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PORTLAND REPORT: 2/16/09

Monday, 02.16.2009 / 11:28 AM / Features
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PORTLAND REPORT: 2\/16\/09
Tim Kennedy (Photo: Heather Harvey)
Pirates News and Notes
Week of 2/16/09


Notables:
  • On Tuesday night, the Portland Pirates, the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, hosted the Albany River Rats at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY. The crowd of 11,144 surpassed the franchise single-game attendance record for a Pirates home game.
  • Felix Schutz scored the game-winning goal on a penalty shot on Friday night in Portland’s 2-1 win over the Worcester Sharks.
  • The Pirates recorded three power play goals in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Providence Bruins on Saturday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
  • On Sunday afternoon, Pirates goalie John DeCaro earned his third consecutive victory since joining the Pirates with a 7-6 shootout win against the Lowell Devils. In the game, he tied a Pirates season high for saves in a game with 44 saves. His performance included stopping all four Devils shooters in the shootout.
  • Following the Pirates 7-6 shootout win over Lowell on Sunday, Pirates head coach Kevin Dineen needs just five more victories to pass Barry Trotz for the most victories in franchise history. Dineen has already passed Trotz for the most regular season wins, when he captured win number 159 against Bridgeport on January 24th.
  • Only five Pirates players have played in all 54 games this season (Zagrapan, Darche, Fretter, Kostka and Whitmore)
  • The Pirates are 24-2-0-0 when leading after the first period.
  • Mark Mancari ranks 10th among AHL scoring leaders with 50 points (22 goals, 28 assists).
  • Mathieu Darche ranks tied for 1st among AHL leaders in game-winning goals with 7.
  • Jhonas Enroth ranks 3rd among AHL goalies with 1,114 saves this season.
  • Nathan Gerbe ranks 3rd among AHL rookies in scoring with 37 points (20 goals, 17 assists).
  • Tim Kennedy ranks 1st among AHL rookies in scoring with 45 points (12 goals, 33 assists).
  • Nathan Gerbe ranks 1st among AHL rookie goal scorers with 20 goals.
  • Tim Kennedy ranks 1st among AHL rookie assists leaders with 33 assists.
  • Marc-Andre Gragnani ranks 3rd among AHL defensemen in scoring with 35 points (5 goals, 30 assists).
  • Marc-Andre Gragnani ranks 3rd among AHL defensemen in assists with 30.
  • The Pirates have allowed the second fewest goals among Atlantic Division teams (154).
  • Portland is the least penalized team in the Atlantic Division with just 865 penalty minutes.
  • The Pirates haven’t lost a game in regulation since February 4th in a 5-3 loss to the Worcester Sharks.
  • The Pirates will play 7 of the next 9 games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Pirates will play their next 7 games on the road. The stretch of games starts on Tuesday night in Springfield for a 7 p.m. face-off against the Springfield Falcons.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Saturday, February 28: Pirates vs. Hartford 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1: Pirates vs. Lowell 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10th: Pirates vs. Binghamton 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 14th: Pirates vs. Lowell 7:00 p.m.

 




PIRATES PLAYER OF THE WEEK:  #10 Tim Kennedy   
Pirates forward Tim Kennedy is the Pirates Player of the Week. This is the second consecutive week and third time this season that Kennedy has earned the honor. The former Michigan State standout, notched 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) this week during the Pirates four games.

On Tuesday night, the Buffalo, New York native recorded a goal and an assist in the Pirates 4-3 shootout loss to the Albany River Rats at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY.

On Friday night, he tallied an assist in the Pirates 2-1 win over the Worcester Sharks. On Saturday night against Providence, he recorded a goal and three assists. It was the second time this season Kennedy recorded three assists in a game.

Kennedy finished the week with three goals in the Pirates 7-6 shootout win over the Lowell Devils. Kennedy became the fourth Pirates player this season to record a hat trick. Kennedy currently has a four game point-scoring streak. He also ranks 1st among AHL rookie assists leaders with 33 assists and 1st among AHL rookies in scoring with 45 points (12 goals, 33 assists).

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82