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BOSTON BRUINS vs. MONTREAL CANADIENS

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
TD Banknorth Garden; Boston MA

Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
NESN and WBZ Radio


Tonight’s Game
The Bruins host the Canadiens tonight in the first of eight games between these teams this season and the first of four games of this season’s series at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins are 2-4-1 thus far this season and are 1-1-0 thus far on home ice. The Canadiens are 4-2-2 thus far this season with a 2-1-1 record on the road. The Bruins are 0-1-0 thus far this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 1-4-0 thus far this season against Eastern Conference opponents. The Canadiens are 1-1-2 this season vs. Northeast Division teams and are 2-1-2 against Eastern Conference foes.

Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 254-318-103-2 lifetime vs. the Canadiens with Montreal holding a 2047-1793 scoring advantage in those 677 games. On home ice, the Bruins are 156-125-56-2 lifetime vs. Montreal with a 997-914 scoring edge in those 339 contests.

Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins have split their last two games with a 3-2 win over Calgary on Oct. 19 and a 6-2 loss to Buffalo on Oct. 21. That followed a season-opening five-game road trip that they finished at 1-3-1.

Recent Canadiens Games
The Canadiens are 1-2-0 in their last three games with a 2-1 loss in Chicago on Oct. 18, an 8-5 win vs. Colorado on Oct. 21 and a 4-1 loss to Buffalo on Oct. 23. They opened their season with points in their first five games at 3-0-2.

Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins continue their current six-game home stand hosting the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 28, Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 2 and Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 4. Tickets remain available for all games, which will all begin at 7:00 p.m. and are broadcast on both NESN and WBZ Radio.

Upcoming Canadiens Games
The Canadiens return home for their next two games, hosting Toronto on Oct. 28 and Ottawa on Oct. 31.

Bruins Injuries
Andrew Alberts: Separated shoulder; out indefinitely.
Mark Mowers: Shoulder strain; day-to-day.
Brad Stuart: Broken finger; out indefinitely.
Mark Stuart: Off-season knee surgery; out indefinitely.
Marco Sturm: Leg contusion; day-to-day.

Bruins Recent Transactions
Oct. 3: Zdeno Chara named 18th Captain in team history. Patrice Bergeron and Glen Murray named Assistant Captains.
Oct. 4: Petr Kalus assigned to Providence/AHL.
Oct. 9: Petr Tenkrat assigned to Providence/AHL.
Oct. 21: Nate Thompson recalled from Providence/AHL; returned to Providence/AHL after the game.
Oct. 25: Matt Lashoff recalled from Providence/AHL.
Oct. 26: Nate Thompson recalled from Providence/AHL.

Bruins 2006-07 Shootout Results
(Underline indicates goal scored)
  • Oct. 12, 2006 – Boston 2 at St. Louis 3
    Goalies: B-Thomas; S-Legace
    Shooters: B-Bergeron, Boyes, Sturm, Savard; S-Wideman, Weight, Tkachuk, Stempniak

    Bruins Fun Facts
  • Matt Lashoff will play his first NHL game tonight.
  • P. J. Axelsson will play his 600th NHL game tonight.
  • Wayne Primeau is three assists shy of his 100th NHL assist milestone.
  • Shean Donovan is two points shy of his 200th NHL point milestone.
  • Glen Murray is four goals shy of his 300th NHL goal milestone.
  • The Bruins have four rookies on their active roster – Phil Kessel, Matt Lashoff, Yan Stastny and Hannu Toivonen.
  • The Bruins play just three games out of the Eastern time zone this season. They played in St. Louis on Oct. 12 and will play in Chicago on Dec. 29 and at Nashville on Dec. 30.
  • Marc Savard has a four-game point streak in progress with 1-4=5 totals in that span.
  • Glen Murray had his three-game point streak stopped Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo with 3-1=4 totals in that stretch.

    The Players

    6—Brad Stuart—D
  • Is out indefinitely with a broken finger suffered Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has assists in two of his last four games, recorded Oct. 12 in St. Louis and Oct. 14 at NY Islanders.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 1-4=5 totals with 6 PIM in 11 games.

    11—P. J. Axelsson—LW
  • Is playing his 600th NHL game tonight.
  • Scored his first point of the season with a goal Oct. 11 in Atlanta.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 4-2=6 totals with 12 PIM in 35 games.

    16—Marco Sturm—LW
  • Is on a day-to-day basis with a leg contusion.
  • Had 1-1=2 totals Oct. 6 in Florida and scored the Bruins’ first goal of the season.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 1/1.
  • Has missed two games to injury (1-leg, Oct. 19-21).
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 5-3=8 totals with 4 PIM in 14 games.

    18—Mark Mowers—C
  • Is on a day-to-day basis with a shoulder strain suffered Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Scoreless in six games thus far this season.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Has missed one game to injury (1-shoulder, Oct. 21).
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 1-0=1 totals with 0 PIM in 2 games…Scored his first NHL goal vs. Montreal on Nov. 18, 1999 while with Nashville.

    20—Wayne Primeau—C
  • Is three assists shy of his 100th NHL assists milestone.
  • Scored goals in his first two games, Oct. 6 in Florida and Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 0-3=3 totals with 12 PIM in 30 games.

    22—Shean Donovan—RW
  • Is two points shy of his 200th NHL points milestone.
  • Recorded his first point of the season Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay while playing in his 700th NHL game.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 0-2=2 totals with 17 PIM in 25 games.

    23—Paul Mara—D
  • Recorded his first point of the season and first as a Bruin with an assist on the game-winning goal Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist on the game-winning goal Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 0-3=3 totals with 10 PIM in 12 games.

    25—Jason York—D
  • Recorded his first point of the season and first as a Bruin with an assist Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 1-5=6 totals with 16 PIM in 29 games.

    26—Brad Boyes—C
  • Has points in each of his last two games with a goal Oct. 19 vs. Calgary and an assist Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has 2-4=6 totals in his last five games.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Had a three-game point streak from Oct. 7-12 (1-3=4 totals).
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 1-4=5 totals with 4 PIM in 8 games.

    27—Glen Murray—RW
  • Is four goals shy of the 300th NHL goal milestone.
  • Had his three-game point streak snapped Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo with 3-1=4 totals in that span…Had an assist Oct. 12 in St. Louis, a goal Oct. 14 at NY Islanders and two goals, including the game-winning score, Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 15-16=31 totals with 42 PIM in 49 games.

    28—Wade Brookbank—F/D
  • Scored his first goal as a Bruin Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 11 in Atlanta.
  • Has not dressed for four games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 0-1=1 totals with 2 PIM in 1 game.

    29—Nathan Dempsey—D
  • Scoreless in six games thus far this season.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Has not dressed for one game (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 0-0=0 totals with 0 PIM in 5 games.

    30—Tim Thomas—G
  • Did not earn a decision in his last appearance, allowing two goals in 37 minutes in relief of Hannu Toivonen in a 6-2 loss to Buffalo on Oct. 21.
  • Lost his first two starts of the season at 0-1-1…Took the 8-3 loss Oct. 6 in Florida, allowing 7 goals on 34 shots in 48 minutes before being relieved by Hannu Toivonen and recorded the 3-2 shootout loss Oct. 12 in St. Louis.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0-1 (2 goals/4 shots).
  • Has dressed as backup for four games.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 1-5-0 with a 2.54 GAA in 6 games.

    32—Jeff Hoggan—LW
  • Scoreless in seven games thus far this season.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: Has not yet faced.

    33—Zdeno Chara—D
  • Factored in five of Boston’s first seven goals.
  • Has two multiple-point games.
  • Had a three-game assist streak from Oct. 6-11 (0-5=5 totals).
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida and recorded his first points as a Bruin with two assists in that game.
  • Was named the 18th Captain in team history on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 6-6=12 totals with 69 PIM in 32 games.

    37—Patrice Bergeron—C
  • Has points in each of his last two games with single assists each Oct. 19 vs. Calgary and Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Was named an Assistant Captain of the team on Oct. 3, 2006.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 7-3=10 totals with 6 PIM in 13 games.

    41—Andrew Alberts—D
  • Is out indefinitely with a shoulder separation suffered Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Recorded his first point of the season with an assist Oct. 19 vs. Calgary.
  • Has missed one game to injury (1-shoulder, Oct. 21).
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 0-0=0 totals with 11 PIM in 8 games…Played his first NHL game vs. Montreal on Oct. 5, 2005.

    43—Yan Stastny—C
  • ROOKIE.
  • Scoreless in six games thus far this season.
  • Has not dressed for one game (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 1-0=1 totals with 2 PIM in 3 games…Scored his first NHL goal vs. Montreal on Apr. 13, 2006.

    45—Mark Stuart—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Remains out indefinitely due to off-season knee surgery.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 0-0=0 totals with 4 PIM in 3 games.

    49—Matt Lashoff—D
  • ROOKIE.
  • Will play his first NHL game tonight.
  • Recalled Oct. 25 from Providence/AHL where he had 1-1=2 totals with 8 PIM in five AHL Bruins games.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: Has not yet faced.

    52--Nate Thompson--C
  • Recalled this morning from Providence/AHL for the second time this season...Had one assist and 7 PIM in four AHL Bruins games.
  • Recalled for the first time on Oct. 21 and played his first NHL game that night vs. Buffalo before returning to Providence after the game.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: Has not yet faced.

    54—Hannu Toivonen—G
  • Took the 6-2 loss to Buffalo on Oct. 21 in his last start, allowing 4 goals in 23 minutes before being relieved by Tim Thomas.
  • Had won his previous start with a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Oct. 19.
  • Has dressed as backup for one game.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: Has not yet faced.

    68—Milan Jurcina—D
  • Played his first game of the season Oct. 12 in St. Louis after missing the first three games with an elbow injury.
  • Has missed three games to injury (3-elbow).
  • Has not dressed for two games (coach’s decision).
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 0-0=0 totals with 6 PIM in 6 games.

    71—Marc Savard—C
  • Has a four-game point streak in progress with 1-4=5 totals in that span…Had a goal Oct. 12 in St. Louis, an assist Oct. 14 at NY Islanders, two assists Oct. 19 vs. Calgary and an assist Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Has one multiple-point game.
  • Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 6 in Florida with his first point as a Bruin an assist in that game…Scored his first goal as a Bruin Oct. 12 in St. Louis.
  • 2006-07 Shootout Stats: 0/1.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: 4-7=11 totals with 29 PIM in 21 games.

    81—Phil Kessel—C/W
  • ROOKIE.
  • Scored his first NHL goal Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Played his first NHL game Oct. 6 in Florida…Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Oct. 7 in Tampa Bay…Scored his first NHL goal Oct. 21 vs. Buffalo.
  • Lifetime vs. Montreal: Has not yet faced.
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