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Bruins Week Ahead: October 6-12

Stay up to date on this week's news, notes and numbers

by BostonBruins.com @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

THIS WEEK'S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

 

STAT OF THE WEEK: Jake DeBrusk and Charlie McAvoy scored their first career NHL goals in their first career regular season games against the Nashville Predators. The last two Bruins rookies to accomplish the same feat were Zellio Toppazzini and Dave Creighton on February 12, 1949 against the New York Rangers.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Zee has been a real killer here. His physicality and his endurance, the time he spends on the ice. He's been a tremendous investment, but his personality and his character goes a long way to establish what this team is. I think he's done a great job with it. And his captaincy is very much earned." -Jeremy Jacobs on Zdeno Chara.

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 3): @DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, NBC Sports Boston): That counts as a pick-6 given that McAvoy intercepted a pass and scored"

 

HONORABLE MENTION: ‏ @MattKalman (Matt Kalman, NHL.com): "Love how Jake DeBrusk took my dumb question and proved how Zen he is:

'Feel like you're here or what?'

'Well, yeah, I'm here at the moment right now.'"

 

2017-18 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

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

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, WEEI): Week 1

@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, NBC Sports Boston): Week 4

 

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

10/9 vs. Colorado, 1 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

10/11 @ Colorado, 9:30 p.m. ET: NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub

 

BEHIND THE B PRESENTED BY TICKETMASTER: Go behind-the-scenes with Season 5, Episode 2 of Behind the B presented by Ticketmaster. In episode 2, the B's kickoff a competitive training camp, Pasta arrives in Boston after signing his new contract, and Riley Nash tours Harvard's campus.

To catch up on previous episodes, head to BostonBruins.com/BehindtheB.

 

BRUINS VS. AVALANCHE: On Monday, October 9 the Bruins will take on the Colorado Avalanche at 1 p.m. Select tickets are still available. Visit BostonBruins.com/SingleGameTickets.

 

BOSTON BRUINS ALUMNI SEASON KICK OFF: The Boston Bruins Alumni will kick off their 2017-2018 season on Saturday, October 7 against Team Salesforce employees from Boston, Burlington and Cambridge. The game will benefit the Science Club for Girls, headquartered in Cambridge, MA, which helps build confidence and improve literacy in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for girls from underrepresented communities. Expected in the line-up are Bruins greats, Rick Middleton, Terry O'Reilly and Andy Brickley.  The game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start at the John A. Ryan Arena in Watertown, MA. General admission is $20. And student's tickets are $15.

 

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHT PRESENTED BY LAHEY HEALTH: Join the Boston Bruins on Thursday, October 19 for Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Lahey Health. Tickets are available to donate to local cancer patients and survivors. To learn more about how to join the fight visit BostonBruins.com/HFC.

 

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.

 

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 nine episodes of this season can viewed on www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy and on the Bruins mobile app. In Episode 9, check out a recap of the Bruins' trip to China, look back on the B's first-ever Fan Fest Tour and learn some fitness tips from Brad Marchand .

Season 2, Episode 10: 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 and receive a complimentary ski ticket pass to Loon Mountain, New England's most accessible mountain. To purchase tickets, visit BostonBruins.com/SkateandSki.

 

ADIDAS JERSEY: For the 2017-18 season, the Boston Bruins will be 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 right around the corner, fans can find all their apparel needs at the ProShop on Level 2 of TD Garden. Exclusive collections and new items will be arriving daily. If fans can't make it to the ProShop, they can visit BostonProShop.com.

 

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, October 7 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10 a.m.

 

Sunday, October 8 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10 a.m.

 

Monday, October 9 (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

-No pregame skate

-Game vs. Colorado Avalanche, 1 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

 

Tuesday, October 10 (Warrior Ice Arena, Boston, MA)

-Practice, 10:30 a.m.

-Travel to Denver

 

Wednesday, October 11 (Pepsi Center, Denver, CO)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Travel to Phoenix

 

Thursday, October 12 (Boston, MA)

-TBD

 

Friday, October 13 (Gila River Arena, Phoenix, AZ)

-Practice, 2 p.m.

 

2017-18 BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS

 

Goals

T-1. J. DeBrusk, 1

T-1. B. Marchand, 1

T-1. C. McAvoy, 1

T-1. D. Pastrnak, 1

 

Assists

1. D. Krejci, 3

T-2. A. Bjork, 1

T-2. B. Carlo, 1

T-2. J. DeBrusk, 1

T-2. C. McAvoy, 1

 

Points 

1. D. Krejci, 3

T-2. J. DeBrusk, 2

T-2. C. McAvoy, 2

T-3. A. Bjork, 1

T-3. B. Carlo, 1

T-3. D. Pastrnak, 1

T-3. B. Marchand, 1

 

Plus/Minus 

T-1. A. Bjork, 2

T-1. J. DeBrusk, 2

T-2. Z. Chara, 1

T-2. B. Carlo, 1

T-2. M. Grzelcyk, 1

T-2. D. Krejci, 1

T-2. B. Marchand, 1

T-2. C. McAvoy, 1

T-2. K. Miller, 1

T-2. T. Schaller, 1

 

Penalty Minutes

1. C. McAvoy, 6

2. A. McQuaid, 5

T-3. Z. Chara, 2

T-3. S. Kuraly, 2

T-3. K. Miller, 2

T-3. F. Vatrano, 2

 

NHL Leaders

-David Krejci is tied for second in the NHL in assists (3)

-Brad Marchand is tied for first in the NHL in shorthanded goals (1)

-Charlie McAvoy is tied for fifth among NHL defensemen in points (2)

 

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

 

First NHL Assist:

10/5 vs NSH: Jake DeBrusk

10/5 vs NSH: Anders Bjork

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