THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…
STAT OF THE WEEK: The Boston Bruins and the Dallas Stars are the only two teams in the NHL to rank in the Top-6 in both the power play (6th) and the penalty kill (3rd).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "That's how we want to score. Some people may not think it's pretty but to us it's a thing of beauty." - Sean Kuraly on scoring the dirty goals.
TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 9): @RealJackEdwards (Jack Edwards, NESN): "The second course came so quickly after the appetizer. Pasta. 1-1"
2017-18 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:
@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): Week 2, Week 3
@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI): Week 1, Week 6
@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, NBC Sports Boston): Week 4
@MLoftus_Ledger (Mike Loftus, Patriot Ledger): Week 5
@JoeyMacHockey (Joe McDonald, Boston Sports Journal): Week 7
@FlutoGlobe (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): Week 8
@RealJackEdwards (Jack Edwards, NESN): Week 9
BROADCAST SCHEDULE: The Boston Bruins broadcast schedule for this week's games is as follows:
11/11 vs. TOR, 7 p.m. ET: NESN, NHLN, 98.5 The Sports Hub
11/15 @ ANA, 10 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub
11/16 @ LAK, 10:30 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub
BEHIND THE B PRESENTED BY TICKETMASTER: Go behind-the-scenes with Season 5, Episode 4 of Behind the B presented by Ticketmaster. In episode 4, David Pastrnak dazzles, the Bruins dress up for their annual Halloween Children's Hospital Visit, and Anton Khudobin visits a military K9 training unit.
To catch up on previous episodes, head to BostonBruins.com/BehindtheB.
EVERY SAVE COUNTS: Throughout this NHL Season, Cigna, the official health insurance provider of the NHL, will donate $1 to Hockey Fights Cancer for every save made during an NHL game.
JETBLUE FLY ME TO NASHVILLE: JetBlue is flying a lucky fan to watch the Bruins take on the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Monday, December 4, 2017, as part of the "Fly Me To" contest. The winning fan will receive two (2) JetBlue round trip flights, two (2) tickets to the Bruins vs. Predators game, and hotel accommodations. Fans can enter at BostonBruins.com/FlyMeTo.
BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI GAMES: On Saturday, November 11 the Bruins Alumni will travel to New Bedford, MA for a game to benefit South Coast Panthers Youth Hockey. The puck drops at 7 p.m. at the Hetland Rink (310 Hathaway Blvd.). The Bruins Alumni roster includes Reggie Lemelin, Dave Shaw and Bruce Crowder along with the rest of the team. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.
On Sunday, November 12 the Bruins Alumni Team will be in Woburn, MA for a game to benefit Woburn Youth Hockey and the Joe Addonzio Family. The players will take the ice at 2 p.m. at the O'Brien Ice Rink (55 Locust St.). Expected in the lineup are Rick Middleton, Andy Brickley, Bob Sweeney and John Carter. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.
BRUINS ACADEMY PASS CLINIC PROGRAM: The Bruins Academy PASS (Partnership to Assist Skaters and Shooters) Clinic program powered by TD Bank is back for the 2017-2018 season. Each PASS Clinic is one hour long and is conducted by current Bruins players or alumni and members of the Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team. Each clinic is open to 50 youth hockey players in the Squirt/U10 or Pee Wee/U12 age classifications. Each participant will receive a PASS jersey, gift bag, and two (2) tickets to an upcoming Boston Bruins home game. Additionally, TD Bank will present a $1,000 donation to the hosting youth hockey organization.
To submit your youth hockey organization, please go to BostonBruins.com/PASS-Clinic.
BFIT SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM: Enter your school for the chance to win a 45-minute interactive BFit School Assembly run by Boston Bruins Foundation Director of Health, Fitness, and Wellness, John Whitesides, and the BFit Team. Each participating school will also receive a full set of free Boston Bruins Franklin street hockey gear to help continue the BFit initiative.
To submit your school, go to BostonBruins.com/SchoolAssemblyProgram.
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, and the first 11 episodes of this season can viewed on www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy and on the Bruins mobile app. In Episode 11, go behind the mask with Tuukka Rask , the players reflect on their first NHL goals, and Patrice Bergeron answers questions from fans.
Season 2, Episode 12: TBD
BRUINS ACADEMY THE APP: Bruins Academy is part of the Bruins' ongoing mission to encourage positive youth development through the sport of hockey. To join the club, download the new mobile app designed specifically for kids called Bruins Academy presented by Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. The app has built-in safety features that provide a safe experience for kids to connect with each other and their favorite team. In the new Bruins Academy app, kids can explore exclusive team content, create their own avatar, learn educational tips, test their trivia skills, and participate in challenges.
To download go to BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.
BRUINS ACADEMY THE CURRICULUM: The Boston Bruins announced the launch of Bruins Academy The Curriculum, a collaboration with Autodesk Inc. Autodesk makes software for people who make things and in an effort to inspire and create the next generation of designers and innovators, the new free curriculum will be available to New England-based Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers. The engaging Common Core-aligned lesson plans help cultivate the students' creativity by casting students as designers for projects ranging from rethinking the fan experience to customizing hockey equipment.
Autodesk will also host two participating classrooms for a workshop at the Autodesk Boston BUILD (Building, Innovation, Learning and Design) Space. Teachers, parents and students in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont can learn more about the program and sign up for Bruins Academy The Curriculum at their school by visiting BostonBruins.com/TheCurriculum.
BRUINS ACADEMY LEARN TO PLAY PROGRAM: The program debuted in 2014 with just six locations and 300 participants, and has grown each year since. To date, over 2,000 local youth have participated in the Bruins Academy Learn to Play program. This year, $2,000,000 (retail value) worth of equipment will be dispersed throughout the community through this program.
For a registration fee of $100, participants will receive a full set of CCM hockey equipment to keep valued at $500 retail, which includes skates, a professional fitting, and four weeks of on-ice instruction led by certified coaches and NHL Alumni. The Bruins Academy Learn to Play program has helped to increase hockey participation, and over 60% of the youth hockey players who participated in this program last year subsequently enrolled in organized hockey.
For more information go to BostonBruins.com/LearnToPlay.
SINGLE GAME TICKETS: Single Game Tickets for the 2017-18 season are now available. Choose from a number of key matchups, Original Six rivals, and exciting night and weekend games. To purchase, go to BostonBruins.com/SingleGameTickets or the NHL Bruins mobile app.
GROUPS ONSALE: Group Ticket Packages are on sale for the 2017-18 Bruins season. Group Ticket Packages offer a unique opportunity for you to enjoy a game with friends, colleagues, or teams. These experiences include birthday parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, client events, and team outings. Choose the package that's right for you by visiting BostonBruins.com/Groups.
PICK-A-PLAN: Pick-A-Plan allows fans to create the plan that works best for their busy schedules. Pick 1 game from a lineup that includes Original Six teams, and 2 games from a number of other key matchups. If 3 games isn't enough action, fans can pick up to 8 games. To customize your plan, visit BostonBruins.com/PickAPlan.
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 home games October through December. When you purchase your tickets to these games, you will receive a complimentary ski ticket pass to Loon Mountain, New England's most accessible mountain. To purchase tickets, visit BostonBruins.com/SkateandSki.
3-GAME PLANS: The Bruins 3-Game Plans are now on-sale. As Boston's winter starts to take hold, you can look forward to the high-energy excitement of Bruins hockey at TD Garden. To purchase a package for your family or friends, please visit BostonBruins.com/3GamePlans.
ADIDAS JERSEY: For the 2017-18 season, the Boston Bruins are wearing the new Adidas jersey with lighter, cooler, and stronger technology. The new Adidas jersey is online now, and in the ProShop for the first time. When fans purchase the jersey, they will receive a free commemorative bag, while supplies last. Visit the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden or visit BostonProShop.com today.
GEAR UP FOR THE SEASON: With the Boston Bruins season well underway, head to the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden to get the latest Adidas and Nike gear. The ProShop is guaranteed to have the best selection of jerseys, name and number tees, hats, and more. Can't make it to the ProShop, then head to BostonProShop.com.
BLACK FRIDAY DOORBUSTER EVENT: On Friday, November 24, TD Garden will be opening its doors at 8 a.m. for special access to the ProShop. With door busters up to 75% off and giveaways including Bruins stockings, dueling pucks, and free Bruins socks to the first 250 fans with purchase. The entire store is 30% off at 8 a.m. and 20% off at 9 a.m. Starting at 8 a.m., win tickets every half hour to the Celtics and Bruins doubleheader that day! Black Friday doesn't end there. Shop 20% off BostonProShop.com online all weekend long!
BRUINS ON SOCIAL: If you don't already, be sure to follow the Boston Bruins on all social channels:
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*All times local to where the game/practice is taking place
Saturday, November 11 (Boston, MA)
-Game vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)
Sunday, November 12 (Boston, MA)
Monday, November 13 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)
-Practice, 10:30 a.m.
-Travel to Anaheim
Tuesday, November 14 (Honda Center, Anaheim, CA)
-Practice, 1 p.m. (Honda Center, Anaheim, MA)
Wednesday, November 15 (Honda Center, Anaheim, CA)
-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m. (Honda Center, Anaheim, CA)
-Game vs. Anaheim Ducks, 7 p.m. (Honda Center, Anaheim, CA)
-Travel to Los Angeles
Thursday, November 16 (Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA)
-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m. (Staples Center, Los Angeles CA)
-Game vs. Los Angeles Kings 7:30 p.m. (Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA)
-Travel to San Jose
2017-18 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS:
1. D. Pastrnak, 9
2. B. Marchand, 8
T-3. P. Bergeron, 3
T-3. A. Bjork, 3
T-3. J. DeBrusk, 3
T-3. T. Krug, 3
T-3. T. Schaller, 3
T-1. C. McAvoy, 7
T-1. P. Bergeron, 7
T-1. D. Pastrnak, 7
T-4. T. Krug, 6
T-4. B. Marchand, 6
1. D. Pastrnak, 16
2. B. Marchand, 14
3. P. Bergeron, 10
4. T. Krug, 9
T-5. A. Bjork, 8
T-5. C. McAvoy, 8
1. Z. Chara, 8
2. B. Carlo, 6
3. B. Marchand, 5
4. P. Bergeron, 4
5. D. Heinen, 2
1. K. Miller, 38
2. Z. Chara, 15
3. S. Kuraly, 14
T-4. M. Beleskey, 12
T-4. C. McAvoy, 12
T-4. A. McQuaid, 12
-David Pastrnak is tied for 7th in the NHL in goals (9)
-Anders Bjork is tied for second among all rookies in power play goals (2).
-Charlie McAvoy ranks 3rd among all rookie defensemen in points (8).
10/5 vs NSH: Jake DeBrusk
10/5 vs NSH: Anders Bjork
First NHL Goal:
10/5 vs NSH: Jake DeBrusk
10/5 vs NSH: Charlie McAvoy
10/14 @ ARI: Anders Bjork
10/26 vs SJS: Danton Heinen
11/2 vs VGK: Sean Kuraly
First NHL Assist:
10/5 vs NSH: Jake DeBrusk
10/5 vs NSH: Anders Bjork
10/5 vs NSH: Charlie McAvoy
10/11 @ COL: Danton Heinen
11/6 vs MIN: Jordan Szwarz
200th NHL Goal:
10/30 @ CBJ: Brad Marchand
100th NHL Game:
10/19 vs VAN: Tim Schaller
400th NHL Game:
10/28 vs LAK: Tuukka Rask
900th NHL Game:
10/19 vs VAN: Patrice Bergeron