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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Saturday, 11.04.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins host the Lightning tonight in the second of four games between these teams this season and the first of two games of this season’s series at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins are 3-5-2 thus far this season and are 2-2-1 thus far on home ice. The Lightning are 6-7-0 thus far this season with a 3-2-0 record on the road. The Bruins are 1-2-0 thus far this season vs. Southeast Division teams and are 2-5-1 thus far this season against Eastern Conference opponents. The Lightning are 0-2-0 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 6-6-0 against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 30-12-9-0 lifetime vs. the Lightning with a 170-133 scoring edge in those 51 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 17-2-6-0 lifetime vs. Tampa Bay with a 95-58 scoring advantage in those 25 contests. The Bruins defeated Tampa Bay by a 3-2 score on Oct. 7 in the first meeting between these teams this season.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have split their last two games with a 2-1 win over Ottawa on Oct. 29 and a 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo on Nov. 2. They are 2-2-1 thus far in their current six-game home stand.

Recent Lightning Games
The Lightning snapped their three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win in Philadelphia on Nov. 2. That followed a 6-4 loss in Carolina on Oct. 28, a 4-2 loss to San Jose on Oct. 29 and a 4-2 setback to Toronto on Nov. 1.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins conclude their current six-game home stand tonight. They will next 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 Lightning Games
The Lightning continue their current four-game road trip at NY Islanders on Nov. 6 and in Pittsburgh on Nov. 8 before returning home to host Atlanta on Nov. 11.

Bruins Injuries
Brad Stuart: Broken finger; day-to-day.
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: Bos-Thomas; StL-Legace
    Shooters: Bos-Bergeron, Boyes, Sturm, Savard; StL-Wideman, Weight, Tkachuk, Stempniak
  • Nov. 2, 2006 – Buffalo 5 at Boston 4
    Goalies: Bos-Thomas; Buf-Miller
    Shooters: Bos-Murray, Axelsson, Bergeron; Buf-Briere, Afinogenov, Kotalik

    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 three 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.
  • P. J. Axelsson has four points in his last two straight games with 2-2=4 totals in that span.

    The Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • Is on a day-to-day basis with a broken finger suffered Oct. 21 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Has assists in two of his last four games, recorded Oct. 12 in St. Louis and Oct. 14 at NY Islanders.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 2).
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-4=4 totals with 12 PIM in 11 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Has 2-2=4 totals in his last two straight games with 1-1=2 totals each Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa and Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Played his 600th NHL game Oct. 26 vs. Montreal.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 5-12=17 totals with 6 PIM in 33 games.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Returned to the lineup Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo 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. Tampa Bay: 3-2=5 totals with 6 PIM in 14 games.

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Scored his first goal/point of the season Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Scored his first goal as a Bruin Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has missed two games to injury (2-shoulder, Oct. 21-26).
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 5 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. Tampa Bay: 5-3=8 totals with 26 PIM in 24 games.

    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. Tampa Bay: 0-2=2 totals with 0 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. Tampa Bay: 2-9=11 totals with 21 PIM in 21 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. Tampa Bay: 0-3=3 totals with 2 PIM in 6 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. Tampa Bay: 1-10=11 totals with 18 PIM in 28 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in three of his last five games with a goal Oct. 19 vs. Calgary and single assists each Oct. 21 vs. Tampa Bay and Nov. 2 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. Tampa Bay: 1-7=8 totals with 0 PIM in 5 games.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Is three goals shy of the 300th NHL goal milestone.
  • Has 4-3=7 totals in five of his last seven 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; two assists Oct. 26 vs. Montreal; and a goal Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 14-10=24 totals with 28 PIM in 36 games.

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

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Has split his last two starts, earning his first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Ottawa on Oct. 28 and taking the 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo Nov. 2 in his last start.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0-2 (4 goals/7 shots).
  • Has dressed as backup for four games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-1-0 with a 6.67 GAA in 1 game.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Recorded his first point of the season and first as a Bruin with an assist Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in 2 games.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has scored goals in two of his last three 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. Tampa Bay: 2-9=11 totals with 57 PIM in 27 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has 0-5=5 totals in four of his last five games…Had single assists each Oct. 19 vs. Calgary and Oct. 21 vs. Tampa Bay; a two-assist effort Oct. 26 vs. Montreal; and an assist Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Had a three-game assist/point streak from Oct. 19-26 (0-4=4 totals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 1/2.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 5-4=9 totals with 2 PIM in 8 games.

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • Returned to the lineup Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo 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. Tampa Bay: 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in 5 games.

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Did not dress Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has not dressed for two games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    45—Mark Stuart—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Remains out indefinitely due to off-season knee surgery.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: Has not yet faced.

    49—Matt Lashoff—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has played the last four 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. Tampa Bay: Has not yet faced.

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Took the 6-2 loss to Tampa Bay 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 four games.
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA in 2 games.

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Did not dress Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-elbow, Oct. 6-11).
  • Has not dressed for three games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Tampa Bay: 2-0=2 totals with 4 PIM in 2 games.

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

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has 2-7=9 totals in six of his last seven games…Had a goal Oct. 12 in St. Louis; an assist Oct. 14 at NY Islanders; two assists Oct. 19 vs. Calgary; single assists each Oct. 21 vs. Tampa Bay and Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa; and a 1-2=3 effort Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has two multiple-point games with his season-high a 1-2=3 effort Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • 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. Tampa Bay: 6-14=20 totals with 6 PIM in 27 games.
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    STANDINGS

    ATLANTIC DIVISION
      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
    2 MTL 32 20 10 2 87 80 42
    3 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
    4 TOR 31 19 9 3 109 87 41
    5 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
    6 FLA 29 13 8 8 66 75 34
    7 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
    8 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28

    STATS

    2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    P. Bergeron 32 6 16 2 22
    C. Soderberg 32 6 15 6 21
    B. Marchand 29 8 11 8 19
    L. Eriksson 32 6 11 6 17
    D. Hamilton 32 5 12 0 17
    R. Smith 32 8 8 1 16
    M. Lucic 32 6 9 4 15
    T. Krug 28 5 6 3 11
    D. Krejci 12 3 7 3 10
    C. Kelly 30 2 8 3 10
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    N. Svedberg 4 4 0 .925 2.24
    T. Rask 12 9 3 .914 2.52
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