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BOSTON BRUINS vs. ATLANTA THRASHERS

Wednesday, 10.11.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. ATLANTA THRASHERS
Philips Arena; Atlanta GA
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins visit the Thrashers tonight in the first of four games between these teams this season and the first of two games of this season’s series at Philips Arena. The Bruins are 1-1-0 thus far this season with a 1-1-0 record on the road. The Thrashers are 2-0-1 thus far this season with a 1-0-1 record on home ice. The Bruins are 1-1-0 vs. Southeast Division teams thus far this season and are 1-1-0 overall vs. Eastern Conference opponents. The Thrashers are playing their first Northeast Division opponent of the season tonight and are 2-0-1 overall vs. Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 13-6-2-3 lifetime vs. the Thrashers with each team scoring 79 goals in those 24 games. On the road, the Bruins are 7-4-0-1 lifetime vs. Atlanta with a 36-34 scoring edge in those 12 contests. Two Bruins have also played for the Thrashers – Shean Donovan (144 games from 1999-2002); Marc Savard (184 games from 2002-2006 and set a Thrashers team record for assists in a season with 69 in 2005-06).

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have split their two games of this season with an 8-3 loss in Florida on Oct. 6 and a 3-2 victory in Tampa on Oct. 7. They finished their 2006 pre-season schedule with a 4-3-0 record.

Recent Thrashers Games
The Thrashers have earned points in each of their three games this season at 2-0-1 with a 3-2 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Oct. 5, a 6-0 win vs. Florida on Oct. 7 and a 1-0 victory in Tampa Bay on Oct. 9.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins continue their season-opening five-game road swing in St. Louis on Oct. 12 (8:00 p.m. ET) and NY Islanders on Oct. 14 (7:00 p.m.). The Bruins will host the Calgary Flames in their home opener on Oct. 19 (7:00 p.m.; Tickets Available). All games are on both NESN and WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Thrashers Games
The Thrashers will next host the Hurricanes on Oct. 13 before facing a home-and-home series with the Capitals, playing in Washington on Oct. 14 and hosting Washington on Oct. 19.

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

Bruins Recent Transactions
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.
Oct. 9: Petr Tenkrat 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 two 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 two games thus far this season.
  • Had 1-2=3 totals with 0 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 1-4=5 totals with 6 PIM in 11 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Scoreless in two games thus far this season.
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 4-3=7 totals with 16 PIM in 19 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. Atlanta: 6-4=10 totals with 4 PIM in 10 games.

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Scoreless in two games 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. Atlanta: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 3 games.

    20—Wayne Primeau—C
  • Is three assists shy of his 100th NHL assists milestone.
  • Has scored goals in each of the first two games, Oct. 6 in Florida and Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay.
  • Had 0-0=0 totals with 6 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 3-11=14 totals with 11 PIM in 18 games.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Is two points shy of his 200th NHL points milestone.
  • Recorded his first point of the season Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay while playing in his 700th NHL game.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay.
  • Had 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 2-2=4 totals with 6 PIM in 7 games.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Scoreless in two games 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. Atlanta: 2-2=4 totals with 12 PIM in 11 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Scoreless in two games 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. Atlanta: 1-1=2 totals with 18 PIM in 12 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Recorded his first points of the season with a 1-1=2 effort Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Had 2-1=3 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 0-4=4 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. Atlanta: 9-7=16 totals with 14 PIM in 17 games.

    28—Wade Brookbank—F/D
  • Has not dressed for the first two games…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. Atlanta: 0-0=0 totals with 2 PIM in 2 games.

    29—Nathan Dempsey—D
  • Scoreless in two games 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. Atlanta: 0-3=3 totals with 2 PIM in 4 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.
  • Has dressed as backup for one game.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 1-1-0 with a 3.26 GAA in 3 games.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Scoreless in two games 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. Atlanta: 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in 1 game.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has two-assist efforts in each of his first two games, Oct. 6 in Florida and Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida and recorded his first points as a Bruin with two assists in that 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. Atlanta: 1-5=6 totals with 46 PIM in 22 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Scored his first point of the season with the game-winning goal Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay.
  • 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. Atlanta: 2-6=8 totals with 4 PIM in 7 games.

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

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Scoreless in two games thus far this season.
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 0 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 2 games.

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

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Earned his first win of the season with a 3-2 victory in Tampa Bay on Oct. 7.
  • 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. Atlanta: Has not yet faced.

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Is on a day-to-day basis with an elbow contusion suffered during the pre-season.
  • Had 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Has missed two games to injury (2-elbow).
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 0-1=1 totals with 0 PIM in 3 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. Atlanta: 1-0=1 totals with 0 PIM in 4 games.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE.
  • Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay.
  • Played his first NHL game Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Had 0-3=3 totals with 4 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: Has not yet faced.
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    STANDINGS

    ATLANTIC DIVISION
      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 MTL 10 8 2 0 27 26 16
    2 TBL 10 6 3 1 34 26 13
    3 DET 9 5 2 2 22 19 12
    4 OTT 8 5 2 1 22 17 11
    5 BOS 11 5 6 0 29 28 10
    6 TOR 9 4 4 1 25 25 9
    7 FLA 7 2 2 3 10 16 7
    8 BUF 10 2 8 0 11 33 4

    STATS

    2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    D. Krejci 8 3 6 4 9
    M. Lucic 11 2 6 2 8
    C. Soderberg 11 3 4 -2 7
    C. Kelly 11 2 5 3 7
    T. Krug 11 2 4 2 6
    P. Bergeron 11 1 5 -2 6
    S. Griffith 7 3 2 0 5
    D. Hamilton 11 2 3 -1 5
    L. Eriksson 11 2 3 1 5
    R. Smith 11 2 2 -2 4
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    N. Svedberg 1 2 0 .951 1.57
    T. Rask 4 4 0 .899 2.81
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