STAT OF THE WEEK: The Bruins have recorded a 34.0% power play proficiency through the first three rounds of the 2019 playoffs. That is the second-best power play percentage of any team who has advanced through three post-season rounds in NHL history (1980-81 NY Islanders, 37.8% in 18 games played).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "I've thought about this moment for a long time, of playing for that ultimate prize you dream of when you're a kid. Now it's reality. It's us against one other team, and one of us is going home with that Stanley Cup." - David Backes following the team's Eastern Conference Final sweep.
TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 37): @AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL.com): "This season started in China. It will end in the Stanley Cup Final. It's been a long one, and it's not over yet. One more best-of-7 to go."
HONORABLE MENTION: @_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, 98.5 The Sports Hub): "Stormy tried fist bumping me. I denied that. Set the tone early. #ontimestart"
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, Week 36
@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL.com): Week 4, Week 10, Week 15, Week 19, Week 22, Week 35, Week 37
@ConorRyan_93 (Conor Ryan, Boston Sports Journal): Week 8, Week 12, Week 17, Week 25, Week 26, Week 28, Week 34
@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
BRUINS PLAYOFF SPIRIT DAYS: The Boston Bruins Community Relations and Youth Hockey Teams will hold a Boston Bruins Playoff Spirit Day at the Joseph Osgood School on Thursday, May 23. The program is an interactive, 45-minute rally that teaches participants how to waive a rally towel and includes a relay race and shootout. In addition to the program, the school will receive a full set of Franklin Sports, Bruins-branded street hockey equipment and a Class Pack to utilize in physical education classes.
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 15, go Behind the B against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. To watch Episode 15, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BehindtheB.
NEXT EPISODE: Season 6, Episode 16: 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 5, the team visits the Jack Nicklaus museum and Bruins prospect Jack Studnicka arrives in Providencez. To watch Episode 5, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.
NEXT EPISODE: Season 4, Episode 6: 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.
SUMMER CAMP: The Boston Bruins have teamed up with Pro Ambitions for the 10th Annual Bruins Academy Summer Camp 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.
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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, May 18 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)
Sunday, May 19 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)
-Practice, 11 a.m.
Monday, May 20 - Friday, May 24