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BOSTON BRUINS vs. BUFFALO SABRES

Thursday, 11.02.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. BUFFALO SABRES
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins host the Sabres tonight in the second of eight games between these teams this season and the second of four games of this season’s series at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins are 3-5-1 thus far this season and are 2-2-0 thus far on home ice. The Sabres are 10-0-1 thus far this season with a 6-0-0 record on the road. The Bruins are 1-2-0 thus far this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 2-5-0 thus far this season against Eastern Conference opponents. The Sabres are 4-0-0 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 9-0-1 against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 102-92-29-1 lifetime vs. the Sabres with a 744-734 scoring edge in those 224 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 62-36-14-0 lifetime vs. Buffalo with a 414-331 scoring edge in those 112 contests. Wayne Primeau was drafted by Buffalo as their first pick, 17th overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and played five-plus seasons in the Sabres organization from 1995-2000.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins snapped their two-game losing stretch with a 2-1 win over Ottawa on Oct. 29. That followed a 6-2 loss to Buffalo on Oct. 21 and a 3-2 setback to Montreal on Oct. 26. They are 2-2-0 thus far in their current six-game home stand.

Recent Sabres Games
The Sabres had their ten-game win streak snapped with a 5-4 shootout loss to Atlanta on Oct. 28. The streak, which tied the NHL record for most wins to start a season, included victories over Carolina (twice), Montreal (twice), Ottawa, Detroit, NY Rangers, Philadelphia, Boston and NY Islanders.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins conclude their current six-game home stand hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 4 (Tickets available; 7:00 p.m.; NESN & WBZ Radio). They will travel to Atlanta to face the Thrashers on Nov. 6 (7:00 p.m.; VERSUS & WBZ Radio) and then return home to host Toronto on Nov. 9 (7:00 p.m.; NESN & WBZ Radio) and Ottawa on Nov. 11 (7:00 p.m.; NESN & WBZ Radio).

Upcoming Sabres Games
The Sabres next return home to host Toronto on Nov. 4 before traveling to NY Rangers on Nov. 5.

Bruins Injuries
Brad Stuart: Broken finger; out indefinitely.
Mark Stuart: Off-season knee surgery; out indefinitely.

Bruins Recent Transactions
Oct. 21: Nate Thompson recalled from Providence/AHL; returned to Providence/AHL after the game.
Oct. 25: Matt Lashoff recalled from Providence/AHL.
Oct. 26: Nate Thompson recalled from Providence/AHL; returned to Providence/AHL after the game.

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
  • The Bruins’ next victory will be the 100th of coach Dave Lewis’ NHL coaching career.
  • Wayne Primeau is three assists shy of his 100th NHL assist milestone.
  • Shean Donovan is two points shy of his 200th NHL point milestone.
  • Glen Murray is four goals shy of his 300th NHL goal milestone.
  • The Bruins have four rookies on their active roster – Phil Kessel, Matt Lashoff, 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.
  • Zdeno Chara has scored goals in each of his last two games, including the game-winning score Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa.
  • Mark Savard and Nathan Dempsey have changed their uniform numbers…Savard will now wear #91 and Dempsey will sport #21.

    The Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • Is out indefinitely with a broken finger suffered Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has assists in two of his last four games, recorded Oct. 12 in St. Louis and Oct. 14 at NY Islanders.
  • Has missed two games to injury (2-finger, Oct. 26-28).
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 1-2=3 totals with 6 PIM in 11 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Factored into both goals in Boston’s 2-1 win over Ottawa on Oct. 28, scoring the first goal and assisting on the game-winning effort.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Played his 600th NHL game Oct. 26 vs. Montreal.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 8-8=16 totals with 24 PIM in 37 games.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Is expected to return to the lineup tonight after missing four games to injury.
  • 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.
  • Has missed four games to injury (4-leg, Oct. 19-28).
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 5-3=8 totals with 4 PIM in 14 games.

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Returned to the lineup Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa after missing two games to injury.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Has missed two games to injury (2-shoulder, Oct. 21-26).
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 0-1=1 totals with 0 PIM in 3 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.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 1-3=4 totals with 34 PIM in 14 games…Drafted by Buffalo as their first pick, 17th overall, in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft and played five-plus seasons in the Sabres organization from 1995-2000.

    21—Nathan Dempsey—D
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Has not dressed for one game (coach’s decision).
  • Changed his sweater number from 29 to 21 on November 2.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in 4 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.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 2-4=6 totals with 10 PIM in 17 games.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Recorded his first point of the season and first as a Bruin with an assist on the game-winning goal Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist on the game-winning goal Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 0-1=1 totals with 0 PIM in 9 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Recorded his first point of the season and first as a Bruin with an assist Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 1-5=6 totals with 26 PIM in 28 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in two of his last four games with a goal Oct. 19 vs. Calgary and an assist Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Had a three-game point streak from Oct. 7-12 (1-3=4 totals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 2-6=8 totals with 4 PIM in 9 games.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Is four goals shy of the 300th NHL goal milestone.
  • Has 3-3=6 totals in four of his last six games…Had an assist Oct. 12 in St. Louis; a goal Oct. 14 at NY Islanders; two goals, including the game-winning score, Oct. 19 vs. Calgary; and two assists Oct. 26 vs. Montreal.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 17-11=28 totals with 47 PIM in 54 games.

    28—Wade Brookbank—F/D
  • Scored his first goal as a Bruin Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 11 in Atlanta.
  • Has not dressed for four games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 1-0=1 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Earned his first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Ottawa on Oct. 28 in his last start.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0-1 (2 goals/4 shots).
  • Has dressed as backup for four games.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 2-2-0 with a 3.76 GAA in 5 games.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has scored goals in each of his last two games with his first goal as a Bruin Oct. 26 vs. Montreal and the game-winning score Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa.
  • Factored in five of Boston’s first seven goals.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • Had a three-game assist streak from Oct. 6-11 (0-5=5 totals).
  • 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…Scored his first goal as a Bruin Oct. 26 vs. Montreal.
  • Was named the 18th Captain in team history on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 2-10=12 totals with 26 PIM in 33 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Had his three-game assist streak stopped Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa with 0-4=4 totals in that span…Had single assists each Oct. 19 vs. Calgary and Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo and a two-assist effort Oct. 26 vs. Montreal.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Had a three-game assist/point streak from Oct. 19-26 (0-4=4 totals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 4-4=8 totals with 10 PIM in 13 games.

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • Is expected to return to the lineup tonight after missing three games to injury.
  • Recorded his first point of the season with an assist Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-shoulder, Oct. 21-28).
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 1-1=2 totals with 8 PIM in 6 games.

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has not dressed for one game (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 0-1=1 totals with 6 PIM in 3 games.

    45—Mark Stuart—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Remains out indefinitely due to off-season knee surgery.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 2 games.

    49—Matt Lashoff—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has played the last two games, including his first NHL game Oct. 26 vs. Montreal, since his Oct. 25 recall from Providence/AHL.
  • Had 1-1=2 totals with 8 PIM in five AHL Bruins games.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: Has not yet faced.

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Took the 6-2 loss to Buffalo on Oct. 21 in his last start, allowing 4 goals in 23 minutes before being relieved by Tim Thomas.
  • Had won his previous start with a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Oct. 19.
  • Has dressed as backup for three games.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 0-2-0 with a 5.85 GAA in 2 games.

    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.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-elbow).
  • Has not dressed for two games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 1-0=1 totals with 0 PIM in 4 games.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has scored goals in two of his last three games, scoring his first NHL goal Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo and adding a tally Oct. 26 vs. Montreal.
  • Played his first NHL game Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay…Scored his first NHL goal Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 1-0=1 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game…Scored his first NHL goal vs. Buffalo on Oct. 21 in the first meeting between these teams this season.

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has 1-5=6 totals in five of his last six games…Had a goal Oct. 12 in St. Louis, an assist Oct. 14 at NY Islanders, two assists Oct. 19 vs. Calgary and single assists each Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo and Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Had a four-game point streak from Oct. 12-21 (1-4=5 totals).
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida with his first point as a Bruin an assist in that game…Scored his first goal as a Bruin Oct. 12 in St. Louis.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Changed his sweater number from 71 to 91 on November 2.
  • Lifetime vs. Buffalo: 3-10=13 totals with 22 PIM in 18 games.
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    STANDINGS

    ATLANTIC DIVISION
      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 MTL 6 5 1 0 20 20 10
    2 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
    3 DET 5 3 1 1 11 8 7
    4 TBL 6 3 2 1 19 13 7
    5 BOS 7 3 4 0 15 17 6
    6 TOR 6 2 3 1 15 19 5
    7 FLA 5 1 2 2 5 11 4
    8 BUF 6 1 5 0 8 22 2

    STATS

    2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    C. Soderberg 7 2 3 0 5
    C. Kelly 7 1 4 4 5
    L. Eriksson 7 2 2 3 4
    P. Bergeron 7 1 3 1 4
    D. Krejci 4 1 3 1 4
    R. Smith 7 2 1 0 3
    Z. Chara 7 2 0 -1 2
    D. Hamilton 7 1 1 -1 2
    T. Krug 7 1 1 3 2
    B. Marchand 7 0 2 0 2
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    N. Svedberg 1 1 0 .969 0.91
    T. Rask 2 3 0 .870 2.90
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