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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

Thursday, 11.09.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins host the Maple Leafs tonight in the first of eight games between these teams this season and the first of four games of this season’s series at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins are 4-6-2 thus far this season and are 3-2-1 thus far on home ice. The Maple Leafs are 9-5-3 thus far this season with a 5-2-1 record on the road. The Bruins are 1-2-1 thus far this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 3-6-1 thus far this season against Eastern Conference opponents. The Maple Leafs are 3-3-1 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 7-4-3 against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 257-247-98-3 lifetime vs. the Maple Leafs with Toronto holding a 1812-1760 scoring edge in those 605 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 164-90-47-1 lifetime vs. Toronto with a 977-794 scoring advantage in those 302 contests. Tonight’s game is the first of four vs. the Maple Leafs over the next 20 days and first of five vs. Toronto in the next 29 days. The remaining games of this season’s series are Nov. 16 in Boston, Nov. 25 and 28 in Toronto, Dec. 7 in Boston, Jan. 1 in Toronto, Jan. 4 in Boston and Feb. 20 in Toronto.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins are 2-1-1 in their last four games with a 2-1 win over Ottawa on Oct. 29, a 5-4 shootout loss to Buffalo on Nov. 2, a 6-5 overtime win over Tampa Bay on Nov. 4 and a 5-3 setback in Atlanta on Nov. 6. They are 3-3-1 in their last seven games overall.

Recent Maple Leafs Games
The Maple Leafs are 5-1-0 in their last six games with wins over Montreal (5-4 Oct. 28), Atlanta (4-2 Oct. 30), Tampa Bay (4-2 Nov. 1), Buffalo (4-1 Nov. 4 and Philadelphia (4-1 Nov. 6) and their lone loss in that span a 4-2 setback in Florida on Nov. 2.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins will next host Ottawa on Nov. 11. They will then travel to Washington to face the Capitals on Nov. 15 before returning home to host Toronto on Nov. 16, Washington on Nov. 18 and Florida on Nov. 20. All games are at 7:00 p.m. and all are broadcast on both NESN and WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Maple Leafs Games
The Maple Leafs next return home to host Montreal on Nov. 11 before returning to Boston on Nov. 16.

Bruins Injuries
Jason York: Knee injury; out indefinitely.

Bruins Recent Transactions
Oct. 25: Matt Lashoff recalled from Providence/AHL.
Oct. 26: Nate Thompson recalled from Providence/AHL; returned to Providence/AHL after the game.
Nov. 7: Hannu Toivonen and Mark Stuart assigned to Providence/AHL; Brian Finley recalled from Providence/AHL.

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
  • Glen Murray is playing his 900th NHL game tonight.
  • Of the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week for Oct. 29-Nov. 4, two are playing in tonight’s game…Marc Savard was the week’s number one star, while Toronto’s Andrew Raycroft earned number two star honors last week.
  • 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 four-game point streak in progress with 3-7=10 totals in that span, including a 2-3=5 night Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Patrice Bergeron has a three-game point streak in progress with 2-2=4 totals in that span.
  • P. J. Axelsson has his three-game point streak stopped Nov. 6 in Atlanta with 3-3=6 totals in that span.

    The Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • Has missed the last five 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 five games to injury (5-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 6).
  • Lifetime vs. Toronto: 1-2=3 totals with 8 PIM in 9 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Had his three-game point streak stopped Nov. 6 in Atlanta with 3-3=6 totals in that span…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. Toronto: 2-12=14 totals with 6 PIM in 36 games.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Has played the last three 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. Toronto: 3-4=7 totals with 14 PIM in 13 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. Toronto: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 2 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 Tampa Bay.
  • Lifetime vs. Toronto: 2-4=6 totals with 26 PIM in 24 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. Toronto: 1-0=1 totals with 2 PIM in 2 games…Was drafted by Toronto as their 12th pick, 245th overall, in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft and played his first eight pro seasons in the Maple Leafs organization from 1994-2002.

    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 Tampa Bay.
  • 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. Toronto: 4-1=5 totals with 13 PIM in 29 games…Played his first NHL game vs. Toronto on Feb. 6, 1995 while with San Jose.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Has 0-4=4 totals in his last two straight games with two-assist efforts each Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay, including one on the overtime goal, and Nov. 6 in Atlanta.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • 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. Toronto: 3-4=7 totals with 8 PIM in 9 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Has missed the last two games 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.
  • Has missed two games to injury (2-knee, Nov. 4-6).
  • Lifetime vs. Toronto: 0-8=8 totals with 24 PIM in 29 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in two of his last three games with an assist Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo and a 1-1=2 effort including a shorthanded goal Nov. 6 in Atlanta.
  • Has 2-3=5 totals in four of his last seven games.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • Had a three-game point streak from Oct. 7-12 (1-3=4 totals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Lifetime vs. Toronto: 1-3=4 totals with 4 PIM in 8 games…Was drafted by Toronto as their first pick, 24th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and played his first pro season in the Maple Leafs organization.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Is playing his 900th NHL game tonight.
  • Is two goals shy of the 300th NHL goal milestone.
  • Has 2-2=4 totals in two of his last three 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 nine 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. Toronto: 11-9=20 totals with 20 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. Buffalo.
  • Has not dressed for five games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Toronto: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Is 2-1-1 in his last four 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, earning the 6-5 overtime win Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay while playing 20 minutes in relief of Hannu Toivonen, and a 5-3 loss in Atlanta on Nov. 6.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0-2 (4 goals/7 shots).
  • Has dressed as backup for three games.
  • Lifetime vs. Toronto: 1-0-1 with a 2.77 GAA in 2 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. Toronto: Has not yet faced.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has scored goals in three of his last five 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. Toronto: 3-3=6 totals with 35 PIM in 34 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has a three-game point streak in progress with 2-2=4 totals in that span…Had single assists each Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo and Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay and a two-goal effort Nov. 6 in Atlanta.
  • Has 2-6=8 totals in six of his last seven games.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • 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. Toronto: 2-6=8 totals with 2 PIM in 11 games.

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • Has played the last three 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. Toronto: 0-1=1 totals with 7 PIM in 8 games.

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has not dressed for three games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Toronto: 0-1=1 totals with 0 PIM in 2 games.

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

    60—Brian Finley—G
  • Recalled Nov. 7 from Providence/AHL where he was 5-3-0 with a 3.08 GAA in eight AHL Bruins games.
  • His last NHL appearance was his first NHL start, a 7-3 loss in Florida on Dec. 13, 2005 while with Nashville.
  • Lifetime vs. Toronto: Has not yet faced.

    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. Toronto: 0-0=0 totals with 6 PIM in 5 games.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has scored goals in three of his last six 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 Tampa Bay…Scored his first NHL goal Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Lifetime vs. Toronto: Has not yet faced.

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has a four-game point streak in progress with 3-7=10 totals in that span…Had an assist Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa; a 1-2=3 effort Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo; matched his career-high for points in a game with a 2-3=5 effort Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay; and an assist Nov. 6 in Atlanta.
  • Has 4-11=15 totals in eight of his last nine 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. Toronto: 4-9=13 totals with 38 PIM in 20 games.
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