December 13th, 2010 by

Boston Bruins this week | 12/13 – 12/19

The Bruins have taken 10-of-12 possible points in December

The Boston Bruins enter this week sitting second in the Northeast Division, sixth in the Eastern Conference, and seventh overall in the NHL with a 16-8-4 record (36 points).

Here’s a brief week-end wrap-up and a look at the week ahead, along with team- and league-leaders.

The B’s gained five of a possible six points last week (2-0-1) against Eastern Conference opponents, all at home; defeating the Buffalo Sabres in 3-2 in overtime; sinking the N.Y. Islanders 5-2 on Thursday night; and dropping a heartbreaker in OT to the Philadelphia Flyers, 2-1, on Saturday.

Milan Lucic (3-1-4) and David Krejci (0-4-4) led the team with their four respective points in three games played last week; Zdeno Chara had 13 shots on goal; and Johnny Boychuk topped the team with seven blocked shots. Patrice Bergeron was en fuego inside the face-off circle, winning 37-of-50 draws for a whopping 74%. He is now in the top-20 in the league with a 54.4 winning percentage in 510 (12th) total face-offs.

Defenseman Steven Kampfer was recalled on an emergency basis — with Mark Stuart out 4-6 weeks — and made his NHL debut on Thursday night against the Islanders. The 22-year-old finished with zero points in two games last week, but posted four hits, four shots on goal, and six blocked shots (5 on Saturday).

The Bruins made three separate trades last week: two transactions that sent three AHL players from Providence — Levi Nelson to Tampa Bay Lightning, and Jeff LoVecchio and Jordan Knacksted to Florida — for minor leaguers Juraj Simek and D Sean Zimmerman. Marco Sturm was officially dealt to the LA Kings, for nothing, just minutes before the Bruins hosted the Flyers on Saturday night.

Wednesday, 12/15: At Buffalo…Bruins are 2-0-0 against the Sabres this season…a 5-2 win in Buffalo on Nov. 3, and 3-2 OT in Boston last Tuesday night…Thomas posted both W’s
Thursday, 12/16: AT Montreal…Boston is 0-1-0 against the Habs this season…a 3-1 loss (Rask) on Nov. 11…Rask with the L
Saturday, 12/18: home vs. Washington for the fourth-and-final meeting this season…Bruins are 2-1-0 versus the Caps thus far…3-1 win in Washington on Oct. 19 (Thomas)…4-1 victory on Oct. 21 in Boston (Thomas)…5-3 loss (Rask) in Washington.

  • The Bruins have 15 sets of three games in four nights this season …They have a 5-0-0 record in the first game, a 3-2-0 record in the second game, and a 1-1-3 mark in the third contest of those series … 3 of their 4 overtime/shootout games this season have been the third game of a 3-in-4 scenario
  • The Bruins have 14 sets of consecutive-night games this season …They have a 3-2-0 record in the first game of those series with a 3-1-1 mark in game twos


  • Goals: 15, Lucic
  • Assists: 16, Krejci
  • Points: 26, Lucic
  • Plus/Minus: Plus-17, Horton
  • PIM: 55, Thornton
  • Shots on goal: 92, Chara


  • Plus/Minus: Horton (T-2) plus-17; Ference, Chara and Lucic (T-4) plus-15
  • Goals: Lucic (9th) 15
  • Shorthanded goals: Marchand (T-1) 3
  • TOI: Chara (3rd) 26:44
  • Blocked shots: Seidenberg (12th) 66
  • Wins: Thomas (3rd) 15
  • GAA: Thomas (1st) 1.51
  • SV%: Thomas (1st) .954
  • SO: Thomas (1st) 5
  • Penalty-kill: (3rd) 87.2%
  • Goals-against: (1st) 1.89 per game/53 total
  • Goals-for: (12th) 2.89 per game/81 total

Plus/Minus: (T-2) plus-22

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