February 4, 2014

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Canucks

By Jesse Connolly

TEAM STATS

RECORD

STANDINGS

GOALS FOR

GOALS AGAINST

POWER PLAY

PENALTY KILL

 

35-16-3 (73 pts) 1st in Atlantic
2nd in East
3.02 (5th) 2.15 (2nd) 20.5% (6th) 82.8% (12th)
 
27-21-9 (63 pts) 4th in Pacific
8th in West
2.44 (23rd) 2.51 (12th) 13.6% (29th) 85.3% (4th)

TEAM LEADERS

GOALS

ASSISTS

POINTS

+/-

PIM

WINS

GAA

SV%

 

Reilly Smith (18) David Krejci (34) David Krejci (46) Bergeron, Boychuk (+23)
Adam McQuaid (69) Tuukka Rask (24) Tuukka Rask (2.12) Tuukka Rask (.928)
      
Ryan Kesler (19) Henrik Sedin (31) H. Sedin, D. Sedin (40) Mike Santorelli (+9) Tom Sestito (167) Roberto Luongo (19) Eddie Lack (2.22) Eddie Lack (.922)


SEASON SERIES

Dec. 14, 2013: Boston 2 @ Vancouver 6

Feb. 4, 2014: Vancouver @ Boston
 

 

PROJECTED LINEUP

IN NET

INJURIES

Lucic - Krejci - Iginla
Marchand - Bergeron - Smith
Paille - Soderberg - Eriksson
Campbell - Kelly - Thornton

 Chara - Hamilton
Bartkowski - Boychuk
Krug - Miller

Tuukka Rask

Dennis Seidenberg (ACL/MCL)
Adam McQuaid (undisclosed) 


D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Burrows
Higgins - Kesler - Kassian
Booth - Delpe - Hansen
Sestito - Schroeder - Lain

Edler - Garrison
Hamhuis - Stanton
Sauve - Diaz


Roberto Luongo

Andrew Alberts (concussion)
Kevin Bieksa (foot)
Brad Richardson (undisclosed)
Mike Santorelli (arm)
Chris Tanev (thumb)
Yannick Weber (upper-body) 


NEWS & NOTES

* After seeing their four-game winning streak end with an ugly 4-1 loss to the Habs Thursday, the Bruins responded with a 4-0 win over the visiting Oilers Saturday afternoon. Chad Johnson stopped all 22 shots he faced.

* The Canucks enter tonight's tilt riding a four-game losing streak and are just 3-7-0 in their last 10 tilts. The Oilers, Blackhawks, Jets and Red Wings have outscored them 15-7 during their skid.

* Vancouver traded forward Dale Weise to the Canadiens on Monday, acquiring underrated blueliner Raphael Diaz in return. He's expected to play tonight, but it's unclear who he'll replace on the back end (we're guessing Frank Corrado).

 

ON A ROLL

ICE COLD

FUN FACTS


Jarome Iginla (9 pts last 5 GP)

Torey Krug (6 pts last 6 GP)

Brad Marchand (0 pts last 3 GP)

Johnny Boychuk (0 pts last 6 GP)

* Ten of Zdeno Chara's 13 goals have come on home ice.

* The B's are 12-4-3 against the Western Conference this season.

 

Ryan Stanton (3 pts last 4 GP)

Alex Edler (2 pts last 3 GP)

Jason Garrison (2 pts last 11 GP)

Daniel Sedin (0 pts last 6 GP)

* Ryan Kesler has scored 14 of his 19 goals this season on the road. 

* The Canucks are 12-6-4 against the Eastern Conference this season.


WHAT TO WATCH FOR

* In their first meeting in nearly two years, the Canucks beat up on a road-weary, injury-plagued Bruins team that was at its last stop on a four-game road trip through Canada. This time around, the Bruins are not only a lot healthier --  Loui Eriksson, Dougie Hamilton weren't in the lineup, and many B's were dealing with the flu last time -- but they've had two days to rest up. The Canucks were in Detroit last night, where they lost, 2-0. Never discount the impact fatigue has on hockey games.

* The Canucks' offense has rarely found its stride this season and is currently in a bit of a funk. The microscope is focused tightly on top-line winger Daniel Sedin, who has gone 16 straight games without a goal. Ironically enough, his brother, Henrik, is mired in the exact same drought. His last goal game Dec. 14 against none other than the Bruins. Whether or not Boston can keep the Sedins cold could be a deciding factor.

* John Tortorella (Melrose, Mass.) returned from a 15-day suspension last night. He, of course, was punished for going after the Flames coaching staff following a first-period brawl between the two clubs. Tortorella's last trip to TD Garden was for Game 5 of the Rangers-Bruins series in the second round of last year's playoffs. It was his final game behind the Blueshirts' bench.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com