|1||PHILADELPHIA||+165||Ov 5.5,+110||+160||Ov 5.5,+120|
|2||BOSTON||-190||Un 5.5,-130||-180||Un 5.5,-140|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||16-21-0||-2.3||16-21||-2.3||20-14||2.7||28.9||3.1||30.4|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.4||1-4||-3.4||2-3||1.6||36.0||2.4||29.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||76||213||57||65||85||6||15||2299||9.3%||277||53||19.1%||363|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||37||100||22||29||44||5||7||1068||9.4%||124||31||25.0%||170|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||8||3||1||4||0||0||180||4.4%||16||2||12.5%||13|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||213||51||81||72||9||14||2303||9.2%||295||45||15.3%||353|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||113||29||38||39||7||9||1125||10.0%||154||22||14.3%||184|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||2||5||3||2||2||148||8.1%||15||2||13.3%||15|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||25||20||626||567||90.6%||2||7-13||-5.7||7-13-0||-6||7-10|
|RAY EMERY (Road Games)||15||14||419||378||90.2%||2||4-10||-4.9||4-10-0||-5||6-7|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||4||3||107||99||92.5%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||58||56||1670||1530||91.6%||2||32-24||+7.2||32-24-0||+9||29-22|
|STEVE MASON (Road Games)||24||23||702||639||91.0%||0||12-11||+2.6||12-11-0||+2||14-7|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||120||110||91.7%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||29-10-0||+10||29-10||+10||8-15||3.1||32.2||1.7||28.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||0||3-2||0||3-1||3.2||32.4||2.4||32.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||77||246||64||76||99||7||16||2466||10.0%||215||45||20.9%||414|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||39||122||36||33||48||5||7||1255||9.7%||108||22||20.4%||207|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||4||5||6||1||1||162||9.9%||13||4||30.8%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||165||41||65||52||7||5||2242||7.4%||253||40||15.8%||270|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||68||21||23||21||3||4||1099||6.2%||133||22||16.5%||108|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||4||3||4||1||0||164||7.3%||14||1||7.1%||20|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)||23||21||605||558||92.2%||1||17-4||+10.2||17-4-0||+11||13-5|
|BRENT JOHNSON (Home Games)||9||8||214||202||94.4%||1||8-0||+8||8-0-0||+8||2-3|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||2||0||35||33||94.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)||2||0||35||33||94.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||55||55||1566||1457||93.0%||5||34-21||+2.6||34-21-0||+3||18-18|
|TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)||30||30||849||799||94.1%||5||20-10||+1.1||20-10-0||+1||6-12|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||115||94.3%||1||2-2||-1.5||2-2-0||-2||1-2|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (All Games)||1||1||35||33||94.3%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (Home Games)||1||1||35||33||94.3%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|NIKLAS SVEDBERG (Last 4 Games)||1||1||35||33||94.3%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PHILADELPHIA 3.11, BOSTON 2.99|
|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||1-3||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||U|
|3/28/2014||TORONTO||4-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 ov||O|
|3/30/2014||BOSTON||3-4||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/1/2014||at ST LOUIS||0-1||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/3/2014||COLUMBUS||0-2||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/5/2014||at BOSTON|| |
|4/8/2014||at FLORIDA|| |
|4/10/2014||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|4/12/2014||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|3/9/2014||at FLORIDA||5-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/12/2014||at MONTREAL||4-1||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||P|
|3/13/2014||PHOENIX||2-1||W||0, -180||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/15/2014||CAROLINA||5-1||W||0, -205||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/17/2014||MINNESOTA||4-1||W||0, -175||W||5 un||P|
|3/18/2014||at NEW JERSEY||4-2||W||0, -125||W||5 ev||O|
|3/21/2014||at COLORADO||2-0||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/22/2014||at PHOENIX||4-2||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|3/24/2014||MONTREAL||1-2||L||0, -195||L||5 ov||U|
|3/27/2014||CHICAGO||3-0||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/29/2014||at WASHINGTON||4-2||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||O|
|3/30/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||4-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/2/2014||at DETROIT||2-3||L||0, -155||L||5 ov||P|
|4/3/2014||at TORONTO||3-4||L||0, -145||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/8/2014||at MINNESOTA|| |
|4/10/2014||at WINNIPEG|| |
|4/13/2014||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|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.
|BOSTON: BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins were less than two minutes away from forcing a seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals. Now they must wait nearly seven months until the next postseason.
With the core of their team returning, the Bruins should reach the playoffs for the seventh straight season. And they took steps to secure their long-term future by signing center Patrice Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask to eight-year contracts and general manager Peter Chiarelli to a four-year extension.
Last season, the Bruins came close to their second championship in three years. They led Chicago 2-1 in Game 6 then allowed two goals in the last 76 seconds and the Blackhawks won 3-2 to take the Cup.
The Bruins open the season Oct. 3 at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PHILADELPHIA-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Flyers-Bruins Preview* =======================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Philadelphia (39-28-9) at Boston (52-18-7), 1:00 p.m. EDT
The Boston Bruins haven't suffered three consecutive defeats this season. If they can keep it from happening Saturday, they'll secure the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Bruins could also clinch the No. 1 spot that day through other scenarios, and they'll go for their first season sweep of the slumping Philadelphia Flyers since 1989-90.
Boston (52-18-7) suffered its sixth set of back-to-back losses to end a four-game road trip, falling 4-3 in overtime to Toronto on Thursday after losing 3-2 to Detroit the previous night. The Bruins rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period against the Maple Leafs.
Boston last dropped three in a row to end last year's Stanley Cup finals.
"It showed some character to be able to come back against a desperate team like Toronto," said forward Milan Lucic, who scored the first of his team's goals in the third period Thursday. "These are the type of the situations you can find yourselves in in the playoffs."
Boston will earn home-ice advantage through at least the conference finals with a win or a regulation loss by Pittsburgh at Minnesota on Saturday. The Bruins can also clinch by earning one point coupled with a Penguins loss of any kind.
The Presidents' Trophy is also within reach, as Boston is tied with St. Louis with 111 points, though the Blues have a game in hand.
"That's what's going to keep us sharp here: The fact that we still have some games to teams that are fighting for positions and playoffs and everything else," coach Claude Julien told the team's official website. "So that's what we want. We don't want an easy game; we don't need that right now."
One those teams in desperation mode is Philadelphia (39-28-9), which has gone 1-3-2 in its last six and has a tenuous hold on a playoff spot. The Flyers have been held scoreless in their last two games.
They outshot Columbus 37-27 on Thursday - 17-9 in the second period - but were stifled by former Flyer Sergei Bobrovsky in a 2-0 defeat. Philadelphia has never been shut out in three consecutive games.
"I don't think you can start pressing the panic button or anything like that, but we definitely need to get harder, especially in front of their end," forward Scott Hartnell said.
The Bruins beat the Flyers 4-3 in a shootout on the road Sunday to begin Philadelphia's three-game skid.
The Flyers have lost four in a row twice this season and their most recent such slide Jan. 20-25 was capped by a 6-1 rout by Boston. Jarome Iginla, who returned Thursday after missing one game due to a lower-body injury, had two goals and two assists in that contest.
Zdeno Chara also scored a pair of goals Jan. 25 and had one Sunday. Patrice Bergeron continued his surge with a goal against the Maple Leafs, giving him nine goals and five assists in a 10-game point streak.
Vincent Lecavalier scored twice for Philadelphia in the shootout loss to Boston.
The Flyers last went winless in a season against the Bruins in 1997-98, going 0-3 with one tie, and they were 0-3 in the series in 1989-90.
Boston will try to produce another sweep while extending a 6-0-1 overall home point streak.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 8:36:21 PM EST|