THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…
STAT OF THE WEEK: Brad Marchand leads the NHL in goals (37) - matching his career high from last season - and is tied for the league lead in points (79).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: Yeah, I was amazed. I was trying to get out of the way, to be honest with you. And after I saw that, just an amazing forecheck to strip the puck off of their guy and then I was trying to be with him and help getting to the net, and then he just made that move, so it's impressive - you're not going to see those goals too often, so you've got to take it all in I guess, when you see it - from your teammate, not from someone else." - Patrice Bergeron on Brad Marchand's game-winning goal in Vancouver on Monday night.
TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 27): @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): "Milan Lucic joked he feels bad about taking Brad Marchand's shifts. No 63 could have gotten more points earlier."
HONORABLE MENTIONS: @NickGossNESN (Nick Goss, NESN.com): "Brad Marchand definitely wants 40 goals. #Bruins"
@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI.com): "Build David Backes a statue."
@MarkDivver (Mark Divver, The Providence Journal): "#Butchalmighty [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, Week 23 (5)
@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): Week 5, Week 8, Week 9, Week 12, Week 27 (5)
@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, Week 25 (3)
@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): Week 14, Week 24 (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)
@kluedeke29 (Kirk Luedeke, Red Line Report): Week 18 (1)
@TomCaron (Tom Caron, NESN.com): Week 20 (1)
@MickColageo (Mick Colageo, Standard Times): Week 26 (1)
UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION:
Monday, March 20, Bruins at Maple Leafs, Air Canada Centre, 7:30 p.m. ET, TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub
Tuesday, March 21, Bruins vs. Senators, TD Garden, 7 p.m. ET, TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub
Thursday, March 23, Bruins vs. Lightning, TD Garden, 7 p.m. ET, TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub
Saturday, March 25, Bruins at Islanders, Barclay's Center, 7 p.m. ET, 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, the B's make a trade at the deadline, Brad Marchand is mic'd up vs. Detroit, Torey Krug walks his bulldog Fenway & TD Garden hosts Girls Hockey Day. Watch the latest episode by clicking here.
Season 4, Episode 12: Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 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, David Pastrnak takes part in arts and crafts, Patrice Bergeron talks about eating healthy, and Brandon Carlo answers your questions. 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.
SEASON TICKET HOLDER RENEWALS: As of Monday, March 6, fans are able to renew their season tickets for the 2017-18 season. For the second consecutive year, current Season Ticket Holders who own tickets for personal use will see no increase in price when they renew their Season Tickets for the 2017-18 NHL Season. To renew, please log into the Bruins Hub or visit Season Ticket Holder Central behind Section 15 during the next Bruins game. Season Ticket Holders will receive information via standard mail this upcoming week. Please note that the deadline to renew season tickets is Thursday, March 23 at 11:59 p.m.
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Get to TD Garden, Tuesday, March 21 as the Boston Bruins take on Eastern Conference rival Ottawa Senators. Puck drops at 7:00p.m. The B's will be back Thursday, March 23 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:00 p.m. For these games and more, visit www.BostonBruins.com/Tickets.
10% OFF SWEATSHIRTS: Bruins and Celtics sweatshirts are 10% off this weekend at the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden and BostonProShop.com. Stop by TD Garden or go online at BostonProShop.com to check out the selection. 10% off ends on March 19.
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.
THIRD JERSEY: This season, the Bruins are wearing 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: With the B's regular season underway 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 with their own Alex and Ani bracelets. Now 50% off all Bruins and Celtics bracelets while supplies last. Stop by the ProShop powered by Reebok at 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.
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…
GEAR UP NEW ENGLAND CHALLENGE: The Boston Bruins and Boston Bruins Foundation have partnered with Project Green Schools and Wal-Mart for the Green Up New England Challenge, to develop green student leaders in schools throughout New England. To get your school involved in the challenge and become a green student leader, visit ProjectGreenSchools.org and sign up today. The grand prize will be presented in game with the winner receiving a remodeled classroom! All entries are due by March 22, 2017.
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 elementary 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 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.
BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI GAMES: Saturday, March 18, 7 p.m. - The Bruins Alumni will play the Fisher House Boston at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA. The game will benefit the Fisher House of Boston. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children. Rick Middleton, Bob Beers and Dan LaCouture will skate with the alumni team.
Sunday, March 19, 5:40 p.m. - Stinky Socks Hockey will host the Bruins Alumni at Phillips Academy in North Andover, MA. The game will benefit the Boston Bruins Alumni Association. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. The alumni team will feature Ken Linseman, John Carter and Reggie Lemelin.
Saturday, March 25, 7 p.m. - The Light Heroes will host the Boston Bruins Alumni at Schnieder Arena at Providence College in Providence, RI. This will be the third year the Light Heroes have hosted the Bruins Alumni. Tickets are $20 and will benefit the Matt Light Foundation. The Bruins Alumni team will be coached by former Bruin, Bill Bennett, with Andrew Raycroft and Graeme Townshend expected in the line-up.
Sunday, March 26, 3 p.m. - The Boston Bruins Alumni will face off against the Bertucci's Dough Boys at Stoneham Arena in Stoneham, MA. Tickets are $20 and will benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Andrew Alberts, Dave Shaw, and Bruce Crowder will join the rest of the alumni team.
Friday, March 31, 6 p.m. - The Bruins Alumni will return to Rhode Island for a game at the Dennis Lynch Arena in Pawtucket against St. Cecilia's Parents & Friends. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. All proceeds will benefit the St. Cecilia School. Don Awrey will return to the ice along with Rick Middleton, Hal Gill, and the rest of the Bruins Alumni team.
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, March 18
-No scheduled practice or media availability
Sunday, March 19 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-Practice, 10 a.m.
-Travel to Toronto
Monday, March 20 (Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2X2, Canada)
-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.
-Game at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:30 p.m.
-Travel to Boston
Tuesday, March 21 (Boston, MA)
-Pregame skate, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)
-Game vs. Ottawa Senators, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)
Wednesday, March 22
Thursday, March 23 (Boston, MA)
-Pregame skate, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)
-Game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)
Friday, March 24 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-Practice, 11 a.m.
-Travel to New York
Saturday, March 25 (Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.
-Game at New York Islanders, 7 p.m.
-Travel to Boston
2016-17 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS
1. B. Marchand, 37
2. D. Pastrnak, 31
3. D. Krejci, 20
4. P. Bergeron, 17
5. D. Backes, 15
1. B. Marchand, 42
2. T. Krug, 40
3. D. Pastrnak, 32
4. P. Bergeron, 31
5. D. Krejci, 29
1. B. Marchand, 79
2. D. Pastrnak, 63
3. D. Krejci, 49
4. P. Bergeron, 48
5. T. Krug, 46
1. B. Marchand, 20
2. Z. Chara, 19
3. P. Bergeron, 13
4. D. Pastrnak, 12
5. B. Carlo, 7
1. A. McQuaid, 67
2. B. Marchand, 62
3. D. Backes, 61
T-4. B. Carlo, 51
T-4. Z. Chara, 51
-Brad Marchand is tied for first in the NHL in points (79), first in the NHL in goals (37), and tied for third in the NHL in shorthanded goals (3)
-Torey Krug is fifth among NHL defensemen in assists (40) and tied for fifth among NHL defensemen in points (46)
-Patrice Bergeron is tied for second in the NHL in shots on goal (259)
-Tuukka Rask is fifth in the NHL in wins (33) and is tied for third in the NHL in shutouts (6)
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
2/11 vs. VAN: Peter Cehlarik
100th NHL Game:
10/17 @ WPG: David Pastrnak
300th NHL Game:
2/19 @ SJ: Torey Krug
400th NHL Game:
2/12 vs. MTL: Adam McQuaid
500th NHL Game:
1/14 vs. PHI: Brad Marchand
1,300th NHL Game:
12/14 @ PIT: Zdeno Chara
Most games by a Bruins player born outside of North America:
2/22 @ ANA: Zdeno Chara (798th game)
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
2/12 vs. MTL: Peter Cehlarik
100th NHL Assist:
11/22 vs. STL: Torey Krug
400th NHL Assist:
11/12 at ARI: Zdeno Chara
2/19 @ SJ: Patrice Bergeron
100th NHL Point:
1/18 @ DET: Ryan Spooner
2/11 vs. VAN: David Pastrnak
2/19 @ SJ: Jimmy Hayes
300th NHL Point:
11/1 @ FLA: Brad Marchand
500th NHL Point:
1/14 vs. PHI: David Krejci
200th NHL Win
3/13 @ VAN: Tuukka Rask