HONORABLE MENTIONS: @GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe): "Backes tries to drink a gallon of water per day. Lugs giant water bottle.
Reporter: "You carrying an aquarium, or what?"
Backes: "Yeah, Trent Frederic said he might try to put a goldfish in there. That'd get him off my good list.""
@mattyports (Matt Porter, Boston Globe): "According to BU, last night's McAvoy goal (from Coyle and Grzelcyk) was the first BU-from-BU-and-BU goal in NHL history."
2018-19 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:
@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, 98.5 The Sports Hub): Week 6, Week 11, Week 14, Week 24, Week 27, Week 30, Week 33
@ConorRyan_93 (Conor Ryan, Boston Sports Journal): Week 8, Week 12, Week 17, Week 25, Week 26, Week 28
@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL.com): Week 4, Week 10, Week 15, Week 19, Week 22
@JoeyMacHockey (Joe McDonald, The Athletic): Week 3, Week 5, Week 9, Week 13, Week 23
@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe): Week 7, Week 29, Week 32
@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): Week 16, Week 18, Week 21
@conroyherald (Steve Conroy, Boston Herald): Week 20
@HackswithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, NBC Sports Boston): Week 1
@Judd_Sirott (Judd Sirott, 98.5 The Sports Hub): Week 31
@mattyports (Matt Porter, Boston Globe): Week 2
WATCH A BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI GAME: On Saturday, April 20, the Boston Bruins Alumni will face off against the Hockey Cares for Kids team at Stoneham Arena (101 Montvale Ave., Stoneham, MA) in a game benefitting the Hockey Cares for Kids fund. Puck drop is slated for 1:00 p.m. and tickets are available at the door for $10 or $5 for children. Former Bruins Captain Ed Sandford will be coaching the alumni team, which will include Andrew Alberts, Steve Leach, Frank Simonetti and Ken Linseman, along with the rest of the alumni team.
BFIT ACTIVE KIDS BOSTON: The Boston Bruins BFit Team and members from the Boston Fire Department will run a BFit Active Kids Boston program at Sumner Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday, April 24. The program is a one-hour street hockey clinic open to 40-50 children in grades 3-6. Local Boston Fire Firefighters and the BFit Team will teach participants the sport of hockey and encourage them to lead an active life. In addition to the clinic, a full set of Franklin Sports Bruins-branded street hockey equipment will be left at the host location to utilize and grow the sport of hockey.
BFIT PERFORMANCE SERIES: The Boston Bruins BFit Team will hold a BFit Performance Series presented in partnership with the National Guard at Marlborough High School on Thursday, April 25. The 45-minute, assembly-style presentation is directed at local high school athletic departments and covers a range of topics including leadership, teamwork, nutrition, bullying and more.
BEHIND THE B SEASON 6 PRESENTED BY TICKETMASTER: The New England Emmy Award-winning series returns again this season to give fans an exclusive inside look at everything Black & Gold. In Episode 13, David Pastrnak tries out some goalie equipment and the Bruins visit the Jacobs family's home in Florida. To watch Episode 13, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BehindtheB.
NEXT EPISODE: Season 6, Episode 14: TBD on NESN
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. In Episode 4, Bruins Academy highlights TD Garden's first female PA announcer, Brad Marchand's work with NoticeAbility and the O.R.G. kids test out the B's facilities. To watch Episode 4, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.
NEXT EPISODE: Season 4, Episode 5: May, TBD on NESN
PLAYOFF GEAR: Fans can gear up for the 2019 Boston Bruins Playoffs presented by Beth Israel Lahey Health with exclusive items such as playoff t-shirts, hoodies, caps and pucks. The official collection is available at the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden.
KRUG & OPERATION HAT TRICK: Torey Krug has teamed up with '47 and Red River to support Operation Hat Trick with a special collection of gear. Proceeds from all purchases of the product will go to organizations across the country that support our nation's service members. Fans can pick up the gear at the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden.
FIRST RESPONDERS: The Boston Bruins are continuing to celebrate First Responders with exclusive, limited-edition gray '47 Boston Police and Fire t-shirts available in the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden. Net proceeds go to Firefighters Burn Foundation and Franciscan Children's.
BRUINS ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS: The Boston Bruins have teamed up with Pro Ambitions for the 10th Annual Bruins Academy Summer Camps presented by O.R.G Packaging. These camps will provide hockey players the opportunity to continue their skill development in a positive fun-filled environment with special appearances from members of the Bruins organization. Registration is now open so sign up today at www.BostonBruins.com/SummerCamp.
BBF LICENSE PLATES: Fans can show off their black and gold pride while supporting local youth hockey with a Boston Bruins Massachusetts license plate. The funds raised will go to initiatives such as supporting town programs, helping establish programs for autistic players and financing summer camp scholarships for players who are foster children with the Mass. Dept. of Social Services. Fans can learn more and get theirs today at www.BostonBruins.com/LicensePlates.
BBF GIVING APP: The Boston Bruins Foundation launched a new BBF Giving App, where fans can give to their favorite BBF cause, while getting rewarded in the process. Causes include the Special Olympics and Pucks and Paddles and have prizes ranging from autographed items, game tickets and custom jerseys. Fans can download "BBF Giving App" for free in the App Store or Google Play today. Learn more at www.BostonBruins.com/Giving.
PLAYOFF TICKETS: Fans can now secure tickets for all home games of the 2019 Boston Bruins Playoffs presented by Beth Israel Lahey Health by going to www.Ticketmaster.com/Bruins. For all updated information about the 2019 Boston Bruins Playoffs presented by Beth Israel Lahey Health, fans can visit www.BostonBruins.com/Playoffs.
GROUP DEPOSITS 2019-20 SEASON: Fans can put a deposit down now to reserve Boston Bruins group tickets powered by Ticketmaster for the 2019-20 season. A great way to entertain clients, reward employees, have fun with a team, or get together with family or friends, group tickets save fans and their groups. To learn more and put down a deposit for group tickets next season, fans can visit www.BostonBruins.com/Groups.
GAME PLANS 2019-20 SEASON: With a Boston Bruins Game Plan, fans receive first access to 2019-20 Boston Bruins tickets presented by Ticketmaster and can save big off box office prices. Game Plan holders also receive priority access to 2020 NHL Stanley Cup® Playoff packages and have the opportunity to purchase a Legends membership. Fans can learn more and secure their 2019-20 Game Plan at www.BostonBruins.com/GamePlans.
SUITES POWERED BY TICKETMASTER: Fans can watch the B's from their own private suite during the 2019 Boston Bruins Playoffs presented by Beth Israel Lahey Health. These luxury suites have in-house catering and exclusive views of the ice, ideal for hosting clients or family and friends. The suites can accommodate 18 to 60 fans and will be available on a per-round basis. For additional information, fans can visit www.BostonBruins.com/SuiteRentals or call 617-624-1847.
BRUINS ON SOCIAL: If you don't already, be sure to follow the Boston Bruins on all social channels:
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BRUINS UPCOMING SCHEDULE
*Schedule is subject to change
**All practices and pregame skates at Warrior are open to the public
***All practice and game times are local to where they are being held
Saturday, April 20 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA / Toronto, ON)
-Practice, 11:30 a.m.
-Travel to Toronto, ON
Sunday, April 21 - Friday, April 26