TD Bank
News

Joey Mac to face the music...

Saturday, 03.24.2007 / 10:37 AM ET / News
Boston Bruins
X
Share with your Friends


Joey Mac to face the music...

Yesterday, Bruins head coach Dave Lewis surprised the writers surrounding him after practice by naming Bruins backup netminder Joey MacDonald as the starter against the New York Rangers.

"He’s another goalie and he can play," explained Lewis of the decision, succinctly. "He’s on the team."

Asked if that decision was assigning some blame for the Bruins breakdown against Montreal, Lewis shook his head and made an emphatic denial.

"I didn’t (assign blame) to Tim," said Lewis. "You can’t just blame one person."

Looking a little closer, the real answer may lie in the fact that the Tank has not had the easiest time against the Boys from Broadway.

Against New York, Tim is 0-4-2 (the 2 being overtime losses) and has a 3.81 GAA and .878 SV%.

Lastly, Thomas is seventh in the league in games played with 62, with names like Brodeur, Luongo and Kiprusoff ahead of him.

In short, maybe Tim deserves a break.

So, the relative new kid, Joey Mac (right), will get his first career start against Jaromir Jagr and his teammates.

And as far as the other lineup possibilities for today, no news until warm ups.

But don’t be shocked if some familiar faces are sitting -- either because of the flu going around the team, or for ’other’ reasons.

Asked if the call-ups were, in fact, a ’wake-up’ call, Coach answered in the positive.

"Exactly," he said, explaining that the new faces in the room should be a sign to the Bruins players to "pay attention (because) there are other players in the organization that want to take your job."

Should make for some interesting viewing this afternoon.
Coors Light - To the Black, The Gold, and The Cold

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 74 46 20 8 195 162 100
2 TBL 74 46 21 7 242 191 99
3 DET 72 39 21 12 208 195 90
4 OTT 72 37 24 11 212 190 85
5 BOS 73 36 25 12 193 190 84
6 FLA 73 33 26 14 180 201 80
7 TOR 74 27 41 6 193 237 60
8 BUF 73 20 46 7 138 245 47

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 72 21 30 3 51
D. Hamilton 72 10 32 -3 42
L. Eriksson 72 18 23 1 41
M. Lucic 72 15 25 12 40
B. Marchand 68 22 17 6 39
C. Soderberg 73 11 27 8 38
R. Smith 72 12 25 8 37
T. Krug 69 12 22 13 34
C. Kelly 71 7 20 9 27
D. Krejci 38 7 19 7 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
N. Svedberg 7 5 1 .919 2.30
T. Rask 29 19 11 .921 2.33
Hallmark Health System
BRUINS FAN POLL
 
Friendly's - Official Family Restaurant and Ice Cream of the Boston Bruins
Jack Links
NHL Ticket Exchange
Dunkin' Donuts Ultimate Bruins Experience Sweepstakes   AMI Graphics   Geico - Aim for savings

Click the instant ticket and enter to win Second Chance Drawings