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BOSTON BRUINS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS
Bell Centre; Montreal QBC
Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins visit the Canadiens tonight in the sixth of eight games between these teams this season and the third of four games of this season’s series at Bell Centre. The Bruins are 34-32-5 overall this season with a 16-17-2 record on the road. The Canadiens are 36-31-6 overall this season with a 21-12-3 record on home ice. The Bruins are 13-12-1 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 29-29-3 overall against Eastern Conference opponents. The Canadiens are 12-10-4 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 29-28-6 overall against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 257-320-103-2 lifetime vs. Montreal with the Canadiens holding a 2062-1811 scoring advantage in those 682 games. On the road, the Bruins are 99-194-47-0 lifetime vs. the Canadiens with Montreal holding a 1142-805 scoring edge in those 340 contests. The Bruins are 3-2-0 vs. Montreal in this season’s series thus far with a 3-2 loss in Boston on Oct. 26, a 6-5 win in Montreal on Dec. 4, a 4-3 loss in Montreal on Dec. 12, a 4-2 victory in Boston on Dec. 23 and a 3-1 victory in Boston on Mar. 3.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins had their two-game win streak stopped with a 7-0 loss at NY Rangers on Mar. 17. That followed a 6-3 victory in Detroit on Mar. 11 and a 4-3 shootout win over Washington on Mar. 15 in which they overcame an 0-3 deficit for the victory. They are 4-4-1 in their last nine games, are 8-6-1 in their last 15 games and are 12-8-1 in their last 21 contests.

Recent Canadiens Games
The Canadiens have won three of their last four games with a 4-3 win in St. Louis on Mar. 10, a 5-3 victory vs. NY Islanders on Mar. 13, a 6-3 loss in Pittsburgh on Mar. 16 and a 3-2 shootout victory over Toronto on Mar. 17. They are 7-5-0 in their last 12 games following a six-game losing streak from Feb. 6-17.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins next return home to host Montreal on Mar. 22 (7:30 p.m.; NESN & WBZ Radio) and the NY Rangers on Mar. 24 (1:00 p.m.; NESN & WBZ Radio). They will then face the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Mar. 25 (12:30 p.m.; NBC & WBZ Radio) and the Senators in Ottawa on Mar. 27 (7:30 p.m.; NESN & WBZ Radio). The Bruins have ten games remaining in their regular season following tonight’s game, playing five on home ice and five on the road.

Upcoming Canadiens Games
The Canadiens next face the Bruins in Boston on Mar. 22 and will then return home to host Washington on Mar. 24 and NY Rangers on Mar. 27. The Canadiens have eight games remaining in their regular season following tonight’s game, playing four at home and four on the road.

Bruins Injuries
P. J. Axelsson: Wrist injury.
Shean Donovan: Knee injury.
Glen Murray: Lower body injury.

Bruins March Transactions
March 8: David Krejci recalled from Providence/AHL and returned to Providence/AHL after the game.
March 9: Jeff Hoggan recalled from Providence/AHL.
March 15: Ben Walter recalled from Providence/AHL.

Bruins 2006-07 Shootouts
The Bruins are 9-3 this season in shootouts:
  • Oct. 12, 2006 – Boston 2 at St. Louis 3 – Deciding Goal: Stempniak
  • Nov. 2, 2006 – Buffalo 5 at Boston 4 – Deciding Goal: Kotalik
  • Nov. 15, 2006 – Boston 3 at Washington 2 – Deciding Goal: Bergeron
  • Nov. 22, 2006 – Boston 4 at Pittsburgh 3 – Deciding Goal: Sturm
  • Nov. 30, 2006 – Tampa Bay 3 at Boston 4 – Deciding Goal: Kessel
  • Jan. 11, 2007 – NY Islanders 5 at Boston 4 – Deciding Goal: Blake
  • Jan. 15, 2007 – Buffalo 2 at Boston 3 – Deciding Goal: Sturm
  • Jan. 18, 2007 – Pittsburgh 4 at Boston 5 – Deciding Goal: Kessel
  • Feb. 6, 2007 – Boston 3 at Washington 2 – Deciding Goal: Kessel
  • Feb. 10, 2007 – NY Islanders 3 at Boston 4 – Deciding Goal: Chara
  • Feb. 17, 2007 – Boston 4 at Buffalo 3 – Deciding Goal: Tenkrat
  • Mar. 15, 2007 – Washington 3 at Boston 4 – Deciding Goal: Kessel

    Bruins Fun Facts
  • Several Bruins have already recorded career single-season highs in various categories … Andrew Alberts has recorded highs in both assists and points;
  • Patrice Bergeron has a new career-high in assists; Brandon Bochenski has recorded highs in goals and points; Chuck Kobasew has a new career-high in assists; Mark Mowers has played a career-high in games and has tied his high in goals; has a career-high in assists; Tim Thomas has long surpassed his previous highs in games, minutes and wins; and Dennis Wideman has new career-highs in assists and points.
  • With his 4-3 shootout win over Washington on Mar. 15, Tim Thomas became the first Boston goaltender to reach the 30-win mark since Byron Dafoe had 35 in 2001-02.
  • Marc Savard’s 70 assists on the season are the most by a Bruin since Adam Oates had 80 in 1993-94.

    The Players

    6—Dennis Wideman—D
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in three of his nine games as a Bruin…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist in his first game with the team, Mar. 1 vs. Philadelphia; had an assist Mar. 8 vs. Minnesota; and scored his first goal as a Bruin Mar. 10 in Philadelphia.
  • Acquired Feb. 27 from St. Louis for Brad Boyes…Led Blues defensemen in scoring with 5-17=22 totals with 44 PIM in 55 games at the time of the trade.
  • Was Buffalo’s eighth pick, 241st overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft but never played for the Sabres…Signed by St. Louis as a free agent in June, 2004 and split his first two pro seasons between St. Louis and their AHL affiliates in Worcester and Peoria…Played five seasons of junior hockey in Sudbury and London/OHL.

    10—Brandon Bochenski—RW
  • Has 4-3=7 totals in five of his last eight games…Scored the game-winning goal Mar. 3 vs. Montreal; a 1-1=2 effort Mar. 4 in New Jersey; a goal Mar. 8 vs. Minnesota; two assists Mar. 11 in Detroit; and a goal Mar. 15 vs. Washington.
  • Has 6-6=12 totals in his last 14 games and has 10-8=18 totals in 11 of his 20 games as a Bruin.
  • Has five multiple-point games.
  • Had a three-game point streak from Feb. 19-23 (2-3=5 totals).
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Feb. 6 in Washington, scoring his first goal as a Bruin in that game.
  • Acquired Feb. 3 from Chicago for Kris Versteeg and a conditional draft pick…Had played ten games with the Blackhawks this season, scoring two goals…Spent most of this season with Norfolk/AHL prior to coming to Boston and ranked fourth in the AHL scoring race at the time of the trade with 33-33=66 totals in 35 Admirals games.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/4 (0/1 with Chicago; 0/3 with Boston).
  • Was Ottawa’s ninth pick (seventh round), 223rd overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and played one-plus seasons in the Senators organization with Ottawa and Binghamton/AHL…Traded to Chicago with a 2006 second round draft pick for Tyler Arnason on Mar. 9, 2005…Played three seasons of college hockey at the University of North Dakota…Has one career NHL hat trick, scored in a 3-1=4 effort in Florida on Dec. 5, 2005 while with Ottawa…Scored his first NHL goal vs. the Bruins on Oct. 15, 2005.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Is out of the lineup indefinitely with a broken wrist.
  • Has 3-3=6 totals in four of his last nine games…Had a 1-1=2 effort Feb. 19 in Philadelphia, a shorthanded goal Feb. 20 in Toronto; two assists Feb. 23 in Tampa Bay; and a goal Mar. 4 in New Jersey.
  • Has eight multiple-point games.
  • Has had two three-game point streaks - from Oct. 28-Nov. 4 (3-3=6 totals) and Feb. 19-23 (2-2=4 totals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/2.
  • Played his 600th NHL game Oct. 26 vs. Montreal.
  • Has missed 16 games to injury (1-flu, Nov. 28; 10-foot, Dec. 2-23; 4-wrist, Mar. 8-17).

    12—Chuck Kobasew—RW
  • Recorded his first points as a Bruin in a 1-1=2 effort Mar. 11 in Detroit.
  • Has played the last six games, including his first game as a Bruin Mar. 6 vs. Colorado, after missing 17 games with an elbow injury suffered while with Calgary.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1 (0/1 with Calgary).
  • Acquired from Calgary with Andrew Ference for Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau on Feb. 10…Had 4-13=17 totals in 40 Flames games at the time of the trade.
  • Drafted by Calgary as their first pick, 14th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft…Played one season of college hockey at Boston College, winning an NCAA championship with the Eagles in 2001.

    13—Stanislav Chistov—LW
  • Has 2-2=4 totals in four of his last 13 games…Had an assist Feb. 19 in Philadelphia; single goals each Feb. 20 in Toronto (game-winning goal) and Feb. 23 in Tampa Bay; and an assist Mar. 4 in New Jersey.
  • Has had two three-game point streaks - from Dec. 23-29 (2-1=3 totals) and Feb. 19-23 (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.
  • Has not dressed for three games (coach’s decision).
  • Has missed two games to injury (2-knee, Jan. 11-13).

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Has 5-7=12 totals in his last 12 games…Had a 1-1=2 effort Feb. 23 in Tampa Bay; single assists each Feb. 24 in Florida, Feb. 26 vs. Atlanta, Mar. 1 vs. Philadelphia and Mar. 3 vs. Montreal; the shorthanded, game-winning goal Mar. 4 in New Jersey; a 2-1=3 effort Mar. 11 in Detroit; and 1-1=2 totals Mar. 15 vs. Washington.
  • Has 11-7=18 totals in his last 18 games.
  • Has six multiple-point games, including his second career hat trick scored Dec. 19 in Ottawa and a 2-1=3 effort Mar. 11 in Detroit.
  • Had a six-game point streak from Feb. 23-Mar. 4 (2-5=7 totals).
  • 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: 4/10 (deciding goals Nov. 22 in Pittsburgh and Jan. 15 vs. Buffalo).
  • Re-signed to a multi-year contract on Feb. 24.
  • Has missed six games to injury (4-leg, Oct. 19-28; 2-facial injuries, Feb. 3-6).

    17—Petr Tenkrat—RW
  • Has four goals in his last 12 games played with a two-goal effort, including the game-winning goal, Feb. 19 in Philadelphia and single goals each Mar. 3 vs. Montreal and Mar. 11 in Detroit…Also scored shootout goals Feb. 10 vs. NY Islanders and Feb. 17 vs. Buffalo with the Buffalo goal the deciding tally.
  • 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: 2/3.
  • Has not dressed for five games (coach’s decision).
  • Has missed one game to injury (1-ankle, Feb. 24).

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Has 2-2=4 totals in three of his last 12 games…Had single assists each Feb. 23 in Tampa Bay and Feb. 26 vs. Atlanta; and his first career two-goal game Mar. 1 vs. Philadelphia.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • 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).

    21—Andrew Ference—D
  • Recorded his first point as a Bruin and the 100th point of his NHL career with an assist Mar. 11 in Detroit.
  • Has played 16 games with Boston since he was acquired on Feb. 10 from Calgary with Chuck Kobasew for Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Feb. 13 vs. Edmonton.
  • Had 2-10=12 totals with 66 PIM in 54 Flames games at the time of the trade.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh in the eighth round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and played three-plus seasons in the Penguins organization before going to Calgary in Feb., 2003 for a draft choice…Has played the last three seasons with Calgary.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Is out indefinitely with a knee injury.
  • Has 2-1=3 totals in two of his last 12 games with a 1-1=2 effort Feb. 17 in Buffalo and his 100th NHL goal scored Feb. 26 vs. Atlanta.
  • Has three 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.
  • Has missed three games to injury (1-ankle, Feb. 24; 3-knee, Mar. 11-17).

    25—Jason York—D
  • Has played in four of the last nine games with his last game played Mar. 17 at NY Rangers.
  • Has 1-2=3 totals in three of his last ten games played, snapping a 17-games played scoreless stretch (missed nine games in that span with a knee injury) with an assist Feb. 17 in Buffalo; scoring his first NHL goal since Jan. 8, 2004 on Feb. 20 in Toronto; and adding an assist Feb. 26 vs. Atlanta.
  • 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 not dressed for six games (coach’s decision).
  • Has missed 20 games to injury (10-knee, Nov. 4-24; 1-knee, Nov. 28; 9-knee, Jan. 11-30).

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Is out indefinitely with a lower body injury.
  • Has 6-2=8 totals in his last 13 games played …Had a goal Jan. 27 in Ottawa; his 300th NHL assist Jan. 29 vs. NY Rangers; a goal Jan. 30 in Buffalo; an assist Feb. 1 vs. Buffalo; two goals Feb. 3 in Carolina; and single goals each Feb. 15 at NY Islanders and Mar. 3 vs. Montreal.
  • Has ten 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).
  • Had a five-game point streak from Jan. 27-Feb. 3 (4-2=6 totals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/4.
  • Has reached the 20-goal mark for the fifth straight season and the seventh time overall in his career…Is looking to break the 30-goal mark for the fourth time 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…Recorded his 300th NHL assist Jan. 29 vs. NY Rangers.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Has missed 12 games to injury (3-groin, Feb. 6; Feb. 10-13; 4-lower body, Feb. 20-24; 5-lower body, Mar. 8-17).

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Had his two-game win streak stopped with a 7-0 loss at NY Rangers on Mar. 17, allowing three goals in 45 minutes of play…That followed a 6-3 win in Detroit on Mar. 11 and a 4-3 shootout victory over Washington on Mar. 15…The win over the Capitals was his 30th of the season as he became the first Boston goaltender since 2001-02 to reach that mark (Byron Dafoe, 35).
  • Is 3-3-1 in his last seven games, is 7-5-1 in his last 13 games and 9-6-1 in his last 16 contests.
  • Has three shutouts on the season, numbers two-four career - a 2-0 win vs. Vancouver on Dec. 21 (39 saves), a 3-0 win vs. Edmonton on Feb. 13 (32 saves) and a 3-0 victory in Toronto on Feb. 20 (44 saves).
  • Has faced one penalty shot this season, allowing a goal to NY Rangers’ Jed Ortmeyer on Jan. 13…He has now faced three career penalty shots (one goal allowed).
  • 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.
  • Has had two four-game win streaks, the longest of his career - from Nov. 11-18 and Feb. 17-23.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 8-2 (8 goals/46 shots).
  • Played his 100th NHL game with a 6-3 victory in Detroit on Mar. 11.
  • 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 ten games.

    31—Joey MacDonald—G
  • Did not earn a decision in his last appearance, allowing four goals in 15 minutes in relief of Tim Thomas in a 7-0 loss at NY Rangers on Mar. 17.
  • Is 1-1-0 in his two decisions with Boston, starting his first game as a Bruin Mar. 4 in New Jersey with a 4-1 victory and taking a 4-1 loss (one empty net goal) Mar. 10 in Philadelphia.
  • Claimed off waivers from Detroit on Feb. 24…Had a 1-5-1 record and 3.46 GAA in eight Red Wings games.
  • Not drafted by an NHL team, but signed with Detroit as a free agent in December, 2001…Is in his first NHL season after playing the previous five years in the Red Wings system with Toledo/ECHL and Grand Rapids/AHL.
  • Has dressed as backup for seven Boston games.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Has played the last four games since his Mar. 9 recall from Providence/AHL for his fourth stint of the season in Boston…Had 4-7=11 totals with 27 PIM and a +9 rating in 19 AHL Bruins games.
  • Began the season in Boston, playing 13 games with one assist before his Nov. 11 assignment to Providence…Recalled twice more before his current stint, from Dec. 3-5 and Dec. 6-Jan .31, playing an additional 18 games with one assist during those recalls.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Nov. 2 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has not dressed for three games (coach’s decision).
  • Has missed four games to injury (4-shoulder, Dec. 30-Jan. 6).

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Has 1-1=2 totals in his last nine games with a goal Mar. 1 vs. Philadelphia. and an assist Mar. 15 vs. Washington.
  • Scored the deciding goal in the ninth round of the shootout in a 4-3 win over NY Islanders on Feb. 10.
  • Has six multiple-point games with his season-high a 1-2=3 night Feb. 3 in Carolina which included the game-winning goal in overtime.
  • Had a five-game point streak from Dec. 16-26 (1-4=5 totals).
  • Had a four-game point streak from Jan. 11-17 (1-5=6 totals).
  • Has had three three-game point streaks as well.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 1/2 (Deciding goal Feb. 10 vs. NY Islanders).
  • 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.
  • Played for the Eastern Conference team at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game and scored two goals in that contest…Won the NHL’s Hardest Shot competition during the All-Star Super Skills events with a 100.4 mph blast.
  • Was named the 18th Captain in team history on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Has missed two games to injury (2-hip, Jan. 6-9).

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has 2-5=7 totals in his last seven games with a two-assist effort Mar. 4 in New Jersey; an assist Mar. 8 vs. Minnesota; and 1-1=2 efforts each Mar. 11 in Detroit (including the game-winning goal) and Mar. 15 vs. Washington.
  • Has 4-11=15 totals in his last 15 games played and also scored shootout goals Feb. 6 in Washington, Feb. 10 vs. NY Islanders and Mar. 15 vs. Washington during that span.
  • Has 16 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 ten-game point streak from Dec. 7-29 (6-11=17 totals).
  • Had a nine-game point streak from Nov. 16-Dec. 2 (2-10=12 totals).
  • Had a five-game point streak from Nov. 2-11 (3-4=7 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: 5/10 (deciding goal Nov. 15 in Washington).
  • Played his 200th NHL game Jan. 29 vs. NY Rangers…Recorded his 100th NHL assist Feb. 13 vs. Edmonton.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Has missed five games to injury (5-lower body, Feb. 15-23).

    38—Bobby Allen—D
  • His last point was an assist Feb. 23 in Tampa Bay.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Jan. 17 in Buffalo…Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Feb. 17 in Buffalo.
  • Recalled Jan. 16 from Providence/AHL where he had 5-12=17 totals with 14 PIM and a +4 rating in 31 AHL Bruins games.
  • Did not dress for two games (coach’s decision).

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • His last point was an assist Jan. 18 vs. Pittsburgh.
  • Played his 100th NHL game Dec. 16 vs. Florida.
  • Has missed six games to injury (3-shoulder, Oct. 21-28; 3-lower body, Feb. 20-24).

    44—Aaron Ward—D
  • Scored his first points as a Bruin in a 1-1=2 effort Mar. 4 in New Jersey and added an assist Mar. 11 in Detroit.
  • Has played the last nine games, including his first game as a Bruin Mar. 1 vs. Philadelphia.
  • Acquired Feb. 27 from NY Rangers for Paul Mara…Had 3-10=13 totals with 57 PIM in 60 Rangers games at the time of the trade.
  • Is in his 12th NHL season and Boston becomes his fourth NHL team (Washington, Carolina, NY Rangers)…Was Winnipeg’s first pick, fifth overall, in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft but never played for the Jets…Played three seasons of college hockey at the University of Michigan…Has been a member of three Stanley Cup-winning teams – with Washington in 1997 and 1998 and with Carolina in 2006.

    53—Jeremy Reich—LW
  • Recorded his first point of the season and first as a Bruin with an assist Mar. 1 vs. Philadelphia.
  • Has played the last 20 games on two recalls from Providence/AHL, including his first game as a Bruin Feb. 3 in Carolina.
  • Had 4-7=11 totals in 46 AHL Bruins games.

    56—Ben Walter—C
  • Has played the last two games following his Mar. 15 recall from Providence/AHL.
  • Was second in the AHL Bruins scoring race with 22-34=56 totals and 48 PIM in 62 Providence games…Was tied for fourth overall in the AHL with a plus/minus rating of +24.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
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  • Has 1-4=5 totals in his last eight games with two-assist efforts each Mar. 3 vs. Montreal and Mar. 4 in New Jersey and a goal Mar. 11 in Detroit…Also scored the deciding shootout goal Mar. 15 vs. Washington, his fourth such goal of the season.
  • Has 2-9=11 totals in his last 18 games.
  • Has five multiple-point games, all two-point efforts.
  • Returned to the Boston lineup on Jan. 9 after missing 11 games following Dec. 11 cancer surgery and a Jan. 5-7 stint in Providence/AHL for conditioning purposes.
  • 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.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 4/6…Each of his shootout goals has been the deciding tally of the game.
  • 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.
  • Played in the YoungStars Game at the 2007 NHL All-Star festivities and scored 3-1=4 totals in that game.
  • Has missed 11 games to illness (11-cancer surgery, Dec. 12-Jan. 4).

    91—Marc Savard—C
  • Had his three-game assist streak stopped Mar. 17 at NY Rangers with seven assists in that span…Had one assist Mar. 10 in Philadelphia; and three-assists each Mar. 11 in Detroit and Mar. 15 vs. Washington.
  • Has 3-17=20 totals in his last 18 games with 3-26=29 totals in his last 23 games and 7-31=38 totals in his last 32 contests.
  • Has 24 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 an eight-game assist point streak from Feb. 10-24 (3-8=11 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).
  • Has had two five-game point streaks - from Nov. 18-25 (1-6=7 totals) and Jan. 11-18 (4-6=10 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: 1/6.
  • Was the NHL’s Number One Star for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4 with 3-5=8 totals in two games.
  • Was the NHL’s Number Two Star for the week of Feb. 19-25 with 2-7=9 totals in four games.
  • Changed his sweater number from 71 to 91 on November 2.
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