February 1, 2014

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Oilers

By Jesse Connolly

TEAM STATS

RECORD

STANDINGS

GOALS FOR

GOALS AGAINST

POWER PLAY

PENALTY KILL

 

34-16-3 (71 pts) 1st in Atlantic
2nd in East
3.00 (5th) 2.19 (2nd) 19.9% (11th) 82.4% (13th)
 
18-32-6 (42 pts) 7th in Pacific
14th in West
2.59 (18th) 3.36 (30th) 18.0% (18th) 81.5% (16th)

TEAM LEADERS

GOALS

ASSISTS

POINTS

+/-

PIM

WINS

GAA

SV%

 

Reilly Smith (18) David Krejci (34) David Krejci (45) Patrice Bergeron (+23)
Adam McQuaid (69) Tuukka Rask (24) Tuukka Rask (2.12) Tuukka Rask (.928)
      
David Perron (22) Taylor Hall (35) Taylor Hall (54) Martin Marincin (+3) Luke Gazdic (78) Ben Scrivens (9) Ben Scrivens (1.93) Ben Scrivens (.937)


SEASON SERIES

Dec. 12, 2013: Boston 4 @ Edmonton 2
 

 

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) 


Hall - Nugent-Hopkins - Eberle
Perron - Gagner - Yakupov
Hendricks - Gordon - Jones
Gazdic - Smyth - Joensuu

N. Schultz - J. Schultz
Ference - Potter
Petry - Marincin 


Ben Scrivens

Ales Hemsky (ankle)
Philip Larsen (undisclosed) 


NEWS & NOTES

* The Bruins' four-game winning streak came to a crashing halt Thursday with an ugly 4-1 loss to the Habs.

* The Oilers come in winners of three-straight contests, having dispatched the Preds, Canucks and Sharks by a combined score of 12-3. More on that win over San Jose below.

 

ON A ROLL

ICE COLD

FUN FACTS


Torey Krug (5 pts last 5 GP)

Brad Marchand (12 pts last 8 GP)

Johnny Boychuk (0 pts last 5 GP)

Kevan Miller (0 pts last 13 GP)

* David Krejci leads the B's with 16 power-play points.

* Greg Campbell leads Boston forwards with 2:00 of shorthanded ice time per game.

 

Taylor Hall (6 pts last 3 GP)

Jordan Eberle (4 pts last 3 GP)

Jeff Petry (0 pts last 5 GP)

* Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads the Oil with 16 power-play points.

* Boyd Gordon leads Edmonton forwards with 2:39 of shorthanded ice time per game.


WHAT TO WATCH FOR

* In their lone meeting thus far in 2013-14, the Bruins chased Devan Dubnyk (who's now a Predator) early but had to hang on for a 4-2 victory. David Perron scored two goals that night on Chad Johnson. The former Blues winger had a had trick on Jan. 27 against Vancouver and comes in with five goals in the last six games. Boston will certainly have more than just Edmonton's young guns on the top line to worry about shutting down this afternoon.

* Based on the Oilers' last game, one goal this afternoon might be enough if Ben Scrivens is anywhere near as good as he was Wednesday against the Sharks. The Leaf-turned-King-turned-Oiler has been superb since coming to L.A. in a recent trade, and never better than his last outing, in which he set an NHL regular-season record with a 59-save shutout. The B's better hope his track record against them (0-2-0, 5.11 GAA) plays a factor, or they could be in for a frustrating day at the office.

* Last but certainly not least, Andrew Ference will make his return to the lineup in his first game back in Boston. The Oilers captain missed time with a head injury. Ference -- who's bound to get a rousing, standing ovation -- has 2-8-10 totals in 53 contests for his hometown Oilers this season.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com