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Boston Bruins Week Ahead 11/16 - 11/23

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Bruins Wrap Up 9-game Northeast Division Run

This week, the Bruins conclude their 9-game, three-week run in which they only played their four Northeast Division rivals.  Saturday's game at Montreal is game eight of this stretch, with the B's holding a 3-2-2 record.  The ninth game will be played at Toronto on November 20.

Date/Opponent/Result
11.01/BUF/ 4-3 W
11.03/@OTT/ 2-3 L
11.04/OTT/ 1-2 O
11.07/@BUF/ 1-2 O
11.08/MTL/ 1-2 L
11.10/BUF/ 2-1 W
11.15/TOR/ 5-2 W
11.17/@MTL/ 7:00 p.m. ET
11/20/@TOR/ 7:00 p.m. ET

Northeast Division Standing as of 11/16
Rank/Team/Record

1.    Ottawa/ 15-2-0
2.    Montreal/ 10-4-3
3.    BOSTON/ 9-6-2
4.    Toronto/ 7-8-5
5.    Buffalo/ 6-10-1

Home Sweet Home
With the victory over Toronto on Thursday night, the Bruins improved their home record to 6-2-1.

Hit the Road
Beginning with Saturday's tilt against Montreal, the Bruins will play 11 of their next 13 games away from home.  The only two home games during this period are on November 23 against the New York Islanders and on Thursday, December 6 against Montreal.

Upcoming Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Saturday, November 17 (Montreal, Canada)
-    Pregame skate at Bell Centre, 11:30 a.m. ET - 12:30 p.m. ET
-    Game at Montreal Canadiens, 7:00 p.m. ET (TV: NESN, RADIO: WBZ 1030)
Sunday, November 18 (Wilmington, MA)
-    10:30 a.m. ET - 11:30 p.m. ET, practice at Ristuccia Arena
Monday, November 19 (Wilmington, MA)
-    11:30 a.m. ET - 12:30 p.m. ET, practice at Ristuccia Arena
-    Travel to Toronto
Tuesday, November 20 (Toronto, Canada)
-    Pregame skate at Air Canada Centre, 11:30 a.m. ET - 12:30 p.m. ET
-    Game at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 p.m. ET (TV: Versus, RADIO: WBZ 1030)
Wednesday, November 21 (Wilmington, MA)
-    11:30 a.m. ET - 12:30 p.m. ET, practice at Ristuccia Arena
Thursday, November 22 (Boston, MA)
-    10:00 a.m. ET - 11:00 a.m. ET, practice at TD Banknorth Garden
Friday, November 23 (Boston, MA)
-    Pregame skate TBD
-    Game vs. New York Islanders, 12:00 p.m. ET (TV: NESN, RADIO: WBZ 1030)
-    Travel to New York
Saturday, November 24 (Uniondale, New York)
-    11:30 a.m. ET â   12:30 p.m. ET, pregame skate at Nassau Coliseum
-    7:00 p.m. ET, Game at New York Islanders (TV: NESN, RADIO WBZ 1030)
-    Travel to Philadelphia

B's Points Leaders as of 11/09
Ran/Player      Goals/Assts/Pts

1. M. Savard        4/13/17
2. M. Sturm        8/5/13
3. P. Kessel        6/5/11
t4. C. Kobasew    7/2/9
t4. P. Schaefer        3/6/9

On This Week's "Buzz"!
Check out "The Buzz" on Saturday for the latest Bruins news, on and off the ice.  This week's lineup includes profiles on prospect Martins Karsums and Bruins winger Peter Schaefer, a recap of the Cam Neely and Ray Bourque wine tasting fundraiser and a feature on what the Bruins are grateful for this Thanksgiving season.  "The Buzz" airs at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17.

Text In Your Questions
NESN encourages fans to text their questions on gamedays to NESN at 83733 to have them answered live by NESN analyst Andy Brickley during the game or by Bruins coaches and players during intermissions and postgame interviews.

Around Town With the B's
11.20.07: Boston Bruins' wives Julie Schaefer, Jenny Bochenski and Melissa Thomas will be volunteering at the 12th Annual Garden Neighborhood Charities Table of Friends event at the TD Banknorth Garden from 1-3pm. The event serves a hot and hearty Thanksgiving dinner to over 700 of Boston's homeless men and women from various local shelters.

11.21.07: The Boston Bruins and Bay State Hockey present "Skate with the Bruins" at local ice rinks. Boston Bruins players Phil Kessel, Milan Lucic, Marc Savard and Mark Stuart will be at local rinks to host an open skate session, meet with fans and sign autographs.  Each skate session is free to the public and open to the first 200 people.  Lucic and Stuart will be at the Allied Veterans Skating Rink in Everett, MA from 6:00-6:50 p.m. Kessel and Savard will be at the Aleixo Arena in Taunton, MA from 6:00-6:50 p.m. Log on to www.baystatehockey.com to register today!

11.23.07:  The first 5,000 fans in attendance for the Bruins vs. NY Islanders 12:00 p.m. matinee will receive a Boston Bruins / TD Banknorth Poster.

11.24.07: The Boston Bruins Hummer and Blades will participate in the Holiday Parade in Malden at 10:00 a.m.  The parade will begin at the Salemwood School, 529 Salem Street, proceed up Salem Street and end at the corner of Salem, Ferry and Main Streets.

Media and Fan Information Line
Call 617.624.1910 for the latest updates to the Bruins practice schedule. 
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