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Boston Bruins Week Ahead: 10/21-10/27

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

BRUINS PARTNER WITH GIFFORD'S FAMOUS ICE CREAM: The Boston Bruins and Gifford's Famous Ice Cream, of Skowhegan, Maine, have entered into a three-year partnership. A cornerstone of the new partnership is the introduction of a custom new ice cream flavor - called Power Play Fudge - made by Gifford's and dedicated to the Boston Bruins. The new flavor, described as "a crushed chocolate cookie advantage in a shift of golden vanilla ice cream full of fudge-filled chocolate pucks and crossed with a milk-fudge ribbon," was dreamed up by the Gifford's family as a special tribute to their favorite ice hockey team.

Power Play Fudge will be sold at Star Market, Shaw's, Hannaford, Wegman's, and Market Basket stores in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

 

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER PRESENTED BY LAHEY HEALTH: The Boston Bruins will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Lahey Health on Tuesday, October 25 when they take on the Minnesota Wild. Season ticket holders have kindly donated tickets for current pediatric patients, cancer survivors, and individuals who are supporters of those affected by cancer.

Lavender, which represents awareness for all forms of cancer, will be incorporated into the game in several ways. The Bruins coaches, management, as well as NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub broadcasters will all be wearing lavender Hockey Fights Cancer ties. Bruins players will be using lavender stick tape during Thursday's game and will have Hockey Fight Cancer helmet decals throughout the month of October. Boston Bruins employees will also be wearing lavender ribbons.

The Boston Bruins Foundation will be raffling and auctioning off the team signed, warm-up worn purple jerseys both in-game and online following the game. Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.

Tommy Scardina, a 9-year-old boy from Marshfield, MA who was recently diagnosed with NUT Midline Carcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, will be participating in the ceremonial puck drop prior to the game. Tommy is undergoing treatment at Dana Faber and Boston Children's Hospital. The 8-Spoked Salute will honor cancer survivor and Worcester Police Officer Jonathan Daige who served in Iraq in the U.S. Army Reserves. Many cancer survivors will be in attendance, like National Anthem singer Carlie Gonzalez, who was diagnosed with localized Ewing Sarcoma last October.

 

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

  

STAT OF THE WEEK I: Brad Marchand has three goals and six assists for nine points through the Bruins' first four games this season. His nine points through four games are the most by a Bruins player to start the season since Marc Savard posted five goals and four assists in 2008.

 

STAT OF THE WEEK II: Tuukka Rask registered two assists en route to a 4-1 victory over Winnipeg on October 17, becoming the first goalie in Bruins history to record a multi-point game.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "The way he played. I didn't see Milty [Milt Schmidt] play, but I've seen him on video. Heard a lot about it. He wasn't very big - he was talking earlier about smallish players. He wasn't very big, but his heart was this big (gestured with hands) on the ice, and that's how he played. He was great player and he's a wonderful individual. He's a great man and a great friend to all of us." - Bobby Orr on Milt Schmidt prior to their ceremonial puck drop at the Bruins' home opener on Oct. 20 at TD Garden.

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 6): @kluedeke29 (Kirk Luedeke) "David Pastrnak's shot was al dente on ‪#NationalPastaDay- deflects into the cage for his 4th of the season, 2-1 Bruins"

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: @DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, CSNNE.com) My dad is at tonight's game and this finish warms my heart because honestly he probably wasn't tryna stay for a shootout"

@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe): Gifford's Ice Cream @GiffordsMaine debuting its Bruins ice cream today at Warrior. Spoked-Belicious."

 

2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe): Week 1, Week 2

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, hockeybuzz.com): Week 3

@HacksWithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE): Week 4

@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): Week 5

@kluedeke29 (Kirk Luedeke): Week 6

 

UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Saturday, October 22, Bruins vs. Canadiens, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Tuesday, October 25, Bruins vs. Wild, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Wednesday, October 26, Bruins at Rangers, Madison Square Garden, 8 p.m., TV - NBC Sports Network, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

BEHIND THE B: The New England Emmy Award winning series Behind the B has returned for its fourth season. Behind The B, which is narrated by Worcester, MA native Denis Leary, gives fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Bruins players, coaches and front office throughout the 2016-17 season. In this season's latest episode, the B's kick off training camp from the brand new Warrior Ice Arena, Matt Grzelcyk shares a special milestone with his family, and Patrice Bergeron returns home to Quebec City to face the Montreal Canadiens. Watch the previous episode of Behind the B by clicking here.

 

Upcoming Episodes:

Season 4, Episode 3: Wednesday, November 2 at 8 p.m.

Season 4, Episode 4: Wednesday, November 23 at 8 p.m.

 

BRUINS ACADEMY: The New England Emmy Award winning series is a fast-paced, educational, Black & Gold-themed program created for youth who love the game of hockey. One 30-minute episode will air per month on NESN, and the first 11 episodes can be viewed on www.BostonBruins.com. In the most recent episode, Torey Krug gets a pitching lesson, Colin Miller hits the links, Joe Morrow shows off his unique collection and the players share their craziest autograph stories. Watch the previous episode of Bruins Academy here.

 

Upcoming Episodes:

Season 1, Episode 12: Sunday, November 6 at 6 p.m.

 

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Catch the beginning of the Boston Bruins 2016-17 season live at TD Garden. A limited number of loge and balcony seats are now available for the Home Opener on vs. the Devils on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. and other games this season. To purchase visit BostonBruins.com/tickets.

 

7-GAME PLANS: Due to sold out 5-Game and 6-Game Plans, the Boston Bruins have released new 7-Game Plans. Explore these packages today at BostonBruins.com/GamePlans.

 

PICK-A-PLAN: Create the plan that works best for your busy schedule. Pick one game from a lineup that includes Original Six teams and two from a number of other key matchups. If three games aren't enough action for you, you can pick up to eight games. To create your plan visit BostonBruins.com/pickaplan.

 

GROUP TICKETS: Gather your group of ten or more together and take advantage of discounted group pricing - saving you and your group up to $30 per person. To learn more or to purchase your group tickets visit BostonBruins.com/Groups.

 

BRUINS SUITES: Don't miss the excitement of the Bruins season opener. Limited suites are available. Accommodating 18 to 60 fans, suites are the ideal spot to catch the game with a group and feature private amenities including in-suite catering options and more. For additional information, visit BostonBruins.com/suiterentals or call 617-624-1847.

 

LAST MINUTE TICKET ALERTS: Be the first to know when last minute tickets become available! Sign up for free and get a text alert delivered right to your phone on Game Days for discounted ticket offers. Sign up for free today at BostonBruins.com/Pass.  

 

SKATE AND SKI: Bruins fans that love to ski, get the best of both worlds this winter. The Bruins have teamed up with Loon Mountain and 98.5 The Sports Hub to offer you $99 tickets to select games from October through December and receive a complimentary ski ticket pass to Loon Mountain, New England's most accessible mountain. To purchase tickets, visit BostonBruins.com/tickets or the Bruins mobile app. 

 

PROSHOP: Stop by the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden to Gear Up for the Season and shop the best brands including Old Time Hockey and Reebok's Center ice. Largest selection of B's & C's gear. For store hours and additional information visit BostonProShop.com.

        

BOBBY ORR PROSHOP COLLECTION: This season we celebrate Bobby Orr's 50th anniversary of joining the Boston Bruins. Celebrate this Legend with his exclusive collection of hats, jerseys, jackets, and more at the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 at TD Garden. This commemorative apparel is also available online at BostonProShop.com. 

 

BOSTON'S TEAM SINCE 1924: Show your Bruins pride this season with the team's exclusive "Boston's Team Since 1924" t-shirt only available at the ProShop powered by Reebok located on Level 2 at TD Garden. To shop the "Boston's Team Since 1924" gear and view other authentic Bruins gear, visit BostonProShop.com.

 

LITTLE BRUINS LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM: The Little Bruins Learn to Play program presented by Friendly's Restaurants, in partnership with the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players Association, will begin its third season in October. The Little Bruins Learn to Play program is an initiative designed to introduce the game of ice hockey by overcoming affordability barriers that limit involvement at the beginner level in an effort to increase participation in youth hockey and grow the game. Over 1,200 youth players will have the opportunity to participate at one of 24 locations across New England. Each participant will be outfitted with gear from head-to-toe and receive four weeks of on-ice instruction for $100. In addition, each player will get a custom fitting at TSR Hockey. The Little Bruins program has helped to increase hockey participation, and over 60% of the youth hockey players who participated in the Little Bruins program last year subsequently enrolled in organized hockey. The Little Bruins program is open to children ages five to eight. Registration for the program is open on www.BostonBruins.com/littlebruins on a first come, first serve basis.

 

MEIGRAY: Want to bring home a piece of the Bruins? Meigray Group is the Bruins official game-worn jersey source, and the only place to go to get an authenticated game-worn jersey from your favorite Bruins player. Meigray takes Bruins jerseys right off the ice. Every jersey comes with a Bruins Meigray letter of authenticity. Get your game-worn jersey today by visiting Meigray.com.

 

PASS CLINIC: TD Bank and the Boston Bruins have teamed up to bring you PASS, the Partnership to Assist Skaters and Shooters clinic series. Enter your child's youth hockey team for the chance to win a free hockey clinic, a $1,000 grant and tickets to a B's game this season. To enter, visitBostonBruins.com/youthhockey. 

 

BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI GAMES: Saturday, October 29 - The Boston Bruins Alumni will face off against the Gallo All Stars at 1:30 p.m. at the Gallo Ice Arena (231 Sandwich Rd, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532). Tickets are $10 for adults and children. Bob Sweeney, John Carter and Jay Miller along with the rest of the alumni team will take the ice in the game to benefit Cape Cod Canal Hockey. 

 

Sunday, October 30 - The New England Edge will host the Boston Bruins Alumni at 6 p.m. at Conway Arena (5 Stadium Dr. Nashua, NH). Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance and $12 on the day of the game. Former Bruins Andrew Alberts, Ken Linseman and Bruce Crowder will participate in the game along with the rest of the alumni team to benefit New England Edge Hockey.

 

BRUINS ON SOCIAL: If you don't already, be sure to follow the Boston Bruins on all social channels:

Twitter: @NHLBruins

Facebook: Boston Bruins

Snapchat: bruinsnhl

Instagram: nhlbruins

 

UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE & MEDIA AVAILABILITY

-(Warrior Ice Arena, 90 Guest Street, Brighton, MA, 02135)

-All times are local to where the practice or game is taking place

-Practices at Warrior Ice Arena are open to the public

-Schedule is subject to change

 

Saturday, October 22 (Boston, MA)

-Pregame Skate, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)

-Game vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)

 

Sunday, October 23

-TBD

 

Monday, October 24 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10:30 a.m.

 

Tuesday, October 25 (Boston, MA)

-Pregame skate, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)

-Game vs. Minnesota Wild, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)

 

Wednesday, October 26 (Madison Square Garden, New York, NY)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game at New York Rangers, 8 p.m.

 

Thursday, October 27 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

 

Friday, October 28 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10:30 a.m.

 

Saturday, October 29 (Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI)

-Pregame Skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game at Detroit Red Wings, 7 p.m.

 

2016-17 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS


Goals
1. D. Pastrnak, 4

2. B. Marchand, 3

3. D. Backes, 2

T-4. 4 others tied at, 1


Assists
1. B. Marchand, 6

2. D. Pastrnak, 3
3. J. Liles, 2

T-4. 8 others tied at, 1


Points
1. B. Marchand, 9

2. D. Pastrnak, 7

3. D. Backes, 3

4. 3 players tied at, 2
 

Plus/Minus
T-1. B. Marchand, 9

T-1. D. Pastrnak, 9

T-3. D. Backes, 7

T-3. B. Carlo, 7

5. Z. Chara, 6


Penalty Minutes

T-1. D. Backes, 9

T-1. Z. Chara, 9

3. B. Marchand, 6

T-4. 7 others tied at, 2
 

NHL Leaders

-Brad Marchand is tied for the NHL lead in points (9) and tied for the NHL lead in assists (6)

-David Pastrnak is tied for second in the NHL in goals (4) and tied for third in the NHL in points (7)

-David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand are tied for the league lead in plus/minus (+9)

-David Backes and Brandon Carlo are tied for third in the NHL in plus/minus (+7)

 

2016-17 Milestones

 

NHL Debuts:

10/13 @ CBJ: Brandon Carlo

10/13 @ CBJ: Austin Czarnik

10/13 @ CBJ: Danton Heinen

10/13 @ CBJ: Rob O'Gara

 

First NHL Goal:

10/17 @ WPG: Brandon Carlo

 

First NHL Assist:

10/13 @ CBJ: Brandon Carlo

 

100th NHL Game:

10/17 @ WPG: David Pastrnak

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