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BOSTON BRUINS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Nassau Coliseum; Uniondale NY
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins visit the Islanders tonight in the first of four games between these teams this season and the first of two games of this season’s series at Nassau Coliseum. The Bruins are 1-2-1 thus far this season with a 1-2-1 record on the road. The Islanders are 1-3-0 thus far this season and are playing their first home game of the season tonight. The Bruins are playing their first game of the season against an Atlantic Division team and are 1-2-0 thus far this season against Eastern Conference opponents The Islanders are playing their first game of the season between both a Northeast Division and Eastern Conference foe.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 59-42-21-2 lifetime vs. the Islanders with a 428-382 scoring advantage in those 124 games. On the road, the Bruins are 27-25-10-1 lifetime vs. New York with the Islanders holding a 211-204 scoring edge in those 63 contests. These teams will meet again this season on Jan. 11 and Feb. 10 in Boston and Feb. 15 in New York. Zdeno Chara was drafted by the Islanders as their third pick, 56th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and played four seasons in the Islanders organization from 1997-2001.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins are 1-2-1 thus far this season with an 8-3 loss in Florida on Oct. 6, a 3-2 victory in Tampa on Oct. 7, a 4-1 loss in Atlanta on Oct. 11 and a 3-2 shootout loss in St. Louis on Oct. 12. They finished their 2006 pre-season schedule with a 4-3-0 record.

Recent Islanders Games
The Islanders are 1-3-0 thus far this season with a 6-3 loss in Phoenix on Oct. 5, a 2-0 loss in San Jose on Oct. 7, a 4-2 setback in Los Angeles on Oct. 10 and a 5-4 shootout win in Anaheim on Oct. 11.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins conclude their season-opening five-game road swing tonight. The Bruins will next return home for a six-game home stand, hosting the Calgary Flames in their home opener on Oct. 19, the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 21, Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 26, Ottawa Senators on Oct. 28, Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 2 and Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 4. Tickets remain available for all games, which will all begin at 7:00 p.m. and are broadcast on both NESN and WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Islanders Games
The Islanders open a seven-game home stand tonight and continue with Nashville on Oct. 16, Pittsburgh on Oct. 19, Carolina on Oct. 21, Buffalo on Oct. 26, Florida on Oct. 28 and Chicago on Oct. 31.

Bruins Injuries
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
(Underline indicates goal scored)
  • Oct. 12, 2006 – Boston 2 at St. Louis 3
    Goalies: B-Thomas; S-Legace
    Shooters: B-Bergeron, Boyes, Sturm, Savard; S-Wideman, Weight, Tkachuk, Stempniak

    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 Bruins play just three games out of the Eastern time zone this season. They played in St. Louis on Oct. 12 and will play in Chicago on Dec. 29 and at Nashville on Dec. 30.
  • Brad Boyes as a three-game point streak in progress with 1-3=4 totals in that span.
  • Zdeno Chara had his three-game assist streak stopped Oct. 12 in St. Louis…He had assisted on five of Boston’s first seven goals of the season.

    The Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • Recorded his first point of the season with an assist Oct. 12 in St. Louis.
  • Had 1-2=3 totals with 0 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. New York: 2-5=7 totals with 0 PIM in 10 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Scored his first point of the season with a goal Oct. 11 in Atlanta.
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. New York: 6-10=16 totals with 16 PIM in 29 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.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 1/1.
  • Led the team in pre-season scoring with 2-4=6 totals and 0 PIM in four games.
  • Lifetime vs. New York: 4-2=6 totals with 8 PIM in 12 games.

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Scoreless in four 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. New York: 0-2=2 totals with 2 PIM in 4 games.

    20—Wayne Primeau—C
  • Is three assists shy of his 100th NHL assists milestone.
  • Scored goals in his 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. New York: 4-5=9 totals with 40 PIM in 27 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. New York: 4-0=4 totals with 17 PIM in 20 games.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Scoreless in four 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. New York: 1-2=3 totals with 29 PIM in 9 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Scoreless in four 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. New York: 3-10=13 totals with 18 PIM in 23 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Has a three-game point streak in progress with 1-3=4 totals in that span…Had a 1-1=2 effort Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay and single assists each Oct. 11 in Atlanta and Oct. 12 in St. Louis.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Had 2-1=3 totals with 2 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. New York: 1-1=2 totals with 0 PIM in 4 games.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Has 1-1=2 totals on the season, scoring the goal Oct. 6 in Florida and adding an assist Oct. 12 in St. Louis.
  • 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. New York: 14-8=22 totals with 24 PIM in 39 games.

    28—Wade Brookbank—F/D
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 11 in Atlanta.
  • Had 0-0=0 totals with 14 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Has not dressed for three games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. New York: 1-0=1 totals with 5 PIM in 3 games.

    29—Nathan Dempsey—D
  • Scoreless in three 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.
  • Has not dressed for one game (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. New York: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 5 games.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Has lost his first two starts of the season at 0-1-1…Took the 8-3 loss Oct. 6 in Florida, allowing 7 goals on 34 shots in 48 minutes before being relieved by Hannu Toivonen and recorded the 3-2 shootout loss Oct. 12 in St. Louis.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0-1 (2 goals/4 shots).
  • Went 2-1-0 with a 1.14 GAA and .962 save percentage in three pre-season games.
  • Has dressed as backup for two games.
  • Lifetime vs. New York: Has not yet faced.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Scoreless in four 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. New York: Has not yet faced.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Had his three-game assist streak snapped Oct. 12 in St. Louis with five assists in that span…Factored in five of Boston’s first seven goals with two-assist efforts each Oct. 6 in Florida and Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay and an assist Oct. 11 in Atlanta.
  • 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. New York: 6-6=12 totals with 10 PIM in 15 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has two goals on the season with the game-winning goal Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay and a tally Oct. 12 in St. Louis.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • 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. New York: 2-1=3 totals with 2 PIM in 8 games.

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

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Scoreless in three games thus far this season.
  • Had 0-2=2 totals with 0 PIM in four pre-season games.
  • Has not dressed for one game (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. New York: 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. New York: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Has split his first two starts of the season, earning the 3-2 victory in Tampa Bay on Oct. 7 and dropping a 4-1 decision in Atlanta on Oct. 11.
  • Did not earn a decision Oct. 6 in Florida, allowing one goal on four shots in 12 minutes in relief of Tim Thomas.
  • Has dressed as backup for one game.
  • Went 2-2-0 with a 3.60 GAA and .882 save percentage in four pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. New York: Has not yet faced.

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Played his first game of the season Oct. 12 in St. Louis after missing the first three games with an elbow injury.
  • Had 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-elbow).
  • Lifetime vs. New York: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 2 games.

    71—Marc Savard—C
  • Has 1-1=2 totals on the season with his first point as a Bruin an assist in his first game as a Bruin, Oct. 6 in Florida and scoring his first goal as a Bruin Oct. 12 in St. Louis.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Tied for the team’s pre-season points lead with 1-5=6 totals and 4 PIM in five pre-season games.
  • Lifetime vs. New York: 2-10=12 totals with 34 PIM in 21 games…Played his first NHL game vs. the Islanders on Oct. 3, 1997 while with NY Rangers.

    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. New York: Has not yet faced.
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