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BOSTON BRUINS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS

Tuesday, 12.12.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Bell Centre; Montreal QBC
Game Time: 7:30 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins visit the Canadiens tonight in the third of eight games between these teams this season and the second of four games of this season’s series at Bell Centre. The Bruins are 14-11-2 overall this season and with a 6-5-1 record on the road. The Canadiens are 16-8-5 overall this season with an 8-4-3 record on home ice. The Bruins are 7-3-1 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 13-11-1 overall against Eastern Conference opponents. The Canadiens are 6-3-4 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 12-7-5 overall against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 255-319-103-2 lifetime vs. Montreal with the Canadiens holding a 2955-1801 scoring edge in those 679 games. On the road, the Bruins are 99-193-47-0 lifetime vs. the Canadiens with Montreal having a 1138-802 scoring advantage in those 339 contests. The remaining games of this season’s series are Dec. 23 in Boston, Mar. 3 in Boston, Mar. 20 in Montreal, Mar. 22 in Boston and April 3 in Montreal.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins had their two-game win streak stopped with a 5-1 loss to New Jersey on Dec. 9. That followed a 6-5 victory in Montreal on Dec. 4 and a 3-1 win vs. Toronto on Dec. 7. The Bruins are 5-2-0 in their last seven games and are 10-4-0 in their last 14 contests overall. The Bruins are 5-1-0 in their last six road contests.

Recent Canadiens Games
The Canadiens have earned points out of each of their last three games at 1-0-2 with a 2-1 overtime loss in New Jersey on Dec. 6, a 4-2 win at NY Islanders on Dec. 7 and a 3-2 overtime loss to Buffalo on Dec. 9. They are 3-3-2 in their last eight games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins will next return home to host New Jersey on Dec. 14 and Florida on Dec. 16. Both games have a 7:00 p.m. start time and are broadcast on NESN and WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Canadiens Games
The Canadiens continue their current four-game home stand hosting Tampa Bay on Dec. 14 and Pittsburgh on Dec. 16.

Bruins Injuries
P. J. Axelsson: Foot injury.
Brian Finley: Groin injury.
Phil Kessel: Non-hockey related medical issue.

Bruins December Transactions
Dec. 3: Recalled Jeff Hoggan from Providence/AHL.
Dec. 5: Returned Jeff Hoggan to Providence/AHL.
Dec. 6: Recalled Jeff Hoggan from Providence/AHL.
Dec. 9: Returned Hannu Toivonen and Mark Stuart to Providence/AHL.
Dec. 11: Recalled Hannu Toivonen and Yan Stastny 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 21 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
  • Had his three-game goal/point streak stopped Dec. 9 vs. New Jersey 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 14 games.
  • Has missed five games to injury (5-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 6).

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Has missed the last four 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 five games to injury (1-flu, Nov. 28; 4-foot, Dec. 2-9).

    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 nine 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 his last seven 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 six 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 six 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 six 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 14 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 five 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 seven 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 16 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 11 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 5-2-0 in his last seven 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; a 3-1 win vs. Toronto on Dec. 7; and a 5-1 loss to New Jersey on Dec. 9 as he allowed two goals in 20 minutes before being relieved by Hannu Toivonen.
  • Is 12-5-1 in his last 18 decisions.
  • Has played in the last 21 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
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last two straight games with a goal Dec. 7 vs. Toronto and an assist Dec. 9 vs. New Jersey.
  • Has 3-11=14 totals in 11 of his last 12 games with 6-15=21 totals in 16 of his last 18 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 six games, recorded Nov. 28 in Toronto and Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-shoulder, Oct. 21-28).

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Recalled Dec. 11 from Providence/AHL for the fourth time this season…Had five assists in seven AHL Bruins games.
  • Began the season in Boston with an assist Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa while playing in 11 games before his Nov. 13 assignment to Providence…Was also recalled on Nov. 16 and Nov. 22-23, but did not dress for two games during those recalls.
  • Has not dressed for five games (coach’s decision).

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Did not earn a decision in his last appearance, allowing three goals in 40 minutes in relief of Tim Thomas in a 5-1 loss to New Jersey on Dec. 9…It was his first NHL action since Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay (no decision in 40 minutes of a 6-5 overtime win).
  • Had dressed as backup for the previous five games.
  • Has had two stints in Providence/AHL this season, from Nov. 7-26 and Dec. 9-11…Is 2-4-0 with a 3.05 GAA in six AHL Bruins games this year.
  • 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 eight games to injury (8-groin, Nov. 24-Dec. 9).

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Recorded his first point of the season with an assist Dec. 9 vs. New Jersey.
  • 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.
  • Is out of the lineup with a non-hockey medical issue.
  • 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 2-10=12 totals in eight of his last 11 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; three assists Dec. 4 in Montreal; and a goal Dec. 9 vs. New Jersey.
  • Has 6-20=26 totals in his last 19 games with 7-24=31 totals in his last 24 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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    STANDINGS

    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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