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Bruins Week Ahead: Sept. 21-27

Boston will continue its preseason with games against Chicago, Philadelphia, and New Jersey

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

STAT OF THE WEEK: There are currently 21 American players on the Bruins training camp roster. Here's a closer look at this year's breakdown by state:

Massachusetts: 4

Michigan: 3

Minnesota: 2

Colorado: 2

Florida: 2

New York: 2

Wisconsin, Missouri, New Jersey, California, Illinois, Connecticut: 1

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "I mean, I don't really know what to do on breakaways." - Connor Clifton after he scored on a breakaway against the Flyers. 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 1): @JoeyMacHockey (Joe McDonald, The Athletic): "Just give the Bruins PR staff the Dillman Award right now after an outstanding lunch on Day 2 of camp. Can't go wrong with subs from Kiki's."

HONORABLE MENTIONS: @mattyports (Matt Porter, Boston Globe): "Tuukka Rask was wearing a Metallica shirt today, reminding one and all that he is Ready to Rock™."

2019-20 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@JoeyMacHockey (Joe McDonald, The Athletic): Week 1

DIGITAL MEDIA GUIDE: A digital edition of the Boston Bruins 2019-20 Media Guide is now available online on the Bruins media website, https://www.bostonbruins.com/media. The guide includes information on players, statistics, franchise history, and more.

BRUINS ON 98.5 THE SPORTS HUB: Hear from some of your favorite Bruins all throughout this season on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Jake DeBrusk will appear on "Toucher and Rich" every Wednesday at 9:35 a.m. Torey Krug and Chris Wagner will also be making weekly appearances Thursday afternoons on "Zo and Bertrand". 

BBF 50/50 RAFFLE: The first Boston Bruins Foundation 50/50 raffle with benefit Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, in honor of fallen firefighter Captain Michael Bell. Tickets are currently available for purchase online at www.BostonBruins.com/5050 and will be sold in-arena during the game on September 23 vs. Philadelphia Flyers. The winner will be picked at the start on the third period.

KIDS CLUB: This summer, the Boston Bruins launched their first-ever official youth fan club, the Bruins Academy Kids Club presented by Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Parents can sign their children up now and receive a Bruins-themed welcome pack, access to reduced price tickets, and a discount at the ProShop. Fans can learn more and sign up at www.BostonBruins.com/KidsClub.

BFIT CHALLENGE: Fans and local First Responders will have the opportunity to come together on January 26 at TD Garden for the BFit Challenge powered by National Grid. Teams will compete for awards, including Bruins suite tickets. All proceeds from the BFit Challenge will go to First Responders. Those looking to participate can register at www.BostonBruins.com/BFitChallenge.

BBF GIVING APP: With the BBF Giving App, fans can give to their favorite BBF cause, while getting rewarded in the process. Causes include the Special Olympics, and Pucks and Paddles, and prizes ranging from autographed items to 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.

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.

PULLING FOR HOPE PLANE PULL: On Sunday, September 22, beginning at 10 a.m. the Boston Bruins will have a team taking part in the Pulling for Hope Boston Plane Pull to benefit the American Cancer Society. The Boston Bruins team will include Bruins mascot Blades and Bruins Promo Team and local cancer survivors from One Summit. The Plane Pull features 25 teams of 20 people taking on a JetBlue airbus in a game of tug a war. The goal is to be the fastest team to pull the plane 12 feet. This is the fourth year for the Pulling for Hope Plane Pull, which will take place at Logan Airport.

SKATE & SKI: The Boston Bruins, Loon Mountain, and 98.5 The Sports Hub have teamed up to bring you the Skate & Ski package. Purchase a Skate & Ski ticket to select Bruins games October through January for $99 and receive a complimentary lift ticket to Loon Mountain, New England's most-accessible mountain resort destination! Complimentary Loon Mountain tickets applicable only through Skate & Ski ticket packages.

SINGLE GAME TICKETS: Get your Single Game Tickets for the 2019-20 season presented by Ticketmaster. Choose from a number of key matchups, Original Six rivals, and exciting night and weekend games. To purchase, go to www.ticketmaster.com or the NHL Bruins Mobile App.

GROUP TICKETS: Bring your group out to watch the B's for the 2019-2020 season. Bruins group packages offer a wide variety of options to suite your group's needs and offers unique fan experiences to create a truly custom experience. For more information, visit https://www.nhl.com/bruins/tickets/groups or call 617-624-1805.

SUITES: Watch the B's from your own private suite during the 2019-20 season presented by Ticketmaster. Select luxury suites are still available for upcoming home games, accommodating 18 to 60 fans. Each suite has in-house catering and exclusive views of the ice, ideal for hosting clients or family and friends. For additional information, visit www.BostonBruins.com/SuiteRentals or call 617-624-1847.

BEHIND THE B SEASON 7: The New England Emmy Award-winning series returns again this season to give fans an exclusive inside look at everything Black & Gold. In Episode 1, viewers get an inside look at the Bruins development camp, David Pastrnak plays soccer and Tuukka Rask and his daughters explore Finland. To watch Episode 1, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BehindtheB.

NEXT EPISODE: Season 7, Episode 2: Wednesday, October 2, TBD

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 9, Bruins Academy highlights the hometowns of Charlie Coyle , Tuukka Rask and Zdeno Chara . To watch Episode 9, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.

NEXT EPISODE: Season 4, Episode 10: TBD

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

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, September 21 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA/United Center, Chicago, IL)

-Game Group practice, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)

-Non-game Group practice, 11:30 a.m.

-Preseason Game at Chicago Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. (United Center, Chicago, IL)

Sunday, September 22 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)

-Practice, 11:30 a.m.

Monday, September 23 (Boston, MA)

-Game Group practice, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)

-Non-game Group practice, 11:30 a.m.

-Preseason Game vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

Tuesday, September 24 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

Wednesday, September 25 (Boston, MA)

-Game Group practice, 10:30 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)

-Non-game Group practice, 11:30 a.m.

-Preseason Game vs. New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, Boston, MA)

Thursday, September 26 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

Friday, September 27 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

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