THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…
STAT OF THE WEEK: David Pastrnak has logged five multi-point games in his last six contests dating back to January 24 against Detroit. He has 12 points (five goals and seven assists) in that span.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Well, when I went out to the bench, the first thing I did was look up at the banners - the Stanley Cup Championship banners - and you know, I've been a lifelong Boston Bruins fan since I was [little]. My first pair of skates were black and gold and I've loved Bobby Orr ever since and I could probably name every player in those Stanley Cup teams and… I mean, I've had an attachment to the Bruins my whole life, so it's a great honor for me to stand up there and look at the - and be in charge, so it was a great night that way." - Interim Head Coach Bruce Cassidy on his first game as head coach of the Boston Bruins
TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 22): @DaleEArnold (Dale Arnold, NESN): "How many @NHLBruins fans realized that @Bmarch63 [Brad Marchand ] is now third in @NHL in scoring, behind only Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid?"
HONORABLE MENTIONS: @adamjones985 (Adam Jones, 98.5 The Sports Hub): First win for The Boss [Bruce Cassidy]!
2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:
@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI.com): Week 3, Week 11, Week 13, Week 16, Week 21 (5)
@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): Week 5, Week 8, Week 9, Week 12 (4)
@DaleEArnold (Dale Arnold, NESN): Week 7, Week 15, Week 22 (3)
@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul DuPont, Boston Globe): Week 1, Week 2, Week 17 (3)
@_TimRosenthal (Tim Rosenthal, Bruins Daily): Week 16, Week 19 (2)
@HacksWithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE): Week 4 (1)
@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, CSNNE.com): Week 6 (1)
@michaelFhurley (Michael Hurley, CBS Boston Sports): Week 10 (1)
@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): Week 14 (1)
@kluedeke29 (Kirk Luedeke, Red Line Report): Week 18 (1)
@TomCaron (Tom Caron, NESN.com): Week 20 (1)
UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION:
Saturday, February 11, Bruins vs. Canucks, TD Garden, 1 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub
Sunday, February 12, Bruins vs. Canadiens, TD Garden, 7:30 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, David Backes returns to St. Louis, Brad Marchand shops for a new cowboy hat and the team holds its first-ever Moms Trip. Watch the latest episode by clicking here.
Season 4, Episode 9: Tuesday, February 14, 9:30 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.
Season 2, Episode 2: Sunday, February 12, 7 p.m.
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 for Hockey is for Everyone Night on Saturday, February 11 as the Boston Bruins take on the Vancouver Canucks. Puck drops at 1 p.m. The B's will be back on home ice Sunday, February 12 against Original Six rival Montreal Canadiens for Chinese Cultural Night presented by O.R.G. Packaging. For these games and more, visit www.BostonBruins.com/Tickets.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket prices start at $50.
HOCKEY IS FOR EVERYONE: Support Hockey is for Everyone month with your Rainbow Pride T-shirt and puck. Ten percent of proceeds will benefit the You Can Play Foundation which was started in the honor of Brendan Burke, the son of a longtime NHL executive, who came out as gay in 2009. Shortly after, he was killed in a car accident. You Can Play believes sports teams should focus on an athlete's skills, work ethic, and competitive spirit, not their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Stop by the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden today.
VALENTINE'S DAY: Give the gift of Black & Gold this Valentine's Day. Stop by the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden to show the Bruins fan you love how much they mean to you with authentic B's gear for men, women, or kids. Visit BostonProShop.com.
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: Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand suited up for their first All Star Game appearance in Los Angeles on January 29. Support the Bruins All-Stars with their limited edition customized All Star jersey. Stop by the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 to get yours today.
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:
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OFF THE ICE & AROUND TOWN…
PJ STORY TIME AT THE WEYMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
WHAT: Pajama story time with Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Promo team members.
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Weymouth Public Library, 46 Broad Street, Weymouth, MA
PJ DANCE PARTY
WHAT: Children are encouraged to wear PJs to the PJ Dance Party with DJ Ooch and Bruins Mascot Blades. Admission is one new, unused pair of pajamas per child.
WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Bourne Public Library, 100 Trowbridge Road, Bourne, MA The Canal Room
COZY STORY TIME AT THE TOPSFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY
WHAT: Patrons & staff will wear pajamas, do crafts, read a story and have some hot cocoa with Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Promo team members.
WHEN: Friday, February 24, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Topsfield Public Library, 1 S Common Street, Topsfield, MA
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.
BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI GAMES:
Saturday, February 18, 5 p.m. For a number of years, the Winchendon School has hosted the Boston Bruins Alumni vs Jason Ritchie Foundation All Stars here in Massachusetts. This year it was decided to bring the game to the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay. It will be the first ever Boston Bruins Alumni vs Tampa Bay Lightning Alumni benefit game at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay. The event will benefit a number of hockey programs in the Tampa Bay area including the special programs and services offered by the Jason Ritchie Memorial Hockey Scholarship Foundation. The game will be the highlight of two days of events beginning with a Celebrity Golf Outing on Friday, followed by a free goalie clinic and various hockey events on Saturday including a sled hockey tournament, equipment sale, and local high school hockey games. For tickets and additional information visit http://www.tampabaylightning.com/HockeyDayInTampaBay or www.ritchiehockeyfoundation.org
Saturday, February 12, 1:30 p.m. The Boston Bruins Alumni will participate in a benefit game for Tyngsboro/Gladiator Youth Hockey on Sunday, February 12 at 1:30pm at Skate 3 in Tyngsboro, MA. Expected in the line up are Rick Middleton, Ken Linseman, Andrew Alberts and Jean Yves Roy.
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, February 11 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)
-Game vs. Vancouver Canucks, 1 p.m.
Sunday, February 12 (Boston, MA)
-Pregame skate, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)
-Game vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)
Monday, February 13 - Friday, February 17
Saturday, February 18 (Sharks Ice East Rink, San Jose, CA)
-Travel to San Jose
-Practice, 3 p.m. local time
2016-17 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS
T-1. B. Marchand, 24
T-1. D. Pastrnak, 24
3. P. Bergeron, 14
4. D. Krejci, 13
5. D. Backes, 12
1. B. Marchand, 33
2. T. Krug, 29
T-3. D. Krejci, 22
T-3. D. Pastrnak, 22
T-5. P. Bergeron, 19
T-5. R. Spooner, 19
1. B. Marchand, 57
2. D. Pastrnak, 46
3. D. Krejci, 35
4. T. Krug, 34
5. P. Bergeron, 33
1. D. Pastrnak, 13
2. B. Marchand, 9
3. P. Bergeron, 3
T-4. Z. Chara, 2
T-4. D. Moore, 2
1. A. McQuaid, 60
2. D. Backes, 54
3. B. Marchand, 46
4. Z. Chara, 40
5. B. Carlo, 39
-Brad Marchand is tied for third in the NHL in points (57) and is tied for 10th in the NHL in goals (24)
-David Pastrnak is tied for 10th in the NHL in goals (24)
-Torey Krug is tied for sixth among NHL defensemen in assists (29) and tied for seventh among NHL defensemen in points (34)
-Patrice Bergeron is fourth in the NHL in shots on goal (198)
-Brad Marchand is tied for first in the NHL in shorthanded goals (3)
-Tuukka Rask is tied for sixth in the NHL in wins (26) and is tied for third in the NHL in shutouts (5)
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