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BOSTON BRUINS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Thursday, 01.11.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
Boston Bruins
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins host the Islanders Thursday in the second 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 20-17-3 overall this season with a 12-8-1 record on home ice. The Islanders are 20-19-3 overall this season with a 9-11-1 record on the road. The Bruins are 3-2-0 this season vs. Atlantic Division teams and are 17-16-1 overall against Eastern Conference opponents. The Islanders are 1-6-0 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 16-16-2 overall against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 59-43-21-2 lifetime vs. New York with a 429-386 scoring edge in those 125 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 32-17-11-1 lifetime vs. the Islanders with a 222-171 scoring advantage in those 61 contests. The Islanders won the first game of this season’s series with a 4-1 win in New York on Oct. 14. The Bruins are winless in their last six games vs. the Islanders overall at 0-4-1-1 with their last win over New York a 2-1 victory in Boston on Jan. 29, 2004.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins are 1-4-0 in their last five games with a 5-0 loss in Nashville on Dec. 30, 5-1 setback in Toronto on Jan. 1, 10-2 loss to Toronto on Jan. 4, 4-3 victory over Philadelphia on Jan. 6 and 5-2 setback in Ottawa on Jan. 9. They are 6-5-1 in their last 12 games, 11-8-1 in their last 20 games and 16-10-1 over their last 27 contests.

Recent Islanders Games
The Islanders snapped their six-game losing streak with a 5-3 win at NY Rangers on Jan. 9. That followed loss to Ottawa (2-0 Dec. 27), New Jersey (2-0 Dec. 30 and 4-3 Jan. 4), Buffalo (3-1 Jan. 1), Philadelphia (3-2 Jan. 2) and Carolina (4-2 Jan. 6). They are 5-7-0 in their last 12 games overall.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins next travel to New York to face the Rangers on Jan. 13 (2:00 p.m.; NBC). They will then face a home-and-home series with Buffalo, hosting the Sabres on Jan. 15 (1:00 p.m.; NESN) and playing in Buffalo on Jan. 17 (7:00 p.m.; NESN). All games are broadcast on WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Islanders Games
The Islanders conclude their current four-game road trip tonight and will next return home to host New Jersey on Jan. 13 and Tampa Bay on Jan. 15.

Bruins Injuries
Stanislav Chistov: Lower body injury.
Jason York: Knee injury.

Bruins January Transactions
Jan. 2: Returned Hannu Toivonen to Providence/AHL.
Jan. 2: Recalled Philippe Sauve from Providence/AHL.
Jan. 5: Assigned Phil Kessel to Providence/AHL.
Jan. 6: Returned Philippe Sauve to Providence/AHL.
Jan. 6: Recalled Hannu Toivonen and Matt Lashoff from Providence/AHL.
Jan. 7: Returned Hannu Toivonen and Yan Stastny to Providence/AHL.
Jan. 7: Recalled Philippe Sauve and Phil Kessel from Providence/AHL.
Jan. 8: Returned Philippe Sauve to Providence/AHL.
Jan. 8: Recalled Hannu Toivonen and Jonathan Sigalet from Providence/AHL.
Jan. 10: Returned Jonathan Sigalet 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.
  • 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 1-3=4 totals in three of his last eight games played with a shorthanded goal Nov. 30 vs. Tampa Bay, two assists Dec. 29 in Chicago and an assist Jan. 6 vs. Philadelphia.
  • 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 eight 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 6-4=10 totals in his last 12 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; single assists each Dec. 29 in Chicago and Jan. 1 in Toronto; and a shorthanded penalty shot goal Jan. 9 in Ottawa.
  • 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).
  • Has taken two penalty shots this season - unsuccessful on Washington’s Brent Johnson on Nov. 18 and scoring on Ottawa’s Ray Emery on Jan. 9…He has taken four career penalty shots, scoring once.
  • 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
  • Snapped a nine-game scoreless stretch with an assist Jan. 6 vs. Philadelphia.
  • 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 1-4=5 totals in four of his last seven 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 single assists each Jan. 4 vs. Toronto and Jan. 9 in Ottawa.
  • 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 seven 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 18 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 his last seven 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
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in his last two straight games with two assists Jan. 6 vs. Philadelphia and a goal Jan. 9 in Ottawa.
  • Has four 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
  • His last point was a goal Dec. 26 in Columbus.
  • Has 2-5=7 totals in his last 12 games with 5-7=12 totals in his last 20 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
  • Has 6-3=9 totals in his last 11 games…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.
  • Had a six-game point streak from Dec. 16-29 (5-3=8 totals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/2.
  • Has reached the 20-goal mark for the fifth straight season and the seventh time overall in his career.
  • 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 spslit his last two starts with a 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Jan. 6 and a 5-2 setback in Ottawa on Jan. 9.
  • Is 5-3-1 in his last nine starts, 11-6-1 in his last 18 starts and is 18-9-2 in his last 29 decisions.
  • Recorded his second career shutout with a 2-0 win vs. Vancouver on Dec. 21 (39 saves).
  • 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.
  • 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 five 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 five games to injury (5-upper body, Dec. 30-Jan. 9).

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has missed two games with a mild middle body injury.
  • 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.
  • Has missed two games to injury (2-middle body, Jan. 6-9).

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Had 1-1=2 totals, including an assist on the game-winning goal, Jan. 6 vs. Philadelphia…Had been held scoreless in his previous three games, his longest such drought since Feb. 4-8, 2006.
  • Has 7-12=19 totals in his last 15 games with 9-22=31 totals in his last 25 games and 12-26=38 totals in his last 31 contests…Also scored the deciding shootout goal in the 3-2 win in Washington on Nov. 15 during that span.
  • Has 11 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 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).
  • Had a ten-game point streak from Dec. 7-29 (6-11=17 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 eight 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).

    49—Matt Lashoff—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Has played in the last two games, with an assist Jan. 6 vs. Philadelphia.
  • Was recalled on Jan. 6 from Providence/AHL for his second stint of the season in Boston…Had 6-11=17 totals with 30 PIM and 4 power play goals in 28 AHL Bruins games.
  • Had one assist in seven games during his first Boston stint from Oct. 25-Nov. 13.
  • Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Has dressed as backup for his last three games in Boston.
  • 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 four stints in Providence/AHL this season, from Nov. 7-26, Dec. 9-11, Jan. 2-6 and Jan. 7-8…Is 3-6-0 with a 2.82 GAA in nine AHL Bruins games this year.
  • His last Boston win was a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Oct. 19.
  • Has dressed as backup for 20 games.

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Has single goals each in two of his last eight 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.
  • Played his first Boston game on Jan. 9 in Ottawa since undergoing cancer surgery on Dec. 11 and missing 11 games.
  • Recalled Jan. 7 from Providence/AHL where he had been assigned on Jan. 5 for conditioning purposes…Had one goal and two PIM in two AHL Bruins games.
  • His last Boston point was 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 11 games to illness (11-cancer surgery, Dec. 12-Jan. 4).

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Has 3-4=7 totals in three of his last six games…Had a 1-1=2 effort Dec. 29 in Chicago; an assist Jan. 1 in Toronto; and a 2-2=4 effort Jan. 6 vs. Philadelphia…Has factored into each of Boston’s last four goals.
  • Has 8-13=21 totals in his last 14 games with 9-23=32 totals in his last 24 games and 13-33=46 totals in his last 32 contests.
  • Has 13 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 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
    2 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
    3 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
    4 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
    5 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
    6 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
    7 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
    8 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

    STATS

    2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
    SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
    P. Bergeron 23 5 11 -2 16
    C. Soderberg 23 5 10 2 15
    D. Hamilton 23 4 8 2 12
    L. Eriksson 23 3 9 5 12
    B. Marchand 20 5 6 4 11
    M. Lucic 23 4 7 3 11
    R. Smith 23 4 6 -1 10
    D. Krejci 11 3 7 4 10
    C. Kelly 21 2 6 4 8
    S. Griffith 18 5 2 -1 7
     
    GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
    T. Rask 10 6 1 .915 2.40
    N. Svedberg 3 3 0 .913 2.46
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