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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS\r\n
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 fifth of eight games between these teams this season and the third of four games of this season’s series at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins are 13-10-2 overall this season and with a 7-5-1 record on home ice. The Maple Leafs are 13-11-5 overall this season with a 7-4-3 record on the road. The Bruins are 6-3-1 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 12-10-1 overall against Eastern Conference opponents. The Maple Leafs are 5-6-3 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 11-10-5 overall against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 260-248-98-3 lifetime vs. Toronto with the Maple Leafs holding an 1821-1773 scoring edge in those 609 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 165-91-47-1 lifetime vs. Toronto with a 983-801 scoring advantage in those 304 contests. The Bruins are 3-1-0 vs. Toronto in the first four games of this season’s series with Toronto taking a 6-4 win in Boston on Nov. 9 and the Bruins taking the next three games with a 2-1 overtime victory in Boston on Nov. 16, a 3-1 win in Toronto on Nov. 25 and a 4-1 victory in Toronto on Nov. 28. The remaining games of this season’s series are Jan. 1 in Toronto, Jan. 4 in Boston and Feb. 20 in Toronto. Glen Murray is the Bruins’ leading active scorer vs. Toronto with 12-9=21 totals in 40 career games vs. the Maple Leafs.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have won four of their last five games with a 3-1 victory in Toronto on Nov. 25, a 4-1 win in Toronto on Nov. 28, a 4-3 shootout victory over Tampa Bay on Nov. 30, a 5-2 loss in Carolina on Dec. 2 and a 6-5 victory in Montreal on Dec. 4. The Bruins are 9-3-0 in their last 12 contests and are 11-5-1 in their last 16 games overall.

Recent Maple Leafs Games
The Maple Leafs have lost their last five games at 0-4-1 with a 3-1 loss to Boston on Nov. 25, a 4-1 setback to Boston on Nov. 28, a 5-0 loss in Atlanta on Nov. 30, a 4-3 shootout loss in Montreal on Dec. 2 and a 5-2 setback to Atlanta on Dec. 5. They are 2-6-2 in their last ten games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins will next host New Jersey on Dec. 9 (7:00 p.m.). They will then face the Canadiens in Montreal on Dec. 12 (7:30 p.m.) before returning home to host New Jersey on Dec. 14 (7:00 p.m.) and Florida on Dec. 16 (7:00 p.m.) All games are broadcast on NESN and WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Maple Leafs Games
The Maple Leafs conclude their current two-game road trip in Detroit on Dec. 9 before returning home to host Tampa Bay on Dec. 12.

Bruins Injuries
P. J. Axelsson: Foot injury.
Brian Finley: Groin injury.
Paul Mara: Lower body injury.

Bruins Recent Transactions
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.
Dec. 3: Recalled Jeff Hoggan from Providence/AHL.
Dec. 5: Returned Jeff Hoggan 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
  • Nov. 30, 2006 – Tampa Bay 3 at Boston 4
    Goalies: Bos-Thomas; TB-Denis
    Shooters: Bos-Sturm, Bergeron, Murray, Savard, Boyes, Tenkrat, Kessel; TB-Lecavalier, Richards, St. Louis, Perrin, Prospal, Afanasenkov, Fedotenko.

    Bruins Fun Facts
  • Glen Murray is two points short of his 600th NHL point milestone.
  • Patrice Bergeron had his career-best nine-game point streak stopped Dec. 4 in Montreal with 2-10=12 totals in that span.
  • Tim Thomas has played in the last 19 straight games, which is a new career-high for consecutive games played.
  • 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 3-1=4 totals in his last two straight games with a goal Dec. 2 in Carolina and a 2-1=3 effort Dec. 4 in Montreal, which included the game-winning goal and matched his previous career-high for goals and points in a game.
  • Has 4-3=7 totals in his last 12 games.
  • Has missed five games to injury (5-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 6).

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Has missed the last two games with a foot injury…Had returned to the lineup Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay after missing one game with the flu, scoring a shorthanded goal in that game.
  • Has 6-5=11 totals in his last 14 games.
  • 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 three games to injury (1-flu, Nov. 28; 2-foot, Dec. 2-4).

    13—Stanislav Chistov—LW
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in his 11 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 3-2=5 totals in his last seven games with a goal Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh; an assist Nov. 25 in Toronto; a goal Nov. 28 in Toronto; an assist Dec. 2 in Carolina; and a goal Dec. 4 in Montreal…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: 2/4 (deciding goal Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh).
  • Has missed four games to injury (4-leg, Oct. 19-28).

    17—Petr Tenkrat—RW
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in three of his last five games with a goal Nov. 25 in Toronto and single assists each Nov. 28 in Toronto (game-winning goal) and Dec. 4 in Montreal.
  • 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.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Has not dressed for two games (coach’s decision).

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Has single assists each in two of his last four games, recorded Nov. 28 in Toronto and Dec. 2 in Carolina.
  • 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
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in three of his last four games with single assists each Nov. 28 in Toronto and Dec. 2 in Carolina (his 100th NHL assist) and a shorthanded goal Dec. 4 in Montreal.
  • Recorded his 100th NHL assist Dec. 2 in Carolina.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Has 3-1=4 totals in three of his last four games with single goals each Nov. 28 in Toronto (his 200th NHL point) and Dec. 2 in Carolina and a 1-1=2 effort Dec. 4 in Montreal.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Played his 700th NHL game Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay…Recorded his 200th NHL point with a goal Nov. 28 in Toronto.
  • 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
  • Is on a day-to-day basis with a lower body injury.
  • 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.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-lower body, Nov. 30-Dec. 4).

    25—Jason York—D
  • Has single assists each in two of his last three games, recorded Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay and Dec. 4 in Montreal (game-winning goal).
  • 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 3-1=4 totals in four of his last five games with single goals each scored Nov. 25 in Toronto; Nov. 28 in Toronto; and Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay; and an assist Dec. 4 in Montreal.
  • Has 4-7=11 totals in his last 14 games.
  • Has four multiple-point games.
  • Has had two three-game point streaks, from Oct. 7-12 (1-3=4 totals) and Nov. 25-30 (3-0=3 totals).
  • Played his 100th NHL game Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/2.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Is two points shy of his 600th NHL point milestone.
  • Has 6-2=8 totals in his last nine games…Had a 1-2=3 effort, including the overtime goal, Nov. 18 vs. Washington; two goals Nov. 20 vs. Florida; the game-winning goal Nov. 28 in Toronto; a goal Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay that sent the game into overtime; and a goal Dec. 4 in Montreal.
  • 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: 0/2.
  • 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
  • Is 4-1-0 in his last five starts with a 3-1 victory in Toronto on Nov. 25; a 4-1 win in Toronto on Nov. 28; a 4-3 shootout victory vs. Tampa Bay on Nov. 30; a 5-2 loss in Carolina on Dec. 2 in Carolina; and a 6-5 victory in Montreal on Dec. 4.
  • Is 11-4-1 in his last 16 decisions.
  • Has played in the last 19 straight games which is a new career-high for consecutive games played.
  • Had a four-game win streak from Nov. 11-18, which is the longest such streak of his career.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 3-2 (4 goals/20 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
  • Had his three-game assist streak stopped Dec. 2 in Carolina (0-4=4 totals) and has 2-5=7 totals in six of his last nine 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 single assists each Nov. 28 in Toronto and Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • 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
  • Had his career-best nine-game point streak stopped Dec. 4 in Montreal with 2-10=12 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; an assist Nov. 28 in Toronto; two assists Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay; and an assist Dec. 2 in Carolina.
  • Has 5-14=19 totals in 14 of his last 16 games…Also scored the deciding shootout goal in the 3-2 win in Washington on Nov. 15 during that span.
  • Has six 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).
  • Had a career-high nine-game point streak from Nov. 16-Dec. 2 (2-10=12 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: 2/5 (deciding goal Nov. 15 in Washington).
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • Has single assists in two of his last four games, recorded Nov. 28 in Toronto and Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • 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
  • Has dressed as backup for the last four games.
  • 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 nine 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 six games to injury (6-groin, Nov. 24-Dec. 4).

    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.
  • Snapped an eight-game scoreless stretch with an assist Dec. 4 in Montreal.
  • Scored the deciding shootout goal in the 4-3 win vs. Tampa Bay on Nov. 30…It was the lone goal in 14 shootout attempts by both teams.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 1/1.
  • 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
  • Has 1-10=11 totals in seven of his last nine games…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; a goal Nov. 25 in Toronto; an assist Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay; and three assists Dec. 4 in Montreal.
  • Has 5-20=25 totals in 14 of his last 17 games with 6-24=30 totals in his last 22 contests.
  • Has seven 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: 0/2.
  • 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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    ATLANTIC DIVISION
      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 MTL 11 8 2 1 29 29 17
    2 TBL 11 7 3 1 38 29 15
    3 DET 10 6 2 2 27 21 14
    4 OTT 9 5 2 2 26 22 12
    5 BOS 12 6 6 0 32 30 12
    6 TOR 10 5 4 1 29 26 11
    7 FLA 8 3 2 3 12 17 9
    8 BUF 11 2 8 1 13 36 5

    STATS

    2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    D. Krejci 9 3 6 3 9
    C. Soderberg 12 3 5 0 8
    M. Lucic 12 2 6 1 8
    C. Kelly 12 2 5 3 7
    B. Marchand 12 3 3 2 6
    D. Hamilton 12 2 4 1 6
    L. Eriksson 12 2 4 3 6
    T. Krug 11 2 4 2 6
    P. Bergeron 12 1 5 -1 6
    S. Griffith 8 3 2 -1 5
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    N. Svedberg 2 2 0 .940 1.67
    T. Rask 4 4 0 .899 2.81
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