Bruins Week Ahead: 6/21 - 6/28

In-game news, notes and numbers.

Friday, 06.21.2013 / 6:30 PM Boston Bruins

THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

BRUINS FOUNDATION TO HOST ANNUAL HARBOR CRUISE: The Boston Bruins Foundation and Bay State Cruise Lines have partnered to host the annual "Boston Bruins Harbor Cruise" on Wednesday, July 24, to help raise money for the 2013 Boston Bruins Foundation Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Bike Team. Bruins fans will set sail aboard the M/V Provincetown II cruise ship from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The cruise departs from the World Trade Center Pier. While on-board, Bruins fans will be able to experience Boston and its beauty while enjoying dancing and the fun-filled music of Boston's own Classic Yellow. The cruise will also provide fans with the opportunity to interact with Bruins alumni, including the Executive Director of the Boston Bruins Foundation Bob Sweeney and various Boston Bruins alumni. For more information, please see the “Around Town” section of the Week Ahead.

BRUINS & FMC ICE SPORTS PRESENT G.O.A.L!:The Boston Bruins and FMC Ice Sports have come together to host G.O.A.L!, a free event featuring skating and hockey instructional sessions. A clinic will be held on Monday, June 24 at Pirelli Veteran’s Arena in Franklin, MA from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. G.O.A.L! provides a fun, game based environment for kids ages 4-9 who are new to the sport to give it a try. The Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team will be present to assist new skaters. Hockey gear, skates and helmets will be provided free of charge. For more information, please see the “Around Town” section of the Week Ahead.

2013-14 SEASON TICKETS SOLD OUT: Season tickets in the loge and balcony sections for 2013-14 are sold out, but fans can get 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 four). Deposits can be placed on bostonbruins.com or by calling 617.624.2327, Option 1. A Bruins Ticket Representative will contact you on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available. Additionally, a limited number of partial and full season memberships are still available in The Premium Club at the TD Garden. For more information about the Premium Club, fans can visit http://www.tdgarden.com/premiumclub or call 617.624.CLUB (2582).

STATS YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING…

BERGERON’S SCORING TOUCH: Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron found his scoring touch in Game 4 notching two goals against the Blackhawks, tying him with David Krejci for second in the NHL at nine, which is only one behind Patrick Sharp. Bergeron’s two goals in Game 4 marked his fourth multiple-point game this postseason and his 14th multi-point game in his postseason career. The Bruins Alternate Captain has been a part of six playoff berths with Boston and has appeared in 81 postseason games, notching 20 goals and 37 assists for 57 points with a +29 rating.

JAGR HITS MILESTONES: B’s winger Jaromir Jagr hit a playoff milestone in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final when he assisted on Patrice Bergeron’s goal, giving him his 197th playoff point. With that point, Jagr moved himself into sole possession of fifth place on the all-time playoff point leaderboard (previously tied with Paul Coffey at 196). The 41-year-old appeared in his 200th postseason game in Game 4, becoming the 19th player ever in NHL history to reach that milestone. His two assists in Game 4 gives him 121 career NHL playoff assists, which ties him with Al MacInnis and Glenn Anderson for ninth all-time in that category. Jagr also currently sits one postseason goal shy of tying Jean Beliveau for 10th on the all-time playoff goals list.

MOST OVERTIME GAMES IN ONE SCF SERIES: The Bruins and Blackhawks have now had three of their four Stanley Cup Final games go into overtime to decide a winner. The record for most overtime games in one Stanley Cup Final series is five, which was set between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens in 1951, with Toronto winning the series 4-1.

HEAVY HITTERS: Milan Lucic owns the top spot for most hits in the 2013 postseason with 93 through 20 games played, including a game-high eight hits in Game 4. Defensemen Johnny Boychuk (67) and Zdeno Chara (63) are also in the top ten in hits, ranked fifth and eighth respectively.

RASK’S SHUTOUT STREAK ENDS: Tuukka Rask's shutout streak was snapped at 129:14 during the first period of Wednesday's Bruins-Blackhawks matchup with Michal Handzus' goal at 6:48 of the first period, as Rask had not allowed a goal since Patrick Sharp's goal on June 15 during Game 2. Handzus' goal also snapped Rask's home shutout streak at 193:16, which set a new Boston Bruins club record for consecutive home shutout minutes in one playoff year. The previous record was set in 1969 by Gerry Cheevers, whose home shutout minutes totaled 188:551. Rask also broke the record for consecutive home shutout minutes across multiple postseasons. The previous mark was also set by Cheevers, whose 192:18 shutout minutes stretched from the 1968 playoffs into the 1969 postseason.

STANLEY CUP FINAL WIN STREAK SNAPPED: Coming into Game 4, the Bruins had not lost a Stanley Cup Final game on TD Garden ice, as they won all three home games against Vancouver in the 2011 and the first game against Chicago in Boston, putting the streak at four consecutive wins. The Bruins overtime loss in Game 4 against Chicago snapped that streak and also halted Boston’s seven-game winning streak at home in the 2013 postseason.

164 AND COUNTING: Following Wednesday’s home game at the TD Garden, the Bruins have sold out their last 164 home games, including regular season and playoffs. This sellout streak began more than three years ago 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…

UPCOMING GAMES: This week the Bruins will head into the final stretch of games in the fight for the 2013 Stanley Cup. All of this week’s games will begin at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. CT). The B’s will begin the week in Chicago on Saturday, June 22 at the United Center for Game 5. The Black and Gold will return home on Monday, June 24 for Game 6 at the TD Garden. Should the series need to continue to Game 7, that matchup will be played on Wednesday, June 26 in Chicago at the United Center.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE: All of this week’s games will be nationally broadcast on NBC, as well as CBC and RDS. The tandem of Dave Goucher and Bob Beers will handle all radio duties on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Start times for the upcoming games are as follows:

6/22 at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:00 p.m. – NBC, CBC, RDS

6/24 vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 8:00 p.m. – NBC, CBC, RDS

6/26 at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:00 p.m. – NBC, CBC, RDS, if necessary

BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK (TOTW): The Boston media “Tweet of the Week” is in its 23rd week of the 2012-13 season. Last week, Matt Kalman’s win moved him into sole possession of first place on the TOTW leaderboard, but this week Joe Haggerty takes the win with his tweet from Wednesday’s Game 4 against the Blackhawks about Bruins D-man Johnny Boychuk:

@HackswithHaggs: "Nevermind, Boychuk right back out there. Forgot he taught Chuck Norris how to be tough #BruinsTalk"

Here are this week’s honorable mentions, in no particular order:

@MurphysLaw74: "Gregory Campbell addressed the media today and reminded me why I cover the game of hockey and sports in general. Pure class and guts!"

@DJ_Bean: "I think Jaromir Jagr comes back every year just to show that he can still keep the puck from everyone else."

2012-13 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD

@TheBruinsBlog (Matt Kalman, The Bruins Blog), Weeks 5, 9, 11, 19, 22

@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe), Weeks 1, 4, 8, 16

@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, WEEI.com), Week 2, 14, 18, 21

@GlobeKPD: “Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe) Week 12, 13, 20

@HackswithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE.com), Week 6, 15, 23

@JesseNEHJ (Jesse Connolly, New England Hockey Journal), Week 3, 7

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, HockeyBuzz.com), Week 10

@MLoftus_Ledger (Mike Loftus, Quincy Patriot Ledger), Week 17

LAST BRUINS PROSPECT REPORT SENT OUT: Thursday, May 30

PREVIOUS PROSPECT REPORT SUMMARY: The Bruins Communications staff sent out their 14th edition of the Boston Bruins Prospect Report on May 30. It can be viewed online at BostonBruins.com and on the Bruins Media Website. In addition to notes and statistics on all players in the Bruins system, the report features insight on Torey Krug as well as a recap of this years highlights of prospects in the Bruins system.

POSTSEASON B’S JACKET & FAN BANNER TRACKER…

B’S JACKET TALLY: After a Bruins win, the team has begun awarding an Army Rangers jacket to the player who had the best game. The player then wears the jacket in the locker room during the media access period and hangs it in his stall until the team’s next win. After the next win, he will select a different teammate to pass it along to. This customized Army Rangers camouflage jacket, which was given to Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference by an active member of the Rangers, is adorned with a Bruins patch on the right shoulder. "They live by a slogan, ‘Rangers Lead the Way’,“ said Ference. “So I think it's fitting to give this to a player that led the way for us in a game. A lot less important than what they're doing but for us, it's important to have guys step up so they get to wear this for the night.” Here’s the jacket tally thus far:

5/1 vs. TOR, Game 1: David Krejci

5/6 vs. TOR, Game 2: Milan Lucic

5/8 vs. TOR, Game 3: Nathan Horton

5/13 vs. TOR, Game 7: Patrice Bergeron

5/16 vs. NYR, Game 1: Zdeno Chara

5/19 vs. NYR, Game 2: Gregory Campbell

5/21 vs. NYR, Game 3: Daniel Paille

5/25 vs. NYR, Game 5: Tuukka Rask

6/5 vs. PIT, Game 3: Jaromir Jagr

6/7 vs. PIT, Game 4: Adam McQuaid

6/15 vs. CHI, Game 2: Chris Kelly

6/19 vs. CHI, Game 3: Dennis Seidenberg

BRUINS HONORARY FAN BANNER CAPTAINS: The Bruins Fan Banner has been passed around the Loge section of TD Garden before playoff games since the 2009 postseason.  In 2011, Honorary Captains were introduced and have traditionally featured prominent Bruins alumni. This year, the Fan Banner Captains will feature a ‘Boston Strong’ theme with individuals chosen from Boston and the Greater Boston Area who protect and serve our community. Here’s a list of the Fan Banner Captains this far this postseason:

TOR, Game 1: Todd Brown, Sean Tierney, Eric Gahagan and Ariane Thibodeau (Bomb Technicians from the Boston area)

TOR, Game 2: Jeff Bauman (Helped authorities identify the suspects after the Boston Marathon events, despite being injured)

TOR, Game 5: Carlos Arredondo (Came to aid of Jeff Bauman and others injured at the Boston Marathon)

TOR, Game 7: Jarrod Clowery (Bruins fan injured at the Boston Marathon)

NYR, Game 1: Adrianne Haslet-Davis (Despite injury sustained at Boston Marathon, vows to dance and run in the marathon again)

NYR, Game 2: Chris Dumont (Massachusetts State Trooper who came to the rescue of Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue)

NYR, Game 5: JP & Paul Norden (Bruins fans from Stoneham, MA injured at the Boston Marathon)

PIT, Game 3: Richard Donohue (Transit Police Officer who was in a firefight with the Boston Marathon suspects)

PIT, Game 4: William & Patricia Campbell (Bruins fans from Medford, MA, whose daughter Krystle passed away at the Boston Marathon events)

CHI, Game 3, Rob Rogers, Jenn Rogers and Jennifer Lemmerman (Siblings of Sean Collier, who passed away defending the City of Boston)

CHI, Game 4: Marc Fucarile (Bruins fan injured at the Boston Marathon. Marc was the last of 31 patients injured at the Marathon to be released from Massachusetts General Hospital)

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. This will take place at all Boston Bruins home games during the 2012-13 season.

SAVVY’S SUITE: Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard has partnered with the Brain Injury Center at Children’s Hospital Boston, inviting children who suffer from the effects of Brain Trauma, both physically and psychologically, to attend a Bruins home game in his luxury suite. Children and their families receive goodie bags with Bruins memorabilia and a visit from Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Ice Girls. Savard started the program on Thursday, January 12, 2012, and it will continue through the end of the 2013-14 Bruins season.

COMMUNITY TICKET PROGRAM: For the entirety of the Boston Bruins 2012-13 regular season, Bruins Principal and Alternate Governor 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.

BRAD’S BRIGADE IS BACK: The 2012-2013 season marks an exciting new chapter for Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand’s charitable program, “Brad’s Brigade”.  Established in 2010, Marchand’s program invites children from pediatric oncology units across New England to experience a Bruins home game. Children and their families sit in the loge section and are featured on the Garden HDX.  Each family also receives a Brad’s Brigade T-Shirt, a Garden Gold Card and a goodie bag with Bruins memorabilia.  At the conclusion of the game, families are escorted down to ice level where they have the opportunity to meet Marchand and get a photo taken with him.

250K DONATED FOR MARATHON VICTIMS: Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs has donated $100,000 on behalf of the entire Bruins organization and Bruins players to the recently established ‘One Fund Boston’, whose purpose is to raise money to help those families most affected by the events at the Boston Marathon. The TD Garden, NHL and NHLPA have also made a donation in the amount of $50,000 each to show their support, making the combined total of all parties $250,000.

MARCHAND’S RAFFLE TO BENEFIT THE RICHARD FAMILY: Brad Marchand raffled off his own TD Garden suite for the team’s first home playoff game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on May 1, with all proceeds benefitting the Richard family of Dorchester, whose son Martin passed away following the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. The raffle ended on April 29 and generated $207,000.

BEARD-A-THON: Bruins fans are invited to "Grow One for Boston" by growing their own playoff beard in the annual Bruins 'Beard-A-Thon' for the duration of the team's 2013 Stanley Cup playoff run. Beard growers will raise money for the Boston Bruins Foundation to benefit The One Fund Boston. All proceeds from the 2013 Bruins Beard-A-Thon (minus credit card transaction fees that are typically between 1.5-3%) will be donated on behalf of the Boston Bruins Foundation directly to The One Fund Boston. Please visit BostonBruins.com for more information.

AROUND TOWN…

BOSTON BRUINS & FMC ICE SPORTS PRESENT FUNDAMENTALS

WHAT: The Boston Bruins and FMC Ice Sports have teamed up for Bruins FUNdamentals, an eight week course designed to provide beginner skaters with an introduction to ice hockey. The program’s goal is to teach the fundamentals of ice hockey through various drills, personalized instruction, and game simulation to prepare young players for a youth hockey association. All participants receive a Bruins practice jersey.

WHEN: Monday, June 24, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Pirelli Veteran’s Arena, 910 Panther Way, Franklin, MA

BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team

BRUINS FOUNDATION TO HOST ANNUAL HARBOR CRUISE

The Boston Bruins Foundation and Bay State Cruise Lines have partnered to host the annual "Boston Bruins Harbor Cruise" on Wednesday, July 24, to help raise money for the 2013 Boston Bruins Foundation Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Bike Team. Bruins fans will set sail aboard the M/V Provincetown II cruise ship from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The cruise departs from the World Trade Center Pier. While on-board, Bruins fans will be able to experience Boston and its beauty while enjoying dancing and the fun-filled music of Boston's own Classic Yellow. The cruise will also provide fans with the opportunity to interact with Bruins alumni, including the Executive Director of the Boston Bruins Foundation Bob Sweeney and various Boston Bruins alumni.

WHAT: The Boston Bruins Harbor Cruise, proceeds will benefit the 2013 Boston Bruins Foundation Pan-Massachusetts Challenge Bike Team

WHERE: Departs from 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24 from 6:00 p.m. ET – 9:00 p.m. ET

BRUINS ON THE AIRWAVES…

BRUINS CONFIRMED RADIO SPOTS

Johnny Boychuk: 98.5 The Sports Hub, Toucher and Rich at 8:20 a.m. (Call-in day dependent on B’s schedule)

Cam Neely: 98.5 The Sports Hub, Felger and Mazz at 4:20 p.m. on Tuesdays

UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AND MEDIA AVAILABILITY

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

-Schedule is subject to change. Please check the Bruins Media Website for the latest updates

-All times are local

-Practices at the TD Garden are closed to the public. Practices at Ristuccia Arena are open to the public.

Saturday, June 22 (Chicago, IL

-Game 5, Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks, United Center, 8:00 p.m. ET

NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC, CBC, RDS, LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Sunday, June 23 (Chicago IL, Boston, MA)

-Bruins practice/media availability TBD

-Travel to Boston, MA

Monday, June 24 (Boston, MA)

-Game 6, Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks, TD Garden, 8:00 p.m. ET

NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC, CBC, RDS, LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Tuesday, June 25 (Boston, MA)

-Bruins practice/media availability TBD

Wednesday, June 26 (Chicago, IL)

-Game 7 if necessary, Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks, United Center, 8:00 p.m. ET

NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC, CBC, RDS, LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

-Travel to Boston, MA

Thursday, June 27

-TBD

Friday, June 28

-TBD

BRUINS POSTSEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS (as of Friday, June 21)

Goals

T1. D. Krejci, 9

T1. P. Bergeron, 9

2. N. Horton, 7

T3. J. Boychuk, 5

T3. M. Lucic, 5

T4. D. Paille, 4

T4. B. Marchand, 4

T4. T. Krug, 4

Assists

1. D. Krejci, 15

T2. N. Horton, 12

T2. Z. Chara, 12

3. M. Lucic, 11

4. J. Jagr, 10

5. B. Marchand, 9

Points

1. D. Krejci, 24 (9-15)

2. N. Horton, 19 (7-12)

3. M. Lucic, 17 (6-11)

4. P. Bergeron, 15 (9-6)

5. Z. Chara, 14 (2-12)

Plus/Minus

1. N. Horton, +23

2. D. Krejci, +16

3. M. Lucic, +15

4. Z. Chara +10

5. A. McQuaid, +8

Penalty Minutes

1. B. Marchand, 21

2. Z. Chara, 20

3. S. Thornton, 18

4. C. Kelly, 17

T5. M. Lucic, 14

T5. D. Krejci, 14

BRUINS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS

Goals

1. B. Marchand, 18

T2. J. Jagr, 16

T2. T. Seguin, 16

3. N. Horton, 13

T4. D. Paille, 10

T4. P. Bergeron, 10

T4. D. Krejci, 10

T5. Z. Chara, 7

T5. M. Lucic, 7

Assists

1. D. Krejci, 23

2. P. Bergeron, 22

3. M. Lucic, 20

4. J. Jagr, 19

5. B. Marchand, 18

Points

1. B. Marchand, 36 (18-18)

2. J. Jagr, 35 (16-19)

3. D. Krejci, 33 (10-23)

T4. P. Bergeron, 32 (10-22)

T4. T. Seguin, 32 (16-16)

5. M. Lucic, 27 (7-20)

Plus/Minus

1. P. Bergeron, +24

T2. B. Marchand, +23

T2. T. Seguin, +23

3. D. Seidenberg, +18

4. Z. Chara, +14

5. A. Ference, +9

Penalty Minutes

1. M. Lucic, 75

2. Z. Chara, 70

T3. S. Thornton, 60

T3. A. McQuaid, 60

4. G. Campbell, 41

5. A. Ference, 35

NHL Honors and Awards:

-Patrice Bergeron was awarded the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the week of February 25 to March 3.

-Patrice Bergeron named a 2013 Selke Trophy finalist

-Adam McQuaid named a 2013 Masterton Trophy finalist.

-Patrice Bergeron was awarded the King Clancy Trophy on June 14.

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.

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