|11||DETROIT||+140||Ov 5.5,-130||+125||Ov 5,-125|
|12||MONTREAL||-160||Un 5.5,+110||-145||Un 5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||19-19-0||+0.6||19-19||+0.6||16-19||2.7||29.2||2.7||29.9|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.4||4-1||+3.4||2-1||3.4||27.8||2.6||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||77||208||71||65||63||9||10||2295||9.1%||264||47||17.8%||340|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||38||104||37||30||34||3||4||1110||9.4%||121||20||16.5%||171|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||5||6||6||0||0||139||12.2%||13||2||15.4%||28|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||28||80||29||26||23||2||4||833||9.6%||94||15||16.0%||129|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||217||55||62||86||14||15||2282||9.5%||280||47||16.8%||347|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||102||26||32||39||5||8||1136||9.0%||140||22||15.7%||164|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||5||3||5||0||0||142||9.2%||16||2||12.5%||20|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||72||17||19||31||5||6||801||9.0%||104||13||12.5%||114|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||25||25||685||625||91.2%||1||17-8||+9||17-8-0||+9||13-10|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Road Games)||11||11||325||299||92.0%||1||8-3||+5.6||8-3-0||+5||6-4|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (vs. Division)||13||13||375||348||92.8%||0||9-4||+4.6||9-4-0||+5||7-4|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||99||92||92.9%||0||4-0||+4.2||4-0-0||+4||2-2|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||49||47||1436||1307||91.0%||2||19-28||-13.5||19-28-0||-13||20-20|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||24||24||730||667||91.4%||2||10-14||-4.1||10-14-0||-4||10-12|
|JIMMY HOWARD (vs. Division)||15||14||399||362||90.7%||0||7-7||-0.9||7-7-0||0||4-7|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||103||90.4%||0||3-1||+2.3||3-1-0||+2||2-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (All Games)||8||5||155||142||91.6%||1||1-4||-3.8||1-4-0||-4||0-5|
|PETR MRAZEK (Road Games)||4||3||77||72||93.5%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||0-3|
|PETR MRAZEK (vs. Division)||1||1||26||24||92.3%||0||0-1||-1.2||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)||4||2||77||71||92.2%||1||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||21-17-0||-2.8||21-17||-2.8||12-20||2.5||29.3||2.3||31.2|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3||4-1||+3||2-2||3.8||26.4||2.4||33.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||78||207||67||59||69||12||16||2228||9.3%||269||48||17.8%||336|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||38||95||23||30||39||3||5||1115||8.5%||130||24||18.5%||161|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||19||8||4||7||0||1||132||14.4%||20||1||5.0%||31|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||29||78||31||19||23||5||3||846||9.2%||103||14||13.6%||128|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||196||53||71||65||7||9||2405||8.1%||277||39||14.1%||326|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||86||19||34||28||5||3||1185||7.3%||128||17||13.3%||144|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||3||6||0||1||167||7.2%||22||2||9.1%||18|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||73||22||27||20||4||5||913||8.0%||95||9||9.5%||113|
|PETER BUDAJ (All Games)||23||20||587||534||91.0%||0||10-10||+0.8||10-10-0||+2||5-12|
|PETER BUDAJ (Home Games)||6||4||134||120||89.6%||0||1-3||-2.9||1-3-0||-3||1-2|
|PETER BUDAJ (vs. Division)||8||8||243||223||91.8%||0||4-4||+0.4||4-4-0||+1||2-3|
|PETER BUDAJ (Last 4 Games)||4||4||115||104||90.4%||0||2-2||+0.7||2-2-0||+1||1-2|
|CAREY PRICE (All Games)||56||56||1720||1591||92.5%||3||32-24||+0.9||32-24-0||+2||21-27|
|CAREY PRICE (Home Games)||34||34||1050||981||93.4%||3||20-14||+0.1||20-14-0||0||11-18|
|CAREY PRICE (vs. Division)||20||20||638||590||92.5%||1||12-8||+1.5||12-8-0||+2||8-9|
|CAREY PRICE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||116||94.3%||1||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||1-2|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (All Games)||3||2||93||88||94.6%||0||2-0||+2.7||2-0-0||+3||1-1|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (vs. Division)||1||1||29||29||100.0%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (Last 4 Games)||3||2||93||88||94.6%||0||2-0||+2.7||2-0-0||+3||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 3.04, MONTREAL 3.02|
|3/9/2014||at NY RANGERS||0-3||L||0, +140||L||5 ov||U|
|3/11/2014||at COLUMBUS||1-4||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2014||EDMONTON||2-1||W||0, -215||W||5.5 ev||U|
|3/16/2014||at CHICAGO||1-4||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/18/2014||TORONTO||3-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/20/2014||PITTSBURGH||5-4||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/22/2014||at MINNESOTA||3-2||W||0, +135||W||5 un||P|
|3/23/2014||MINNESOTA||3-4||L||0, -110||L||5 un||O|
|3/25/2014||at COLUMBUS||2-4||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||O|
|3/27/2014||MONTREAL||4-5||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||O|
|3/29/2014||at TORONTO||4-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/30/2014||TAMPA BAY||3-2||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/2/2014||BOSTON||3-2||W||0, +135||W||5 ov||P|
|4/4/2014||BUFFALO||3-2||W||0, -350||W||5 ov||P|
|4/5/2014||at MONTREAL|| |
|4/8/2014||at BUFFALO|| |
|4/9/2014||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|4/13/2014||at ST LOUIS|| |
|3/12/2014||BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||P|
|3/15/2014||OTTAWA||5-4||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/16/2014||at BUFFALO||2-0||W||0, -175||W||5 ov||U|
|3/18/2014||COLORADO||6-3||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||O|
|3/20/2014||COLUMBUS||2-3||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/22/2014||at TORONTO||4-3||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ev||O|
|3/24/2014||at BOSTON||2-1||W||0, +170||W||5 ov||U|
|3/25/2014||BUFFALO||2-0||W||0, -210||W||5 ev||U|
|3/27/2014||at DETROIT||5-4||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||O|
|3/29/2014||at FLORIDA||4-1||W||0, -190||W||5 ov||P|
|4/1/2014||at TAMPA BAY||1-3||L||0, +110||L||5 ov||U|
|4/4/2014||at OTTAWA||7-4||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/9/2014||at CHICAGO|| |
|4/10/2014||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|4/12/2014||NY RANGERS|| |
|DETROIT: DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings seem to have set themselves up for success as they shift to the Eastern Conference.
Detroit added Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss to a roster that includes most of the key players from last year's team. The Red Wings extended the franchise's playoff streak to 22 last season and were a win away from eliminating Chicago and advancing to the conference finals.
General manager Ken Holland accomplished his No. 1 goal of the offseason, re-signing superstar Pavel Datsyuk to prevent him from being a free agent next summer. Holland also boosted the team's ability to score with a surprising acquisition, adding Alfredsson after he spent his entire career with the Ottawa Senators.
Detroit opens the season at home Oct. 2 against Buffalo.
|MONTREAL: MONTREAL (AP) - As Montreal embarks on a season laced with expectations, most around the NHL are confused by just what this bunch is.
Are the Canadiens the team that won 13 of their first 20 games on their way to the franchise's 22nd division title last season, and first since 2007-08? Or are they the team that lost six of their last 10 regular-season games and were eliminated from the playoffs in five games by the Ottawa Senators?
The talent is certainly still in place, but the trek will be tough. Montreal, in the reconfigured NHL, is in the difficult Atlantic Division with the likes of Boston, Ottawa, Toronto and Detroit. All of those teams made the playoffs last season, and the Bruins advanced to the Stanley Cup finals.
Montreal opens vs. Toronto on Oct. 1.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DETROIT-MONTREAL) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Red Wings-Canadiens Preview* =============================
By CHRIS ALTRUDA STATS Editor
Detroit (36-26-14) at Montreal (43-27-7), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Though both the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens are coming off wins, both teams are seeking a full 60-minute effort Saturday night when they meet in Montreal.
The Red Wings (37-26-14) strengthened their hold on the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with a 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Friday, moving them three points clear of Columbus. Darren Helm, Tomas Jurco and Daniel Alfredsson all scored in a 9:39 span of the first period for Detroit, but coach Mike Babcock wasn't thrilled with the final 40 minutes as the Sabres made a game of it.
"To me, I thought we started really good, we were all over them," said Babcock, who got his 413th win for Detroit, tying him for the all-time franchise record with Jack Adams.
"I thought suddenly we had some skill and suddenly we were dangling around with the puck and now we had the cute-itis going and then we didn't want to shoot it in the net," he said. "We wanted to pass it one more time and the next thing you know it's game on instead of just doing things simple and hard and right."
Detroit also welcomed back star center Pavel Datsyuk after a 16-game absence due to a knee injury. He had one shot on goal and didn't register a point in nearly 18 minutes of ice time, but he did win 11 of 13 faceoffs as Detroit swept its three-game homestand and matched a season high with its fourth straight win.
Alfredsson, who assisted on Jurco's goal, has four goals and six assists in his last 10 games. The veteran forward has two assists in three games versus Montreal this season, and his 107 points in 92 lifetime games against the Canadiens are his most against any team.
Montreal (44-27-7), which is fighting Tampa Bay for home-ice advantage in the first round, took a two-point lead over the Lightning in that quest with four games remaining after storming by Ottawa 7-4 on Friday despite being outshot 43-23.
The Canadiens dug themselves a 3-0 hole 5:50 into the game but responded with seven consecutive goals - including a hat trick by Max Pacioretty, who added two assists for his first career five-point game. It was the ninth win in 11 games for Montreal, which has scored 33 of its 39 goals in that span at even strength.
"Obviously you look at the shots and we got some favorable bounces and that's just the way it goes some nights," said Pacioretty, whose 38 goals are a career high and leave him two shy of becoming the first 40-goal scorer for Montreal since Vincent Damphousse had 40 in 1993-94.
Pacioretty, who has seven goals and three assists in his last five games, snapped a 3-all tie in the most recent meeting with Detroit on March 27, a 5-4 Montreal victory. Tomas Plekanec scored two goals in that game and Thomas Vanek added a goal and two assists for the Canadiens, who dropped the previous two games between the teams this season.
Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray will serve the second of his three-game suspension for his hit on Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka.
|Last Updated: 12/21/2014 6:42:35 AM EST|