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Boston Bruins Week Ahead: October 13-19

Stay up to date on this week's news, notes and numbers

by BostonBruins.com @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

 

STAT OF THE WEEK: The Bruins all-time record against expansion teams in their first year of play is 70-17-9-1. That includes a 19-3-2-1 record in first games against expansion teams (includes all expansion teams since 1967).

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "I'm not in the excuse making business. It's a National Hockey League game and two points are two points every night. We've just got to be more intelligent and more focused…" - Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy after Wednesday's loss.

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 5): @MLoftus_Ledger (Mike Loftus, Patriot Ledger): "For second straight practice, Colorado native Anton Khudobin leads #NHLBruins in stretch near end of practice."

 

"Colorado, Kazakhstan … always get those hard-C locales mixed up. Nice one, Loftus"

 

HONORABLE MENTION: @MarkDivver (Mark Divver, Providence Journal): "Was told JFK was involved in 10 scoring chances on Saturday - 4 primary, 6 secondary. #holyschnikes"

2017-18 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): Week 2, Week 3

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI): Week 1

@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, NBC Sports Boston): Week 4

@MLoftus_Ledger (Mike Loftus, Patriot Ledger): Week 5

 

BROADCAST SCHEDULE: The Boston Bruins broadcast schedule for this week's games is as follows:

 

10/14 @ Arizona, 9 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

10/15 @ Vegas, 7 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

10/19 vs. Vancouver, 7 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

BEHIND THE B PRESENTED BY TICKETMASTER: Go behind-the-scenes with Season 5, Episode 2 of Behind the B presented by Ticketmaster. In episode 2, the B's kickoff a competitive training camp, David Pastrnak arrives in Boston after signing his new contract, and Riley Nash  tours Harvard's campus.

 

To catch up on previous episodes, head to BostonBruins.com/BehindtheB.

   

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHT PRESENTED BY LAHEY HEALTH: Join the Boston Bruins on Thursday, October 19 for Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Lahey Health. Tickets are available to donate to local cancer patients and survivors. To learn more about how to join the fight visit BostonBruins.com/HFC.

 

EVERY SAVE COUNTS: Throughout this NHL Season, Cigna, the official health insurance provider of the NHL, will donate $1 to Hockey Fights Cancer for every save made during an NHL game.

 

HUBWEEK: The Boston Bruins Foundation will be participating in HUBweek from October 12 to October 15. HUBweek is a first-of-its-kind civic collaboration founded by The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital in which attendees will find the top innovators and ideas from Boston that will have an immediate impact on our future. During the event, the Boston Bruins Foundation will be highlighting our Green Up New England Challenge through an activated container and through a panel discussion on Sunday, October 23.

 

BRUINS ACADEMY PASS CLINIC PROGRAM: The Bruins Academy PASS (Partnership to Assist Skaters and Shooters) Clinic program powered by TD Bank is back for the 2017-2018 season! Each PASS Clinic is one hour long and is conducted by current Bruins players or alumni and members of the Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team. Each clinic is open to 50 youth hockey players in the Squirt/U10 or Pee Wee/U12 age classifications. Each participant will receive a PASS jersey, gift bag, and two (2) tickets to an upcoming Boston Bruins home game. Additionally, TD Bank will present a $1,000 donation to the hosting youth hockey organization.

 

To submit your youth hockey organization, please go to BostonBruins.com/PASS-Clinic.

 

BFIT SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM: Enter your school for the chance to win a 45-minute interactive BFit School Assembly run by Boston Bruins Foundation Director of Health, Fitness, and Wellness, John Whitesides, and the BFit Team. Each participating school will also receive a full set of free Boston Bruins Franklin street hockey gear to help continue the BFit initiative.

 

To submit your school, go to BostonBruins.com/SchoolAssemblyProgram.

 

BRUINS ACADEMY THE SHOW: 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 each month on NESN, and the first ten episodes of this season can viewed on www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy and on the Bruins mobile app. In Episode 10, Bruce Cassidy travels to Patriots Training Camp, Ray Bourque remembers his playing days, and T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is highlighted.

 

Season 2, Episode 11: TBD

 

BRUINS ACADEMY THE APP: Bruins Academy is part of the Bruins' ongoing mission to encourage positive youth development through the sport of hockey. To join the club, download the new mobile app designed specifically for kids called Bruins Academy presented by Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. The app has built-in safety features that provide a safe experience for kids to connect with each other and their favorite team. In the new Bruins Academy app, kids can explore exclusive team content, create their own avatar, learn educational tips, test their trivia skills, and participate in challenges. 

 

To download go to BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.

 

BRUINS ACADEMY THE CURRICULUM: The Boston Bruins announced the launch of Bruins Academy The Curriculum, a collaboration with Autodesk Inc. Autodesk makes software for people who make things and in an effort to inspire and create the next generation of designers and innovators, the new free curriculum will be available to New England-based Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers. The engaging Common Core-aligned lesson plans help cultivate the students' creativity by casting students as designers for projects ranging from rethinking the fan experience to customizing hockey equipment. 

 

Autodesk will also host two participating classrooms for a workshop at the Autodesk Boston BUILD (Building, Innovation, Learning and Design) Space. Teachers, parents and students in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont can learn more about the program and sign up for Bruins Academy The Curriculum at their school by visiting BostonBruins.com/TheCurriculum.

 

BRUINS ACADEMY LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM: The program debuted in 2014 with just six locations and 300 participants, and has grown each year since. To date, over 2,000 local youth have participated in the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program. This year, $2,000,000 (retail value) worth of equipment will be dispersed throughout the community through this program. For a registration fee of $100, participants will receive a full set of CCM hockey equipment to keep valued at $500 retail, which includes skates, a professional fitting, and four weeks of on-ice instruction led by certified coaches and NHL Alumni. The Bruins Academy Learn to Play program has helped to increase hockey participation, and over 60% of the youth hockey players who participated in this program last year subsequently enrolled in organized hockey.

 

For more information go to BostonBruins.com/LearnToPlay.

 

SINGLE GAME TICKETS: Single Game Tickets for the 2017-18 season are now available. Choose from a number of key matchups, Original Six rivals, and exciting night and weekend games. To purchase, go to BostonBruins.com/SingleGameTickets or the NHL Bruins mobile app. 

 

NO FEE DAY: For one day only, Tuesday, October 17th, there will be no fees on Boston Bruins 2017-18 Single Game Tickets. Purchase tickets to the most action packed event in Boston by visiting BostonBruins.com/SingleGameTickets

 

GROUPS ONSALE: Group Ticket Packages are on sale for the 2017-18 Bruins season. Group Ticket Packages offer a unique opportunity for you to enjoy a game with friends, colleagues, or teams. These experiences include birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, client events, and team outings. Choose the package that's right for you by visiting BostonBruins.com/Groups.

 

PICK-A-PLAN: Pick-A-Plan allows fans to create the plan that works best for their busy schedules. Pick 1 game from a lineup that includes Original Six teams, and 2 games from a number of other key matchups. If 3 games isn't enough action, fans can pick up to 8 games. To customize your plan, visit BostonBruins.com/PickAPlan.

 

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 home games October through December. When you purchase your tickets to these games, you will receive a complimentary ski ticket pass to Loon Mountain, New England's most accessible mountain. To purchase tickets, visit BostonBruins.com/SkateandSki.

 

ADIDAS JERSEY: For the 2017-18 season, the Boston Bruins are wearing the new Adidas jersey with lighter, cooler, and stronger technology. The new Adidas jersey is online now, and in the ProShop for the first time. When fans purchase the jersey, they will receive a free commemorative bag, while supplies last. Visit the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden or visit BostonProShop.com today. 

 

GEAR UP FOR THE SEASON: With the Boston Bruins season in full swing, fans can find all their apparel needs at the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden. Exclusive collections and new items will be arriving daily. If fans can't make it to the ProShop, they can visit BostonProShop.com.

 

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 SCHEDULE:

*All times local to where the game/practice is taking place

 

Saturday, October 14 (Gila River Arena, Phoenix, AZ)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game vs. Arizona Coyotes, 6:00 p.m. (Gila River Arena, Phoenix, AZ)

-Travel to Las Vegas

 

Sunday, October 15 (T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV)

-Game vs. Vegas Golden Knights, 4:00 p.m. (T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV)

 

Monday, October 16

-Travel to Boston

 

Tuesday, October 17 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10:30 a.m.

 

Wednesday, October 18 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10:30 a.m.

 

Thursday, October 19 (Boston, MA)

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

-Game vs. Vancouver Canucks, 7:00 p.m. ET (TD Garden)

 

2017-18 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS:

 

Goals

1. B. Marchand, 2

T-2. J. DeBrusk, 1

T-2. T. Krug, 1

T-2. C. McAvoy, 1

T-2. D. Pastrnak, 1

T-2. T. Schaller, 1

 

Assists

1. D. Krejci, 3

T-2. A. Bjork, 1

T-2. B. Carlo, 1

T-2. J. DeBrusk, 1

T-2. D. Heinen, 1

T-2. S. Kuraly, 1

T-2. B. Marchand, 1

T-2. C. McAvoy, 1

T-2. R. Nash, 1

T-2. R. Spooner, 1

 

Points 

T-1. D. Krejci, 3

T-1. B. Marchand, 3

T-2. J. DeBrusk, 2

T-2. C. McAvoy, 2

T-3. A. Bjork, 1

T-3. B. Carlo, 1

T-3. D. Heinen, 1

T-3. S. Kuraly, 1

T-3. T. Krug, 1

T-3. R. Nash, 1

T-3. D. Pastrnak, 1

T-3. T. Schaller, 1

T-3. R. Spooner, 1

 

Plus/Minus 

1. Z. Chara, 2

2. D. Heinen, 1

T-3. B. Carlo, 0

T-3. T. Schaller, 0

 

Penalty Minutes

1. A. McQuaid, 12

2. C. McAvoy, 6

3. M. Beleskey, 5

4. T. Krug, 4

 

NHL Leaders

-Brad Marchand is tied for 2nd in the NHL in shorthanded goals (1)

-Jake DeBrusk and Charlie McAvoy are tied for 9th among all rookies in points (2)

 

2017-18 Milestones

 

NHL Debuts:

10/5 vs NSH: Jake DeBrusk

10/5 vs NSH: Anders Bjork

 

First NHL Goal:

10/5 vs NSH: Jake DeBrusk

10/5 vs NSH: Charlie McAvoy

 

First NHL Assist:

10/5 vs NSH: Jake DeBrusk

10/5 vs NSH: Anders Bjork

10/11 @ COL: Danton Heinen

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