THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…UPCOMING GAMES BROADCAST SCHEDULE & PREVIEW:
NESN reporters Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley and Guerin Austin will be covering the Bruins upcoming games at Calgary (2/16), at Edmonton (2/18) and at St. Louis (2/20). The tandem of Dave Goucher and Bob Beers will handle all radio duties on 98.5 The Sports Hub. To check out a preview of these matchups with The Sports Hub’s Bob Beers check out the Week Ahead Preview on BostonBruins.com.
2/16 at Calgary Flames, 9:00 p.m. – NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub
2/18 at Edmonton Oilers, 10:00 p.m. – NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub
2/20 at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 p.m. – NESN, 98.5 The Sports HubBRUINS ALUMNI IN THE COMMUNITY:
On Sunday, February 15th the Stephen Cmar ROTC Crusaders will be hosting the Boston Bruins Alumni in a 3:00 PM game at the Everett Arena in Concord, NH (15 Loudon Road, Concord, NH). Notable alumni expected to be in attendance include: Kenny Hodge, Rick Middleton, Jay Miller and Terry O'Reilly. All proceeds will benefit the Stephen Cmar ROTC Scholarship Fund. For more information please see the “Around Town” section of the Week Ahead located below.SUITES AVAILABLE FOR BRUINS VS. CANADIENS & MORE:
Limited suite rentals are available now for upcoming games, including match-ups against the Flyers on March 7, Red Wings on March 8 and more. Suites accommodate 18 to 60 fans and feature a living room area, private restroom and many other great amenities. To book your suite now visit BostonBruins.com/SuiteRental or call 617.624.1VIP (1847).LIMITED BRUINS VS CANUCKS TICKETS AVAILABLE:
Limited tickets are available Bruins vs. Canucks on Tuesday, February 24 at TD Garden. For tickets and more information please visit www.bostonbruins.com/tickets
.SEASON 2 OF BEHIND THE B:
Season Two of the Black & Gold’s all-access television series “Behind the B” presented by Alex and Ani has begun, with 13 episodes slated to air during the 2014-15 season. All episodes will again be narrated by actor and Worcester, MA native, Denis Leary.
“Behind the B” presented by Alex and Ani Episode air dates (all televised on NESN):
Episode 10 - Thursday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Episode 11 - Monday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Episode 12 - Sunday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. immediately following Bruins-Hurricanes postgame coverage
Episode 13 - Sunday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m.
BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION 50/50 RAFFLE:
During each Boston Bruins home game, the Boston Bruins Foundation conducts the 50/50 raffle presented by Health Services Administrators. Fifty percent of the proceeds go towards the beneficiary hosted by the Bruins Foundation that night, while the other fifty percent of the proceeds go to one lucky winner. The 50/50 program comprises one third of the annual fundraising for the Boston Bruins Foundation. After the winning ticket is selected, the number will be announced in-game giving the winner the opportunity to claim their prize at Guest Services on the Loge Level, Section 4 or by checking the numbers posted on the Bruins Foundation Website within 30 days of the winning game, which can be found at the following link: http://bruins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=101168
. Last five winning 50/50 numbers:
2/10 vs. Dallas Stars: 03201375 (Total: $8,510, Beneficiary: Boston Bruins Foundations)
2/7 vs. New York Islanders: 06601331 (Total: $16,895, Beneficiary: Garden Neighborhood Charities)
2/8 vs. Montreal Canadiens: 01602420 (Total: $23,495, Beneficiary: Boston Bruins Foundation)
1/31 vs. Los Angeles Kings: 03402603 (Total: $19,750, Beneficiary: Shriners Hospital)
1/17 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: 04901220 (Total: $16,000, Beneficiary: Positive Coaching Alliance)BRUINS ON THE AIRWAVES:
Bruins defenseman Torey Krug has been confirmed as a weekly call-in guest with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak (Gresh and Zo), which airs weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., while forward Reilly Smith is expected to be regular a guest with 98.5's Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb (Toucher and Rich), which airs weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and Bruins President Cam Neely will also be a guest with Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti (Felger and Mazz) on their show, which airs weekdays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Chris Kelly will be a regular guest on 100.7 WZLX with Kevin Karlson and Pete McKenzie (Karlson & McKenzie), which airs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Call-in days and times are dependent upon the B’s schedule. AROUND TOWN… BRUINS ALUMNI IN THE COMMUNITY: WHAT
: On Sunday, February 15th the Stephen Cmar ROTC Crusaders will be hosting the Boston Bruins Alumni in a 3:00 p.m. game at the Everett Arena in Concord, NH (15 Loudon Road, Concord, NH). Notable alumni expected to be in attendance include: Kenny Hodge, Rick Middleton, Jay Miller and Terry O'Reilly. All proceeds will benefit the Stephen Cmar ROTC Scholarship Fund.WHEN
: Sunday February 15 at 3:00 p.m. localWHERE:
Everett Arena, 15 Loudon Road, Concord, NH.BRUINS ALUMNI PARTICIPATING:
Kenny Hodge, Rick Middleton, Jay Miller and Terry O'Reilly. (Subject to change) OFF THE ICE…PATRICE’S PALS:
As a part of his continuing charitable initiative Patrice’s Pals, Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron invites children from local hospitals and other organizations to experience a Bruins home game from his luxury suite. Children and their families receive goodie bags filled with Bruins memorabilia, a visit from the Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Ice Girls, as well as a feature on the Garden HDX. After the game, Patrice’s Pals are escorted to ice level and introduced to Patrice himself who signs autographs and takes pictures with his Pals. COMMUNITY TICKET PROGRAM:
For the entirety of the Boston Bruins 2014-15 regular season, Bruins Chief Executive Officer Charlie Jacobs is donating ten balcony tickets to every home game to children from charitable organizations across New England, who are invited to enjoy a Bruins home game from these donated seats. STATS YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING…ROAD WARRIORS:
The Bruins will embark on their longest road trip of the 2014-15 season that will span 11 days (February 12 – 22) and see the B’s take on five different opponents, traveling 11,304 miles, beginning with the Canucks in Vancouver on Friday, February 13. The Bruins will then travel to Calgary (2/16), Edmonton (2/18), St. Louis (2/20) and Chicago (2/22) before returning to Boston. In total the Bruins will have spent about 960 minutes (16 hours) inside of an aircraft during their travels throughout this road swing.
CAMPBELL HITS A MILESTONE:
Forward Gregory Campbell skated in his 700th NHL Game on Tuesday, February 10 against the Dallas Stars. In 700 games, Campbell has posted 67 goals and 105 assists for 172 points along with 605 career penalty minutes.
TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE:
The last time the Bruins played Dallas on January 20, Dougie Hamilton broke his career high point total of 25 with a two point performance. Hamilton is currently setting career highs in goals (nine), assists (20) and points (29) while playing in all 54 of Boston’s regular season games. He is currently on pace for 14 goals and 30 assist for 44 points this season.THREE SHORTYS:
The Bruins entered Tuesday’s game as the only team in the NHL that had not allowed a shorthanded goal and gave up two such scores to Dallas. The last time there were three shorthanded goals scored in a Boston game was on Apr. 10, 2013 when the Bruins scored two (Daniel Paille, Gregory Campbell) and New Jersey’s one (Travis Zajac) in a 5-4 Boston win. Former Boston defenseman Johnny Boychuk took an unsuccessful shorthanded penalty shot in that game as well.243 AND COUNTING:
Following Tuesday’s home game against the Dallas Stars, the Boston Bruins have sold out 243 straight regular season and playoff games. This sellout streak began on December 5, 2009 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The last game the Bruins did not have 17,565 in attendance at the Garden was on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 when they hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning (16,553). UPCOMING GAMES…BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK (TOTW):
With his second TOTW win of the season, Joe McDonald concocts the ultimate raffle prize to help with Boston’s snowy weather: @ESPNJoeyMac (Joe McDonald, ESPN.com): The Bruins should have a raffle and the winner gets the bull gang's ice crew to come shovel their driveway. This week’s honorable mentions listed in no particular order:
@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): Krug vs. Strome. Ouch. Kind of like Gronkowski vs. puck.
@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, Boston Globe): I'm hoping Dougie plays the first period as Elsa.
@TheBruinsBlog (Matt Kalman, NHL.com, TheBruinsBlog.net, CBSSports.com): The Bruins lines that start don't matter. It's how they finish that matters.
@DanCagen (Dan Cagen, MetroWest Daily News): So much space for bruins in neutral zone. Had none Sunday. Playing Stars is hopping onto Autobahn. Playing Habs is drive around snowy Boston 2014-15 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD
@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe) Week 8, Week 10, Week 12, Week 15, Week 20
@RealJackEdwards, (Jack Edwards, NESN) Week 1, Week 14, Week 16
@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, WEEI.com, Big Bad Blog) Week 2, Week 4, Week 11
@ESPNJoeyMac (Joe McDonald, ESPN.com) Week 17, Week 21
@TheBruinsBlog (Matt Kalman, NHL.com, TheBruinsBlog.net, CBSSports.com) Week 3, Week 13
@HacksWithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE.com) Week 7, Week 9
@DanCagen (Dan Cagen, MetroWest Daily News) Week 19
@kluedeke29 (Kirk Luedeke, New England Hockey Journal) Week 18
@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, Boston Globe) Week 6
@GlobeEricWilbur (Eric Wilbur, Boston Globe) Week 5 UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE & MEDIA AVAILABILITY
-Schedule is subject to change.
-(Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887) (TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)
-All times are local to where the practice or game is taking place
-Practices at Ristuccia Arena are open to the public. Saturday, February 14 (Calgary, AB)
-TBD Sunday, February 15 (Calgary, AB)
-Practice at Corral Arena (Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1), 11:30 a.m. local Monday, February 16 (Calgary, AB)
-Pregame skate at Scotiabank Saddledome (555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1), 11:30 a.m. local
-Away Game at Calgary Flames, 7:00 p.m. local
-TV Broadcast: NESN, Local Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub Tuesday, February 17 (Calgary, AB / Edmonton, AB)
-Travel to Edmonton, AB
-Practice at Leduc Rec Center (4330 Black Gold Drive, Leduc, AB T9E 3C3), 11:00 a.m. local Wednesday, February 18 (Edmonton, AB)
-Pregame skate at Rexall Place (7424 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5B 0X2), 11:30 a.m. local
-Away Game at Edmonton Oilers, 8:00 p.m. local
-TV Broadcast: NESN, Local Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub Thursday, February 19 (Edmonton, AB / St. Louis, MO)
-Practice at Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103), 2:30 p.m. local Friday, February 20 (St. Louis, MO / Boston, MA)
-Pregame skate at Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103), 11:30 a.m. local
-Away Game at St. Louis Blues, 7:00 p.m. local
-TV Broadcast: NESN, Local Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
-Travel to Boston, MA 2014-15 STATISTICAL LEADERSGoals
T1. P. Bergeron, 15
T1. B. Marchand, 15
3. L. Eriksson, 12
4. M. Lucic, 11
T5. T. Krug, 10
T5. R. Smith, 10
T5. C. Soderberg, 10Assists
1. C. Soderberg, 23
2. P. Bergeron, 21
T3. D. Hamilton, 20
T3. M. Lucic, 20
T5. L. Eriksson, 19
T5. D. Krejci, 19Points
1. P. Bergeron, 36
2. C. Soderberg, 33
T3. L. Eriksson, 31
T3. M. Lucic, 31
5. D. Hamilton, 29 Plus/Minus
1.K. Miller, 18
2. M. Lucic, 11
T3. C. Kelly, 9
T3. C. Soderberg, 9
5. D. Pastrnak, 8 Penalty Minutes
1. M. Lucic, 73
2. B. Marchand, 70
3. A. McQuiad, 61
4. D. Hamilton, 35
5. P. Bergeron, 34 NHL Honors:
-Patrice Bergeron selected to the 2015 NHL All-Star game.
-Tuukka Rask named The Third Star of the Month for January. NHL Leaders:
-Patrice Bergeron ranks second in the league in faceoff wins with 711 and second in faceoff percentage with 59.2%.
-Loui Eriksson and Dougie Hamilton are tied for second in the league in overtime points with three.
-Dougie Hamilton is tied for seventh in the NHL in PPG among NHL defensemen with four.
-Zdeno Chara is tied for first in the league in shorthanded assists with three.
-Kevan Miller is tied for 13th in the league in plus/minus with +18
-Milan Lucic ranks 10th in the league in hits with 172. Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617.624.BEAR. The 2014-15 season is presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery.