|1||BOSTON||-140||Ov 5,+100||-150||Ov 5,+100|
|2||CAROLINA||+120||Un 5,-120||+130||Un 5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4-3-0||+0.4||4-3||+0.4||2-2||3.0||30.6||2.1||27.3|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.7||4-1||+2.7||1-2||3.0||30.6||1.6||30.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||19||53||15||16||20||2||4||570||9.3%||50||9||18.0%||90|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7||21||6||7||8||0||1||214||9.8%||20||3||15.0%||38|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||4||4||6||1||2||153||9.8%||7||2||28.6%||26|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||36||9||14||12||1||2||557||6.5%||60||8||13.3%||54|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||15||2||7||6||0||0||191||7.9%||19||3||15.8%||22|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||2||4||0||0||151||5.3%||17||0||0.0%||10|
|BRENT JOHNSON (All Games)||3||3||84||77||91.7%||0||2-1||+0.7||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|BRENT JOHNSON (Road Games)||2||2||50||45||90.0%||0||1-1||-0.3||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|CHAD JOHNSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CHAD JOHNSON (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||16||16||472||445||94.3%||1||10-6||+0.1||10-6-0||0||2-7|
|TUUKKA RASK (Road Games)||5||5||141||131||92.9%||0||3-2||+0.7||3-2-0||+1||1-1|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||117||111||94.9%||1||3-1||+1.7||3-1-0||+2||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-7-0||-2||5-7||-2||1-10||1.7||29.1||2.2||30.5|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.3||3-2||+1.3||1-3||2.0||24.8||2.0||29.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||39||7||18||12||2||1||586||6.7%||76||10||13.2%||61|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12||21||7||7||5||2||1||349||6.0%||47||5||10.6%||31|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||3||5||1||1||1||124||8.1%||13||1||7.7%||14|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||55||12||18||21||4||5||617||8.9%||72||14||19.4%||93|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||27||5||8||10||4||3||366||7.4%||38||5||13.2%||41|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||1||5||3||1||2||147||6.8%||17||3||17.6%||16|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||3||2||70||65||92.9%||0||2-0||+2.4||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)||2||1||38||35||92.1%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||3||2||70||65||92.9%||0||2-0||+2.4||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|MIKE MURPHY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|MIKE MURPHY (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JUSTIN PETERS (All Games)||11||11||329||303||92.1%||1||4-7||-2.7||4-7-0||-3||3-7|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Home Games)||7||7||205||193||94.1%||1||4-3||+1.3||4-3-0||+1||0-6|
|JUSTIN PETERS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||125||117||93.6%||0||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||8||7||216||197||91.2%||0||2-5||-2.8||2-5-0||-3||3-4|
|CAM WARD (Home Games)||4||4||123||114||92.7%||0||0-4||-4.2||0-4-0||-4||1-3|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||3||92||85||92.4%||0||2-1||+1.4||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 3.08, CAROLINA 3.31|
|10/23/2013||at BUFFALO||5-2||W||0, -165||W||5 ov||O|
|10/24/2013||SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||U|
|10/26/2013||NEW JERSEY||3-4||L||0, -225||L||5 un||O|
|10/30/2013||at PITTSBURGH||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5 ov||P|
|10/31/2013||ANAHEIM||3-2||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||P|
|11/2/2013||at NY ISLANDERS||1-3||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/5/2013||DALLAS||2-3||L||0, -185||L||5 ov||P|
|11/7/2013||FLORIDA||4-1||W||0, -260||W||5 ov||P|
|11/9/2013||TORONTO||3-1||W||0, -195||W||5 ov||U|
|11/11/2013||TAMPA BAY||3-0||W||0, -175||W||5 ov||U|
|11/14/2013||COLUMBUS||3-2||W||0, -180||W||5 ov||P|
|11/15/2013||at OTTAWA||2-4||L||0, -130||L||5 ov||O|
|11/18/2013||at CAROLINA|| |
|11/19/2013||at NY RANGERS|| |
|11/21/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|11/27/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|11/29/2013||NY RANGERS|| |
|10/24/2013||at MINNESOTA||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||U|
|10/25/2013||at COLORADO||2-4||L||0, +180||L||5.5 ov||O|
|10/28/2013||PITTSBURGH||1-3||L||0, +165||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/1/2013||TAMPA BAY||0-3||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/2/2013||at NY RANGERS||1-5||L||0, +160||L||5 ov||O|
|11/5/2013||PHILADELPHIA||2-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/7/2013||NY ISLANDERS||1-0||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/9/2013||MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, +120||L||5 un||P|
|11/12/2013||COLORADO||2-1||W||0, +130||W||5 ov||U|
|11/15/2013||ANAHEIM||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/16/2013||at ST LOUIS||2-4||L||0, +225||L||5 ov||O|
|11/21/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|11/23/2013||at BOSTON|| |
|11/27/2013||at NEW JERSEY|| |
|11/29/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|BOSTON: BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins were less than two minutes away from forcing a seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals. Now they must wait nearly seven months until the next postseason.
With the core of their team returning, the Bruins should reach the playoffs for the seventh straight season. And they took steps to secure their long-term future by signing center Patrice Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask to eight-year contracts and general manager Peter Chiarelli to a four-year extension.
Last season, the Bruins came close to their second championship in three years. They led Chicago 2-1 in Game 6 then allowed two goals in the last 76 seconds and the Blackhawks won 3-2 to take the Cup.
The Bruins open the season Oct. 3 at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
|CAROLINA: RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes could have an easier time filling their arena this season - and a tougher time getting back to the playoffs.
The NHL's realignment meant the end of the Southeast Division and placed the Hurricanes into the new Metropolitan Division.
A division packed with some of the league's most popular teams - Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, both New York teams, New Jersey and Washington - might lead to bigger crowds.
But it also figures to make ending their irksome postseason drought a much bigger challenge.
``It's going to be tough. It's a good division,'' defenseman Justin Faulk said. ``Obviously, there's a lot of teams that are pretty good. ... But we're looking forward to it. Every team's good in the league.
``I don't think you go into any game thinking you can just win every game,'' he added. ``Every night, anyone can win, and I think we're pretty confident with the group that we have in here to do a pretty good job.''
Since winning its only Stanley Cup in 2006, Carolina has reached the playoffs just once, in 2009. Among teams in the current configuration of the Eastern Conference, only Toronto and Columbus have not made the postseason since then.
That hasn't exactly been easy for the players to digest, goalie Cam Ward said.
``You can already sense the attitude. ... Guys are hungry and excited to get things going,'' Ward said.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (BOSTON-CAROLINA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Bruins-Hurricanes Preview* ===========================
Boston (12-6-1) at Carolina (8-8-4), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Justin Peters turned in identical, stellar five-game stretches until their most recent outings.
They will likely square off Monday night when Peters' Carolina Hurricanes try to hand Rask's Boston Bruins a fourth straight road loss.
Both went 4-0-1 with a 1.16 goals-against average in their previous five games before efforts that weren't as strong this weekend.
Rask's 27 saves weren't enough Friday as he matched a season high in goals allowed with all four in a 4-2 loss at Ottawa.
"I was pretty bad out there today," Rask said. "Every once in a blue moon as a goalie you get one of those games where there's a soccer net behind you and you don't know what you're doing."
Boston (12-6-1) blew a third-period lead in a loss for the third time but didn't think it was all Rask's fault. The Bruins were outshot 18-10 over the final 20 minutes.
"We have to make it easier for him and that's on us," defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said.
Carolina (8-8-4) was also doomed by a poor final period Saturday, conceding both goals in the third of a 4-2 defeat at St. Louis. Peters stopped 28 of 31 shots for his first regulation loss since Nov. 2.
"He's been playing great for us," coach Kirk Muller said. "We've been on a nice little roll and he's had a great six or seven games put together right now."
There is seemingly more pressure on Peters since the Hurricanes are averaging 1.90 goals for one of the NHL's worst marks. They have scored more than twice just once in their past 11 games. Boston averages 2.74 goals.
Carolina picked up nine points on a five-game homestand comprised of one-goal games before Saturday. The Hurricanes don't seem too concerned and are eager to return to PNC Arena.
"We'll have to rebound and get back to work (Sunday) and be ready for the game on Monday," said center Eric Staal, who has a team-high 11 points and has scored in consecutive games after a nine-game goal drought.
Nathan Gerbe ended his seven-game goal drought Saturday although Alexander Semin extended his to 10 games. Semin was hit with a hard check by Alex Pietrangelo in the first period, later left the contest with what was announced as an upper-body injury and did not return.
The Bruins started 2013-14 winning their first four road games before losing the last three. They held a 22-13 advantage in shots through two periods Friday before the dismal third.
"We didn't stick to our game plan, we stopped playing the way we did in the first that made us successful and that's what happens," Seidenberg said. "They seemed to get stronger the longer the game went on and we didn't respond."
One big advantage for the Bruins should be on the penalty kill. They have killed off opponents' last 27 power plays and are at 86.7 percent for the season. Carolina's power play is in a 1-for-17 slump and at 13.2 percent overall, including 10.6 at home.
It's unclear if Boston defenseman Adam McQuaid will miss a fourth straight game with a lower-body injury.
The Bruins won two of three meetings last season after losing all four the previous season.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2014 11:56:20 PM EST|