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BRUINS 2017 NHL STANLEY CUP® PLAYOFFS TICKETS: Experience the excitement of Bruins Playoffs hockey right here at TD Garden by securing your seats now for Round One of the 2017 Boston Stanley Cup Playoffs. To purchase tickets, visit BostonBruins.com/Playoffs.

 

BATTLE OF THE BADGES: Join the Boston Bruins on Saturday, April 15, 2017 for Battle of Badges at Warrior Ice Arena as the Boston Firefighters Hockey Club takes on Boston Police Hockey. The game, which starts at 1:30 p.m., is open to the public with voluntary donations being accepted at the door. All proceeds raised will benefit the Boston Firefighters Burn Foundation and Cops for Kids with Cancer.

 

GAME 3 PLAYOFF RAFFLE: One lucky winner and three guests will have the opportunity to watch the Boston Bruins from a Luxury Suite as they take to the ice against the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 17 at the TD Garden. In the luxury suite, you and your guests will also be provided with food. Tickets can be purchased at bruinsraffles.org and proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation.

 

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

  

STAT OF THE WEEK: Charlie McAvoy is the ninth Bruin to make his team debut in a playoff game without playing a regular season game (Bill Anderson, Wayne Brown, John Byce, Don Cherry, Guyle Fielder, Guy Larose, Gordie Wilson, Chris Winnes).

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Yeah during the anthems, I definitely was getting in the zone there and getting ready for the game to start, and you know, I kind of did take a look up and saw the building that we were in, with so many fans, it was really packed tonight and loud. It was pretty special. Overall, just an amazing experience tonight." - Charlie McAvoy on making his NHL debut.

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 31): @_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI.com): "[Bruce] Cassidy says Zdeno Chara likes being 'the big brother' to younger defensemen. I smell a sitcom."

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

 

@kluedeke29 (Kirk Luedeke, Red Line Report): "Webster's is adding "Brad Marchand " to the dictionary as a synonym for "playoffs"...clutch at every level."

 

@KenGriffeyRules (Jon Wallach, 98.5 The Sports Hub): "A DAGGER BY THE NOSE FACE KILLAH [Brad Marchand]!!!!!!!!"

 

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, week 31 (7)

@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, Week 28 (2)

@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)

@MLoftus_Ledger (Mike Loftus, Patriot Ledger): Week 29 (1)

@Johnston985 (Ryan Johnston, 98.5 The Sports Hub): Week 30 (1)

 

UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION:

 

Round 1, Game 2: Saturday, April 15, Bruins at Senators, Canadian Tire Center, 3 p.m., TV - NBC/Sportsnet/TVA, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

Round 1, Game 3: Monday, April 17, Bruins vs. Senators, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN/CNBC/ Sportsnet/TVA, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

Round 1, Game 4: Wednesday, April 19, Bruins vs. Senators, TD Garden, 7:30 p.m., TV - NESN/USA/Sportsnet/TVA, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

Round 1, Game 5: Friday, April 21, Bruins at Senators, Canadian Tire Center, TBD, TV - NESN/ Sportsnet/TVA, 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, two Terriers become Bruins, Brad Marchand admires his mini-me, Patrick Chung trades in his cleats for skates, and the B's clinch a playoff berth. 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.

 

BRUINS ACADEMY: Follow along on TV with the new Bruins Academy TV series. Hosted by Emmy award-winning sports personality Charlie Moore and B's Reporter Caryn Switaj will take you up-close and personal with your favorite Bruins players. Learn the latest tips directly from the pros, find out how players are just like you, and discover why hockey is the best sport in the world! In the previous episode, Girls Hockey Day is held at TD Garden, Rogers Place in Edmonton is toured and Bruins prospect Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson is highlighted. Watch the latest episode by clicking here. To learn more or to catch up season 2, check out BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.

 

BRUINS SUITES: If you want to watch the B's from your own private suite, some are still available for upcoming home games - accommodating 18 to 60 fans; each suite has in-house catering and exclusive views of the ice. For additional information, visit BostonBruins.com/SuiteRentals or call 617-624-1847.

 

GROUP DEPOSITS: Place your Group Deposit for the 2017-18. Group outings are a great way to entertain clients, reward employees, have fun with your team, or get together with friends or family. By placing a deposit, you receive priority access to Group Tickets for the 2017-18 season. They offer a wide variety of options to suite your group's specific needs and offers unique fan experiences to create a truly custom experience. To place your deposit, visit BostonBruins.com/Groups.

 

GAME PLAN DEPOSITS: Fans can place a deposit for a 2017-18 Bruins Game Plan for just $100 per seat. With a deposit, you will score priority access to select from a variety of Game Plan options when they become available. As a Game Plan holder, you receive the same great seat location for all games, the ability to choose from multiple convenient payment plans, the opportunity to purchase additional regular season game tickets, 2018 Stanley Cup Playoff tickets before they go on sale to the general public, and more. To place your deposit, visit BostonBruins.com/GamePlans.

 

GEAR UP FOR THE PLAYOFFS: Gear up for the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup® Playoffs with your Boston's team Since 1924 shirt available exclusively in the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden or on BostonProShop.com. This t-shirt is made in America and is the perfect way to display your Bruins pride. Visit BostonProShop.com or head to the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden to get yours today!

 

SUIT UP FOR SPRING: Suit up for spring this season with authentic Bruins and Celtics gear on BostonProShop.com. Enjoy a variety of lightweight jackets, baseball hats, and women's and men's t-shirts that are sure not to disappoint. Visit the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden or go online at BostonProShop.com to check out the selection.

 

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!

 

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. 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:

Twitter: @NHLBruins

Facebook: Boston Bruins

Snapchat: bruinsnhl

Instagram: nhlbruins

 

OFF THE ICE & AROUND TOWN…

 

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 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, April 15, 1 p.m. - The Boston Bruins Alumni will play the Ice Huggers at Rockland Ice Rink in Rockland, MA. The annual game will benefit the HUG Foundation. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door or on line by clicking here. Ray Bourque, Paul Mara, and Pat Leahy are expected in the line-up.   

 

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, April 15 (Canadian Tire Center, Ottawa, ON)

-Game 2, 3 p.m.

-Travel to Boston

 

Sunday April 16 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-TBD

 

Monday, April 17 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

-Game 3, 7:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, April 18 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-TBD

 

Wednesday, April 19 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

-Game 4, 7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, April 20 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-TBD

 

Friday, April 21 (Ottawa, ON)

-Game 5 (if necessary), Canadian Tire Centre, Time TBD

 

2016-17 BRUINS PLAYOFF STATISTICAL LEADERS

 

Goals

T-1. B. Marchand, 1

T-1. F. Vatrano, 1

 

Assists

T-1. P. Bergeron, 1

T-1. A. McQuaid, 1

T-1. D. Pastrnak, 1

 

Points 

T-1. P. Bergeron, 1

T-1.B. Marchand, 1

T-1. A. McQuaid, 1

T-1. D. Pastrnak, 1

T-1. F. Vatrano, 1

 

Plus/Minus 

T-1. P. Bergeron, 1

T-1. J. Liles, 1

T-1. B. Marchand, 1

T-1. C. McAvoy, 1

T-1. D. Moore, 1

T-1. R. Nash, 1

T-1. D. Pastrnak, 1

T-1. F. Vatrano, 1

 

Penalty Minutes

T-1. B. Marchand, 2

T-1. D. Pastrnak, 2 

 

NHL Regular Season Leaders

-Brad Marchand finished tied for fifth in the NHL in points (85), tied for fourth in the NHL in goals (39), and tied for fifth in the NHL in shorthanded goals (3)

-Torey Krug finished tied for fifth among NHL defensemen in assists (43) and tied for seventh among NHL defensemen in points (51)

-Patrice Bergeron finished third in the NHL in shots on goal (302)

-Tuukka Rask finished tied for fifth in the NHL in wins (37), tied for seventh in the NHL in goals against average (2.23), and second in the NHL in shutouts (8)

 

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

2/11 vs. VAN: Peter Cehlarik

4/14 @ OTT: Charlie McAvoy

 

100th NHL Game:

10/17 @ WPG: David Pastrnak

 

300th NHL Game:

2/19 @ SJ: Torey Krug

3/30 vs. DAL: Jimmy Hayes

 

400th NHL Game:

2/12 vs. MTL: Adam McQuaid

 

500th NHL Game:

1/14 vs. PHI: Brad Marchand

 

700th NHL Game:

3/30 vs. DAL: David Krejci

 

800th NHL Game:

4/6 vs. OTT: David Backes

 

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

3/28 vs. NSH: Noel Acciari

 

100th NHL Goal:

3/20 @ TOR: Dominic Moore

 

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

 

400th NHL Point:

4/8 vs. WSH: Drew Stafford

 

500th NHL Point:

1/14 vs. PHI: David Krejci

 

600th NHL Point:

3/28 vs. NSH: Zdeno Chara

 

200th NHL Win

3/13 @ VAN: Tuukka Rask

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