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Bruins Week Ahead: May 25-31

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STAT OF THE WEEK: Boston and St. Louis are the only two cities that have met for a title in each of the four modern major professional leagues: NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB. The Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blues will be the 11th time the two cities have competed against each other for a championship.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "I told him I love him now, I'm gonna love him afterwards, but I'm gonna hate him for the next three weeks. I think that's a mutual decision. We're gonna battle our butts off for this ultimate prize." - David Backes on his best friend and former teammate, Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, ahead of the Stanley Cup Final

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 38): @AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL.com): "Bruce Cassidy reacts to a packed media room at Warrior: "The Red Sox off today?"

HONORABLE MENTION: @JoeyMacHockey (Joe McDonald, The Athletic): I'm impressed with the crowd at TD Garden tonight. Another reason I love this sport: the passion of its fans."

2018-19 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL.com): Week 4, Week 10, Week 15, Week 19, Week 22, Week 35, Week 37, Week 38

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, 98.5 The Sports Hub): Week 6, Week 11, Week 14, Week 24, Week 27, Week 30, Week 33, Week 36

@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

STANLEY CUP FINAL PARTY AT CITY HALL PLAZA: Country music star Chase Rice, fresh off his country chart-topper "Eyes On You," and rapper Lil Nas X, the artist behind the number one hit, "Old Town Road," will headline the 2019 Stanley Cup Final Party, a free outdoor concert and viewing party at Boston's City Hall Plaza on Monday, May 27, the NHL announced today. The event, which will not require a ticket, will open at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by live musical performances starting at 6 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to stay to view Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues on giant television screens starting at 8 p.m. ET.

GAME 1 SUITE TICKET RAFFLE/AUCTION: Fans have the opportunity to win two suite tickets to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals by visiting www.bruinsraffles.org to purchase raffle tickets and www.bruinsauctions.org to bid on a ticket package. Proceeds benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation. 

COMBINED 50/50 JACKPOT: The Stanley Cup Final 50/50 raffle will combine the totals from Games 1 and 2 to create one large jackpot! Proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at TD Garden as well as online at www.BostonBruins.com/5050. The winner will be selected at the start of the third period of Game 2.

BRUINS WIVES AND GIRLFRIENDS PLAYOFF JACKET AUCTION: The Boston Bruins wives and girlfriends have been wearing matching jackets to support their significant others during the playoffs. They have decided to give B's fans the opportunity to win a custom jacket similar to theirs. The jackets will be auctioned off as part of a bundle that includes a jacket with a custom Bruins design and an autographed Bruins player jersey (randomly selected from the current Bruins roster). Jackets are all one of a kind and all art on the jackets is designed by Kevin Sloane (@Klassic_kev). You can view his work on his website, www.kevinsloanedesign.com. All proceeds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation. Fans can bid at www.bruinsauctions.org.

BRUINS PLAYOFF SPIRIT DAYS: The Boston Bruins Community Relations and Youth Hockey Teams and Xfinity will hold Boston Bruins Playoff Spirit Days at Pine Glen Elementary School on Wednesday, May 29 and Francis Wyman Elementary School and Ditson Elementary School on Friday, May 31. 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 schools will receive a full set of Franklin Sports, Bruins-branded street hockey equipment and a class pack to utilize in physical education classes.

BFIT FIRST RESPONDER CHALLENGE CELEBRATION: The Boston Bruins BFit Team will travel to Nelson Place Elementary School on Thursday, May 30 to celebrate the Worcester Fire Fighters Local 1009 victory in the Fire Division for the BFit First Responder Challenge.

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 16, go Behind the B against the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference Final of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. To watch Episode 16, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BehindtheB.

NEXT EPISODE: Season 6, Episode 17: 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, Bruins prospect Jack Studnicka arrives in Providence and learn about the Stanley Cup. 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.

STANLEY CUP FINAL INDIVIDUAL 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.  

STANLEY CUP FINAL SUITE RENTALS 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. 

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.

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 practice and game times are local to where they are being held

 

Saturday, May 25 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

 

Sunday, May 26 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

 

Monday, May 27 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

-Pregame skate, 10:30 a.m.

-Stanley Cup Final Game 1 vs. St. Louis Blues, 8:00 p.m. (NBC, CBC, TVA, 98.5 The Sports Hub)

 

Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31

-TBA

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