|Eastern Conference Semifinals - Best of 7 - Game 4 - PIT Leads 2-1|
|23||PITTSBURGH||-115||Ov 5,-105||-115||Ov 5,-110|
|24||NY RANGERS||-105||Un 5,-115||-105||Un 5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||26-19-0||+2.2||26-19||+2.2||19-21||2.8||28.0||2.7||28.7|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.4||4-1||+2.4||1-3||2.8||33.0||1.4||27.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||91||277||77||97||92||11||17||2759||10.0%||315||72||22.9%||472|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||45||127||33||43||45||6||8||1261||10.1%||157||35||22.3%||204|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||2||8||4||0||2||165||8.5%||16||3||18.7%||22|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||9||28||9||11||8||0||2||305||9.2%||37||7||18.9%||50|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||39||118||34||41||40||3||6||1203||9.8%||133||27||20.3%||210|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||228||67||72||79||10||6||2639||8.6%||293||44||15.0%||382|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||121||36||32||49||4||3||1293||9.4%||162||23||14.2%||205|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||3||0||3||1||0||135||5.2%||20||2||10.0%||11|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||21||9||3||6||3||0||280||7.5%||40||7||17.5%||36|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||93||32||28||28||5||2||1173||7.9%||128||21||16.4%||156|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)||73||73||2054||1883||91.7%||7||46-27||+6.2||46-27-0||+9||31-35|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Road Games)||34||34||949||861||90.7%||3||19-15||+0.7||19-15-0||+4||13-17|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (vs. Division)||33||33||978||904||92.4%||4||21-12||+1.9||21-12-0||+4||15-15|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||105||94.6%||1||3-1||+1.4||3-1-0||+1||1-2|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Playoff Games)||9||9||280||259||92.5%||1||6-3||+1.1||6-3-0||+1||5-3|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TOMAS VOKOUN (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (All Games)||20||18||582||531||91.2%||1||11-7||+0.7||11-7-0||0||11-5|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (Road Games)||11||11||341||311||91.2%||1||7-4||+1.5||7-4-0||+1||6-4|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (vs. Division)||7||6||194||177||91.2%||0||5-1||+2.8||5-1-0||+3||4-2|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (Last 4 Games)||4||4||109||97||89.0%||1||1-3||-2.8||1-3-0||-2||1-2|
|JEFF ZATKOFF (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||23-23-0||-11.6||23-23||-11.6||17-23||2.5||34.2||2.2||28.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.8||2-3||-0.8||1-3||1.4||30.6||2.6||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||92||240||69||83||81||7||12||3024||7.9%||307||52||16.9%||401|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||46||117||36||40||38||3||4||1572||7.4%||154||24||15.6%||203|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||2||2||2||1||0||153||4.6%||19||0||0.0%||12|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||10||22||9||5||7||1||1||305||7.2%||42||3||7.1%||38|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||40||110||33||35||40||2||7||1273||8.6%||149||24||16.1%||188|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||216||65||83||62||6||10||2677||8.1%||262||41||15.6%||348|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||103||27||39||33||4||7||1299||7.9%||118||19||16.1%||163|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||1||8||4||0||2||142||9.2%||13||3||23.1%||19|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||23||5||12||6||0||3||265||8.7%||29||7||24.1%||37|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||98||27||41||27||3||7||1133||8.6%||123||22||17.9%||152|
|MARTIN BIRON (All Games)||2||2||38||29||76.3%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||2-0|
|MARTIN BIRON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|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)||73||71||2067||1903||92.1%||6||38-33||-4.1||38-33-0||-6||26-34|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Home Games)||39||39||1064||984||92.5%||3||19-20||-10||19-20-0||-12||14-20|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (vs. Division)||35||35||954||877||91.9%||2||19-16||-1.7||19-16-0||-5||15-14|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||105||93.7%||1||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||0-3|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Playoff Games)||10||10||257||237||92.2%||1||5-5||-0.6||5-5-0||-1||3-4|
|CAMERON TALBOT (All Games)||22||19||565||532||94.2%||1||12-7||+3.8||12-7-0||+3||5-10|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Home Games)||8||7||230||214||93.0%||0||4-3||-1.6||4-3-0||-2||3-3|
|CAMERON TALBOT (vs. Division)||7||5||174||160||92.0%||0||2-3||-1.2||2-3-0||-2||2-2|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Last 4 Games)||4||3||84||81||96.4%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|CAMERON TALBOT (Playoff Games)||1||0||5||5||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: PITTSBURGH 3.1, NY RANGERS 3.15|
|4/12/2014||PHILADELPHIA||3-4||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/13/2014||OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, -150||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/16/2014||COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -200||W||5 ov||O|
|4/19/2014||COLUMBUS||3-4||L||0, -190||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/21/2014||at COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/23/2014||at COLUMBUS||3-4||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||O|
|4/26/2014||COLUMBUS||3-1||W||0, -190||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/28/2014||at COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||O|
|5/2/2014||NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, -160||L||5 ov||P|
|5/4/2014||NY RANGERS||3-0||W||0, -175||W||5 ov||U|
|5/5/2014||at NY RANGERS||2-0||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|5/7/2014||at NY RANGERS|| |
|5/9/2014||NY RANGERS|| |
|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||1-2||L||0, -115||L||5 ev||U|
|4/27/2014||PHILADELPHIA||4-2||W||0, -170||W||5 ev||O|
|4/29/2014||at PHILADELPHIA||2-5||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||O|
|4/30/2014||PHILADELPHIA||2-1||W||0, -160||W||5 ov||U|
|5/2/2014||at PITTSBURGH||3-2||W||0, +140||W||5 ov||P|
|5/4/2014||at PITTSBURGH||0-3||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||U|
|5/5/2014||PITTSBURGH||0-2||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||U|
|5/9/2014||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|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.
|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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW (PITTSBURGH-NY RANGERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Penguins-Rangers Preview* ==========================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
Pittsburgh At Ny Rangers, Game Two, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Whether or not fatigue had anything to do with the New York Rangers' listless performance in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, they don't have much time to mull it over.
New York will play its fifth game in seven days Monday night when it looks to recapture the series lead in Game 3 at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers have been a victim of the NHL schedule makers in the postseason, having to play a back-to-back set to conclude a seven-game series against Philadelphia in the first round and getting no rest between this contest and a 3-0 defeat in Game 2 on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
New York shocked the Penguins on Derick Brassard's overtime goal for a 3-2 victory in Game 1 on Friday after having just one day off following their 2-1 win over the Flyers to escape the first round.
Sunday was a much different story, as the Rangers were outshot 35-22 and didn't generate many scoring chances to challenge Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who recorded his seventh career playoff shutout.
New York has lost 13 straight games when leading in a playoff series, and it will look to regroup quickly on little rest - just as it did after losing Game 6 in Philadelphia.
"There's no time here to feel sorry for ourselves," forward Martin St. Louis said. "The good thing is we get going tomorrow. We'll try and put a better foot forward tomorrow."
Coach Alain Vigneault dispelled the notion that his team is fatigued, pointing to the performance of Henrik Lundqvist, who made 32 saves and kept the Rangers in the game.
"Did my goaltender look tired? He was on top of his game," Vigneault said. "If he's not tired, nobody else should be."
The Rangers have failed to convert on their last 29 power plays after going 0 for 4 in Game 2.
"The power play ultimately is my responsibility, and I have to find the right trigger points here to make it work," Vigneault said.
"We're going to turn the page on this one and get ready for tomorrow."
Kris Letang beat Lundqvist in the second period Sunday for his 15th postseason goal, tying Larry Murphy's franchise record for a defenseman. Jussi Jokinen scored on the power play in the third, and Evgeni Malkin added an empty netter in the final minute.
Captain Sidney Crosby, the league's leading scorer and a finalist for the Hart Trophy, hasn't scored in his last 13 playoff games, but he played over 20 minutes in Game 2 - the most of any forward for either team - and finished with six shots in a much better effort than in Game 1.
"To see Sid play like that was really inspiring," Letang said. "He was really dangerous. He was making plays, in front of the net, shooting the puck like he can, and (Malkin) was, too. You saw those two guys really persevere and e-on-one battles and winning those battles."
Crosby hasn't scored in his last nine games at Madison Square Garden, though he does have 12 assists during that stretch. Malkin has seven goals and six assists in his last 10 at MSG.
"Now the series is tied 1-1, and (we have) two games in their building," Jokinen said. "I'm sure they're going to be better. We need to keep playing the way we're playing."
Fleury has a 4.54 goals-against average in his last three road starts against the Rangers, who have won seven of nine at home in the postseason.
|Last Updated: 5/1/2016 4:24:33 PM EST|