Gameday Stats vs Thrashers
It really shouldn't come as much of a surprise that the Bruins are the number one team in defence. The fact that the Bruins still allow an average of 30 SA/G (22nd place) further exemplifies the skill of our goaltenders. Personally I was surprised at how high up the Bruins were in faceoffs. As a team the Bruins are 5th place overall and the team leader is Patrice Bergeron (5th overall in the league).
Hard nosed Lucic leads the way in the league with 113 hits, tops in the team for PM with 53, and 2nd in fights (3 fm). Blocked shot totals for the Bruins are low and I think this is a reflection of the amount of shots on goal the defence allows.
Stats wise tonight's game should be a breeze. I imagine with Lehtonen on the IR, Hedberg will get the start. Timmy Thomas should be in nets for the Bruins and there is still no word on the game status of Sturm and Ward, although they both doing much better.