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by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD

*PLAYOFF EDITION*
April 17 – April 23


THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS:
ROUND 1 ROLLS ON: Following their 2-1 loss to the Sabres on Thursday night, the Bruins resumed practice Friday afternoon at the HSBC Arena, in preparation for Game 2 on Saturday in Buffalo (1 p.m., TV: NBC, RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub). The Bruins will make their home debut of the playoffs on Marathon Monday, April 19 with a 7:00 p.m. clash with Buffalo in Game 3.  Check the upcoming schedule section for updated practice times and media availability.

RAMSAY UPDATE: Bruins Assistant Coach Craig Ramsay who missed Game 1 due to the flu, was absent from practice on Friday. The club is hopeful he will return to the B’s bench on Saturday for Game 2.

GAME 2 VIEWING PARTY AT THE HARD ROCK: The Boston Bruins and the Hard Rock Cafe Boston (22-24 Clinton Street, Boston, MA 02109) will host the first viewing party of the playoffs on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 1:00 p.m. during Game 2 of the Bruins/Sabres series. The free event is open to all ages. The Bruins mascot, Blades, and the Bruins Ice Girls will be giving away prizes such as Bruins/Sabres playoff tickets, Zildjan cymbals autographed by Bruins Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask, as well as a variety of autographed Bruins memorabilia. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.

FACE OFF ON FACEBOOK: The Boston Bruins have partnered with the full-service digital marketing agency and Aegis Media group company, Isobar North America, to launch the interactive Facebook game "Bruins Face Off." The interactive game allows Bruins fans to compete against their Facebook friends and fellow fans around the world by predicting the statistical output of their favorite players based on points, hits and shots on goal during each game of the playoffs. To play "Bruins Face Off," fans can visit the Bruins Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/NHLBruins beginning Thursday, April 15.

BRUINS MARATHON TEAM: The first-ever Boston Bruins Marathon Team will participate in the 114th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 19 to raise money for the Boston Bruins Foundation. There are currently 15 members of the Boston Bruins Marathon Team. Each member of the Boston Bruins Marathon team is required to raise a minimum of $3,500, which will support children's athletic programs, academics, health, and community outreach programs. The Boston Bruins Foundation hopes raise over $52,500 through this initiative. Visit BostonBruins.com to learn about the training of two of the runners, Ice Girl Alexa Nicholls and Senior Staff Accountant Dan Eccles.

THE STAT OF THE WEEK, COURTESY OF THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD STAT MACHINE:
Boston’s Game 1 loss to the Sabres is the fifth time in the eight playoff series between these teams that the Bruins have dropped the first game of the series (1983 DSF, 1989 DSF, 1992 DSF. 1993 DSF) ... They are 3-1 in the previous four series with two of the series decided in seven games (1983 and 1992 Boston wins), one decided in five games (1989 Boston win) and one a four-game Buffalo sweep (1993).

THEY SAID IT…
Johnny Boychuk, on the Bruins game 1 loss to Buffalo...
“I thought we played well. I know we hit a couple posts. We battled hard for pucks and had a couple good chances to score. I thought we did play well, but I guess not well enough to win. We’re not going to get too down because we know that we did play good. We might deserve a better outcome, but we got to come back and tie the series up before we get home.”

UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AND MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Please note the schedule is subject to change, call 617.624.1910 for the latest updates to the schedule.

Ristuccia Arena (190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887)
TD Garden (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)

Saturday, April 17 (Buffalo, NY/ Boston, MA)
-No pregame skate
-Game 2 at HSBC Arena, 1:00 p.m. ET
-Travel to Boston

Sunday, April 18 (Boston, MA)
-Practice at TD Garden

Monday, April 19 (Boston, MA)
-Game 3 at TD Garden, 7:00 p.m. ET

Tuesday, April 20 (Wilmington, MA)
-Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 21 (Boston, MA)
-Game 4 at TD Garden, 7:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, April 22 (Wilmington, MA/ Buffalo, NY)
-Practice schedule and media availability TBD
-Travel to Buffalo

Friday, April 23 (Buffalo, NY/ Boston, MA)
-Pregame skate at HSBC Arena, 11:30 a.m. ET
-Game 5 at HSBC Arena, 7:00 p.m. ET * if necessary
-Travel to Boston

AROUND TOWN
WHAT: Bruins Beard-A-Thon
The Boston Bruins are inviting fans to grow their own playoff beards to support the B’s during their playoff run by joining the “Bruins Beard-A-Thon.” By “growing one for the team” and inviting family, friends and business associates to pledge their playoff beards, they will be raising money for the Boston Bruins Foundation.
Fans can create their “Bruins Beard-A-Thon” profile by uploading their photo at www.bostonbruins.com.
WHEN: Throughout the Bruins playoff run
WHERE: www.bostonbruins.com

WHAT: Bruins Playoff Viewing Party
The Boston Bruins and the Hard Rock Cafe Boston (22-24 Clinton Street, Boston, MA 02109) will host the first viewing party of the playoffs on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 1:00 p.m. during Game 4 of the Bruins/Sabres series. The free event is open to all ages. The Bruins mascot, Blades, and the Bruins Ice Girls will be giving away prizes such as Bruins/Sabres playoff tickets, Zildjan cymbals autographed by Bruins Patrice Bergeron and Tuukka Rask, as well as a variety of autographed Bruins memorabilia. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
WHEN: Saturday, April 17, from 1:00 p.m. through the end of the game
WHERE: Hard Rock Cafe, 22-24 Clinton Street, Boston, MA 02109
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Bruins mascot, Blades and the Bruins Ice Girls

WHAT: Belle of the Ball
Members of the 2009-10 Boston Bruins Ice Girls collected over 70 prom dresses for underprivileged girls through the Belle of the Ball program. On Saturday, April 17, the Ice Girls will be assisting girls in search of the perfect prom dress as personal shoppers. All of the dresses at the event are free for the shoppers.
WHEN: Saturday, April 17 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Simmons College Holmes Center, 331 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02115
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Boston Bruins Ice Girls Jenn, Holly, Niki, Fasha and Mary.

WHAT: Bruins FUNdamentals Cross-Ice Tournament Presented by The UPS Store
The cross-ice hockey tournament is for kids across the state who have just completed a learn-to-play program and have not yet participated in organized youth hockey. The event will feature a live DJ, free raffle for Bruins autographed items, gift bags and medals for all participants as well as an appearance by Bruins mascot, Blades.
WHEN: Sunday, April 18 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: William Chase Arena, 35 Windsor Ave., Natick, MA 02149
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Bruins Alumni Tommy Songin

WHAT: Boston Bruins Marathon Team
The first-ever Boston Bruins Marathon Team will participate in the 114th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 19 to raise money for the Boston Bruins Foundation. There are currently 15 members of the Boston Bruins Marathon Team, including three members of the Boston Bruins staff. Each member of the Boston Bruins Marathon team is required to raise a minimum of $3,500, which will support children's athletic programs, academics, health, and community outreach programs. The Boston Bruins Foundation hopes raise over $52,500 through this initiative.
WHEN: Monday, April 19 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Runners starting point: B.A.A. Athletes’ Village 90 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Boston Bruins Marathon Team

WHAT: Special Needs Skate
The Boston Bruins and the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) have paired up to present a special needs skate for children with a variety of development disabilities. The event seeks to raise funds in order to create educational and fun programs for children with different types of developmental disabilities. The SEPAC is providing snacks, drinks and a raffle for this family focused event, as well as a two-hour block of ice time for the open skate.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 20 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Bog, 188 Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Bruins Alumni Tommy Songin, Bruins mascot, Blades and the Bruins Ice Girls

PLAYOFF CAPSULES

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Washington (1) vs. Montreal (8) – Canadiens lead series 1-0
-GAME 1: Montreal 3, Washington 2 (OT)
-NOTES: Montreal goaltender Jaroslav Halak turned away 45 shots from the top scoring team in the league during the regular season to help the Canadiens’ get the overtime victory in Washington. Tomas Plekanec scored the game-winning goal at 13:19 in the first overtime to give the Canadiens the advantage in the series and take the home ice advantage away from the Capitals. Washington’s Alex Ovechkin was held to zero shots for the game, despite leading the NHL during the regular season with 368 shots.
-UPCOMING GAMES:
Saturday, April 17      Montreal at Washington  7:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS
Monday, April 19        Washington at Montreal  7:00 p.m. ET, TSN
Wednesday, April 21 Washington at Montreal  7:00 p.m. ET, TSN
*Friday, April 23       Montreal at Washington  7:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS

New Jersey (2) vs. Philadelphia (7) – Flyers lead series 1-0
-GAME 1: Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1
-NOTES: Brian Boucher turned away 23 shots in the victory. The Flyers scored two goals off of 14 shots, with the game-winning tally coming from Chris Pronger, who banked a backhander off the skate of former Bruin Brian Rolston and into the goal behind Martin Brodeur. Philadelphia went the entire game without a penalty called on one of its forwards... the first time that has happened for Philly in a playoff game since May 20, 2000.
-UPCOMING GAMES:
Friday, April 16        Philadelphia at New Jersey  7:30 p.m. ET, TSN
Sunday, April 18        Philadelphia at New Jersey  6:00 p.m. ET, TSN
Tuesday, April 20       New Jersey at Philadelphia  7:30 p.m. ET, TSN2
*Thursday, April 22 Philadelphia at New Jersey  7:00 p.m. ET, TSN

Pittsburgh (4) vs. Ottawa (5) – Senators lead series 1-0
-GAME 1: Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 4
-NOTES: Former Harvard forward Craig Adams and former U of Minnesota teammate of Blake Wheeler, Alex Goligoski both brought the Pens within one at two points in the third period, but Ottawa held on for the win with the help of three Sens in their NHL playoff debuts. First-timers Peter Regin and Erik Carlsson notched goals and Brian Elliott made 17 saves. Evgeni Malkin notched two power-play goals for the Pens in their loss.
-UPCOMING GAMES:
Friday, April 16        Ottawa at Pittsburgh        7:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS
Sunday, April 18        Pittsburgh at Ottawa        6:30 p.m. ET, VERSUS
Tuesday, April 20       Pittsburgh at Ottawa        7:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS
*Thursday, April 22 Ottawa at Pittsburgh        7:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
San Jose (1) vs. Colorado (8) – Avalanche lead series 1-0
-GAME 1: Colorado 2, San Jose 1
-NOTES: Chris Stewart scored the game-winner with 49.3 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Avs over the top-seeded Sharks. The down-low goal went in off Rob Blake’s skate to prevent an extra session. Anderson led Colorado in net with 25 saves in his first NHL playoff game, keeping San Jose’s top three regular season point-getters – former B Joe Thornton (89 points), Patrick Marleau (83) and Dany Heatley (82) off the board. Matt Duchene also made his NHL playoff debut and notched an assist on the Avs’ first goal.
-UPCOMING GAMES:
Friday, April 16        Colorado at San Jose        10:30 p.m. ET, VERSUS (JIP)
Sunday, April 18        San Jose at Colorado        9:30 p.m. ET, VERSUS (JIP)
Tuesday, April 20       San Jose at Colorado        10:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS (JIP)
*Thursday, April 22 Colorado at San Jose        10:30 p.m. ET, VERSUS (JIP)

Chicago (2) vs. Nashville (7) – Series tied 0-0
-NOTES: Chicago and Nashville are the only two teams to being their series on Friday, April 16 with Game 1 in Chicago. The Predators, who finished the regular season tied with Phoenix for the fewest goals (225) among playoff teams in the West, will face a Blackhawks’ offense led by Patrick Kane (30 goals, 88 points) and Captain Jonathan Toews (86 points, 56.7 faceoff percentage) and most recently, a streaking Colin Fraser, who only has seven goals on the season, but five of them came in Chicago’s final four games of the season.
-UPCOMING GAMES:
Friday, April 16        Nashville at Chicago        8:30 p.m. ET, VERSUS (JIP)
Sunday, April 18        Nashville at Chicago        8:30 p.m. ET, VERSUS (JIP)
Tuesday, April 20       Chicago at Nashville        9:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS (JIP)
Thursday, April 22  Chicago at Nashville        8:30 p.m. ET, VERSUS (JIP)

Vancouver (3) vs. Los Angeles (6) – Canucks lead series 1-0
-GAME 1: Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 2
-NOTES: Vancouver’s Mikael Samuelsson, a former Stanley Cup Champion, recorded his second goal of the game at 8:52 of the first overtime to give the Canucks a game one win on home ice. Samuelsson’s goal was set up by Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo’s brilliant save on Los Angeles defenseman Jack Johnson in the overtime period, when Johnson appeared to have an open net to shoot at. Making his first playoff start, Kings’ goaltender Jonathan Quick made 41 saves in the losing effort. Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin, the NHL’s leading point scorer during the regular season, recorded two assists in the game including a set up on Samuelsson’s game winner in overtime.
-UPCOMING GAMES:
Saturday, April 17      Los Angeles at Vancouver        10:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS
Monday, April 19        Vancouver at Los Angeles        10:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS
Wednesday, April 21 Vancouver at Los Angeles        10:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS
*Friday, April 23       Los Angeles at Vancouver        10:00 p.m. ET, CBC

Phoenix (4) vs. Detroit (5) – Coyotes lead series 1-0
-GAME 1: Phoenix 3, Detroit 2
-NOTES: Ex-Bruin Derek Morris had 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) including the game winner as the Coyotes rallied to defeat the Wings. The GWG came on the power play 2:19 into the third period and led to Morris’ first three-point game in more than three years. All three of Phoenix’s goals came on the power play, despite finishing the regular season ranked 28th on the PP overall (14.6%) and 30th at home (13.6%). Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard, a former University of Maine standout, appeared in his first NHL playoff game.
-UPCOMING GAMES:
Friday, April 16        Detroit at Phoenix      10:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS
Sunday, April 18        Phoenix at Detroit      3:00 p.m. ET, NBC
Tuesday, April 20       Phoenix at Detroit      6:30 p.m. ET, TSN
*Friday, April 23       Detroit at Phoenix      10:00 p.m. ET, VERSUS

*If necessary

*JIP – Joined In Progress

BRUINS ON THE AIRWAVES:

THE BUZZ: NESN’s Naoko Funayama will take you through the latest Bruins news on and off the ice on NESN’s weekly countdown show, The Buzz. Check your local listings for the Buzz’ airtimes.

THE HOCKEY SHOW ON 98.5: Bruins play-by-play man Dave Goucher and color analyst Bob Beers will team up with Sports Hub host Damon Amendolara every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. for “The Hockey Show”- an hour long program on 98.5 FM devoted to news, notes and phone calls on everything going on with the Bruins and around the NHL.

WEEKLY SPOTS:
Tune in to the following stations for weekly segments with Bruins personnel:

Mondays
98.5 The Sports Hub
8:20 a.m. Milan Lucic with “Toucher and Rich”

Tuesdays
98.5 The Sports Hub
4:20 p.m. Cam Neely with “Felger and Massarotti”

Wednesdays
98.5 The Sports Hub
12:40 p.m. Blake Wheeler with “Tanguay and Zolak”

Thursdays
98.5 The Sports Hub
8:20 a.m. Shawn Thornton with “Toucher and Rich”

100.7 FM WZLX
8:25 a.m. Marc Savard with “Karlson and McKenzie”

107.3 FM WAAF
8:30 a.m. Cam Neely with “The Hill-Man Morning Show”

98.5 The Sports Hub
4:20 p.m. Peter Chiarelli with “Felger and Massarotti”

BRUINS FINAL REGULAR SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS:

Goals
1. M. Sturm, 22
2. P. Bergeron, 19
T3. M. Recchi, 18
T3. B. Wheeler, 18
T3. M. Ryder, 18

Assists
1. Z. Chara, 37
2. D. Krejci, 35
3. P. Bergeron, 33
4. D. Seidenberg, 28
5. M. Recchi, 25

Points
1. P. Bergeron, 52
2. D. Krejci, 52
3. Z. Chara, 44
4. M. Recchi, 43
5. B. Wheeler, 38

Plus/Minus
1. Z. Chara, +19
2. M. Sturm, +14
3. J. Boychuk, +10
4. D. Seidenberg, +9
T5. M. Satan, +8
T5. D. Krejci, +8

Penalty Minutes
1. S. Thornton, 141
2. Z. Chara, 87
3. M. Stuart, 80
T4. B. Wheeler, 53
T4. S. Begin, 53

BRUINS ON THE NHL LEADERBOARD:
-Patrice Bergeron finished the regular season tied for 5th in the NHL in faceoff percentage at 58% (S. Nichol, 60.6%) and finished 8th in the NHL in faceoffs won with 778 (S. Crosby, 1,001).

-Tuukka Rask finished the regular season ranked 1st in the NHL in goals against average with a 1.97 average and finished 1st in the NHL in save percentage at .931.

-The Bruins as a team finished the regular season ranked 2nd in the NHL in shutouts with 10 (Chicago Blackhawks, 11).

-The Bruins as a team finished the regular season ranked 3rd in the NHL in the penalty kill category at 86.4% (St. Louis Blues, 86.8%).

-The Bruins as a team finished the regular season ranked 2nd in the NHL in goals against per game at 2.33 goals (New Jersey Devils, 2.27).


POSTSEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS (As of Friday, April 16th):

Goals
T1. E. Malkin (PIT), 2
T1. M. Samuelsson (VAN), 2
29 players tied with 1

Assists
1. S. Crosby (PIT), 3
6 players tied with 2

Points
T1. E. Malkin (PIT), 3
T1. D. Morris (PHO), 3
T1. C. Kelly (OTT), 3
T1. S. Crosby (PIT), 3

Penalty Minutes
1. A. Alberts (VAN), 17
2. P. Kaleta (BUF), 10
T3. Z. Chara (BOS), 6
T3. P. Regin (OTT), 6

BOSTON BRUINS 2009-10 TIMELINE
PLAYER MILESTONES AND TRANSACTIONS

July 1: 
* Byron Bitz re-signed to a multi-year contract.
* Steve Begin signed as a free agent to a one-year contract.
* Johnny Boychuk re-signed to a one-year contract.
July 7:
* Drew Fata and Dany Sabourin signed to one-year contracts as free agents.
July 13:
* Rob Kwiet, Drew Larman, Zach McKelvie and Trent Whitfield signed as free agents.
July 20:
* Matt Hunwick re-signed to a two-year contract.
July 24:
* Patrick Eaves and 2010 fourth round draft pick acquired from Carolina Hurricanes for Aaron
 Ward.
* Derek Morris signed as a free agent to a one-year contract.
August 4:
* Bruins enter agreement for ECHL affiliation with Reading Royals.
September 4:
* Claude Julien signed to a multi-year contract extension.
September 9:
* Andy Wozniewski signed to a one-year contract as a free agent.
September 18:
* 2010 first and second round and 2011 first round draft picks acquired from Toronto for Phil
 Kessel.
September 20:
* Adam Courchaine, Matt Dalton, Jordan Knackstedt, and Matt Marquardt assigned to
 Providence/AHL.
* Scott Fletcher and Rob Kwiet returned to Providence/AHL.
* Alain Goulet and Lane MacDermid released from Boston training camp and reporting to
 Providence/AHL training camp.
* Ryan Button (Prince Albert/WHL), Jordan Caron (Rimouski/QMJHL), Michael Hutchinson
 (London/OHL) and Tyler Randell (Kitchener/OHL) returned to their junior teams.
September 21:
* Max Sauve returned to his junior team in Val d’Or/QMJHL.
September 23:
* Jamie Arniel, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Jeff Penner and Kevin Regan assigned to
 Providence (AHL).
September 26:
* Don Sweeney promoted to Assistant General Manager.
* Guillaume Lefebvre signed as a free agent to a one-year contract.
* Mikko Lehtonen, Jeff LoVecchio and Adam McQuaid assigned to Providence (AHL).
* Kirk MacDonald released from Boston tryout agreement and returned to Providence (AHL).
* Zack McKelvie, Levi Nelson and Yannick Riendeau termed injured, non-roster players.
September 28:
* Drew Fata, Drew Larman, Guillaume Lefebvre, Dany Sabourin, Trent Whitfield, Andy
 Wozniewski, Brad Marchand and Zach Hamill assigned to Providence (AHL).
September 30:
* Vladimir Sobotka assigned to Providence (AHL).
* Jim Benning signed to a multi-year contract extension.
October 2:
* Adam Courchaine assigned to Sarnia (OHL).
* Lane MacDermid signed to an entry-level contract.

October 6:
* Milan Lucic signed to a three-year contract extension.
October 8:
* Kevin Regan reassigned from Providence (AHL) to Reading (ECHL).
October 10:
* Mark Stuart played his 200th NHL / Bruins game vs. New York Islanders.
October 17:
* Guillaume Lefebvre recalled from Providence (AHL) and played his first NHL game at Phoenix
 Coyotes.
* Derek Morris played his 800th NHL game at Phoenix Coyotes.
October 18:
* Guillaume Lefebvre returned to Providence (AHL).
* 2011 second round draft pick, Craig Weller and rights to Alexander Fallstrom acquired from
 Minnesota Wild for Chuck Kobasew.
* Guillaume Lefebvre, Brad Marchand and Vladimir Sobotka recalled from Providence (AHL).
October 19:
* Guillaume Lefebvre returned to Providence (AHL).
October 20:
* Daniel Paille acquired from Buffalo Sabres for third round and conditional fourth round draft
 picks in 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
October 21:
* Trent Whitfield recalled from Providence (AHL).
October 22:
* Guillaume Lefebvre recalled from Providence (AHL).
October 24:
* Mark Recchi played in his 1,500th NHL game at Ottawa Senators.
October 25:
* Guillaume Lefebvre returned to Providence (AHL).
October 31:
* Michael Ryder played in his 400th NHL game vs. Edmonton Oilers.
* Daniel Paille played in his 200th NHL game vs. Edmonton Oilers.
* Coach Claude Julien reached his 100th win behind the Boston bench.
November 4:
* Mikko Lehtonen recalled from Providence (AHL).
November 5:
* Tuukka Rask signed to a two-year contract extension.
November 6:
* Mikko Lehtonen returned to Providence (AHL).
November 10:
* Mark Recchi recorded his 900th career NHL assist vs. Pittsburgh Penguins.
November 14:
* Blake Wheeler played his 100th NHL game at Pittsburgh Penguins.
November 19:
* Marco Sturm played his 800th NHL game at Atlanta Thrashers.
* Dennis Wideman recorded his 100th NHL assist at Atlanta Thrashers.
November 20:
* Brad Marchand returned to Providence (AHL).
November 21:
* Trent Whitfield returned to Providence (AHL).
November 29:
* Doug Houda, Craig Ramsay, Geoff Ward, Bob Essensa and Brant Berglund signed to
 multi-year contract extensions.
December 1:
* Marc Savard signed to seven-year contract extension.

December 2:
* Johnny Boychuk assigned to Providence (AHL) for conditioning purposes.
* Max Sauve signed to an entry-level contract.
* Marc Savard scored his 200th NHL goal vs. Tampa Bay Lightning.
December 5:
* Johnny Boychuk recalled from Providence (AHL).
December 15:
* Andy Wozniewski and Adam McQuaid recalled from Providence (AHL).
December 18:
* Zdeno Chara played his 800th NHL game at Chicago Blackhawks.
December 19:
* Adam McQuaid played his first NHL game at Toronto Maple Leafs.
December 22:
* Andy Wozniewski returned to Providence (AHL).
December 23:
* Claude Julien coached his 200th game behind the Boston bench vs. Atlanta Thrashers
 (6-4 win).
* Vladimir Sobotka played his 100th NHL & Bruins game vs. Atlanta Thrashers.
December 27:
* Matt Hunwick played his 100th NHL & Bruins game at Florida Panthers.
January 3:
* Miroslav Satan signed as a free agent for the remainder of the season.
January 8:
* Trent Whitfield recalled from Providence (AHL).
January 14
* Andy Wozniewski recalled from Providence (AHL).
January 17
* Andy Wozniewski returned to Providence (AHL).
January 18
* Drew Larman recalled from Providence (AHL).
January 18
* Drew Larman and Adam McQuaid returned to Providence (AHL).
January 20
* Adam McQuaid recalled from Providence (AHL).
January 20
* Adam McQuaid returned to Providence (AHL) and Drew Larman recalled from Providence.
January 23
* Adam McQuaid recalled from Providence (AHL).
January 25
* Drew Larman returned to Providence (AHL).
January 27
* Trent Whitfield returned to Providence (AHL).
January 31
* Adam McQuaid returned to Providence (AHL).
February 1
* Adam McQuaid recalled from Providence (AHL).
February 14
* Adam McQuaid returned to Providence (AHL).
February 24
* Matt Dalton recalled from Reading (ECHL).
March 1
* Matt Dalton returned to Reading (ECHL).
March 2
* Cody Wild acquired from Edmonton Oilers for Matthew Marquadt.
March 2
* Steve Kampfer acquired from Anaheim Ducks for conditional fourth round pick in 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
March 3
* Conditional draft pick in 2010 NHL Entry Draft acquired for Derek Morris.
March 3
* Dennis Seidenberg and Matt Bartkowski acquired from Florida Panthers for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller, and a second round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
March 4
* Matt Dalton recalled from Reading (ECHL).
March 5
* Matt Dalton returned to Providence (AHL).
March 5
* Dany Sabourin recalled from Providence (AHL).
March 5
* Brad Marchand recalled from Providence (AHL).
March 8
* Jeff Penner recalled from Providence (AHL).
March 8
* Dany Sabourin returned to Providence (AHL).
March 11
* Jeff Penner returned to Providence (AHL).
March 18
* Jeff Penner and Trent Whitfield recalled from Providence (AHL).
March 19
* Jeff Penner and Trent Whitfield returned to Providence (AHL).
March 24
* Trent Whitfield recalled from Providence (AHL).
March 24
* Andrew Ference signed to three-year contract extension.
March 31
* Jordan Caron, Joe Colborne, Michael Hutchinson and Steven Kampfer signed to entry-level contracts.
April 3
* Andrew Bodnarchuk recalled from Providence (AHL).
April 5
* Adam McQuaid recalled from Providence (AHL).
April 10
* Zach Hamill and Jeff Penner recalled from Providence (AHL).
April 13
* Drew Larman, Mikko Lehtonen, Dany Sabourin and Max Sauve recalled from Providence (AHL).
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