STAT OF THE WEEK: The Boston Bruins all-time record in season openers is 38-36-16-0. In season opening games on home ice, Boston has accrued a 31-16-11 record.
OPENING NIGHT PRESENTED BY TD BANK: To celebrate the start of the 2015-16 season TD Bank will be giving away tickets to opening night from the Bruins Twitter account on October 7. Follow @NHLBruins for more information. In addition to ticket giveaways, TD Bank will be giving all fans in attendance on October 8 a 2015-16 season schedule magnet.
ECHOSTAR GOALS FOR CHARITY: For every goal the Bruins score during the 2015-16 season, EchoStar will donate $100 to the Boston Bruins Foundation.
BRUINS RINK OF DREAMS PRES. BY HALLMARK HEALTH SYSTEM: The Boston Bruins have selected youth hockey players who entered from across New England to participate in the Rink of Dreams clinic on Sunday, October 4 at TD Garden with Bruins alumni Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, Tommy Songin, and Bob Sweeney. The Bruins alumni and Youth Hockey Development Team will lead participants through an hour-long drill session and will be followed by an autograph signing. All players will receive a custom Boston Bruins and Hallmark Health System Jersey and gift bag. For more information, please see the “Around Town” section of the Week Ahead.
LIMITED INDIVIDUAL TICKETS AVAILABLE: Catch the start of the 2015-16 Bruins season from the best seats in the house. A limited number of Loge, Club and Fan Box Seats are now available for games against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m., the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. The Club section offers bigger seats, more leg room, in-seat wait service and early access to the arena. Fan Box Seats give you the opportunity to experience the game from a private suite. To purchase visit BostonBruins.com/tickets.
SEASON 3 OF BEHIND THE B: The Bruins have a total of 13 episodes slated to air during the 2015-16 season and will be again narrated by actor and Worcester, MA native, Denis Leary. All episodes of Behind the B will air on NESN and can be streamed online at bostonbruins.com/behindtheb. Other exclusive Behind the B related content will be available on bostonbruins.com and the Boston Bruins Digital Entertainment Network (Bruins DEN) throughout the season.
GROUP TICKETS TO SEE THE BRUINS: Group tickets for the 2015-16 Boston Bruins season are on sale now. Gather a group of ten or more and take advantage of discounted group pricing – saving you and your group up to $30 dollars per person. For a limited time, bring your group of 20 or more to a Bruins game this season and you'll have the ability to purchase two (2) tickets to the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® taking place on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Offer valid for a limited time only and has been effective since September 23, 2015. To learn more visit BostonBruins.com/groups or dial (617) 624-1805.
BRUINS SUITES AVAILABLE: 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.
PICK-A-PLAN: Bruins Pick-A-Plan ticket packages are on sale now and provides you with the flexibility to customize your own game plan by choosing from a selection of 11 different games, including marquee matchups at the TD Garden against the Montreal Canadiens and Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins. To purchase visit BostonBruins.com/pickaplan.
BRUINS HOME OPENER RAFFLE: One lucky raffle winner will receive four (4) luxury suite tickets to watch the Boston Bruins kickoff the season against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, October 8 at TD Garden. To enter, fans can purchase raffle tickets at bruinsraffles.org. Tickets cost $5.00 each. The raffle will end on October 6 at 4:00 p.m.
BRUINS ON THE AIRWAVES: Bruins defenseman Torey Krug has been confirmed as a weekly call-in guest with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Scott Zolak and Marc Bertrand (Zo and Bertrand), which airs weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., while forward Max Talbot is expected to be regular a guest with 98.5's Fred Toucher and Rich Shertenlieb (Toucher and Rich), which airs weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Adam McQuaid will be a regular guest on 100.7 WZLX with Kevin Karlson and Pete McKenzie (Karlson & McKenzie), which airs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Call-in days and times are dependent upon the B’s schedule.
BROADCAST INFORMATION… UPCOMING GAMES BROADCAST SCHEDULE: NESN reporters Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley will be covering the Bruins season opener against the Winnipeg Jets on October 8 at TD Garden. The tandem of Dave Goucher and Bob Beers will handle all radio duties on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
10/8 vs. Winnipeg Jets, 7:00 p.m. – NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub
BRUINS RINK OF DREAMS PRESENTED BY HALLMARK HEALTH SYSTEM WHAT: The Boston Bruins have selected youth hockey players from across New England to participate in a the Rink of Dreams clinic on Sunday, October 4 at TD Garden with Bruins alumni Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, Tommy Songin, and Bob Sweeney. The Bruins alumni and Youth Hockey Development Team will be leading participants through an hour-long drill session and will be followed by an autograph signing. All players will receive a custom Boston Bruins and Hallmark Health System Jersey and gift bag. WHEN: Sunday, October 4, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston MA BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Boston Bruins Alumni Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, Tommy Songin, Bob Sweeney
TWEET OF THE WEEK…
BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK (TOTW): @RealJackEdwards (Jack Edwards, NESN): Pastrnak steal sets up flurry, Wings ice it. Pasta is al dente. Playing with teeth.
This week’s honorable mentions listed in no particular order: @TheBruinsBlog (Matt Kalman, CBSBoston.com): Not one to be left out, Drew Miller playing for Wings tonight. #Bruins still out-Millering them 2-1 (Colin, Kevan). @AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, Boston Globe): Zach Trotman said he got Novocaine squirted in his mouth while getting stitches to close up his lip. Sounds delicious.
2015-16 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe), Week 1 @ESPNJoeyMac (Joe McDonald, ESPNBoston.com), Week 2 @RealJackEdwards (Jack Edwards, NESN), Week 3
UPCOMING SCHEDULE -Schedule is subject to change -(Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887) (TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114) -All times are local to where the practice or game is taking place -Practices at Ristuccia Arena are open to the public
Saturday, October 3 -TBD
Sunday, October 4 (Boston, MA) -Practice at TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, October 5 -TBD
Tuesday, October 6 (Boston, MA) -Practice at TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 7 (Boston, MA) -Practice at TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, October 8 (Boston, MA) -Morning skate at TD Garden at 10:30 a.m. -Home Game vs. Winnipeg Jets, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 9 (Wilmington, MA) -Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 11:30 a.m.
2015-16 PRESEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS AS OF OCTOBER 2
Goals T1. B. Connolly, 2 T1. D. Pastrnak, 2 T1. D. Krejci, 2 T1. M. Irwin, 2 T5. Six players tied for second with one
Assists T1. T. Krug, 3 T1. C. Miller, 3 T1. R. Spooner, 3 T4. A. Khokholachev, 2 T4. D. Krejci, 2
Points T1. R. Spooner, 4 T1. D. Krejci, 4 T1. T. Krug, 4 T4. B. Connolly, 3 T4. D. Pastrnak, 3 T4. C. Miller, 3
Plus/Minus T1. D. Pastrnak, 3 T1. D. Krejci, 3 T3. C. Miller, 2 T3. J. Kemppainen, 2
Penalty Minutes 1. T. Randell, 14 2. J. Hickman, 9 3. C. Kelly, 7 T4. B. Sexton, 4 T4. B. Connolly, 4 T4. M. Irwin, 4