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Boston Bruins By The Numbers

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Advantage Margin -13       


The Bruins' ability to win on the road wasn't helped by their discipline. Boston allowed 22 more power plays than it received away from home -- and their road penalty-killing was 30th in the League.

Even-Strength Goals Margin +3

Coach Claude Julien's tight-checking system and Tim Thomas' goaltending were big factors in the Bruins' ability to hold their own at even strength. Marc Savard had 45 of his team-high 78 points with the teams playing even.
   
Special Teams Goal Margin -12

The Bruins made the playoffs in spite of their special teams, not because of them. Most damaging was their struggles while killing penalties: They were 28th at 78.6 percent. The power play managed only 56 goals.

Goals by defensemen 42

BOSTON BRUINS
2007-08 SEASON STATS

Category Rank (Conference)
2007-08 Points 94
(8th east/15th NHL)
Change from 2006-07 +18
Home Points 46
(9th east/21st NHL)
Away Points 48
(2nd east/5th NHL)
Not surprisingly, Zdeno Chara was among the NHL leaders among defensemen with 17 goals. The real surprise was the 13 by Dennis Wideman. Each scored nine times on the power play.

Overtime Record             Total: 9-5-7 | OT: 3-5 | SO: 6-7

The shootout record would have been a lot worse if it weren't for Phil Kessel. The second-year forward was 5-for-13; everyone else was 3-for-22. All five of Kessel's goals were game-deciders.

Times Scored First 42 | Record 30-7-5

The Bruins got the first goal 21 times both at home and on the road, but were more effective in capitalizing at home (16-4-1) than away (14-3-4)   

Best 07-08 Number  0

Games lost in regulation by the Bruins when leading after two periods. Boston was 31-0-4 when leading after 40 minutes. They were one of three teams that got at least one point in every game when entering the third period with a lead.       

Worst 07-08 Number 97

Non-shootout goals scored by the Bruins at home, fewer than any team in the East except the New York Islanders. Boston scored just 26 times in the first period -- and only two of those goals were on the power play.
   
Scheduling

The Bruins always have an October trip; this one is a four-gamer that opens the season. They also play eight of their first 10 games in February away from TD Banknorth Garden before going home for their second six-game homestand of the season.

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