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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

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BOSTON BRUINS vs. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
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 seventh of eight games between these teams this season and the fourth and final game of this season’s series at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins are 19-15-3 overall this season with an 11-7-1 record on home ice. The Maple Leafs are 18-17-6 overall this season with an 8-8-3 record on the road. The Bruins are 9-5-1 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 16-14-1 overall against Eastern Conference opponents. The Maple Leafs are 6-7-4 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 15-14-6 overall against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 261-249-98-3 lifetime vs. Toronto with the Maple Leafs holding a 1827-1777 scoring edge in those 611 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 166-91-47-1 lifetime vs. the Maple Leafs with a 986-802 scoring advantage in those 306 contests. The Bruins are 4-2-0 vs. the Maple Leafs this season…Toronto won the first game by a 6-4 score in Boston on Nov. 9; the Bruins won the next 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); and Toronto won the last meeting between these teams with a 5-1 victory in Toronto on Jan. 1.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have lost two straight games for the first time Dec. 9-12 with a 5-0 loss in Nashville on Dec. 30 and a 5-1 setback in Toronto on Jan. 1. They are 5-3-1 in their last nine games, 10-6-1 in their last 17 games and have a 15-8-1 mark over their last 24 contests. Their last win was a 5-3 victory in Chicago on Dec. 29.

Recent Maple Leafs Games
The Maple Leafs are 1-1-1 in their last three games with a 4-1 loss in Pittsburgh on Dec. 29, a 3-2 overtime loss to Ottawa on Dec. 30 and a 5-1 victory over Boston on Jan. 1. They are 2-4-1 in their last seven games and are 5-10-2 in their last 17 games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins next host Philadelphia on Jan. 6 (1:00 p.m.) and then travel to Ottawa to face the Senators on Jan. 9 (7:30 p.m.). Both games are broadcast on NESN and WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Maple Leafs Games
The Maple Leafs next 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 Recent Transactions
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.
Jan. 2: Returned Hannu Toivonen to Providence/AHL.
Jan. 2: Recalled Philippe Sauve 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
  • Zdeno Chara is one point 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.
  • Glen Murray is four assists shy of his 300th NHL assist milestone.
  • Brad Boyes is five points short of his 100th NHL point milestone.
  • 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 14 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 five games played with a shorthanded goal Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay and two assists Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Has played the last four games after missing ten games to injury.
  • Has 6-7=13 totals in his last 18 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 5-4=9 totals in seven of his last nine 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 single assists each Dec. 29 in Chicago and Jan. 1 in Toronto.
  • Has 8-6=14 totals in his last 17 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
  • His last point was a goal 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 four 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 1-1=2 totals in two of his last four games with a goal Dec. 26 in Columbus; and an assist Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Has 3-6=9 totals in his last 16 games.
  • 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 nine 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 his last nine 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 17 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 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
  • Is 4-1-1 in his last six starts with 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; a 5-3 win in Chicago on Dec. 29; and a 5-1 loss in Toronto on Jan. 1.
  • Is 10-4-1 in his last 15 starts and is 17-7-2 in his last 26 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
  • Has missed the last two games with an upper body injury suffered Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Had played the previous 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 rtwo games to injury (2-upper body, Dec. 30-Jan. 1).

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has 2-4=6 totals in six of his last eight games…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; an assist Dec. 26 in Columbus; and a goal Jan. 1 in Toronto.
  • Has 4-10=14 totals in his last 21 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.

    35—Philippe Sauve—G
  • Recalled Jan. 2 from Providence/AHL for the second time this season…Was 4-8-1 with a 3.44 GAA in 13 AHL Bruins games.
  • Dressed as backup for one game and played one game in relief of Tim Thomas during his first recall from Nov. 24-26.
  • Played in his first game as a Bruin Nov. 24 vs. Carolina, allowing two goals with no decision in 29 minutes of relief in a 5-1 loss.
  • Acquired from Phoenix for Tyler Redenbach on Nov. 4 and assigned to Providence/AHL…Had been playing for Phoenix’s AHL affiliate in San Antonio at the time of the trade with a 4-5-0 record and 3.80 GAA in ten Rampage games.
  • Has dressed as backup for one game.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has been held without a point in his last two games, the first time he has been held scoreless in consecutive contests since Mar. 29-Apr. 1, 2006…He has not been held without a point in three straight games since Feb. 4-8, 2006.
  • 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 22 games with 11-25=36 totals in 24 of his last 28 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 five 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.
  • Has played in the last two games 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).

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Has single goals each in two of his last five 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 ten 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 ten games to illness (10-cancer surgery, Dec. 12-Jan. 1).

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in two of his last three games with a 1-1=2 effort Dec. 29 in Chicago and an assist Jan. 1 in Toronto.
  • Has 6-11=17 totals in nine of his last 11 games with 7-21=28 totals in his last 21 games and 11-31=42 totals in his last 29 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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      TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
    1 MTL 7 6 1 0 22 21 12
    2 DET 7 4 1 2 16 13 10
    3 TBL 7 4 2 1 21 14 9
    4 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
    5 BOS 9 4 5 0 22 23 8
    6 TOR 7 3 3 1 20 21 7
    7 FLA 6 2 2 2 9 14 6
    8 BUF 8 1 7 0 9 28 2

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    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    D. Krejci 6 2 5 4 7
    C. Kelly 9 2 5 4 7
    C. Soderberg 9 2 4 0 6
    M. Lucic 9 1 5 1 6
    L. Eriksson 9 2 3 2 5
    T. Krug 9 2 3 3 5
    P. Bergeron 9 1 3 -3 4
    R. Smith 9 2 1 -3 3
    Z. Chara 9 2 1 -2 3
    B. Marchand 9 1 2 -2 3
     
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    T. Rask 3 3 0 .880 2.91
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