|69||WINNIPEG||+180||Ov 5,-110||+175||Ov 5,-105|
|70||LOS ANGELES||-220||Un 5,-110||-210||Un 5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||16-20-0||+1.4||16-20||+1.4||11-23||2.4||27.8||2.6||31.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.6||2-3||-0.6||2-3||2.6||28.8||3.0||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||74||206||62||67||66||11||14||2287||9.0%||240||37||15.4%||339|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||36||85||21||32||28||4||5||1001||8.5%||97||12||12.4%||141|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||3||4||5||1||0||144||9.0%||13||4||30.8%||22|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||216||63||74||70||9||10||2244||9.6%||267||44||16.5%||349|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||94||27||24||40||3||2||1127||8.3%||126||18||14.3%||159|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||5||7||3||0||1||141||10.6%||15||6||40.0%||29|
|AL MONTOYA (All Games)||27||23||724||666||92.0%||2||12-11||+3.2||12-11-0||+3||9-14|
|AL MONTOYA (Road Games)||15||15||457||419||91.7%||0||7-8||+1.8||7-8-0||+1||4-11|
|AL MONTOYA (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||104||89.7%||0||2-2||+0.4||2-2-0||+1||2-2|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (All Games)||52||51||1517||1369||90.2%||2||21-30||-9.3||21-30-0||-9||24-22|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Road Games)||21||21||670||616||91.9%||1||9-12||-0.4||9-12-0||0||7-12|
|ONDREJ PAVALEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||102||90||88.2%||0||0-4||-4.4||0-4-0||-4||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21-15-0||-6.1||21-15||-6.1||11-20||2.6||32.4||2.0||23.5|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+5||5-0||+5||1-2||3.4||33.2||1.8||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||74||185||57||49||67||12||17||2339||7.9%||262||41||15.6%||302|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||36||93||35||24||28||6||9||1165||8.0%||138||22||15.9%||157|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||4||5||6||2||2||166||10.2%||16||3||18.7%||29|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||157||47||51||53||6||7||1966||8.0%||278||46||16.5%||270|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||73||22||21||27||3||2||847||8.6%||127||21||16.5%||127|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||2||3||4||0||0||142||6.3%||20||2||10.0%||16|
|MARTIN JONES (All Games)||17||16||462||431||93.3%||3||11-5||+4.8||11-5-0||+5||5-5|
|MARTIN JONES (Home Games)||7||6||155||145||93.5%||2||4-2||+0.7||4-2-0||+1||1-3|
|MARTIN JONES (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||102||91.1%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||1-1|
|JONATHAN QUICK (All Games)||43||43||1038||951||91.6%||4||25-18||-1.6||25-18-0||-3||13-22|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Home Games)||25||25||576||524||91.0%||3||15-10||-2.4||15-10-0||-4||9-14|
|JONATHAN QUICK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||98||93.3%||1||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: WINNIPEG 3.12, LOS ANGELES 3.12|
|3/4/2014||NY ISLANDERS||2-3||L||0, -195||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/6/2014||LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, +115||L||5 ov||U|
|3/8/2014||OTTAWA||3-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ev||O|
|3/10/2014||at COLORADO||2-3||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ev||U|
|3/12/2014||VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||P|
|3/14/2014||NY RANGERS||2-4||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||O|
|3/16/2014||DALLAS||7-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/17/2014||at ST LOUIS||1-3||L||0, +220||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/19/2014||COLORADO||5-4||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/22/2014||CAROLINA||2-3||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/24/2014||at DALLAS||1-2||L||0, +150||L||5.5 ev||U|
|3/27/2014||at SAN JOSE||4-3||W||0, +190||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/29/2014||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/31/2014||at ANAHEIM|| |
|4/1/2014||at PHOENIX|| |
|4/5/2014||at TORONTO|| |
|3/3/2014||MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, -175||W||5 ev||U|
|3/6/2014||at WINNIPEG||3-1||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||U|
|3/9/2014||at EDMONTON||4-2||W||0, -170||W||5 un||O|
|3/10/2014||at CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -175||W||5 un||P|
|3/13/2014||TORONTO||2-3||L||0, -205||L||5 ov||P|
|3/15/2014||ANAHEIM||1-2||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||U|
|3/17/2014||PHOENIX||3-4||L||0, -165||L||5 un||O|
|3/20/2014||WASHINGTON||2-1||W||0, -200||W||5 ev||U|
|3/22/2014||FLORIDA||4-0||W||0, -290||W||5 un||U|
|3/24/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||3-2||W||0, -115||W||5 un||P|
|3/25/2014||at WASHINGTON||5-4||W||0, -105||W||5 un||O|
|3/27/2014||at PITTSBURGH||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ev||P|
|4/3/2014||at SAN JOSE|| |
|4/5/2014||at VANCOUVER|| |
|4/9/2014||at CALGARY|| |
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Jets coach Claude Noel speaks in simple, straight-forward terms a lot of the time. He is one of these what-you-see-is-what-you-get leaders.
So, it should come as no surprise to see his illustration for Winnipeg this season, especially when his Jets just missed the playoffs last season.
``I clearly see that we have to make the playoffs,'' he said in June. ``But it's not easy to make the playoffs.''
Last season, the Jets finished ninth in the East, four points behind the No. 8 New York Islanders. Winnipeg captured hearts in Canada and was in contention into the final week of the season. In the end, the Jets seemed to have everything, in fact, except a berth.
So, like some other teams in Canada - Calgary and Edmonton last year - the Jets will try, try again to find that elusive spot this season. It won't be easy, as Noel points out. The Jets are now in the Western Conference, as part of NHL realignment, and are in a division with Stanley Cup-champion Chicago, Minnesota and St. Louis.
Winnipeg opens vs. Edmonton on Oct. 1.
|LOS ANGELES: |
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After the most successful two-year stretch in franchise history, the Los Angeles Kings just want to keep it going.
That's because the Kings historically aren't used to good times. The 2012 Stanley Cup champions returned to the Western Conference finals last summer, winning six total playoff rounds - twice as many as this long-struggling team had ever managed in any two-year stretch.
To stay on top, Los Angeles plans to rely on the same unflashy, workmanlike style that allowed coach Darryl Sutter's club to raise the Cup for the first time.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (WINNIPEG-LOS ANGELES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Jets-Kings Preview* ====================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Winnipeg (33-32-9) at Los Angeles (43-25-6), 10:00 p.m. EDT
Late-season surges are becoming the norm for the Los Angeles Kings, and they're proving again that they should be considered dangerous come playoff time.
Los Angeles seeks a sixth straight victory as it kicks off a three-game homestand against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night.
The Kings went from eighth seed in the Western Conference to Stanley Cup champions in 2012, then made a run to the conference finals as a five seed last season before falling to Chicago in five games.
Los Angeles (43-25-6) seems to be getting hot at the right time again, putting together a winning streak that has all but secured third place in the Pacific Division and a date with either San Jose or Anaheim in the first round.
The Kings swept a three-game East Coast trip with Thursday's 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh, and they've won 12 of 15 since the Olympic break.
"To be hitting our stride at this point and beating some very good teams we had to play in the East right now, that's a confidence booster," said defenseman Drew Doughty, who scored the tie-breaking goal early in the third against the Penguins.
The Kings likely are too far behind to catch the division leader before the postseason. They had to contend with a groin injury to goaltender Jonathan Quick that forced him to miss 24 games earlier in the season, as well as a spotty offense that ranks near the bottom of the league in goals.
The addition of Marian Gaborik to add punch to the offense is reminiscent of the acquisition of Jeff Carter shortly before Los Angeles' run to the Stanley Cup, though. Gaborik has three goals and three assists since being acquired from Columbus at the trade deadline.
Quick has won four straight starts with a 1.68 goals-against average, but it was Martin Jones who made 35 saves Thursday as the Kings killed off all seven of Pittsburgh's power plays.
"Our penalty kill was unbelievable," Jones said. "Everybody who was out there was awesome, blocking shots."
Quick likely will be back in net for this contest. He made 17 saves as Los Angeles fired 41 shots at Winnipeg in a 3-1 victory March 6.
The Jets (33-32-9) still possess extremely faint postseason hopes as they trail Phoenix by nine points for the West's second wild-card spot. They had lost nine of 11 before beating San Jose 4-3 on Thursday.
"We talked about the playoff race for the first time tonight," coach Paul Maurice said. "It's a long hill to climb, but this is the way we need to play every night."
Blake Wheeler finished with a goal and two assists, giving him two goals and eight assists over his last six. He realizes Winnipeg has a very slim chance of going to the playoffs, but the victory over one of the league's top teams should provide some confidence moving forward.
"We're a long shot coming into the building against arguably the best team in the league," Wheeler said. "We just tried to make one more play than they did and it worked out for us."
Al Montoya made 27 saves, but starter Ondrej Pavelec returned to practice Wednesday and could be ready to play in this contest. Pavelec, who made 33 saves in the Jets' 5-3 win over the Kings on Oct. 4, has missed six games since suffering a lower-body injury March 14.
|Last Updated: 12/18/2014 12:24:34 PM EST|