Like the January weather, the play of the Bruins has cooled down in the past couple weeks and not even a trip to sunny California could really get it going. As has been the case for what seems like most of the season, another member of the team made his NHL debut, Loui Eriksson returned to Dallas where he spent seven years and the B’s became just the second team to beat San Jose at home in regulation. This is Boston Bruins: Last Two Weeks By The Numbers.
1.94: Boston is tied with L.A. having allowed the fewest goals per game in the league with 1.94 a night.
2: The Bruins became just the second team to beat the Sharks at home in regulation joining the Canucks, who did so on Nov. 7, but Boston has not given up nine goals in a game yet.
2: Against the Maple Leafs on Jan. 14, the Bruins allowed two power-play goals for the fourth time in their last seven games.
2.11: Tuukka Rask has fallen to seventh in the league with a 2.11 goals against average.
3: Torey Krug was plus-3 in the same game for the first time in his career.
3: His three points against the Jets came after recording just three points in his previous 11 games combined.
3: McQuaid had fights in three straight games from Jan. 4-9 against the Jets, Ducks and Kings.
3: The Ducks scored goals on all three of their power play opportunities on Jan. 7.
3: Phil Kessel had three assists Tuesday against the Bruins, giving him his first three-assist game since April 18 of last year.
3: Campbell had points in three straight games from Jan. 4-9 for the first time since April 8-11 of last season.
3:03: Just 3:03 into his first game back at the Garden on Thursday, Shawn Thornton was in the box for fighting.
4: Paille scored four goals in his first six games back after returning from a concussion on Dec. 27.
4: Carl Soderberg’s four-game point streak ended on Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.
4: The Bruins are 4-5 since losing Dennis Seidenberg for the season on Dec. 27.
4.0: Krejci scored his 10th goal of the season with 4.0 seconds left in the second period to give the B’s the 1-0 lead over Dallas on Thursday.
5: Five members of the Bruins were names to their respective Olympic teams this past week: Bergeron, Eriksson, Krejci, Rask and Zdeno Chara.
5: Paille had five shots on goal against the Ducks, his most of the year and most in a game since March 25 of last season.
5: Soderberg was 0-for-5 on faceoffs against the Sharks.
5: Rask picked up his league-leading fifth shutout of the season on Jan. 11 against San Jose.
6: Florek became the sixth Bruin to make his NHL debut this season. The six debuts are the most the team has had since the 2006-07 season, when Krejci was one of the six to play in his first game.
6: McQuaid and Krug combined to be plus-6 against the Jets two weeks ago.
6: Winnipeg goalie, Ondrej Pavalec, fell to 0-6-1 all-time at TD Garden with his team’s 4-1 loss to the Bruins on Jan. 4.
6: Winnipeg, who had only scored six power-play goals on the road coming into the game on Jan. 4, was 0-for-3 on the power play in their first meeting of the season against the Bruins.
6: Lucic, Krejci and Jarome Iginla were a combined minus-6 against the Kings.
6: Krejci’s goal in Dallas was his first point in six games after recording 20 points in his previous 18 contests.
6: Johnny Boychuk was officially credited with six blocked shots against the Stars.
6: Reilly Smith scored his sixth goal in seven games against the Jets, but since then, he has not found the back of the net.
6:51: Paille played just 6:51 against the Leafs, easily his lowest ice time total of the season. It was his lowest total since playing just 45 seconds against the Panthers on Dec. 8, 2011.
7: Soderberg and Ryan Spooner were a combined 0-for-7 in the faceoff circle against L.A. on Jan. 9.
7: Kessel had gone seven straight games against the Bruins without recording a single point.
7: Of Boston’s eight penalties against the Stars, defenders committed seven of them.
7: The Bruins have allowed at least four goals in each of their last seven losses.