|7||BOSTON||-135||Ov 5.5,+110||-140||Ov 5.5,+110|
|8||PHILADELPHIA||+115||Un 5.5,-130||+120||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12-10-0||-1||12-10||-1||7-12||2.5||30.0||2.3||27.3|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-6||1-4||-6||1-3||2.0||36.6||2.4||31.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||44||123||40||41||37||5||11||1422||8.6%||114||17||14.9%||206|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22||56||20||17||18||1||5||659||8.5%||53||10||18.9%||92|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||4||4||2||0||1||183||5.5%||12||2||16.7%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||97||26||33||33||5||7||1255||7.7%||149||18||12.1%||159|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||50||15||17||16||2||3||600||8.3%||67||6||9.0%||86|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||3||5||1||2||158||7.6%||18||6||33.3%||22|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||13||13||372||344||92.5%||0||9-4||+2.7||9-4-0||+3||4-6|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Road Games)||8||8||211||192||91.0%||0||5-3||+1.2||5-3-0||+2||3-4|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||133||125||94.0%||0||3-1||+0.5||3-1-0||0||1-1|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||32||31||879||817||92.9%||3||18-13||-0.7||18-13-0||0||10-19|
|TUUKKA RASK (Road Games)||15||14||386||358||92.7%||0||7-7||-2.2||7-7-0||-3||4-8|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||125||117||93.6%||1||1-3||-3.4||1-3-0||-4||1-3|
|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)||13-9-0||+2||13-9||+2||11-11||2.9||29.8||2.8||28.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.4||3-2||+1.4||3-2||3.2||29.0||2.4||29.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||45||124||47||41||33||3||6||1310||9.5%||168||36||21.4%||212|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||22||63||23||21||16||3||5||655||9.6%||73||21||28.8%||110|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||5||7||4||0||1||145||11.0%||22||3||13.6%||25|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||137||45||38||51||3||11||1264||10.8%||173||26||15.0%||232|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||61||17||18||24||2||6||632||9.7%||88||11||12.5%||96|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||2||5||5||0||1||149||8.1%||15||2||13.3%||19|
|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)||39||39||1044||938||89.8%||2||18-21||-4.1||18-21-0||-2||20-18|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Home Games)||21||21||571||520||91.1%||0||12-9||+0.7||12-9-0||+2||10-11|
|ILYA BRYZGALOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||107||96||89.7%||0||1-3||-2.2||1-3-0||-1||1-3|
|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|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||18||15||476||432||90.8%||2||6-9||-1.7||6-9-0||-2||10-5|
|STEVE MASON (Home Games)||7||6||177||161||91.0%||0||4-2||+3.2||4-2-0||+3||5-1|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||121||112||92.6%||1||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 3.04, PHILADELPHIA 3.11|
|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||1-0||W||0, -185||W||5 un||U|
|4/6/2013||at MONTREAL||1-2||L||0, -110||L||5 ov||U|
|4/8/2013||CAROLINA||6-2||W||0, -250||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/10/2013||at NEW JERSEY||5-4||W||0, -140||W||5 un||O|
|4/11/2013||NY ISLANDERS||1-2||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||U|
|4/13/2013||at CAROLINA||2-4||L||0, -155||L||5 ov||O|
|4/17/2013||BUFFALO||2-3||L||0, -255||L||5 ov||P|
|4/20/2013||PITTSBURGH||2-3||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/21/2013||FLORIDA||3-0||W||0, -350||W||5.5 un||U|
|4/23/2013||at PHILADELPHIA|| |
|4/25/2013||TAMPA BAY|| |
|4/27/2013||at WASHINGTON|| |
|3/28/2013||NY ISLANDERS||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|3/30/2013||BOSTON||3-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/31/2013||WASHINGTON||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|4/3/2013||MONTREAL||5-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/4/2013||at TORONTO||5-3||W||0, +140||W||5.5 ov||O|
|4/6/2013||at WINNIPEG||1-4||L||0, -105||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/9/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||1-4||L||0, +120||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/11/2013||OTTAWA||1-3||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/13/2013||at BUFFALO||0-1||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ov||U|
|4/15/2013||at MONTREAL||7-3||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/16/2013||NY RANGERS||4-2||W||0, +130||W||5.5 un||O|
|4/18/2013||NEW JERSEY||0-3||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||U|
|4/20/2013||at CAROLINA||5-3||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||O|
|4/25/2013||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|4/27/2013||at OTTAWA|| |
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* =======================
By TOM CASTRO STATS Senior Editor
Boston (27-12-5) at Philadelphia (20-22-3), 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Boston Bruins picked up a badly needed - and emotional - win their last time out. They'll try to take advantage of another team that's been eliminated from playoff contention to move closer to the Northeast Division title Tuesday night.
The Bruins visit the Philadelphia Flyers, who are playing out their schedule in a disappointing season but have won three of four thanks to a suddenly resurgent offense.
Boston (27-12-5) stopped a four-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over woeful Florida on Sunday to move ahead of struggling Montreal atop the division. Both teams have 59 points but the Bruins have a game in hand.
The win over the Panthers was Boston's first since the bombings of the Boston Marathon and subsequent manhunt that led to the killing of one suspect and capture of the other. Boston had two games postponed amid the events of last week and lost the first two it did play before getting back on track Sunday.
All of those contests were at home.
"Yeah, it's what you're after," center Chris Kelly told the team's official website of closing the tough week with two points. "I thought the previous two games we were starting to get back to our identity. It wasn't the results we were looking for, but we're starting to play our game.
"A little more physical, a little more jump in our game, and that kind of continued over to today. I thought we played a solid 60 minutes."
Boston recorded 21 of its 39 shots in the second period Sunday and got 28 saves from Tuukka Rask.
"Like I said after last game, even though we didn't win the game I really liked the way we were physically and emotionally attached in the game," captain Zdeno Chara said. "Today was a little bit different, but we found a way to win the game. That's a good positive step."
While Boston opened a stretch of three straight against teams that won't be going to the postseason, that's where the similarities end between Florida and Philadelphia. While the Panthers have dropped six straight and have the worst record in the NHL, the Flyers (20-22-3) are playing like they still have a chance to make the playoffs.
In its past three victories, Philadelphia has scored 16 goals. The club managed three goals during a preceding four-game losing streak that helped put an end to its postseason hopes.
Wayne Simmonds recorded his first career hat trick and added an assist to power the Flyers past Carolina 5-3 on Saturday. It was their first game since being eliminated from contention.
"We played strong right from the start," Simmonds said. "We have it in our minds that we're going to play until the last minute."
Steve Mason, in his fifth game for the Flyers since being acquired from Columbus, made 26 saves.
"The experience we're getting right now is invaluable," Mason said of the last week of the season.
Philadelphia took the most recent meeting with Boston 3-1 at home March 30, with Ilya Bryzgalov stopping 33 shots. The Flyers had lost four straight matchups and five in a row at home in the series.
Philadelphia leading goal scorer Jakub Voracek has three goals and two assists in his last four games.
Boston center Tyler Seguin, who has four goals and an assist in his last six games, had a four-game goal streak versus the Flyers snapped March 30.
|Last Updated: 12/22/2014 8:11:56 PM EST|