It hasn't been a picturesque start for the Boston Bruins, who have lost three of their first four games since winning the Stanley Cup last season. Zdeno Chara and the B's will look to turn the tables as they take on the 2010 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening in the Windy City (TV/Radio: NHL Network, NESN/98.5 The Sports Hub).
Boston (1-3-0) is coming off two straight losses to Colorado and Carolina, with their most recent loss coming on Wednesday night against the Hurricanes. Boston received goals from Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand, but the B's were unable to pull out the win, losing 3-2. Tim Thomas ha 31 saves on 34 shots for Boston.
Thomas leads the B's in saves, as expected, with 83 for a save percentage of .930 and a goals against average of 2.03. Marchand and Seguin currently lead the defending Stanley Cup champions in points, with each registering four. Marchand and Rich Peverley are the team's leading goal scorers with two lamp-lighting tallies apiece so far this season.
Chicago (2-1-0) is coming off of two straight wins, with the most recent one coming against the brand new Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Andrew Brunette, Patrick Kane, Marian Hossa and Dave Bolland each scored one goal as the Blackhawks dealth the Jets a 4-3 loss. Ray Emery had 27 saves on 30 shots for Chicago.
Kane is the Blackhawks' leader in points with five (one goal, four assists) while Bolland leads the team with three goals in two games played. Corey Crawford leads Chicago in the saves department with 50 for a .930 save percentage and owns a 2.05 goals against average.