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BOSTON BRUINS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES

Friday, 11.24.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA
Game Time: 12:00 noon
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins host the Hurricanes today in the first 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 9-8-2 thus far this season and are 6-3-1 thus far on home ice. The Hurricanes are 12-9-3 thus far this season with a 6-6-2 record on the road. The Bruins are 4-4-0 thus far this season vs. Southeast Division teams and are 8-8-1 thus far this season against Eastern Conference opponents. The Hurricanes are 1-3-1 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 11-9-3 against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 83-57-16-2 lifetime vs. the Hurricanes franchise (includes Hartford) with a 550-473 scoring edge in those 158 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 47-25-7-1 lifetime vs. the Carolina franchise with a 281-213 scoring advantage in those 80 contests. The remaining games of this season’s series are Dec. 2 in Carolina, Feb. 3 in Carolina and Feb. 8 in Boston.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have won five of their last six 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, a 3-2 overtime victory vs. Washington on Nov. 18, a 3-2 loss to Florida on Nov. 20 and a 4-3 shootout win in Pittsburgh on Nov. 22. The Bruins are now 7-3-1 in their last 11 games.

Recent Hurricanes Games
The Hurricanes have lost their last two games with a 4-0 loss at NY Rangers on Nov. 21 and a 4-2 setback at NY Islanders on Nov. 22. That followed a three-game win streak with a 2-1 win vs. NY Rangers on Nov. 15, a 4-1 win in Washington on Nov. 17 and a 5-4 victory vs. Dallas on Nov. 18. They are 6-4-1 in their last 11 games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins will next face a two-game series in Toronto, playing at the Maple Leafs on Nov. 25 (7:00 p.m.) and Nov. 28 (7:30 p.m.). They will then return home to host Tampa Bay on Nov. 30 (7:00 p.m.). All games are broadcast on both NESN and WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Hurricanes Games
The Hurricanes next return home for a three-game home stand, hosting Ottawa on Nov. 28, Montreal on Nov. 30 and Boston on Dec. 2.

Bruins Injuries
Brian Finley: Groin strain; out indefinitely.
Jason York: Knee injury; out indefinitely.

Bruins November 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.
Nov. 20: Recalled Mark Stuart from Providence/AHL and returned him to Providence following the morning skate.
Nov. 21: Recalled Mark Stuart from Providence/AHL.
Nov. 22: Recalled Yan Stastny from Providence/AHL.
Nov. 23: Returned Yan Stastny to Providence/AHL.
Nov. 24: Recalled Philippe Sauve 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
  • Nov. 15, 2006 – Boston 3 at Washington 2
    Goalies: Bos-Thomas; Wsh-Kolzig
    Shooters: Bos-Sturm, Bergeron; Wsh-Semin, Ovechkin, Pettinger
  • Nov. 22, 2006 -- Boston 4 at Pittsburgh 3
    Goalies: Bos-Thomas; Pit-Fleury
    Shooters: Bos-Sturm, Bergeron; Pit-Ouellet, Malkin, Gonchar

    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 factored into the game-winning goals in all four games of Boston’s recent 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 with Bergeron assisting on that goal.
  • Tim Thomas was named the NHL’s Number Three Star for the week of Nov. 12-18 with a 3-0-0 record and 1.60 GAA in three games.
  • 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 1-2=3 totals in his last six games with an assist Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa, a goal Nov. 15 in Washington and an assist Nov. 20 vs. Florida.
  • Has missed five games to injury (5-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 6).
  • Lifetime vs. Carolina: 3-4=7 totals with 8 PIM in 10 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Has 5-5=10 totals in his last 11 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. Carolina: 1-9=10 totals with 10 PIM in 29 games.

    13—Stanislav Chistov—LW
  • Scored his first goal as a Bruin Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • 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. Carolina.
  • 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. Carolina: 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in 3 games.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Has 2-1=3 totals in his last seven games with a goal Nov. 9 vs. Toronto, an assist on the overtime score Nov. 16 vs. Toronto, and a goal Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh...Also scored the deciding goal in the shootout Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • 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: 2/3.
  • Has missed four games to injury (4-leg, Oct. 19-28).
  • Lifetime vs. Carolina: 3-4=7 totals with 6 PIM in 13 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. Carolina: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 3 games.

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last ten games, scoring his first goal/point of the season Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo and adding an assist Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa.
  • Played his 200th NHL game Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • 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. Carolina: 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in 4 games.

    20—Wayne Primeau—C
  • Is two assists shy of his 100th NHL assists milestone.
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last nine 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. Carolina: 0-4=4 totals with 58 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 two games (coach’s decision).
  • Changed his sweater number from 29 to 21 on November 2.
  • Lifetime vs. Carolina: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Is one point shy of his 200th NHL points milestone.
  • 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. Carolina: 2-1=3 totals with 4 PIM in 23 games.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Has 0-8=8 totals in his last nine 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, Nov. 16 vs. Toronto and Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • 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. Carolina: 4-4=8 totals with 10 PIM in 11 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Has missed the last nine 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 nine games to injury (9-knee, Nov. 4-22).
  • Lifetime vs. Carolina: 1-3=4 totals with 30 PIM in 28 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Has 1-7=8 totals in his last ten games with an assist Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo; a 1-1=2 effort including a shorthanded goal Nov. 6 in Atlanta; two assists each Nov. 9 vs. Toronto and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto; and an assist Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • 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. Carolina: 5-3=8 totals with 0 PIM in 4 games…Scored his first career hat trick vs. Carolina on Mar. 18, 2006.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Has 3-2=5 totals in two of his last three games with 5-3=8 totals in four of his last six games…Scored two goals, including his 300th NHL goal, Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa; an assist Nov. 15 in Washington; a 1-2=3 effort, including the overtime goal, Nov. 18 vs. Washington; and two goals Nov. 20 vs. Florida.
  • Has 7-5=12 totals in his last ten games with 10-8=18 totals in his last 16 contests.
  • Has six 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. Carolina: 13-11=24 totals with 57 PIM in 45 games.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Won the 4-3 shootout decision in Pittsburgh on Nov. 22, allowing two goals in 45 minutes in relief of an injured Brian Finley and stopping all three Pittsburgh shootout shooters.
  • Had his four-game win streak snapped with a 3-2 loss to Florida on Nov. 20…That followed 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.
  • Is 7-2-1 in his last ten decisions.
  • Has played in the last 13 straight games.
  • Had a four-game win streak from Nov. 11-18, which is the longest such streak of his career.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 1-2 (4 goals/10 shots).
  • Was the NHL’s Number Three Star for the week of Nov. 12-18 with a 3-0-0 record and 1.60 GAA in three games.
  • Has dressed as backup for three games.
  • Lifetime vs. Carolina: 1-1-1 with a 2.93 GAA in 3 games.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has a three-game point streak in progress with 2-1=3 totals in that span...Had a goal Nov. 18 vs. Washington, an assist Nov. 20 vs. Florida and a goal Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • Has 5-3=8 totals in his last 12 games.
  • 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. Carolina: 0-9=9 totals with 21 PIM in 27 games.

    35--Philippe Sauve--G
  • Recalled this morning from Providence/AHL where he was 1-1-0 with a 3.53 GAA in two games...Had been assigned to Providence on Nov. 14 after being acquired from Phoenix for Tyler Redenbach.
  • Played ten games from the start of the season with San Antonio/AHL with a 4-5-0 record and 3.80 GAA.
  • His last NHL game was a 6-4 loss in Colorado on Apr. 11, 2006 with Phoenix.
  • Lifetime vs. Carolina: Has not yet faced.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has a four-game point streak in progress with 1-4=5 totals in that span…Scored the overtime goal Nov. 16 vs. Toronto; an assist on the overtime goal Nov. 18 vs. Washington; an assist Nov. 20 vs. Florida; and two assists Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • Has 4-8=12 totals in nine of his last ten games…Also scored the deciding shootout goal in the 3-2 win in Washington on Nov. 15, but shootout goals do not count toward a streak.
  • Has four 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).
  • Factored into four straight game-winning goals from Nov. 11-18, scoring two game-winners (one in overtime), the deciding goal in a shootout win and an overtime assist.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 2/4 (deciding goal Nov. 15 in Washington).
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Carolina: 1-3=4 totals with 0 PIM in 8 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. Carolina: 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in 4 games.

    45—Mark Stuart—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Played his first Boston game of the season Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh…Began the season in Boston, but did not play in the first 12 games due to off-season knee surgery.
  • Recalled Nov. 21 from Providence/AHL where he had been assigned on Nov. 7…Had 1-3=4 totals in four AHL Bruins games.
  • Lifetime vs. Carolina: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 1 game.

    60—Brian Finley—G
  • Started Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh after dressing as backup for the previous five games...Allowed one goal in 20 minutes with no decision before leaving with an injury.
  • 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 five games.
  • Lifetime vs. Carolina: Has not yet faced.

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Did not dress Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-elbow, Oct. 6-11).
  • Has not dressed for five games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Carolina: 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in 2 games.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has scored single goals in two of his last five games, Nov. 15 in Washington and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto.
  • Has 5-1=6 totals in his last 13 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. Carolina: Has not yet faced.

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has a three-game point streak in progress with 0-5=5 totals in that span...Had two assists Nov. 18 vs. Washington, an assist Nov. 20 vs. Florida and two assists Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • Has 4-15=19 totals in ten of his last 11 games with 5-19=24 totals in his last 17 contests.
  • Has six 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. Carolina: 6-15=21 totals with 20 PIM in 21 games.
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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 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
    4 TOR 33 19 11 3 114 98 41
    5 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
    6 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
    7 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
    8 BUF 33 13 18 2 63 105 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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