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Boston Bruins Week Ahead 12/21 - 12/28

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
40:  With their shootout loss to the Penguins on Thursday, the Bruins earned their 40th point of the season.  The 40 points are the second most in the Eastern Conference trailing only Ottawa's 47.


UPCOMING GAME AND PRACTICE SCHEDULE (PRACTICE SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
:
Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
-    Off
Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
-    Off
Wednesday, December 26 (Wilmington, MA)
-    Possible Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 4:00 p.m. ET - 5:15 p.m. ET
Thursday, December 27 (Wilmington, MA)
-    Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 12:00 p.m. ET - 1:00 p.m. ET
-    Travel to Carolina
Friday, December 28 (Raleigh, NC)
-    Pregame skate at RBC Arena, 11:30 a.m. ET - 12:30 p.m. ET
-    Game at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:00 p.m. ET (TV: NESN, RADIO: WBZ 1030)
-    Travel to Atlanta

BRUINS POINTS LEADERS AS OF 12/21:
RANK/PLAYER    GOALS/ASSISTS/POINTS
1. M. Savard        8/30/38
2. M. Sturm        11/12/23
t3. G. Murray        10/9/19
t3. Z. Chara        4/15/19

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 features guest correspondent Andrew Ference interviewing teammate Brandon Bochenski, a profile on newcomer Alex Auld, a "mic'd up" segment with Marc Savard and a recap of the Bruins Holiday Toy Drive.  "The Buzz" airs at 12:00 p.m. ET on NESN on Saturday, December 22.

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...
12.21.07: Blades, the Bruins mascot, will once again be at Franciscan Hospital for Children to participate in the annual "Mike FM Mascot Musical Chairs Pizza Party." The Mike FM Mascot Musical Chairs Pizza Party is held in anticipation of the Mike FM Request for Help radiothon the following day. The radiothon will help to raise money for the hospital.

12.22.07: The Boston Bruins have once again partnered with Boston Globe and will be a site host for the Globe Santa "Santa Sleigh" program. During the Bruins home game on December 22nd the Santa Sleigh will be on-site collecting donations to purchase toys for the area's underprivileged children. (As part of the program, the Boston Globe Santa Sleigh will go from location to location around the city, with celebrity guests, for approximately 4 hours every day between November 23rd and December 22nd. At each location, Santa and his helpers collect donations from individuals passing by and local companies who bring corporate donations.)

12.22.07: Boston Bruins Vice President of Business Operations, Dan Zimmer, will be on hand in the West Plaza of TD Banknorth Garden to participate in the Boston Globe's "Globe Santa" program in support of a $1,000 donation to the program on behalf of the Boston Bruins Foundation. Since 1956, Globe Santa has been The Boston Globe's annual appeal for needy children in Greater Boston. The Globe Santa Fund collects donations from readers and advertisers to purchase holiday gifts for underprivileged children. The Boston Bruins Foundation has pledged $1,000 to this year's "Globe Santa" program.

And one more thing...
The Boston Bruins have partnered with Village Automotive Group for their Keys to Success program. The program aims to provide high school administrators with the tools to motivate students to achieve academic success. Students have the chance to qualify for various prizes by exemplifying achievement of success in areas such as grade point average, improved attendance, tutoring, and volunteer work.  The grand prize is a car courtesy of Village Automotive Group, The Bruins have partnered with the program to provide incentives and to be involved with in-school rallies and events.

MEDIA AND FAN INFORMATION LINE:
Call 617.624.1910 for the latest updates to the Bruins practice schedule. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE BOSTON BRUINS!
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