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Boston Bruins Week Ahead: 9/23 - 9/29

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THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

 

BEHIND THE B SEASON 4 PREMEIRES MONDAY: The New England Emmy Award winning series Behind the B returns for its fourth season on Monday, September 26 immediately following the conclusion of the Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins game on NESN. 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 first episode, the B's draft Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy, Matt Beleskey and David Pastrnak visit China and David Backes shows fans his hometown in Minnesota. Behind the B won the New England Emmy Award for "Best Sports Series" in 2016.

Upcoming Episodes:

Season 4, Episode 1: Monday, September 26, following the conclusion of the game vs. Columbus

Season 4, Episode 2: Wednesday, October 12, 8 p.m.

 

STAT OF THE WEEK: The Bruins kicked off training camp on Thursday, September 22 with 56 players on the roster (32 forwards, 18 defensemen, six goaltenders). The average height and weight of camp attendees is 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds, with an average age of 25 years and two months.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Our goal is to play fast. Every coach is going to tell you that in this league, this is where it is right now. We want to play fast. That doesn't mean speed, it means playing fast. The puck's got to move faster, transition has to be fast. So, we want to play fast." - Boston Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 2): @GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul DuPont, Boston Globe) "My auto spell changed Grzelcyk to Gretzky. Which makes my iPhone NHL exec of the year."

 

Honorable Mentions: @MLoftus_Ledger (Mike Loftus, Patriot Ledger) "Looks like ‪#NHLBruins rookie practice is wrapping up. Guys stretching at center ice; no player in the center. Gotta earn the right, baby."

 

@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, WEEI) "Pretty sure it's not called delay of game when Bergeron does it. You call it "slowing the game down" and then praise him for being cerebral."

 

@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, WEEI) "Heinen-Krejci-Senyshyn line. What fun."

 

2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:
@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul DuPont, Boston Globe): Week 1, Week 2

 

UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION: Bruins preseason action kicks off on Monday, September 26, with the B's hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets at TD Garden before playing a home-and-home with Detroit on Wednesday and Friday. Below is the broadcast information for next week's games.

 

Monday, September 26: Blue Jackets at Bruins, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Wednesday, September 28: Red Wings at Bruins, TD Garden, 7 p.m., Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Friday, September 30: Bruins at Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena, 7:30 p.m., Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

TRAINING CAMP PRESENTED BY AT&T: The Boston Bruins are currently holding their annual Training Camp, presented by AT&T. Practices are held at the Warrior Ice Arena (80 Guest Street, Brighton, MA, 02135) and will be open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The Bruins will play seven games during the upcoming camp with three of those games being played at the TD Garden (9/26 vs. Columbus, 9/28 vs. Detroit, 10/8 vs. Philadelphia).

 

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 10 episodes can be viewed on www.BostonBruins.com and on the Bruins mobile app. Watch Episode 10 here.

 

Upcoming Episodes:

Season 1, Episode 11: Thursday, October 8, 7:30 p.m.

 

WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY: Patrice Bergeron (Canada), Brad Marchand (Canada) and Zdeno Chara (Europe) are moving on to the semifinal round of the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron have thrived on Canada's top line with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby. Marchand has registered a goal and two assists through the first three games of the tournament, while Bergeron has potted two goals. Zdeno Chara has scored one goal over Europe's three games. The schedule of semifinal and final games can be found below:

 

Semifinals (single-elimination)

 

Canada (Bergeron, Marchand) v. Russia, Saturday, September 24, 7 p.m., ESPN2

 

Europe (Chara) v. Sweden, Sunday, September 25, 1 p.m., ESPN

 

Final (best-of-three)

 

Final Game 1, Tuesday, September 27, 8 p.m., ESPN

 

Final Game 2, Thursday, September 29, 8 p.m., ESPN2

 

Final Game 3, Saturday, October 1, 7 p.m. (if necessary), ESPN2

 

Stay tuned to www.bostonbruins.com for up-to-date news on all Bruins players participating in the World Cup of Hockey.

 

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: Catch the beginning of the Boston Bruins 2016-17 season live at TD Garden. A limited number of loge and balcony seats are now available for the Home Opener on vs. the Devils on Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. and other games this season. To purchase visit BostonBruins.com/tickets.

 

7-GAME PLANS: Due to sold-out 5-Game and 6-Game Plans, the Boston Bruins have just released new 7-Game Plans. Explore these packages today at BostonBruins.com/GamePlans.

 

GROUP TICKETS: Gather your group of 10 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.

 

PROSHOP: Stop by the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden to Gear Up for the Season and shop the best brands including Old Time Hockey and Reebok's Center ice. Largest selection of B's & C's gear. For store hours and additional information visit BostonProShop.com.

 

LITTLE BRUINS LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM: The Little Bruins Learn to Play program presented by Friendly's Restaurants, in partnership with the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players Association, will begin its third season in October. The Little Bruins Learn to Play program is an initiative designed to introduce the game of ice hockey by overcoming affordability barriers that limit involvement at the beginner level in an effort to increase participation in youth hockey and grow the game. Over 1,200 youth players will have the opportunity to participate at one of 24 locations across New England. Each participant will be outfitted with gear from head-to-toe and receive four weeks of on-ice instruction for $100. In addition, each player will get a custom fitting at TSR Hockey. The Little Bruins program has helped to increase hockey participation, and over 60% of the youth hockey players who participated in the Little Bruins program last year subsequently enrolled in organized hockey. The Little Bruins program is open to children ages five to eight. Registration for the program will open on September 21 at 10 a.m. on www.BostonBruins.com/littlebruins on a first come, first serve basis.

 

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

 

UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE & MEDIA AVAILABILITY

-(Warrior Ice Arena, 80 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, September 24 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, Group B, 10:45 a.m.

-Practice, Group A, 12:45 p.m.

 

Sunday, September 25 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, Group A, 10:45 a.m.

-Practice, Group B, 12:45 p.m.

 

Monday, September 26 

-Pregame Skate #1, 10 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Pregame Skate #2, 11:15 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

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

 

Tuesday, September 27

-TBD

 

Wednesday, September 28 

-Pregame Skate #1, 10 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Pregame Skate #2, 11:15 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Preseason Game vs. Detroit Red Wings, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

 

Thursday, September 29 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice #1, 10 a.m.

-Practice #2, 12 p.m.

-Practice #3, 1:30 p.m

 

Friday, September 30 

-Pregame Skate #1, 10 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Pregame Skate #2, 11:15 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Preseason Game at Detroit Red Wings, 7 p.m. (Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI)

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