BRUINS IN THE OLYMPICS: Five Bruins were selected to represent their respective countries in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia – Patrice Bergeron (Canada), Zdeno Chara (Slovakia), Loui Eriksson (Sweden), David Krejci (Czech Republic) and Tuukka Rask (Finland). In the last three Olympic Games, several Bruins players have seen success on the international stage and have brought home medals: Bergeron (Gold, Canada) and TimThomas (Silver, U.S.) in 2010; P. J. Axelsson (Gold, Sweden) in 2006; and Brian Rolston and Bill Guerin (Silver, U.S.) and Sergei Samsonov (Bronze, Russia) in 2002. Jarome Iginla won Gold with Canada in both 2010 and 2002 but was not with the Bruins at that time.
APPROACHING HIS-TOREY: There have been five defensemen in Bruins history to score 10-or-more goals in their rookie season. Ray Bourque holds the club mark with 17 in 1979-80, followed by Greg Hawgood (16, 1988-89), Bobby Orr (13, 1966-67), and Eddie Shore (12, 1926-27). Current rookie Bruin Torey Krug has joined that list with 10 goals so far in the 2013-14 season. Entering the weekend, Krug is tied for fourth among NHL rookies in point production with 23. The blueliner is also first among NHL rookies in power play points (12) and tied for second among NHL rookies in power play goals with four.
FIGHTING TO WIN: This season, the Bruins are 14-8-0 in games in which they have had a fighting penalty. Adam McQuaid leads the team in most fights this season with seven, followed by Shawn Thornton with five and Jarome Iginla with four bouts. Since the 2011-12 season, Boston has compiled a 56-28-3 record in games in which they have been assessed a fighting major.