Bruins By The Numbers: This Week’s Good and Bad for 2/11/17
As Boston recovers from both the first blizzard of 2017 and the surprisingly placed firing of Claude Julien on Tuesday, the Bruins seem to have had a pretty good start under interim head coach, Bruce Cassidy. Also happening this past week was the end of a 16-game goal drought, the team scoring the most goals they’ve gotten against one opponent in over 20 years, and, as we mentioned, the end of an all-time best era in Boston. This is Bruins By The Numbers: This Week’s Good and Bad.
2: In their next game, the Bruins then chased an opposing goaltender for only the second time this year as they put up three on former Bruin, Martin Jones, in the first period of Thursday’s 6-3 win.
3: The B’s are now 0-3-0 against the Maple Leafs after falling for the third time, 6-5, at home on Saturday.
3: Zdeno Chara had three assists in the loss, picking up just his second multi-point game of the season.
3: Rask tied a season high as he allowed three goals to the Leafs in the second period before being pulled on Saturday night. It was also the third time this season he was pulled from a game.
3: The B’s have not scored fewer than three goals in a game since Jan. 22.
3: David Backes’ three points in Thursday’s win (1-2–3) were his most in a game since Opening Night and his first multi-point game since Dec. 27.
5: David Pastrnak recorded his fifth multi-goal game of the season in Thursday’s 6-3 win over the Sharks.
6: With his goal Thursday against the Sharks, Bergeron extended his point streak to six games – the longest for him since he had a point in six straight from March 1-10, 2016. He had not had a point streak longer than two games this season before the current streak.
6: The Bruins scored six goals under Julien just six times this season. They’re 1-for-1 under Cassidy as those six Thursday matched the team’s season high.
6: Those six goals were also the most they have scored against the Sharks in a game since Oct. 12, 1995.
6: The B’s scored a power-play goal in their season-high sixth straight game in Thursday’s win over San Jose.
6: They also improved to 6-0-1 this season when Tim Schaller scores a goal as his tally Thursday night helped them get past San Jose, 6-3, at the Garden.
7: Toronto’s Frederik Anderson improved to 7-0-0 in his career against the Bruins with the Leafs’ 6-5 win in Boston Saturday night.
7: Bergeron and Torey Krug each had seven shots on goal in Boston’s loss to Toronto Saturday.
8: Pastrnak has eight points in his last three games (4-4–8) after scoring just seven points in his previous nine.
10: Bruins’ back-up goalies fell to 1-10-2 this season with Zane McIntyre’s loss in relief against the Leafs on Saturday.
12: Backes ended a 12-game goal drought with his tally in Thursday’s win over the Sharks.
12: Schaller also ended a 12-game goal drought to extend Boston’s lead to 4-2 in Thursday’s win.
15: David Krejci tied a season high with 15 faceoff wins Thursday against San Jose.
16: Ryan Spooner snapped a 16-game goalless drought with his eighth of the season in Saturday’s 6-5 loss to the Leafs.
16: For the 16th time this season, the Bruins scored four or more goals in a game. Their 6-5 loss to Toronto on Saturday night was the first time they lost in regulation (14-1-1). They fell to 0-19-1 when allowing four or more.
16: They have now outshot their opponents in 16 consecutive games.
18.2: The B’s scored six goals on 33 shots on net in their first game under Cassidy (18.2 percent) after putting up just a 7.4 shooting percentage (141 goals on 1,899 shots) under Julien.
52: The Bruins scored just 52 seconds into Cassidy’s tenure as head coach as Backes put them up, 1-0, over the Sharks less than a minute in on Thursday night.
419: Julien won a franchise-record 419 games in his nine-plus seasons as Bruins’ head coach and his 759 games behind the bench are second only to Art Ross.
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