|59||CAROLINA||-110||Ov 5.5,+100||-120||Ov 5.5,+100|
|60||FLORIDA||-110||Un 5.5,-120||+100||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||14-21-0||-3.1||14-21||-3.1||15-17||2.5||30.9||3.1||32.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.4||2-3||-1.4||1-4||2.6||27.6||2.6||34.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||72||181||37||78||61||5||9||2261||8.0%||257||35||13.6%||291|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||35||86||12||45||27||2||3||1080||8.0%||116||15||12.9%||136|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||4||8||1||0||0||138||9.4%||21||5||23.8%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||205||61||64||71||9||13||2223||9.2%||222||39||17.6%||351|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||108||31||37||36||4||6||1129||9.6%||115||20||17.4%||181|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||5||4||4||0||0||173||7.5%||17||1||5.9%||22|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||29||26||857||794||92.6%||2||15-11||+4.7||15-11-0||+4||7-18|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Road Games)||13||13||414||381||92.0%||2||7-6||+3.3||7-6-0||+3||3-10|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||128||120||93.7%||0||1-2||-0.8||1-2-0||0||0-3|
|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|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||4||4||108||94||87.0%||0||0-4||-4.4||0-4-0||-4||3-0|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||27||25||730||652||89.3%||0||9-16||-7.2||9-16-0||-8||14-7|
|CAM WARD (Road Games)||13||11||346||305||88.2%||0||4-7||-2.5||4-7-0||-3||7-2|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||109||97||89.0%||0||2-2||-0.6||2-2-0||-1||3-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14-20-0||-5.4||14-20||-5.4||15-17||2.5||30.3||3.0||30.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||+0.6||2-3||+0.6||1-4||1.8||28.4||3.2||36.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||73||178||41||57||72||8||12||2164||8.2%||243||25||10.3%||272|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||34||86||20||25||36||5||8||1029||8.4%||109||16||14.7%||129|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||0||7||1||1||1||142||6.3%||10||0||0.0%||12|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||237||75||84||70||8||14||2280||10.4%||228||58||25.4%||397|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||102||29||38||30||5||8||1051||9.7%||103||25||24.3%||172|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||5||8||3||0||0||184||8.7%||15||5||33.3%||29|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (All Games)||16||13||414||371||89.6%||0||6-7||+1.3||6-7-0||+1||7-4|
|SCOTT CLEMMENSEN (Home Games)||5||4||123||109||88.6%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||2-1|
|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)||15||13||394||349||88.6%||0||5-8||-2.4||5-8-0||-1||10-3|
|DAN ELLIS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||99||86.8%||0||1-3||-1.4||1-3-0||-1||3-1|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||51||50||1456||1337||91.8%||4||24-26||-4.1||24-26-0||-2||15-28|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Home Games)||29||29||813||750||92.3%||3||15-14||-2.8||15-14-0||-2||9-17|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||144||134||93.1%||1||2-2||+1.6||2-2-0||+2||0-4|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 3.15, FLORIDA 3.15|
|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||2-3||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/22/2014||at WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/25/2014||NY ISLANDERS||4-5||L||0, -185||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/27/2014||at FLORIDA|| |
|3/31/2014||at OTTAWA|| |
|4/1/2014||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|4/5/2014||NEW JERSEY|| |
|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||1-2||L||0, +185||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/22/2014||at LOS ANGELES||0-4||L||0, +245||L||5 un||U|
|3/23/2014||at ANAHEIM||2-6||L||0, +260||L||5.5 ov||O|
|3/25/2014||OTTAWA||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/31/2014||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/1/2014||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|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.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CAROLINA-FLORIDA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Hurricanes-Panthers Preview* =============================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Carolina (31-32-9) at Florida (27-38-8), 7:30 p.m. EDT
Although their post-Olympic struggles have crippled their playoff chances, the Carolina Hurricanes should at least feel good about a trip to South Florida.
The Hurricanes will try to sweep the season series from the lowly Florida Panthers with their fifth win in the past six meetings overall Thursday night.
Carolina (31-32-9) was only three points back of the second wild-card spot following a promising 12-6-0 stretch that came just prior to the almost three-week long Olympic break on Feb. 8.
The Hurricanes, however, haven't been able to get back into a groove since returning from the layoff. They've fallen into a nine-point hole with four teams between them and an Eastern Conference playoff spot by going 5-10-0 in this stretch.
Carolina, which won two of three on a brief road trip, fell behind by four goals in the first period before its rally fell short in a 5-4 home loss to the last-place New York Islanders on Tuesday.
Though the Hurricanes matched their highest scoring output since the Olympic break, they've totaled just 14 goals over their last six games. They've also given up 3.1 goals per game in the past 15 after allowing an average of 2.4 in the 18 prior to the time off.
"The effort and the preparation has got to be better," defenseman Jay Harrison said. "There's no excuse and there's no secret recipe. That's the bottom line. That's the only way."
Alexander Semin has been a bright spot, ranking second in the NHL with 16 goals since Jan. 18. He also has 21 goals and 43 points in 46 career games against the Panthers (27-38-8), who sit 15th in the East.
Semin finished with a pair of third-period tallies Jan. 18 to help Carolina pull out a 3-2 victory over visiting Florida before adding another goal in a 5-1 home win Feb. 7. Riley Nash chipped in with a goal in each meeting for the Hurricanes, who have outscored the Panthers 18-11 while winning four of the last five matchups.
Anton Khudobin is expected to get the nod between the pipes after totaling 71 saves to win the first two games against Florida. He came on in relief of scuffling starter Cam Ward on Tuesday, allowing two goals on 23 shots.
The Panthers rank 29th in the league with 170 goals after scoring only five non-shootout tallies in their last four games.
Sean Bergenheim and Vincent Trocheck each had second-period goals as the Panthers stormed back from a two-goal deficit to snap a three-game skid in a 3-2 shootout win over visiting Ottawa on Tuesday. Trocheck, called up from the AHL on March 6, also scored in the shootout and has produced a goal in three straight home games.
Roberto Luongo could be back in net as he looks to build on a 37-save performance. Though Florida has given up 3.71 goals per game during a 6-14-1 stretch, Luongo has gone 4-4-0 with a 2.53 GAA in his nine starts with the club.
"Some nights you see the puck better than others, and (it) was one of those nights," said Luongo, who hasn't faced the Hurricanes since 2009 while with the Canucks.
The Panthers have given up at least one power-play goal in 10 straight contests, while the Hurricanes have scored with the man advantage in a season-high four straight.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 7:57:43 PM EST|