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BOSTON BRUINS vs. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
Mellon Arena; Pittsburgh PA
Game Time: 12:30 p.m.
NBC and WBZ Radio


Today’s Game
The Bruins visit the Penguins today in the third of four games between these teams this season and the second of two games of this season’s series at Mellon Arena. The Bruins are 34-34-6 overall this season with a 16-18-2 record on the road. The Penguins are 42-22-10 overall this season with a 24-9-5 record on home ice. The Bruins are 7-7-3 this season vs. Atlantic Division teams and are 29-31-4 overall against Eastern Conference opponents. The Penguins are 9-3-3 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 36-19-9 overall against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 95-47-21-1 lifetime vs. Pittsburgh with a 658-511 scoring advantage in those 164 games. On the road, the Bruins are 36-31-15-1 lifetime vs. the Penguins with a 299-283 scoring edge in those 83 contests. The Bruins have won both games of this season’s series thus far in shootouts with a 4-3 win in Pittsburgh on Nov. 22 and a 5-4 victory in Boston on Jan. 18. The Bruins have taken points out of their last ten straight games overall vs. the Penguins at 9-0-0-1 with their last regulation loss overall to Pittsburgh a 5-2 setback in Boston on Feb. 8, 2003. The Bruins have taken points out of their last 12 straight games in Pittsburgh at 9-0-2-1 with their last regulation loss in Pittsburgh a 4-2 loss on Dec. 14, 1999.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have lost their last four games at 0-3-1 with a 7-0 loss at NY Rangers on Mar. 17, a 1-0 loss in Montreal on Mar. 20, a 6-3 setback to Montreal on Mar. 22 and a 2-1 shootout loss to NY Rangers on Mar. 24. They had won their previous two games with 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 4-6-2 in their last 12 games and are 8-8-2 in their last 18 games.

Recent Penguins Games
The Penguins snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Atlanta on Mar. 24 following a 2-1 loss at NY Rangers on Mar. 19 and a 3-1 setback at NY Islanders on Mar. 22. They have points in nine of their last 11 games at 8-2-1 and are 23-6-3 in their last 32 games since Jan. 13.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins conclude their two-game road trip in Ottawa on Mar. 27 (7:30 p.m.; NESN & WBZ Radio). They will then return to Boston to host Pittsburgh on Mar. 29 and Atlanta on Mar. 31. The Bruins have seven games remaining in their regular season following today’s game, playing three on home ice and four on the road.

Upcoming Penguins Games
The Penguins next face a three-game road trip, playing in Washington on Mar. 27, at Boston on Mar. 29 and in Toronto on Mar. 31. The Penguins have six games remaining in their regular season following today’s game, playing two at home and four on the road.

Bruins Injuries
P. J. Axelsson: Wrist injury.
Glen Murray: Groin 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.
March 23: Ben Walter returned to Providence/AHL.
March 23: Petr Kalus and Mark Stuart recalled from Providence/AHL.

Bruins 2006-07 Shootouts
The Bruins are 9-4 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
  • Mar. 24, 2007 – NY Rangers 2 at Boston 1 – Deciding Goal: Jagr

    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 set new highs in both goals and points; 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 12 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 4-4=8 totals in six of his last 11 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; a goal Mar. 15 vs. Washington; and an assist Mar. 22 vs. Montreal.
  • 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 19 games to injury (1-flu, Nov. 28; 10-foot, Dec. 2-23; 7-wrist, Mar. 8-24).

    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 nine 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
  • Did not dress Mar. 24 vs. NY Rangers.
  • His last point was 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 four games (coach’s decision).
  • Has missed two games to injury (2-knee, Jan. 11-13).

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Has 4-2=6 totals in three of his last six games with a 2-1=3 effort Mar. 11 in Detroit; 1-1=2 totals Mar. 15 vs. Washington; and a goal Mar. 22 vs. Montreal.
  • Has 6-7=13 totals in his last 15 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 15 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
  • Snapped a nine-game scoreless stretch with a 1-1=2 effort Mar. 22 vs. Montreal, which matched his career-high for points in a game.
  • Has three 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 20 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
  • Returned to the lineup Mar. 24 vs. NY Rangers after missing five games with a knee injury and assisted on Boston’s lone goal of the game.
  • 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…Scored his 100th NHL goal 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. 7 in Tampa Bay.
  • Has missed six games to injury (1-ankle, Feb. 24; 5-knee, Mar. 11-22).

    25—Jason York—D
  • Has played in five of the last 12 games with his last game played Mar. 22 vs. Montreal.
  • His last point was an assist Feb. 26 vs. Atlanta.
  • Scored his first goal of the season Feb. 20 in Toronto which was his first NHL goal since Jan. 8, 2004.
  • 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 eight 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
  • Has missed eight games with a groin 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 15 games to injury (3-groin, Feb. 6; Feb. 10-13; 4-lower body, Feb. 20-24; 8-groin, Mar. 8-24).

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Has lost his last three games with a 7-0 loss at NY Rangers on Mar. 17 (three goals against in 45 minutes), a 1-0 setback in Montreal on Mar. 20 and a 6-3 loss to Montreal on Mar. 22…His last win was a 4-3 shootout victory over Washington on Mar. 15, which was his 30th of the season as he became the first Boston goaltender since 2001-02 to reach that mark (Byron Dafoe, 35).
  • Is 3-5-1 in his last nine games and is 7-7-1 in his last 15 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
  • Lost his last start with a 2-1 shootout loss to NY Rangers on Mar. 24.
  • Is 1-1-1 in his three decisions with Boston, starting his first game as a Bruin Mar. 4 in New Jersey with a 4-1 victory.
  • Claimed off waivers from Detroit on Feb. 24…Had a 1-5-1 record and 3.46 GAA in eight Red Wings games.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0-1 (2 goals/3 shots).
  • 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 nine Boston games.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Has played the last seven 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 12 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 2-6=8 totals in his last ten games with a two-assist effort Mar. 4 in New Jersey; an assist Mar. 8 vs. Minnesota; 1-1=2 efforts each Mar. 11 in Detroit (including the game-winning goal) and Mar. 15 vs. Washington; and an assist Mar. 22 vs. Montreal.
  • Has 4-12=16 totals in his last 18 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
  • Has not dressed for the last two games.
  • 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 five games (coach’s decision).

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • Snapped a 14-game scoreless stretch with an assist Mar. 22 vs. Montreal.
  • 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 12 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.

    45—Mark Stuart—D
  • Played Mar. 24 vs. NY Rangers after being recalled Mar. 23 from Providence/AHL for his third stint of the season in Boston…Had 4-15=19 totals with 60 PIM in 42 AHL Bruins games at the time of the recall.
  • Had one assist in seven games during his first recall to Boston from Nov. 21-Dec.. 9…Played four scoreless games during his second stint from Feb. 13-25.
  • Has not dressed for four games (coach’s decision).

    47—Petr Kalus—RW
  • Played his first NHL game Mar. 24 vs. NY Rangers.
  • Recalled Mar. 23 from Providence/AHL where he had 13-17=30 totals and 105 PIM in 40 AHL Bruins games.

    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 24 games on two recalls from Providence/AHL, including his first game as a Bruin Feb. 3 in Carolina.
  • Had 4-7=11 totals and 105 PIM in 46 AHL Bruins games.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
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  • Has 2-5=7 totals in his last 11 games with two-assist efforts each Mar. 3 vs. Montreal and Mar. 4 in New Jersey; a goal Mar. 11 in Detroit; and a 1-1=2 night Mar. 22 vs. Montreal…Also scored the deciding shootout goal Mar. 15 vs. Washington, his fourth such goal of the season.
  • Has six 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
  • Has 1-7=8 totals in his last eight games with an assist Mar. 10 in Philadelphia; and three-assists each Mar. 11 in Detroit and Mar. 15 vs. Washington; and a goal Mar. 24 vs. NY Rangers.
  • Has 4-17=21 totals in his last 21 games.
  • 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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