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BOSTON BRUINS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

Saturday, 01.06.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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BOSTON BRUINS vs. PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA
Game Time: 1:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Today’s Game
The Bruins host the Flyers today 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 19-16-3 overall this season with an 11-8-1 record on home ice. The Flyers are 11-25-4 overall this season with an 8-14-0 record on the road. The Bruins are 2-2-0 this season vs. Atlantic Division teams and are 16-15-1 overall against Eastern Conference opponents. The Flyers are 1-5-2 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 7-23-4 overall against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 78-52-21-2 lifetime vs. Philadelphia with a 505-464 scoring edge in those 153 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 46-20-11-1 lifetime vs. the Flyers with a 286-217 scoring advantage in those 78 contests. This is the first game between these teams this season with the remaining games of this season’s series Feb. 19 in Philadelphia, Mar. 1 in Boston and Mar. 10 in Philadelphia.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have lost three straight games for the first time since Oct. 11-14 (0-2-1) and have lost three straight in regulation for the first time since Mar. 29-Apr. 4 of last season with a 5-0 loss in Nashville on Dec. 30, a 5-1 setback in Toronto on Jan. 1 and a 10-2 loss to Toronto on Jan. 4. They are 5-4-1 in their last ten games, 10-7-1 in their last 18 games and have a 15-9-1 mark over their last 25 contests. Their last win was a 5-3 victory in Chicago on Dec. 29.

Recent Flyers Games
The Flyers had their three-game win streak snapped with a 3-2 loss at NY Rangers on Jan. 4. That followed a 4-3 win in Tampa Bay on Dec. 28, a 5-2 victory in Carolina on Dec. 31 and a 3-2 win at NY Islanders on Jan. 2. The Flyers are 3-10-1 in their last 14 games overall with the win streak preceded by a ten-game losing stretch of 0-9-1 from Dec. 2-27.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins next travel to Ottawa to face the Senators on Jan. 9 (7:30 p.m.) and will then return home to host the NY Islanders on Jan. 11 (7:00 p.m.). Both games are broadcast on NESN and WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Flyers Games
The Flyers continue their current eight-game road trip (3-2-0 thus far) in Ottawa on Jan. 7 and at Washington on Jan. 9. They will then return home to host Montreal on Jan. 11.

Bruins Injuries
Jeff Hoggan: Upper body injury.

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.
Jan. 5: Assigned Phil Kessel 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
  • 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 two 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 Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • His last point was an assist Dec. 26 in Columbus.
  • Has 5-3=8 totals in his last 15 games.
  • 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 six games played with a shorthanded goal Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay and two assists Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Has played the last five games after missing ten games to injury.
  • 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
  • Has 2-1=3 totals in three of his last six games with single goals each Dec. 23 vs. Montreal and Dec. 26 in Columbus; and an assist Dec. 29 in Chicago.
  • Had a three-game point streak from Dec. 23-29 (2-1=3 totals).
  • 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 ten 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 18 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 1-3=4 totals in three of his last five games with two assists Dec. 26 in Columbus, which matched his previous career-high for assists and points in a game, a shorthanded goal Dec. 29 in Chicago and an assist Jan. 4 vs. Toronto.
  • 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 2-2=4 totals in three of his last five games with a goal Dec. 26 in Columbus, an assist Dec. 29 in Chicago and a 1-1=2 effort Jan. 4 vs. Toronto.
  • Has 4-7=11 totals in his last 17 games.
  • Has three 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
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in two of his last five games with an assist Dec. 26 in Columbus and a goal Jan. 4 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
  • His last points came in 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 ten 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 18 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
  • Has lost consecutive starts for the first time since Oct. 6 and 12 (0-1-1) with a 5-1 loss in Toronto on Jan. 1 and a 10-2 setback to Toronto on Jan. 4 (eight goals against in 48 minutes before being relieved by Philippe Sauve).
  • Is 4-2-1 in his last seven starts, 10-5-1 in his last 16 starts and is 17-8-2 in his last 27 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 three 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 three games to injury (3-upper body, Dec. 30-Jan. 4).

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has 2-4=6 totals in six of his last nine 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 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
  • Did not earn a decision in his last appearance, allowing two goals in 12 minutes in relief of Tim Thomas in a 10-2 loss Jan. 4 vs. Toronto.
  • 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 three games, the first time he has been held scoreless in three straight games since Feb. 4-8, 2006…He has not been held without a point in four straight games since Nov. 8-19, 2005.
  • 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 his last 23 games with 11-25=36 totals in his last 29 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 three of his last six games, recorded Dec. 23 vs. Montreal, Dec. 26 in Columbus and Jan. 4 vs. Toronto.
  • 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 three games, with an assist Jan. 4 vs. Toronto, 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 six 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).

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in two of his last four 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 12 games with 7-21=28 totals in his last 22 games and 11-31=42 totals in his last 30 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 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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