THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…
STAT OF THE WEEK: Patrice Bergeron was named a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the sixth consecutive season, dating back to the 2011-12 season. His three Selke wins are second-most all-time and the most of any active player.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "With Krech [David Krejci ] out, with some of the other guys out, we need some guys to step up, and certainly tonight was his night. For a young kid, you can't be happier. Great kid that works his butt off. Again, tonight is his night and you love to see it. He had a headlock there, but he probably needs a noogie after that last one. That's as fun as it gets." - David Backes on Sean Kuraly's Game 5 heroics.
TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 32): @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): "Patrice Bergeron is a Selke finalist. Today is Wednesday."
HONORABLE MENTIONS: @michaelFhurley (Michael Hurley, CBS Boston Sports): "Sean K-ORR-aly [Sean Kuraly]. I hate myself"
@AnthonyGulizia (Anthony Gulizia, Boston Globe): "The goal is no good. But [Charlie] McAvoy is still 19"
@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): "David Pastrnak with the Hulk Hogan move. This guy loves being a hockey player."
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, Week 32 (6)
@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 6: Sunday, April 23, Bruins vs. Senators, TD Garden, 3 p.m., TV - NBC, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub
Round 1, Game 7 (if necessary): Wednesday, April 26, Bruins at Senators, Canadian Tire Center, TBD, TV - TBD, 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.
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:
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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 29, 2 p.m. - The Bruins Alumni will play Team PSAV in a benefit game for the Dana Farber Pediatric Nurses at the new Warrior Ice Arena (90 Guest Street, Brighton, MA). Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Rick Middleton, Andrew Raycroft and Cleon Daskalakis are expected in the line-up.
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 5 p.m. - The Bruins Alumni will wrap up their season at the Asiaf Rink (470 Forest Avenue Ext. Brockton, MA) in a game to benefit the Black & Blue. Retired Brockton Police Lieutenant Peter Crone has hosted the Bruins Alumni game for the past 26 years to benefit local charities. Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter will serve as an honorary team captain. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at the door. Rick Middleton, Tom Songin, and Jay Miller 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
Sunday April 23 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)
-No pregame skate
-Select players will be available to media in the black walls area on Level 3 at 12:30 p.m.
-Interim Head Coach Bruce Cassidy will be available to media in the black walls area on Level 3 at 1:50 p.m.
-Game 6, 3 p.m.
Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28
2016-17 BRUINS PLAYOFF STATISTICAL LEADERS
T-1. S. Kuraly, 2
T-1. D. Pastrnak, 2
T-3. N. Acciari, 1
T-3. D. Backes, 1
T-3. P. Bergeron, 1
T-3. B. Marchand, 1
T-3. T. Schaller, 1
T-3. D. Stafford, 1
T-3. F. Vatrano, 1
1. D. Backes, 3
T-2. P. Bergeron, 2
T-2. J. Liles, 2
T-2. C. McAvoy, 2
T-2. R. Nash, 2
T-2. D. Pastrnak, 2
T-2. R. Spooner, 2
T-1. D. Backes, 4
T-1. D. Pastrnak, 4
3. P. Bergeron, 3
T-4. S. Kuraly, 2
T-4. B. Marchand, 2
T-4. J. Liles, 2
T-4. R. Nash, 2
T-4. C. McAvoy, 2
T-4. R. Spooner, 2
T-1. D. Backes, 2
T-1. T. Schaller, 2
T-3. P. Bergeron, 1
T-3. S. Kuraly, 1
T-3. J. Liles, 1
T-3. D. Pastrnak, 1
1. B. Marchand, 6
T-2. M. Beleskey, 4
T-2. K. Miller, 4
T-2. D. Moore, 4
T-2. D. Pastrnak, 4
T-2. F. Vatrano, 4
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
4/21 @ OTT: Sean Kuraly
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