November 11, 2013

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Lightning

By Jesse Connolly

TEAM STATS

RECORD

STANDINGS

GOALS FOR

GOALS AGAINST

POWER PLAY

PENALTY KILL

 

10-5-1 (21 pts) 4th in Atlantic
5th in East
2.75 (13th) 1.81 (2nd) 19.2% (16th) 84.0% (12th)

12-4-0 (24 pts) 1st in Atlantic
1st in East
3.25 (6th) 2.44 (12th) 19.7% (13th) 85.2% (8th)

TEAM LEADERS

GOALS

ASSISTS

POINTS

+/-

PIM

WINS

GAA

SV%

 

Milan Lucic (7) David Krejci (12) David Krejci (15) Dennis Seidenberg (+11)
Adam McQuaid (33) Tuukka Rask (9) Tuukka Rask (1.63) Tuukka Rask (.944)
   
Steven Stamkos (14) St. Louis, Stamkos (9) Steven Stamkos (23)
St. Louis, Stamkos (+11)
Radko Gudas (57) Ben Bishop (11)
Ben Bishop (2.12)
Ben Bishop (.927)


SEASON SERIES

Oct. 3, 2013: Tampa 1 @ Boston 3

Oct. 19, 2013: Boston 5 @ Tampa 0

Nov. 11, 2013: Tampa @ Boston

Mar. 8, 2014: Boston @ Tampa

 

PROJECTED LINEUP

IN NET

INJURIES

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

Chara - Boychuk
Seidenberg - Hamilton
Krug - Bartkowski

Tuukka Rask

Adam McQuaid (undisclosed)


Killorn - Stamkos - St. Louis
Connolly - Fillpula - Purcell
Palat - Johnson - Panik
Malone - Thompson - Sustr

Carle - Gudas
Salo - Hedman
Barberio - Brewer 


Ben Bishop 

Brian Lee (knee)

Mattias Ohlund (knee)

Tom Pyatt (broken collarbone)

 


NEWS & NOTES

* The Lightning come into today's game riding a four-game winning streak. They defeated the Red Wings by a score of 3-2 in overtime in Detroit on Saturday.

* The B's will look to extend their winning streak to three games. After losing four of five, the Black and Gold have rebounded with victories over the Panthers and Leafs.

* Lightning center Steven Stamkos is tied for the league lead in goals (14) and points (23). He's riding a six-game goal streak.

 

ON A ROLL

ICE COLD

FUN FACTS


Reilly Smith (3 pts last 2 GP)

Brad Marchand (2 pts last 2 GP)

Torey Krug (3 pts last 3 P)

Greg Campbell (0 pts last 16 GP)

Jarome Iginla (1 pt last 5 GP)

Shawn Thornton (0 pts last 9 GP)

* Zdeno Chara and Bolts blueliner Sami Salo were teammates during the 2001-02 season in Ottawa. It was Chara's first season with the Sens. Salo was traded to Vancouver in the ensuing offseason for future Bruin Peter Schaefer.


Steven Stamkos (13 pts last 8 GP)

Richard Panik (2 pts last 2 GP)

Alex Killorn (6 pts last 6 GP)

 

Martin St. Louis (0 pts last 3 GP)

Ryan Malone (1 pt last 4 GP)

Teddy Purcell (2 pts last 10 GP)

 

* Lightning netminder Ben Bishop spent three years at the University of Maine, winning 55 games for the Black Bears.


WHAT TO WATCH FOR

* With these two teams facing off for the third time in a little over a month, there should be plenty of familiarity. The Bruins have done a solid job of shutting down Stamkos thus far, as he has no points and is minus-2 through two contests. Can they shut down the red-hot forward again?

* Martin St. Louis has long been a thorn in the Bruins' side, but he's also struggled against the B's of line. The former Catamount is pointless in three straight. It seems like the odds are quickly being stacked up against Tampa's top line.

* Ben Bishop had his worst outing of the season in a 5-0 loss to the Black and Gold down in Tampa, during which he was pulled after coughing up four goals in less than two periods. Since then, however, he's been lights out. Can he stay on a roll or will the Bruins make life hell for him again?

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com