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BOSTON BRUINS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS

Friday, 10.6.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS
BankAtlantic Center; Sunrise FL
Game Time: 7:30 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins visit the Panthers tonight in the first of four games between these teams this season and the first of two games of this season’s series at BankAtlantic Center. The Bruins are playing their first game of the season tonight and are opening the season on the road for just the third time in the last 31 seasons. The Bruins are 34-31-16 overall in season-opening games and are 6-18-5-0 when those openers have occurred on the road. The Panthers are also opening their 2006-07 season tonight. They are 5-4-1-2 overall in season opening games and are 4-2-0 when those openers have occurred on home ice.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 20-19-6-2 lifetime vs. the Panthers with a 130-127 scoring advantage in those 47 games. On the road, the Bruins are 11-9-2-1 lifetime vs. Florida with a 67-65 scoring edge in those 23 contests.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins finished their 2006 pre-season schedule with a 4-3-0 record with wins over Montreal (5-2 Sept. 19 and 3-1 Sept. 20) and NY Islanders (5-1 Sept. 22 and 3-2 Sept. 23) and losses to New Jersey (5-0 Sept. 17) and NY Rangers (1-0 Sept. 27 and 5-3 Sept. 30).

Recent Panthers Games
The Panthers finished their 2006 pre-season schedule with a 2-5-1 record with wins over Atlanta (2-0 Sept. 27) and Chicago (6-3 Sept. 28); regulation losses to Calgary (3-1 Sept. 17), Edmonton (2-1 Sept. 18), Atlanta (6-3 Sept. 20), NY Rangers (3-2 Sept. 23) and Detroit (4-2 Sept. 24); and an overtime loss to Chicago (3-2 Sept. 21).

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins open their 2006-07 season with a five-game road swing, continuing the trip at Tampa Bay on Oct. 7 (7:30 p.m.), Atlanta on Oct. 11 (7:00 p.m.), St. Louis on Oct. 12 (8:00 p.m. ET) and NY Islanders on Oct. 14 (7:00 p.m.). All games are on both NESN and WBZ Radio. The Bruins will host the Calgary Flames in their home opener on Oct. 19 (7:00 p.m.; Tickets Available).

Upcoming Panthers Games
The Panthers next face a two-game road trip, playing in Atlanta on Oct. 7 and in Toronto on Oct. 9.

Bruins Injuries
Milan Jurcina: Elbow laceration; day-to-day.
Mark Stuart:Off-season knee surgery; out indefinitely.

Bruins Recent Transactions
Sept. 25: Bobby Allen, Brian Finley, Martins Karsums, David Krejci, Matt Lashoff, Jay Leach, Pascal Pelletier, Tyler Redenbach, Jonathan Sigalet, Nate Thompson, Kris Versteeg and Ben Walter assigned to Providence/AHL.
Oct. 3: Zdeno Chara named 18th Captain in team history. Patrice Bergeron and Glen Murray named Assistant Captains.
Oct. 4: Petr Kalus assigned to Providence/AHL.

Bruins 2006-07 Shootout Results
None.

Bruins Fun Facts
  • Wayne Primeau is three assists shy of his 100th NHL assist milestone.
  • Shean Donovan will play his 700th NHL game tomorrow night in Tampa Bay…He is three points shy of his 200th NHL point milestone.
  • The Bruins have three rookies on their active roster – Phil Kessel, Yan Stastny and Hannu Toivonen…Kessel is looking to play his first NHL games tonight.
  • Eleven players are looking to play their first games as Bruins tonight – Wade Brookbank, Zdeno Chara, Nathan Dempsey, Shean Donovan, Jeff Hoggan, Phil Kessel, Paul Mara, Mark Mowers, Marc Savard, Petr Tenkrat and Jason York.
  • Only six players on this year’s opening night roster were also in the 2005-06 opening night lineup – Andrew Alberts, P. J. Axelsson, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Boyes, Glen Murray and Hannu Toivonen (dressed as backup).

    The Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • Had 1-2=3 totals with 0 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 2-9=11 totals with 10 PIM in 10 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 4-4=8 totals with 6 PIM in 30 games.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Led the team in pre-season scoring with 2-4=6 totals and 0 PIM in four games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 3-5=8 totals with 6 PIM in 13 games.

    17—Petr Tenkrat—RW
  • Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin tonight.
  • Had 1-0=1 totals with 6 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 1-1=2 totals with 2 PIM in 3 games.

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin tonight.
  • Had 1-1=2 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 1-0=1 totals with 0 PIM in 2 games.

    20—Wayne Primeau—C
  • Is three assists shy of his 100th NHL assists milestone.
  • Had 0-0=0 totals with 6 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 1-6=7 totals with 33 PIM in 27 games.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Will play his 700th NHL game tomorrow in Tampa Bay…Is three points shy of his 200th NHL points milestone.
  • Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin tonight.
  • Had 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 4-4=8 totals with 11 PIM in 23 games.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin tonight.
  • Had 1-1=2 totals with 10 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 3-4=7 totals with 18 PIM in 13 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin tonight.
  • Had 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 3-6=9 totals with 30 PIM in 24 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Had 2-1=3 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 4-1=5 totals with 0 PIM in 4 games.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Had 2-0=2 totals with 6 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 12-18=30 totals with 22 PIM in 35 games.

    28—Wade Brookbank—F/D
  • Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin tonight.
  • Had 0-0=0 totals with 14 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 0-0=0 totals with 2 PIM in 1 game.

    29—Nathan Dempsey—D
  • Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin tonight.
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 2 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 0-2=2 totals with 2 PIM in 3 games.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Went 2-1-0 with a 1.14 GAA and .962 save percentage in three pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 0-0-0 with a 2.81 GAA in 1 game.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin tonight.
  • Had 100-12=2 totals with 2 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin tonight.
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 2 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Was named the 18th Captain in team history on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 2-6=8 totals with 92 PIM in 23 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Had 0-3=3 totals with 0 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 4-3=7 totals with 4 PIM in 8 games.

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • Had 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in six pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 0-0=0 totals with 2 PIM in 3 games.

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 0 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    45—Mark Stuart—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Did not play during the pre-season due to off-season knee surgery and remains out indefinitely.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Went 2-2-0 with a 3.60 GAA and .882 save percentage in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 1-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA in 1 game.

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Is on a day-to-day basis with an elbow laceration suffered during the pre-season.
  • Had 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    71—Marc Savard—C
  • Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin tonight.
  • Tied for the team’s pre-season points lead with 1-5=6 totals and 4 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 6-16=22 totals with 10 PIM in 20 games.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE…Is looking to play his first NHL game tonight.
  • Had 0-3=3 totals with 4 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: Has not yet faced.
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    ATLANTIC DIVISION
      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
    2 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
    3 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
    4 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
    5 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
    6 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
    7 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
    8 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

    STATS

    2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    P. Bergeron 53 19 26 7 45
    L. Eriksson 53 16 24 10 40
    D. Krejci 43 12 27 1 39
    R. Spooner 53 11 27 -8 38
    B. Marchand 48 25 12 11 37
    Z. Chara 51 7 21 7 28
    M. Beleskey 51 8 18 8 26
    T. Krug 52 3 21 2 24
    J. Hayes 51 11 12 -8 23
    B. Connolly 50 7 9 -6 16
     
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    T. Rask 19 16 5 .916 2.56
    J. Gustavsson 9 3 1 .911 2.58
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