April 23, 2013

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Flyers

By Jesse Connolly

Here's the Tale of the Tape for tonight's game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers:

SEASON SERIES

Mar. 9 – PHI 0 @ BOS 3
Mar. 30 – BOS @ 1 @ PHI 3
Apr. 23 – BOS @ PHI

NEWS AND NOTES

* The Flyers are officially eliminated from playoff contention and will miss the postseason for the first time since 2007.
* The Bruins currently own the tiebreaker for first in the Northeast over Montreal. The Habs are in New Jersey tonight to take on the Devils.

STANDINGS

Boston: 27-12-5, 59 points (1st in division, 2nd in conference)
Philadelphia: 20-22-3, 43 points (5th in division, 12th in conference)

TEAM LEADERS
BOS / PHI

GOALS: Brad Marchand (18) / Jakub Voracek (20)
ASSISTS: Bergeron, Krejci (22) / Claude Giroux (32)
POINTS: Brad Marchand (35) / Claude Giroux (45)

PLUS-MINUS: Patrice Bergeron (+25) / Ruslan Fedotenko (+7)
PIM: Zdeno Chara (66) / Zac Rinaldo (85)
SHOTS: Tyler Seguin (146) / Claude Giroux (129)
TIME ON ICE: Zdeno Chara (24:51) / Braydon Coburn (22:36)

WINS: Tuukka Rask (18) / Ilya Bryzgalov (18)
GAA: Tuukka Rask (1.96) / Brian Boucher (2.50)
SV%: Tuukka Rask (.929) / Steve Mason (.908)

ON A ROLL

Boston: Brad Marchand (5 pts in last 5 GP), Anton Khudobin (.940 Sv% in last 4 GP)
Philadelphia: Wayne Simmonds (4 pts in last 2 GP), Matt Read (3 pts in last 2 GP)

ICE COLD

Boston: Rich Peverley (0 pts in last 5 GP), Dennis Seidenberg (0 pts in last 5 GP)
Philadelphia: Scott Hartnell (0 pts in last 3 GP), Simon Gagne (0 pts in last 3 GP)

OBSCURE STATS

Boston: The Bruins are 4-3 in the shootout this season. Tuukka Rask has given up just seven goals in 26 shots in the shootout.
Philadelphia: The Flyers are just 1-2 in the shootout. Ilya Bryzgalov has allowed four goals on nine shots in the shootout this year.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

* If you thought the last few games against Philly were dull, just imagine what we might be in store for with the Flyers having nothing left to play for. Oof!
* The Bruins had a pretty stellar track record over the last few years in Philadelphia, with Tim Thomas shouldering the load. Let’s see if they can get back to playing that way after losing 3-1 in their last trip to the City of Brotherly Love.

BETWEEN THE PIPES

Boston: Anton Khudobin (9-3-1, 2.20, .925)
Philadelphia: Steve Mason (5-8-1, 2.72, .908)

PROJECTED LINEUP

Boston
Marchand – Bergeron – Seguin
Lucic – Krejci – Peverley
Kelly – Soderberg – Jagr
Paille – Campbell – Thornton

Chara – Boychuk
Bartkowski – Seidenberg
Ference – McQuaid

Khudobin
Rask

Philadelphia
Gagne – Giroux – Voracek
Briere – Schenn – Hartnell
Read – Couturier – Simmonds
Rosehill – Fedotenko – Hall

Lauridsen – Schenn
Foster – Manning
Lilja – Gustafsson

Mason
Bryzgalov

Photo credit: Getty Images

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Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com