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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Saturday, 10.07.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
St. Pete Times Forum; Tampa FL
Game Time: 7:30 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins visit the Lightning tonight in the first of four games between these teams this season and the first of two games of this season’s series at St. Pete Times Forum. The Bruins are 0-1-0 thus far this season with a 0-1-0 record on the road. The Lightning are 1-0-0 thus far this season and are playing their first home game of the season tonight. The Bruins are 0-1-0 vs. Southeast Division teams thus far this season and are 0-1-0 overall vs. Eastern Conference opponents. The Lightning are facing their first Northeast Division opponent tonight and are 1-0-0 overall vs. Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 29-12-9-0 lifetime vs. the Lightning with a 167-131 scoring advantage in those 50 games. On the road, the Bruins are 12-10-3-0 lifetime vs. Tampa Bay with the Lightning holding a 73-72 scoring edge in those 25 contests. Bruins defenseman Paul Mara was drafted by the Lightning as their first pick, seventh overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and played his first two pro seasons with Tampa Bay from 1999-2001. Bruins center Wayne Primeau played parts of two seasons with the Lightning from 2000-2001.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins opened their 2006-07 season with an 8-3 loss in Florida on Oct. 6. They finished their 2006 pre-season schedule with a 4-3-0 record with two wins each over Montreal and NY Islanders and losses to New Jersey and NY Rangers (twice).

Recent Lightning Games
The Lightning opened their 2006-07 season with a 3-2 shootout win in Atlanta on Oct. 5.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins continue their season-opening five-game road swing in 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 Lightning Games
The Lightning next host Atlanta on Oct. 9 before facing the Panthers in Florida on Oct. 13.

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 is playing his 700th NHL game tonight…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.


    The Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Had 1-2=3 totals with 0 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-4=4 totals with 12 PIM in 10 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 5-12=17 totals with 6 PIM in 32 games.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Had 1-1=2 totals Oct. 6 in Florida and scored the Bruins’ first goal of the season.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Led the team in pre-season scoring with 2-4=6 totals and 0 PIM in four games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 3-2=5 totals with 6 PIM in 13 games.

    17—Petr Tenkrat—RW
  • Did not dress Oct. 6 in Florida…Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin.
  • Had 1-0=1 totals with 6 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 3 games.

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Had 1-1=2 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 4 games.

    20—Wayne Primeau—C
  • Is three assists shy of his 100th NHL assists milestone.
  • Scored his first goal of the season Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Had 0-0=0 totals with 6 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 4-3=7 totals with 24 PIM in 23 games.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Is playing his 700th NHL game tonight…Is three points shy of his 200th NHL points milestone.
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Had 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 2-8=10 totals with 21 PIM in 20 games.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Had 1-1=2 totals with 10 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-3=3 totals with 0 PIM in 5 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Had 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 1-10=11 totals with 16 PIM in 27 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Had 2-1=3 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-6=6 totals with 0 PIM in 4 games.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Scored his first goal of the season Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Had 2-0=2 totals with 6 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 14-10=24 totals with 28 PIM in 35 games.

    28—Wade Brookbank—F/D
  • Did not dress Oct. 6 in Florida…Is looking to play his first game as a Bruin.
  • Had 0-0=0 totals with 14 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    29—Nathan Dempsey—D
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 2 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-2=2 totals with 0 PIM in 3 games.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Took the 8-3 loss Oct. 6 in Florida, allowing 7 goals on 34 shots in 48 minutes before being relieved by Hannu Toivonen.
  • Went 2-1-0 with a 1.14 GAA and .962 save percentage in three pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-1-0 with a 6.67 GAA in 1 game.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Had 100-12=2 totals with 2 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in 1 game.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Had two assists Oct. 6 in Florida, his first points as a Bruin in his first game with the team.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • 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. Tampa Bay: 2-7=9 totals with 55 PIM in 26 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Had 0-3=3 totals with 0 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 4-4=8 totals with 2 PIM in 7 games.

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Had 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in six pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 4 games.

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 0 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: Has not yet faced.

    45—Mark Stuart—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Did not play during the pre-season due to off-season knee surgery and remains out indefinitely.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: Has not yet faced.

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Did not earn a decision Oct. 6 in Florida, allowing one goal on four shots in 12 minutes in relief of Tim Thomas.
  • Went 2-2-0 with a 3.60 GAA and .882 save percentage in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 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.
  • Has missed one game to injury (1-elbow).
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 2-0=2 totals with 4 PIM in 2 games.

    71—Marc Savard—C
  • Had an assist Oct. 6 in Florida, his first point as a Bruin in his first game with the team.
  • Tied for the team’s pre-season points lead with 1-5=6 totals and 4 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 6-14=20 totals with 6 PIM in 26 games.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE.
  • Played his first NHL game Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Scoreless in one game thus far this season.
  • Had 0-3=3 totals with 4 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: Has not yet faced.
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