|27||NY RANGERS||+250||Ov 6,-125||+250||Ov 6,-125|
|28||CALGARY||-300||Un 6,+105||-300||Un 6,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11-23-0||-4.3||11-23||-4.3||18-15||2.8||28.1||3.9||35.4|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.2||1-4||-3.2||0-4||1.8||31.0||2.6||32.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||70||199||56||60||76||7||15||2044||9.7%||200||39||19.5%||326|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||34||94||24||30||36||4||5||956||9.8%||91||19||20.9%||152|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||1||2||6||0||1||155||5.8%||15||1||6.7%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||231||61||78||79||13||19||2325||9.9%||226||49||21.7%||383|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||131||35||46||45||5||10||1203||10.9%||125||30||24.0%||220|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||4||5||2||2||2||162||8.0%||18||3||16.7%||21|
|ALEXANDAR GEORGIEV (All Games)||26||23||789||716||90.7%||2||10-13||-0.1||10-13-0||-1||13-9|
|ALEXANDAR GEORGIEV (Road Games)||15||13||478||426||89.1%||1||4-9||-2.9||4-9-0||-3||8-4|
|ALEXANDAR GEORGIEV(vs. Non-Conference)||7||6||195||179||91.8%||1||2-4||-1.6||2-4-0||-2||1-4|
|ALEXANDAR GEORGIEV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||134||124||92.5%||1||0-4||-4||0-4-0||-4||1-3|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (All Games)||47||47||1521||1382||90.9%||2||18-29||-6||18-29-0||-5||21-24|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Road Games)||21||21||716||647||90.4%||2||7-14||-1.4||7-14-0||-1||10-11|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST(vs. Non-Conference)||21||21||694||633||91.2%||0||8-13||-2.8||8-13-0||-2||9-12|
|HENRIK LUNDQVIST (Last 4 Games)||4||4||131||121||92.4%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||0-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||22-12-0||+3.1||22-12||+3.1||24-7||4.2||32.4||3.4||27.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.6||2-3||-1.6||3-2||3.6||35.0||3.4||29.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||70||250||69||73||103||5||19||2268||11.0%||238||52||21.8%||436|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||34||144||45||34||63||2||14||1101||13.1%||105||28||26.7%||262|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||4||5||9||0||1||175||10.3%||9||2||22.2%||33|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||203||68||72||56||7||8||2013||10.1%||217||44||20.3%||326|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||114||35||43||31||5||3||924||12.3%||98||23||23.5%||179|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||8||5||4||0||0||149||11.4%||12||2||16.7%||27|
|JON GILLIES (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JON GILLIES (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JON GILLIES(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|DAVID RITTICH (All Games)||40||37||1090||991||90.9%||3||24-13||+6.6||24-13-0||+7||20-16|
|DAVID RITTICH (Home Games)||18||16||459||402||87.6%||0||10-6||-0.2||10-6-0||+1||13-2|
|DAVID RITTICH(vs. Non-Conference)||17||15||468||420||89.7%||0||10-5||+3.4||10-5-0||+4||8-7|
|DAVID RITTICH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||124||109||87.9%||0||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|MIKE SMITH (All Games)||35||33||919||823||89.6%||2||19-14||+1.7||19-14-0||+4||18-13|
|MIKE SMITH (Home Games)||19||18||464||410||88.4%||1||12-6||+3.3||12-6-0||+3||11-5|
|MIKE SMITH(vs. Non-Conference)||15||14||400||353||88.2%||0||8-6||+1.2||8-6-0||+1||9-4|
|MIKE SMITH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||93||92.1%||1||2-2||-1.2||2-2-0||-1||0-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NY RANGERS 3.2, CALGARY 3.11|
|2/17/2019||at PITTSBURGH||5-6||L||0, +195||L||6.5 ov||O|
|2/19/2019||at CAROLINA||2-1||W||0, +180||W||6 ov||U|
|2/21/2019||MINNESOTA||1-4||L||0, -115||L||6 un||U|
|2/23/2019||NEW JERSEY||5-2||W||0, -130||W||6 ev||O|
|2/24/2019||at WASHINGTON||5-6||L||0, +180||L||6.5 un||O|
|2/27/2019||TAMPA BAY||3-4||L||0, +200||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/1/2019||MONTREAL||2-4||L||0, +105||L||6 un||P|
|3/3/2019||WASHINGTON||2-3||L||0, +130||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/5/2019||at DALLAS||0-1||L||0, +170||L||5.5 ev||U|
|3/7/2019||at DETROIT||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/9/2019||NEW JERSEY||4-2||W||0, -175||W||6 un||P|
|3/11/2019||at EDMONTON||2-3||L||0, +140||L||6 un||U|
|3/13/2019||at VANCOUVER||1-4||L||0, +105||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/15/2019||at CALGARY|| |
|3/16/2019||at MINNESOTA|| |
|3/23/2019||at TORONTO|| |
|2/16/2019||at PITTSBURGH||5-4||W||0, +120||W||6.5 ov||O|
|2/18/2019||ARIZONA||5-2||W||0, -215||W||6 ov||O|
|2/20/2019||NY ISLANDERS||4-2||W||0, -150||W||6 un||P|
|2/22/2019||ANAHEIM||2-1||W||0, -280||W||6 un||U|
|2/24/2019||at OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -245||W||6.5 ov||U|
|2/26/2019||at NY ISLANDERS||3-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/27/2019||at NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, -210||W||6.5 un||U|
|3/2/2019||MINNESOTA||2-4||L||0, -190||L||6 un||P|
|3/4/2019||TORONTO||2-6||L||0, -130||L||6.5 ov||O|
|3/6/2019||at VEGAS||1-2||L||0, +140||L||6.5 un||U|
|3/7/2019||at ARIZONA||0-2||L||0, -130||L||6 un||U|
|3/10/2019||VEGAS||6-3||W||0, -145||W||6 ov||O|
|3/12/2019||NEW JERSEY||9-4||W||0, -500||W||6 ov||O|
|3/15/2019||NY RANGERS|| |
|3/16/2019||at WINNIPEG|| |
|3/23/2019||at VANCOUVER|| |
|3/25/2019||LOS ANGELES|| |
|NY RANGERS: LAST SEASON: 34-39-9, 77 points. Eighth in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: David Quinn (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: D Adam McQuaid, G Marek Mazanec, G Dustin Tokarski, D Fredrik Claesson.
LOST: G Ondrej Pavelec, D Steven Kampfer, C David Desharnis.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Henrik Lundqvist. The veteran goalie, who turns 37 in March, is coming off a 26-26-7 season with a 2.98 goals-against average ' the highest of his career. It was also just the second time he finished with fewer than 30 wins; the other was the lockout-shortened 2012-13, when he was 24-16-3. With a little more than a week to go before the start of the season, the competition for his backup is still undecided between Alexandar Georgiev, Mazanec and Tokarski. Quinn said neither he nor Lundqvist has a target number of games in mind for the veteran.
OUTLOOK: After being perennially expected to compete for the Stanley Cup, the Rangers missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years. The team is rebuilding after dealing several veteran stars in a youth movement at the trade deadline last winter. Quinn was hired from Boston University to lead a youthful team that has some veterans remaining. The Rangers hope to stay healthier after a season in which key players dealt with injuries, including Kevin Shattenkirk, Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad.
|CALGARY: LAST SEASON: 37-35-10, 84 points. Finished fifth in Pacific Division and missed playoffs.
COACH: Bill Peters (first season, fifth NHL season)
ADDED: F James Neal, D Noah Hanifin, F Elias Lindholm
LOST: D Dougie Hamilton, F Micheal Ferland, RW Troy Brouwer
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Johnny Gaudreau. Calgary's top line of Gaudreau, center Sean Monahan and anyone on right wing can be one of the best in the NHL. The 5-foot-9 playmaker from South Jersey is primed for another big season after putting up 84 points in 80 games. It's no exaggeration to say he has become one of the best players in hockey.
OUTLOOK: The Flames should be much improved after firing
COACH Glen Gulutzan, replacing him with Peters, trading Hamilton and Ferland to Carolina for Hanifin and Lindholm and signing Neal. Captain Mark Giordano can go back to playing with old defense partner T.J. Brodie on a deep blue line. Calgary's playoff hopes rest on veteran goaltender Mike Smith in net, or, if he falters, 24-year-old Jon Gillies.
|Flames aim to continue scoring spree against Rangers|
When you're hot, you're hot. The last two games, the Calgary Flames have been ... well, red hot.
A week ago, the Flames were struggling to score goals and, subsequently, win games. They've rebounded from a four-game losing skid by racking up 15 goals in the last two clashes, both lopsided wins -- more than they collected in their eight previous outings -- with the latest being a 9-4 drubbing of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.
As they head into Friday's home game against the struggling New York Rangers, the Flames are third in the league in offense and have a pair of lines racking up the points.
The top trio of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm combined for 14 points last game, six for Gaudreau alone. The second line of Mikael Backlund, Matthew Tkachuk and Michael Frolik have collected 13 points in the last two games.
As the Flames fight for top spot in the Pacific Division and head into the playoffs, knowing they have two forward lines that can light the lamp is a big plus.
"It's going to help, for sure," head coach Bill Peters said after the win over the Devils. "Your best players have to be your best players. They're primarily guys that we count on each and every night to generate offense and they've got to end up on the scoresheet, they have to. They were pushing and pressing a little bit, and now to have a night like (Tuesday), I think, is going to go a long way, but it was good for our group to see the puck going in."
The Rangers arrive in the Stampede City having lost eight times in nine games, although they've collected five charity points (1-3-5). New York is coming off a 4-1 defeat to the Vancouver Canucks, a loss essentially decided during a five-plus-minute stretch in the second period.
After Chris Kreider was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing, Brendan Lemieux was given a major penalty, too, for a hit to the head. The Canucks tallied three times in just over three minutes. Two goals came 11 seconds apart.
"You lose two forwards and you're completely out of sync," coach David Quinn said. "You kill (10) minutes of penalties in that period, I mean really, you're really at an incredible disadvantage. I thought we got off to a good start. I liked our pace in the first period, I really liked our energy. I thought we had a real good first period. Then it just completely unraveled in the second period."
"It's too bad. I thought we had a really good game going, first period was really strong," said goalie Henrik Lundqvist, whose next victory will be the 450th of his career. "But then we had obviously a stretch in the second period that just changed the whole game."
Regardless of the fallout from the infractions -- Kreider was fined $5,000 -- the Rangers must regroup against a Calgary team that's looking to have regained its groove.
"I think obviously when you have a night like that, guys get confidence and usually you start to roll with it," Monahan said. "But I think our team game is still coming and I still think this team has another gear."
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 3/25/2019 9:52:28 AM EST|