|51||BOSTON||-150||Ov 5,-115||-155||Ov 5,-110|
|52||OTTAWA||+130||Un 5,-105||+135||Un 5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8-3-0||+4.2||8-3||+4.2||5-5||3.1||31.5||2.1||27.9|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.4||3-2||-0.4||3-2||3.2||29.4||2.4||24.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||22||67||20||23||21||3||7||704||9.5%||68||11||16.2%||111|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11||34||12||11||11||0||4||346||9.8%||30||8||26.7%||57|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||8||6||2||0||1||147||10.9%||14||4||28.6%||28|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||21||4||10||6||1||2||275||7.6%||25||2||8.0%||36|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||48||14||19||12||3||2||597||8.0%||87||7||8.0%||78|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||23||7||10||4||2||0||307||7.5%||39||1||2.6%||40|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||4||3||4||1||0||124||9.7%||23||3||13.0%||22|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||20||3||7||10||0||1||210||9.5%||30||4||13.3%||35|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||5||5||133||121||91.0%||0||4-1||+2.6||4-1-0||+3||3-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Road Games)||3||3||84||76||90.5%||0||2-1||+0.6||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (vs. Division)||3||3||79||72||91.1%||0||2-1||+0.6||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||101||92||91.1%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||17||17||463||429||92.7%||1||12-5||+4.6||12-5-0||+5||7-9|
|TUUKKA RASK (Road Games)||8||8||223||208||93.3%||0||6-2||+3.5||6-2-0||+4||3-4|
|TUUKKA RASK (vs. Division)||5||5||130||118||90.8%||0||3-2||-0.6||3-2-0||-1||2-3|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||97||91.5%||1||2-2||-1.4||2-2-0||-1||2-2|
|TIM THOMAS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TIM THOMAS (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TIM THOMAS (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9-3-0||+5.3||9-3||+5.3||2-8||2.7||31.7||1.5||33.6|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.6||1-4||-2.6||1-3||2.2||35.6||2.8||37.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||25||59||13||26||17||3||4||827||7.1%||83||14||16.9%||96|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12||32||8||14||8||2||2||380||8.4%||40||7||17.5%||52|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||2||4||5||0||0||178||6.2%||17||3||17.6%||19|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||9||22||6||10||5||1||1||282||7.8%||30||5||16.7%||38|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||51||20||10||17||4||4||830||6.1%||92||10||10.9%||85|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||18||6||3||7||2||1||403||4.5%||41||5||12.2%||32|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||4||3||2||1||185||7.6%||17||1||5.9%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||19||8||4||6||1||1||305||6.2%||32||4||12.5%||31|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)||15||15||459||437||95.2%||4||9-6||+2.9||9-6-0||+3||3-11|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Home Games)||9||9||280||269||96.1%||2||7-2||+4.8||7-2-0||+5||2-6|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (vs. Division)||5||5||157||149||94.9%||2||3-2||+1||3-2-0||+1||2-3|
|CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||110||94.0%||1||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||8||7||253||234||92.5%||0||3-4||-0.8||3-4-0||-1||2-4|
|BEN BISHOP (Home Games)||4||3||123||117||95.1%||0||2-1||+0.5||2-1-0||0||0-2|
|BEN BISHOP (vs. Division)||3||3||101||93||92.1%||0||2-1||+1.1||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||142||132||93.0%||0||2-2||+0.1||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)||3||3||116||110||94.8%||0||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ROBIN LEHNER (vs. Division)||1||1||46||44||95.7%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ROBIN LEHNER (Last 4 Games)||3||3||116||110||94.8%||0||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 2.95, OTTAWA 3.08|
|2/12/2013||NY RANGERS||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5 un||O|
|2/15/2013||at BUFFALO||2-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/17/2013||at WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/21/2013||at TAMPA BAY||4-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/24/2013||at FLORIDA||4-1||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||P|
|2/26/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||4-1||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -210||W||5 ov||U|
|3/2/2013||TAMPA BAY||3-2||W||0, -170||W||6 un||U|
|3/3/2013||MONTREAL||3-4||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||O|
|3/5/2013||at WASHINGTON||3-4||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||TORONTO||4-2||W||0, -205||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/9/2013||PHILADELPHIA||3-0||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/11/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|3/12/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|3/17/2013||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|3/19/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|3/21/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
|2/12/2013||BUFFALO||2-0||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/13/2013||at PITTSBURGH||2-4||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/16/2013||at TORONTO||0-3||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/18/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, +175||W||5 ev||U|
|2/19/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/21/2013||NY RANGERS||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5 un||P|
|2/23/2013||TORONTO||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|2/25/2013||MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, +110||W||5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +175||L||5 ov||U|
|3/2/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||1-2||L||0, +145||L||5 ov||U|
|3/3/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||2-3||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/6/2013||at TORONTO||4-5||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||O|
|3/8/2013||at NY RANGERS||3-2||W||0, +145||W||5 ev||P|
|3/13/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|3/16/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|3/19/2013||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
LAST SEASON: 49-29-4, 102 points. Lost to Washington 4-3 in first round.
COACH: Claude Julien, 6th season with Bruins, 228-132-50; 10th overall, 347-218-10-73 in NHL.
ADDED: D Dougie Hamilton (rookie). F Chris Bourque.
LOST: G Tim Thomas (suspended). F Marc Savard (concussions).
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Tuukka Rask. With Thomas, the two-time Vezina Trophy winner, opting to take a year off, the Bruins will rely on former backup Rask as the primary goaltender. He won the job from Thomas in 2009-10, posting a 1.97 GAA. Anton Khudobin will be the backup.
OUTLOOK: The Bruins are essentially the same team that won the Stanley Cup two years ago - with the important exception of Thomas. The enigmatic Conn Smythe Trophy winner from the title run surprised the team by deciding to take a year off to rest. He will be placed on the suspended list.
LAST SEASON: 41-31-10, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in first round
COACH: Paul MacLean, 2nd season with Senators and NHL, 41-31-10.
ADDED: RW Guillaume Latendresse, D Marc Methot, D Mike Lundin.
LOST: LW Nick Foligno, C Zenon Konopka, LW Nikita Filatov, D Matt Carkner, D Filip Kuba.
PLAYER TO WATCH: D Erik Karlsson's continued emergence as the NHL's top play-making defenseman. The 22-year-old Swede won his first Norris Trophy in only his second NHL season after leading all blue-liners with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists).
OUTLOOK: A surprising run to the playoffs led to captain Daniel Alfredsson's decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. The Senators have the capacity to build on last year under the firm direction of MacLean, the longtime Red Wings' assistant, who had an impressive debut as a first-time head coach.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (BOSTON-OTTAWA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Bruins-Senators Preview* =========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Boston (16-3-3) at Ottawa (13-8-4), 7:30 p.m. EDT
Having rebounded from a brief lull, the Boston Bruins will try to add to their momentum by continuing their recent dominance over the injury-plagued Ottawa Senators.
The Bruins seek a 10th straight victory in Ottawa and an 11th in 12 overall meetings Monday night while trying to end the Senators' five-game home win streak.
Boston dropped back-to-back games for only the second time this season Tuesday when it blew an early three-goal lead in Washington en route to a 4-3 overtime defeat. The Bruins (16-3-3) bounced back with a 4-2 win over visiting Toronto on Thursday then dominated Philadelphia in a 3-0 home victory Saturday.
Boston did all of its scoring in a span of 2:18 in the first period and Tuukka Rask recorded his second shutout after allowing four goals in each of his two previous starts.
"Our guys stuck to the game plan," said coach Claude Julien, who needs one more victory to tie Milt Schmidt's 245 for the second-most in Bruins history. "We looked more like the team that had those leads in the past. We had a little glitch there for a couple of games. We're hoping to turn the page on that."
A trip to Ottawa would appear to help Julien's team do just that.
The Bruins, owners of one of the league's best road records at 8-1-2, have won nine straight in Ottawa since April 7, 2009. The streak is tied for the league's longest active against any opponent. Anaheim has also won nine in a row in Edmonton.
A 10th consecutive road win would match the fifth-longest streak in NHL history against one team.
The Senators, however, are in the midst of their longest home win streak since they claimed seven in a row Jan. 19-Feb. 11, 2010. Ottawa is 9-1-2 at Scotiabank Place this season but has been outscored 31-12 in its last nine meetings there with the Bruins.
In this season's lone meeting in Boston on Feb. 28, the Bruins won 2-1 on Patrice Bergeron's overtime goal. Bergeron has eight goals and three assists in his last nine games against Ottawa and five points (three goals, two assists) in his last two visits to Scotiabank.
Rask stopped 31 shots in last month's meeting, and has a 0.98 goals-against average with a shutout in winning his three career starts versus the Senators.
Boston will once again face an Ottawa team that's missing top goaltender Craig Anderson (ankle), reigning Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson (Achilles) and veteran center Jason Spezza (back).
The Senators (13-8-4) had won five in a row without those players in late February but followed with four straight road losses. Ottawa snapped that skid Friday by topping the New York Rangers 3-2 on Jakob Silfverberg's goal with 4:41 remaining.
"Tonight was a big boost for us. We laid it all out on the line in the third period," captain Daniel Alfredsson said. "It was great to come out with two points."
Despite thriving in Ottawa, the Senators haven't had much luck on the power play, converting just two of 23 chances (8.7 percent) in their last seven home games.
Getting more production from that unit could be difficult against a Boston team that has killed off 40 of 41 penalties away from home and 46 of 50 over its last 13 contests overall.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 3:17:33 AM EST|