BRUINS 15-3-3 (33 pts)VS. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS 11-13-1 (23 pts)
12:30 p.m. - Pregame Snapshots:
Matchup: The Bruins come into today looking to carry momentum from the Thursday's victory over the Maple Leafs, after losing two straight to the Canadiens and Capitals earlier in the week.
Caryn Switaj's Take: Given the way Head Coach Claude Julien has managed his goaltending tandem this season, BostonBruins.com reporter Caryn Switaj expects to see Tuukka Rask starting between the pipes for the Bruins with Anton Khudobin starting the last game against the Leafs.
League Leaders: Patrice Bergeron’s leads the B's with +17 plus/minus rating which is is tied for first in the NHL…Linemate Brad Marchand is atop several NHL categories: 30% shooting percentage (1st NHL), two shorthanded goals and points (T-1st NHL), four game winning goals (T-3rd NHL), 15 plus/minus rating (T-3rd NHL), 12 goals (T-6th NHL).
Streaking: Brad Marchand is currently riding a four-game point streak, registering seven points during that span (2-5=7). Linemates David Krejci and Milan Lucic are riding point streaks as well, registering 1-2=3 and 0-2=2 totals respectively in their last two games.
Milestones Approaching: Bruins forward Rich Peverley is currently one point shy of 200 NHL points.
Flyers PP/PK Prowess: The Flyers special teams play has been solid of late, going 20-22 on the penalty kill in their last six games. Offensively, Philadelphia has been hot on the power play covering on 10 of their last 37 power play chances in their last six games.
Reminiscing: On January 1, 2010 the Bruins and Flyers squared off in Fenway Park for the NHL's Winter Classic. The Bruins won in overtime to become the first team to win at home at the Winter Classic. Shawn Thornton and Daniel Carcillo also became to the first two NHL players to fight in a Winter Classic game.
Special Teams Comparison:
Boston: 10-for-66 on the PP (15.2%, 23rd in NHL), 79-for-86 on the PK (91.9%, 1st in NHL)
Philadelphia: 24-for-103 on the PP (23.5, 5th in NHL), 83-for-103 on the PK (82.9, T-10th in NHL)
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