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BOSTON BRUINS vs. ATLANTA THRASHERS

Monday, 11.06.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. ATLANTA THRASHERS
Philips Arena; Atlanta GA
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
VERSUS and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins visit the Thrashers tonight in the second of four games between these teams this season and the second and final game of this season’s series at Philips Arena. The Bruins are 4-5-2 thus far this season and are 1-3-1 thus far on the road. The Thrashers are 10-3-3 thus far this season with a 4-2-1 record on home ice. The Bruins are 2-2-0 thus far this season vs. Southeast Division teams and are 3-5-1 thus far this season against Eastern Conference opponents. The Thrashers are 2-1-0 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 10-3-3 against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 13-7-2-3 lifetime vs. the Thrashers with Atlanta holding an 83-80 scoring edge in those 25 games. On the road, the Bruins are 7-5-0-1 lifetime vs. Atlanta with the Thrashers having a 38-37 scoring advantage in those 13 contests. The Thrashers won the first game of this season’s series by a 4-1 score on Oct. 11 in Atlanta.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins are 2-0-1 in their last three games with a 2-1 win over Ottawa on Oct. 29, a 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo on Nov. 2 and a 6-5 overtime win over Tampa Bay on Nov. 4. They finished their six-game home stand at 3-2-1.

Recent Thrashers Games
After opening the season with an 8-1-3 record, the Thrashers are 2-2-0 in their last four games with a 4-2 loss in Toronto on Oct. 30, a 5-2 loss to Carolina on Nov. 1, a 4-3 win in Washington on Nov. 3 and a 4-1 win at NY Islanders on Nov. 4.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins next 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). Tickets are available for both games through www.bostonbruins.com or 617-624-BEAR.

Upcoming Thrashers Games
The Thrashers continue their current three-game home stand hosting Ottawa on Nov. 8 and NY Rangers on Nov. 10.

Bruins Injuries
Brad Stuart: Broken finger.
Mark Stuart: Off-season knee surgery.
Jason York: Knee injury.

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
  • Today is Brad Stuart’s 27th birthday.
  • Wayne Primeau is two assists shy of his 100th NHL assist milestone.
  • Shean Donovan is one point shy of his 200th NHL point milestone.
  • Glen Murray is two 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.
  • Marc Savard has a three-game point streak in progress with 3-6=9 totals in that span, including a 2-3=5 night Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • P. J. Axelsson has a three-game point streak in progress with 3-3=6 totals in that span.

    The Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • Is celebrating his 27th birthday today.
  • Has missed the last four games 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 four games to injury (4-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 4).
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 1-4=5 totals with 6 PIM in 12 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Has a three-game point streak in progress with 3-3=6 totals in that span…Has recorded 1-1=2 totals in each game, Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa, Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo and Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Has three multiple-point games.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Played his 600th NHL game Oct. 26 vs. Montreal.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 5-3=8 totals with 18 PIM in 20 games.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Has played the last two games 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. Atlanta: 6-4=10 totals with 4 PIM in 11 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. Atlanta: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 4 games.

    20—Wayne Primeau—C
  • Is two assists shy of his 100th NHL assists milestone.
  • Had an assist Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Scored goals in his first two games, Oct. 6 in Florida and Oct. 7 in Atlanta.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 3-11=14 totals with 13 PIM in 19 games.

    21—Nathan Dempsey—D
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Has not dressed for one game (coach’s decision).
  • Changed his sweater number from 29 to 21 on November 2.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 0-3=3 totals with 2 PIM in 5 games.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Is one point shy of his 200th NHL points milestone.
  • Had an assist Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Played his 700th NHL game Oct. 7 in Atlanta.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Oct. 7 in Atlanta.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 2-2=4 totals with 6 PIM in 8 games…Played two-plus seasons in Atlanta from 1999-2002.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Had two assists Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay, including one on the overtime goal.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • 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. Atlanta: 2-2=4 totals with 12 PIM in 12 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Missed the Nov. 4 game vs. Tampa Bay with a knee injury.
  • 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. Atlanta: 1-1=2 totals with 18 PIM in 13 games.

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

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Is two goals shy of the 300th NHL goal milestone.
  • Has 2-2=4 totals in his last two straight games, scoring a goal Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo and a 1-2=3 effort Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay including the overtime goal.
  • Has 5-5=10 totals in six of his last eight games.
  • Has three multiple-point games with his season-high a 1-2=3 effort Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 9-7=16 totals with 16 PIM in 18 games.

    28—Wade Brookbank—F/D
  • Did not dress Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 11 in Atlanta…Scored his first goal as a Bruin Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has not dressed for five games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 0-0=0 totals with 2 PIM in 3 games.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Is 2-0-1 in his last three decisions, earning his first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Ottawa on Oct. 28, taking the 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo Nov. 2 in his last start and earning the 6-5 overtime win Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay while playing 20 minutes in relief of Hannu Toivonen.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0-2 (4 goals/7 shots).
  • Has dressed as backup for three games.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 1-1-1 with a 3.26 GAA in 3 games.

    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. Atlanta: 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in 2 games.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has scored goals in three of his last four games with his first goal as a Bruin Oct. 26 vs. Montreal, the game-winning score Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa and the game-tying goal at 19:13 of the third period Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • Had a three-game assist streak from Oct. 6-11 (0-5=5 totals).
  • Factored in five of Boston’s first seven goals.
  • 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. Atlanta: 1-6=7 totals with 48 PIM in 23 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has 0-6=6 totals in five of his last six games…Had single assists each Oct. 19 vs. Calgary and Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo; a two-assist effort Oct. 26 vs. Montreal; and single assists each Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo and Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • 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. Atlanta: 2-6=8 totals with 4 PIM in 8 games.

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • Has played the last two games 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. Atlanta: 0-2=2 totals with 4 PIM in 5 games.

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has not dressed for two games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 2 games.

    45—Mark Stuart—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has not played this season due to off-season knee surgery.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    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. Atlanta: Has not yet faced.

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Did not earn a decision in his last start, allowing five goals in 40 minutes before being relieved by Tim Thomas in a 6-5 overtime win vs. Tampa Bay on Nov. 4.
  • His last win was a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Oct. 19.
  • Has dressed as backup for four games.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 0-1-0 with a 4.00 GAA in 1 game.

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-elbow, Oct. 6-11).
  • Has not dressed for three games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 0-1=1 totals with 0 PIM in 3 games.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has scored goals in three of his last five games, scoring his first NHL goal Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo and adding tallies Oct. 26 vs. Montreal and Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Played his first NHL game Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Oct. 7 in Atlanta…Scored his first NHL goal Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Lifetime vs. Atlanta: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has a three-game point streak in progress with 3-6=9 totals in that span…Had an assist Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa, a 1-2=3 effort Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo and matched his career-high for points in a game with a 2-3=5 effort Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Has 4-10=14 totals in seven of his last eight games.
  • Has three multiple-point games with his season-high a 2-3=5 effort Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay which matched his previous career-high for points in a 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. Atlanta: 1-0=1 totals with 0 PIM in 5 games…Played two-plus seasons with the Thrashers from 2002-2006.
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    ATLANTIC DIVISION
      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
    2 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
    3 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
    4 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
    5 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
    6 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
    7 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
    8 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29

    STATS

    2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    P. Bergeron 34 6 17 3 23
    C. Soderberg 34 6 17 7 23
    D. Hamilton 34 7 13 1 20
    B. Marchand 31 8 11 8 19
    L. Eriksson 34 7 12 7 19
    R. Smith 34 8 9 2 17
    M. Lucic 34 6 10 3 16
    T. Krug 30 6 6 4 12
    C. Kelly 32 3 9 4 12
    D. Krejci 14 3 7 1 10
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    N. Svedberg 4 4 0 .925 2.24
    T. Rask 13 10 3 .913 2.52
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