A statistical look at the Bruins’ 12-game win streak
|03.23.14 at 12:53 pm ET|
The Bruins have won 12 games in a row, with Saturday’s win perhaps the most impressive. The B’s got outplayed early on but stormed back with three unanswered goals in the third period, two of which were scored by Jarome Iginla.
Seven of the games have been played against teams that were in line for a playoff spot at the conclusion of Saturday’s games.
The Bruins can tie their franchise record if they are able to get the streak to 14 games with wins over the Canadiens and Blackhawks this week at TD Garden. In the meantime, here are some stats to illustrate how impressive the B’s have been over this streak:
THE IGINLA STATS
– With 11 goals, Iginla has more than double anyone else on the team during the win streak. Patrice Bergeron is second with five.
– Iginla has more even-strength goals than Bergeron’s line (six) and Gregory Campbell‘s line (four) combined.
– Iginla has two goals in three of the last five games.
THE NON-IGINLA SCORING STATS
– Carl Soderberg‘s line has more even-strength goals (nine) than Bergeron’s.
– With five goals, Bergeron has the most goals of Bruins centers during this stretch. Soderberg has four.
– The only regulars (three or more games played) to not score in this stretch are Matt Bartkowski and Kevan Miller. Bartkowski is still looking for his first career regular-season NHL goal.
THE GOALS AGAINST STATS
– The B’s have outscored their opponents, 46-17. That makes for a goals-against-average of 1.41.
– The Bruins went three straight games (vs. Montreal, Phoenix and Carolina) without allowing a goal until the third period.
– Bruins opponents have scored in only 15 of the 36 regulation periods.
THE SPECIAL TEAMS STATS
– The Bruins have only had 20 power plays. As such, they only have one more power play goal (three) than they have shorthanded goals (two). That’s further proof that you can win without a power play, though Claude Julien is certainly itching for the B’s to get more calls.
– The Bruins have allowed two power play-goals over the last three games. Those account for most of the the three power-play goals they’ve given up over this 12-game stretch.
THE GOALIE STATS
– Chad Johnson has a .954 save percentage, as he has stopped 125 of the 131 shots he has seen in five starts. Tuukka Rask has a .945 save percentage in six starts. A bigger takeaway than the fact that the backup’s numbers have been better: The Bruins have started their backup in half of these games.