April 8, 2013

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Hurricanes

By Jesse Connolly

Here's the Tale of the Tape for tonight's game between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes:

SEASON SERIES

Jan. 28 – BOS 5 @ CAR 3
Apr. 8 – CAR @ BOS

Apr. 13 – BOS @ CAR

NEWS AND NOTES

STANDINGS

Boston: 24-9-4, 52 points (2nd in division, 4th in conference)
Carolina: 16-19-2, 34 points (3rd in division, 13th in conference)

TEAM LEADERS
BOS / CAR

GOALS: Jaromir Jagr (15) / Jiri Tlusty (17)
ASSISTS:   Krejci, Bergeron (21) / Alex Semin (26)
POINTS: Patrice Bergeron (31) / Eric Staal (41)

PLUS-MINUS: Patrice Bergeron (+23) / Jiri Tlusty (+14)
PIM: Milan Lucic (59) / Jay Harrison (44)
SHOTS: Tyler Seguin (124) / Jeff Skinner (130)
TIME ON ICE: Zdeno Chara (25:02) / Justin Faulk (23:23)

WINS: Tuukka Rask (16) / Cam Ward (9)
GAA: Tuukka Rask (1.95) / Justin Peters (2.83)
SV%: Anton Khudobin (.929) / Peters, Ward (.908)

ON A ROLL
Boston: Zdeno Chara (2 pts in last 2 GP)
Carolina: Absolutely no one

ICE COLD
Boston: R. Peverley (0 pts in last 5 GP), D. Hamilton (0 pts in last 5 GP)
Carolina: Joe Corvo (0 pts in last 5 GP), Chad LaRose (0 pts in last 5 GP)

OBSCURE STATS

Boston: The Bruins goaltenders have combined for four shutouts this season. Tuukka Rask is 4-2 in the shootout (Khudobin has not taken part in one this year).

Carolina: Hurricanes goalies have combined for two shutouts this year. Dan Ellis is 0-1 in the shootout (the team’s lone shootout this season).

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

BETWEEN THE PIPES
Boston: Tuukka Rask (16-6-4, 1.95, .927)
Carolina: TBD

PROJECTED LINEUP

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

Chara – Hamilton
Bartkowski – Seidenberg
Ference – Boychuk

Rask
Khudobin

Carolina
Tlusty – Staal – Dwyer
Ruutu – Staal – Skinner
Bowman – Nash – LaRose
Dalpe – Brent – Bellemore

Gleason – Corvo
Harrison – McBain
M.A. Bergeron – Sanguinetti

Ellis
Peters

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ
Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com