BRUINS (19-5-3) at JETS (15-12-2)
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With the lockout-shortened season winding down and playoff races heating up, the condensed
schedule is beginning to take its toll on the Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets.
Neither team will be getting much of a break anytime soon, either.
Boston looks to avoid a third consecutive road loss Tuesday night by earning a third straight win
over Winnipeg, which begins a four-game homestand.
The Bruins and Jets capped stretches of playing three games in four days with losses Sunday, as
both teams cited fatigue.
Boston (19-5-3) had won five of six before falling 2-1 at Pittsburgh. The Bruins outshot the
Eastern Conference-leading Penguins 32-18, but couldn't muster more than Tyler Seguin's
"I'm not disappointed in our effort," coach Claude Julien said. "It's our third game in four
days. I thought we competed hard, I thought we had a chance to win."
Boston is one point behind rival Montreal for the Northeast Division lead and just three behind
Pittsburgh, but it has a difficult road ahead. The Bruins, who opened a four-game road trip
Sunday, play their next five contests against teams currently in playoff position. That stretch
ends March 27 at home versus the Canadiens.
"It's a bit of a grueling schedule right now, but at the same time, you've got to find a way to
come through and continue to battle," said Brad Marchand, who has a team-high 12 goals but none
in the past seven games. "Every point matters."
The same goes for the Jets (15-12-2), who are involved in a tight race for the Southeast Division
lead with Carolina. They went 5-0-1 over their previous six before falling 4-1 at Ottawa on
Sunday, allowing two power-play goals after killing all 28 penalties over their previous 11
"I think the fact we played three games in four days and not really playing with enough of four
lines really caught up with us," coach Claude Noel said. "I can't fault the players for their
effort. (Fatigue) was a factor, no doubt."
Defenseman Zach Bogosian scored the lone goal for Winnipeg, which now begins another stretch of
three games in four nights. After facing Boston, it hosts Washington on Thursday and Friday
before ending their homestand versus Tampa Bay on Sunday.
"We need to make sure we're ready to play right away," Bogosian said. "We can't get down on
ourselves. We've been playing good hockey as of late and we just need to make sure we're ready
for the next game."
Bogosian also lauded the effort of Ondrej Pavelec, who made 38 saves Sunday. He had gone 4-0-1
with a 2.10 goals-against average prior to that defeat, though it's unclear if he'll be in net
"He keeps us in it every game," Bogosian said. "He battles back there and it seems like every
year he's getting better and better. He's what's driving our team right now."
Pavelec has a 1.94 GAA in two matchups with Boston this season but lost both, 2-1 in a shootout
Jan. 21 and 3-2 on Feb. 17. Marchand scored the game-winner in the third period of that last
meeting and also had a goal in the first one.
Tuukka Rask, whose 1.92 GAA is among the league leaders, opposed Pavelec in each matchup and
improved to 7-3-0 with a 2.08 in 10 career starts versus the Winnipeg franchise.
Boston, which may be without forward David Krejci after he left Sunday's loss with an apparent
lower-body injury, has won 16 of the last 20 meetings.
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HEAD TO HEAD
GoalieTeamGPGSWLOTSAGAGAASvSv%SOGAPIMTOIOndrej PavelecWPG262512122730702.86600.90400001,500:35Tuukka RaskBOS20201433543391.925040.92820001,219:22
SCORING LEADERS - JETS AND BRUINS
PlayerTeamPosGPGAP+/-PIMPPSHGWOTSS%TOI/GSft/GFO%Andrew LaddWPGL2914152991120307119.718:5024.357.9Patrice BergeronBOSC2781725211010317810.319:0925.461.9Blake WheelerWPGR29121224-51410207316.417:5322.80David KrejciBOSC277172441400404914.318:4921.756.3Brad MarchandBOSL26121123191532404725.517:1222.233.3Tyler SeguinBOSC27101222191030109011.117:1320.265Evander KaneWPGL291192023310311268.720:2723.542.1Dustin ByfuglienWPGD24413174183011795.125:00:0026.60Bryan LittleWPGC294131794102150819:1224.851.9Milan LucicBOSL26413173570000449.117:1620.338.5Nathan HortonBOSR27881621100007710.417:1520.440Nik AntropovWPGC29311148142000348.816:2720.642.6
INJURIES & SCRATCHES
JetsInjurySeverityAnthony PelusoBroken handIRZach RedmondLegIRToby EnstromShoulderDay to DayBruinsInjurySeverityDavid KrejciLower BodyUndetermined
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