|51||BOSTON||-110||Ov 5.5,-125||+105||Ov 5.5,-125|
|52||DALLAS||-110||Un 5.5,+105||-125||Un 5.5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||3-6-0||-3.9||3-6||-3.9||3-6||2.1||27.7||3.0||32.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.8||3-2||-0.8||2-2||3.8||31.4||3.4||32.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||18||56||16||20||19||1||4||542||10.3%||63||20||31.7%||91|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||19||5||8||6||0||1||249||7.6%||27||7||25.9%||32|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||19||7||7||4||1||0||157||12.1%||22||9||40.9%||32|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||47||14||18||13||2||2||567||8.3%||59||14||23.7%||78|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||27||9||9||7||2||1||290||9.3%||32||11||34.4%||45|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||3||8||6||0||0||162||10.5%||16||5||31.2%||26|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (All Games)||12||11||353||329||93.2%||2||6-5||-1.4||6-5-0||-1||2-8|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Road Games)||7||6||203||187||92.1%||1||2-4||-2.8||2-4-0||-3||1-5|
|JAROSLAV HALAK(vs. Non-Conference)||7||7||192||173||90.1%||1||2-5||-5.5||2-5-0||-6||2-5|
|JAROSLAV HALAK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||123||110||89.4%||0||2-2||-1.8||2-2-0||-2||2-1|
|TUUKKA RASK (All Games)||8||7||212||191||90.1%||0||4-3||+0.1||4-3-0||0||4-3|
|TUUKKA RASK (Road Games)||3||3||86||76||88.4%||0||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|TUUKKA RASK(vs. Non-Conference)||3||2||67||59||88.1%||0||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|TUUKKA RASK (Last 4 Games)||4||3||100||93||93.0%||0||2-1||+0.2||2-1-0||0||0-3|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6-4-0||+1.5||6-4||+1.5||6-3||3.6||31.6||2.8||31.0|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3||1-4||-3||2-3||2.2||25.2||3.2||33.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||18||51||13||24||13||1||2||539||9.5%||49||11||22.4%||82|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10||36||8||20||8||0||1||316||11.4%||28||8||28.6%||61|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||3||5||3||0||0||126||8.7%||11||2||18.2%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||50||9||19||20||2||5||559||8.9%||57||11||19.3%||82|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||28||6||11||10||1||2||310||9.0%||28||5||17.9%||46|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||3||5||6||2||1||167||9.6%||17||5||29.4%||28|
|BEN BISHOP (All Games)||12||12||364||333||91.5%||1||6-6||-1.7||6-6-0||-2||5-5|
|BEN BISHOP (Home Games)||7||7||219||201||91.8%||1||4-3||+0.4||4-3-0||+1||4-2|
|BEN BISHOP(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||174||155||89.1%||0||2-4||-3.3||2-4-0||-4||2-3|
|BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||134||122||91.0%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||0||2-2|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (All Games)||6||6||190||176||92.6%||1||3-3||+0.3||3-3-0||0||2-4|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Home Games)||3||3||89||81||91.0%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||129||121||93.8%||1||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||0-4|
|ANTON KHUDOBIN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||131||123||93.9%||0||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON 2.98, DALLAS 3.25|
|10/20/2018||at VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, -150||L||6 un||U|
|10/23/2018||at OTTAWA||4-1||W||0, -170||W||6 ev||U|
|10/25/2018||PHILADELPHIA||3-0||W||0, -160||W||6 ev||U|
|10/27/2018||MONTREAL||0-3||L||0, -175||L||5.5 ov||U|
|10/30/2018||at CAROLINA||3-2||W||0, +110||W||6 un||U|
|11/3/2018||at NASHVILLE||0-1||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ev||U|
|11/5/2018||DALLAS||2-1||W||0, -155||W||5.5 ev||U|
|11/8/2018||VANCOUVER||5-8||L||0, -265||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/10/2018||TORONTO||5-1||W||0, -150||W||6 ev||P|
|11/11/2018||VEGAS||4-1||W||0, -160||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/14/2018||at COLORADO||3-6||L||0, -110||L||6 un||O|
|11/16/2018||at DALLAS|| |
|11/17/2018||at ARIZONA|| |
|11/21/2018||at DETROIT|| |
|11/24/2018||at MONTREAL|| |
|11/26/2018||at TORONTO|| |
|10/23/2018||LOS ANGELES||4-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 ev||O|
|10/25/2018||ANAHEIM||5-2||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/28/2018||at DETROIT||2-4||L||0, -160||L||6 un||P|
|10/30/2018||at MONTREAL||4-1||W||0, -115||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/1/2018||at TORONTO||2-1||W||0, +130||W||6 ov||U|
|11/3/2018||at WASHINGTON||4-3||W||0, +125||W||6 un||O|
|11/5/2018||at BOSTON||1-2||L||0, +135||L||5.5 ev||U|
|11/6/2018||at COLUMBUS||1-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/8/2018||SAN JOSE||4-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/10/2018||NASHVILLE||4-5||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/12/2018||COLUMBUS||1-2||L||0, -110||L||6 un||U|
|11/18/2018||at NY ISLANDERS|| |
|11/19/2018||at NY RANGERS|| |
|11/21/2018||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|11/24/2018||at COLORADO|| |
|11/27/2018||at EDMONTON|| |
|BOSTON: LAST SEASON: 50-20-12, 112 points. Second in Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Bruce Cassidy (second full season, third full NHL season).
ADDED: D John Moore, D Steven Kampfer, G Jaroslav Halak, F Joakim Nordstrom, F Chris Wagner
LOST: F Tommy Wingels, F Rick Nash, F Riley Nash, D Adam McQuaid, F Tim Schaller
PLAYER TO WATCH: Patrice Bergeron. The Bruins No. 1 center had 63 points in 64 games last season but, at 32, he had offseason groin surgery and back spasms have kept him off the ice for part of training camp. Boston's top line of Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand scored a total of 208 points in the regular season and 53 more in 12 playoff games.
OUTLOOK: The Bruins are poised for another strong regular-season run behind the core of Zdeno Chara, Bergeron and goalie Tuukka Rask. Last year, they advanced in the playoffs for the first time since 2014, but they'll have to get further for this year to be a success.
|DALLAS: LAST SEASON: 42-32-8. Sixth in Central Division.
COACH: Jim Montgomery (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: LW Blake Comeau, RW Valeri Nichushkin, D Roman Polak, G Anton Khudobin.
LOST: F Antoine Roussel, F Curtis McKenzie. D Dan Hamhuis, D Greg Pateryn, G Kari Lehtonen.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Five-time All-Star center Tyler Seguin won't have to answer questions about his future in Dallas. The 26-year-old Seguin, who could have been an unrestricted free agent after this season, should be free from distractions after signing a nearly $80 million, eight-year contract extension through the 2026-27 season. Seguin had a career-high 40 goals last season.
OUTLOOK: Montgomery makes the jump from the college ranks (University of Denver), where he had an offensive team. As a first-time NHL
COACH, he has the prolific scoring duo of Seguin and 29-year-old team captain Jamie Benn (signed through 2024-25) on a line with Alexander Radulov. But the Stars have to get more consistent scoring outside of that top line. On defense, John Klingberg led all NHL defensemen with 59 assists last season, and Marc Methot is healthy after being limited 36 games in his Dallas debut. Only a late slide kept the Stars out of the playoffs last season ' they missed the postseason for the eighth time in 10 seasons.
|Bruins, Stars have rematch in Dallas|
DALLAS -- On Nov. 5, the Boston Bruins hosted the Dallas Stars and edged them 2-1 in overtime.
However, when these sides meet in the rematch on Friday at American Airlines Center in Dallas, the Bruins (10-6-2, 22 points) will look a bit different, especially on defense.
That's because Boston, who started its four-game road trip with a 6-3 loss at Colorado on Wednesday, a setback where the Bruins allowed five unanswered goals to the Avalanche, is decimated by injuries in the back end.
The latest of those happened in Denver when Zdeno Chara left the game with a lower-body injury in the first period on Wednesday and did not return.
Boston, who is 3-4-2 on the road, recalled Connor Clifton, a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft, from AHL Providence, where he had four assists in five games, on Thursday morning, and Clifton could make his NHL debut against Dallas.
And for Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy, "next man up" is again a fitting mantra for his patchwork defense.
"We don't make excuses, so the next guy that goes in there gets a chance to play," Cassidy said postgame in Colorado. "Our guys are going to have to understand what we have back there and work together as a group of five. And then your goaltending's going to have to be a little sharper, and that's just a fact."
Two positives from the loss to Colorado was a two-goal performance from Jake DeBrusk and two points (goal, assist) from David Pastrnak.
Dallas (9-7-2, 20 points) is also facing a bit of adversity after a tough 2-1 home loss to Columbus on Monday night.
One sticking point in that defeat with the Blue Jackets was the Stars' power play going 0-for-4, making that unit 4-for-34 over the past 13 games.
First-year Stars coach Jim Montgomery has made that group a big focus during practices these past three days.
"There was a lot of things wrong the other night (Monday), but there was a lot of things right in practice today (Thursday)," Montgomery said. "That's the best that our power play has probably looked (in practice) since the first couple of weeks of the season. Hopefully tomorrow (Friday) they'll have the same intensity and purpose when they're out there."
Dallas also has an injury issue on defense with veteran Marc Methot landing on injured reserve Thursday with a lower-body injury. The Stars recalled Gavin Bayreuther from AHL Texas, where he had three assists and five points in seven games.
And Montgomery talked about where he will play Bayreuther, who will make his NHL debut against the Bruins, on Friday.
"Well, we're going to play him with (fellow rookie) Joel Hanley on our third pairing," Montgomery said. "Because of his shot and his poise offensively we want to see him on the power the second unit."
Bayreuther caught the eye of Montgomery and his coaching staff during training camp for two simple reasons.
"(He's) just a very intelligent hockey player, very competitive," Montgomery said.
|Last Updated: 12/14/2018 7:18:54 AM EST|