|53||FLORIDA||+175||Ov 5,-125||+180||Ov 5,-120|
|54||NEW JERSEY||-210||Un 5,+105||-220||Un 5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13-26-0||-6.6||13-26||-6.6||19-17||2.4||29.1||3.5||31.5|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3||1-4||-3||1-3||1.2||33.4||3.8||31.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||75||179||41||58||72||8||12||2236||8.0%||250||25||10.0%||274|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||39||92||21||32||36||3||4||1135||8.1%||134||9||6.7%||143|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||6||0||5||0||1||1||167||3.6%||12||0||0.0%||9|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||244||78||87||71||8||15||2331||10.5%||234||58||24.8%||409|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||135||46||46||40||3||6||1229||11.0%||125||33||26.4%||225|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||6||10||3||0||1||159||11.9%||14||3||21.4%||34|
|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 (Last 4 Games)||4||3||121||109||90.1%||0||1-2||+0.4||1-2-0||0||3-0|
|DAN ELLIS (All Games)||17||14||432||382||88.4%||0||5-9||-3.4||5-9-0||-2||10-3|
|DAN ELLIS (Road Games)||8||7||216||188||87.0%||0||1-6||-4.4||1-6-0||-4||5-2|
|DAN ELLIS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||106||90||84.9%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||2-0|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (All Games)||52||51||1468||1348||91.8%||4||24-27||-5.1||24-27-0||-3||15-29|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Road Games)||22||21||643||587||91.3%||1||9-12||-1.4||9-12-0||-1||6-11|
|ROBERTO LUONGO (Last 4 Games)||4||4||102||93||91.2%||1||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||0-4|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||18-17-0||-1||18-17||-1||12-17||2.5||25.7||2.1||24.3|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.6||2-3||-1.6||1-3||2.0||25.2||2.4||24.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||74||178||49||59||61||9||4||1950||9.1%||222||44||19.8%||309|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||35||89||26||30||29||4||2||901||9.9%||106||17||16.0%||152|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||2||5||2||1||0||126||7.9%||14||1||7.1%||19|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||192||41||67||69||15||21||1886||10.2%||236||31||13.1%||311|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||75||13||25||29||8||8||852||8.8%||113||13||11.5%||115|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||1||4||5||2||3||120||10.0%||18||3||16.7%||16|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||36||36||914||825||90.3%||3||17-19||-0.1||17-19-0||+2||16-12|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Home Games)||18||18||450||412||91.6%||2||8-10||-3.2||8-10-0||-3||7-7|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||106||91.4%||1||0-4||-4.2||0-4-0||-4||1-2|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (All Games)||39||38||961||879||91.5%||8||14-24||-11.4||14-24-0||-10||9-22|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Home Games)||17||17||399||370||92.7%||3||10-7||+2.3||10-7-0||+3||5-10|
|CORY SCHNEIDER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||87||77||88.5%||0||2-2||-1||2-2-0||-1||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: FLORIDA 3.18, NEW JERSEY 3.19|
|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|
|3/27/2014||CAROLINA||0-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/29/2014||MONTREAL||1-4||L||0, +165||L||5 ov||P|
|3/31/2014||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/1/2014||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/4/2014||DETROIT||4-3||W||0, -115||W||5 un||O|
|3/7/2014||at DETROIT||4-7||L||0, -115||L||5 un||O|
|3/8/2014||CAROLINA||5-4||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||O|
|3/11/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||2-1||W||0, +120||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2014||at FLORIDA||3-5||L||0, -160||L||5 ov||O|
|3/15/2014||at TAMPA BAY||0-3||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||U|
|3/18/2014||BOSTON||2-4||L||0, +105||L||5 ev||O|
|3/20/2014||MINNESOTA||4-3||W||0, -110||W||5 un||O|
|3/22/2014||NY RANGERS||0-2||L||0, +105||L||5 ev||U|
|3/23/2014||TORONTO||3-2||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/27/2014||PHOENIX||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||P|
|3/29/2014||at NY ISLANDERS||1-2||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||U|
|4/1/2014||at BUFFALO|| |
|4/5/2014||at CAROLINA|| |
|4/10/2014||at OTTAWA|| |
|4/11/2014||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|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.
|NEW JERSEY: NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - While other teams made the most of the lockout-shortened season, the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs a year after making the Stanley Cup finals.
There were injuries. There were slumps. It was not pretty.
But it was also only one part of the story. Then came the offseason.
Forward Ilya Kovalchuk stunned the team in July, by walking away from $77 million left on his 15-year contract to play in Russia. Technically, the 30-year-old retired. Realistically, he left the Devils without a star player. Forward David Clarkson left via free agency, as well, and so when New Jersey opens Oct. 3 at Pittsburgh, you will see some new faces in new places.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (FLORIDA-NEW JERSEY) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(CORRECTS typo in lead)
*Panthers-Devils Preview* =========================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Florida (27-40-8) at New Jersey (31-28-15), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The New Jersey Devils apparently need to start finishing off victories before games reach shootouts if they're going to climb into one of the Eastern Conference wild-card spots.
With 10 shootout losses in as many tries this season, including their last two games, the Devils host the Florida Panthers on Monday night with hopes of picking up two points before reaching the tiebreaker. New Jersey has dropped 14 consecutive shootouts, a streak that began last March.
"Even if we were just .500 on those, we'd have an extra four or five points and we wouldn't be in this situation," forward Patrik Elias said after a 2-1 road defeat to the New York Islanders on Saturday.
The situation the Devils (31-28-15) face is a five-point gap between themselves and the final playoff spot in the East, with three teams to pass in their last eight games.
Adam Henrique's second-period goal tied Saturday's contest at 1-all. Despite limiting the Islanders to four shots in the third period and overtime combined, the Devils weren't able to finish the job for a second straight game.
"We had a chance to actually get ourselves back in the race," said Cory Schneider, who made 19 saves but wasn't able to stop either New York attempt in the shootout. "We got a point, but if we had gotten two extra points the past two we'd really be making noise. I don't know if it's in our heads or what. There is no real point in elaborating. It's just not good enough."
New Jersey opened a three-game, four-day stretch against the three worst teams in the East. After hosting Florida (27-40-8), the Devils head to Buffalo on Tuesday.
Getting back to the offensive production level that resulted in a 5-2-0 mark in their first seven games after the Olympic break could be key. The Devils averaged 4.0 goals per game in that stretch, but they're at 1.9 during a 2-4-2 slump since.
The Islanders held them to two first-period shots, and they've totaled 18 in that period in their last four games.
"The first period was a disaster, but then we got better," Brunner said.
The Devils have won their last three home matchups with the Panthers but fell 5-3 on the road to them March 14.
Elias had a goal and an assist in that game to start an eight-game stretch in which he has tallied nine points. He has three goals and an assist in two contests against Florida this season.
Brad Boyes and Brian Campbell had a goal and an assist apiece for the Panthers, who got to Schneider for four goals on 21 shots before adding an empty-netter.
More recently, the Panthers have struggled offensively with six goals in a 1-5-0 span. They fell 4-1 at home to Montreal on Saturday, getting only Boyes' goal despite outshooting the Canadiens 37-19.
"No finish. We generated a lot of shots, a lot of chances ... again, a lack of scoring obviously hurt us," Boyes said.
Boyes had gone seven games without a point since his two-point performance against the Devils earlier this month.
Dan Ellis started in goal against Montreal after replacing an injured Roberto Luongo in Thursday's 3-0 home loss to Carolina. Ellis has gone 0-4-0 with a 4.36 goals-against average in his last five games.
Luongo was suffering from a sore neck after a collision and is day to day. He has won each of his last seven starts against New Jersey with three shutouts and a 1.27 GAA.
|Last Updated: 8/30/2014 1:30:14 AM EST|