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BOSTON BRUINS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS

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BOSTON BRUINS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins host the Devils tonight 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 14-10-2 overall this season and with an 8-5-1 record on home ice. The Devils head into their Friday night game vs. the Flyers with a 15-9-2 overall record this season with a 5-8-1 record on the road. The Bruins are 1-1-0 this season vs. Atlantic Division teams and are 13-10-1 overall against Eastern Conference opponents. The Devils are 5-1-0 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 13-5-0 overall against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 58-30-19-6 lifetime vs. the New Jersey franchise (includes Kansas City and Colorado) with a 400-325 scoring edge in those 113 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 31-15-8-4 lifetime vs. the Devils franchise with a 224-179 scoring advantage in those 58 contests. The remaining games of this season’s series are Dec. 14 in Boston, Mar. 4 in New Jersey and Apr. 1 in New Jersey.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have won five of their last six 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, a 6-5 victory in Montreal on Dec. 4 and a 3-1 win vs. Toronto on Dec. 7. The Bruins are 10-3-0 in their last 13 contests overall.

Recent Devils Games
Heading into their Friday night game vs. Philadelphia, the Devils have won their last three games with a 5-2 win vs. Pittsburgh on Dec. 1, a 4-3 victory at Philadelphia on Dec. 2 and a 2-1 overtime victory vs. Montreal on Dec. 6. They are 3-3-1 in their last seven games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins will next face the Canadiens in Montreal on Dec. 12 (7:30 p.m.). They will then return 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 Devils Games
The Devils next return home to host Buffalo on Dec. 12 before again facing the Bruins in Boston on Dec. 14.

Bruins Injuries
P. J. Axelsson: Foot injury.
Brian Finley: Groin 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.
Dec. 6: Recalled Jeff Hoggan 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
  • 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.
  • Shean Donovan is three goals shy of his 100th NHL goal mark.
  • Brad Stuart is six points short of his 200th NHL point milestone.
  • Tim Thomas has played in the last 20 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 a three-game goal/point streak in progress with 4-1=5 totals in that span…Had a goal Dec. 2 in Carolina; 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; and a goal Dec. 7 vs. Toronto.
  • Has 5-3=8 totals in his last 13 games.
  • Has missed five games to injury (5-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 6).

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Has missed the last three 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 four games to injury (1-flu, Nov. 28; 3-foot, Dec. 2-7).

    13—Stanislav Chistov—LW
  • His last point was 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 3-3=6 totals in his last eight 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; a goal Dec. 4 in Montreal; and an assist Dec. 7 vs. 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: 2/4 (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 six 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 three of his last five games, recorded Nov. 28 in Toronto, Dec. 2 in Carolina and Dec. 7 vs. Toronto (game-winning goal).
  • 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 2-3=5 totals in four of his last five games with single assists each Nov. 28 in Toronto and Dec. 2 in Carolina (his 100th NHL assist); a shorthanded goal Dec. 4 in Montreal; and a 1-1=2 effort, including the game-winning goal, Dec. 7 vs. Toronto.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Recorded his 100th NHL assist Dec. 2 in Carolina.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Has 3-3=6 totals in four of his last five games with single goals each Nov. 28 in Toronto (his 200th NHL point) and Dec. 2 in Carolina; a 1-1=2 effort Dec. 4 in Montreal; and two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, Dec. 7 vs. Toronto.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • 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
  • Has 0-8=8 totals in his last 13 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 four 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 3-2=5 totals in five of his last six games with single goals each scored Nov. 25 in Toronto; Nov. 28 in Toronto; and Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay; and single assists each Dec. 4 in Montreal and Dec. 7 vs. Toronto.
  • Has 4-8=12 totals in his last 15 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 ten 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 5-1-0 in his last six 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; a 6-5 victory in Montreal on Dec. 4; and a 3-1 win vs. Toronto on Dec. 7.
  • Is 12-4-1 in his last 17 decisions.
  • Has played in the last 20 straight games which is a new career-high for consecutive games played…His previous career-high was 18 games 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: 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.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Has played the last two Boston games in two recalls from Providence/AHL (Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 6-present).
  • Had been assigned to Providence on Nov. 11…Had three assists with 5 PIM and a +4 rating in four AHL Bruins games.
  • Began the season in Boston with one assist in 13 games…Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 at Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.

    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 ten 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
  • Scored a goal Dec. 7 vs. Toronto after having his career-best nine-game point streak stopped Dec. 4 in Montreal.
  • Has 3-10=13 totals in ten of his last 11 games with 6-14=20 totals in 15 of his last 17 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 five 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.
  • Has not dressed for one game (coach’s decision).

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Has dressed as backup for the last five 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 ten 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 seven games to injury (7-groin, Nov. 24-Dec. 7).

    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 ten 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 his last 18 games with 6-24=30 totals in his last 23 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 7 6 1 0 22 21 12
    2 TBL 7 4 2 1 21 14 9
    3 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
    4 DET 6 3 1 2 12 10 8
    5 BOS 8 4 4 0 20 20 8
    6 TOR 7 3 3 1 20 21 7
    7 FLA 6 2 2 2 9 14 6
    8 BUF 7 1 6 0 9 26 2

    STATS

    2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    D. Krejci 5 2 4 3 6
    C. Kelly 8 1 5 5 6
    T. Krug 8 2 3 4 5
    C. Soderberg 8 2 3 0 5
    M. Lucic 8 0 5 0 5
    L. Eriksson 8 2 2 3 4
    P. Bergeron 8 1 3 -1 4
    R. Smith 8 2 1 -2 3
    Z. Chara 8 2 1 -1 3
    B. Marchand 8 1 2 -2 3
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    N. Svedberg 1 1 0 .969 0.91
    T. Rask 3 3 0 .880 2.91
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