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Boston Bruins Week Ahead: October 20-26

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

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…
 
STAT OF THE WEEK: In the first period against Vancouver, the Bruins scored three goals on a five-minute major for the first time since Oct. 28, 1998 against the Montreal Canadiens.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "It's pretty evident the way [Patrice Bergeron] played out there tonight. He just, it's just incredible the way he came back and dominated the game after being out for that long … he's just such a big part of the group. He's able to calm things down in the room, on the bench, and he leads by example. You know, he just does everything a top guy does." Brad Marchand on having Patrice Bergeron back from injury.

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 6): @_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI): "Backes looks real good tonight. Good poop in his step. Sorry. Pop."

HONORABLE MENTION: @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): "Anders Nilsson. Swedish for Roberto Luongo"

 
2017-18 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:
@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): Week 2, Week 3
@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI): Week 1, Week 6
@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:
 
10/21 vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub
10/26 vs. San Jose, 7 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

BOSTON BRUINS FACE-OFF GALA: The first ever Boston Bruins Face-Off Gala will be held on Monday, October 23 at the Royal Sonesta. This first of its kind event will bring together the current Boston Bruins roster, coaching staff/members of the front office and prominent alumni as the 2017-18 season kicks off. This exclusive event will be the only time fans will be able to interact with the full Boston Bruins team during the 2017-18 season. Concluding with a fireside chat with head coach Bruce Cassidy and a few player attendees. All proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation.

To purchase a sponsorship package, please call 617-624-1955 or email Leandra Murphy (lmurphy@bostonbruins.com). A limited number of general admission tickets are available at BostonBruins.com/FaceOffGala

BEHIND THE B PRESENTED BY TICKETMASTER: Go behind-the-scenes with Season 5, Episode 3 of Behind the B presented by Ticketmaster. In episode 3, the DeBrusk family steals the show on Opening Night, a chatty Brad Marchand on the ice, and the B's head west on three game road trip.

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

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.

BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI VS. MILTON YOUTH COACHES: The Boston Bruins Alumni will face off against the Milton Youth Hockey Coaches on Saturday, October 21 at 4pm at the Ulin Memorial Rink in Milton, MA. All proceeds will benefit Milton Youth Hockey. Expected to participate are Bruins legends Rick Middleton and Terry O'Reilly along with Andrew Raycroft and the rest of the alumni team. Tickets are $10. And children 10 and under are free.
 
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 THE CURRICULUM VISIT AT THE PLYMOUTH RIVER SCHOOL: In support of the Bruins Academy The Curriculum program, Boston Bruins Mascot, Blades, will help teach a lesson plan from the program's curriculum on Tuesday, Oct. 20 2017 from 9 - 10 am. Bruins Academy The Curriculum, with the help of Autodesk, will accelerate learning through the integration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), 3D modeling, 3D printing, and design into lesson plans - laying the groundwork for inspiring, educating and promoting the next generation to acquire important skills while unlocking their creativity.

BRUINS ACADEMY THE CURRICULUM VISIT AT THE JACKSON MANN COMMUNITY CENTER: In support of the Bruins Academy The Curriculum program, a current member of the Boston Bruins roster will visit the Jackson Mann Community Center from 2:00pm-3:00pm on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 to help teach a lesson plan from the program's curriculum. The player will assist with teaching a lesson, participate in a Q&A and pose for photos and sign autographs for the kids
 
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.

BOSTON BRUINS VS. BUFFALO SABRES: Catch the upcoming Boston Bruins 2017-18 home 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 Saturday, October 21st at 7 p.m. as well as other games this season. To purchase, visit BostonBruins.com/SingleGameTickets.

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.
 
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.
 
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER GEAR: This week, the Bruins hosted Hockey Fights Cancer presented by Lahey Health at TD Garden. Join the fight and support those affected by cancer by getting your lavender Bruins jersey, hat, tees, and more at the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden or visit BostonProShop.com.
 
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2017-18 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS:

Goals
T-1. B. Marchand, 4
T-1. D. Pastrnak, 4
2. A. Bjork, 3
T-3. J. DeBrusk, 2
T-3. T. Schaller, 2

Assists
T-1. D. Krejci, 5
T-1. B. Marchand, 5
2. C. McAvoy, 4
3. P. Bergeron, 3

Points
1. B. Marchand, 9
T-2. D. Krejci, 6
T-2. D. Pastrnak, 6
T-3. A. Bjork, 5
T-3. C. McAvoy, 5
T-4. J. DeBrusk, 4
T-4. P. Bergeron, 4
 
Plus/Minus
1. Z. Chara, 6
2. B. Marchand, 3
T-3. P. Bergeron, 2
T-3. B. Carlo, 2
 
Penalty Minutes
1. A. McQuaid, 12
2. C. McAvoy, 10
3. K. Miller, 9
T-4. S. Kuraly, 8
T-4. Z. Chara, 8
 
NHL Leaders
-Brad Marchand leads the Bruins in points (9)
-Patrice Bergeron passed Ken Hodge for seventh place on the Bruins all-time points list with 675
-Anders Bjork is tied for third among rookies in goals (3), and leads all rookies in power play goals (2)
-Anders Bjork and Charlie McAvoy are tied for 5th among all rookie players in points (5)
-Charlie McAvoy is tied for third among rookies in assists (4) and tied for second among rookies in powerplay points (3)
-Brad Marchand is tied for 2nd in the NHL in shorthanded goals (1)

 
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

100th NHL Game:
10/19 vs VAN: Tim Schaller

900th NHL Game:
10/19 vs VAN: Patrice Bergeron

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