|Eastern Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 4 - NYR Leads 2-1|
|31||NY RANGERS||-105||Ov 5,-115||-115||Ov 5,-115|
|32||PHILADELPHIA||-115||Un 5,-105||-105||Un 5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||26-16-0||+11.3||26-16||+11.3||15-19||2.8||31.6||2.4||29.8|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.4||3-2||+0.4||1-2||2.4||32.6||1.6||24.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||85||228||65||79||78||6||11||2811||8.1%||281||52||18.5%||382|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||42||117||30||43||41||3||8||1329||8.8%||136||28||20.6%||189|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||5||2||5||0||0||163||7.4%||23||3||13.0%||23|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||3||10||5||1||4||0||0||92||10.9%||16||3||18.7%||19|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||33||98||29||31||37||1||6||1060||9.2%||123||24||19.5%||169|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||199||63||73||57||6||8||2484||8.0%||242||36||14.9%||321|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||101||36||37||26||2||1||1253||8.1%||132||18||13.6%||166|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||3||3||1||1||1||123||6.5%||14||2||14.3%||12|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||6||3||2||1||0||1||72||8.3%||9||2||22.2%||10|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||81||25||31||22||3||5||940||8.6%||103||17||16.5%||125|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Road Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Last 4 Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||66||64||1881||1732||92.1%||5||35-29||-3.1||35-29-0||-5||24-30|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Road Games)||30||28||885||811||91.6%||2||18-10||+7.9||18-10-0||+7||11-12|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||28||28||768||706||91.9%||1||16-12||-0.7||16-12-0||-4||13-10|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||95||89||93.7%||0||3-1||+1.4||3-1-0||+1||1-1|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Playoff Games)||3||3||71||66||93.0%||0||2-1||+0.4||2-1-0||0||1-0|
|CAMERON TALBOT (All Games)||21||19||560||527||94.1%||1||12-7||+3.8||12-7-0||+3||5-10|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Road Games)||13||12||330||313||94.8%||1||8-4||+5.4||8-4-0||+5||2-7|
|CAMERON TALBOT (vs. Division)||6||5||169||155||91.7%||0||2-3||-1.2||2-3-0||-2||2-2|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||107||96.4%||1||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||0-3|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||24-18-0||+2.6||24-18||+2.6||18-18||3.0||32.0||2.7||30.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.8||2-3||-0.8||3-0||3.0||27.4||3.8||33.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||85||242||63||81||91||7||16||2562||9.4%||303||60||19.8%||412|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||42||124||38||42||43||1||8||1344||9.2%||164||24||14.6%||211|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||5||6||3||1||1||137||10.9%||13||4||30.8%||24|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||3||6||3||2||1||0||1||72||8.3%||9||2||22.2%||10|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||33||92||24||34||31||3||5||980||9.4%||118||22||18.6%||157|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||245||62||84||89||10||16||2600||9.4%||330||51||15.5%||412|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||112||27||45||37||3||6||1258||8.9%||155||25||16.1%||189|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||19||9||2||7||1||1||166||11.4%||24||4||16.7%||34|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||10||5||1||4||0||0||92||10.9%||16||3||18.7%||19|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||102||30||34||34||4||6||1019||10.0%||131||19||14.5%||171|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||31||25||800||721||90.1%||2||8-17||-8.4||8-17-0||-9||10-10|
|RAY EMERY (Home Games)||11||7||227||205||90.3%||0||3-4||-1.8||3-4-0||-2||1-3|
|RAY EMERY (vs. Division)||14||12||370||332||89.7%||0||4-8||-3.2||4-8-0||-4||5-4|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||4||3||103||91||88.3%||0||1-2||-0.7||1-2-0||-1||1-0|
|RAY EMERY (Playoff Games)||3||3||89||79||88.8%||0||1-2||-0.7||1-2-0||-1||1-0|
|CAL HEETER (All Games)||1||1||38||33||86.8%||0||0-1||-1.3||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CAL HEETER (Home Games)||1||1||38||33||86.8%||0||0-1||-1.3||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CAL HEETER (vs. Division)||1||1||38||33||86.8%||0||0-1||-1.3||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CAL HEETER (Last 4 Games)||1||1||38||33||86.8%||0||0-1||-1.3||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||62||59||1754||1609||91.7%||2||35-24||+10.3||35-24-0||+12||32-22|
|STEVE MASON (Home Games)||36||34||990||911||92.0%||2||21-13||+5.7||21-13-0||+7||16-15|
|STEVE MASON (vs. Division)||22||20||608||555||91.3%||1||12-8||+3.1||12-8-0||+4||11-9|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||84||79||94.0%||0||3-0||+3.1||3-0-0||+3||3-0|
|STEVE MASON (Playoff Games)||1||0||3||3||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY RANGERS 3.07, PHILADELPHIA 3.16|
|3/30/2014||at EDMONTON||5-0||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||P|
|4/1/2014||at VANCOUVER||3-1||W||0, -135||W||5 ov||U|
|4/3/2014||at COLORADO||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/5/2014||OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, -210||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/8/2014||CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, -200||W||5 ov||P|
|4/10/2014||BUFFALO||2-1||W||0, -350||W||5 ov||U|
|4/12/2014||at MONTREAL||0-1||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||U|
|4/17/2014||PHILADELPHIA||4-1||W||0, -155||W||5 un||P|
|4/20/2014||PHILADELPHIA||2-4||L||0, -160||L||5 ov||O|
|4/22/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||4-1||W||0, -115||W||5 ev||P|
|4/25/2014||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|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||2-5||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/6/2014||BUFFALO||5-2||W||0, -285||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/8/2014||at FLORIDA||5-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/10/2014||at TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/12/2014||at PITTSBURGH||4-3||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/13/2014||CAROLINA||5-6||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/17/2014||at NY RANGERS||1-4||L||0, +135||L||5 un||P|
|4/20/2014||at NY RANGERS||4-2||W||0, +140||W||5 ov||O|
|4/22/2014||NY RANGERS||1-4||L||0, -105||L||5 ev||P|
|4/25/2014||NY RANGERS|| |
|4/27/2014||at NY RANGERS|| |
|NY RANGERS: NEW YORK (AP) - The message from the New York Rangers bench might not be any different than in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.
Whether the softer approach new coach Alain Vigneault offers in comparison to the barking tones of deposed bench boss John Tortorella is what the Rangers need remains to be seen.
Despite getting the club to the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, Tortorella was somewhat surprisingly let go by general manager Glen Sather and replaced by the gentler-on-the-outside Vigneault, who was dismissed as coach of the Canucks after Vancouver was swept in the first round of the playoffs by San Jose.
In an added twist, Tortorella got Vigneault's old job in Vancouver, while Vigneault took over for him in New York.
The Rangers open at Phoenix on Oct. 3.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW (NY RANGERS-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(New lead. Updates with quotes, details)
*Rangers-Flyers Preview* ========================
By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer
Ny Rangers At Philadelphia, Game Four, 7:00 p.m. EDT
VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) -- A tag-team goalie tandem helped the Philadelphia Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals four years ago. They hope it gets them through the first round this spring.
Steve Mason will start Friday night when the Flyers host the New York Rangers in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series Friday night. The Rangers lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series 2-1.
Ray Emery started the first three games for Mason, who sustained an upper-body injury on April 12. Mason played the final 7:15 in a 4-1 loss Tuesday night, stopping all three shots he faced.
"I felt really sharp, especially on the power play stuff there," Mason said after Thursday's practice. "I was moving well, seeing the pucks through screens. If that's a gauge, I feel pretty good."
The Flyers rode the combination of Brian Boucher and Michael Leighton to the finals in 2010 before losing to Chicago in six games. Boucher started the first 10 games, but was replaced by Leighton after getting injured during Philadelphia's comeback from a 3-0 series deficit against Boston in the second round. Boucher and Leighton played against the Blackhawks.
"I know they were going through different injuries, but I don't know if guys were playing up to par," Mason said, referring to the Boucher-Leighton tandem. "We don't really focus on what's happened in the past."
Mason hasn't started a playoff game in five years since his rookie season with Columbus. The Blue Jackets were swept by Detroit in that series, so Mason is still looking for his first playoff win.
He could help the Flyers with more than just his performance in goal. Mason is a skilled stickhandler and he can get the offense going on breakouts.
"You look at ways that you can help out your defensemen," he said. "Help to transition into a breakout a little bit smoother and spend less time in our own zone. If that's something that I can help out on, it'll be a benefit to us."
The Rangers will be ready for him. They jumped on Emery for a 2-0 first-period lead in the past two games. The Flyers rallied for a 4-2 win in Game 2, but couldn't solve New York's strong defense in Game 3.
"We went through the same preparation on Mason as we went through with Emery," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. "We know what to expect from him, and we know the areas that we need to go after him. We tested Emery and we're going to try to test Mason, no doubt."
The Rangers have no questions about their goaltending. Henrik Lundqvist, an eight-time All-Star and 2012 Vezina Trophy winner, has stopped 66 of 71 shots he's faced. There are plenty of shots that haven't reached him because of an impenetrable defense in front of him. The Rangers have blocked 57 shots, including 28 in Game 3.
"We know they are going to come hard, so we have to be prepared for that," Lundqvist said. "We have to be focused and play a smart game."
Avoiding penalties is important for both teams, although the Flyers have struggled on the power play at home. They were 0 for 5 in Game 3.
"We're going to have to be a lot better than we were, a lot more disciplined. That's our focus," New York's Brad Richards said.
The Flyers worked on ways to improve their power play at practice. Claude Giroux, who has only two shots, handled the puck less while Jakub Voracek was the playmaker. His role will be finding ways to get Giroux more shots.
"We have to come up with something different, something new," Voracek said. "Be sure to move the puck around and do it quicker."
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 6:03:18 PM EST|