THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…
STAT OF THE WEEK: Bruce Cassidy was named the 28th head coach of the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, April 26. Since Cassidy assumed head coaching responsibilities on February 9, the Bruins ranked first in the NHL in goals per game (3.37), first in the NHL in fewest shots allowed (741), tied for second in the NHL in wins (18), tied for second in the NHL in power play percentage (27.8%), tied for third in the NHL in fewest goals allowed per game (2.30), tied for fifth in the NHL in faceoff percentage (53.6%) and tied for sixth in the NHL in takeaways (229).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "The core group, the veteran leadership, they gave me an opportunity to go in and earn their respect, and they bought into what we were selling for the most part. Not for the most part, 100 percent. 100 percent, the veteran guys, they afforded me that opportunity and I can't thank them enough. We've got some Stanley Cup champions in that room and it showed with high character players and I was very thankful for that. From there, we're trying to build something together now. That's the process going forward." - Head Coach Bruce Cassidy on his experience coaching this past season and looking forward to next season.
@_TYANDERSON CAPTURES 2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK CROWN: Congratulations to Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) for being crowned Tweet of the Week Champion for the 2016-17 season. Anderson won a tightly contested race (7-6) with @GlobeFluto to earn his first career TOTW title and become just the third writer to win the award.
2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK FINAL STANDINGS
@_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)
@kluedeke29 (Kirk Luedeke, Red Line Report): Week 18, Week 33 (2)
@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, CSNNE.com): Week 6 (1)
@michaelFhurley (Michael Hurley, CBS Boston Sports): Week 10 (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)
ALL-TIME BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK SEASON CHAMPIONS:
2011-12: @TheBruinsBlog (Matt Kalman, NHL.com)
2012-13: @TheBruinsBlog (Matt Kalman, NHL.com)*
2013-14: @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe)
2014-15: @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe)
2015-16: @TheBruinsBlog (Matt Kalman, NHL.com)
2016-17: @_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI.com)
* - Regular season ended in a tie between @GlobeFluto and @TheBruinsBlog; @TheBruinsBlog won on the playoff tiebreaker
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 bobblehead, 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.
WAIT LIST: Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets, the Boston Bruins are unable to seat new Season Ticket Holders at this time. However, you can score priority access to seats when they become available by joining the Boston Bruins Season Ticket Waiting List and placing a $100 deposit per seat (maximum of 4). When you join the Wait List you will also have the opportunity to purchase 2017-18 regular season individual game tickets before they go on sale to the general public, receive special weekly emails about upcoming promotions and team announcements, and receive a dedicated Sales Representative to assist you year-round. Your Bruins Ticket Representative will contact you on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available. To reserve your place on the Boston Bruins Season Ticket Waiting List, visit Account Manager or contact a Bruins Sales Representative at 617-624-BEAR (2327), Option 1.
GEAR 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.
GIFT WITH PURCHASE: Head to BostonProShop.com for your best selection of authentic Bruins and Celtics gear. Just in: Celtics "It's Not Just Luck" playoff tee, Charlie McAvoy name and number tee, and the Bruins New Balance Fitness Collection. When you spend $100 or more you will receive an exclusive black Boston Bruins canvas tote. Hurry today before supplies run out!
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: Registration is now open for the Boston Bruins Summer Camps for 2017. Every kid's dream is to play professional sports. In order to do this they need to develop a good work ethic. Teach them the value of hard work and patience similar to what the Boston Bruins have by signing them up for the Boston Bruins Summer Camp presented by O.R.G. Packaging. These seven camps, which will be held in West Roxbury, Franklin, Nashua, Plymouth, Brighton and Haverill, will feature 4 hours on ice daily training sessions, a 5:1 player to staff ratio, an extensive player evaluation after camp, after camp care & hockey homework on Pro Ambitions App, a Boston Bruins practice jersey, and special appearances from the Boston Bruins organization. Space is extremely limited for this camp, and registration will be filled on a first come first serve basis, so don't miss out on this incredible opportunity and sign up your youth hockey player today! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-624-1917.
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 lineup.
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 lineup.
2017 OFFSEASON SCHEDULE
Tuesday, May 2 (Legends, Level 3, TD Garden, Boston, MA)
-End-of-season press conference with Owner Jeremy Jacobs, CEO Charlie Jacobs and President Cam Neely, 10 a.m.
Monday, May 29 - Saturday, June 3 (HarborCenter, Buffalo, NY)
Wednesday, June 21 (T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV)
Friday, June 23 - Saturday, June 24 (United Center, Chicago, IL)
2016-17 BRUINS PLAYOFF STATISTICAL LEADERS
T-1. P. Bergeron, 2
T-1. S. Kuraly, 2
T-1. D. Pastrnak, 2
T-1. D. Stafford, 2
T-5. N. Acciari, 1
T-5. D. Backes, 1
T-5. B. Marchand, 1
T-5. T. Schaller, 1
T-5. F. Vatrano, 1
T-1. D. Backes, 3
T-1. B. Marchand, 3
T-1. C. McAvoy, 3
T-4. P. Bergeron, 2
T-4. J. Liles, 2
T-4. R. Nash, 2
T-4. D. Pastrnak, 2
T-4. R. Spooner, 2
T-1. D. Backes, 4
T-1. P. Bergeron, 4
T-1. B. Marchand, 4
T-1. D. Pastrnak, 4
5. C. McAvoy, 3
T-1. D. Backes, 2
T-1. P. Bergeron, 2
T-1. T. Schaller, 2
T-4. B. Marchand, 1
T-4. J. Liles, 1
T-4. C. Miller, 1
T-4. J. Morrow, 1
T-4 D. Pastrnak, 1
T-1. B. Marchand, 6
T-1. D. Pastrnak, 6
T-3. M. Beleskey, 4
T-3. K. Miller, 4
T-3. D. Moore, 4
T-3. 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