October 26, 2013

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Devils

By Jesse Connolly

Here's the Tale of the Tape for tonight's game between the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils at TD Garden:

TEAM STATS

RECORD

STANDINGS

GOALS FOR

GOALS AGAINST

POWER PLAY

PENALTY KILL

 

7-2-0 (14 pts) 1st in Atlantic
1st in East
3.00 (11th) 1.44 (2nd) 12.9% (23rd) 87.5% (3rd)

1-5-4 (6 pts) 6th in Metro
13th in East
2.00 (27th) 3.00 (23rd) 15.2% (21st) 85.2% (7th)

TEAM LEADERS

GOALS

ASSISTS

POINTS

+/-

PIM

WINS

GAA

SV%

 

Milan Lucic (5) David Krejci (8) David Krejci (10) Dennis Seidenberg (+8)
Adam McQuaid (24) Tuukka Rask (6) Tuukka Rask (1.26) Tuukka Rask (.957)
  
Michael Ryder (4) Marek Zidlicky (8) Marek Zidlicky (8)
Dainius Zubrus (+3)
Marek Zidlicky (10) Cory Schneider (1) Cory Schneider (2.14)
Cory Schneider (.915)


SEASON SERIES

Oct. 26, 2013: New Jersey @ Boston

Mar. 18, 2014: Boston @ New Jersey

Apr. 13, 2014: Boston @ New Jersey

 

PROJECTED LINEUP

IN NET

INJURIES

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

Chara - Boychuk
Seidenberg - Hamilton
Krug - McQuaid 

Tuukka Rask

L. Eriksson (concussion)


Elias - Loktionov - Jagr
Olesz - Zajac - Brunner
Zubrus - Henrique - Ryder
Carter - Gionta - Bernier

Greene - Fayne
Volchenkov - Zidlicky
Gelinas - Larsson 


Martin Brodeur 

R. Clowe (head)


NEWS & NOTES

* Cory Schneider (Marblehead, Mass.), whose play has been far superior to Marty Brodeur's in the early going, did not make the trip to Boston. He's nursing a lower-body injury.

* The fact that seven of their 10 games so far have come on the road hasn't helped the Devils. They're 1-0-2 in Newark but 0-5-2 elsewhere.

* The Bruins have won seven in a row against New Jersey and 11 of their last 12 matchups.

 

ON A ROLL

ICE COLD

FUN FACTS


Milan Lucic (4 pts last 2 GP)

Jarome Iginla (3 pts last 2 GP)

Greg Campbell (0 pts last 8 GP)

Johnny Boychuk (0 pts last 4 GP)

* Jordan Caron's first NHL goal came Oct. 16, 2011 in a 4-1 win over Martin Brodeur and the Devils.

* Patrice Bergeron's first NHL game on Oct. 8, 2003 was a 3-3 tie against New Jersey.

* Brad Marchand has just one goal in 13 career games against the Devils.


Jaromir Jagr (4 pts last 3 GP)

Marek Zidlicky (4 pts last 4 GP)

Damien Brunner (0 pts last 4 GP)

Andy Greene (1 pt last 10 GP)

* Jaromir Jagr notched 10 assists in last spring's playoffs before leaving Boston as a free agent. Jagr's first regular-season game and goal as a Bruin came against the Devils.

* Michael Ryder ranks 89th in Boston history with 63 goals (235 games) as a Bruin.

* Providence College product Mark Fayne (Sagamore Beach, Mass.) is back in the Devils' lineup and on the team's top defensive pairing.


WHAT TO WATCH FOR

* The Bruins are definitely catching a break by dodging Schneider. Brodeur -- who's likely making his final career start in Boston, as the Devils won't return here -- has had a really rough go of it out of the gate (0-2-2, 3.40, .865). Hard to imagine him pulling it together tonight. He owns a 3.82 goals-against average in his last five starts against the B's with an 0-4-1 record.

* One thing the Devils and Bruins do have in common: Both squads completely renovated the right side of their forward lines. Former Bruins Jaromir Jagr and Michael Ryder are two of the club's new right wingers, and they've been among the few bright spots for the struggling Devils thus far. They enter tonight with a combined six points in the last three games.

* The Bruins schedule once again conflicts with that of the World Series, as the Red Sox visit St. Louis this evening for Game 3. On Thursday, the B's opponent (an 8-0-1 Sharks team) was a compelling reason to leave your couch behind and get to the Garden. The sellout streak (170 and counting) will surely live on, but I don't think anyone will be going out of their way to see the Devils (1-5-4). Expect to catch some empty seats as the NESN cameras pan throughout the building.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com