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Boston Bruins Week Ahead: 11/4-11/10

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BRUINS TO HOST MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT: The Boston Bruins will honor local military members, veterans, and their families at Military Appreciation Night on Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. during the Bruins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets game at the TD Garden. To show their support for the armed forces on the eve of this upcoming Veterans Day, Bruins players Noel Acciari, David Backes, Jimmy Hayes, Torey Krug, John Michael Liles, Kevan Miller and Frank Vatrano will each purchase $2,500 worth of tickets to the Bruins/Blue Jackets game to give to local military members and their families. The military members and families who sit in these player-donated seats will have the opportunity to meet the players postgame.

The entire Bruins team will wear camouflaged Spoked-B jerseys for warm-ups and will use American flag and Canadian flag stick tape during the game to show their support for Military Appreciation Night.

 

There are many ways for fans to get involved in Military Appreciation Night. Season Ticket Holders, Game Plan Holders, and Premium Club clients with a ticket to the Blue Jackets game on Thursday, November 10 can donate their seats by logging into Account Manager and clicking on 'Manage My Tickets - Donate to Charity.' Tickets will be donated to local military programs. Fans can purchase Seats for Solider tickets for donation, giving local military members, veterans, and their families a chance to see Bruins hockey live at TD Garden in celebration of Military Appreciation Night by visiting https://www.nhl.com/bruins/tickets/military-appreciation-night or by calling 617-624-2327, Option 1.

 

Official Boston Bruins Camo Veteran's Day Reebok Practice Jerseys will be available at the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden, Gameday ProShop stores, and on BostonProShop.com. The ProShop powered by Reebok and Gameday ProShop stores offer 10% off with a military ID at all times. In conjunction with Military Appreciation Night, all military will receive a 20% off discount at the ProShop powered by Reebok and all Gameday ProShop locations on the night of the game. Members of the military who would like to receive tickets can visit the USO New England website at uso.org/newengland.

 

The soldiers and families in attendance will be honored throughout the game with photo montages on the Garden HDX, Zamboni rides, and more. The National Anthem will be performed by rock musician, and Lowell, MA native, Gary Hoey.

 

BRUINS WIVES TO ATTEND MILITARY BABY SHOWER WITH MARCH OF DIMES: The Boston Bruins and March of Dimes have teamed up once again to throw an educational baby shower for 50 military moms and dads to-be at the Boston Harbor Hotel (70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110). Kelly Backes, Stephanie Bergeron, Naomi Krejci, Melanie Krug, Haley Miller, and Juliane Pandolfo, wives of current Bruins players and coaches, will be in attendance on Sunday, November 6 at the baby shower to help pass out gifts and mingle with the moms and dads to-be. The parents to-be will also hear from national parenting experts in an effort to empower them through education, resources and the local community.

 

WIN AUTOGRAPHED DAVID PASTRNAK WARMUP JERSEY: The Boston Bruins held Hockey Fights Cancer Night on October 25 when they hosted the Minnesota Wild. In support of the Hockey Fights Cancer league-wide initiative, the Boston Bruins wore customized lavender Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys during the pre-game skate. Lavender represents awareness for all forms of cancer.

 

In order to raise funds for the fight against Cancer, the Boston Bruins Foundation want to give one lucky fan the opportunity to win David Pastrnak's autographed warm-up worn jersey!  David wore this jersey during the pregame skate on October 25 against the Minnesota Wild and signed it after the warm-ups. Proceeds benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation.

 

The raffle will end on November 9 at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.bruinsraffles.org.

 

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

  

STAT OF THE WEEK: Following Brad Marchand's penalty shot goal in the first period of the team's win at Florida on Tuesday, November 1, the Bruins have scored goals on their last five penalty shot attempts (Marchand (3), David Pastrnak, Chris Kelly).

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "It's been built over a number of years now. Claude knows me very well and I know him. He knows that I get carried away at times. He's to the point now where he knows when to pull me aside and have a chat with me. On the bench sometimes, you're a little heated and yelling at people. He gets heated and yells at me. I can take it and we have fun with it." - Brad Marchand on his relationship with Claude Julien.

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 8): @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): "After a 22:51 night at the office, Zdeno Chara is playing catch with a medicine ball by himself off the wall."

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: @GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe): "Game 7 WS is less than 60 days from NHL Winter Classic."

@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): "Am-Hayes-Ing"

@Murphyslaw74 (Jimmy Murphy, VICE Sports) "I really think the #Bruins should trade ‪#Rask" -- say a lot less people right now."

 

2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

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

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

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

@HacksWithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE): Week 4

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

@DaleEArnold (Dale Arnold, NESN): Week 7

 

UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Saturday, November 5, Bruins vs. Rangers, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Monday, November 7, Bruins vs. Sabres, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Tuesday, November 8, Bruins at Canadiens, Bell Centre, 7:30 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Thursday, November 10, Bruins vs. Blue Jackets, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

BRUINS BUSY WEEK: The Bruins will play five games in their next seven days (November 5-12), tying the most games the team will play in one week this season. The Bruins will also play five games in a one-week span from December 3-10, January 7-14 and April 1-8.

 

NHL COMING OUT PARTY: Six Bruins have made their NHL debut this season: Brandon Carlo, Austin Czarnik, Danton Heinen, Rob O'Gara (10/13 @ CBJ), Zane McIntyre (10/25 vs. MIN; 1st NHL start - 10/26 @ NYR) and Sean Kuraly (11/3 @ TBL). In comparison, just six Bruins made their NHL debuts for the Bruins in 2015-16 (Joonas Kemppainen, Colin Miller, Tommy Cross, Tyler Randell, Frank Vatrano, Noel Acciari ).

 

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 11 episodes can be viewed on www.BostonBruins.com and on the Bruins mobile app. In the previous 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.

 

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 Buffalo Sabres on Monday, November 7 at 7 p.m. as well as other games this season. To purchase visit BostonBruins.com/tickets,

 

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.com to purchase your Official Reebok camouflage jersey that players will be wearing during pre-game warm up. 

 

BOBBY ORR: 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 product 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 kid's 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: 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 5, 3 p.m. - The Boston Bruins Alumni will be visiting Winslow, Maine for a benefit game for Central Maine Youth Hockey at Sukee Arena (25 Verti Drive, Winslow, ME 04901). Tickets are $10 for adults and children and may be purchased at the door. Expected in the lineup for the Boston Bruins Alumni are Ray Bourque, Al Iafrate, Dave Shaw, and more.

 

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.

 

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…

 

MISSION: HEALTHY BABY: The Boston Bruins and March of Dimes will surprise 50 expectant military moms and dads with an educational baby shower at the Boston Harbor Hotel on November 6. The moms-to-be will have the opportunity to mingle with the Bruins' wives and girlfriends and hear from national parenting experts in an effort to empower them through education, resources and the local community. Attendees will receive the latest pregnancy and newborn health information from the March of Dimes Mission: Healthy Baby® program along with gift boxes filled with baby supplies courtesy of Safety 1st® and Philips Healthcare.

When: Sunday, November 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Bruins Participating: Boston Bruins Wives & Girlfriends

 

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 5 (Boston, MA)

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

-Game vs. New York Rangers, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)

 

Sunday, November 6 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-No scheduled practice or media availability

 

Monday, November 7 (Boston, MA)

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

-Game vs. Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)

 

Tuesday, November 8 (Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game at Montreal Canadiens, 7:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, November 9

-TBD

 

Thursday, November 10 (Boston, MA)

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

-Game vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)

 

Friday, November 11 (AZ Ice Arcadia, Phoenix, Arizona)

-Practice, 3:30 p.m.

 

Saturday, November 12 (Gila River Arena, Phoenix, Arizona)

-Pregame skate, 10:30 a.m.

-Game at Arizona Coyotes, 6 p.m.

 

2016-17 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS


Goals
1. D. Pastrnak, 6

2. B. Marchand, 4

3. D. Moore, 3

T-4. D. Backes, 2

T-4. B. Carlo, 2

T-4. R. Spooner, 2


Assists
1. B. Marchand, 8
2. D. Krejci, 4

3. D. Pastrnak, 3

T-4. 6 others tied at, 2


Points 
1. B. Marchand, 12

2. D. Pastrnak, 9

T-3. D. Backes, 4

T-3. D. Krejci, 4

T-3. D. Moore, 4


Plus/Minus 
T-1. B. Marchand, 9

T-1. B. Carlo, 9

T-1. Z. Chara, 9

T-1. D. Pastrnak, 9

5. D. Backes, 5


Penalty Minutes

1. Z. Chara, 15

2. T. Schaller, 13

3. B. Marchand, 12

T-4. D. Backes, 11

T-4. A. McQuaid, 11

 

NHL Leaders

-Brad Marchand is tied for seventh in the NHL in points (12) and tied for sixth in the NHL in assists (8)

-Brandon Carlo, Zdeno Chara, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak are all tied for seventh in the NHL in plus/minus (+9)

-David Pastrnak is tied for third in the NHL in goals (6)

 

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

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