David Krejci is not on the ice for warm-ups. The Bruins’ centerman (2-10-12, +3) has the flu and did not make the trip with the team. Call-up Jamie Arniel is on ice, leaving the Bruins with Gregory Campbell, Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron, and Brad Marchand to choose from. Not particularly bad, but also not high scoring save for Bergeron, who has three goals and ten assists on the year, and is also a +7. Thrashers’ centerman Rich Peverley outsccores all Bruins centers with a 5-10-15 line, but is -2 on the year.
Peverley’s out-dueling the Bruins’ centers on the year. He leads the Thrashers with a 58.3 FO%, and the top Bruins center, Patrice Bergeron, has a 52.8 FO%. None of the Bruins’ centers are over 50% other than Bergeron. This might be why they’ve been having issues scoring recently. None of the Bruins’ centers are over 50% at face-offs on the road.