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Monday, 11.20.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. FLORIDA PANTHERS
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins host the Panthers 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 8-7-2 thus far this season and are 6-3-1 thus far on home ice. The Panthers are 7-10-4 thus far this season with a 1-6-3 record on the road. The Bruins are 4-3-0 thus far this season vs. Southeast Division teams and are 7-7-1 thus far this season against Eastern Conference opponents. The Panthers are 3-0-2 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 7-8-4 against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 20-20-6-2 lifetime vs. the Panthers with Florida holding a 135-133 scoring edge in those 48 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 9-10-4-1 lifetime vs. Florida with a 63-62 scoring advantage in those 24 contests. The Panthers won the first game of this season’s series with an 8-3 victory in Florida on Oct. 6. The Panthers and Minnesota Wild are the only two NHL teams that the Bruins have a record against of under .500. The remaining games of this season’s series are Dec. 15 in Boston and Feb. 24 in Florida.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have won four straight games with a 4-3 win over Ottawa on Nov. 11, a 3-2 shootout victory in Washington on Nov. 15, a 2-1 overtime win vs. Toronto on Nov. 16 and a 3-2 overtime victory vs. Washington on Nov. 18. It is their longest win streak since a four-game stretch from Mar. 9-16, 2004. The last time they won five straight games was during a six-game win streak from Jan. 29-Feb. 10, 2004. The Bruins are now 6-2-1 in their last nine games.

Recent Panthers Games
The Panthers are 1-3-2 in their last six games with a 4-3 overtime loss to NY Rangers on Nov. 8, a 5-4 overtime loss in Buffalo on Nov. 10, a 4-2 setback in New Jersey on Nov. 11, a 4-1 loss to Washington on Nov. 13, a 5-1 victory over Montreal on Nov. 16 and a 4-1 loss to NY Islanders on Nov. 18. They are 2-5-3 in their last ten games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins will next 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 Panthers Games
The Panthers next return home to host Tampa Bay on Nov. 22 and Ottawa 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
  • 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 three of Boston’s current four-game win streak – Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa (regulation), Nov. 15 in Washington (shootout) and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto (overtime)…Glen Murray had the other game-winner with the overtime score Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • 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 his last four games with an assist Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa and a goal Nov. 15 in Washington.
  • Has missed five games to injury (5-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 6).
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 2-9=11 totals with 10 PIM in 11 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Has 5-5=10 totals in his last nine 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; two assists Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa; and a goal Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • 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. Florida: 4-4=8 totals with 6 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. Florida: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 3 games.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last five games with a goal Nov. 9 vs. Toronto and an assist on the overtime score Nov. 16 vs. Toronto.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Took an unsuccessful penalty shot on Washington’s Brent Johnson on Nov. 18…It was his third career penalty shot (no goals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 1/2.
  • Has missed four games to injury (4-leg, Oct. 19-28).
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 4-6=10 totals with 8 PIM in 14 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. Florida: 1-1=2 totals with 2 PIM in 3 games.

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last eight 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. Florida: 1-0=1 totals with 0 PIM in 3 games.

    20—Wayne Primeau—C
  • Is two assists shy of his 100th NHL assists milestone.
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last seven 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. Florida: 2-6=8 totals with 35 PIM in 28 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. Florida: 0-2=2 totals with 4 PIM in 4 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. Florida: 4-4=8 totals with 11 PIM in 24 games.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Has 0-7=7 totals in his last seven 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. Florida: 3-4=7 totals with 18 PIM in 14 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Has missed the last seven 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 seven games to injury (6-knee, Nov. 4-18).
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 3-6=9 totals with 32 PIM in 25 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Has 1-6=7 totals in his last eight 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 four multiple-point games.
  • Had a three-game point streak from Oct. 7-12 (1-3=4 totals).
  • Played his 100th NHL game Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 4-1=5 totals with 0 PIM in 5 games.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Has 4-2=6 totals in three of his last four games with two goals, including his 300th NHL goal, Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa; an assist Nov. 15 in Washington; and a 1-2=3 effort, including the overtime goal, Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • Has 5-5=10 totals in his last eight games with 8-8=16 totals in his last 14 contests.
  • Has five multiple-point games with his season-highs 1-2=3 efforts each Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay and Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • 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. Florida: 13-18=31 totals with 22 PIM in 36 games.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Has won his last four starts with a 4-3 win over Ottawa on Nov. 11, a 3-2 shootout victory in Washington on Nov. 15, a 2-1 overtime win Nov. 16 vs. Toronto and a 3-2 overtime victory vs. Washington on Nov. 18…Has a 1.94 GAA in those games.
  • Is 6-1-1 in his last eight decisions.
  • Has played in the last 11 straight games.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 1-2 (4 goals/10 shots).
  • Has dressed as backup for three games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 0-1-1 with a 5.36 GAA in 2 games.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has 4-2=6 totals in his last ten 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; single assists each Nov. 9 vs. Toronto and Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa; and a goal Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • 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. Florida: 2-8=10 totals with 96 PIM in 24 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has 3-1=4 totals on game-winning goals during the team’s current four-game win streak with a regulation winner Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa, the deciding shootout goal Nov. 15 in Washington, an overtime score Nov. 16 vs. Toronto and an assist on the overtime goal Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • Has 4-5=9 totals in six of his last seven 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; the game-winning goals each Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto (overtime); and an assist on the game-winning goal Nov. 18 vs. Washington (overtime)…Also scored the deciding shootout goal in the 3-2 win in Washington on Nov. 15.
  • Has 4-9=13 totals in ten of his last 12 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. Florida: 4-3=7 totals with 4 PIM in 9 games.

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • 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. Florida: 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in 4 games.

    60—Brian Finley—G
  • Has dressed as backup for the last four 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 four games.
  • Lifetime vs. Florida: 0-1-0 with a 7.00 GAA in 1 game.

    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. Florida: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has scored single goals in two of his last three games, Nov. 15 in Washington and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto.
  • Has 5-1=6 totals in his last 11 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. Florida: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has 4-12=16 totals in eight of his last nine games…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 each Nov. 15 in Washington and Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • Has 5-16=21 totals in his last 14 games.
  • Has five 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).
  • Had a seven-game point streak from Oct. 28-Nov. 15 (4-10=14 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. Florida: 6-17=23 totals with 10 PIM in 21 games.
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