The last two weeks of Bruins game action has covered nearly a month on the calendar, but the good news is that the NHL is back and the B’s enjoyed success at the Olympics. On the ice, Andrew Ference made an emotional return to Boston, Chad Johnson picked up his first shutout, the B’s beat Vancouver at home for the first time in seven years and a trio of young players had a good all-around night against Ottawa. This is Boston Bruins: Last Two (Game) Weeks By The Numbers.
1: Dougie Hamilton scored goals in back-to-back games for the first time this season on Jan. 30 and Feb. 1.
1: Johnson picked up his first shutout of the year against the Oilers on Feb. 1.
1: David Warsofsky picked up his first career NHL assist on Chris Kelly’s first-period goal in the 7-2 win over the Senators just before the Olympic break.
1:34: Johnny Boychuk played 1:34 of the two minutes on the Bruins’ first penalty kill in the game against the Blues on Feb. 6.
2: The Oilers had just two shots on goal in the first 20 minutes in their 4-0 loss to the Bruins on Feb. 1.
2: The Bruins had goals disallowed in two straight games against Edmonton and Vancouver.
2: Zdeno Chara missed the team’s final two games before the Olympic break as he headed to Sochi early to carry Slovakia’s flag.
2: Patrice Bergeron picked up his second two-goal game of the season on Feb. 8 against Ottawa. His first was on Nov. 9 against the Maple Leafs.
2: Bergeron had two assists in his first game in Sochi for Team Canada, passing his one-assist performance in the entire 2010 games.
2: The Bruins were one of two teams to have a player win Gold (Bergeron), Silver (Loui Eriksson) and Bronze (Tuukka Rask) at the Olympics. Phoenix was the other.
2:08: The Bruins scored two goals in 2:08 of game time in the third period against the Blues on Feb. 6 to eventually send the game to overtime.
2.11: Rask’s goals against average is now sixth-best in the league.
2.19: The Bruins’ 2.19 goals against per game is second in the league.
3: Boychuk recorded three hits against the Canucks on Feb. 4 and they all came on Vancouver winger, David Booth.
3: Against the Bruins, the Blues blew a two-goal lead for the third straight game (2-0-1).
3: Reilly Smith was a career-high plus-3 for the Bruins against the Senators on Feb. 8.
3: Warsofsky and Kevan Miller were also each plus-3 – both career highs for them in their young NHL careers.
3.09: Boston’s 3.09 goals per game is fifth in the league.
4: Ference was on the ice for all four goals that the Bruins scored against the Oilers.
4: Ottawa defenseman, Jared Cowen, had a tough day against the Bruins as he finished minus-4.
4.25: The Bruins concluded their season series averaging 4.25 goals per game in four game against the Sens this season.
5: The Bruins handed the Canucks their fifth straight loss on Feb. 4.
5: Brad Marchand‘s goal against the Blues was the first for his line in five games.
5: The Bruins played just five games in the month of February.
5: Johnson had won five straight starts before losing in Buffalo and started 5-0-0 in 2014.
5: Bergeron snapped a five-game pointless streak on Feb. 8 with two goals and an assist against Ottawa.
5:28: Warsofsky led all Bruins with 5:28 of power-play ice time against the Blues.