|3||PHILADELPHIA||+125||Ov 5,-130||+135||Ov 5,-135|
|4||NY RANGERS||-145||Un 5,+110||-155||Un 5,+115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||16-19-0||-0.3||16-19||-0.3||20-12||2.8||28.7||3.1||30.5|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.4||4-1||+3.4||2-1||3.4||30.4||2.2||31.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||71||205||54||64||81||6||15||2119||9.7%||261||51||19.5%||350|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||35||99||22||29||43||5||7||1006||9.8%||120||31||25.8%||168|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||7||3||6||1||1||152||11.2%||19||4||21.1%||28|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||26||76||19||28||27||2||4||775||9.8%||99||18||18.2%||131|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||201||49||76||69||7||12||2155||9.3%||280||43||15.4%||338|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||109||28||37||38||6||8||1068||10.2%||149||22||14.8%||182|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||4||5||2||0||0||157||7.0%||20||1||5.0%||20|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||78||20||30||25||3||5||797||9.8%||101||14||13.9%||131|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||24||19||598||539||90.1%||1||7-12||-4.7||7-12-0||-5||7-9|
|RAY EMERY (Road Games)||14||13||391||350||89.5%||1||4-9||-3.9||4-9-0||-4||6-6|
|RAY EMERY (vs. Division)||10||9||267||241||90.3%||0||3-6||-2.6||3-6-0||-3||4-4|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||4||3||112||103||92.0%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||0-2|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||54||52||1550||1420||91.6%||2||31-21||+9.6||31-21-0||+11||27-20|
|STEVE MASON (Road Games)||23||22||673||613||91.1%||0||12-10||+3.6||12-10-0||+3||14-6|
|STEVE MASON (vs. Division)||18||17||527||480||91.1%||1||11-6||+4.4||11-6-0||+5||10-7|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||110||94.8%||1||4-0||+4.4||4-0-0||+4||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||17-20-0||-12.9||17-20||-12.9||15-18||2.5||34.5||2.4||29.0|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||2-3||3.4||35.0||1.8||27.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||73||194||54||65||69||6||11||2405||8.1%||236||45||19.1%||323|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||37||94||30||30||31||3||3||1275||7.4%||122||19||15.6%||163|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||1||7||8||1||3||175||9.7%||15||2||13.3%||26|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||28||81||22||27||31||1||6||903||9.0%||102||19||18.6%||140|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||178||55||65||54||4||6||2142||8.3%||213||33||15.5%||290|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||87||22||32||29||4||6||1074||8.1%||101||16||15.8%||138|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||5||1||3||0||0||136||6.6%||11||2||18.2%||10|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||73||21||29||20||3||4||809||9.0%||92||15||16.3%||112|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||56||54||1593||1462||91.8%||5||29-25||-2.7||29-25-0||-4||22-25|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||30||30||840||775||92.3%||3||13-17||-11.3||13-17-0||-13||12-15|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||23||23||638||583||91.4%||1||12-11||-3.1||12-11-0||-6||12-9|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||107||99||92.5%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||2-2|
|CAMERON TALBOT (All Games)||19||17||507||475||93.7%||0||11-6||+3.8||11-6-0||+3||5-9|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Home Games)||8||7||230||214||93.0%||0||4-3||-1.6||4-3-0||-2||3-3|
|CAMERON TALBOT (vs. Division)||6||5||169||155||91.7%||0||2-3||-1.2||2-3-0||-2||2-2|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Last 4 Games)||4||4||125||116||92.8%||0||1-3||-3.8||1-3-0||-4||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHILADELPHIA 3.04, NY RANGERS 3.09|
|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|
|3/20/2014||DALLAS||4-2||W||0, -140||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/22/2014||ST LOUIS||4-1||W||0, +120||W||5 ov||P|
|3/24/2014||LOS ANGELES||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5 un||P|
|3/26/2014||at NY RANGERS|| |
|4/1/2014||at ST LOUIS|| |
|4/5/2014||at BOSTON|| |
|2/27/2014||CHICAGO||2-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/1/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||2-4||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||O|
|3/2/2014||BOSTON||3-6||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/5/2014||TORONTO||2-3||L||0, -175||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/7/2014||at CAROLINA||4-2||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||O|
|3/9/2014||DETROIT||3-0||W||0, -160||W||5 ov||U|
|3/11/2014||at CAROLINA||1-3||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|3/13/2014||at MINNESOTA||1-2||L||0, -105||L||5 un||U|
|3/14/2014||at WINNIPEG||4-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/16/2014||SAN JOSE||0-1||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|3/18/2014||at OTTAWA||8-4||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/21/2014||at COLUMBUS||3-1||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||U|
|3/22/2014||at NEW JERSEY||2-0||W||0, -125||W||5 ev||U|
|3/24/2014||PHOENIX||4-3||W||0, -140||W||5 ov||O|
|3/28/2014||at CALGARY|| |
|3/30/2014||at EDMONTON|| |
|4/1/2014||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/3/2014||at COLORADO|| |
|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.
|NY RANGERS: NEW YORK (AP) - The message from the New York Rangers bench might not be any different than in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.
Whether the softer approach new coach Alain Vigneault offers in comparison to the barking tones of deposed bench boss John Tortorella is what the Rangers need remains to be seen.
Despite getting the club to the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, Tortorella was somewhat surprisingly let go by general manager Glen Sather and replaced by the gentler-on-the-outside Vigneault, who was dismissed as coach of the Canucks after Vancouver was swept in the first round of the playoffs by San Jose.
In an added twist, Tortorella got Vigneault's old job in Vancouver, while Vigneault took over for him in New York.
The Rangers open at Phoenix on Oct. 3.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHILADELPHIA-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flyers-Rangers Preview* ========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Philadelphia (38-26-7) at New York (40-29-4), 8:00 p.m. EDT
The New York Rangers currently hold a slight edge for home-ice advantage in a potential first-round playoff matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Judging by the recent meetings at Madison Square Garden, that could turn out to be a major benefit.
New York seeks an eighth consecutive home victory over Philadelphia as the clubs continue to jostle for postseason position Wednesday night.
The Rangers (40-29-4) have won four straight to grab a one-point lead over the Flyers (38-26-7) for second place in the Metropolitan Division. Philadelphia has two games in hand on New York as the rivals try to hold off Washington and Columbus for the Metropolitan's last two guaranteed playoff spots, with Pittsburgh likely to win the division.
This is the final regular-season meeting between the Flyers and Rangers, who lost both visits to Philadelphia this season but won 4-1 on Jan. 12 at MSG. They've outscored the Flyers 28-8 during their seven-game home win streak in the series, their longest since winning 11 straight from 1990-92.
Coach Craig Berube is aware of that recent history but doesn't seem concerned.
"We're a different team. I don't even think about that," said Berube, whose club is 4-0-1 in its last five on the road. "We're going to go up there and give them our best game. That's what I believe."
Henrik Lundqvist has started each of the seven victories while posting a 1.14 goals-against average, and he has a 1.78 GAA in his last nine starts overall while going 7-2-0.
New York overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 in Monday's 4-3 overtime victory over Phoenix at MSG. Dan Girardi scored the tying goal with 3 1/2 minutes left in regulation before fellow defenseman Ryan McDonagh scored the winner less than two minutes into overtime.
Each assisted on the other's goals.
"If you want to score in this league, you have to get help from your back end," coach Alain Vigneault said. "We'll have another day here to get our energy level back up and get ready for a tough game against Philly."
The Rangers had dropped three of their previous four at home, but they seem to be peaking at the right time. They'll begin a four-game West Coast trip following this contest.
"It's a huge character win all around," Girardi said. "Battling back twice from being down says a lot about our team. There was no panic on our bench."
Philadelphia will be looking to bounce back after having its five-game winning streak end with Monday's 3-2 loss to Los Angeles. It battled back from a 2-0 deficit before allowing the winner midway through the third period.
Matt Read and Jakub Voracek scored in the third, but Philadelphia wasn't nearly at its best through the first two periods.
"It's disappointing how good we've played the last couple weeks to play so bad," said Scott Hartnell, who assisted on Voracek's goal. "We're still in a good spot and we just have to refocus."
Ray Emery made 38 saves against the Kings, though Steve Mason could be back in net for this contest.
Mason has won four consecutive starts with a 1.50 GAA and three straight against the Rangers with a 1.67 mark, but he has a 4.88 in two career starts at MSG.
Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist and Mason made 33 saves as the Flyers beat the Rangers 4-2 in the most recent meeting March 1.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 7:31:39 AM EST|