|55||BOSTON||-120||Ov 6,+105||-110||Ov 6,+105|
|56||COLORADO||+100||Un 6,-125||-110||Un 6,-125|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-5-0||-2.8||3-5||-2.8||2-6||2.0||28.2||2.6||33.1|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.6||3-2||-0.6||1-3||3.2||32.0||2.4||35.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||17||53||14||19||19||1||4||519||10.2%||60||18||30.0%||87|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8||16||3||7||6||0||1||226||7.1%||24||5||20.8%||28|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||5||6||4||1||0||160||10.0%||23||7||30.4%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||41||13||17||9||2||2||542||7.6%||56||11||19.6%||68|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||21||8||8||3||2||1||265||7.9%||29||8||27.6%||35|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||7||2||0||0||177||6.8%||18||2||11.1%||18|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||11||10||328||310||94.5%||2||6-4||-0.3||6-4-0||0||1-8|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Road Games)||6||5||178||168||94.4%||1||2-3||-1.6||2-3-0||-2||0-5|
|JAROSLAV HALAK(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||167||154||92.2%||1||2-4||-4.4||2-4-0||-5||1-5|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||138||130||94.2%||1||2-2||-1.6||2-2-0||-2||1-2|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||8||7||212||191||90.1%||0||4-3||+0.1||4-3-0||0||4-3|
|TUUKKA RASK (Road Games)||3||3||86||76||88.4%||0||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|TUUKKA RASK(vs. Non-Conference)||3||2||67||59||88.1%||0||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||100||93||93.0%||0||2-1||+0.2||2-1-0||0||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3-3-0||-0.2||3-3||-0.2||2-4||3.0||30.8||2.3||30.2|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.4||1-4||-3.4||3-2||3.6||27.6||4.6||31.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||17||59||13||24||22||0||5||509||11.6%||59||15||25.4%||101|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6||18||5||5||8||0||3||185||9.7%||20||5||25.0%||33|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||2||11||5||0||0||138||13.0%||13||4||30.8%||32|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||50||13||12||22||3||5||554||9.0%||70||12||17.1%||85|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||14||6||4||3||1||1||181||7.7%||18||2||11.1%||22|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||23||5||5||12||1||2||159||14.5%||18||6||33.3%||43|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (All Games)||5||5||168||150||89.3%||0||3-2||+1.1||3-2-0||+1||4-1|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Home Games)||1||1||24||21||87.5%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||131||120||91.6%||0||3-1||+2.6||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||134||120||89.6%||0||3-1||+2.1||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)||12||12||382||355||92.9%||0||5-7||-2.4||5-7-0||-2||4-8|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Home Games)||5||5||156||146||93.6%||0||2-3||-1.2||2-3-0||-1||1-4|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV(vs. Non-Conference)||5||5||173||166||96.0%||0||3-2||+0.8||3-2-0||+1||2-3|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)||4||4||120||106||88.3%||0||1-3||-1.9||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 2.97, COLORADO 3.13|
|10/18/2018||at EDMONTON||2-3||L||0, -125||L||6 ev||U|
|10/20/2018||at VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, -150||L||6 un||U|
|10/23/2018||at OTTAWA||4-1||W||0, -170||W||6 ev||U|
|10/25/2018||PHILADELPHIA||3-0||W||0, -160||W||6 ev||U|
|10/27/2018||MONTREAL||0-3||L||0, -175||L||5.5 ov||U|
|10/30/2018||at CAROLINA||3-2||W||0, +110||W||6 un||U|
|11/3/2018||at NASHVILLE||0-1||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ev||U|
|11/5/2018||DALLAS||2-1||W||0, -155||W||5.5 ev||U|
|11/8/2018||VANCOUVER||5-8||L||0, -265||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/10/2018||TORONTO||5-1||W||0, -150||W||6 ev||P|
|11/11/2018||VEGAS||4-1||W||0, -160||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/14/2018||at COLORADO|| |
|11/16/2018||at DALLAS|| |
|11/17/2018||at ARIZONA|| |
|11/21/2018||at DETROIT|| |
|11/24/2018||at MONTREAL|| |
|10/18/2018||at NEW JERSEY||5-3||W||0, +125||W||6 un||O|
|10/20/2018||at CAROLINA||3-1||W||0, +130||W||6.5 un||U|
|10/22/2018||at PHILADELPHIA||4-1||W||0, +110||W||6 ov||U|
|10/24/2018||TAMPA BAY||0-1||L||0, +100||L||6.5 un||U|
|10/26/2018||OTTAWA||6-3||W||0, -215||W||6 ov||O|
|10/27/2018||at MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 ev||U|
|11/1/2018||at CALGARY||5-6||L||0, -105||L||6 ev||O|
|11/2/2018||at VANCOUVER||6-7||L||0, -145||L||6 ev||O|
|11/7/2018||NASHVILLE||1-4||L||0, +105||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/9/2018||at WINNIPEG||2-5||L||0, +160||L||6 un||O|
|11/11/2018||at EDMONTON||4-1||W||0, +110||W||6 ev||U|
|11/18/2018||at ANAHEIM|| |
|11/21/2018||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|11/23/2018||at ARIZONA|| |
|BOSTON: LAST SEASON: 50-20-12, 112 points. Second in Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Bruce Cassidy (second full season, third full NHL season).
ADDED: D John Moore, D Steven Kampfer, G Jaroslav Halak, F Joakim Nordstrom, F Chris Wagner
LOST: F Tommy Wingels, F Rick Nash, F Riley Nash, D Adam McQuaid, F Tim Schaller
PLAYER TO WATCH: Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins No. 1 center had 63 points in 64 games last season but, at 32, he had offseason groin surgery and back spasms have kept him off the ice for part of training camp. Boston's top line of Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand scored a total of 208 points in the regular season and 53 more in 12 playoff games.
OUTLOOK: The Bruins are poised for another strong regular-season run behind the core of Zdeno Chara, Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask. Last year, they advanced in the playoffs for the first time since 2014, but they'll have to get further for this year to be a success.
|COLORADO: LAST SEASON: 43-30-9, 95 points. Fourth place in Central Division, 8th seed in Western Conference. |
LOST to Nashville Predators in first round.
COACH: Jared Bednar (third season with Avalanche, third NHL season).
ADDED: LW Matt Calvert, D Ian Cole, G Philipp Grubauer.
LOST: LW Blake Comeau, G Jonathan Bernier, RW Nail Yakupov, G Andrew Hammond.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nathan MacKinnon. The 23-year-old center is coming off a season in which he had 39 goals and 58 assists. His 97 total points were the most by an Avalanche player since Hall of Famer-turned-general manager Joe Sakic recorded 100 in 2006-07. "His skill level is unbelievable," said Grubauer, who was acquired in a trade with Washington in June. "He can make a difference out there."
OUTLOOK: Not much was expected of the Avalanche this time a year ago. With good reason ' they were coming off a 48-point season. They won't be overlooked again after clinching a playoff spot during their final game of the season, before losing to the Predators in the first round. The line of captain Gabriel Landeskog, MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen was put together on Oct. 28 and combined for 225 points in the final 72 games. "We have to remember how much hard work we put into that and know we aren't going to catch anybody sleeping," Landeskog said. "Everybody knows we're a good team and here to stay."
|Rask returns as Bruins take on Avs|
The Boston Bruins got a little stronger ahead of their four-game road trip.
Goaltender Tuukka Rask returned from a team-approved leave of absence to deal with a family matter and returned to practice on Tuesday. He was joined by 2015 first-round draft pick Jacob Zboril, who was recalled Tuesday. The 21-year-old defenseman could make his NHL debut against the Avalanche, and he's feeling a mix of nerves and anticipation.
"When I got the call yesterday, I started sweating right away. I got so nervous," he told the Boston Herald on Tuesday. "Right now, after practice I'm pretty confident, and I'm excited for it."
Rask, who is 4-4-0 in eight games, will likely not Colorado. Jaroslav Halak is scheduled to start after making 77 saves in two weekend games, both victories.
Rask didn't specify his reason for needing a leave but said his family is OK. He was thankful for the support from the team while he was tending to his family situation.
"My job is to be a hockey goalie for the Boston Bruins. I also have another job title, and that's a family man," Rask told reporters on Tuesday. "This was a time that I felt deep inside my heart that I needed to be with my family and make things right so I could get back here and focus on my job. That took three days, I'm back here, I'm back to work, and I'm ready to battle with these guys.
"At the end of the day, I realized that a hockey career is a very short career, but your life is much longer than that. I appreciate that I got the privacy at the time I needed. I'm ready to move on now."
The Bruins (10-5-2) take on a Colorado team that ended a frustrating five-game losing streak on Sunday. The Avalanche beat Edmonton after some tough losses, three of which came against division opponents. They blew a three-goal lead in Calgary on Friday and then a late 6-5 lead at Vancouver the next night.
Colorado (8-6-3) has been getting strong production from its top line but has struggled to find secondary scoring. Going into Tuesday's action winger Mikko Rantanen led the NHL with 26 points and teammate Nathan MacKinnon was third with 24. Captain Gabe Landeskog is sixth in goals with 11 (which is tied with MacKinnon.
The Avalanche got a much-needed boost with the return of 20-year-old center Tyson Jost. Jost missed four games with a head injury but scored a goal in Friday's loss at Winnipeg.
"It's great to have him back," coach Jared Bednar told reporters over the weekend. "I thought he was skating real well. He was playing through people with and without the puck. He gets the puck on and off his tape in the scoring areas, and he was pulling the trigger on his shot real well."
The Avalanche did get forward Matt Nieto back after missing one game and right winger Sven Andrighetto is moving closer to a return from a lower body injury. He has missed five games and will most likely not play Wednesday against the Bruins. Colorado is shooting for him to return on the team's road trip that begins in Anaheim on Sunday.
While the Avalanche will roll out two of the top three scorers against Boston, the Bruins are just as formidable. David Pastrnak led the league with 16 goals before Tuesday's games and Patrice Bergeron was second in scoring with 25 points.
|Last Updated: 12/17/2018 11:39:37 AM EST|