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BOSTON BRUINS vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS

Thursday, 12.14.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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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 second 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 14-12-2 overall this season with an 8-6-1 record on home ice. The Devils are 17-10-2 overall this season with a 6-8-1 record on the road. The Bruins are 1-2-0 this season vs. Atlantic Division teams and are 13-12-1 overall against Eastern Conference opponents. The Devils are 6-2-0 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 15-6-0 overall against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 58-31-19-6 lifetime vs. the New Jersey franchise (includes Kansas City and Colorado) with a 401-330 scoring edge in those 114 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 31-16-8-4 lifetime vs. the Devils franchise with a 225-184 scoring advantage in those 59 contests. The Devils won the first game of this season’s series with a 5-1 victory in Boston on Dec. 9. The remaining games of this season’s series are March 4 and April 1 in New Jersey.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have lost their last two games for the first time since Nov. 6-9 with a 5-1 loss to New Jersey on Dec. 9 and a 4-3 setback in Montreal on Dec. 12. That followed a 6-5 victory in Montreal on Dec. 4 and a 3-1 win vs. Toronto on Dec. 7. The Bruins are 5-3-0 in their last eight games and are 10-5-0 in their last 15 contests overall.

Recent Devils Games
The Devils had their five-game win streak stopped with a 3-2 loss to Buffalo on Dec. 12. That followed a 5-2 win vs. Pittsburgh on Dec. 1, a 4-3 victory at Philadelphia on Dec. 2, a 2-1 overtime win vs. Montreal on Dec. 6, a 2-0 win vs. Philadelphia on Dec. 8 and a 5-1 victory in Boston on Dec. 9. The Devils are 5-4-1 in their last ten games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins will next host Florida on Dec. 16 (7:00 p.m.) before traveling to Ottawa to face the Senators on Dec. 19 (7:30 p.m.). Both games will be broadcast on NESN and WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Devils Games
The Devils next return home to host Detroit on Dec. 16 before heading to New York to face the Rangers on Dec. 17.

Bruins Injuries
P. J. Axelsson: Foot 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.
Dec. 12: Returned Brian Finley 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 one point short of his 600th NHL point milestone.
  • Shean Donovan is three goals shy of his 100th NHL goal mark.
  • Marc Savard is six assists shy of his 300th NHL assist milestone.
  • Brad Stuart is six points short of his 200th NHL point mark.
  • 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 15 games.
  • Has missed five games to injury (5-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 6).

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Has missed the last five 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 six games to injury (1-flu, Nov. 28; 5-foot, Dec. 2-12).

    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 ten 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 2-2=4 totals in his last eight games with a goal Nov. 25 in Toronto, single assists each Nov. 28 in Toronto (game-winning goal) and Dec. 4 in Montreal, and a goal Dec. 12 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 seven 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 seven 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 seven 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 15 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 three of his last six games, recorded Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 4 in Montreal (game-winning goal) and Dec. 12 in Montreal.
  • 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 his last eight 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 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 one point shy of his 600th NHL point milestone.
  • Has 6-3=9 totals in his last 12 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; a goal Dec. 4 in Montreal; and an assist Dec. 12 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
  • Dressed as backup Dec. 12 in Montreal, snapping his career-best consecutive games played stretch at 21…His previous career-high in that category was 18 games from Jan. 10-Mar. 1, 2006.
  • 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.
  • 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 five games.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Has played the last three 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
  • Has five assists in his last eight games with two assists Nov. 25 in Toronto; and single assists each Nov. 28 in Toronto, Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay and Dec. 12 in Montreal.
  • Has 2-6=8 totals in his last 12 contests.
  • Has three multiple-point games.
  • Has had three three-game point streaks - from Oct. 6-11 (0-5=5 totals), Nov. 18-22 (2-1=3 totals) and Nov. 25-30 (0-4=4 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 three-game point streak in progress with 1-2=3 totals in that span…Had a goal Dec. 7 vs. Toronto and single assists each Dec. 9 vs. New Jersey and Dec. 12 in Montreal.
  • Has 3-12=15 totals in 12 of his last 13 games with 6-16=22 totals in 17 of his last 19 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 seven 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
  • Has played in the last two straight games for the first time since he played in three straight from Oct. 14-21.
  • Did not earn a decision in the 5-1 loss to New Jersey on Dec. 9, allowing three goals in 40 minutes in relief of Tim Thomas, in his first NHL action since Nov. 4 vs. Tampa Bay…Took the 4-3 loss in Montreal on Dec. 12.
  • 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.

    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.
  • Has missed one game to illness (1-non-hockey related medical issue).

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has 3-1=4 totals in his last two straight games with a goal Dec. 9 vs. New Jersey and a 2-1=3 effort Dec. 12 in Montreal with both goals in that game coming on the power play.
  • Has 4-11=15 totals in nine of his last 12 games with 8-21=29 totals in his last 20 games and 9-25=34 totals in his last 25 contests.
  • Has eight 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 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
    4 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
    5 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
    6 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
    7 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
    8 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29

    STATS

    2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    P. Bergeron 34 6 17 3 23
    C. Soderberg 34 6 17 7 23
    D. Hamilton 34 7 13 1 20
    B. Marchand 31 8 11 8 19
    L. Eriksson 34 7 12 7 19
    R. Smith 34 8 9 2 17
    M. Lucic 34 6 10 3 16
    T. Krug 30 6 6 4 12
    C. Kelly 32 3 9 4 12
    D. Krejci 14 3 7 1 10
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    N. Svedberg 4 4 0 .925 2.24
    T. Rask 13 10 3 .913 2.52
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