|53||NEW JERSEY||+160||Ov 5,-120||+170||Ov 5,+100|
|54||BOSTON||-185||Un 5,+100||-200||Un 5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-13-0||-8.4||5-13||-8.4||8-6||2.2||27.1||3.1||23.9|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.2||1-4||-3.2||1-2||2.2||27.0||3.0||21.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||36||89||21||34||31||3||4||995||8.9%||131||23||17.6%||139|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||18||40||4||19||17||0||1||488||8.2%||63||10||15.9%||61|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||1||7||3||0||0||135||8.1%||13||2||15.4%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||100||23||28||40||9||10||879||11.4%||129||25||19.4%||160|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||56||9||15||25||7||7||431||13.0%||67||14||20.9%||91|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||15||4||4||4||3||2||108||13.9%||11||2||18.2%||23|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (All Games)||19||19||464||420||90.5%||1||10-9||-1.2||10-9-0||0||7-8|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Road Games)||8||8||187||165||88.2%||0||3-5||-2.2||3-5-0||-2||3-1|
|MARTIN BRODEUR (Last 4 Games)||4||4||90||78||86.7%||0||0-4||-4.2||0-4-0||-4||1-1|
|JEFF FRAZEE (All Games)||1||0||3||3||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF FRAZEE (Road Games)||1||0||3||3||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (All Games)||17||17||396||351||88.6%||0||5-12||-8.4||5-12-0||-8||8-7|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Road Games)||10||10||239||212||88.7%||0||2-8||-6.2||2-8-0||-6||5-5|
|JOHAN HEDBERG (Last 4 Games)||4||4||91||83||91.2%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-2||1-2|
|KEITH KINKAID (All Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KEITH KINKAID (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|KEITH KINKAID (Last 4 Games)||1||0||13||12||92.3%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12-4-0||+5.4||12-4||+5.4||6-9||3.2||34.2||2.3||28.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.1||3-2||-0.1||1-3||2.8||37.0||2.6||29.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||35||100||30||32||33||5||10||1132||8.8%||95||14||14.7%||166|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16||52||14||18||16||4||5||548||9.5%||49||5||10.2%||87|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||2||5||6||1||1||185||7.6%||10||1||10.0%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||77||22||27||24||4||5||958||8.0%||120||11||9.2%||124|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||37||9||14||12||2||3||453||8.2%||65||8||12.3%||55|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||3||4||5||1||2||148||8.8%||17||3||17.6%||21|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||11||11||312||290||92.9%||0||8-3||+4.2||8-3-0||+5||3-6|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)||4||4||129||122||94.6%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||106||94.6%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||0-2|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||25||24||643||593||92.2%||1||15-9||+1.9||15-9-0||+2||8-14|
|TUUKKA RASK (Home Games)||12||12||323||296||91.6%||1||8-4||+1.4||8-4-0||+1||5-7|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||76||67||88.2%||0||1-2||-2.2||1-2-0||-2||1-2|
|TIM THOMAS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TIM THOMAS (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: NEW JERSEY 3.06, BOSTON 3.1|
|3/9/2013||at CAROLINA||3-6||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/10/2013||WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/13/2013||PHILADELPHIA||5-2||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/15/2013||at PHILADELPHIA||1-2||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/16/2013||MONTREAL||1-2||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||U|
|3/19/2013||NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 un||P|
|3/21/2013||at CAROLINA||4-1||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|3/23/2013||FLORIDA||2-1||W||0, -200||W||5 ov||U|
|3/25/2013||at OTTAWA||2-3||L||0, +120||L||5 un||P|
|3/29/2013||at TAMPA BAY||4-5||L||0, +105||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/30/2013||at FLORIDA||2-3||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||P|
|4/1/2013||NY ISLANDERS||1-3||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||U|
|4/4/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|4/7/2013||at BUFFALO|| |
|4/15/2013||at TORONTO|| |
|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||1-3||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/31/2013||at BUFFALO||2-0||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/2/2013||OTTAWA||3-2||W||0, -175||W||5 ev||P|
|4/4/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/6/2013||at MONTREAL|| |
|4/10/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|4/11/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|4/13/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|NEW JERSEY: |
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Los Angeles Kings, 4-2 in Stanley Cup final.
COACH: Peter DeBoer, 2nd season with Devils, 48-28-6; 5th overall, 151-135-42 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Bobby Butler, RW Krys Barch, LW Mathieu Darche (tryout).
LOST: LW Zach Parise, RW Petr Sykora, LW Alexei Ponikarovsky.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk. With Parise playing for the Wild and the Devils' decision not to re-sign Sykora, Kovalchuk (37 goals) has to produce more to make up for the loss of 52 goals.
OUTLOOK: Despite losing Parise, their captain, the Devils return most of the players that came up two wins shy of a Stanley Cup. Martin Brodeur remains one of the league's top goaltenders at 40, and this veteran team has the potential to improve playing a second season under Peter DeBoer.
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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NEW JERSEY-BOSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(UPDATES last graf with Bruins C Bergeron out indefinitely due to concussion.)
*Devils-Bruins Preview* =======================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
New Jersey (15-12-9) at Boston (23-8-4), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Mired in a bit of a scoring slump, the Boston Bruins knew they needed to acquire an offensive threat to help in their pursuit of the Northeast Division crown down the stretch.
The answer turned out to be a five-time Art Ross Trophy winner and future Hall of Fame winger.
Jaromir Jagr will make his debut with the Bruins on Thursday night when they seek a sixth straight home victory over the sputtering New Jersey Devils.
Boston had scored two or fewer goals four times during a 2-3-1 stretch from March 17-27, and general manager Peter Chiarelli thought he had a deal completed for Calgary's Jarome Iginla last Thursday.
After Iginla decided to block the trade and head to Pittsburgh instead, Chiarelli went back to the phones and dealt two prospects plus a conditional second-round pick in this year's draft to Dallas for Jagr.
Though the last of his NHL scoring titles came in 2001-02, the 41-year-old veteran has proved he's still capable of making solid contributions. At the time of the trade, Jagr led the Stars with 14 goals and 26 points.
Coach Claude Julien also believes Jagr can help a power-play unit that is just 1 for 19 over the last nine games.
"He's coming to help us, he's not coming to save us," Julien said. "He's a great player, but at the same time if we expect to watch him do (all) the work we're not going to be going anywhere. We need our team to play better and he's certainly going to help our team be better."
The Bruins (23-8-4) still trail Montreal in the Northeast despite Tuesday's 3-2 win over Ottawa, as Nathan Horton and Tyler Seguin each scored their 12th goal.
Though Boston fired a season-high 50 shots on net, Julien was unimpressed with a defense that allowed 47 shots to reach goaltender Anton Khudobin.
"It was good to see our team offensively create some chances because that's an area where we struggled," Julien said. "But, I thought that we were very soft defensively."
Boston addressed its defense corps right at the trade deadline, landing veteran Wade Redden from the St. Louis Blues for a conditional draft pick.
That hasn't been the case in recent meetings with New Jersey, as the Bruins have outscored the Devils 33-14 in non-shootout goals while winning nine of the last 10 matchups.
Horton scored late in the third and Seguin added a goal in the shootout to give Boston a 2-1 win Jan. 29 over New Jersey, which has gone 0-1-3 since a shoulder injury suffered March 23 sidelined Ilya Kovalchuk.
The Devils (15-12-9), the defending Eastern Conference champions, have slipped into a tie for the No. 7 seed and are coming off a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Monday.
"There's no reason to look back now," said center Adam Henrique, who hasn't recorded a point in his last five games. "We're in a good spot. We're playing teams ahead of us and that we can catch. Twelve games is not a lot, so we're just going to leave everything out there and go from there."
New Jersey hopes acquiring veteran forward Steve Sullivan will bolster its offense. The 38-year-old, originally a ninth-round pick by the Devils in 1994, had five goals and seven assists in 33 games with Phoenix.
Martin Brodeur is 2-1-3 with a 2.27 goals-against average since returning from a back injury, but he has a 3.38 GAA while dropping his last seven starts versus the Bruins. That skid matches his longest against any one team in his career - he lost seven straight to the Atlanta Thrashers from 2004-06 and to the New York Rangers in the 2007-08 season.
Khudobin has stopped 71 of 73 shots while starting the last two games for Boston, though Julien could go back to Tuukka Rask for this contest. Rask is 2-1-1 with a 1.18 GAA in four career starts versus the Devils.
Bruins' leading scorer Patrice Bergeron is out indefinitely after suffering what Chiarelli called a "moderate concussion" in the second period of Tuesday's game. He has missed 96 previous games over his career due to three separate concussions.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 4:36:38 PM EST|