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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Thursday, 11.30.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
Boston Bruins
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins host the Lightning tonight in the third of four games between these teams this season and the second of two games of this season’s series at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins are 11-9-2 thus far this season and are 6-5-1 thus far on home ice. The Lightning are 13-11-1 thus far this season with a 6-4-1 record on the road. The Bruins are 4-5-0 thus far this season vs. Southeast Division teams and are 10-9-1 thus far this season against Eastern Conference opponents. The Lightning are 1-4-1 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 13-10-1 against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 31-12-9-0 lifetime vs. the Lightning with a 176-138 scoring edge in those 52 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 18-2-6-0 lifetime vs. Tampa Bay with a 101-63 scoring advantage in those 26 contests. The Bruins have won the first two games of this season’s series thus far with a 3-2 win in Tampa on Oct. 7 and a 6-5 overtime victory Nov. 4 in Boston. The final game of this season’s series is Feb. 23 in Tampa.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have won their last two games and three of their last four with a 4-3 shootout win in Pittsburgh on Nov. 22, a 5-1 loss to Carolina on Nov. 24, a 3-1 victory in Toronto on Nov. 25 and a 4-1 win in Toronto on Nov. 28. They have won seven of their last nine games and are 9-4-1 in their last 14 games overall.

Recent Lightning Games
The Lightning had their three-game win streak stopped with a 5-2 loss to Washington on Nov. 28. That followed a 6-4 win in Florida on Nov. 22, a 3-2 win vs. Atlanta on Nov. 24 and a 3-1 victory vs. Ottawa on Nov. 26. They are 8-4-1 in their last 13 games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins will next face a two-game road trip to Carolina on Dec. 2 (NESN) and Montreal on Dec. 4 (VERSUS). They will then return home to host Toronto on Dec. 7 (NESN) and New Jersey on Dec. 9 (NESN). All games have a 7:00 p.m. start time and are also broadcast on WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Lightning Games
The Lightning close out their current two-game road trip in Ottawa on Dec. 2 and then return to Tampa to host Buffalo on Dec. 5, Atlanta on Dec. 7 and Anaheim on Dec. 9.

Bruins Injuries
Brian Finley: Groin injury.
Paul Mara: Lower body injury.

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.
Nov. 26: Recalled Hannu Toivonen from Providence/AHL and returned Philippe Sauve to Providence/AHL.
Nov. 28: Recalled Nate Thompson from Providence/AHL and returned him to Providence after the game.
Nov. 28: Assigned Nathan Dempsey to 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 one assist shy of his 100th NHL assist milestone.
  • Glen Murray is four points short of his 600th NHL point milestone.
  • 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…Fans can vote for their favorite Bruins through nhl.com.

    The Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in his last nine 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).

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Missed the Nov. 28 game in Toronto with the flu.
  • Has 5-5=10 totals in his last 13 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.
  • Has missed one game to injury (1-flu, Nov. 28).

    13—Stanislav Chistov—LW
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in his eight games as a Bruin with an assist Nov. 15 in Washington, a goal Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh and an assist Nov. 25 in Tampa Bay.
  • 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…Scored his first goal as a Bruin Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • 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. Toronto.
  • 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.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Has 2-1=3 totals in his last four games with a goal Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh, an assist Nov. 25 in Toronto and a goal Nov. 28 in Toronto…Also scored the deciding goal in the 4-3 shootout win in Pittsburgh on Nov. 22.
  • 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 (deciding goal Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh).
  • Has missed four games to injury (4-leg, Oct. 19-28).

    17—Petr Tenkrat—RW
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last two straight games with a goal Nov. 25 in Toronto and an assist on the game-winning goal Nov. 28 in Toronto.
  • 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).

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Snapped a seven-game scoreless stretch with an assist Nov. 28 in Toronto.
  • 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).

    20—Wayne Primeau—C
  • Is one assists shy of his 100th NHL assists milestone.
  • Snapped an eight-game scoreless stretch with an assist Nov. 28 in Toronto.
  • Scored goals in each of his first two games, Oct. 6 in Florida and Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Scored his first goal as a Bruin Nov. 28 in Toronto which was his 200th NHL point.
  • 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.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Has 0-8=8 totals in his last 12 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.

    25—Jason York—D
  • 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 11 games to injury (10-knee, Nov. 4-24; 1-knee, Nov. 28).

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Has scored goals in each of his last two games with 2-1=3 totals in his last four contests with an assist Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh and single goals each Nov. 25 in Toronto and Nov. 28 in Toronto.
  • Has 3-6=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).
  • Played his 100th NHL game Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Has 4-2=6 totals in three of his last six games with 6-3=9 totals in his last nine 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; two goals Nov. 20 vs. Florida; and the game-winning goal Nov. 28 in Toronto.
  • Has 8-5=13 totals in his last 13 games with 11-8=19 totals in his last 19 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.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Has won his last two starts with a 1.00 GAA and .973 save percentage in that span…Earned a 3-1 victory in Toronto on Nov. 25 (28 shots) and a 4-1 win in Toronto on Nov. 28 (46 shots).
  • Won his second shootout game of the season with a 4-3 victory in Pittsburgh on Nov. 22…Allowed two goals in 45 minutes in relief of an injured Brian Finley before stopping all three Pittsburgh shootout shots.
  • Is 9-3-1 in his last 13 decisions.
  • Has played in the last 16 straight games…His longest career consecutive games played stretch is 18 from Jan. 10-Mar. 1, 2006.
  • Had a four-game win streak from Nov. 11-18, which is the longest such streak of his career.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 2-2 (4 goals/13 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 four games.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has three assists in his last two straight games with 2-4=6 totals in five of his last six games…Had a goal Nov. 18 vs. Washington; an assist Nov. 20 vs. Florida; a goal Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh; two assists Nov. 25 in Toronto; and an assist Nov. 28 in Toronto.
  • Has 5-6=11 totals in his last 15 games.
  • Has three multiple-point games.
  • Had a three-game assist streak from Oct. 6-11 (0-5=5 totals).
  • Had a three-game point streak from Nov. 18-22 (2-1=3 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.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has a seven-game point streak in progress with 2-7=9 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; two assists Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh; a goal Nov. 24 vs. Carolina; two assists Nov. 25 in Toronto; and an assist Nov. 28 in Toronto.
  • Has 5-11=16 totals in 12 of his last 13 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 five 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.

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • Had an assist Nov. 28 in Toronto, his first point since an assist Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-shoulder, Oct. 21-28).

    45—Mark Stuart—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Recorded his first point of the season with an assist on the game-winning goal Nov. 28 in Toronto.
  • 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.

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Dressed as backup Nov. 28 in Toronto.
  • Recalled Nov. 26 from Providence/AHL where he had been assigned on Nov. 7…Went 1-4-0 with a 3.33 GAA in five AHL Bruins games.
  • His last Boston game was Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay with no decision as he allowed five goals in 40 minutes before being relieved by Tim Thomas in a 6-5 overtime win.
  • His last Boston win was a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Oct. 19.
  • Has dressed as backup for six games.

    60—Brian Finley—G
  • Is out indefinitely with a groin strain suffered Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh.
  • Made his first start of the season Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh after dressing as backup for the previous five games…Allowed one goal in 20 minutes before suffering the injury and did not earn a decision.
  • 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.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-groin, Nov. 24-28).

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-elbow, Oct. 6-11).
  • Has not dressed for six games (coach’s decision).

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has scored single goals in two of his last eight games, Nov. 15 in Washington and Nov. 16 vs. Toronto.
  • 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.

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Had his five-game point streak snapped Nov. 28 in Toronto with 1-6=7 totals in that span…Had two assists Nov. 18 vs. Washington; an assist Nov. 20 vs. Florida; two assists Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh; an assist Nov. 24 vs. Carolina; and a goal Nov. 25 in Toronto.
  • Has 5-16=21 totals in 12 of his last 14 games with 6-20=26 totals in his last 19 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 five-game point streak from Nov. 18-25 (1-6=7 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.
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    STATS

    2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    J. Iginla 1 0 0 0 0
    Z. Chara 1 0 0 -1 0
    S. Thornton 1 0 0 0 0
    G. Campbell 1 0 0 0 0
    J. Boychuk 1 0 0 0 0
    L. Eriksson 1 0 0 0 0
    P. Bergeron 1 0 0 -1 0
    C. Potter 1 0 0 0 0
    A. Meszaros 1 0 0 0 0
    C. Soderberg 1 0 0 0 0
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    T. Rask 0 1 0 .958 1.02
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