THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…
STAT OF THE WEEK: Brad Marchand currently has a four-game multi-point streak, dating back to January 24 against Detroit. Marchand has six goals and three assists during the four-game span.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "It was a lot of fun. It was great to see things from this side. Normally, I'm watching it. To be here and see what goes on and the activities that were here, being partnered with all the guys, it was a lot of fun. Especially this year with the [NHL 100] being here, and getting to see all the older players from past generations, it was a dream come true." - Brad Marchand on his experience at the NHL All-Star Game.
TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 21): @_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI.com): "Kinda insulting to unveil the NHL Top 100 and not just say Bobby Orr one hundred times."
HONORABLE MENTIONS: @MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): "next to Isaiah [Thomas] from 3, [Frank] Vatrano 2nd-most automatic scoring shot in boston when releases from the dots or below"
@MickColageo (Mick Colageo, The Standard Times: Typical day at the office for [Patrice] Bergeron and [Brad] Marchand. Shorthanded situation and they produce the only scoring chance. Corporate dream team.
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)
@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul DuPont, Boston Globe): Week 1, Week 2, Week 17 (3)
@DaleEArnold (Dale Arnold, NESN): Week 7, Week 15 (2)
@_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 4, Bruins vs. Maple Leafs, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub
Thursday, February 9, Bruins vs. Sharks, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, 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: Sunday, February 12, 7 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.
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.
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 www.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.
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…
BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI GAME: Saturday, February 4, 3 p.m. (LoConte Memorial Rink, Veterans Memorial Parkway, Medford, MA) - The Boston Bruins Alumni will face off against the Dana Farber Rink Rats to benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by clicking here. Andrew Raycroft, Billy O'Dwyer, Bobby Allen, Graeme Townshend along with Rick Middleton, Terry O'Reilly and the rest of the alumni team will be participating.
BOSTON BRUINS TO VISIT SANDWICH PUBLIC LIBRARY
WHAT: Come to the Sandwich Public Library to visit with Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Promo Team members for the Boston Bruins PJ Drive!
WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WHERE: Sandwich Public Library, 142 Main Street, Sandwich, MA
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Boston Bruins Mascot Blades and Boston Bruins Promo Team
BOSTON BRUINS TO HOST O.R.G. PACKAGING YOUTH HOCKEY
WHAT: The Boston Bruins organization will host youth hockey players from China beginning Monday, February 6 until Wednesday, February 15. The youth hockey players will take part in various hockey clinics, games and events such as hockey equipment fitting, chalk talks and dryland training at the Warrior Ice Arena in Brighton, MA. They will play the Boston Junior Eagles and Brookline Youth Hockey.
WHEN: Monday, February 6 to Wednesday, February 15
WHERE: Warrior Ice Arena, 90 Guest Street, Brighton, MA
BOSTON BRUINS TO VISIT FLOATING HOSPITAL WITH O.R.G. PACKAGING
WHAT: Boston Bruins President Cam Neely and O.R.G. Packaging Chairman Zhou Yunjie will visit patients at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center on Tuesday, February 7.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, 755 Washington Street, Boston, MA
*Closed to media
BOSTON BRUINS TO VISIT BOSTON CHINATOWN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
WHAT: Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak and O.R.G. Packaging Chairman Zhou Yunjie will visit children and families at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center on Tuesday, February 7.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, 38 Ash Street, Boston, MA
*Best media opportunities
BOSTON BRUINS TO VISIT LAHEY BURLINGTON
WHAT: Boston Bruins organization will visit the Lahey Burlington Council on Aging for a Senior Citizen Street Hockey clinic on February 8. Members of the organization will be on hand to help the Senior Citizens stay active.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Lahey Burlington Council on Aging
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Players TBD, Bruins Mascot Blades, Bruins Promo Team
PJ STORY TIME AT THE LEOMINSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY
WHAT: Enjoy a special Pajama Story & craft time with Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Promo team members.
WHEN: Friday, February 10, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
WHERE: Leominster Public Library, 30 West Street, Leominster, MA
B'S TO HOST HOCKEY IS FOR EVERYONE NIGHT
WHAT: The Boston Bruins will team up with You Can Play for Hockey Is For Everyone night during the Boston Bruins home game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, February 11 at 1 p.m. Boston Bruins players will use pride tape on their sticks during warmups and those sticks will later be auctioned off with the proceeds benefitting You Can Play. Special guests who will be invited in will participate in activities such as Zamboni rides, bench assistants and high five lines.
WHEN: February 11, 2017 during the Bruins home game
WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA
B'S TO HOST CHINESE CULTURAL NIGHT
WHAT: The Boston Bruins will hold their first annual Chinse Cultural Night during the Bruins home game against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. Special guests will participate in a ceremonial puck drop, Eight Spoked Salute, Three Minutes of Fame, Zamboni rides, bench assistants and the high five line.
WHEN: February 12, 2017 during the Bruins home game
WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA
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 B-FIT ASSEMBLY IN PEPPERELL: On February 3, the Boston Bruins B-Fit Team will be traveling to Pepperell, MA for a School Assembly Program powered by B-Fit. Led by Bruins Foundation Director of Health, Fitness, and Wellness, John Whitesides, and the B-Fit Team, Varnum Brook Elementary School will learn about nutrition and getting out and moving by engaging in interactive activities for the 45-minute program. Each school will also receive a full set of Bruins Bauer Street Hockey gear for free.
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, February 4 (Boston, MA)
-Pregame skate, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)
-Game vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)
Sunday, February 5 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-Practice, 11 a.m.
Monday, February 6
Tuesday, February 7 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-Practice, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 8 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-Practice, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 9 (Boston, MA)
-Pregame skate, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)
-Game vs. San Jose Sharks, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)
Friday, February 10 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-Practice, 11 a.m.
Saturday, February 11 (Boston, MA)
-Game vs. Vancouver Canucks, 1 p.m. (TD Garden)
2016-17 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS
1. B. Marchand, 23
2. D. Pastrnak, 20
3. D. Krejci, 13
4. P. Bergeron, 12
5. D. Backes, 11
1. B. Marchand, 31
2. T. Krug 27
T-3. D. Krejci, 21
T-3. D. Pastrnak, 21
5. R. Spooner, 18
1. B. Marchand, 54
2. D. Pastrnak, 41
3. D. Krejci, 34
4. T. Krug, 31
5. P. Bergeron, 26
1. D. Pastrnak, 12
2. B. Marchand, 6
3. A. McQuaid, 2
T-4. P. Bergeron, 1
T-4. D. Moore, 1
1. D. Backes, 54
2. A. McQuaid, 51
3. B. Marchand, 46
4. Z. Chara, 40
5. B. Carlo, 39
-Brad Marchand is tied for fourth in the NHL in points (54) and is tied for seventh in the NHL in goals (23)
-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 (189)
-Brad Marchand is tied for first in the NHL in shorthanded goals (3)
-Tuukka Rask is tied for fifth in the NHL in wins (25), is seventh in the NHL in GAA (2.24), and is tied for second 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
400th Win as NHL Head Coach:
11/7 vs. BUF: Claude Julien