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NHL : ATS Matchup
Saturday 4/5/2014Line$ LineOU LineScore
PITTSBURGH
 
MINNESOTA
PK  

PK  


5
 
0
Final
4

PITTSBURGH (49-23-0-5, 103 pts.) at MINNESOTA (39-26-0-12, 90 pts.)
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Saturday, 4/5/2014 8:05 PM
#1 GOALTENDERS: PITTSBURGH - JEFF ZATKOFF, MINNESOTA - ILYA BRYZGALOV
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
17PITTSBURGH-105Ov 5,-125-110Ov 5,-115
18MINNESOTA-115Un 5,+105-110Un 5,-105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games49-28-0+7.249-28+7.235-353.130.12.528.7
Team Stats (Road Games)22-17-0+0.222-17+0.216-192.828.22.728.3
Last 5 Games3-2-0-0.23-2-0.21-32.629.42.227.4
PITTSBURGH Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)77237668181913231410.2%2626123.3%402
Team Stats (Road Games)3911128364257110010.1%1383223.2%179
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)513436011478.8%1616.2%21
Stats Against (All Games) 1915265695522078.7%2373414.3%319
Stats Against (Road Games) 1053030423311049.5%1352014.8%175
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 11263001378.0%12325.0%18
PITTSBURGH - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)61611675153491.6%638-23+438-23-0+724-32
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Road Games)292978070490.3%315-14-2.315-14-0+110-16
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY(vs. Non-Conference)202056151692.0%113-7+3.913-7-0+47-13
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)441059792.4%03-1+13-1-0+11-3
TOMAS VOKOUN (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TOMAS VOKOUN (Road Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TOMAS VOKOUN(vs. Non-Conference)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JEFF ZATKOFF (All Games)181652948491.5%011-5+3.211-5-0+311-3
JEFF ZATKOFF (Road Games)101032129591.9%07-3+2.67-3-0+26-3
JEFF ZATKOFF(vs. Non-Conference)6619918492.5%03-3-1.13-3-0-14-0
JEFF ZATKOFF (Last 4 Games)4310910192.7%02-1+0.82-1-0+12-0

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games39-38-0+039-38+024-332.526.92.527.6
Team Stats (Home Games)23-14-0+4.723-14+4.711-172.626.92.225.1
Last 5 Games2-3-0-12-3-12-12.227.23.222.6
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)77191545077101420759.2%2384318.1%330
Team Stats (Home Games)3797303033479959.7%1172117.9%167
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)511218011368.1%1317.7%19
Stats Against (All Games) 194566363121721279.1%2314820.8%313
Stats Against (Home Games) 80192630579308.6%981919.4%127
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 165551111314.2%14428.6%21
MINNESOTA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (All Games)211854649189.9%26-12-5.96-12-0-47-5
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (Home Games)9817815888.8%03-5-2.93-5-0-24-2
NIKLAS BACKSTROM(vs. Non-Conference)8720318390.1%13-4-1.23-4-0-12-2
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (Last 4 Games)43968891.7%02-1+1.42-1-0+22-0
ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)282780272990.9%110-17-5.110-17-0-515-8
ILYA BRYZGALOV (Home Games)10924821988.3%02-7-4.92-7-0-57-1
ILYA BRYZGALOV(vs. Non-Conference)8823721691.1%04-4+0.24-4-006-1
ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)43777090.9%02-1+1.72-1-0+20-1
JOHN CURRY (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JOHN CURRY (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JOHN CURRY(vs. Non-Conference)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JOSH HARDING (All Games)292869064493.3%317-11+4.717-11-0+57-16
JOSH HARDING (Home Games)171639536993.4%313-3+913-3-0+95-9
JOSH HARDING(vs. Non-Conference)151435933392.8%28-6+0.48-6-0+14-8
JOSH HARDING (Last 4 Games)4411210291.1%02-2-0.72-2-0-11-2
DARCY KUEMPER (All Games)262470264291.5%112-12-0.412-12-0-17-11
DARCY KUEMPER (Home Games)121232530292.9%07-5-0.47-5-0-12-6
DARCY KUEMPER(vs. Non-Conference)8620018291.0%02-4-32-4-0-30-4
DARCY KUEMPER (Last 4 Games)44948085.1%00-4-5.20-4-0-62-0
Average power rating of opponents played: PITTSBURGH 3.1,  MINNESOTA 3.13
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
PITTSBURGH - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
3/10/2014at WASHINGTON3-2W0, -130W5.5 ovU
3/11/2014WASHINGTON2-0W0, -190W5.5 ovU
3/15/2014at PHILADELPHIA0-4L0, -120L5.5 evU
3/16/2014PHILADELPHIA3-4L0, -140L5.5 ovO
3/18/2014DALLAS5-1W0, -155W5.5 evO
3/20/2014at DETROIT4-5L0, -145L5.5 unO
3/22/2014TAMPA BAY4-3W0, -170W6 unO
3/23/2014ST LOUIS0-1L0, -115L5.5 unU
3/25/2014PHOENIX2-3L0, -175L5.5 unU
3/27/2014LOS ANGELES2-3L0, -120L5 evP
3/28/2014at COLUMBUS2-1W0, -110W5.5 unU
3/30/2014CHICAGO4-1W0, -105W5.5 unU
4/1/2014CAROLINA1-4L0, -200L5.5 unU
4/3/2014at WINNIPEG4-2W0, -155W5.5 unO
4/5/2014at MINNESOTA 
4/6/2014at COLORADO 
4/9/2014DETROIT 
4/12/2014PHILADELPHIA 
4/13/2014OTTAWA 

MINNESOTA - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
3/9/2014ST LOUIS2-3L0, +115L5 ovP
3/11/2014EDMONTON3-4L0, -200L5 ovO
3/13/2014NY RANGERS2-1W0, -115W5 unU
3/15/2014COLUMBUS1-2L0, -140L5 ovU
3/17/2014at BOSTON1-4L0, +155L5 unP
3/18/2014at NY ISLANDERS6-0W0, -130W5.5 unO
3/20/2014at NEW JERSEY3-4L0, -110L5 unO
3/22/2014DETROIT2-3L0, -155L5 unP
3/23/2014at DETROIT4-3W0, -110W5 unO
3/26/2014VANCOUVER2-5L0, -170L5 unO
3/27/2014at ST LOUIS1-5L0, +175L5 unO
3/29/2014at PHOENIX3-1W0, +105W5 ovU
3/31/2014at LOS ANGELES3-2W0, +160W5 unP
4/3/2014at CHICAGO2-3L0, +130L5 ovP
4/5/2014PITTSBURGH 
4/7/2014at WINNIPEG 
4/8/2014BOSTON 
4/10/2014ST LOUIS 
4/13/2014NASHVILLE 
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PITTSBURGH: PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't panic when the bitter disappointment of last spring's sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins wore off.
If anything, the Penguins went the other way. While other NHL powers underwent substantial roster overhauls, Pittsburgh did what it could to keep the core of one of the league's most consistent winners in tack.
The Penguins awarded coach Dan Bylsma with a contract extension shortly after getting swept by the Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals. Pittsburgh also reached agreements with former league MVP Evgeni Malkin and Norris Trophy finalist Kris Letang.
Penguins star Sidney Crosby says the Penguins don't need to change their approach to be a threat to win their second Stanley Cup in five years.
Pittsburgh opens the season Oct. 3 against New Jersey.
MINNESOTA: ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - That buzz created by signing two big stars turned out to be a false start for the Minnesota Wild.
First there was the lockout. Then they sputtered through a shortened season, barely made the playoffs and were bounced out quickly by the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
Well, here's their chance to try again. Coach Mike Yeo kept his job, and the Wild added players around centerpieces Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
Minnesota opens the season at home Oct. 3 against the Los Angeles Kings.
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (PITTSBURGH-MINNESOTA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Penguins-Wild Preview* =======================

By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer

Pittsburgh (49-23-5) at Minnesota (39-26-12), 8:00 p.m. EDT

The Pittsburgh Penguins are officially Metropolitan Division champions.

The Minnesota Wild would be happy just to claim a playoff spot.

Pittsburgh is also excited to have Paul Martin back on the ice, and he'll return to his native Minnesota looking to hurt the Wild's postseason hopes Saturday night.

While winning the division had become a mere formality for the Penguins (49-23-5), they finally clinched with Philadelphia's 2-0 loss to Columbus on Thursday. Pittsburgh, which won the Atlantic last season, has earned back-to-back division crowns for the first time since 1992-93 and '93-94.

"It's big," Martin told the team's official website. "For us, it's a big accomplishment. It's a testament to the guys in the room here."

The Penguins went on to win 4-2 at Winnipeg later Thursday night, their third victory in four games. Sidney Crosby ran his point streak to six games with a pair of assists and Martin, playing his first game since missing 18 with a broken hand, scored the go-ahead goal in the third period.

"To be able to play that type of game after being out with an injury to his hand, I thought he was excellent," coach Dan Bylsma said of Martin, who led all skaters with 23:46 of ice time. "Just the execution also on our power play was noticeable for our group in that regard. He is out in all situations. It was clearly evident what getting him back in our lineup can do for our team."

The Penguins struggled through a 1-for-20 slump on the power play before going 1 for 2 against the Jets.

"I think there are areas we are working on as a team, and that's where we're at," said Bylsma, who became the fastest coach in NHL history to reach 250 regular-season victories, doing so in 396 games. "I thought we took strides in several areas in that regard."

Pittsburgh is 10-2-0 when Martin records at least one point.

"He's really patient," said Crosby, who leads the NHL with 102 points. "His poise back there, his patience with the puck. He's just really smart and that kind of calming aspect brings a lot to the power play."

Martin played for the University of Minnesota and has only played two NHL games in his home state in 10 NHL seasons, winning once with New Jersey and in Pittsburgh's last visit Oct. 18, 2011.

The Penguins had gone 2-8-1 with one tie against the Wild before taking the last two meetings, including a 5-2 victory Dec. 19. Crosby assisted on both of Chris Kunitz's goals, giving him nine points during a five-game stretch in the series.

The Wild (39-26-12) concluded a 2-1-1 trek with Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss at Chicago. Erik Haula scored the tying goal with under two minutes left in regulation.

"That's a huge point for us," said coach Mike Yeo, whose club leads Phoenix and Dallas in a three-team race for the Western Conference's two wild-card spots.

"Obviously we would have liked to have gotten two, but when you can get a point and you're not completely on top of things, that's a good thing."

The Wild play four of their final five games at home but have lost a season-high three straight there, totaling five goals.

Ilya Bryzgalov didn't start any of those games but was in net for Minnesota's last three, and he's 4-0-3 with a 1.93 goals-against average in seven starts since being acquired from Edmonton on March 4. He is 2-3-1 with a 3.68 GAA in his last seven games against the Penguins, including playoffs.

The Wild are the only team Marc-Andre Fleury hasn't beaten, losing all five starts with a 3.76 GAA.


Last Updated: 11/27/2014 2:34:01 AM EST


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