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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Air Canada Centre; Toronto ONT
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
VERSUS and WBZ Radio


Monday’s Game
The Bruins visit the Maple Leafs Monday in the sixth of eight games between these teams this season and the third of four games this season at Air Canada Centre. The Bruins are 19-14-3 overall this season with an 8-7-2 record on the road. The Maple Leafs are 17-17-6 overall this season with a 9-9-3 record on home ice. The Bruins are 9-4-1 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 16-13-1 overall against Eastern Conference opponents. The Maple Leafs are 5-7-4 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 14-14-6 overall against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 261-248-98-3 lifetime vs. Toronto with the Maple Leafs holding a 1822-1776 scoring edge in those 610 games. On the road, the Bruins are 95-157-51-2 lifetime vs. the Maple Leafs with Toronto having a 1020-790 scoring advantage in those 305 contests. The Bruins are 4-1-0 vs. the Maple Leafs this season with Toronto taking the first game by a 6-4 score in Boston on Nov. 9 and the Bruins winning the last four games on Nov. 16 (2-1 in Boston), Nov. 25 (3-1 in Toronto), Nov. 28 (4-1 in Toronto) and Dec. 7 (3-1 in Boston).

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins dropped a 5-0 decision in Nashville on Dec. 30, ending their stretch of five games with a point at 4-0-1. That stretch included a 7-2 win in Ottawa on Dec. 19, a 2-0 victory vs. Vancouver on Dec. 21, a 4-2 win over Montreal on Dec. 23, a 5-4 overtime loss in Columbus on Dec. 26 and a 5-3 win in Chicago on Dec. 29. They are 10-5-1 in their last 16 games with a 15-7-1 mark over their last 23 contests.

Recent Maple Leafs Games
The Maple Leafs have lost their last two games with a 4-1 loss in Pittsburgh on Dec. 29 and a 3-2 overtime loss to Ottawa on Dec. 30. They are 1-4-1 in their last six games with their lone win in that span a 4-3 victory vs. Minnesota on Dec. 26 and are 4-10-2 in their last 16 games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins next return home to host Toronto on Jan. 4 (7:00 p.m., NESN) and Philadelphia on Jan. 6 (1:00 p.m.; NESN). All games are also broadcast on WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Maple Leafs Games
The Maple Leafs next travel to Boston on Jan. 4 and then return home to host Buffalo on Jan. 6 and Carolina on Jan. 9.

Bruins Injuries
Jeff Hoggan: Upper body injury.
Phil Kessel: Dec. 11 cancer surgery.

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.
Dec. 19: Traded Wade Brookbank to Pittsburgh for future considerations.

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
  • Zdeno Chara is two points shy of his 200th NHL point milestone.
  • Brad Stuart is three points short of his 200th NHL point mark.
  • Shean Donovan is three goals shy of his 100th NHL goal 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
  • Has 5-3=8 totals in his last 13 games with 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; a goal Dec. 7 vs. Toronto; a 1-1=2 effort Dec. 14 vs. New Jersey; and an assist Dec. 26 in Columbus.
  • Had a three-game goal/point streak from Dec. 2-7 (4-1=5 totals).
  • Has missed five games to injury (5-finger, Oct. 26-Nov. 6).

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in two of his last four games played with a shorthanded goal Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay and two assists Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Has played the last three games after missing ten games to injury.
  • Has 6-7=13 totals in his last 17 games.
  • Has five 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 11 games to injury (1-flu, Nov. 28; 10-foot, Dec. 2-23).

    13—Stanislav Chistov—LW
  • Had his three-game point streak stopped Dec. 30 in Nashville with 2-1=3 totals that span…Had single goals each Dec. 23 vs. Montreal and Dec. 26 in Columbus; and an assist Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • 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 5-3=8 totals in six of his last eight games…Had an assist Dec. 14 vs. New Jersey; a goal Dec. 16 vs. Florida; his second career hat trick with three goals Dec. 19 in Ottawa; an assist Dec. 21 vs. Vancouver; a goal Dec. 23 vs. Montreal; and an assist Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Has 8-5=13 totals in his last 16 games and also scored the deciding goal in the 4-3 shootout win in Pittsburgh on Nov. 22 in that span.
  • Has two multiple-point games, including his second career hat trick scored Dec. 19 in Ottawa.
  • Had a five-game point streak from Dec. 14-23 (5-2=7 totals).
  • 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 single goals each in two of his last nine games, scored Dec. 12 in Montreal and Dec. 14 vs. New Jersey.
  • 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 Toronto.
  • 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 1-2=3 totals in two of his last three games with two assists Dec. 26 in Columbus, which matched his previous career-high for assists and points in a game, and a shorthanded goal Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • 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 3-6=9 totals in his last 15 games…Had single assists each Nov. 28 in Toronto and Dec. 2 in Carolina; a shorthanded goal Dec. 4 in Montreal; a 1-1=2 effort, including the game-winning goal, Dec. 7 vs. Toronto; two assists Dec. 14 vs. New Jersey; a goal Dec. 26 in Columbus; and an assist Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • Recorded his 100th NHL assist Dec. 2 in Carolina… Played his 600th NHL game Dec. 16 vs. Florida.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Snapped a seven-game scoreless stretch with an assist Dec. 26 in Columbus.
  • Has 3-4=7 totals in his last 14 games.
  • 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 1-2=3 totals in his last eight games with an assist Dec. 14 vs. New Jersey and a 1-1=2 effort, including his first goal as a Bruin, Dec. 19 in Ottawa.
  • Has three 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…Scored his first goal as a Bruin Dec. 19 in Ottawa.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-lower body, Nov. 30-Dec. 4).

    25—Jason York—D
  • His last point was an assist Dec. 16 vs. Florida.
  • 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 2-5=7 totals in five of his last eight games…Had a 1-2=3 effort Dec. 14 vs. New Jersey, which matched his career-high for points in a game; single assists each Dec. 16 vs. Florida, Dec. 19 in Ottawa and Dec. 23 vs. Montreal; and a goal Dec. 26 in Columbus.
  • Has 5-7=12 totals in his last 16 games.
  • Has five multiple-point games.
  • Has had three three-game point streaks--from Oct. 7-12 (1-3=4 totals), Nov. 25-30 (3-0=3 totals) and Dec. 14-19 (1-4=5 totals).
  • Played his 100th NHL game Nov. 18 vs. Washington.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/2.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Had his six-game point streak stopped Dec. 30 in Nashville with 5-3=8 totals in that span…Scored two goals Dec. 16 vs. Florida which included his 600th NHL point; a 1-1=2 effort Dec. 19 in Ottawa; a goal Dec. 21 vs. Vancouver; single assists each Dec. 23 vs. Montreal (game-winning goal) and Dec. 26 in Columbus; and a goal Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Has 11-6=17 totals in his last 20 games.
  • Has eight 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…Recorded his 600th NHL point with the first of two goals Dec. 16 vs. Florida.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Dressed as backup Dec. 30 in Nashville.
  • Is 5-1-1 in his last seven starts with a 5-3 win vs. New Jersey on Dec. 14, a 6-3 loss to Florida on Dec. 16;, a 7-2 victory in Ottawa on Dec. 19; his second career shutout in a 2-0 win vs. Vancouver on Dec. 21; a 4-2 win vs. Montreal on Dec. 23; a 5-4 overtime loss in Columbus on Dec. 26; and a 5-3 win in Chicago on Dec. 29.
  • Is 10-3-1 in his last 14 starts and is 17-6-2 in his last 25 decisions.
  • 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.
  • Recorded his second career shutout with a 2-0 win vs. Vancouver on Dec. 21 (39 saves).
  • 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.
  • Was the NHL’s Number One Star for the week of Dec. 18-24 with a 3-0-0 record and 1.33 GAA in three games.
  • Has dressed as backup for six games.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Missed the Dec. 30 game in Nashville with an upper body injury suffered Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Had played the last ten Boston games in two recalls from Providence/AHL (Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 6-present)…Had an assist Dec. 19 in Ottawa.
  • 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.
  • Has missed one game to injury (1-upper body, Dec. 30).

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Had his five-game point streak stopped Dec. 29 in Chicago with 1-4=5 totals in that span…Had single assists each Dec. 16 vs. Florida, Dec. 19 in Ottawa (game-winning goal) and Dec. 21 vs. Vancouver; a goal Dec. 23 vs. Montreal; and an assist Dec. 26 in Columbus.
  • Has 3-10=13 totals in his last 20 contests.
  • Has three multiple-point games.
  • Had a five-game point streak from Dec. 16-26 (1-4=5 totals).
  • 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
  • Had his career-best ten-game point streak stopped Dec. 30 in Nashville with 6-11=17 totals in that span…Had a goal Dec. 7 vs. Toronto; single assists each Dec. 9 vs. New Jersey and Dec. 12 in Montreal; two goals Dec. 14 vs. New Jersey; two assists Dec. 16 vs. Florida; a career-high for assists and points in a game with five assists Dec. 19 in Ottawa; the game-winning goal Dec. 21 vs. Vancouver; an assist Dec. 23 vs. Montreal; 1-1=2 totals Dec. 26 in Columbus and the game-winning goal Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Has 8-21=29 totals in 19 of his last 21 games with 11-25=36 totals in 24 of his last 27 games…Also scored the deciding shootout goal in the 3-2 win in Washington on Nov. 15 during that span.
  • Has ten multiple-point games with his season-high a five-assist effort Dec. 19 in Ottawa which was a career-high for assists and points in a game.
  • 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 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 each in two of his last four games, recorded Dec. 23 vs. Montreal and Dec. 26 in Columbus.
  • Played his 100th NHL game Dec. 16 vs. Florida.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-shoulder, Oct. 21-28).

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Played Dec. 30 in Nashville after not dressing for the previous two games.
  • Had played in the previous six games since his Dec. 11 recall 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 seven games (coach’s decision).

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Took the 5-0 loss in Nashville Dec. 30 in his first start since Dec. 12…Had dressed as backup for the previous seven 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 17 games.

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Has single goals each in two of his last four games, scored Dec. 23 vs. Montreal (game-winning goal) and Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • 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 missed the last nine games following Dec. 11 cancer surgery.
  • 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 nine games to illness (9-cancer surgery, Dec. 12-30).

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has 6-10=16 totals in eight of his last ten games…Scored a goal Dec. 9 vs. New Jersey; a 2-1=3 effort Dec. 12 in Montreal with both goals in that game coming on the power play; single assists each Dec. 14 vs. New Jersey and Dec. 16 vs. Florida; a 2-2=4 effort, including the game-winning goal, Dec. 19 in Ottawa; two assist nights each Dec. 21 vs. Vancouver and Dec. 23 vs. Montreal; and a 1-1=2 effort Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Has 7-20=27 totals in his last 20 games with 11-30=41 totals in his last 28 contests.
  • Has 12 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).
  • Has had two seven-game point streaks - from Oct. 28-Nov. 15 (4-10=14 totals) and Dec. 9-23 (5-9=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 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
    2 MTL 32 20 10 2 87 80 42
    3 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
    4 TOR 31 19 9 3 109 87 41
    5 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
    6 FLA 29 13 8 8 66 75 34
    7 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
    8 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28

    STATS

    2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    P. Bergeron 32 6 16 2 22
    C. Soderberg 32 6 15 6 21
    B. Marchand 29 8 11 8 19
    L. Eriksson 32 6 11 6 17
    D. Hamilton 32 5 12 0 17
    R. Smith 32 8 8 1 16
    M. Lucic 32 6 9 4 15
    T. Krug 28 5 6 3 11
    D. Krejci 12 3 7 3 10
    C. Kelly 30 2 8 3 10
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    N. Svedberg 4 4 0 .925 2.24
    T. Rask 12 9 3 .914 2.52
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