April 6, 2013

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Canadiens

By Jesse Connolly

Here's the Tale of the Tape for tonight's game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens:

SEASON SERIES

Feb. 6 – BOS 2 @ MTL 1

Mar. 3 – MTL 4 @ BOS 3

Mar. 27 – MTL 6 @ BOS 5 (SO)

Apr. 6 – BOS @ MTL

NEWS AND NOTES

STANDINGS

Boston: 24-8-4, 52 points (2nd in division, 4th in conference)
Montreal: 24-8-5, 53 points (1st in division, 2nd in conference)

TEAM LEADERS
BOS / MTL

GOALS: Jaromir Jagr (15) / Michael Ryder (15)
ASSISTS: Bergeron, Krejci (21) / P.K. Subban (20)
POINTS: Patrice Bergeron (31) / Michael Ryder (31)

PLUS-MINUS: Bergeron, Seguin (+23) / Subban, Prust (+12)
PIM: Milan Lucic (57) / Brandon Prust (90)
SHOTS: Tyler Seguin (124) / Max Pacioretty (125)
TIME ON ICE: Zdeno Chara (25:00) / Andrei Markov (24:25)

WINS: Tuukka Rask (16) / Carey Price (18)
GAA: Tuukka Rask (1.94) / Peter Budaj (2.28)
SV%: Anton Khudobin (.929) / Peter Budaj (.917)

ON A ROLL

Boston: Nathan Horton (5 pts in last 5 GP), Milan Lucic (4 pts in last 4 GP)
Montreal: P.K. Subban (8 pts in last 5 GP), Max Pacioretty (4 pts in last 3 GP)

ICE COLD

Boston: Tyler Seguin (1 pt in last 4 GP), Rich Peverley (0 pts in last 4 GP)
Montreal: None

OBSCURE STATS

Boston: Milan Lucic leads the B’s with 115 hits. Dennis Seidenberg owns the team lead with 84 blocked shots.

Montreal: Alex Emelin leads the Habs with 108 hits. Josh Gorges owns the team lead with 89 blocked shots.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

BETWEEN THE PIPES

Boston: Tuukka Rask (16-5-4, 1.94, .927)
Montreal: Carey Price (18-7-4, 2.30, .914)

PROJECTED LINEUP

Boston
Lucic – Krejci – Horton
Marchand – Seguin – Jagr
Pandolfo – Peverley – Daugavins
Paille – Campbell – Thornton

Chara – Hamilton
Seidenberg – Ference
Redden – Boychuk

Rask
Khudobin

Montreal
Ryder – Plekanec – Gionta
Pacioretty – Desharnais – Gallagher
Galchenyuk – Eller – Prust
Moen – Halpern – White

Markov – Emelin
Gorges – Subban
Bouillon – Drewiske

Price
Budaj

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com