Upshall closed out the period with a key insurance goal, giving him three goals over his last four games.
The Panthers have dropped four of the past five meetings with the Coyotes.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 11:49:44 AM EST|