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Bruins Week Ahead: November 17-23

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by BostonBruins.com @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

 

STAT OF THE WEEK: Of the Bruins 48 goals scored this season, 13 of them have been scored by rookies (27.1%), including goals from Anders Bjork (3), Jake DeBrusk (3), Danton Heinen (3), Charlie McAvoy (2) and Sean Kuraly (2). The 13 rookie goals ranks 2nd in the NHL. Only the Arizona Coyotes have scored more and received a higher percentage of their offense from rookies (32%), with their 16 rookie goals coming from just two players.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "In Boston, we are blessed to have the best sports fans in the world. I made the economic investment in the Bruins, but our fans have made the emotional investment. They are the true owners of this Original Six team." -Jeremy Jacobs on Bruins fans

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 10):  @GlobeKPD (Kevin Dupont, Boston Globe): "Jeremy Jacobs: "Behind every succesful man...a surprised mother-in-law.""

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: @GlobeKPD (Kevin Dupont, Boston Globe): "Just arrived Anaheim. Pounding a burger and fries at In-Out burger. These people know healthy food."

 

@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, CBS Boston): "I stayed up. Now I'm ready to go party" -On staying up to watch the BOS-LAK game

 

2017-18 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): Week 2, Week 3, Week 9

@_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

@GlobeKPD (Kevin Dupont, Boston Globe): Week 10

 

BROADCAST SCHEDULE: The Boston Bruins broadcast schedule for this week's games is as follows:

 

11/18 @ SJS, 10:30 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

11/22 @ NJD, 7 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 18, the Bruins Alumni will venture north to New Hampshire for a game to benefit the New England Edge. The puck drops at 7 p.m. at Conway Arena (5 Stadium Dr. in Nashua, NH). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Former Bruins expected on the ice include Steve Leach, Ralph Barahona, Terry Virtue, and Jean-Yves Roy along with the rest of the alumni.

 

On Sunday, November 19 the Bruins Alumni will head to the New England Sports Center (121 Donald Lynch Blvd. Marlborough, MA) for their 13th annual game to benefit the Mass Down Syndrome Congress. Tickets are $10. Children under 12 are free. Bruins Alumni members including Rick Middleton and Bob Sweeney will be on the ice with the rest of the alumni team. 

 

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 BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy and on the Bruins mobile app. In Episode 11, forward Kenny Agostino recalls his time at Yale University, where he was a member of the 2013 National Championship team

 

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.

 

THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN RAFFLE: One lucky winner will receive four (4) tickets to watch the Boston Bruins face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Thanksgiving Showdown on Friday, November 24 at the TD Garden. Proceeds benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation

 

Raffle tickets can be purchased at BruinsRaffles.org until November 22 at 4 p.m.

 

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: During 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: 

Twitter: @NHLBruins

Facebook: Boston Bruins

Snapchat: bruinsnhl 

Instagram: nhlbruins

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

*All times local to where the game/practice is taking place

 

Saturday, November 18 (SAP Center, San Jose, CA)

-Pregame skate, 11 a.m. (SAP Center, San Jose, CA)

-Game vs. San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m. (SAP Center, San Jose, CA)

 

Sunday, November 19

-Travel to Boston

-No scheduled practice or media availability

 

Monday, November 20 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

 

Tuesday, November 21 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

-Travel to New Jersey

 

Wednesday, November 22 (Prudential Center, Newark, NJ)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m. (Prudential Center, Newark, NJ)

-Game vs. New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m. (Prudential Center, Newark, NJ)

-Travel to Boston

 

Thursday, November 23 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

 

2017-18 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS:

 

Goals

1. D. Pastrnak, 10

2. B. Marchand, 8

3. P. Bergeron, 4

T-4. A. Bjork, 3

T-4. J. DeBrusk, 3

T-4. D. Heinen, 3

T-4. T. Krug, 3

T-4. T. Schaller, 3

 

Assists

T-1. P. Bergeron, 8

T-1. T. Krug, 8

T-3. B. Marchand, 7

T-3. C. McAvoy, 7

T-3. D. Pastrnak, 7

T-3. A. Bjork, 6

 

Points 

1. D. Pastrnak, 17

2. B. Marchand, 15

T-3. P. Bergeron, 11

T-3. T. Krug, 11

T-5. A. Bjork, 9

T-5. D. Heinen, 9

T-5. C. McAvoy, 9

 

Plus/Minus 

1. Z. Chara, 6

T-2. P. Bergeron, 5

T-2. B. Marchand, 5

4. B. Carlo, 4

5. D Heinen, 3

 

Penalty Minutes

1. K. Miller, 38

2. Z. Chara, 19

3. M. Beleskey, 17

T-4. B. Carlo, 14

T-4. S. Kuraly, 14

T-4. C. McAvoy, 14

 

NHL Leaders

-David Pastrnak is tied for 9th in the NHL in goals (10)

-Anders Bjork is tied for the 2nd among all rookies in power play goals (2).

-Charlie McAvoy ranks tied for 3rd among all rookie defensemen in points (9) and assists (7).

-Charlie McAvoy leads all rookies in time on ice per game (23:07)

 

2017-18 Milestones

 

NHL Debuts:

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

 

200th NHL Game:

11/16 @ LAK: Paul Postma

 

400th NHL Game:

10/28 vs LAK: Tuukka Rask

 

900th NHL Game:

10/19 vs VAN: Patrice Bergeron

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