The Bruins visit the Sharks tonight in the only game between these teams this season and the Bruins first visit to San Jose since Mar. 21, 2003. The Bruins are 2-2-0 thus far this season with a 2-2-0 record on the road. The Sharks are 2-1-1 overall this season and are playing their first home game of the season tonight. The Bruins are 2-2-0 thus far this season vs. both Pacific Division and Western Conference teams. The Sharks are facing their first game of the season against both a Northeast Division team and an Eastern Conference opponent tonight.Lifetime Series
The Bruins are 12-5-5-0 lifetime vs. San Jose with a 79-62 scoring advantage in those 22 games. The Bruins are 5-4-2-0 lifetime vs. the Sharks in San Jose with a 38-30 scoring edge in those 11 contests. The Bruins are winless in their last three games vs. San Jose at 0-2-1 and have lost their last three games in San Jose. Their last victory over the Sharks was a 5-2 win in Boston on Dec. 23, 2002 while their last win in San Jose was a 3-1 victory on Oct. 23, 1999.Trivia
Neither of these teams has earned an overtime victory against the other. The Bruins and Sharks have played five overtime games in their series history with all five ending in tie scores.Recent Bruins Games
The Bruins are 2-2-0 thus far this season, opening their 2007-08 schedule with a 4-1 loss in Dallas on Oct. 5, taking a 3-1 victory in Phoenix on Oct. 6, dropping a 2-1 decision in Anaheim on Oct. 10 and taking an 8-6 win in Los Angeles on Oct. 12.
The Bruins finished their 2007 pre-season with a 1-4-1 record with a 3-1 win over NY Islanders on Sept. 18, a 3-0 loss to New Jersey on Sept. 20, a 4-3 shootout loss to Toronto on Sept. 22, a 4-3 setback to Montreal on Sept. 23, a 3-2 loss in Montreal on Sept. 27 and a 4-2 loss to NY Islanders on Sept. 30.Recent Sharks Games
The Sharks opened their 2007-08 regular season schedule with a four-game road trip, earning a 3-2 overtime loss in Edmonton on Oct. 4, a 3-1 win in Vancouver on Oct. 5, a 6-2 loss in Colorado on Oct. 7 and a 2-1 victory in Chicago on Oct. 10.Upcoming Bruins Games
The Bruins next return to Boston for their home opener on Oct. 18 as they host Tampa Bay (7:00 p.m.) and they will host the NY Rangers on Oct. 20 (7:00 p.m.). Both games are broadcast on NESN and WBZ Radio. Upcoming Sharks Games
The Sharks next face the Canucks in Vancouver on Oct. 15 before returning home to host Detroit on Oct. 18 and Nashville on Oct. 20.Bruins Injuries
None reported.Bruins October Transactions
Oct. 1: Nate Thompson, Petteri Nokelainen and Matt Hunwick assigned to Providence/AHL.
Oct. 2: Jeff Hoggan assigned to Providence/AHL).
Oct. 3: Glen Metropolit signed as a free agent.Bruins 2007-08 Shootouts
The Bruins have not yet participated in a 2007-08 regular season shootout.
The Bruins participated in one shootout during the 2007 pre-season, dropping a 4-3 decision to Toronto. That shootout went seven rounds with Toronto’s Pavel Kubina scoring the only goal of the shootout session on Boston’s Tim Thomas
.Bruins 2007-08 Penalty Shots
The Bruins have not yet faced or taken a 2007-08 regular season penalty shot.
The Bruins faced one penalty shot during the 2007 pre-season with Manny Fernandez stopping Montreal’s Chris Higgins at 18:55 of the second period on Sept. 23.Bruins Fun Facts
- October Birthdays: Phil Kessel turned 20 on Oct. 2.
- Peter Schaefer is three games away from his 500th NHL game milestone.
- Manny Fernandez is five games shy of his 300th NHL game milestone.
- The Bruins have 17 sets of back-to-back games this season and are playing the second of these sets last night in Los Angeles and tonight in San Jose.
- They are 1-1-0 thus far this season in the first game of these series and are 1-0-0 in the second game of these sets.
- The Bruins have two rookies on their 23-man roster this season – David Krejci
and Milan Lucic
…Krejci played six NHL games last season while Lucic played his first NHL game Oct. 5 in Dallas in this season's opener.
- The Bruins have five players on their roster this season who are new to the team – Manny Fernandez (trade with Minnesota), Milan Lucic
(draft), Glen Metropolit (free agent), Peter Schaefer (trade with Ottawa) and Shawn Thornton
(free agent). That is in addition to new coach Claude Julien and new assistant coaches Craig Ramsay and Geoff Ward.
- The Bruins open this season with a five-game trip against Pacific Division teams which concludes tonight in San Jose. The Bruins will not play a game outside of the Eastern Time zone following tonight's game.
- The Bruins will host the Central Division teams this season and will not play teams in the Northwest Division.Hockey Fights Cancer
The NHL is celebrating the 10th Anniversary this season of the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. All NHL players will wear pink Hockey Fights Cancer decals on the back of their helmets for all games throughout the entire month of October.The Players6—Dennis Wideman—D
- Has played the last three games after not dressing for the season opener.
- Has not dressed for one game this season (coach's decision).10—Brandon Bochenski—RW
- Dressed, but did not play Oct. 10 in Anaheim.
- Has not dressed for three games this season (coach's decision).11—P.J. Axelsson—LW
- Has two assists in his last three games, assisting on the shorthanded game-winning goal Oct. 6 in Phoenix and adding an assist Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.12—Chuck Kobasew—RW
- Has a three-game goal streak in progress with a three goals in that span…Scored the shorthanded game-winning goal Oct. 6 in Phoenix and added single tallies Oct. 10 in Anaheim and Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.13—Glen Metropolit—C
- Has one assist in four games thus far this season, recording his first point as a Bruin with an assist Oct. 10 in Anaheim.
- Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 5 in Dallas…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Oct. 10 in Anaheim.
- Signed as a free agent on Oct. 3…Had been invited to training camp on a pro try-out agreement.16—Marco Sturm—LW
- Scored his first point of the season with a goal Oct. 6 in Phoenix.21—Andrew Ference—D
- Recorded his first point of the season with an assist Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.22—Shawn Thornton—RW
- Scoreless in four games thus far this season.
- Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 5 in Dallas.27—Glen Murray—RW
- Recorded his first points of the season with a 1-1-2 effort Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.
- Has one multiple-point game.30—Tim Thomas—G
- Dressed as backup Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.
- Started his second consecutive game Oct. 10 in Anaheim, taking the 2-1 loss (30 shots).
- Earned his first win of the season in his first start of the year with a 3-1 victory in Phoenix on Oct. 6 (37 shots).
- Has dressed as backup for two games.
- Went 1-1-1 with a 2.75 goals against average in 3 pre-season games…Played in one shootout in the pre-season, losing a 4-3 decision on a Pavel Kubina score in the seventh round of the shootout session.33—Zdeno Chara—D
- Has a three-game assist streak in progress with four assists in that span…Had single assists each Oct. 6 in Phoenix and Oct. 10 in Anaheim and had two assists Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.
- Has one multiple-point game.35—Manny Fernandez—G
- Earned his first win as a Bruin with an 8-6 victory in Los Angeles on Oct. 12.
- Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 5 in Dallas with a 4-1 loss.
- Has dressed as backup for two games.37—Patrice Bergeron—C
- Has 2-1-3 totals in three of his last four games…Scored Boston's first goal of the 2007-08 season with a tally Oct. 5 in Dallas, scored the opening goal of a 3-1 win Oct. 6 in Phoenix and added an assist Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.38—Bobby Allen—D
- Has not dressed for the last three games.
- Played his lone game of the season Oct. 5 in Dallas.
- Has not dressed for three games (coach's decision).41—Andrew Alberts—D
- Scoreless in four games thus far this season.44—Aaron Ward—D
- Scored his first point of the season with a goal Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.45—Mark Stuart—D
- Scoreless in four games thus far this season.46—David Krejci—C
- Has three assists in two of his last three games…Recorded his first NHL point with an assist Oct. 6 in Phoenix and added two assists Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.
- Has one multiple-point game.53—Jeremy Reich—LW
- Has not dressed for the first four games of the season (coach's decision).62—Milan Lucic—LW
- Recorded his first NHL assist/point and goal Oct. 12 in Los Angeles with the goal proving the game-winner…Completed his 'Gordie Howe hat trick' with a fight in that game as well.
- Has one multiple-point game.
- Played his first NHL game Oct. 5 in Dallas…Recorded his first NHL assist/point and goal Oct. 12 in Los Angeles with the goal proving the game-winner.72—Peter Schaefer—LW
- Has two assists in four games this season…Recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist Oct. 5 in Dallas and added another Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.
- Played his first game as a Bruin Oct. 5 in Dallas and recorded his first point as a Bruin with an assist in that game.81—Phil Kessel—C/W
- Scored his first career hat trick and recorded a career-high for points in a game with a 3-1-4 effort Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.
- Had recorded his first point of the season with an assist Oct. 6 in Phoenix.
- Has one multiple-point game.91—Marc Savard—C
- Has points in each of his three games played this season with 1-6-7 totals in that span…Had power play assists each Oct. 5 in Dallas and Oct. 6 in Phoenix and matched his career-highs for assists and points in a game with a 1-4-5 effort Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.
- Had returned to the lineup Oct. 12 in Los Angeles after missing the Oct. 10 game in Anaheim with an injury…That snapped his consecutive games-played stretch at 166 games dating back to his previous game missed, April 3, 2004 at Tampa Bay while with Atlanta, as he missed the final 17 games of the 2003-04 season with a knee strain.
- Has one multiple-point game.
- Recorded his 500th NHL point with the first assist of a 1-4-5 effort Oct. 12 in Los Angeles.
- Has missed one game to injury (1-groin, Oct. 10).