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Bruins Week Ahead: 1/27-2/2

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by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

 

STAT OF THE WEEK: With his two goals in Thursday night's 4-3 win against Pittsburgh, 2017 All-Star Brad Marchand reached the 20-goal mark for the sixth time in his career. He joins teammate David Pastrnak as the Bruins' first two 20-goal scorers this season. The Bruins are one of just four NHL teams with two 20-goal scorers this year (Pittsburgh - Crosby, Malkin; Toronto - Matthews, Kadri; Winnipeg - Scheifele, Laine).

 

STAT OF THE WEEK II: After putting up 32 points (10 goals and 22 assists) in the first 41 games of the season, Brad Marchand has notched 17 points (11 goals and six assists) in the first 11 games of the second half of the season.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "It's huge. All you need is a goal to kind of get you going again. You know he's been such a big part of our team this year; he is scoring a ton of goals and playing some really good hockey. So seeing him get that is great and, you know I'm sure they are going to continue go in for him now." Brad Marchand on David Pastrnak's overtime, game-winning goal on Tuesday, breaking a 17-game goalless streak…

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 20): @TomCaron (Tom Caron, NESN.com): "Bruins' moms made pasta w/ their sons on this trip. [David] Pastrnak scores in OT. Coincidence?   I think not. Massive point for B's."

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: @MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): "Comfy brand new chairs in Garden press box. Thanks ‪@NHLBruins!"

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI.com): "Dude... Colin Miller can throw."

 

2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): Week 5, Week 8, Week 9, Week 12

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI.com): Week 3, Week 11, Week 13, Week 16

@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul DuPont, Boston Globe): Week 1, Week 2, Week 17

@DaleEArnold (Dale Arnold, NESN): Week 7, Week 15

@_TimRosenthal (Tim Rosenthal, Bruins Daily): Week 16, Week 19

@HacksWithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE): Week 4

@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, CSNNE.com): Week 6

@michaelFhurley (Michael Hurley, CBS Boston Sports): Week 10

@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): Week 14

@kluedeke29 (Kirk Luedeke, Red Line Report): Week 18

@TomCaron (Tom Caron, NESN.com): Week 20

 

UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tuesday, January 31, Bruins at Lightning, Amalie Arena, 7:30 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Wednesday, February 1, Bruins at Capitals, Verizon Center, 8 p.m., TV - NBC Sports Network, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

BEHIND THE B: The New England Emmy Award winning series Behind the B has returned for its fourth season. Behind The B, which is narrated by Worcester, MA native Denis Leary, gives fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Bruins players, coaches and front office throughout the 2016-17 season. In this season's latest episode, the Bruins spread some holiday cheer, Brad Marchand and Adam McQuaid help make a dream come true, and a couple of Celtics check out a game. Watch the latest episode by clicking here.

Upcoming Episodes:

Season 4, Episode 8: Tuesday, January 31 at 6 p.m.

 

BRUINS ACADEMY: Step your game up by tuning into the all-new TV series, Bruins Academy, created specifically for kids who love hockey. Hosted by Emmy award-winning sports personality Charlie Moore and B's Reporter Caryn Switaj, the show will take you up-close and personal with your favorite Bruins players. One 30-minute episode will air per month on NESN, and the first 12 episodes can be viewed on BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy and on the Bruins mobile app. In the previous episode, The B's welcome Olympians to TD Garden, Brandon Carlo gets fitted for new skates, and the guys check out their new Bruins Academy App avatars. Watch the latest episode by clicking here.

 

BRUINS ACADEMY KIDS APP: Bruins Academy is part of the Bruins' ongoing mission to encourage positive youth development through the sport of hockey. To join the club, download the new mobile app designed specifically for kids called Bruins Academy presented by Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. The app has built-in safety features that provide a safe experience for kids to connect with each other and their favorite team. In the new Bruins Academy app, kids can explore exclusive team content, create their own avatar, learn educational tips, test their trivia skills, and participate in challenges.

 

GROUP TICKETS: Gather your group of ten or more together and take advantage of discounted group pricing - saving you and your group up to $30 per person. To learn more or to purchase your group tickets visit www.BostonBruins.com/Groups.

 

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Get to TD Garden this February for the Boston Bruins' five home games. Start the month off with a key Original Six matchup on Saturday, February 4 as the Boston Bruins take on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Puck drops at 7 p.m. The B's will be back in action Thursday, February 9 against the San Jose Sharks at 7 p.m. For these games and more, visit www.BostonBruins.com/Tickets.

   

SKATE & SKI: Bruins fans who love to ski get the best of both worlds this winter. The Bruins have teamed up with Loon Mountain and 98.5 The Sports Hub to offer you $99 tickets to select games in February and March and receive a complimentary ski ticket pass to Loon Mountain, New England's most accessible mountain. To purchase tickets, visit www.BostonBruins.com/SkateandSki.

 

FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT: Join the Boston Bruins as they honor First Responders on Tuesday, February 28 during the Boston Bruins vs. Arizona Coyotes game at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets visit www.BostonBruins.com/Tickets. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to donate to First Responders and their families please contact Bruins Sales Representative Rachel Hansen at 617-624-1808 or rhansen@bostonbruins.com. Ticket prices start at $50.

 

BOSTON'S TEAM SINCE 1924: Show your Bruins pride this season with the team's exclusive Boston's Team Since 1924 T-shirt only available at the ProShop powered by Reebok located on Level 2 at TD Garden. To shop the Boston's Team Since 1924 gear and view other authentic Bruins and Celtics gear, visit www.BostonProShop.com.   

 

NEW THIRD JERSEY: This season, the Bruins will wear the sweater created for the 2016 Winter Classic as their third jersey. The uniform is inspired by the original look sported by the B's in their inaugural season in 1924-25 but has been updated with the Bruins current colors of Black and Gold, connecting the past with the present. To purchase one please visit www.BostonProShop.com.

 

REEBOK CENTER ICE: Make sure you are supporting Boston's Team with the latest Reebok Center Ice gear that matches the authentic players gear in the locker room. Visit www.BostonProShop.com to get yours today.

 

ALEX AND ANI: Have your loved one rep Boston's Team Since 1924 all year long by making Alex and Ani bracelets the perfect gift this holiday season. Special Buy One, Get One Free deal for both Bruins and Celtics bracelets while supplies last. Stop by the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden to get yours today!

 

GEAR UP FOR WINTER IN BOSTON: Gear up for Boston's ice-cold winter with Black & Gold knits from the Boston Bruins. With a variety of knit hats, scarves, and gloves, The ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden is your source for the warmest authentic gear straight from the team. Check out the latest selection at www.BostonProShop.com

 

NHL 100TH ANNIVERSARY PATCH AND PUCK: Celebrate all year long with the NHL as they commemorate their 100th anniversary. To join in, stop by the ProShop powered by Reebok on level 2 of TD Garden to check out the authentic patch that will be worn by the players all year long or puck. The ProShop powered by Reebok will put the patch on any shirt or jersey free of charge. If you aren't able to make it, head to BostonProShop.com.

 

ALL-STAR JERSEYS: Support Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand this Sunday, January 29 in their first All Star Game appearance with their limited edition customized All Star jersey. Stop by the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 to get yours before the big game. 

 

BOSTON BRUINS SUMMER CAMPS PRESENTED BY O.R.G. PACKAGING: Keep your kids busy this summer by signing them up for the Boston Bruins Summer Camp Presented by O.R.G. Packaging. They will learn that hard work and determination are the way to accomplish their dreams. To sign your kids up, visit BostonBruins.com/SummerCamps

 

MEIGRAY: Want to bring home a piece of the Bruins? Meigray Group is the Bruins official game-worn jersey source, and the only place to go to get an authenticated game-worn jersey from your favorite Bruins player. Meigray takes Bruins jerseys right off the ice. Every jersey comes with a Bruins Meigray letter of authenticity. Get your game-worn jersey today by visiting www.Meigray.com.

  

BRUINS ON SOCIAL: If you don't already, be sure to follow the Boston Bruins on all social channels:

Twitter: @NHLBruins

Facebook: Boston Bruins

Snapchat: bruinsnhl

Instagram: nhlbruins

 

OFF THE ICE & AROUND TOWN…

 

BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI GAMES:

Saturday, January 28, 4:30 p.m. - The Bruins Alumni will participate in a benefit game for the Dorchester Boys & Girls Club at the Devine Memorial Rink in Neponset, MA. Tickets be purchased at BGCDorchester.org and are $10. Local alumni participating in the game include Mike Mottau, Tim Sweeney, Dave Jensen, Dan LaCouture, Fred Ahern, Rich Brennan, along with Terry O'Reilly, Andrew Raycroft and the rest of the Bruins Alumni team. 

 

Sunday, January 29, 2 p.m. - The Bruins Alumni will travel to Sullivan Arena in Goffstown, NH for a game to benefit the Crotched Mountain Access Fund. Tickets purchased in advance are $10 and $15 at the door. A limited number of reserved seating tickets are available for $40. Please contact Jeannette Nieder at 603-547-1486 for more information. The Bruins Alumni team members expected to play include Cleon Daskalakis, John Carter, Bruce Shoebottom, Terry O'Reilly and Rick Middleton.

 

PJ DRIVE KICKOFF:

WHAT: Join First Lady Lauren Baker, DCF Commissioner Linda Spears and Boston Bruins Mascot Blades in a fun filled afternoon to kick of the 10th annual Boston Bruins PJ Drive presented by Freihofer's & Roche Brothers to benefit DCF and Cradles to Crayons. Kids will participate in a special story time and trivia with First Lady Baker and Blades, decorate their own pillowcases, and have photos and autographs with Blades.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Boston Public Library Children's Room (Main Branch), 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Boston Bruins Mascot Blades

 

BOSTON BRUINS PJ DRIVE PRESENTED BY FREIHOFER'S & ROCHE BROTHERS IN-GAME COLLECTION:

WHAT: The Boston Bruins are teaming up with Cradles to Crayons, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Department of Children and Families to host an in-game PJ collection drive at the TD Garden on Saturday, February 4 during their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. This event will kick off the tenth Annual "PJ Drive" to benefit Massachusetts' underprivileged youth. The PJ Drive provides new pajamas to children in need across Massachusetts. Fans that donate $10 or a new, unused pair of pajamas will be entered into a drawing for great Bruins prizes.

WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 2016 during the Boston Bruins game

WHERE: 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02115

 

BOSTON BRUINS SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM POWERED BY BFIT: Are you struggling to find ways to inspire your kids and students to lead healthier lifestyles? The Boston Bruins have launched the Boston Bruins School Assembly Program powered by BFit where the Youth Hockey Department comes to your children's school to teach them the importance of being active and eating healthy. To register, visit http://www.BostonBruins.com/SchoolAssembly. Please notify school contacts if submitting on their behalf. Submitting a school does not guarantee a visit. 

 

BOSTON BRUINS APRIL CAMPS: Registration for the 2017 Boston Bruins & Pro Ambitions April Vacation Camps is now open. These three-day camps are open to youth hockey players ages 6-15 and are a great opportunity for youth hockey players to elevate their skill to the next level with top level instructions from members of the Bruins Youth Hockey Development team and Pro Ambitions. Visit BostonBruins.com/AprilCamps.

 

UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE & MEDIA AVAILABILITY

-(Warrior Ice Arena, 90 Guest Street, Brighton, MA, 02135)

-All times are local to where the practice or game is taking place

-Practices at Warrior Ice Arena are open to the public

-Schedule is subject to change

 

Saturday, January 28

-All-Star Break

 

Sunday, January 29

-All-Star Break

 

Monday, January 30 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 2 p.m.

-Travel to Tampa Bay

 

Tuesday, January 31 (Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay, FL)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game at Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 p.m.

-Travel to Washington, D.C.

 

Wednesday, February 1 (Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game at Washington Capitals, 8 p.m.

-Travel to Boston

 

Thursday, February 2

-TBD

 

Friday, February 3 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10 a.m.

 

Saturday, February 4 (Boston, MA)

-Pregame skate, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)

-Game vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)

 

2016-17 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS

 

Goals

1. B. Marchand, 21

2. D. Pastrnak, 20

T-3. D. Backes, 11

T-3. P. Bergeron, 11

T-3. D. Krejci, 11

 

Assists

1. B. Marchand, 28

2. T. Krug 27

3. D. Krejci, 20

5. D. Pastrnak, 18

5. R. Spooner, 17

 

Points 

1. B. Marchand, 49

2. D. Pastrnak, 38

T-3. D. Krejci, 31

T-3. T. Krug, 31

T-5. P. Bergeron, 24

T-5. R. Spooner, 24

 

Plus/Minus 

1. D. Pastrnak, 14

2. B. Marchand, 7

3. P. Bergeron, 3

T-4. A. McQuaid, 2

T-4. D. Moore, 2

 

Penalty Minutes

1. D. Backes, 54

2. A. McQuaid, 49

3. B. Marchand, 44

4. Z. Chara, 40

5. B. Carlo, 33

 

NHL Leaders

-Brad Marchand is tied for fifth in the NHL in points (49) and tied for ninth in the NHL in goals (21)

-Torey Krug is tied for fifth among NHL defensemen in assists (27) and tied for ninth among NHL defensemen in points (31)

-Patrice Bergeron is third in the NHL in shots on goal (184)

-Brad Marchand is tied for first in the NHL in shorthanded goals (3)

-Tuukka Rask is tied for fifth in the NHL in wins (24), is sixth in the NHL in GAA (2.15), and is tied for second in the NHL in shutouts (5)

 

2016-17 Milestones

 

NHL Debuts:

10/13 @ CBJ: Brandon Carlo

10/13 @ CBJ: Austin Czarnik

10/13 @ CBJ: Danton Heinen

10/13 @ CBJ: Rob O'Gara

10/25 vs. MIN: Zane McIntyre (1st NHL start: 10/26 @ NYR)

11/3 @ TBL: Sean Kuraly

12/3 @ BUF: Anton Blidh

12/14 @ PIT: Matt Grzelcyk

 

100th NHL Game:

10/17 @ WPG: David Pastrnak

 

500th NHL Game:

1/14 vs. PHI: Brad Marchand

 

1,300th NHL Game

12/14 @ PIT: Zdeno Chara 

 

First NHL Goal:

10/17 @ WPG: Brandon Carlo

10/26 @ NYR: Austin Czarnik

12/20 vs. NYI: Anton Blidh

 

20,000th Bruins Goal:

11/22 vs. STL: David Backes

 

First NHL Assist:

10/13 @ CBJ: Brandon Carlo

11/7 vs. BUF: Austin Czarnik

12/7 @ WSH: Anton Blidh

 

100th NHL Assist:

11/22 vs. STL: Torey Krug

 

400th NHL Assist:

11/12 at ARI: Zdeno Chara 

 

100th NHL Point:

1/18 @ DET: Ryan Spooner

 

300th NHL Point:

11/1 @ FLA: Brad Marchand

 

500th NHL Point:

1/14 vs. PHI: David Krejci

 

400th Win as NHL Head Coach:

11/7 vs. BUF: Claude Julien

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