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Bruins Week Ahead, 11.12 - 11.19

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD

NOVEMBER 12 – NOVEMBER 19

THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS...

NO REST FOR THE WEARY: The Bruins’ busy stretch continues this weekend when they host the Ottawa Senators at the TD Garden on Saturday, November 13 (7:00 p.m., TV: NESN, RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub). This game will be their third and four nights, however the schedule does not slow down from there. The Black and Gold have four games next week with tilts against the Devils on Monday (TD Garden, 7:00 p.m.), Rangers on Wednesday (Madison Square Garden, 7:00 p.m.), Panthers on Thursday (TD Garden, 7:00 p.m.) and Kings on Saturday (TD Garden, 7:00 p.m.). All games will be televised on NESN and broadcast on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

NEVER DISRESPECT THE GARDEN: The Bear created an impromptu “Bruins Hockey Rule” after some vandalism took place in a women’s restroom at the TD Garden during the Bruins/Blues game last Saturday. Check out the new rule at bostonbruins.com

500 FOR JULIEN: Wednesday’s game in New York will be the 500th of Bruins Head Coach Claude Julien’s NHL coaching career. (260-168-10-59 overall record with the Canadiens, Devils and Bruins)

SEGUIN TEAMS UP WITH DUNKIN’ DONUTS: Dunkin’ Donuts announced Thursday that it has signed Tyler Seguin as a company spokesperson. As part of the deal, Seguin will play a starring role in “Caught Cold,” Dunkin’ Donuts’ new season-long iced coffee marketing initiative.  For more information, visit Dunkin’ Donuts’ website.

MAKE-A-WISH: The Bruins and the Make-A-Wish Foundation were pleased to host 12-year-old Bruins fan Antonio Manuele to the TD Garden on Thursday night.  Manuele – who suffers from lymphoma – traveled with his mother, father and seven-year-old brother from Quebec to attend the Bruins/Habs game. After the game, Manuele met his favorite hockey players Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Milan Lucic and Mark Recchi. The Bruins players signed autographs, took pictures and played Nintendo Wii with Antonio.

STUART, WHEELER SUPPORT TROOPS: Mark Stuart and Blake Wheeler will each donate $5,000 worth of Bruins tickets to local military members and their families as part of Military Appreciation Night on November 15. The Bruins will honor local military members, veterans and their families throughout the Bruins/Devils game. Fans can learn how to contribute by visiting bostonbruins.com/military.

Stuart and Wheeler will make a lead a youth hockey clinic at Hanscom Air Force Base on Monday, November 8 for 40 children whose parents are active servicemen/women. For more information please reference the “Around Town” section below.

NEXT BRUINS PROSPECT REPORT ON MONDAY: The Bruins Communications Staff has created the Boston Bruins Prospect Report, which will be emailed out every two weeks. The Report will contain updated statistical information, news and notes on all players in the Bruins system, as well as a “Prospect Spotlight” section that will highlight two players in a feature article format. This week’s report will feature Craig Cunningham and Joe Colborne and will be sent out on Monday, November 15.

“BIG BAD BRUINS SHOW” The Big Bad Bruins Show will air on Saturday, November 13 at 6:00 p.m. -  Here is this week’s lineup:

-NHL Plays of the Week
-Tour of CONSOL Energy Center
-Game Recap – Boston vs. Pittsburgh 11/10/10
-Behind the B: Kathryn Tappen 1-on-1 with Johnny Boychuk
-Presidential Address’ Andy Brickley 1-on-1 with Cam Neely (From the Road in Pittsburgh)
-TD Bank P.A.S.S Program with Dennis Seidenberg, Adam McQuaid, and Tommy Songin

THE STAT OF THE WEEK, COURTESY OF THE BRUINS WEEK AHEAD STAT MACHINE…
Tim Thomas has five career shutouts against the Senators including his recent 4-0 win in Ottawa on Oct. 30. Thomas is 12-3-1 in his last 16 games versus the Sens.

MEDIA INFO: Media and fans can also call 617.624.1910 for the latest updates to the Bruins practice and game schedule.

ON THIS DATE IN BRUINS HISTORY: November 11, 2002 - The Bruins record the 1,000th road victory in their franchise history with a 4-3 win at the Buffalo Sabres.

WEEK AHEAD RATED LINKS:
Thirteen games down and the Bruins are starting to hit their stride, check out some highlights of the recent coverage...

Yesterday was Veterans Day and Joe Haggerty links it with up with hockey (http://tinyurl.com/25t2m98)

Tyler Seguin is embracing New England and becoming the new face of Dunkin Donuts (http://tinyurl.com/39o2dl5)

David Krejci had a scare a couple of games ago with a concussion but he is on his way to recovery and almost back on the ice (http://tinyurl.com/263c5hx)

Marc Savard is improving day by day and is on track to rejoin the B’s on the ice (http://tinyurl.com/33n6cdh)

Boston Bruins prospect Ryan Spooner is no longer with the Peterborough Petes, New England Hockey Journal reports (http://tinyurl.com/2e53f7v)

Follow the Bruins on Twitter @NHLBruins
Become a Fan of the Bruins on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NHLBruins

AROUND TOWN...
WHAT: BRUINS HOCKEY RULES VOTING
Bruins fans can begin voting for the next Bruins Hockey Rule at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, November 15 at BruinsHockeyRules.com. The Bear has sorted through thousands of rules submitted by Bruins fans for the past few weeks and has narrowed them down to his top five. Now Bruins fans vote for their favorite and decide which of the five will be the next Bruins Hockey Rule. The winner will receive 2 tickets to the Bruins/Hurricanes game on Friday, November 19 at 12:00 noon, a zamboni ride, a meet and greet with the Bear, and have his/her rule run on NESN and in arena during an upcoming Bruins game.
WHEN: Voting begins Saturday, November 13 at 10:00 a.m. and ends Friday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: BruinsHockeyRules.com
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Bear

WHAT: MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT
The Boston Bruins will honor local military members, veterans and their families at “Military Appreciation Night” presented by the Massachusetts and Maine Army National Guard on Monday, November 15. To show their support for the armed forces, Bruins Mark Stuart and Blake Wheeler each purchased $5,000 worth of tickets to the Bruins/Devils game that were given local military members and their families.

Bruins fans can continue to follow Stuart and Wheeler’s lead through the team’s “Seats for Soldiers” program. The Seats for Soldiers program enables fans to purchase specially-priced $99 Lower Level Seats and $50 Upper Level Seats that will be donated to the Boston Bruins Foundation who in turn will donate them to the USO New England. To date, through Stuart and Wheeler’s donation as well as the generosity of Bruins fans the “Seats for Soldiers” program will be donate over $70,000 worth of tickets to soldiers and their families. Bruins fans can continue to purchase tickets for donation please visit www.bostonbruins.com/military.

In addition, the Boston Bruins Foundation will hold a special silent auction of sticks the Bruins players used during warm-ups that they wrapped in camouflage tape. Following warm-ups, each player will sign their stick, which will then be relocated to Level 4 for the silent auction. The Boston Bruins Foundation will also be auctioning off six camouflaged, autographed jerseys of Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Nathan Horton, David Krejci, Tuukka Rask and Tyler Seguin.
WHEN: Monday, November 15 beginning at 7:00 p.m. continuing throughout the Bruins/Devils game
WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Mark Stuart and Blake Wheeler

UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AND MEDIA AVAILABILITY
- (Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887) (TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)
- Schedule is subject to change, please check the Bruins Media Website for the latest updates
-All times are local

Saturday, November 13 (Boston, MA)
-Boston Bruins vs. Ottawa Senators, TD Garden, 7:00 p.m. (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)

Sunday, November 14 (Wilmington, MA)
-Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 11:00 a.m.

Monday, November 15 (Boston, MA)
-Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils, TD Garden, 7:00 p.m. (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)

Tuesday, November 16 (Wilmington, MA/New York, NY)
-Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 11:30 a.m.
-Travel to New York, NY

Wednesday, November 17 (New York, NY/Boston, MA)
-Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers, Madison Square Garden, 7:00 p.m. (4 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001)
-Travel to Boston, MA

Thursday, November 18 (Boston, MA)
-Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers, TD Garden, 7:00 p.m. (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)

Friday, November 19 (Wilmington, MA)
-Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 11:30 a.m.

BRUINS ON THE AIRWAVES:
“THE AT&T HOCKEY SHOW”: The Hockey Show is back for year two on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Listen in every Wednesday (excluding gamedays) from 6-7 p.m. as host Damon Amendolara and the B’s radio team of Dave Goucher and Bob Beers take calls from fans, interview players and talk all things Bruins.

HUNWICK TO JOIN COUNTRY 102.5: Bruins defenseman Matt Hunwick will be a regular guest on Boston’s country station, 102.5 FM. Check out what he has to say on Wednesday, November 17 at 8:20 a.m.

WEEKLY RADIO SPOTS:
Tune in to the following local stations for weekly segments with Bruins personnel:

Tuesdays
101.7 WFNX
8:20 a.m. Mark Stuart with “The FNX Breakfast Show”

98.5 The Sports Hub
4:20 p.m. Cam Neely with “Felger and Massarotti”

Wednesdays
98.5 The Sports Hub
8:20 a.m. Peter Chiarelli with “Toucher and Rich”

100.7 FM WZLX
8:25 a.m. Marc Savard with “Karlson and McKenzie”

98.5 The Sports Hub
Patrice Bergeron with “Gresh and Zolak” (rotating times between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Thursdays
98.5 The Sports Hub
8:20 a.m. Shawn Thornton with “Toucher and Rich”

107.3 FM WAAF
8:30 a.m. Cam Neely with “The Hill-Man Morning Show”

Fridays
107.7 FM The Pulse (New Hampshire)
4:30 p.m. Johnny Boychuk on “New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath”

SEASON TICKET HOLDER SPOTLIGHT

Brad and Anne Rubin of Ruby Wines (Avon, MA)
SEASON TICKET HOLDERS SINCE: September 18, 1997
Brad and Anne’s son, 9-year-old Cam, drew a picture of Bruins center David Krejci in school and decided to make the picture into stickers for thank you notes. After the Rubins visited Vignamaggio winery in Italy his past summer, Cam sent them one of his Krejci thank you notes. What happened next? Vignamaggio contacted the Rubins and got permission to use Cam’s Krejci picture on a label of one of their wines! Check out the label in the PDF version of the Week Ahead.

SEATS FOR SOLDIERS HIGHLIGHTS: John Carrig of Woburn, MA donated his own seats to the Bruins Seats for Soldiers program and then purchased an additional 10 tickets for military members and their families to attend the Bruins/Devils game on Monday, November 15.  Season ticket holders Bob Donovan and Jack O’Neil have each purchased 10 Seats for Soldiers.

The entire Bruins organization would like to extend a special thanks John, Bob and Jack for their support of Military Appreciation Night.

BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS (as of Friday, November 12)
Goals
1. N. Horton, 7
2. M. Lucic, 6
T3. M. Ryder, 4
T3. Z. Chara, 4
5. 3 tied with 3

Assists
T1. D. Krejci, 8
T1. M. Recchi, 8
3. P. Bergeron, 7
4. 4 tied with 6

Points
1. N. Horton, 13
2. M. Lucic, 12
T3. M. Ryder, 10
T3. D. Krejci, 10
T5. P. Bergeron, 9
T5. M. Recchi, 9

Plus/Minus
T1. M. Lucic, +7
T2. N. Horton, +6
T2. M. Hunwick, +6
T2. A. Ference, +6
T5. Z. Chara, +5
T5. D. Seidenberg, +5

Penalty Minutes
1. G. Campbell, 35
2. M. Stuart, 23
T3. N. Horton, 19
T3. A Ference, 19
T5. M. Lucic, 18
T5. S. Thornton, 18

2010-11 BRUINS STARS:
Tim Thomas, First Star of the Week, Week ending October 31
Tim Thomas, Second Star of the Month, October
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