|53||CAROLINA||+190||Ov 5.5,-105||+185||Ov 5.5,+100|
|54||CHICAGO||-230||Un 5.5,-115||-225||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13-20-0||-3.4||13-20||-3.4||15-15||2.5||30.9||3.1||32.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.4||3-2||+1.4||2-3||2.4||34.0||2.2||33.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||69||172||35||72||60||5||9||2173||7.9%||244||31||12.7%||274|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||33||81||12||41||26||2||3||1020||7.9%||107||13||12.1%||127|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||4||5||0||1||170||7.1%||20||2||10.0%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||195||57||60||69||9||13||2130||9.2%||212||39||18.4%||335|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||103||31||34||34||4||6||1068||9.6%||108||20||18.5%||175|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||3||2||6||0||0||169||6.5%||14||1||7.1%||19|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||27||25||809||751||92.8%||2||15-10||+5.7||15-10-0||+5||7-17|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Road Games)||12||12||389||359||92.3%||2||7-5||+4.3||7-5-0||+4||3-9|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN(vs. Non-Conference)||9||8||269||252||93.7%||0||3-5||-2.6||3-5-0||-3||0-8|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||145||135||93.1%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-1||2-2|
|MIKE MURPHY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MURPHY (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MURPHY(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JUSTIN PETERS (All Games)||21||21||626||575||91.9%||2||7-14||-5.9||7-14-0||-6||8-11|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Road Games)||11||11||363||335||92.3%||1||3-8||-3.8||3-8-0||-4||5-5|
|JUSTIN PETERS(vs. Non-Conference)||10||10||295||275||93.2%||1||4-6||-1.1||4-6-0||-2||3-6|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||108||94||87.0%||0||0-4||-4.4||0-4-0||-4||3-0|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||25||23||685||612||89.3%||0||8-15||-6.6||8-15-0||-7||13-6|
|CAM WARD (Road Games)||12||10||310||271||87.4%||0||3-7||-3.8||3-7-0||-4||7-1|
|CAM WARD(vs. Non-Conference)||8||7||208||186||89.4%||0||1-6||-4.7||1-6-0||-4||4-2|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||3||98||89||90.8%||0||2-1||+1.3||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21-13-0||-4.5||21-13||-4.5||15-19||3.6||35.4||2.5||25.4|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.6||2-3||-2.6||0-5||2.8||31.4||2.0||27.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||70||237||64||89||79||5||11||2330||10.2%||222||46||20.7%||411|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||34||121||34||49||36||2||4||1205||10.0%||121||25||20.7%||212|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||4||4||6||0||0||157||8.9%||13||3||23.1%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||182||52||60||55||15||15||1911||9.5%||219||41||18.7%||298|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||84||22||26||29||7||8||864||9.7%||90||21||23.3%||132|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||5||2||2||1||0||138||7.2%||18||3||16.7%||17|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||50||48||1312||1206||91.9%||2||27-21||-9||27-21-0||-7||22-26|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Home Games)||25||24||611||556||91.0%||1||13-11||-8.9||13-11-0||-9||10-14|
|CORY CRAWFORD(vs. Non-Conference)||18||17||463||430||92.9%||0||11-6||+0.9||11-6-0||+1||5-12|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||93||88||94.6%||1||3-1||+0.8||3-1-0||+1||0-4|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||4||3||74||60||81.1%||0||1-2||-2||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Home Games)||2||1||41||35||85.4%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN(vs. Non-Conference)||3||2||66||54||81.8%||0||1-1||-0.2||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||74||60||81.1%||0||1-2||-2||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|ANTTI RAANTA (All Games)||20||19||500||455||91.0%||1||12-7||+1.8||12-7-0||+2||10-9|
|ANTTI RAANTA (Home Games)||9||9||209||194||92.8%||1||7-2||+3.4||7-2-0||+3||5-4|
|ANTTI RAANTA(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||162||145||89.5%||0||4-2||+1||4-2-0||+1||5-1|
|ANTTI RAANTA (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||95||90.5%||0||1-3||-2.9||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|KENT SIMPSON (All Games)||1||0||7||5||71.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KENT SIMPSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KENT SIMPSON(vs. Non-Conference)||1||0||7||5||71.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KENT SIMPSON (Last 4 Games)||1||0||7||5||71.4%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 3.15, CHICAGO 3.09|
|2/25/2014||at BUFFALO||2-3||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||P|
|2/27/2014||at DALLAS||1-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/1/2014||at LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, +165||L||5 un||U|
|3/2/2014||at ANAHEIM||3-5||L||0, +180||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/4/2014||at SAN JOSE||3-2||W||0, +185||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/7/2014||NY RANGERS||2-4||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||O|
|3/8/2014||at NEW JERSEY||4-5||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||O|
|3/11/2014||NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, +130||W||5 ov||U|
|3/13/2014||BUFFALO||4-2||W||0, -190||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/15/2014||at BOSTON||1-5||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/16/2014||EDMONTON||1-2||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/18/2014||at COLUMBUS||3-1||W||0, +155||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2014||at CHICAGO|| |
|3/22/2014||at WINNIPEG|| |
|3/25/2014||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/27/2014||at FLORIDA|| |
|3/31/2014||at OTTAWA|| |
|4/1/2014||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|2/27/2014||at NY RANGERS||1-2||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/1/2014||vs PITTSBURGH||5-1||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/4/2014||COLORADO||2-4||L||0, -160||L||5.5 ev||O|
|3/6/2014||COLUMBUS||6-1||W||0, -190||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/9/2014||at BUFFALO||2-1||W||0, -250||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/12/2014||at COLORADO||2-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/14/2014||NASHVILLE||2-3||L||0, -215||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/16/2014||DETROIT||4-1||W||0, -205||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/18/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||2-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/19/2014||ST LOUIS||4-0||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/27/2014||at BOSTON|| |
|3/28/2014||at OTTAWA|| |
|3/30/2014||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|CAROLINA: RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes could have an easier time filling their arena this season - and a tougher time getting back to the playoffs.
The NHL's realignment meant the end of the Southeast Division and placed the Hurricanes into the new Metropolitan Division.
A division packed with some of the league's most popular teams - Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, both New York teams, New Jersey and Washington - might lead to bigger crowds.
But it also figures to make ending their irksome postseason drought a much bigger challenge.
``It's going to be tough. It's a good division,'' defenseman Justin Faulk said. ``Obviously, there's a lot of teams that are pretty good. ... But we're looking forward to it. Every team's good in the league.
``I don't think you go into any game thinking you can just win every game,'' he added. ``Every night, anyone can win, and I think we're pretty confident with the group that we have in here to do a pretty good job.''
Since winning its only Stanley Cup in 2006, Carolina has reached the playoffs just once, in 2009. Among teams in the current configuration of the Eastern Conference, only Toronto and Columbus have not made the postseason since then.
That hasn't exactly been easy for the players to digest, goalie Cam Ward said.
``You can already sense the attitude. ... Guys are hungry and excited to get things going,'' Ward said.
|CHICAGO: CHICAGO (AP) - The last time Chicago won the Stanley Cup, the team was dismantled during the offseason and the title defense ended in the first round of the playoffs.
Not so much this time. When the Blackhawks hit the ice next week for their opener against Washington, it will be a very familiar group.
Jonathan Toews (tayvz) and company are all set to go for their second consecutive NHL. There was no salary-cap purge this summer, leaving the Blackhawks largely intact as they try to become the first team to repeat since Detroit won it all in 1998.
The defending champs open the season at home Oct. 1 against Washington.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CAROLINA-CHICAGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Hurricanes-Blackhawks Preview* ===============================
By TOM CASTRO STATS Senior Editor
Carolina (30-30-9) at Chicago (40-15-15), 8:00 p.m. EDT
Despite a key victory over the Western Conference leader that was a milestone win for their coach, the Chicago Blackhawks weren't very happy after their last game.
That's because they lost star forward Patrick Kane for three weeks due to an injury, a situation the Blackhawks will try to begin adjusting to when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.
Corey Crawford stopped 23 shots to backstop the Blackhawks to a physical 4-0 victory over St. Louis on Wednesday, giving Joel Quenneville his 700th NHL win. The result pulled Chicago to within six points of the Blues, but that was hardly the main postgame topic of discussion in the locker room.
Kane left the game in the second period, favoring his left leg as he headed to the dressing room following a collision with Brenden Morrow.
"He's a special player," Quenneville said. "We'll work our way through this. It's a huge loss for us."
Duncan Keith, Andrew Shaw, Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith scored as Chicago ended the Blues' nine-game point streak and dealt St. Louis its first regulation loss against a Central Division opponent this season.
For the Blackhawks to catch the Blues, though, they'll need to replace the contributions of Kane, whose 69 points (29 goals, 40 assists) are tops on the team. He set up Keith's opening goal.
"He brings so many things to the table offensively for us," said Keith, who has two goals and five assists in his last eight games. "When you get guys like that out with an injury, you have to look at the positives from it, and the only positives come from other guys getting opportunities to play more minutes and develop their game a little bit more and get confidence going into the playoffs."
Quenneville said he'll replace Kane's minutes by committee, and that he may rely more heavily on balancing ice time among his four lines.
The coach also wasn't sure if Kane would play again in the regular season, saying, "We'll see."
Quenneville now needs to get the Blackhawks, 2-0-1 in the past three, focused on holding off Colorado as well as catching St. Louis. The Avalanche are one point behind Chicago for second place in the Central.
Carolina (30-30-9) earned a desperately needed victory its last time out as it attempts to pass five teams for the second wild-card spot in the East. It defeated Columbus, one of the clubs it's chasing, 3-1 on Tuesday behind a career-high 46 saves from Anton Khudobin and a goal and an assist apiece from Andrei Loktionov and Patrick Dwyer.
The Hurricanes avoided a third straight loss.
"It was a gutsy effort for us to grind it out and find a way to get two points on the road," coach Kirk Muller said.
That's something Carolina hasn't done much of recently, going 2-7-0 in its last nine away from home. The Hurricanes had allowed five goals in three of their last four road games prior to Tuesday.
The Blackhawks took the first meeting of the season Oct. 15, winning 3-2 in a shootout behind Crawford's 32 saves, but Carolina has dominated the series in recent years. The Hurricanes have gone 9-1-2 with one tie in the past 13 meetings dating to the 1999-2000 season.
Carolina, though, is 0-1-1 in its last two visits to Chicago.
Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp has recorded a goal and nine assists in his past nine contests, and he opened the scoring Oct. 15.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 12:27:15 AM EST|