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Boston Bruins Week Ahead: 11/18-11/24

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BOSTON BRUINS TO HOST COACHING SYMPOSIUM 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 listen to the expert panel present on all aspects of coaching while receiving their Level 2 or 3 USA Hockey Coaching Certification. The symposium will begin on November 19 at 7 a.m. at Warrior Ice Arena (90 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135).

BELESKEY TO DONATE & DELIVER THANKSGIVING PIES: Bruins forward Matt Beleskey will personally deliver $2,000 worth of pies to various shelters and charitable organizations throughout Boston for Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 20. The 400 pies will be purchased from Mike's Pastry in Boston's North End. Pine Street Inn, Rosie's Place, Home for Little Wanderers and Family Aid Boston are just some of the charitable organizations and shelters that will be receiving pies. Bruins players will also make additional deliveries on Wednesday, November 23.

 

 

 

GARDEN NEIGHBORHOOD CHARITIES HOSTS 21st ANNUAL 'TABLE OF FRIENDS':

On Monday, November 21, TD Garden's philanthropic arm, Garden Neighborhood Charities, will officially kick-off the holiday season with its annual charitable event, 'Table of Friends'. Over the last two decades, Garden Neighborhood Charities has served more than 11,000 hot meals, donated more than $60,000 and helped hundreds to move beyond shelter into permanent housing through its support of Boston's Housing First initiative via its event partners, Friends of Boston's Homeless. This event brings together volunteers from TD Garden, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and officials from the city and state, including Mayor Martin J. Walsh; Amy Latimer, TD Garden President and Garden Neighborhood Charities Executive Director; Kim Jacobs, Boston Bruins Foundation Board Member & wife of Charlie Jacobs, CEO for Delaware North's Boston Holdings; Cam Neely, Boston Bruins President; Boston Police, Fire and EMS representatives; Bruins, Celtics Front Office & Alumni. With the support of these great volunteers and Delaware North's Sportservice, which operates the arena's food, beverage and retail services, this event provides 1200 lbs. of turkey, 1000 lbs. of stuffing, 40 gallons of gravy, 850 lbs. of mashed potatoes, 500 lbs. of carrots, 100 lbs. of green beans, 115 dozen rolls and 10 gallons of cranberry sauce for a full Thanksgiving spread for 'Table of Friends' guests.

 

WIN FOUR TICKETS TO THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN: The Boston Bruins Foundation will be holding an online raffle in which the winner will receive four (4) tickets to watch the Boston Bruins face off against the Calgary Flames in the Thanksgiving Showdown on Friday, November 25 at TD Garden. Proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation. Raffle tickets can be purchased at bruinsraffles.org until November 23 at 4 p.m.

 

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: Brandon Carlo leads all NHL rookies among average time on ice per game (22:24) and plus/minus (+11)

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Maybe we're not a team that's going to play 6-4 games and that's great for your stat sheet and might look good for contract negotiation time. But, that belief system that, if you win and you win on a regular basis and you're able to get far in the playoffs, that you can take that stat sheet and you can light it on fire, that that contract negotiations for winners and people that go deeper into the playoffs is much more valuable than a cute stat sheet on a team that's not winning games. That belief system is really starting to sink in and you're seeing the enjoyment around the rink." - David Backes on playing with a good system.

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 10): @michaelFhurley (Michael Hurley, CBS Boston Sports): "Fun fact: If Rob Gronkowski and Patrice Bergeron were to fight to the death, it would go on forever. Just science, people. Look it up."

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: @HackswithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE.com): "Maybe it was the pure Rocky Mountain water out in Colorado, but looks like Claude Julien's goatee a lil darker now than it was few days ago"

 

@PeteBlackburn (Pete Blackburn, Fox Sports): "[David] Pastrnak gonna score 70 easy"

 

@bruinshockeynow (Dan Ryan, Bruins Hockey Now): "when someone questions if u r elite"

 

2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

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

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

@_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

@michaelFhurley (Michael Hurley, CBS Boston Sports): Week 10

 

UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Saturday, November 19, Bruins vs. Jets, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Tuesday, November 22, Bruins vs. Blues, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Thursday, November 24, Bruins at Senators, Canadian Tire Center, 7:30 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Friday, November 25, Bruins vs. Flames, TD Garden, 7:30 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 next episode, which airs on Wednesday, November 23, at 8 p.m., rookie goaltender Zane McIntyre adjusts to NHL life on the road while forward Tim Schaller has some special faces in the crowd for the team's game against the Rangers. 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. 

 

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 St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. as well as other games this season. To purchase visit BostonBruins.com/tickets.

 

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.

 

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 on November 10.

 

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 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 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: Wednesday, November 23, 7 p.m. - Boston Police Officers will be playing the Boston Bruins Alumni & Friends at Porrazzo Rink to 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:

Twitter: @NHLBruins

Facebook: Boston Bruins

Snapchat: bruinsnhl

Instagram: nhlbruins

 

OFF THE ICE & AROUND TOWN…

 

BOSTON BRUINS TO HOST COACHING SYMPOSIUM 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 listen 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

 

BELESKEY TO DONATE & DELIVER THANKSGIVING PIES

WHAT: Bruins forward Matt Beleskey will personally deliver $2,000 worth of pies to various shelters and charitable organizations throughout Boston for Thanksgiving on Sunday, November 20. The 400 pies will be purchased from Mike's Pastry in Boston's North End. Pine Street Inn, Rosie's Place, Home for Little Wanderers and Family Aid Boston are just some of the charitable organizations and shelters that will be receiving pies.

WHEN: Sunday, November 20, 2016

WHERE: Various shelters and charitable organizations throughout Boston

 

GARDEN NEIGHBORHOOD CHARITIES HOSTS 21st ANNUAL 'TABLE OF FRIENDS'

WHO: Mayor Martin J. Walsh; Amy Latimer, TD Garden President and Garden Neighborhood Charities Executive Director; Kim Jacobs, Boston Bruins Foundation Board Member & wife of Charlie Jacobs, CEO for Delaware North's Boston Holdings; Cam Neely, Boston Bruins President; Boston Police, Fire and EMS representatives; Bruins, Celtics Front Office & Alumni

WHEN:    Monday, November 21 from 1:00-3:00 PM. Best media opportunities at 1:30 PM. 

WHERE: TD Garden, Arena Floor. Media should enter via Security Operations Entrance.

WHAT: On Monday, November 21, TD Garden's philanthropic arm, Garden Neighborhood Charities, will officially kick-off the holiday season with its annual charitable event, 'Table of Friends'. Over the last two decades, Garden Neighborhood Charities has served more than 11,000 hot meals, donated more than $60,000 and helped hundreds to move beyond shelter into permanent housing through its support of Boston's Housing First initiative via its event partners, Friends of Boston's Homeless. This event brings together volunteers from TD Garden, Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and officials from the city and state. With the support of these great volunteers and Delaware North's Sportservice, which operates the arena's food, beverage and retail services, this event provides 1200 lbs. of turkey, 1000 lbs. of stuffing, 40 gallons of gravy, 850 lbs. of mashed potatoes, 500 lbs. of carrots, 100 lbs. of green beans, 115 dozen rolls and 10 gallons of cranberry sauce for a full Thanksgiving spread for 'Table of Friends' guests.

 

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 19 (Boston, MA)

-Coaching Symposium, 7 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)

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

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

 

Sunday, November 20 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10 a.m.

 

Monday, November 21

-TBD

 

Tuesday, November 22 (Boston, MA)

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

-Game vs. St. Louis Blues, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)

 

Wednesday, November 23 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

-Travel to Ottawa

 

Thursday, November 24 (Canadian Tire Center, Ottawa, Canada)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game at Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m.

 

Friday, November 25 (Boston, MA)

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

-Game vs. Calgary Flames, 7:30 p.m. (TD Garden)

 

Saturday, November 26 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10 a.m.

 

2016-17 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS

 

Goals

1. D. Pastrnak, 10

2. B. Marchand, 5

3. D. Moore, 4

T-4. D. Backes, 3

T-4. R. Spooner, 3

 

Assists

1. B. Marchand, 11

2. D. Krejci, 8

T-3. D. Backes, 4

T-3. J. Liles, 4

T-3. D. Pastrnak, 4

T-3. R. Spooner, 4

 

Points

1. B. Marchand, 16

2. D. Pastrnak, 14

3. D. Krejci, 10

T-4. D. Backes, 7

T-4. R. Spooner, 7

 

Plus/Minus 

1. Z. Chara, 12

T-2. B. Carlo, 11

T-2. D. Pastrnak, 11

4. D. Backes, 9

5. B. Marchand, 7

 

Penalty Minutes

T-1. D. Backes, 17

T-1. Z. Chara, 17

3. B. Marchand, 16

T-4. M. Beleskey, 15

5. B. Carlo, 15

 

NHL Leaders

-David Pastrnak is tied for second in the NHL in goals (10), 28th in the NHL in points (14), and eighth in the NHL in plus/minus (+11)

-Brad Marchand is tied for 16th in the NHL in points (16) and 13th in the NHL in assists (11)

-Zdeno Chara is tied for sixth in the NHL in plus/minus (+12)

-Brandon Carlo is tied for eighth in the NHL and leads all rookies in plus/minus (+11)

-Tuukka Rask is tied for first in the NHL in wins (10), is second in the NHL in GAA (1.49), is fourth in the NHL in Save % (.947) and is tied for second in the NHL in shutouts (3)

 

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

 

400th NHL Assist:

11/12 @ ARI: Zdeno Chara

 

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