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Bruins Week Ahead: March 9 - March 16

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

STAT OF THE WEEK: Brad Marchand's overtime goal versus the Detroit Red Wings on March 6 was the 11th of his career, surpassing Dit Clapper and Glen Murray for first place on the Bruins all-time overtime goal scoring list. He is tied for first in the NHL with four overtime goals this season. The goal also completed the team's fourth hat trick of the season (Patrice Bergeron on 1/6 and 1/18, David Krejci on 3/1, and Marchand on 3/6), totaling the Bruins' most regular-season hat tricks since the 2008-2009 season, when they also recorded four.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "He's a strong body. Down in the corners he works so hard to get pucks back. For a guy that has the scoring ability that he does, it's amazing to see him work so hard. It's funny watching him from this side now because when you played against him, you hated him for the way he plays, but when he's on your team, you love it because of the way he plays." -Nick Holden on Brad Marchand

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 26): @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): No @GlobeKPD tonight. Oldsmobile buried in suburban snow, left blinker perpetually on. Thoughts and prayers.

HONORABLE MENTION: @_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI): Bruins are going to be so happy they didn't trade DeBrusk come playoff time. Kid scores big goals.

2017-18 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@JoeyMacHockey (Joe McDonald, Boston Sports Journal): Week 7, Week 10, Week 18, Week 20, Week 21

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI): Week 1, Week 6, Week 22, Week 23, Week 25

@FlutoGlobe (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): Week 8, Week 11, Week 14, Week 19, Week 26

@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): Week 2, Week 3, Week 9, Week 13

@GlobeKPD (Kevin Dupont, Boston Globe): Week 16, Week 24

@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, NBC Sports Boston): Week 4

@MLoftus_Ledger (Mike Loftus, Patriot Ledger): Week 5

@RealJackEdwards (Jack Edwards, NESN): Week 9

@Johnston985 (Ryan Johnston, 98.5 The Sports Hub): Week 12

@BJaffe (Billy Jaffe, NESN): Week 17

BROADCAST SCHEDULE: The Boston Bruins broadcast schedule for this week's games is as follows:

3/10 vs. CHI, 1 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

3/11 @ CHI, 12:30 p.m. ET: NBC, 98.5 The Sports Hub

3/13 @ CAR, 7 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

3/15 @ FLA, 7:30 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

BEHIND THE B PRESENTED BY TICKETMASTERGo behind-the-scenes with Season 5, Episode 10 of Behind the B presented by Ticketmaster. In Episode 10, General Manager Don Sweeney makes some key deals at the trade deadline. To catch up on previous episodes, head to BostonBruins.com/BehindtheB.

Season 5, Episode 11: Wednesday, March 14 @ 8 p.m. on NESN

EVERY SAVE COUNTSThroughout the NHL Season, Cigna, the official health insurance provider of the NHL, will donate $1 to Hockey Fights Cancer for every save made during an NHL game.

BFIT SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PROGRAMEnter your school for the chance to win a 45-minute interactive BFit School Assembly run by Boston Bruins Foundation Director of Health, Fitness, and Wellness, John Whitesides, and the BFit Team. Each participating school will also receive a full set of free Boston Bruins Franklin street hockey gear to help continue the BFit initiative. To submit your school, go to BostonBruins.com/SchoolAssemblyProgram.

BRUINS ACADEMY THE SHOW: The New England Emmy Award winning series is a fast-paced, educational, Black & Gold-themed program created for youth who love the game of hockey. One 30-minute episode will air each month on NESN. In Episode 3, we check in with Tampa Bay star forward Nikita Kucherov, the equipment staff prepares for a back-to-back in New York, and skating coach Kim Brandvold demonstrates how to improve your skating edge work. To catch up on previous episodes, head to BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.

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, participate in challenges, and upload a video in the live challenge asking their favorite player a question.

SINGLE GAME TICKETSLimited Single Game Tickets for the 2017-18 season are still available for the 2017-18 Boston Bruins season. Choose from a number of key matchups, Original Six rivals, and exciting night and weekend games to watch the B's and their young talent live at TD Garden. To purchase, go to ticketmaster.com.

BRUINS SUITESWatch the B's from your own private suite. Select luxury suites are still available for upcoming home games accommodating 18 to 60 fans. Each suite has in-house catering and exclusive views of the ice, ideal for hosting clients or friends and family. For additional information, visit BostonBruins.com/suiterentals or call 617-624-1847

ST. PATRICK'S DAY: Gear up for St. Patrick's Day with the Bruins authentic green tartan with new gold sleeve stripe St. Patrick's Day jerseys, knit hats and caps, and name and number t-shirts. During warm-ups on Tuesday, March 6, players will wear their green tartan St. Patrick's Day jersey. Show your B's pride with a shade of green this St. Patrick's Day by stopping by the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden or visit BostonProShop.com

BOSTON POLICE AND FIRE T-SHIRT: Honor your local first responders by purchasing a Boston Police & Boston Fire T-Shirt. Proceeds from each sale will go on to benefit the Boston Firefighter Burn Foundation & Franciscan Children's Hospital. To get your gear, stop by the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden or visit BostonProShop.com

WARM UP PUCKS: As the Boston Bruins continue their push towards the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, head to the ProShop on Level 2 to take home a piece of the game with a warm-up used matchup puck while supplies last. You can get your very own warm-up used matchup puck at the remaining home games throughout the season.

BRUINS ALUMNI GAMES: On Sunday, March 11, the Boston Bruins Alumni will play in a charity game for Children's Hospital at the Parrazzo Rink in East Boston, MA. Game time is 4:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. Al PedersonRick Middleton and Bob Sweeney are expected in the lineup.

On Saturday, March 17, the Boston Bruins Alumni will play their annual game against the Ice Huggers at 1 p.m. at the Rockland Ice Rink in Rockland, MA. The game will benefit the HUG Foundation, and tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children. Expected to take the ice with the alumni team are Rick Middleton, Al Pederson, and Bruce Crowder.

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

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

*All times local to where the game/practice is taking place

 

Saturday, March 10 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

-No pregame skate

-Game vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 1 p.m.

-Travel to Chicago, IL

 

Sunday, March 11 (United Center, Chicago, IL)

-No pregame skate

-Game vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 11:30 a.m.

-Travel to Raleigh, NC

 

Monday, March 12 (Raleigh Ice Center, Raleigh, NC)

-Practice, 12 p.m.

 

Tuesday, March 13 (PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game vs. Carolina Hurricanes, 7 p.m.

-Travel to Sunrise, FL

 

Wednesday, March 14 (Sunrise, FL)

-TBD

 

Thursday, March 15 (BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game vs. Florida Panthers, 7:30 p.m.

-Travel to Tampa, FL

 

Friday, March 16 (Tampa Bay, FL)

-TBD

 

2017-18 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS:

 

Goals

1. B. Marchand, 29

2. P. Bergeron, 27

3. D. Pastrnak, 23

4. Rick Nash, 20

T-5. J. DeBrusk, 14

T-5. D. Krejci, 14

 

Assists

1. D. Pastrnak, 40

2. B. Marchand, 38

3. T. Krug, 34

T-4. P. Bergeron, 27

T-4. D. Heinen, 27

 

Points 

1. B. Marchand, 67

2. D. Pastrnak, 63

3. P. Bergeron, 54

4. T. Krug, 47

5. D. Heinen, 39

 

Plus/Minus 

1. B. Marchand, 32

T-2. P. Bergeron, 26

T-2. C. McAvoy, 26

4. Z. Chara, 25

5. M. Grzelcyk, 21

 

Penalty Minutes

1. K. Miller, 62

2. Z. Chara, 52

3. B. Marchand, 51

T-4. C. McAvoy, 49

T-4. A. McQuaid, 49

 

NHL Leaders

-Brad Marchand ranks 4th in the NHL in points per game (1.29)

-Among rookies, Danton Heinen ranks 6th in assists (27) and 8th in points (39)

-Charlie McAvoy is 2nd among rookie defensemen in goals (7), tied for 2nd in assists (25) and is 3rd in points (32)

-Charlie McAvoy leads all rookies in time on ice per game (22:06)

-Tuukka Rask is tied for 4th in the NHL in goals against average (2.27)

 

2017-18 Milestones

NHL Debuts:

10/5 vs. NSH: Jake DeBrusk

10/5 vs NSH: Anders Bjork

12/21 vs. WPG: Colby Cave

First NHL Goal:

10/5 vs. NSH: Jake DeBrusk

10/5 vs. NSH: Charlie McAvoy

10/14 @ ARI: Anders Bjork

10/26 vs. SJS: Danton Heinen

11/2 vs. VGK: Sean Kuraly

11/18 @ SJS: Peter Cehlarik

11/24 vs. PIT: Matt Grzelcyk

First NHL Assist:

10/5 vs. NSH: Jake DeBrusk

10/5 vs. NSH: Anders Bjork

10/5 vs. NSH: Charlie McAvoy

10/11 @ COL: Danton Heinen

11/6 vs. MIN: Jordan Szwarz

11/22 @ NJD: Matt Grzelcyk

200th NHL Goal:

10/30 @ CBJ: Brad Marchand

100th NHL Assist:

3/6 vs. DET: David Pastrnak

200th NHL Assist:

1/2 @ NYI: Brad Marchand

300th NHL Assist:

3/1 vs. PIT: Brian Gionta

400th NHL Point:

12/14 vs. WSH: Brad Marchand 

500th NHL Point:

12/4 @ NSH: David Backes

700th NHL Point:

1/6 vs. CAR: Patrice Bergeron

800th NHL Point:

2/27 vs. CAR: Rick Nash

100th NHL Game:

10/19 vs. VAN: Tim Schaller

200th NHL Game:

12/13 vs. DET: David Pastrnak

400th NHL Game:

10/28 vs. LAK: Tuukka Rask

900th NHL Game:

10/19 vs. VAN: Patrice Bergeron

1400th NHL Game:

2/3 vs. TOR: Zdeno Chara

7th On Bruins All-Time Goals List:

1/18 vs. NYI: Patrice Bergeron

1st On Bruins All-Time Overtime Game-Winning Goals List:

3/8 vs. PHI: Brad Marchand

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