|57||ANAHEIM||+140||Ov 5.5,+115||+155||Ov 5.5,+115|
|58||VEGAS||-160||Un 5.5,-135||-175||Un 5.5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-5-0||-1||3-5||-1||3-5||2.1||23.7||3.0||38.4|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.5||3-2||+1.5||1-4||2.0||27.2||2.8||34.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||19||44||11||17||13||3||4||485||9.1%||52||8||15.4%||75|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8||17||5||6||6||0||1||190||8.9%||22||4||18.2%||30|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||2||5||1||2||1||136||7.4%||16||1||6.2%||18|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||7||16||5||5||6||0||1||163||9.8%||18||2||11.1%||29|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||54||13||24||14||3||7||699||7.7%||68||12||17.6%||89|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||24||7||12||5||0||4||307||7.8%||26||6||23.1%||37|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||4||4||6||0||1||170||8.2%||21||2||9.5%||25|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||18||7||6||3||2||3||273||6.6%||21||4||19.0%||27|
|JOHN GIBSON (All Games)||15||15||538||501||93.1%||0||6-9||-3.2||6-9-0||-4||5-9|
|JOHN GIBSON (Road Games)||7||7||266||248||93.2%||0||2-5||-2.4||2-5-0||-2||3-4|
|JOHN GIBSON (vs. Division)||6||6||232||219||94.4%||0||2-4||-1.8||2-4-0||-1||2-3|
|JOHN GIBSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||130||119||91.5%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|RYAN MILLER (All Games)||5||4||156||146||93.6%||0||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||-1||1-3|
|RYAN MILLER (Road Games)||2||1||37||35||94.6%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|RYAN MILLER (vs. Division)||1||1||39||37||94.9%||0||1-0||+1.2||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||150||140||93.3%||0||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||-1||1-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4-3-0||-1.9||4-3||-1.9||2-5||2.9||34.7||2.3||25.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.3||2-3||-1.3||2-3||2.8||36.0||3.0||29.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||18||44||12||14||16||2||3||624||7.1%||60||10||16.7%||62|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7||20||5||7||7||1||2||243||8.2%||28||4||14.3%||25|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||5||5||4||0||0||180||7.8%||16||4||25.0%||25|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||2||5||1||3||1||0||1||80||6.2%||9||1||11.1%||8|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||54||13||25||15||1||4||468||11.5%||51||8||15.7%||92|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||16||5||7||3||1||1||175||9.1%||21||3||14.3%||27|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||3||6||6||0||1||149||10.1%||15||1||6.7%||24|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||4||0||2||1||1||1||44||9.1%||4||0||0.0%||6|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)||15||15||370||331||89.5%||1||7-8||-4.7||7-8-0||-4||7-8|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Home Games)||7||7||166||151||91.0%||1||4-3||-1.9||4-3-0||-2||2-5|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (vs. Division)||2||2||44||41||93.2%||0||1-1||-2||1-1-0||-2||0-2|
|MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||111||101||91.0%||1||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|MALCOLM SUBBAN (All Games)||4||3||96||85||88.5%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||0-3|
|MALCOLM SUBBAN (Home Games)||1||0||9||9||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MALCOLM SUBBAN (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MALCOLM SUBBAN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||96||85||88.5%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||0-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ANAHEIM 3.1, VEGAS 3.12|
|10/20/2018||at VEGAS||1-3||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/21/2018||BUFFALO||2-4||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/23/2018||at CHICAGO||1-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 ov||U|
|10/25/2018||at DALLAS||2-5||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/28/2018||SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ev||O|
|10/30/2018||PHILADELPHIA||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/1/2018||NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, -160||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/4/2018||COLUMBUS||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/6/2018||at LOS ANGELES||1-4||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/7/2018||CALGARY||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/9/2018||MINNESOTA||1-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/12/2018||NASHVILLE||2-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/14/2018||at VEGAS|| |
|11/25/2018||at NASHVILLE|| |
|10/20/2018||ANAHEIM||3-1||W||0, -175||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/24/2018||VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, -300||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/26/2018||TAMPA BAY||2-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ev||U|
|10/28/2018||OTTAWA||4-3||W||0, -245||W||6 un||O|
|10/30/2018||at NASHVILLE||1-4||L||0, +155||L||5.5 ev||U|
|11/1/2018||at ST LOUIS||3-5||L||0, +100||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/3/2018||CAROLINA||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/6/2018||at TORONTO||1-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/8/2018||at OTTAWA||5-3||W||0, -165||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/10/2018||at MONTREAL||4-5||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ev||O|
|11/11/2018||at BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/16/2018||ST LOUIS|| |
|11/18/2018||at EDMONTON|| |
|11/19/2018||at CALGARY|| |
|11/21/2018||at ARIZONA|| |
|11/24/2018||SAN JOSE|| |
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.
|VEGAS: LAST SEASON: 51-24-7, 109 points. First place Pacific Division. |
LOST to Washington Capitals in Stanley Cup Final
COACH: Gerard Gallant (second season, eighth NHL season).
ADDED: LW Max Pacioretty, C Paul Stastny, D Nick Holden
LOST: RW James Neal, LW David Perron, D Luca Sbisa
PLAYER TO WATCH: William Karlsson. Before last season, Karlsson's previous career highs were nine goals and 20 points, numbers he reached in 2015-16. Last season, he was the catalyst for the Golden Knights' high-octane offense by finishing with 43 goals and 78 points in the regular season. He agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million extension over the summer and will be looking to prove he's worth every dollar and deserving of a bigger contract next summer.
OUTLOOK: After their run to the Stanley Cup Final, the losses of Neal and Perron meant the Golden Knights would take a significant hit to their offense. But the additions of Stastny and Pacioretty immediately made Vegas a contender again. Shea Theodore ended his holdout, and when fellow-defenseman Nate Schmidt returns from his 20-game suspension in November, the Knights may be favored to win the Western Conference again.
|Ducks, Golden Knights pick up speed after slow starts|
The Vegas Golden Knights and Anaheim Ducks are not off to the kind of start they envisioned heading into the season, but they remain in the thick of a wide-open Pacific Division.
Heading into Tuesday's games, only five points separated the top six teams -- from upstart Vancouver with 22 points (10-7-2) to Arizona (8-7-1) and Edmonton (8-8-1) with 17 points.
Vegas (7-10-1) hosts Anaheim (8-8-3, 19 points) on Wednesday as the seventh-place team with 15 points. In their inaugural season last year, the Golden Knights beat the Ducks in the Western Conference semifinals on their way to a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals against eventual champion Washington.
"I think it's fortunate for us right now that it is (wide open)," Vegas defenseman Colin Miller told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "We know that we haven't been playing our best and we really need to turn it around if we want to do something this year."
The Knights have a chance to make up ground with eight of their next 10 games against division opponents, starting against Anaheim, which is coming off a 2-1 shootout victory over Nashville on Monday night.
"I feel like that's every year. You come out thinking teams are going to do something and they don't," defenseman Nick Holden told the Review-Journal. "For us, we were hoping to have a better record than we do right now, but it's good that we really haven't played our division a ton, maybe gain some ground once we start playing those teams."
In the most recent game Sunday, the Knights lost 4-1 in Boston in the 100th regular-season game in franchise history.
They have the second-most victories in league history by a team in its first 100 regular-season games (58-34-8). The Ottawa Senators, who compiled a 63-37 record, had more victories in their first 100 games.
Miller is one of two players to appear in every game for the Knights along with center William Karlsson.
"It's gone quick," Miller said. "Looking back now, I don't think it's felt like 100 games, but it's been exciting. Obviously last year was pretty special and this year we're finding our way a bit. So try to make it a good one."
Anaheim comes into Vegas full of momentum after handing Nashville only its third loss of the season. The Predators lead the Central Division with 27 points at 13-3-1.
Rickard Rakell scored his first career game-deciding goal in the shootout and improved to 7-for-20 in his career. Pontus Aberg opened the shootout with his first career shootout goal in his second career attempt.
"I had a little plan before I went out there," Rakell said. "Previous times this year hasn't really worked for me, so I just tried to throw everything out there. It was really nice to see it go in.
"(Beating the league-leading Predators) was a great test for us, especially playing against those guys. It shows we can play with any team in this league."
For the Ducks, it was their 10th game allowing two goals or fewer this season. Anaheim ranks tied for second among NHL teams in games allowing two or fewer goals with Vancouver and Nashville. Boston leads with 11 games.
Anaheim was also 7 of 7 on the penalty kill against Nashville. In the last five games, Anaheim has successfully killed 19 of 21 (90.5 percent) opponent power-play opportunities.
|Last Updated: 12/15/2018 11:58:51 AM EST|