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Bruins Week Ahead

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD

OCTOBER 14 – OCTOBER 21

THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS...
UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE: The last two Stanley Cup champions will tangle in Chicago on Saturday when the Bruins visit the Blackhawks at the United Center (8:30 p.m. ET, TV: NESN, RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub). The B’s are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes on Wednesday while the Hawks prevailed in their last contest against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, 4-3.

Next week, the Bruins will return to Boston for a four-game homestand that starts on Tuesday. They will host the Hurricanes (Tuesday, Oct. 18), Leafs (Thursday, Oct. 20), Sharks (Saturday, Oct. 22) and Canadiens (Thursday, Oct. 27) during this stretch.

ON THE MEND: Bruins forward David Krejci did not join the team in Chicago and has been ruled out for Saturday’s tilt. He remains day-to-day with a core injury. Adam McQuaid – who left in the third period of the Bruins/Canes game after colliding with the end boards – is also listed as day-to-day. In his update to media on Friday afternoon, Claude Julien said McQuaid is experiencing headaches and neck pain and that team is being cautious with him. Julien also informed the media that Steve Kampfer (knee) has resumed skating back in Boston and will likely join the team for practice next week.

SUNDAY’S SCHEDULE: Please check the Boston Bruins Media Website on Sunday morning to confirm the practice/availability schedule for Sunday, October 16.

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER: The B’s will support the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative a variety of ways before, during and after their game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, October 18 at the TD Garden. Members of the Bruins management team, coaching staff and players will be supporting the initiative by wearing special attire and decals on their equipment. In addition, children currently undergoing treatment at hospitals throughout Boston will be in attendance at the game and will participate in a variety of activities throughout the evening. The activities will include Zamboni rides, a chance to watch warm-ups from the Bruins bench and an opportunity to greet the team as they head out of the locker room to take the ice for the game. All in-game fundraising activities, as well as, proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.

FIRST SAM ADAMS BRU-FEST ON THURSDAY: On Thursday, October 20, the Boston Bruins will hold their first “Bru Fest” of the 2011-12 season presented by Boston’s own Samuel Adams brewery. The October 20 event will be the first of four Samuel Adams “Bru Fest” events taking place throughout the season. The next Bru Fest will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2011. The outdoor festivities run from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. with the last call at 6:15 p.m. The event is free and open to Bruins fans ages 21 and over with a ticket to the Bruins/Maple Leafs game. Samuel Adams will be featuring a selection of their most popular products including Samuel Adams Seasonal and Boston Lager. Space for the event will be limited and fans are encouraged to arrive early.

FULL 60 TO HISTORY: The Bruins official championship season commemorative book Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins is on presale now on BostonBruins.com/full60. Full 60 to History gives readers unprecedented behind-the-scenes access into the Bruins championship season. Beginning with the team “picking up the pieces” after their 2010 playoff exit against Philadelphia, continuing through Belfast, Prague, across North America and to Vancouver for the unforgettable locker room celebration on June 15, Full 60 to History provides content that has never been seen or heard before. Exclusive insight into the trades that Peter Chiarelli made (and didn’t make), intermission speeches from Head Coach Claude Julien, postgame talks that only those inside the locker room were privy to, the meaning behind the title of the book, and countless memorable conversations and moments of the 2010-11 season are all explained in full detail.

CROSS INSURANCE BECOMES FIRST PRACTICE PARTNER: The Boston Bruins announced on October 4 that Cross Insurance will be the first partner of the Bruins practice jerseys. In addition to the practice jerseys Cross Insurance will have a visible presence at the Bruins primary practice facility at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA.

WIN A STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP RING: The Boston Bruins Foundation will host a raffle where a lucky Bruins fan will win his or her own official Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Championship ring. The winner will also have the opportunity to have the ring personalized with his or her name. Raffle tickets are on sale now at www.bruinsraffles.org for $5.00 per ticket, with the net proceeds benefiting the Boston Bruins Foundation.

BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK: Three tweets stood out beyond the rest this week but unfortunately only one could be chosen for the top honors. Congrats to @ScottIsaacs for his first career TOTW win.

@ScottIsaacs (Scott Isaacs, WCVB): “The iPhone 4s is gonna do for my tweets what hip surgery did for Timmy Thomas”

Both runners up belonged to @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe): “Brad Marchand and Dominic Moore tangle. Moore informs Marchand good Harvard men keep their shirts on at bar.”

@GlobeFluto: “Matt Bartkowski should be healthy scratch. Doubt he’ll be eating fried chicken, drinking beer, or playing xBox.”

2011-12 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD
@ScottIsaacs, 1 (Week 1)

THE STAT OF THE WEEK, COURTESY OF THE BRUINS WEEK AHEAD STAT MACHINE:
The B's have no fights through their first four games, which is the first time since 2005-06 that they haven't had a fight in the first four games of a season. If no one fights against Chicago, it'll be the first time since 1997-98 that no Bruin has fought in the first five games to start a season.

MEDIA AND FAN INFO LINE: The Boston Bruins Media and Fan Information Line (617.624.1910) has been experiencing intermittent problems. We apologize for the inconvenience. The practice and availability schedules can always be confirmed on the Media Website.

UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AND MEDIA AVAILABILITY
- (Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887) (TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)
- Schedule is subject to change. Please check the Bruins Media Website for the latest updates
-All times are local

Saturday, October 15 (Chicago, IL/Boston, MA)
-Morning Skate, United Center, 11:30 a.m. local
-Players available after morning skate
-Claude Julien available after players
-Boston Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks, United Center, 7:30 p.m. local (1901 W. Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60612)
-Game Broadcast Info: TV: NHLN-US, NESN (HD), RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
-Travel to Boston, MA

Sunday, October 16 (Wilmington, MA)
-Practice, Ristuccia Arena, 11:00 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-Claude Julien available after players

Monday, October 17 (Wilmington, MA)
-Practice, Ristuccia Arena, 10:30 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-Claude Julien available after players

Tuesday, October 18 (Boston, MA)
-Morning Skate, TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
-Players available after morning skate
-Claude Julien available after players
-Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes, TD Garden, 7:00 p.m. (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)
-Game Broadcast Info: TV: NESN (HD), RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Wednesday, October 19 (Boston, MA)
-Practice, TD Garden, 11:30 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-Claude Julien available after players

Thursday, October 20 (Boston, MA)
-Morning Skate, TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
-Players available after morning skate
-Claude Julien available after players
-Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, TD Garden, 7:00 p.m. (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)
-Game Broadcast Info: TV: NESN (HD), RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Friday, October 21 (Boston, MA)
-Practice, TD Garden, 11:30 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-Claude Julien available after players
 
AROUND TOWN
WHAT: HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHT
The Boston Bruins will support the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative a variety of ways before, during and after their game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, October 18 at the TD Garden (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114.) Members of the Bruins management team, coaching staff and players will be supporting the initiative by wearing special attire and decals on their equipment. In addition, children currently undergoing treatment at hospitals throughout Boston will be in attendance at the game and will participate in a variety of activities throughout the evening. The activities will include Zamboni rides, a chance to watch warm-ups from the Bruins bench and an opportunity to greet the team as they head out of the locker room to take the ice for the game. All in-game fundraising activities, as well as, proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit The Neely Foundation.
WHEN:  Tuesday, October 18 throughout the Bruins/Hurricanes game beginning at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Bruins management team, coaching staff and players

WHAT: FIRST SAMUEL ADAMS “BRU FEST” OF THE 2011-12 SEASON
On Thursday, October 20, the Boston Bruins will hold their first “Bru Fest” of the 2011-12 season presented by Boston’s own Samuel Adams brewery. The October 20 event will be the first of four Samuel Adams “Bru Fest” events taking place throughout the season. The next “Bru Fest” will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2011. The outdoor festivities run from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. with the last call at 6:15 p.m. The event is free and open to Bruins fans ages 21 and over with a ticket to the Bruins/Maple Leafs game. Samuel Adams will be featuring a selection of their most popular products including Samuel Adams Seasonal and Boston Lager. Space for the event will be limited and fans are encouraged to arrive early.
WHEN: Thursday, October 20 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. with the last call at 6:15 p.m.
WHERE: East Lot of the TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Bruins mascot, Blades and Bruins Ice Girls

WHAT: BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP RING RAFFLE
The Boston Bruins Foundation is raffling off an official Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Championship ring. The lucky winner will also have the opportunity to have the ring personalized with his or her name. Tickets will be on sale until Friday, December 23. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased online at  www.bruinsraffles.org for $5.00 per ticket, with the net proceeds benefiting the Boston Bruins Foundation.
WHEN: The winner will be chosen at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23.
WHERE:   www.bruinsraffles.org
 
BRUINS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS (as of Friday, October 14)
Goals
T1. B. Marchand, 2  
T1. R. Peverley, 2
T3. D. Krejci, 1
T3. D. Paille, 1
T3. T. Seguin, 1

Assists
1. T. Seguin, 3
T2. P. Bergeron, 2
T2. J. Corvo, 2
T2. B. Marchand, 2
T2. A. McQuaid, 2
 
Points
T1. B. Marchand, 4
T1. T. Seguin, 4
T3. P. Bergeron, 2
T3. J. Corvo, 2
T3. A. McQuaid, 2
T3. R. Peverley, 2

Plus/Minus
T1. B. Marchand, +3
T1. T. Seguin, +3
T1. P. Bergeron, +3
4. A. McQuaid, +2
T5. 4 tied with +1

Penalty Minutes
T1. B. Marchand, 8
T1. J. Boychuk, 8
3. Z. Chara, 6
T4. N. Horton, 4
T4. T. Seguin, 4

The 2011-2012 Boston Bruins season is presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery.
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