The last two weeks have been pretty successful for the Bruins aside from a blown third-period collapse against the Senators and a slip-up against the Blues. They picked 11 out of a possible 14 points, getting contributions from all lines, particularly the fourth. Also featured is their first overtime win of the year, the first OT goal for one Bruin, an amazing statistic involving two-goal leads and the end to an impressive win streak when one forward had scored a goal. This is Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers.
1: Milan Lucic’s game-winner in overtime against Columbus was Boston’s only shot on goal in the extra session.
1: It was also the first overtime goal of No. 17’s career.
1: Matt Bartkowski earned the first multi-point game of his career against the Senators with assists on both Bruins’ goals.
1: Johnny Boychuk gave the B’s a 3-1 lead against Carolina with his first goal of the year.
1: Gregory Campbell scored his first goal of the year in the same game – his 22nd of the year. Last year, he scored his first goal in his fourth game.
1: Dougie Hamilton has just one game with a negative rating so far this year after having seven in 42 games played in his rookie season.
1.62: Rask’s 1.62 goals against average is currently third in the league.
1.77: Boston’s 1.77 goals against per game as a team is far-and-away the best clip in the league.
2: David Krejci was held without a shot on goal for only the second time this season in the Columbus game. The other time was in the first meeting between the two teams.
2: The Bruins scored two power-play goals against Toronto for the second time this year and first time since the second game of the season against the Red Wings.
2: Brad Marchand had two more turnovers (two) than shots on goal (none) against Carolina.
2: The Bruins’ loss to the Blues saw them slip to a 2-1-2 record against the dominant Western Conference this season.
2: Both of Rask’s shutouts this season have now come against the Lightning.
2:37: At one point in the game against Toronto, Chara was stuck on the ice for 2:37 of game time with the puck pinned in the Boston zone. Hamilton was out for 2:31 on the same shift.
3: Tampa Bay’s Teddy Purcell was minus-3 against the B’s on Nov. 11.
3: Despite leading the NHL in third-period goal differential coming in (plus-14), they were outscored, 3-0, in the frame in their loss to the Senators.
3: The win in Carolina snapped the team’s three-game road losing streak.
3: Following the Rangers game, the Bruins are now 3-0-0 this season when Campbell has a fight.
3: With the win, the B’s improved to 3-1 this season in the second of back-to-back games.
3: All three of Chara’s goals this season have come on the power play. His latest came against the Maple Leafs on Nov. 9.