Bruins “Serve Up” Pucks & Paddles Event

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

The Boston Bruins “served up” quite the successful charity event in mid-January to kick-start what will undoubtedly be another milestone year of community service and fundraising in 2020.

The third annual Pucks & Paddles event to benefit the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center raised $125,000 after all was said and done, with B’s players partnering up with fans, broadcasters and community members for a competitive single-elimination table tennis (aka ping pong) tournament.

Patrice Bergeron “captained” the always entertaining event with 98.5 The Sports Hub co-sponsoring all the fundraising fun and festivities. Here’s the description from the official Pucks & Paddles page:

“Fans [had] the opportunity to bid for their chance to play ping pong with their favorite Bruins player. The tournament commenced with two select players playing ping pong against two patients from Floating Hospital for Children, followed by a single elimination tournament featuring the players, on air talent and bidders. The rounds advanced to a championship game featuring the final two teams, with a winning tandem being crowned the ping pong fest champions. In addition, the four best Bruins ping pong players participated in a separate informal singles competition to demonstrate their talents to the crowd.”

Bruins prospect Anton Blidh and his partner were crowned “the champions of the event” according to the B’s website, where more than a dozen friendly photos of ping pong prowess and table tennis tenacity are on display.

If you’re wondering how that “whopping $125,000” will benefit local children and families, look no further than this description from the Boston Bruins Foundation:

“Patients from Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center are invited to participate in the tournament and proceeds raised from the annual event benefit the hospital and the Boston Bruins Foundation. In 2019, Pucks and Paddles raised a grand total of $120,000. Portions of the money raised goes toward providing extraordinary care and exceptional comfort when families need it most. Floating Hospital for Children knows that helping kids requires cutting-edge research, state of the art facilities, and caregivers who treat all children as if they are their own.”

As expected, the event was a “hit” for area families, fans and local businesses — all benefiting from the B’s consistent commitment to community that will continue to resonate… from pucks to paddles!

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Motherly Love Just What Bruins Needed

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

Motherly love. That’s exactly what the Bruins needed heading into Nashville and then [back to] Boston for a two-game stretch that will hopefully serve as a 2020 “turning point” in their season.

Then again, hindsight is also 20/20. But any B’s observer could plainly see why the Black N’ Gold brought their A-games the past two games: MOM was watching.

From Tuukka Rask’s mom high-fiving her suitemates in the Music City to Brad Marchand’s mom pinching his cheeks postgame to Jake DeBrusk’s mom shedding a tear after his multiple goals to David Pastrnak’s mom celebrating his impressive hat trick…

… it was a good time to show love and support to their sons — not to mention the sons of Shore, Orr & Causeway galore!

 

As Mrs. DeBrusk shared to the NESN cameras following her son’s stellar two-goal soiree against the Winnipeg Jets… “they were really sick for the record… just for the record. He was really sick (‘It’s OK, Mom’). So, don’t be too hard on him!” If that isn’t the epitome of Momspeak, I don’t know what is, LOL!

 

But just as jumpin’ Jake (to alliteratively tease his goal-scoring celly) alluded to, it’s amazing to have “the Moms” around. And if the B’s keep playing like they have been, then I think we’ll all agree with the team’s official twitter account:

The moms can stay, indeed! Truly, there’s nothing like home cookin’ when Mom’s around.

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Bruins Leadership A Big “Plus”

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

When it comes to the B’s best plus players… well, there are certainly not many minuses in their game. Literally now as much as figuratively.

As the Boston Bruins official @NHLBruins Twitter account shared ahead of the B’s big shutout victory on the road over the Buffalo Sabres, a triumvirate of Black N’ Gold leaders and all-stars are wrapping up quite the DECADE of positive play.

Captain Zdeno Chara, Alternate Captain (but we all know it’s “Co-Captain”) Patrice Bergeron and often “A”-wearer Brad Marchand are the NHL’s top three performers in plus/minus since January 1st, 2010. Talk about bringing your “A-Game” every game and for the past ten years!

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Marchand is atop the list at a staggering +215. Chara is up next at +207. And Bergeron rounds out the heralded “top three” at +201.

However, after all three of them boosted their stats during teammate Jaroslav Halak’s impressive 3-0 shutout — the 50th of his career — those all-important plus/minus numbers have now jumped!

Marchy moved up to +217, Big Z jumped to +208 and Bergy added two more pluses (I mean, doesn’t he have an endless supply of pluses to his game already?) to get to +203. And with two more games to go before the decade ends — against the Sabres and Devils, respectively — you can bet those numbers will improve even more before the team rings in 2020.

As a reminder, here’s how the NHL defines plus/minus:

A player is awarded a “plus” each time he is on the ice when his Club scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal. He receives a “minus” if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthanded goal scored by the opposing Club. The difference in these numbers is considered the player’s “plus-minus” statistic.

And statistically speaking, you’d be hard-pressed to find another trio of modern-day hockey talent that have positively produced like Marchand, Chara and Bergeron.

Image result for bruins marchand bergeron chara(Photo Credit: NHL.com)

You know how to cap off such an impressive accomplishment in the New Year? Bring home one more Stanley Cup to Boston (and ideally in Boston this time…we’ve had enough of these other teams celebrating on TD Garden ice) while all three are still together!

Now, wouldn’t that be a plus?

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Chara & Bergeron: A “Gift” To The Bruins!

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

On this Merry Christmas day, the Boston Bruins–and their festive fans–have been gifted yet another awesome accolade thanks to their two star players: Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron.

That’s right, “Big Z” and “Bergy” have BOTH cracked the 10 BEST Players of the Decade ranking according to the NHL on NBC’s Pro Hockey Talk crew. Bergeron comes in at No. 4 on the list with Chara rounding out the “top ten” in the tenth spot.

But, numerically speaking, if you ask No. 37 about his Captain’s true ranking, especially when it comes to this Original Six franchise, then all you’ll hear about is Number One.

“[He’s] A Blessing,” Bergeron told the NHLPA in a retrospective article on the B’s signing Chara during his formative years in Boston.

“I think he’s a great leader because of the way he plays with so much passion and energy, and also in the way he prepares himself off the ice for each game,” praised Bergeron.

“You just feed off that and follow that lead. As a teammate, he’s a great one to have. You see the intense side of him on the ice, but off the ice, he’s a genuine person, someone who wants to help out and wants to be there for the guys and teach the younger guys.”

That’s a top player at the top of his game, indeed! Speaking of “the tops” (as the late great Mel Torme would’ve sang about these two Boston legends)… Chara and Bergeron also helped raise more than $2,300 for the Boston Bruins Foundation Festival of Trees auction this Christmas week.

It’s an annual event — with proceeds benefiting area charities and non-profts — that a very generous David Backes helped spearhead this season alongside his venerable veteran leaders (FWIW: Backes’ tree went for $750, Chara’s $900 and Bergeron’s a whopping $1,400)!

In fact, the holiday auction has become so popular that other area organizations are using its “model” to benefit causes near and dear to them. My personal favorite of the season: this picture-perfect puck tree from the McAnanama Family of Agawam:

And while we’re on the subject of personal favorites (to come full circle like Santa’s train underneath the tree), it’s an excitedly obvious choice that Chara and Bergeron are also at the top of that list for Bruins fans, writers, bloggers, employees, teammates, management… you name it.

You know who else is a fan? Santa Claus himself! So, cheers to Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara this Christmas season — and throughout the rest of the NHL season.

Because they’re truly the gift that keeps on giving to the Boston Bruins!

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It’s The Holiday Season… And The Bruins Aren’t Merry & Bright!

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

Whether it’s The Twelve Days of Christmas ORR The Eight Crazy Nights of Hanukkah ORR even the Festivus Feats of Strength…the Boston Bruins aren’t giving us a lot to be merry and bright about this holiday season–on the ice that is (unless of course we’re Airing Our Grievances ala Tuukka Rask).

There’s no discounting the team’s steadfast community support around the giving season, as this Black N’ Gold blogger has documented time and time again.

But, having only one regulation win over the past nine-game time-span — the majority of which has been played at home surrounded by festive fans yearning for yuletide celebrations — well, that constitutes a Grinch-like showing at the very least for Boston.

And “the very least” is exactly what we’ve been gifted since the beginning of December, as the Bruins have been woefully short on every aspect of winning hockey that the team so strongly adhered to in October and November.

Specifically, the inability to protect or extend leads; no clutch goal-scoring; no timely goaltending; and dumbfounded coaching decisions at the end of games and into OT (nevermind the embarrassment that’s called the shootout where the B’s are winless going on almost a year now).

Yet, somehow, someway, the Bruins still have a nine point lead over Toronto in the Atlantic Division. I guess OT losses are better than getting blown out, right? Well, that’s the type of thinking akin to the kid who didn’t get what he wanted under the tree or by the Menorah but was happy that he or she at least got something.

Basically, B’s fans have become the “Ralphie” of holiday hockey supporters — grateful for what they’ve got, but not truly satisfied because what they really want may be slipping through their fingertips (and could shoot their eye out).

Then again, we’ll take ANY shot the B’s want to give us since it’s something they don’t do enough of these days, especially in MUST SCORE situations:

It’s a message that should be emboldened on any and every gift a B’s player receives between now and the New Year — even if it’s “coal” as Brad Marchand hopes to get Torey Krug. What do us Bruins fans hope to get from our favorite team and players?

A WINNING STREAK. Starting Christmas Eve Eve / Hanukkah Night Two / or my favorite holiday of all time: Happy Festivus… for the Rest of Us!

Now, where’s Tuukka Rask hiding the pole?

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Bruins Reunite With Tim Thomas In D.C.

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

Tim Thomas, the Boston Bruins and the District of Columbia sure do have some history — ceremonial puck drops aside.

Almost a decade after the former B’s goaltender refused a visit to the nation’s capital and did not attend the White House with his Cup-winning teammates, “TT” was front and center — on center ice fittingly — in the sanctimonious city that never sat well with him.

“Well, I definitely did not expect to see this tonight.” No one did, Pete. And you know what? Good for Thomas. Standing between B’s Captain Zdeno Chara and one-time Bruin Brian Gionta, Timmy two-pads looked sharp in his grey blazer and blue button down. At the game to be honored alongside his fellow 2019 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductees, Thomas was, perhaps for the first time in his own hockey history, all smiles in D.C.

Smirks count too. And sure, he left many a B’s fan and former player smirking a bit after the aforementioned unvitation, to use a Seinfeld reference. But, the official #NHLBruins Twitter account truly referenced it right (that’s right as in “correct,” not politically conservative for those keeping TT tabs): he’s a Boston legend.

I don’t think you’ll find one Bruins fan on the planet — or hockey fan for that matter — who honestly believes the B’s would have won the 2011 Stanley Cup without Thomas’ in-net heroics. To wit (apologies to Mr. Gionta who on this night was a fan of Tim Thomas but in the first five saves of the video below, a mortal enemy):

 

Yet, for all the player praise we heaped on the Vezina, Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup-winning Thomas after his historic 2011 playoff run, it was his mercurial off the ice political issues shortly thereafter, not to mention his Houdini-esque disappearing act from all of hockey…

…that really seemed to bother supporters of the Black N’ Gold. You know who it didn’t bother? Tim Thomas (as quoted below in the Boston Herald ahead of the Bruins versus Capitals NHLonNBC Sports “Wednesday Night Hockey” affair):

“I live in a totally different world than the hockey world that I lived in before… I live a long ways away from Boston, and it’s not that fun for me to travel anymore. It isn’t anything to do with the Boston Bruins or the Boston fans, especially. My goodness, they loved the crap out of me when I was there to the point where it was hard to handle.”

It’s too bad the B’s always find the Caps too “hard to handle,” especially at home in Washington, D.C. — a place Tim Thomas will never be at home in no matter the audience or accolade.

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Bruins Players Make Holidays Happy For Area Children

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

The Boston Bruins always make the holidays happy when area kids in need are hoping for a happy holiday.

Each year, the team heads to a local Walmart (this time in Saugus, MA) and stocks up –Santa-style– on tons and tons of toys for good girls and boys being treated at children’s hospitals across the community. This year, players hope to reach 600 kids when they deliver the gifts just before Christmas.

Quoted from WHDH:

“This is probably the thing we look forward to the most throughout the year.” — Brad Marchand.

“Finding that time a few weeks before Christmas to get some toys for the kids, you know, I think obviously if a child or anybody has to spend the holidays in the hospital, it’s tough.” — Tuukka Rask

“It will make us feel good but even better when we hand out those toys and gifts to the children and families who probably won’t be able to be home for Christmas.” — Zdeno Chara

This annual tradition holds a very special place in most of the B’s hearts but also serves as a steadfast reminder as to how they celebrate the spirit of the giving season.

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The 2019 Holiday Toy Drive marks the 10th time B’s “Co-Captain” Patrice Bergeron has spearheaded the popularly positive event. He took the reigns from former Black N’ Gold Hall-of-Famer Ray Bourque.

It’s hard for other players not to take part when such history and personality are “B”-hind it, especially the younger stars.

Quoted from NESN:

“The toy it says 4+ but I’d love it now and I’m 23 so I’m getting it [for a kid like me]. Now moving on for a couple more gifts.” — David Pastrnak

“I think this is probably one of my favorite things that we do. Obviously the Bruins Foundation and the organization does a great job of involving us in the community and this one is just awesome.” — Charlie McAvoy

“For us just to pick out, you know, some fun things that children will eventually get to open on Christmas and to have some fun with that… it’s a thrill.” — Torey Krug

 

Of course, the toy drive doesn’t come without toying around with your fellow generous teammates, as Torey Krug proved in the video clip above. He said he’d like to get B’s forward Brad Marchand a “step stool” for Christmas to help him reach things in the cupboards.

Marchy defensively fired back at the defenseman that he’s not even worth the coal in his stocking this year. Krug’s getting a “whole lotta nothing” this holiday season, he quipped.

While those two have always been on each other’s naughty lists, thankfully hundreds of kids who can’t make it home for the holidays made the B’s nice one. And that’s a surefire way to make this festive time of the year even brighter for those who shine the brightest –the children.

“We just try to do whatever we can to help and kind of cheer them up,” as Tuukka Rask told 7 News in Boston. “It’s a great tradition.”

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Bruins Nearly A “Third” Of The Way Home!

 

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

The Boston Bruins have been CARVING UP the competition this year. The team is tops in the Atlantic. Tops in the East. Tops in the league! As we recently shared here on the Black N’ Gold blog, they’re also tops in the community:

It’s a lot to be thankful for, indeed! Speaking of giving thanks, the Thanksgiving holiday is often looked at as a marker on the schedule. If a team is inside the playoff bubble come Turkey Day in the U.S., there’s a good chance they’ll make a realistic run for the NHL’s second season come the New Year.

And with the NHL Thanksgiving Showdown now putting national audience attention on how top teams are performing nearly a third of the way into the season, the B’s will fittingly be debuting their third jerseys to close out November at home at TD Garden against the Rangers.

The buzz “B”-hind this new alternate jersey was initially mixed, with social media calling up similar designs for the B’s 2019 Winter Classic jersey and the team’s 75th NHL Anniversary jersey worn back in 1992-93 (of which I have an Andy Moog home ice gem). However, as more and more posts, pics and clips showcased the historical reverence of the design combined with modern-day jersey mesh and tech, the overall look and feel of this sweet sweater got a boost in popularity — especially with “models” like this:

I, for one, find the simplicity of the logo to be its strong point — not to mention the eye-popping color and size of the big block “B” crest at its center. Truly, if anything should be front and center on a third jersey, it’s the letter/logo that best symbolizes the history and familiarity of the team.

Speaking of history, the new third jersey design is inspired by two of the franchise’s earliest logos and looks. Between 1930-1936, Boston featured the “block B” on every jersey — first in black and then in brown. I featured these in my Best Bruins Logos article right here on the BN’G blog last year. The first time it appeared in gold in big block lettering was in the late ’40s / early ’50s, as our friends at SportsLogos showcased in a retrospective picture collage below:

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Add in the fun fact that the B’s will debut this all black (n’ gold) jersey on Black Friday, and of course have it on sale for all the holiday shoppers, and what you have is the perfect recipe for a fulFILLing day of fanfare and fun.

The B’s are confidently on pace to make history this season. Now that they’ll be wearing a part of history as well, I’m liking the look of things to come… first, second, even THIRD time’s around!

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Bruins, Chara Deserving Of Our Thanks!

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

The Boston Bruins, and in turn the city of Boston, have a lot to be thankful for this NHL season and this current holiday season. And the man at the center of it all, truly captaining the ship both on the ice and in the community, is “Big Z” himself — Zdeno Chara.

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One thing even bigger than Chara the player… is Chara the person. Only hours after scoring the game-winning goal against the Ottawa Senators on the road, the B’s Captain headed home to Boston to partake in the team’s annual tradition of donating pies to people and causes in the community who are in need this time of year.

As the Boston Bruins official press release noted, Chara made stops at the New England Center and Home for Veterans, St. Francis House, Pine Street Inn, and the Haley House.

The Boston Bruins announced… that Zdeno Chara will continue the Bruins’ annual tradition of donating 400 pies purchased from Mike’s Pastry in the North End for Thanksgiving and delivering them to local organizations on Thursday, November 28.

The only treat sweeter than this? Chara’s play of late. He’s led the B’s on a five-game winning streak and a nine-game point streak — all ahead of the appetizing and hopefully fulfilling NHL Thanksgiving Showdown on Friday WEAR the B’s will debut their new third jerseys (keep an eye out for an upcoming Black N’ Gold preview piece on this fashionable update to a classic Bruins design).

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Last year, the Boston Bruins Foundation joined in on the Thanksgiving Day donations with a benefit for the Boston Children’s Patient and Family Holiday Support Program. It helps families struggling with food insecurity over the holidays. Chara’s involvement led to more than $3,500 in Turkey Day donations — something “Big Z” said helped make a big difference in the lives of those less fortunate:

“It feels good… You know, it’s very important for me to help others. At this time of the year it’s obviously giving season and I’m just very glad that we can… change their Thanksgiving (for the better).” — Zdeno Chara, November 2018

 

Something that he hopes doesn’t change for Thanksgiving (or for the rest of the year/season for that matter) — the B’s current gameplay. Boasting the best record in not only the Atlantic Division but also the entire league (16Ws – 3Ls – 5OTs = 37 Points), his Bruins are on a streak hotter than a turkey-cooking oven!

Like I said, there’s a lot to be grateful for and thankful of in Boston these days. And Zdeno Chara represents ALL of it — from the game-winning goals to the game-changing volunteerism. Who wants seconds?

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, Boston Bruins Fans!

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Milestone Night for Bruins’ Marchand

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By: Evan Michael | Follow me on Twitter @00EvanMichael

Seven hundred NHL games under his Black N’ Gold belt, the Bruins’ Brad Marchand was asked on Hockey Hall of Fame Night in Toronto a pretty on the nose postgame question after helping his team snap a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs: You ever think you might be in the HHOF?

The man once known as the Nose Face Killah had a telling response: “No, No I don’t… To be honest, I don’t really think about it.”

Well, there’s many people thinking about it now. Because 700 wasn’t the only numerical accolade highlighted on Marchand’s milestone night north of the border (and earlier this week). To wit:

Speaking of highlights, the right-off-the-faceoff third period tally that gave the B’s an all-important 2-1 lead (and subsequently set “Marchy” up for the above historic record) just 11 seconds into the final frame was both indicative and illustrative of No. 63’s top-notch talent and work ethic.

Go strong to the net with speed and skill then truly put the stick to stick-to-itiveness — that’s a Brad Marchand specialty order. Thankfully for the B’s, he had one more order up his sleeve. And that proved pivotal (and point-ful) in that it became the game-winning goal later in the third. In fact, it was almost the same recipe for success: a strong shot on net, a dogged perseverance to get the rebound, then a deft finishing touch!

Like him or not, Marchand is quickly (if not so quietly) becoming one of the best players in the league this year. But, that’s not surprising for an all-star who consistently puts up big points season after season. What else is not surprising? How no matter the stage, he always finds a way to stick his nose out after a powerful performance.

Seven hundred games into his salty and successful NHL career, there’s one thing for sure about Brad Marchand. He’s not changing how he plays or who he is. And that’s definitely deserving of a few honors, be it in Boston or Toronto, right now… and perhaps even (hall of) famously later.

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