ROBINS REMOVED FROM INJURED NON-ROSTER PLAYER DESIGNATION & WAIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT: Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Friday, October 25, that forward Bobby Robins has been removed from injured non-roster player designation and waived for purpose of assignment to Providence. The 6’1, 220-pound native from Peshtigo, WI notched four goals and seven assists for Providence last season for a total of 11 points in 74 games. Robins also led the American Hockey League with 316 penalty minutes last season. In 12 games in the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs, the forward registered one goal, one assist, and 69 penalty minutes. Robins skated in one preseason game with the Boston Bruins in 2013, where he accrued five penalty minutes.
BRUINS VISIT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BOSTON: The Boston Bruins will be visiting Children’s Hospital Boston on Monday, October 28 beginning at 2:00 pm. The visit will be a special Halloween themed visit with players dressing up in costumes as they spend time going from room to room at the hospital. The players will also be “reverse trick-or-treating” as they deliver goodie bags to the children. For more information, please see the “Around Town” section of the Week Ahead.
BRUINS TO HOST COACHING SYMPOSIUM ON 10/26: The Boston Bruins and USA Hockey are teaming up to bring youth hockey coaches a day of coaching education from members of the Boston Bruins Coaching Staff, including Bruins Coaches Claude Julien, Doug Jarvis and Geoff Ward as well as Bruins President Cam Neely. Youth hockey coaches will listen to the expert panel present on all aspects of coaching, followed by age specific break out sessions. For more information, visit www.bostonbruins.com/youthhockey and please see the “Around Town” section of the Week Ahead.
PASS CLINIC PRESENTED BY TD BANK TO VISIT EAST BOSTON & FOXBORO: The Boston Bruins have selected 10 youth hockey organizations throughout New England to host a P.A.S.S. (Partnership to Assist Skaters and Shooters) clinic presented by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, this season. This week, the Bruins will hold a clinic on Monday, October 28 in East Boston at the Porrazzo Skating Arena, beginning at 4:00 pm and will feature current Bruins players. Later that same day, the B’s will also host another clinic at Foxboro Sports Center in Foxboro MA beginning at 6:10 pm with Bruins alumni Tommy Songin. For more information, please visit the “Around Town” section of the Week Ahead.
WATCH BEHIND THE B PRESENTED BY ALEX AND ANI: The third episode of the Bruins all-access television series Behind The B presented by Alex and Ani aired Monday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. on NESN. Episodes one, two and three as well as exclusive extras can all be viewed on the Bruins mobile app and on BostonBruins.com.
Behind The B Episode Re-Air Schedule on NESN: Episode #1 (Premiered 9/9 at 8:00 p.m.): -Wednesday, October 30 at 6:00 p.m. ET
Episode #2 (Premiered 10/1 at 8:00 p.m.): -Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Episode #3 (Premiered 10/21 at 8:00 p.m.): -Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET
BOSTON BRUINS 90TH ANNIVERSARY: The Boston Bruins will pay tribute to 90 years of history during ten select home games throughout the 2013-14 season. The organization will honor each of the ten decades of Bruins hockey as part of the 90 Years Celebration presented by Alex and Ani.
90 Years Celebration Games: -Monday, October 14 vs. Detroit Red Wings (Milt Schmidt puck drop) -Thursday, November 21st vs. St. Louis Blues -Saturday, December 21st vs. Buffalo Sabres -Tuesday, January 14th vs. Toronto Maple Leafs -Thursday, January 30th vs. Montreal Canadiens -Tuesday, February 4th vs. Vancouver Canucks -Monday, March 1st vs. Washington Capitals -Monday, March 24th vs. Montreal Canadiens -Thursday, March 27th vs. Chicago Blackhawks -Saturday, April 5th vs. Philadelphia Flyers
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BRUINS OVERCOME SHOT DISCREPANCY: The Bruins were outshot on Thursday night against the San Jose Sharks by a 39-17 margin for a +22 discrepancy in the thrilling 2-1 last second win, with David Krejci’s last second goal. It was the largest shot deficit for the Bruins since they were outshot by a 45-21 margin (-24) in a 4-1 win in Buffalo against the Sabres on December 10, 2007.
KREJCI KRUISING: David Krejci’s goal against the Sharks coming with 0.8 left on the clock on Thursday night was the first time the Bruins scored in the last second of regulation play since teammate Brad Marchand‘s last second goal against the Los Angeles Kings on March 24 2012. It was also the first time the Bruins won in the last second of a game since the B’s topped Colorado on October 14, 2002 when Sergei Samsonov potted a goal at 19:59. Krejci extended his point streak to six games with his goal and assist against the Sharks, giving him 2-6-8=totals during that span and 2-8=10 totals in eight of nine games this season.
ERIKSSON’S GAMES PLAYED STREAK SNAPPED: Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced on October 24 that forward Loui Eriksson had been diagnosed with a concussion and would be out indefinitely. Eriksson’s scratch from the lineup for the Bruins/Sharks game on Thursday night snapped a 148 consecutive games played streak with his last game missed on March 19, 2011 as a Dallas Star. Eriksson had missed just three of a possible 436 games over the past 5+ seasons. As of Friday, October 25 Gregory Campbell has the longest current consecutive regular season games played streak at 60. Bruins Assistant Coach Doug Jarvis knows a little something about playing consecutive games, as he hold the current NHL Ironman record playing in 964 straight NHL regular season games during his career from 1975 to 1988.
BRUINS BREAK NIEMI’S SHUTOUT STREAK: When Jarome Iginla scored his first goal as a Boston Bruin in the second period of the Bruins/Sharks game on Thursday night, he snapped San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi’s shutout streak of 119:42. The Bruins 2-1 win over San Jose also marked the Sharks first regulation loss this season and are now 8-1-1 on the year, while the Bruins improved to 7-2-0.
HALLOWEEN WEEK MATCHUPS: After their home game tomorrow night versus the New Jersey Devils at 7:00 p.m. the Bruins will travel later in the week to Pennsylvania for a matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 30 at 8:00 p.m. The B’s will be spending Halloween at TD Garden as they go head to head with the Anaheim Ducks at 7:00 p.m. on October 31.
UPCOMING GAMES BROADCAST SCHEDULE: The NESN broadcast team of Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley and Jamie Erdahl will cover the Bruins/Devils game on Saturday, October 26 and Bruins/Ducks on Thursday, October 31, while the Bruins vs. Penguins game in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, October 25 will be televised by NBC Sports Network (RDS2 in Canada). The tandem of Dave Goucher and Bob Beers will handle all radio duties on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
10/26 vs. New Jersey Devils, 7:00 p.m. – NESN 10/30 at Pittsburgh Penguins, 8:00 p.m. – NBCSN, RDS2 (Canada) 10/31 vs. Anaheim Ducks, 7:00 p.m. – NESN, NHL Network (US)
170 AND COUNTING: Following Thursday’s game against the San Jose Sharks, the Boston Bruins have sold out 170 straight regular season and playoff games. This sellout streak began more than three years ago on December 5, 2009 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The last game the Bruins did not have 17,565 in attendance at the Garden was on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 when they hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning (16,553).
BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK (TOTW): The Bruins media Tweet of the Week entered its seventh week with WEEI.com’s DJ Bean leading the pack. This week, the Patriot Ledger’s Mike Loftus jumps back to the top of the leaderboard with DJ Bean for his humble brag tweet regarding his daughter’s school’s lack of knowledge about “Rivalry Night”:
@MLoftus_Ledger: Sorry, no #Bruins-#Sabres tweets from here: Attending daughter's Honors Thesis gig. School has never heard of Rivalry Night, apparently.
Here are this week’s honorable mentions, in no particular order:
@DanCagen: Matt Bartkowski, early MVP of Behind the B. #wooooop @HackswithHaggs: San Jose Sharks call up Freddie Hamilton just in time for this wk's showdown w/Bruins & little bro Dougie Hamilton. Who will get the winnie? @DJ_Bean: Lucic: "I'm looking forward to -- well, I can't really watch Game 1 or 2… or 6 or 7 -- but you still feel part of it." #Bruins #RedSox
2013-14 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD @DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, WEEI.com, Big Bad Blog), Week 4, 5 @MLoftus_Ledger (Mike Loftus, Patriot Ledger), Week 3, Week 7 @ESPNJoeyMac (Joe MacDonald, ESPN.com), Week 1 @AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, Boston Globe), Week 2 @GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe), Week 6
LAST BRUINS PROSPECT REPORT SENT OUT: Wednesday, October, 16 NEXT BRUINS PROSPECT REPORT SENT OUT: Tuesday, October 29
PREVIOUS PROSPECT REPORT SUMMARY: The Bruins Communications staff sent out the first edition of the 2013-14 Boston Bruins Prospect Report on October 16. It can be viewed online at BostonBruins.com and on the Bruins Media Website. In addition to notes and statistics on all players in the Bruins system, the report features stories on the outlook for the B’s amateur propects as well as a Providence Bruins roundup.
BRUINS MEDIA WEBSITE: Throughout the 2013-14 season, members of the media can log on to the Boston Bruins Media Website for all relevant information regarding the team, including a downloadable version of the new 2013-14 media guide (coming soon); practice schedule and media availability updates; official news, statements and press releases; player transactions; Bruins’ player and staff appearances; gameday audio and transcripts for use; and an archives section for previous seasons. The current practice and media availability schedule can be found at the end of this release and via the media site.
Media can log on to BostonBruins.com/media using the following information: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: media
OFF THE ICE…
PATRICE’S PALS: As a part of his continuing charitable initiative Patrice’s Pals, Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron invites children from local hospitals and other organizations to experience a Bruins home game from his luxury suite. Children and their families receive goodie bags filled with Bruins memorabilia, a visit from the Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Ice Girls, as well as a feature on the Garden HDX. After the game, Patrice’s Pals are escorted to ice level and introduced to Patrice himself who signs autographs and takes pictures with his Pals. This will take place at all Boston Bruins home games during the 2013-14 season.
SAVVY’S SUITE: Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard has partnered with the Brain Injury Center at Children’s Hospital Boston, inviting children who suffer from the effects of Brain Trauma, both physically and psychologically, to attend a Bruins home game in his luxury suite. Children and their families receive goodie bags with Bruins memorabilia and a visit from Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Ice Girls. Savard started the program on Thursday, January 12, 2012, and it will continue through the end of the 2013-14 Bruins season.
COMMUNITY TICKET PROGRAM: For the entirety of the Boston Bruins 2013-14 regular season, Bruins Principal and Alternate Governor Charlie Jacobs is donating ten balcony tickets to every home game to children from charitable organizations across New England, who are invited to enjoy a Bruins home game from these donated seats.
BRAD’S BRIGADE IS BACK: The 2013-14 season marks an exciting new chapter for Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand’s charitable program, “Brad’s Brigade”. Established in 2010, Marchand’s program invites children from pediatric oncology units across New England to experience a Bruins home game. Children and their families sit in the loge section and are featured on the Garden HDX. Each family also receives a Brad’s Brigade T-Shirt, a Garden Gold Card and a goodie bag with Bruins memorabilia. At the conclusion of the game, families are escorted down to ice level where they have the opportunity to meet Marchand and get a photo taken with him.
BRUINS TO HOST COACHING SYMPOSIUM ON 10/26: WHAT: The Boston Bruins and USA Hockey are teaming up to bring youth hockey coaches a day of coaching education from members of the Boston Bruins Coaching Staff, USA Hockey, and other experts in the field. Youth hockey coaches will listen to the expert panel present on all aspects of coaching, followed by age specific break out sessions. WHEN: Saturday, October 26 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114 BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Cam Neely, Claude Julien, Doug Jarvis, Geoff Ward, Ted Donato (alumni), Andy Brickley (alumni)
BRUINS VISIT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BOSTON WHAT: The Boston Bruins will be visiting Children’s Hospital Boston on Monday, October 28th from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. The visit will be a special Halloween themed visit with players dressing up in costumes as they spend time going from room to room at the hospital. The players will also be “reverse trick-or-treating” as they deliver goodie bags to the children. WHEN: Monday, October 28 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm WHERE: Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Current Boston Bruins Players
BOSTON BRUINS PASS CLINIC SERIES PRESENTED BY TD BANK WHAT: The Boston Bruins have selected 10 youth hockey organizations throughout New England to host a P.A.S.S. (Partnership to Assist Skaters and Shooters) clinic presented by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, this season. This week, the Bruins will hold a clinic in East Boston at the Porrazzo Skating Arena, beginning at 4:00 pm and will feature current Bruins players. The B’s will also host a clinic at Foxboro Sports Center in Foxboro, MA that same day beginning at 6:10 pm with Bruins alumni Tommy Songin. TD Bank and the Boston Bruins have teamed up for the eighth straight year to support New England youth hockey through the P.A.S.S. clinic series. P.A.S.S. features a free on-ice clinic conducted by Bruins alumni and members of the Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team. The clinic includes instruction on hockey fundamentals such as skating, passing and shooting, as well as a $1000 donation from TD Bank to each hosting youth hockey organization. In addition, each individual participant will receive two tickets to an upcoming Bruins game as well as a TD Bank P.A.S.S. jersey and gift bag. P.A.S.S. clinics are open to youth hockey players between the ages of 8 and 12. WHEN: Monday, October 28 at 4:00 PM WHERE: Porrazzo Skating Arena, 100 Coleridge Road, East Boston, MA BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Current Boston Bruins Players
WHEN: Monday, October 28 at 6:10 PM WHERE: Foxboro Sports Center, 10 E Belcher Road, Foxboro, MA BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Bruins alumni Tommy Songin
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 -Practices at Ristuccia Arena are open to the public.
Saturday, October 26 (Boston, MA) -Pregame skate at TD Garden, 10:30 a.m. local -Bruins available to the media after pregame skate -Head Coach Claude Julien available after players -Home Game vs. New Jersey Devils, 7:00 p.m. local -Broadcast Info: NESN, NHL Network (US) Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Sunday, October 27 -TBD
Monday, October 28 (Boston, MA) -Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 10:30 a.m. local -Players available to the media after practice -Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
Tuesday, October 29 (Boston, MA / Pittsburgh, PA) -Travel to Pittsburgh, PA -Practice at Consol Energy Center, 1:00 pm ET. -Players available after to the media practice -Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
Wednesday, October 30 (Pittsburgh, PA/ Boston, MA) -Pregame skate at Consol Energy Center, 11:30 a.m. local -Bruins available to the media after pregame skate -Head Coach Claude Julien available after players -Away Game at Pittsburgh Penguins, 8:00 p.m. local -Broadcast Info: NBCSN, RDS2 Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub -Travel to Boston
Thursday, October 31 (Boston, MA) -Pregame skate at TD Garden, 10:30 a.m. local -Bruins available to the media after pregame skate -Head Coach Claude Julien available after players -Home Game vs. Anaheim Ducks, 7:00 p.m. local -Broadcast Info: NESN, NHL Network (US) Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Friday, November 1 -TBD
BRUINS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS (as of Friday, October 25)
Goals 1. M. Lucic, 5 T2. C. Kelly, 3 T2. T. Krug, 3 T4. P. Bergeron, 2 T4. L. Eriksson, 2 T4. D. Hamilton, 2 T4. D. Krejci, 2
Assists 1. D. Krejci, 8 T2. M. Lucic, 5 T2. R. Smith, 5 4. J. Iginla, 4 T5. D. Seidenberg, 3 T5. J. Boychuk, 3 T5. C. Soderberg, 3
Points T1. D. Krejci, 10 (2-8) T1. M. Lucic, 10 (3-2) 3. R. Smith, 6 (1-5) T4. J. Iginla, 5 (1-4) T4. T. Krug, 5 (3-2) 6. P. Bergeron, 4 (2-2)
Penalty Minutes 1. A. McQuaid, 24 2. J. Iginla, 18 3. S. Thornton, 17 T4. D. Krejci, 12 T4. M. Lucic, 12