Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers For 11/9/13

It’s no secret that for the past two weeks or so, the play of the Bruins has been somewhat hidden behind the championship run being made a mile or so across town. Perhaps fortunately, the focus was on the Red Sox as the B’s have had a less than stellar past couple of weeks going 2-3-1 with losses to the Devils, Penguins, Islanders and Stars. Nonetheless, the last two weeks on the ice have seen the first NHL goal for one Bruin, the first point for another, two former B’s doing some damage in the Garden and signs of greatness from one member of the team who is on pace to do something that hasn’t been done in 30 years. This is Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers.

The Bruins capped a two-week stretch with a 4-1 win over the Panthers Thursday.

The Bruins capped a two-week stretch with a 4-1 win over the Panthers Thursday.

0: Gregory Campbell is the only Bruin without a point through 15 games.

0: Daniel Paille is the only Bruins regular to have not been guilty of a single penalty so far this season.

1: The Bruins registered just one shot on goal in the first period of their win against the Ducks. It was their fewest in any period since recording one against the Devils in January 2008.

1: Carl Soderberg scored the first goal of his NHL career against Anaheim and Ryan Spooner picked up his first NHL point on the play with an assist.

1:08: The Devils scored two goals in the final 1:08 to stun the Bruins and come from 3-2 down to win, 4-3.

1.68: Tuukka Rask’s 1.68 goals against per game is second in the league.

1.9: Boston’s 1.9 goals against per game is good for second-best in the league.

2: Jaromir Jagr had two assists for the Devils in his return to Boston.

2: Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley were the only two Stars to score in the shootout to beat their former team.

2: David Krejci has gone without a point twice this season. The Bruins are 0-2 in those games, including their loss to the Penguins.

2:50: Zdeno Chara’s goal with 2:50 left against the Ducks sent the game to overtime and the Bruins eventually won in a shootout.

3: The Bruins and Devils combined to score goals in the last minute of each of the three periods with Boston’s coming in the first and New Jersey netting one in both the second and third periods.

3: Rask stopped all three shootout chances against the Ducks. Jarome Iginla scored the only goal the B’s needed as Spooner and Soderberg were also saved.

3: Iginla’s three-point game against the Devils was his first as a Bruin and first since March 9, 2012 with the Flames.

3: The Islanders scored all three of their goals in the second period to beat the B’s. 3-1.

3: Three members of the team have double-digit point totals this season: Krejci (15), Milan Lucic (13) and Reilly Smith (10).

4: The B’s gave up four goals to the Devils on Oct. 26 – their most in a game to date as they had allowed an average of 1.4 goals per game coming in.

4: The Devils scored four power-play goals, including two in the final two minutes, in their win at the Garden on Oct. 26.

4: Iginla has not recorded a point in his last four games – the longest streak for him since a five-game stretch back in March 2012.

4: The Bruins outshot the Ducks, 4-0, in overtime.

4: The B’s have been outscored 6-2 in the second period over the last two weeks.

4: Campbell won all four faceoffs he took in the first period against the Penguins. He would win just one of his final six in the next two frames, however.

5: Rask picked up the fifth assist of his NHL career on Iginla’s goal against the Devils.

Tuukka Rask got in on the offense against the

Tuukka Rask got in on the offense against the Devils.



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5: Against the Panthers, the B’s scored first for the first time in five games (since Oct. 26).

5: Loui Eriksson ended up missing five games with a concussion – two less than John Scott’s suspension – before he returned against his former team on Tuesday night.

5: The last time the B’s had just one shot on goal in a period was five years ago on Jan. 5, 2008 against the Devils.

5: Smith, Soderberg and Chris Kelly all had more power-play ice time than Brad Marchand did (0:05) on Oct. 30 against the Penguins.

5: The B’s penalty kill allowed an unheard of five straight power-play goals between the New Jersey and Pittsburgh games.

7: Krejci’s point streak ended at seven games when he was shut out against the Penguins.

7: Patrice Bergeron had seven shots on goal against the Stars, the most for him in a game since April 21 of last year.

7: Lucic leads the team with seven goals and is followed closely behind by Torey Krug, who has six.

7: Shawn Thornton squared off with Florida’s Krys Barch Thursday night for the seventh time in his career. The only player he has fought more than that is Eric Boulton (eight times).

7: All seven of the team’s power-play goals this season have been scored by defensemen.

8: Chara scored just eight seconds into the team’s power play last Thursday against the Ducks to tie the game at two late in regulation.

8: The Bruins concluded the month of October with eight wins to four losses.

8: They had won eight of 10 at Nassau Coliseum before falling to the Islanders last Saturday.

8:11: Thornton is last on the team, averaging just 8:11 of ice time per game. He is the only one averaging less than 10 minutes a night.

9: Despite dropping four in a row to the Bruins in June, the Penguins are now 9-1 in their last 10 regular-season games against Boston.

9:04: With 9:04 of ice time against the Isles, Thornton was not the low man. Paille was on the ice for just 8:32 in the game.

9:31: Thornton played 9:31 against the Penguins on Oct. 3. It was his highest ice time total since playing 13:37 on March 21 of last year against the Senators.

He thinks he should play more.

He thinks he should play more.

10: Dennis Seidenberg, Krug, Lucic, Krejci and Iginla combined for a plus-10 rating against the Devils while the other 13 skaters combined to be even.

10: Bergeron was a “minus” for the first time in 10 games against the Ducks, dating back to the third game of the season against Colorado. Last year, he did not rack up his second “minus” until his 27th game.

10: The Bruins lost back-to-back games in regulation for the first time this year in Games No. 10 and 11. They did not lose consecutive games in regulation last season until Games 27 and 28.

11: For the first time this season, in the team’s 11th game, Krejci was held without a point when the Bruins were not held scoreless.

12: The Halloween Night matchup with the Ducks was the first overtime game the B’s played this season. It was also their first shootout game in their 12th contest of the year. Last year, their first overtime game came in Game No. 2.

12: Seidenberg leads the team and is third in the league with a rating of plus-12. Marchand is last on the team at minus-3.

12: Twelve members of the team have played in all 15 games this season: Krejci, Lucic, Smith, Iginla, Krug, Bergeron, Marchand, Kelly, Seidenberg, Chara, Paille, Thornton and Campbell.

13: Marchand had gone 13 straight games without scoring a goal before he poked one in Thursday against the Panthers. It was the longest stretch for him since he became a regular on the Bruins in 2010-11.

15: Since allowing those five straight power-play goals, the team has killed off 15 consecutive short-handed situations.

15: Krejci leads the team with 15 points as well as 12 assists.

15:16: Marchand is averaging 15:16 of ice time this season compared to 16:58 per game last year.

18: The B’s fired 18 shots on goal in the first period against the Stars – their most in a period this year.

18:41: It took the Bruins 18:41 to register their first shot on net Oct. 31 against the Ducks. It took a Chara slapper from 53 feet away to get them on the board.

19:10: Krejci is leading Bruins’ forwards with 19:10 of ice time per game.

20: The Bruins have the league’s 20th ranked power play with seven goals in 44 chances.

21.9: Lucic leads the team with a 21.9 shooting percentage (seven goals on 32 shots).

22:01: Seguin played 22:01 against his former team on Nov. 5. In his last season in Boston, he averaged 17:01 per game.

23: New Jersey scored two goals in 23 seconds to take the 4-3 lead on Oct. 26.

23: Jordan Caron turned 23 on Nov. 2.

24:27: Chara is leading the team with 24:27 of ice time per night and is 19th in the league.

28: Adam McQuaid, not Thornton, leads the team with 28 penalty minutes this season. Thornton currently has 24.

30: With six goals through 15 games this year, Krug is on pace to score 30. The last time a Boston defenseman scored 30 in a season was when Ray Bourque scored 31 in 1983-84.

38: Just 38 seconds after the Stars took a 1-0 lead on Tuesday, Krug tied the game at one.

46: Bergeron leads the team with 46 shots on goal through 15 games.

50: Lucic is 10th in the league with 50 hits.

59.2: Bergeron leads the team with a 59.2 percent success rate on faceoffs and is sixth in the league.

66.7: Seguin won a higher percentage of faceoffs than Bergeron in the former teammates’ first meeting (66.7 percent to 55 percent).

81: Thornton has now had at least one fight in 81 regular-season games while he has been with the Bruins. The team has won 50 of those games.

83: Boston’s penalty kill has slipped to 16th in the league at 83 percent.

97: Caron picked up the first fighting major of his career last Wednesday against the Penguins. It came in his 97th NHL game.

Jordan Caron's first NHL fight.

Jordan Caron’s first NHL fight.

 

128: Eriksson has played 128 shifts at home this season.

425: Chara leads the team with 425 shifts played.

.942: Rask’s .942 save percentage is good for a tie for third in the league.

The B’s are back in action tonight as they continue their five-game homestand with a matchup against the Maple Leafs for the first time they scored two goals in the final minute of Game 7 a year ago.

 

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