|3||BOSTON||-130||Ov 5.5,+120||-150||Ov 5.5,+110|
|4||PHILADELPHIA||+110||Un 5.5,-140||+130||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10-7-0||+1.2||10-7||+1.2||5-9||2.6||30.5||2.2||26.9|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.6||2-3||-2.6||1-3||2.6||32.0||3.0||23.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||32||94||28||32||29||5||10||1017||9.2%||90||14||15.6%||155|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||17||45||16||14||14||1||5||519||8.7%||44||9||20.5%||73|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||0||7||5||1||1||160||8.1%||12||1||8.3%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||72||20||26||22||4||4||863||8.3%||112||10||8.9%||116|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||37||12||12||11||2||1||457||8.1%||50||2||4.0%||65|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||2||5||7||1||2||119||12.6%||13||3||23.1%||27|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||9||9||239||219||91.6%||0||6-3||+2.2||6-3-0||+3||3-5|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Road Games)||6||6||157||142||90.4%||0||3-3||-0.8||3-3-0||0||2-3|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||98||92.5%||0||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||0||0-3|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||24||23||622||574||92.3%||1||15-8||+3.4||15-8-0||+3||8-13|
|TUUKKA RASK (Road Games)||12||11||299||278||93.0%||0||7-4||+2||7-4-0||+2||3-6|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||79||70||88.6%||0||1-2||-2.2||1-2-0||-3||1-2|
|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|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9-7-0||0||9-7||0||8-8||2.8||30.9||2.8||27.9|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.7||1-4||-3.7||2-2||2.0||30.0||3.2||31.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||33||87||34||29||22||2||2||961||9.1%||128||31||24.2%||153|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16||45||17||17||9||2||2||495||9.1%||59||18||30.5%||80|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||4||3||2||1||1||150||6.7%||12||4||33.3%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||103||37||25||38||3||8||916||11.2%||135||21||15.6%||174|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||45||14||13||16||2||4||447||10.1%||62||8||12.9%||72|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||3||4||7||2||2||157||10.2%||20||2||10.0%||29|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (All Games)||4||1||55||49||89.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Home Games)||2||0||17||15||88.2%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|BRIAN BOUCHER (Last 4 Games)||4||1||55||49||89.1%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-1|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (All Games)||31||31||829||745||89.9%||2||13-18||-6.8||13-18-0||-5||16-14|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Home Games)||16||16||428||389||90.9%||0||9-7||0||9-7-0||+1||8-8|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||128||115||89.8%||0||0-4||-4.7||0-4-0||-4||2-1|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (All Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MICHAEL LEIGHTON (Last 4 Games)||1||1||26||21||80.8%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 3.11, PHILADELPHIA 3.06|
|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||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5 ov||P|
|3/12/2013||at PITTSBURGH||2-3||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/14/2013||FLORIDA||4-1||W||0, -270||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/16/2013||WASHINGTON||4-1||W||0, -230||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/17/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/19/2013||at WINNIPEG||1-3||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/21/2013||at OTTAWA||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5 ov||U|
|3/23/2013||at TORONTO||2-3||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||P|
|3/25/2013||TORONTO||3-2||W||0, -200||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/27/2013||MONTREAL||5-6||L||0, -165||L||5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|3/31/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|4/4/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/6/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|4/10/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|3/5/2013||at NY RANGERS||2-4||L||0, +110||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||PITTSBURGH||4-5||L||0, +115||L||6.5 un||O|
|3/9/2013||at BOSTON||0-3||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/10/2013||BUFFALO||3-2||W||0, -140||W||5.5 ev||U|
|3/13/2013||at NEW JERSEY||2-5||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/15/2013||NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/18/2013||at TAMPA BAY||2-4||L||0, -115||L||6 ev||P|
|3/24/2013||at PITTSBURGH||1-2||L||0, +170||L||6 ov||U|
|3/26/2013||NY RANGERS||2-5||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||O|
|3/28/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|4/4/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|4/6/2013||at WINNIPEG|| |
|4/9/2013||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:47-26-9,103 points. Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1 in second round.
COACH: Peter Laviolette, 4th season with Flyers, 122-73-26; 11th season overall, 366-257-25-60 in NHL.
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, LW Ruslan Fedotenko, D Bruno Gervais.
LOST: RW Jaromir Jagr, G Sergei Bobrovsky, RW James van Riemsdyk, D Matt Carle, D Pavel Kubina
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov made few fans in his first season in Philadelphia with his quirky personality and erratic play. He had his moments of proving he was worth the $51 million, nine-year deal he signed, but he'll need more of them in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup.
OUTLOOK: The Flyers have one of the best players in the game in team captain Claude Giroux, but the thin defense needs improvement and Bryzgalov has to improve if Philadelphia is going win its first Stanley Cup since 1975.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (BOSTON-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Bruins-Flyers Preview* =======================
Boston (21-7-4) at Philadelphia (13-17-3), 1:00 p.m. EDT
The Boston Bruins figured Jarome Iginla would be in Pennsylvania for a Saturday matinee with his new team.
That will be the case for Iginla, but he'll be across the state while the Bruins try to regroup during this visit to face the stumbling Philadelphia Flyers.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli thought he had a deal in place to acquire Iginla from Calgary, but the Flames' all-time leading scorer chose to play for Pittsburgh instead. That's where Iginla will be Saturday, although he is not expected to the Islanders.
Boston (21-7-4) figures to have a more difficult task to win the Eastern Conference now should it face the powerful Penguins in the postseason.
"It's tough. I mean, we're talking about a really good player," Chiarelli said. "This kind of stuff happens. It shouldn't, but it does. The reality of no-movement and no-trade clauses, it's going to happen more. It's a disappointment, but you get back on your horse and you go out there and find some more players."
The focus is on returning to the ice for the Bruins, who are in a 2-3-1 slide as they play a back-to-back set of games that includes Sunday's visit to Buffalo.
"We really have to focus on those two games this weekend, maybe try to separate ourselves and just getting back into winning ways," defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said.
The Bruins are one point behind Montreal for the Northeast Division lead with a game in hand as they look to revive a power play that has tallied once in 14 chances over the last six games. That goal came from Patrice Bergeron in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Canadiens.
Bergeron finished with a season-high four points and Tyler Seguin snapped a four-game drought without any as he had a goal and two assists.
Boston has won four straight against the Flyers (13-17-3) and is 9-0-1 in its last 10 visits to Philadelphia. Tuukka Rask made 23 saves in a 3-0 home win on March 9.
The Flyers have been one of the NHL's biggest disappointments with 29 points. Only the last-place teams in each conference, Florida and Colorado, have fewer with 26.
Philadelphia's postseason hopes are remote as it tries to avoid its first five-game slide since March 31-April 8, 2011. The Flyers are 0-2-2 in their last four.
"There is nothing to lose," coach Peter Laviolette told the team's official website. "We talked about that a little bit today. We put ourselves in this situation and there's nothing we can do about it except to prepare to go and play a hockey game and plan to be successful against the Boston Bruins."
Claude Giroux has six points during this losing streak for the Flyers, who are six points out of a playoff spot.
"Obviously we have to go on a pretty epic run - like Pittsburgh - if we're going to get in," winger Scott Hartnell said. "You got to believe in something though. You got to believe in yourself."
The Flyers have scored on their last four power-play chances as they face a Bruins' penalty-kill unit that leads the NHL at 91.2 percent.
|Last Updated: 12/19/2014 1:29:21 PM EST|