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Boston Bruins Week Ahead: 11/11-11/17

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BRAD MARCHAND AND DAVID BACKES JERSEY RAFFLE: On Thursday, November 10, the Boston Bruins wore customized Military Appreciation Day camouflaged jerseys during the pregame skate before their 5-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Two lucky winners will have the opportunity to win Brad Marchand and David Backes' autographed jerseys. Proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation.

Tickets cost $5 and will be available for purchase through November 18 at www.bruinsraffles.org.

 

MORNING SKATES AT WARRIOR ICE ARENA: On game days this season, the Bruins' morning skates will be held at Warrior Ice Arena (90 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135). Pregame media availability for Head Coach Claude Julien and players will also be held at Warrior Ice Arena. There will be no additional pregame media availability at TD Garden. Please contact a member of the Bruins Communications Staff for schedule updates throughout the year.

 

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

  

STAT OF THE WEEK I: The Bruins have eight rookies (Noel Acciari, Brandon Carlo, Austin Czarnik, Danton Heinen, Sean Kuraly, Zane McIntyre, Rob O'Gara, Malcolm Subban ) that have skated in a game this season - the most in the NHL (Arizona, Toronto - 7)

 

STAT OF THE WEEK II: Top defense pairing Zdeno Chara (+10) and Brandon Carlo (+10) have a combined plus-20 rating this season.

 

STAT OF THE WEEK III: Rookie defenseman Brandon Carlo leads all rookies in time on ice per game (22:26). Toronto defenseman Nikita Zaitsev (21:53) and Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski (21:42) rank second and third respectively and are the only other rookies to average more than 20:00 TOI/G.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Another number, another number. So I move on from those. It's great. I always say it's something I guess I can cherish down the road, but right now I just have to keep plugging away." - Claude Julien on winning his 400th game as an NHL head coach

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 9): @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): "Maintenance day for the Columbus cannon. Completely fried."

HONORABLE MENTIONS: @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): "A 5-1 beatdown and not a single raised temper. Proof America is coming together."

@Matt Kalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): "I can't see the ‪#Bruins. They're all in camouflage."

@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): "Varsity snipe by David Pastrnak. The only kind that could beat Carey Price."

 

2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

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

@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): Week 5, Week 8, Week 9

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

@HacksWithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE): Week 4

@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, CSNNE.com): Week 6

@DaleEArnold (Dale Arnold, NESN): Week 7

 

UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Saturday, November 12, Bruins at Coyotes, Gila River Arena, 8 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Sunday, November 13, Bruins at Avalanche, Pepsi Center, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Thursday, November 17, Bruins at Wild, Xcel Energy Center, 8 p.m., TV - NESN, 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, new faces help the B's get two road wins, Jimmy Hayes fights cancer in style, and Brad Marchand and company spread Halloween spirit at Boston Children's Hospital. Watch the latest episode by clicking here.

Upcoming Episodes:

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 12 episodes can be viewed on www.BostonBruins.com and on the Bruins mobile app. In the previous episode, The B's get their own ice cream flavor, players pose with puppies for a calendar shoot, and the guys debate which teammate has the best flow. Watch the previous episode of Bruins Academy here.

 

3-GAME PLAN PACKAGES: With Games starting on New Years Eve, Game Plans are the perfect gift this season. As Boston's winter starts to take hold, you can look forward to the high-energy excitement of Bruins hockey at TD Garden. 

 

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.

 

UPCOMING GAMES: Catch the upcoming Boston Bruins 2016-17 homes games live at TD Garden. A limited number of loge and balcony seats are now available to watch the Bruins take on the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, November 19 at 7 p.m. as well as other games this season. To purchase visit BostonBruins.com/tickets.

 

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.

 

SKATE & SKI: Bruins fans who 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 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/SkateandSki. 

 

CAMOUFLAGE JERSEY: Join the Bruins this Veteran's Day in honoring those who have proudly served our country. Visit the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden or go to BostonProShop.coom to purchase your Bruins Military Camouflage jersey that players wore during pregame warm-up against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

BOBBY ORR 50th ANNIVERSARY 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. 

 

OPERATION HAT TRICK: Join us and Red River in supporting wounded veterans and active military members and their families this Veteran's Day. Shop select Operation Hat Trick products in the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden or BostonProShop.com. All proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and Operation Hat Trick.

 

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 and Celtics gear, visit BostonProShop.com.

 

NEW THIRD JERSEY: This season, the Bruins will wear the sweater created for the 2016 Winter Classic as their third jersey. The uniform is inspired by the original look sported by the B's in their inaugural season in 1924-25 but has been updated with the Bruins current colors of Black and Gold, connecting the past with the present.

 

TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE: As part of their Come Play Hockey month, USA Hockey is hosting their Try Hockey For Free Event on Saturday, November 12. All children's ages 4-9 are welcome. Each location will have limited hockey equipment for rent. To sign your kids up visit TryHockeyForFree.com.

  

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, visit BostonBruins.com/youthhockey. 

 

BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI GAMES: Saturday, November 12, 6 p.m. - The Boston Bruins Alumni will play the Med Mal Maulers at the Boch Ice Center (1105 East St. Dedham, MA). The game will benefit Beat Neuroblastoma. Expected in the lineup are Mike Mottau, Reggie Lemelin, and Bruce Shoebottom along with the rest of the Bruins Alumni team. Tickets are $15. For additional information visit www.beatnb.org/bruins.

Saturday, November 19, 4 p.m. - The Boston Bruins Alumni will be travel to Springfield, MA for a game against the BBBS Supporters at the Mass Mutual Center. The game will benefit the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Hamden County. The Springfield Thunderbirds will play the Providence Bruins following the alumni game at 7:05 p.m. For tickets visit http://www.springfieldthunderbirds.com/. Expected in the lineup are Ken Hodge, Bruce Shoebottom and Bruce Crowder.

Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m. - The Boston Bruins Alumni will head to Marlborough, MA for their annual game with the MDSC All Stars at the New England Sports Center (121 Donald Lynch Boulevard, Marlborough, MA). Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 12. Expected in the lineup are Bob Sweeney, Rick Middleton, and Frank Simonetti.

 

CHARITY GAME TO BENEFIT WOUNDED BOSTON OFFICERS: Boston Police Officers will be playing the Boston Bruins Alumni & Friends at Porrazzo Rink on November 23, 2016 at 7 p.m.

This hockey game will directly benefit Boston Police Officers Richard Cintolo and Matt Morris who were seriously wounded in a shooting incident on October 12, 2016. Directly following the game, join for an after party at the Orient Heights Yacht Club. Tickets to game are $20 while tickets to the game & after party are $50. 

**Purchase of a VIP ticket will get you ONE ticket to the game.**

 

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

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Snapchat: bruinsnhl

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OFF THE ICE & AROUND TOWN…

 

BOSTON BRUINS TO HOST COACHING SYNOPSIUM ON NOVEMBER 19: The Boston Bruins and USA Hockey are teaming up to bring youth hockey coaches a day of coaching education from members of the Boston Bruins Coaching Staff, USA Hockey and other experts in the field. Youth coaches will list to the expert panel present on all aspects of coaching while receiving their Level 2 or 3 USA Hockey Coaching Certification.

Where: Warrior Ice Arena (90 Guest St, Brighton, MA)

When: 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Register: https://www.nhl.com/bruins/community/coaching-symposium

 

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, November 12 (Gila River Arena, Phoenix, AZ)

-No pregame skate

-Game at Arizona Coyotes, 6 p.m.

 

Sunday, November 13 (Pepsi Center, Denver, CO)

-No pregame skate

-Game at Colorado Avalanche, 5 p.m.

 

Monday, November 14 (Denver, CO)

-TBD

 

Tuesday, November 15 (University of Denver, Denver, CO)

-Practice, 10:30 a.m.

 

Wednesday, November 16 (Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN)

-Practice, 1 p.m.

 

Thursday, November 17 (Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, MN)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game at Minnesota Wild, 7 p.m.

 

Friday, November 18 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 12 p.m.

 

Saturday, November 19 (Boston, MA)

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

-Game vs. Winnipeg Jets, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)

 

2016-17 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS


Goals
1. D. Pastrnak, 9

2. B. Marchand, 5

T-3. D. Backes, 3

T-3. D. Moore, 3

T-5. 5 others tied at, 2


Assists
1. B. Marchand, 10
2. D. Krejci, 6

T-3. J. Liles, 4

T-3. D. Pastrnak, 4

T-5. D. Backes, 3

T-5. R. Spooner, 3


Points 
1. B. Marchand, 15

2. D. Pastrnak, 13

3. D. Krejci, 7

4. D. Backes, 6

T-5. D. Moore, 5

T-5. R. Spooner, 5


Plus/Minus 

T-1. B. Carlo, 10

T-1. Z. Chara, 10

T-1. D. Pastrnak, 10

4. B. Marchand, 7

5. D. Backes, 6


Penalty Minutes

1. Z. Chara, 17

2. B. Marchand, 16

T-3. M. Beleskey, 13

T-3. T. Schaller, 13

5. D. Moore, 12

 

NHL Leaders

-David Pastrnak is tied for second in the NHL in goals (9) and is tied for 17th in the NHL in points (13)

-Brad Marchand is tied for eighth in the NHL in points (15) and assists (10)

-Brandon Carlo, Zdeno Chara and David Pastrnak are all tied for ninth in the league in plus/minus (+10)

-Brandon Carlo leads all rookies in plus/minus (+10)

-Tuukka Rask is tied for second in the NHL in wins (8), is fourth in the NHL in GAA (1.76) and fifth in the NHL Save % (.938) and is tied for third in the NHL in shutouts (2)

 

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

10/25 vs. MIN: Zane McIntyre (1st NHL start: 10/26 @ NYR)

11/3 @ TBL: Sean Kuraly

 

First NHL Goal:

10/17 @ WPG: Brandon Carlo

10/26 @ NYR: Austin Czarnik

 

First NHL Assist:

10/13 @ CBJ: Brandon Carlo

 

100th NHL Game:

10/17 @ WPG: David Pastrnak

 

300th NHL Point:

11/1 @ FLA: Brad Marchand

 

400th Win as NHL Head Coach:

11/7 vs. BUF: Claude Julien

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