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BOSTON BRUINS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Saturday, 11.18.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins host the Capitals 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 7-7-2 thus far this season and are 5-3-1 thus far on home ice. The Capitals are 8-6-5 thus far this season with a 4-3-3 record on the road. The Bruins are 3-3-0 thus far this season vs. Southeast Division teams and are 6-7-1 thus far this season against Eastern Conference opponents. The Capitals are 1-0-1 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 6-5-3 against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 62-31-21-2 lifetime vs. the Capitals with a 414-317 scoring edge in those 116 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 33-15-9-1 lifetime vs. Washington with a 213-155 scoring advantage in those 58 contests. The Bruins won the first game of this season’s series with a 3-2 shootout victory in Washington on Nov. 15. The Bruins have taken points out of their last seven games vs. Washington at 5-0-1-1 with their last regulation loss to the Capitals a 6-5 setback in Washington on Dec. 11, 2003. They have taken points out of their last eight games vs. Washington in Boston at 5-0-2-1 with their last home regulation loss to Washington a 2-0 loss on Dec. 2, 2000. The remaining games of this season’s series are Feb. 6 in Washington and Mar. 15 in Boston.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have won three straight games with a 4-3 win over Ottawa on Nov. 11, a 3-2 shootout victory in Washington on Nov. 15 and a 2-1 overtime win vs. Toronto on Nov. 16. It is their longest win streak since a three-game win stretch from Jan. 23-24-26, 2006. They last won four straight games from Mar. 9-11-13-16, 2004.

Recent Capitals Games
The Capitals have taken points out of three of their last four games at 2-1-1 with a 3-1 win vs. NY Rangers on Nov. 11, a 4-1 victory in Florida on Nov. 13, a 3-2 shootout loss to Boston on Nov. 15 and a 4-1 loss to Carolina on Nov. 17. They are 6-4-2 in their last 12 games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins will conclude their current three-game home stand hosting Florida on Nov. 20 (7:00 p.m.; NESN & WBZ Radio). They will then travel to Pittsburgh to face the Penguins on Nov. 22 (7:30 p.m.; NESN & WBZ Radio) before returning to Boston to host Carolina on Nov. 24 (12:00 noon; NESN & WBZ Radio).

Upcoming Capitals Games
The Capitals next return home to host Atlanta on Nov. 22 and Toronto on Nov. 24.

Bruins Injuries
Jason York: Knee injury; out indefinitely.

Bruins Recent Transactions
Nov. 7: Hannu Toivonen and Mark Stuart assigned to Providence/AHL; Brian Finley recalled from Providence/AHL.
Nov. 11: Petr Tenkrat recalled from Providence/AHL; Jeff Hoggan and Wade Brookbank assigned to Providence/AHL.
Nov. 12: Brian Finley returned to Providence/AHL; Mike Brown recalled from Long Beach/ECHL.
Nov. 13: Brian Finley recalled from Providence/AHL; Matt Lashoff returned to Providence/AHL; Yan Stastny and Mike Brown assigned to Providence/AHL.
Nov. 13: Acquired Stanislav Chistov from Anaheim Ducks for the conditional draft pick received from Phoenix in the June 26, 2006 Paul Mara-Nick Boynton trade (Phoenix’s third round pick in either the 2007 or 2008 NHL Entry Draft).
Nov. 14: Acquired Philippe Sauve from Phoenix Coyotes for Tyler Redenbach; Assigned Sauve to Providence/AHL.
Nov. 16: Recalled Yan Stastny from Providence/AHL and returned him to Providence following 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
  • Nov. 15, 2006 – Boston 3 at Washington 2
    Shooters: Bos-Sturm, Bergeron; Wsh-Semin, Ovechkin, Pettinger

    Bruins Fun Facts
  • Brad Boyes is playing his 100th NHL game tonight.
  • Wayne Primeau is two assists shy of his 100th NHL assist milestone.
  • Shean Donovan is one point shy of his 200th NHL point milestone.
  • Patrice Bergeron has scored the game-winning goals in each game of Boston’s current three-game win streak – Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa (regulation), Nov. 15 in Washington (shootout) and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto (overtime).
  • Marc Savard had his seven-game point streak stopped Nov. 16 vs. Toronto with 4-10=14 totals in that span, including a 2-3=5 night Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • The Bruins have two players on the NHL All-Star ballot for the game to be played Jan. 24 in Dallas – Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron.

    The Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in two of his last three games with an assist Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa and a goal Nov. 15 in Washington.
  • Has 1-3=4 totals in his last eight games.
  • Has missed five games to injury (5-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 6).
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 3-4=7 totals with 6 PIM in 13 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Has 4-5=9 totals in his last eight games…Recorded 1-1=2 totals each Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa, Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo and Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay; a goal Nov. 9 vs. Toronto; and two assists Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa.
  • Has four multiple-point games.
  • Had a three-game point streak from Oct. 28-Nov. 4 (3-3=6 totals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Played his 600th NHL game Oct. 26 vs. Montreal.
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 4-3=7 totals with 8 PIM in 31 games.

    13—Stanislav Chistov—LW
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Nov. 15 in Washington and recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist in that game.
  • Acquired Nov. 13 from Anaheim where he was scoreless in one game this season…Played his first NHL game of the season Nov. 6 vs. Pittsburgh.
  • Had a three-game conditioning assignment in Portland/AHL from Oct. 31-Nov. 5 (1-0=1 totals).
  • Was Anaheim’s first pick, fifth overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft…Returns to the NHL this season after playing the 2005-06 season in Russia…Has played two NHL seasons with Anaheim.
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 0-2=2 totals with 6 PIM in 3 games.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last four games with a goal Nov. 9 vs. Toronto and an assist on the overtime score Nov. 16 vs. Toronto.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 1/2.
  • Has missed four games to injury (4-leg, Oct. 19-28).
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 4-6=10 totals with 24 PIM in 17 games.

    17—Petr Tenkrat—RW
  • Scored his first goal as a Bruin in his first game as a Bruin Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa…It was his first NHL game since Apr. 14, 2002 with Nashville.
  • Recalled Nov. 11 from Providence/AHL where he had been assigned on Oct. 9…Had 2-7=9 totals with 6 PIM in seven AHL Bruins games.
  • Has not dressed for two games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 0-1=1 totals with 0 PIM in 5 games.

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last seven games, scoring his first goal/point of the season Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo and adding an assist Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa.
  • 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. Washington: 0-1=1 totals with 0 PIM in 5 games.

    20—Wayne Primeau—C
  • Is two assists shy of his 100th NHL assists milestone.
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last six games with an assist Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay and a goal Nov. 9 vs. Toronto.
  • Scored goals in each of his first two games, Oct. 6 in Florida and Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay.
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 5-7=12 totals with 36 PIM in 30 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 two games (coach’s decision).
  • Changed his sweater number from 29 to 21 on November 2.
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 0-4=4 totals with 0 PIM in 7 games.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Is one point shy of his 200th NHL points milestone.
  • His last point was 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. Washington: 2-3=5 totals with 17 PIM in 23 games.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Has 0-7=7 totals in five of his last six games…Had two-assist efforts each Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay, including one on the overtime goal, and Nov. 6 in Atlanta; and single assists each Nov. 9 vs. Toronto, Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • Had a four-game assist streak from Nov. 4-11 (0-6=6 totals).
  • 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. Washington: 2-3=5 totals with 14 PIM in 14 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Has missed the last six 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 six games to injury (6-knee, Nov. 4-16).
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 1-2=3 totals with 20 PIM in 25 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Is playing his 100th NHL game tonight.
  • Has 1-6=7 totals in his last seven games with an assist Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo; a 1-1=2 effort including a shorthanded goal Nov. 6 in Atlanta; and two assists each Nov. 9 vs. Toronto and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto.
  • Has 2-7=9 totals in his last 11 games.
  • Has four 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. Washington: 2-1=3 totals with 2 PIM in 5 games.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Has 2-1=3 totals in two of his last three games with two goals Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa, including his 300th NHL goal, and an assist Nov. 15 in Washington.
  • Has 4-3=7 totals in his last seven games with 7-6=13 totals in his last 13 contests.
  • Has four multiple-point games with his season-high a 1-2=3 effort Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Played his 900th NHL game Nov. 9 vs. Toronto…Scored his 300th NHL goal with the second of two goals Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 12-15=27 totals with 22 PIM in 35 games.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Has won his last three starts with a 4-3 win over Ottawa on Nov. 11, a 3-2 shootout victory in Washington on Nov. 15 and a 2-1 overtime win Nov. 16 vs. Toronto.
  • Is 5-1-1 in his last seven decisions.
  • Has played in the last ten straight games.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 1-2 (4 goals/10 shots).
  • Has dressed as backup for three games.
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 4-0-1 with a 1.95 GAA in 5 games.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has 3-2=5 totals in his last nine games…Scored his first goal as a Bruin Oct. 26 vs. Montreal; the game-winning goal Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa; the game-tying goal at 19:13 of the third period Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay; and single assists each Nov. 9 vs. Toronto and Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa.
  • 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. Washington: 1-8=9 totals with 43 PIM in 30 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has scored the deciding goal in each of the three games of the Bruins’ current win streak with a regulation winner Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa, the deciding shootout goal Nov. 15 in Washington and an overtime score Nov. 16 vs. Toronto.
  • Has 4-4=8 totals in five of his last six games…Had single assists each Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo and Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay; a two-goal effort Nov. 6 in Atlanta; two assists Nov. 9 vs. Toronto; and the game-winning goals each Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto (overtime)…Also scored the deciding shootout goal in the 3-2 win in Washington on Nov. 15.
  • Has 4-8=12 totals in nine of his last 11 games.
  • Has three multiple-point games.
  • Had a three-game assist/point streak from Oct. 19-26 (0-4=4 totals).
  • Had a five-game point streak from Nov. 2-11 (3-4=7 totals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 2/3 (deciding goal Nov. 15 in Washington).
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 1-7=8 totals with 0 PIM in 9 games.

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

    60—Brian Finley—G
  • Has dressed as backup for the last three games.
  • Recalled from Providence/AHL on Nov. 13 where he had been re-assigned on Nov. 12…Was 6-3-0 with a 3.06 GAA in nine AHL Bruins games…This is his second recall to Boston (Nov. 7-12).
  • Took the 6-4 loss to Toronto on Nov. 9, allowing two goals (one empty net) in 39 minutes in relief of Tim Thomas…It was his first game as a Bruin.
  • Has dressed as backup for three games.
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: Has not yet faced.

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-elbow, Oct. 6-11).
  • Has not dressed for four games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in 5 games.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has scored single goals in each of his last two games, Nov. 15 in Washington and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto.
  • Has 5-1=6 totals in his last ten games.
  • 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. Washington: 1-0=1 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Had his seven-game point streak stopped Nov. 16 vs. Toronto with 4-10=14 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; an assist Nov. 6 in Atlanta; a goal Nov. 9 vs. Toronto; an assist Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa; and two assists Nov. 15 in Washington.
  • Has 5-14=19 totals in his last 13 games.
  • Has four 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.
  • Was the NHL’s Number One Star for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4 with 3-5=8 totals in two games.
  • Changed his sweater number from 71 to 91 on November 2.
  • Lifetime vs. Washington: 6-25=31 totals with 20 PIM in 24 games.
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    ATLANTIC DIVISION
      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
    2 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
    3 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
    4 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
    5 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
    6 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
    7 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
    8 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28

    STATS

    2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    P. Bergeron 33 6 16 2 22
    C. Soderberg 33 6 16 6 22
    B. Marchand 30 8 11 8 19
    L. Eriksson 33 6 11 6 17
    D. Hamilton 33 5 12 0 17
    R. Smith 33 8 8 1 16
    M. Lucic 33 6 9 3 15
    T. Krug 29 6 6 4 12
    C. Kelly 31 2 9 3 11
    D. Krejci 13 3 7 2 10
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    N. Svedberg 4 4 0 .925 2.24
    T. Rask 12 10 3 .914 2.50
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