October 31, 2013

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Ducks

By Jesse Connolly

Here's the Tale of the Tape for tonight's game between the Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks at TD Garden:

TEAM STATS

RECORD

STANDINGS

GOALS FOR

GOALS AGAINST

POWER PLAY

PENALTY KILL

 

7-4-0 (14 pts) 5th in Atlantic
 6th in East
2.91 (13th) 1.82 (4th) 14.7% (22nd) 75.8% (28th)

10-3-0 (20 pts) 2nd in Pacific
3rd in West
3.15 (8th) 2.54 (10th) 7.8% (30th) 75.6% (29th)

TEAM LEADERS

GOALS

ASSISTS

POINTS

+/-

PIM

WINS

GAA

SV%

 

Milan Lucic (6) David Krejci (10) Krejci, Lucic (12) Dennis Seidenberg (+10)
Adam McQuaid (54) Tuukka Rask (6) Tuukka Rask (1.71) Tuukka Rask (.943)
  
Corey Perry (6) Ryan Getzlaf (8) Getzlaf, Perry (13)
Hampus Lindholm (+10)
Allen, Maroon (15) Jonas Hiller (5) Frederik Andersen (1.50)
Frederik Andersen (.944)


SEASON SERIES

Oct. 31, 2013: Anaheim @ Boston

Jan. 7, 2014: Boston @ Anaheim

 

PROJECTED LINEUP

IN NET

INJURIES

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

Chara - Boychuk
Seidenberg - Hamilton
Krug - McQuaid 

Tuukka Rask

L. Eriksson (concussion)


Maroon - Getzlaf - Perry
Etem - Perreault - Palmieri
Cogliano - Bonino - Penner
Smith-Pelley - Holland - Winnik

Lindholm - Beauchemin
Fowler - Lovejoy
Allen - Vatanen 


Jonas Hiller 

The whole team?

M. Beleskey (upper body)
V. Fasth (lower body)
S. Koivu (concussion)
D. Penner (concussion)
L. Sbisa (ankle)
T. Selanne (teeth? mouth?)
J. Silfverberg (hand)
S. Souray (wrist) 


NEWS & NOTES

* The Bruins recalled Ryan Spooner from Providence this morning. Let's assume it was for the purpose of being in the lineup. Jordan Caron needed some maintenance time recently, so we'll venture a guess he's the odd man out.

* This'll be the sixth game in an eight-game road trip for the Ducks. So far, they're 3-2, having won three straight. Their last outing was a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over the Flyers.

* BU alum Nick Bonino has been playing quite well for Anaheim. The 25-year-old center has four points in the last give games, giving the Connecticut native 4-4-8 totals on the year.

 

ON A ROLL

ICE COLD

FUN FACTS


Jarome Iginla (4 pts last 2 GP)

Milan Lucic (6 pts last 4 GP)

Greg Campbell (0 pts last 10 GP)

Zdeno Chara (0 pts last 5 GP)

* Shawn Thornton was a member of the Cup-winning Ducks in 2007, as Anaheim defeated Ottawa in the finals.

* Wednesday's loss to the Penguins was Adam McQuaid's 200th career NHL game.


Kyle Palmieri (3 pts last 2 GP)

Corey Perry (4 pts last 3 GP)

Sami Vatanen (1 pt last 4 GP)

Cam Fowler (0 pts last 5 GP)

* Defenseman Ben Lovejoy (Concord, N.H.) had 7-16-23 as a senior at Dartmouth in 2006-07. He joined the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk before catching on in Wlkes-Barre/Scranton and working his way up to the Penguins. Lovejoy was acquired in exchange for a fifth-round pick by Anaheim in February.


WHAT TO WATCH FOR

* The Bruins once again have the misfortune of playing on a Wednesday and returning home on Thursday to play a formidable opponent at TD Garden. The Ducks have had no trouble handling Eastern Conference competition (5-2-0) thus far and have the luxury of a full night's rest. After playing in a game that went down to the wire, especially against a high-energy squad like the Pens, the B's are certainly at a disadvantage.

* If you think the Bruins stink on special teams, just take a gander at Anaheim's numbers thus far. The Ducks own the 30th-ranked power play and 29th-ranked penalty kill. Cam Fowler and Sami Vatanen, who man the points on the top PP unit, haven't been getting the job done. The PK woes on the road are certainly no fluke for the Ducks, as they killed just 78.3 percent of opposing man advantages during away games last season. The B's absolutely have to take advantage of this.

* Speaking of being opportunistic, the Ducks are incredibly banged up right now. A number of players that usually see top six/top nine minutes, including Teemu Selanne and Jacob Silfverberg, are out. Those filling in have gotten the job done, but the Bruins will benefit -- even if slightly -- from not seeing Anaheim's best.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com