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Bruins Week Ahead: 11/26-12/1

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by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION HOLIDAY AUCTION: The Boston Bruins Foundation will be holding their third annual Holiday Auction through Friday, December 9, 2016. Bruins fans will have the opportunity to bid on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and signed memorabilia. This event has something for everyone! Once all items close, the winner will be notified no later than Tuesday, December 13 at 4 p.m. All of the proceeds from the Boston Bruins Holiday Auction will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis.

MORNING SKATES AT WARRIOR ICE ARENA: On game days this season, the Bruins' morning skates will be held at Warrior Ice Arena (90 Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135). Pregame media availability for Head Coach Claude Julien and players will also be held at Warrior Ice Arena. There will be no additional pregame media availability at TD Garden. Please contact a member of the Bruins Communications Staff for schedule updates throughout the year.

 

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

  

STAT OF THE WEEK: David Pastrnak is tied for second in the NHL in goals with 12 in just 16 games. That places the 20-year-old forward behind only Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (.93 GPG) in goals per game (.75 GPG). However, Pastrnak has also compiled a plus-12 rating - tied for fifth best in the NHL - compared to Crosby's plus-1 rating.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "I tried to weigh them down with a bunch of steak and had my wife going around with wine trying to slow them down that way too, but maybe we needed to keep them a little bit longer. They had good transportation planned to leave at nine so they could get a good night's rest, but I tried like crazy trying to slow them down and get that extra edge." - David Backes on having his former St. Louis Blues teammates over for dinner the night before their game.

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 11): @_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI.com): Brad Marchand has now activated the cheat code that causes defenders to lose their gloves *and* stick when he dekes around them.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: @PeteBlackburn (Pete Blackburn, FOX Sports): Conspiracy theory: David Backes gave former teammates food poisoning at his pre-Thanksgiving dinner. True Boston guy now

@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): 20,000 goals in ‪#Bruins history. Only active beat writer there for all of them ‪@GlobeKPD.

 

2016-17 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): Week 5, Week 8, Week 9

@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul DuPont, Boston Globe): Week 1, Week 2

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI.com): Week 3, Week 11

@HacksWithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE): Week 4

@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, CSNNE.com): Week 6

@DaleEArnold (Dale Arnold, NESN): Week 7

@michaelFhurley (Michael Hurley, CBS Boston Sports): Week 10

 

UPCOMING GAMES AND BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Sunday, November 27, Bruins vs. Lightning, TD Garden, 1 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Tuesday, November 29, Bruins at Flyers, Wells Fargo Center, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

Thursday, December 1, Bruins vs. Hurricanes, TD Garden, 7 p.m., TV - NESN, Radio - 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

BEHIND THE B: The New England Emmy Award winning series Behind the B has returned for its fourth season. 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 latest episode, goaltender Zane McIntyre adjusts to NHL life on the road while forward Tim Schaller has some special faces in the crowd for the team's game against the Rangers. Watch the latest episode by clicking here

Upcoming Episodes: Saturday, December 3, 4 p.m. (Immediately following the conclusion of Bruins at Sabres)

 

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 12 episodes can be viewed on www.BostonBruins.com and on the Bruins mobile app. In the previous episode, The B's get their own ice cream flavor, players pose with puppies for a calendar shoot, and the guys debate which teammate has the best flow. Watch the previous episode of Bruins Academy here.

Upcoming Episodes: Wednesday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.

 

3-GAME PLAN PACKAGES: With games starting on New Years Eve, Game Plans are the perfect gift this season. As Boston's winter starts to take hold, you can look forward to the high-energy excitement of Bruins hockey at TD Garden. 

 

UPCOMING GAMES: Catch the upcoming Boston Bruins 2016-17 homes games live at TD Garden. A limited number of loge and balcony seats are now available to watch the Bruins take on the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. as well as other games this season. To purchase visit BostonBruins.com/tickets.

 

GROUP TICKETS: Gather your group of ten 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.

 

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

 

CYBER MONDAY: If you weren't able to check out our Black Friday Doubleheader Doorbuster, then make sure to visit BostonProShop.com this Monday, November 28 for Cyber Monday. Discounts will start at 12:01 a.m. and run until 11:59 p.m.

 

FREE SHIPPING: Starting Monday, November 28 at midnight, for one week only, BostonProShop.com will be offering free shipping with purchase. Make sure to take advantage of this deal so your family and friends are able to wear their black and gold throughout the holiday season. Visit BostonProShop.com before time runs out.

 

CAMOUFLAGE JERSEY: Join the Bruins this Veteran's Day in honoring those who have proudly served our country. Visit the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden or go to BostonProShop.coom to purchase your Bruins Military Camouflage jersey that players wore during pregame warm-up against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

 

BOBBY ORR 50th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION: This season we celebrate Bobby Orr's 50th anniversary of joining the Boston Bruins. Celebrate this legend with his exclusive collection of hats, jerseys, jackets, and more at the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 at TD Garden. This commemorative apparel is also available online at BostonProShop.com. 

 

OPERATION HAT TRICK: Join us and Red River in supporting wounded veterans and active military members and their families this Veteran's Day. Shop select Operation Hat Trick products in the ProShop powered by Reebok on Level 2 of TD Garden or BostonProShop.com. All proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and Operation Hat Trick.

 

BOSTON'S TEAM SINCE 1924: Show your Bruins pride this season with the team's exclusive Boston's Team Since 1924 T-shirt only available at the ProShop powered by Reebok located on Level 2 at TD Garden. To shop the Boston's Team Since 1924 gear and view other authentic Bruins and Celtics gear, visit BostonProShop.com.

 

NEW THIRD JERSEY: This season, the Bruins will wear the sweater created for the 2016 Winter Classic as their third jersey. The uniform is inspired by the original look sported by the B's in their inaugural season in 1924-25 but has been updated with the Bruins current colors of Black and Gold, connecting the past with the present.

 

#GIVINGTUESDAY: Giving Tuesday is a global initiative on the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday that aims at giving, not receiving, and donating, not spending. This holiday season, the Boston Bruins will be asking fans to give back to the Boston Bruins Foundation, which is committed to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. Join the Boston Bruins Foundation this #GivingTuesday, because children are our future.

 

BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI GAMES: Saturday, December 3, 6 p.m. - The Boston Bruins Alumni will face off against the Green Mountain Boys inside Gutterson Arena, at University of Vermont for a game benefiting Camp Takumta. Expected in the line-up are Rick MiddletonTerry O'Reilly, Bob Sweeney and more. Tickets are $5 for children five and under, $10 for students and military, and $15 for all others. For additional information visit gmbhockey.com.

 

Sunday, December 4, 2:30 p.m. - The Boston Bruins Alumni will be in Keene, NH for a game at the Keene Community Ice Arena to benefit the rink. Tickets are $10, and 12 and under are $7. Expected in the line-up are Rick MiddletonTerry O'Reilly and Bob Sweeney along with the rest of the team.  For additional information visit keeneice.com.

  

MEIGRAY: Want to bring home a piece of the Bruins? Meigray Group is the Bruins official game-worn jersey source, and the only place to go to get an authenticated game-worn jersey from your favorite Bruins player. Meigray takes Bruins jerseys right off the ice. Every jersey comes with a Bruins Meigray letter of authenticity. Get your game-worn jersey today by visiting Meigray.com.

 

PASS CLINIC: TD Bank and the Boston Bruins have teamed up to bring you PASS, the Partnership to Assist Skaters and Shooters clinic series. Enter your child's youth hockey team for the chance to win a free hockey clinic, a $1,000 grant and tickets to a B's game this season. To enter, visit BostonBruins.com/youthhockey. 

 

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, 90 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

 

Sunday, November 27 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

-Game vs. Tampa Bay Lightning, 1 p.m.

 

Monday, November 28 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10:30 a.m.

-Travel to Philadelphia

 

Tuesday, November 29 (Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game at Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, November 30 (Boston, MA)

-TBD

 

Thursday, December 1 (Boston, MA)

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

-Game vs. Carolina Hurricanes, 7 p.m. (TD Garden)

 

Friday, December 2 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

-Travel to Buffalo

 

Saturday, December 3 (KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY)

-Pregame skate, 9 a.m.

-Game at Buffalo Sabres, 1 p.m.

 

2016-17 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS

 

Goals

1. D. Pastrnak, 12

2. B. Marchand, 6

3. D. Moore, 5

4. D. Backes, 4

T-5. P. Bergeron, 3

T-5. T. Schaller, 3

T-5. R. Spooner, 3

 

Assists

1. B. Marchand, 12

2. D. Krejci, 10

T-3. Z. Chara, 5

T-3. T. Krug, 5

T-3. J. Liles, 5

 

Points

1. B. Marchand, 18

2. D. Pastrnak, 16

3. D. Krejci, 12

T-4. D. Backes, 8

T-4. D. Moore, 8

 

Plus/Minus 

1. Z. Chara, 12

2. D. Pastrnak, 12

3. B. Carlo, 9

4. B. Marchand, 7

5. D. Backes, 4

 

Penalty Minutes

1. B. Marchand, 22

2. D. Backes, 21

3. Z. Chara, 19

4. M. Beleskey, 17

5. J. Hayes, 16

 

NHL Leaders

-David Pastrnak is tied for second in the NHL in goals (12) and is tied for fifth in the NHL in plus/minus (+12)

-Brad Marchand is tied for 22nd in the NHL in points (18), tied for 18th in the NHL in assists (12) and tied for fourth in the NHL in game-winning goals (3)

-Zdeno Chara is tied for fifth in the NHL in plus/minus (+12)

-Brandon Carlo is tied for 19th in the NHL and leads all rookies in plus/minus (+9)

-Tuukka Rask is tied for second in the NHL in wins (11), is fourth in the NHL in GAA (1.67), is seventh in the NHL Save % (.938) and is tied for second in the NHL in shutouts (3)

 

2016-17 Milestones

 

NHL Debuts:

10/13 @ CBJ: Brandon Carlo

10/13 @ CBJ: Austin Czarnik

10/13 @ CBJ: Danton Heinen

10/13 @ CBJ: Rob O'Gara

10/25 vs. MIN: Zane McIntyre (1st NHL start: 10/26 @ NYR)

11/3 @ TBL: Sean Kuraly

 

First NHL Goal:

10/17 @ WPG: Brandon Carlo

10/26 @ NYR: Austin Czarnik

 

First NHL Assist:

10/13 @ CBJ: Brandon Carlo

 

100th NHL Game:

10/17 @ WPG: David Pastrnak

 

300th NHL Point:

11/1 @ FLA: Brad Marchand

 

400th Win as NHL Head Coach:

11/7 vs. BUF: Claude Julien

 

400th NHL Assist:

11/12 @ ARI: Zdeno Chara

 

100th NHL Assist:

11/22 vs. STL: Torey Krug

 

20,000th Bruins Goal:

11/22 vs. STL: David Backes

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