|55||SAN JOSE||-165||Ov 5.5,-130||-150||Ov 5.5,-125|
|56||ANAHEIM||+145||Un 5.5,+110||+130||Un 5.5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||20-18-0||-3||20-18||-3||22-15||3.5||33.9||3.5||29.7|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-6.4||1-4||-6.4||2-2||2.8||30.8||4.6||31.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||74||263||94||79||83||7||11||2470||10.6%||214||51||23.8%||455|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||38||133||46||43||40||4||3||1290||10.3%||116||29||25.0%||232|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||7||4||3||0||0||154||9.1%||15||1||6.7%||24|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||24||89||33||25||28||3||4||771||11.5%||75||13||17.3%||154|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||233||73||77||75||8||14||2117||11.0%||213||42||19.7%||381|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||132||40||45||44||3||6||1128||11.7%||116||24||20.7%||215|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||23||8||5||10||0||3||159||14.5%||15||5||33.3%||38|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||77||26||19||29||3||6||687||11.2%||69||15||21.7%||122|
|AARON DELL (All Games)||22||17||536||477||89.0%||4||8-9||-3.9||8-9-0||-3||12-5|
|AARON DELL (Road Games)||15||12||382||334||87.4%||2||5-7||-3.2||5-7-0||-3||10-2|
|AARON DELL (vs. Division)||9||8||242||211||87.2%||2||4-4||-1.8||4-4-0||-1||7-1|
|AARON DELL (Last 4 Games)||4||2||81||71||87.7%||0||2-0||+2.2||2-0-0||+2||2-0|
|MARTIN JONES (All Games)||57||57||1571||1411||89.8%||1||35-22||-0.2||35-22-0||+2||29-25|
|MARTIN JONES (Road Games)||26||26||741||663||89.5%||1||15-11||+0.2||15-11-0||+1||12-13|
|MARTIN JONES (vs. Division)||16||16||440||400||90.9%||0||11-5||+1||11-5-0||+1||7-7|
|MARTIN JONES (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||88||87.1%||0||0-4||-7.6||0-4-0||-7||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16-22-0||-10.1||16-22||-10.1||15-21||2.6||28.7||2.9||33.1|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+2||3-2||+2||2-3||2.4||28.6||3.2||32.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||75||173||49||62||55||7||10||2081||8.3%||200||32||16.0%||289|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||38||98||32||33||28||5||6||1092||9.0%||99||14||14.1%||159|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||3||6||3||0||1||143||8.4%||14||2||14.3%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||22||39||12||13||13||1||1||621||6.3%||63||8||12.7%||67|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||230||71||79||71||9||16||2497||9.2%||248||52||21.0%||392|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||112||27||41||36||8||7||1256||8.9%||122||26||21.3%||192|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||5||3||8||0||0||164||9.8%||19||6||31.6%||30|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||64||24||23||14||3||5||708||9.0%||64||12||18.7%||105|
|KEVIN BOYLE (All Games)||5||4||139||129||92.8%||2||1-3||-1.9||1-3-0||-2||0-4|
|KEVIN BOYLE (Home Games)||2||2||63||61||96.8%||1||1-1||+0.1||1-1-0||0||0-2|
|KEVIN BOYLE (vs. Division)||3||3||85||79||92.9%||2||1-2||-0.9||1-2-0||-1||0-3|
|KEVIN BOYLE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||113||105||92.9%||2||1-3||-1.9||1-3-0||-2||0-4|
|JOHN GIBSON (All Games)||54||53||1703||1560||91.6%||1||22-31||-7.1||22-31-0||-6||19-31|
|JOHN GIBSON (Home Games)||29||28||914||836||91.5%||0||12-16||-7.1||12-16-0||-8||10-17|
|JOHN GIBSON (vs. Division)||14||14||445||410||92.1%||0||4-10||-7||4-10-0||-6||4-8|
|JOHN GIBSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||140||130||92.9%||0||3-1||+3||3-1-0||+3||1-3|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||19||11||406||357||87.9%||3||2-9||-7.6||2-9-0||-8||3-8|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Home Games)||9||5||178||159||89.3%||1||2-3||-1.6||2-3-0||-2||1-4|
|CHAD JOHNSON (vs. Division)||4||2||70||59||84.3%||0||0-2||-2.1||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Last 4 Games)||4||2||65||55||84.6%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|RYAN MILLER (All Games)||17||14||485||444||91.5%||0||7-7||+1.6||7-7-0||0||6-7|
|RYAN MILLER (Home Games)||8||8||273||248||90.8%||0||3-5||-3.1||3-5-0||-3||5-2|
|RYAN MILLER (vs. Division)||6||5||152||136||89.5%||0||2-3||-1.4||2-3-0||-2||1-3|
|RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||107||93||86.9%||0||1-3||-2.7||1-3-0||-3||2-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: SAN JOSE 3.1, ANAHEIM 3.17|
|2/23/2019||at COLUMBUS||0-4||L||0, -125||L||6.5 ov||U|
|2/24/2019||at DETROIT||5-3||W||0, -220||W||6.5 ov||O|
|2/26/2019||at BOSTON||1-4||L||0, -120||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/1/2019||COLORADO||4-3||W||0, -160||W||6.5 ov||O|
|3/3/2019||CHICAGO||5-2||W||0, -350||W||7 ov||P|
|3/7/2019||MONTREAL||5-2||W||0, -180||W||6.5 un||O|
|3/9/2019||ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, -140||W||6 ov||U|
|3/11/2019||at MINNESOTA||3-0||W||0, -120||W||6 ov||U|
|3/12/2019||at WINNIPEG||5-4||W||0, +115||W||6.5 ov||O|
|3/14/2019||FLORIDA||2-4||L||0, -200||L||7 un||U|
|3/16/2019||NASHVILLE||2-4||L||0, -145||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/18/2019||VEGAS||3-7||L||0, -185||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/21/2019||at LOS ANGELES||2-4||L||0, -230||L||6 ov||P|
|3/22/2019||at ANAHEIM|| |
|4/2/2019||at VANCOUVER|| |
|2/23/2019||at EDMONTON||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/25/2019||at VANCOUVER||0-4||L||0, +150||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/27/2019||CHICAGO||3-4||L||0, +100||L||6 ov||O|
|3/1/2019||VEGAS||0-3||L||0, +165||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/3/2019||COLORADO||2-1||W||0, +105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/5/2019||at ARIZONA||3-1||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||U|
|3/6/2019||ST LOUIS||4-5||L||0, +165||L||5 ov||O|
|3/8/2019||MONTREAL||8-2||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/10/2019||LOS ANGELES||2-3||L||0, -210||L||5 ov||P|
|3/12/2019||NASHVILLE||3-2||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/14/2019||at ARIZONA||1-6||L||0, +135||L||5 ov||O|
|3/15/2019||at COLORADO||5-3||W||0, +175||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/17/2019||FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/20/2019||WINNIPEG||0-3||L||0, +135||L||6 ev||U|
|3/22/2019||SAN JOSE|| |
|3/23/2019||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/26/2019||at VANCOUVER|| |
|3/29/2019||at CALGARY|| |
|3/30/2019||at EDMONTON|| |
|SAN JOSE: LAST SEASON: 45-27-10, 100 points. Third place in Pacific Division. |
LOST to Vegas Golden Knights in Western Conference semifinals.
COACH: Peter DeBoer (fourth season, 11th NHL season).
ADDED: D Erik Karlsson, F Antti Suomela, F Rourke Chartier.
LOST: F Chris Tierney, D Dylan DeMelo, F Mikkel Boedker, F Eric Fehr, F Joel Ward, F Jannik Hansen, D Paul Martin.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Karlsson. The Sharks
ADDED the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman on the eve of training camp in a blockbuster move. Karlsson is an elite playmaker and defenseman and should provide a major boost to San Jose on the power play, as well as five-on-five play.
OUTLOOK: Ever since acquiring Joe Thornton in general manager Doug Wilson's first blockbuster trade back in 2005, the Sharks have viewed themselves as Stanley Cup contenders almost every season. That is clearly the case this year after adding Karlsson to a defensive unit that already featured 2016 Norris winner Brent Burns and shut-down defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. The Sharks are potentially thin at center and will need a healthy season from Thornton at age 39 after two straight years with major knee injuries in order to challenge for the Cup.
COACH: Randy Carlyle (10th season, 13th NHL season).
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, D Andrej Sustr, C Brian Gibbons, RW Carter Rowney.
LOST: D Francois Beauchemin, D Kevin Bieksa, C Antoine Vermette, LW Jason Chimera, RW J.T. Brown, C Derek Grant.
PLAYER TO WATCH: RW Patrick Eaves. The veteran forward signed a three-year contract to stay with the Ducks last summer but missed the entire ensuing season with what he thought was an autoimmune nervous disorder, only to learn it was post-viral syndrome. The heavily bearded goal-scorer won't be ready to play at the start of this season while recovering from his serious health scare and a more mundane shoulder surgery, but the Ducks are very hopeful he'll be back soon to provide some much-needed offensive punch.
OUTLOOK: The Ducks' run of five straight division titles ended last season, and the Sharks humiliated them in a first-round playoff sweep. Instead of shaking up the roster, Carlyle and Anaheim GM Bob Murray made no significant roster additions and decided to play a speedier style with their returning players and another influx of youth from the Ducks' remarkable farm system. The heavy, bullying squad that made two Western Conference finals in the past four years will join the rest of the NHL in trying to push the tempo. The Ducks have enough talent to try just about anything, but the speed of their adjustment and their overall health will determine whether they've missed the window to win a Stanley Cup with this core.
|Sharks seek end of skid as they visit Ducks|
A trip to Southern California used to be one of the most difficult in the NHL.
The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks usually provided difficult competition -- the teams have combined for three Stanley Cups in the past 12 years -- and visiting teams often got distracted by the sun and surf.
Vegas, which reached the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season, now seems to provide opposing coaches with more concerns (they call it Sin City, after all).
Plus, the Kings and Ducks occupy the bottom two spots in the Western Conference this season.
That isn't making things any easier for the San Jose Sharks, who will play at Anaheim on Friday night after suffering a 4-2 defeat against the host Kings on Thursday.
The loss was the fourth in a row for the Sharks, who have already clinched a Western Conference playoff berth. But they're now five points behind Calgary in the race for the Pacific Division title and the conference's No. 1 seed in the postseason. A second-place finish in the division likely would leave the Sharks in a first-round matchup against the aforementioned Golden Knights.
The Sharks played Thursday without forward Logan Couture, who was suffering from flu-like symptoms.
That added to the list of those sitting out, which includes forward Joe Pavelski and defenseman Erik Karlsson. Both skated Wednesday and accompanied the team on the SoCal trip, but neither played Thursday and are questionable to play Friday.
Pavelski, the Sharks' captain, has missed the past two games, matching the total number he's missed over the past eight seasons, because of a lower-body injury. Karlsson has been out with a groin injury.
"Feeling a little better. I feel like if I had to go, I could find a way," Pavelski told the San Jose Mercury News. "Be a little cautious and go from there."
Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said he wants to make sure Pavelski is healthy for the playoffs.
"He's going to be fine. But again, you don't want to rush things unless you have to," DeBoer said. "We're going to do what's right and make sure he's back full time."
The Ducks, barring a miracle, will miss the playoffs for the first time in the past seven seasons. They had won three of four before a 3-0 home loss to Winnipeg on Wednesday night.
"We definitely had our chances," Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg, who failed to register a point for only the second time in the past 10 games, told NHL.com. "We should've scored at least one or two and the game would've been different. At the end of the night, we took too many penalties. It's tough killing a lot of penalties. Tough to get a rhythm going with all four lines when you're doing that."
The Ducks gave the Jets five power-play opportunities, with the winning goal coming with the man advantage.
"I thought we came out and played pretty well. I thought we commanded 5-on-5," Ducks defenseman Josh Manson told NHL.com. "We got into a little bit of penalty trouble, and they scored one late in the first period. Other than that, I didn't think our game was that bad."
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 4/21/2019 5:49:14 PM EST|