After each win, the previous recipient of the Jacket passes it on to the next person they deem to be the player of the game. This is how it has gone so far:
- Game 1 vs Toronto, 4-1 win: David Krejci
- Game 3 vs Toronto, 5-2 win: Milan Lucic
- Game 4 vs Toronto, 4-3 OT win: Nathan Horton
- Game 7 vs Toronto, 5-4 OT win: Patrice Bergeron
- Game 1 vs NYR, 3-2 OT win: Zdeno Chara
- Game 2 vs NYR, 5-2 win: Gregory Campbell
- Game 3 vs NYR, 2-1 win: Daniel Paille
- Game 5 vs NYR, 3-1 win: Tuukka Rask
- Game 1 vs Pittsburgh, 3-0 win: David Krejci
- Game 2 vs Pittsburgh, 6-1 win: Jaromir Jagr
- Game 3 vs Pittsburgh, 2-1 double OT win: Patrice Bergeron
- Game 4 vs Pittsburgh, 1-0 win: Adam McQuaid
Game 1 vs Toronto, 4-1 win: David Krejci
Krejci had a goal and two assists. He had 19:03 of ice time, was a +2, and was 8-for-16 (50%) in the faceoff circle, including 2-for-2 in the defensive zone and 4-for-7 in the offensive zone.
Game 3 @ Toronto, 5-2 win: Milan Lucic.
Lucic had 3 points (all assists), was a +3, and had 5 shots. He had 3 hits in 14:05 time on ice.
Game 4 @ Toronto, 4-3 OT win: Nathan Horton.
Game 7 vs Toronto, 5-4 OT win: Patrice Bergeron.
Game 1 vs NYR, 3-2 win: Zdeno Chara.
Game 2 vs NYR, 5-2 win: Gregory Campbell.
Game 3 @ NYR, 2-1 win: Daniel Paille.
Game 5 vs NYR, 3-1 win: Tuukka Rask.
Game 1 @ Pittsburgh, 3-0 win: David Krejci.
Game 2 @ Pittsburgh, 6-1 win: Jaromir Jagr.
Game 3 vs Pittsburgh, 2-1 2OT win: Patrice Bergeron.
Game 4 vs Pittsburgh 1-0 win: Adam McQuaid.
About the Jacket
"Yeah, it's something that we wanted to bring back. Something that we always try to do is give off a team award to the guy that the player that got it last game feels had a strong game," said Lucic, of his pride in wearing the jacket postgame. "We went back with the jacket because it worked for us last time, and it's nice to get it." (source)The Jacket is personally special for Boston, and not just because it has the Bruins logo sewed on it. It came from Lucas Carr, who ran this year's Boston Marathon for the Bruins Foundation:
[The jacket is] the same one Lucas Carr had on when he finished this year's Boston Marathon about 2 minutes before the bombs went off at the finish line, the one Carr was still wearing when he headed back down Boylston Street to help those injured in the explosions.
The bond between the team and the [Army Ranger] unit began in 2011, when Ference wore an Army Rangers T-shirt during Boston's Stanley Cup run. The soldiers sent back a picture of them waving a Bruins banner in Afghanistan.
"It's about the man beside you...It is about the man beside you when you're skating a wing. They showed that in that comeback the other night [versus Toronto]. "It's amazing what you can accomplish for a team." (source)Ference explained:
"They live by a slogan, 'Rangers Lead the Way'," Andrew Ference had explained about the jacket, after it has been given out for the first time, to David Krejci, following the Bruins' Game 1 win at TD Garden. "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 [the Rangers] are doing, but for us, it's important to have guys step up. So they get to wear this for the night." (source)Who will Adam McQuaid pass it to tonight after the OT win? Paille? Tuukka? Or go with someone who hasn't gotten it yet? Let's hope it's passed out at least four more times!