Monday, January 13, 2014
W2W4: A coaching debut and Pacific rivals
By ESPN.com staff
Flames (15-24-6) at Hurricanes (19-17-9) -- 7 p.m.
Calgary beat Carolina in overtime earlier this season.
The Hurricanes have won three straight at home, while Jeff Skinner has four goals and three assists in those games.
Thirteen of the Flames' 15 wins were by a one-goal margin.
Jiri Hudler has one goals and two assits in his past four games.
Lightning (27-14-4) at Blue Jackets (21-20-4) -- 7 p.m.
The Jackets shutout the Lightning at home earlier this season. They are 3-1-0 at home against the Lightning in the shootout era.
Columbus' three-game win streak is its longest of the season.
Tampa Bay is 18-3-1 when scoring first.
The Lightning are 7-1-0 in their past eight road games and they have outscored their opponents 30-15.
Matt Carle is on a six-game point streak with eight assists in that span.
Coyotes (21-14-9) at Jets (19-23-5) -- 8 p.m.
These teams have not played since December 2011 when the Jets won at home.
The Jets have won 10 games by a one-goal margin this season. The Coyotes are 9-0-9 in one-goal games.
Paul Maurice takes over as head coach with Winnipeg in the midst of a five-game losing streak.
Dustin Byfuglien was moved to forward on Saturday for the first full game since he signed with the Jets. He has one goal and two assists in his past two games.
The Coyotes are 1-0-3 in their past four road games.
Radim Vrbata has five assists in his past three games.
Canucks (24-13-9) at Kings (27-14-5) -- 10:30 p.m.
The Kings are 3-0-0 against the Canucks this season and are 4-1-0 in their past five home games against the team from Vancouver.
Los Angeles is 2-for-40 on the power play in its past 13 home games.
Mike Richards and Tyler Toffoli both have two goals and two assists against Vancouver this season.
The Canucks have the league's best penalty kill (89.1 percent).
Jason Garrison has one goals and two assists in his past three games.
Ryan Kesler and Henrik Sedin both have one goals and one assists against Los Angeles this season.
Information courtesy of Kevin Gibson/TSN