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The Boston Bruins Week Ahead

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
KAMPFER UPDATE: Defenseman Steven Kampfer suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee during the team’s preseason game against the Senators on Thursday and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.

PRESEASON FINALE ON SATURDAY: The Bruins will wrap up their 2011-12 preseason when they visit Bridgeport, CT and play the New York Islanders on Saturday, October 1 (Local TV: none, Local Radio: none). 27 players currently remain on the Bruins roster, including rookies Jordan Caron, Lane MacDermid, Matt Bartkowski and Max Sauve as well as camp invite Chris Clark. The team can carry up to 23.

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BRUINS TO EMBARK ON TEAM-BUILDING TRIP: The Black & Gold will board busses on Sunday morning, October 2 and head to an undisclosed location for a team-building trip. The club will return on Monday evening, October 3. In terms of media availability, Sunday will be an off-day while Monday’s availability will take place via conference call at 4:00 p.m. ET with select players and Head Coach Claude Julien. The conference call details will be released on Monday.

MEDIA DAY SET FOR TUESDAY: The Bruins annual Media Day will be held Tuesday, October 4 at the TD Garden. Following the team’s practice at 10:00 a.m. Principal Charlie Jacobs, President Cam Neely, General Manager Peter Chiarelli, and Head Coach Claude Julien will hold a press conference in the Gray Walls Area. The Bruins players will be available to the media after the press conference. The Bruins also will provide a complimentary buffet-style lunch for all media who attend after the team availability sessions. Please enter through the Media/Back Security Entrance as you would on a regular Bruins gameday and have a valid press ID/credential with you and visible at all times.

CHAMPIONSHIP RING PRESENTATION DINNER TO BE HELD TUESDAY EVENING: The Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Championship rings will be unveiled during a team dinner on Tuesday evening, October 4. While the dinner itself will be closed to the media, there will be Bruins player/management media access outside the location both before and after the event. The Bruins Communications Staff will issue a release on Monday, October 3 with the full details of the event, including exact timings, location and media availability schedules.  

BANNER RAISING FESTIVITIES: The sixth Stanley Cup championship banner will be raised to the TD Garden rafters on Thursday, October 6 during the Bruins season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers (7:00 p.m. ET, TV: VERSUS, RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub). The Bruins encourage fans to arrive to the Garden early on Thursday, as there are a number of special pregame festivities in store. Fan Fest will be set up in the TD Garden front lot beginning at 4:30 p.m. and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The team will issue a release with full details on event specifics and timings on Wednesday, October 5.

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 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.

HALLMARK HEALTH WALK THIS SUNDAY: The Boston Bruins Foundation is teaming up with Hallmark Health for a charitable walk with 300 to 500 participants on Sunday, October 2 beginning at 8 a.m. ET.  Funds will benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and Hallmark Health. The route will travel through the North End to the Seaport and back, totaling 3.5 miles. Participants will be able to enjoy food and beverages as well as live music. For more information, visit

2010 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD: There was some unfinished business when it came to the 2010 Tweet of the Week leader, as official voting ended in a three-way tie. It will be a one-week playoff to break the tie for the 2010 crown with the winner announced next week.

2010 Standings:
@TheBruinsBlog, 4
@DJ_Bean, 4
@HackswithHaggs, 4

Here are some of the Boston media’s best tweets from last season...
  • (Before Game 7 against Tampa) @MikeGiardi Should be noted that the Bruins are a perfect 5-0 in the playoffs when I eat the greek salad with chicken from Beerworks. I did my part today.
  • @ESPNJoeyMac “Wish I had learned French. The one time I attempted to speak it, I told former Bruin Benoit Hogue to kiss my cheek and not my backside.”
  • @douglasflynn  "So the #Bruins just had their first 6-0-0 road trip since 1972. Help me out here, did anything else good happen for the B's that year?"
  • @kluedeke29 “last time #Bruins were 1 game from SCF I had a poster of @Alyssa_Milano in NJ Devils sweater on my wall”  
  • @DJ_Bean: “Bruins media availability tomorrow at Hanscom. Writers will be waiting in a human eight-spoked B.”
  • @ScottWCVB and his “How to Win Tweet of the Week” manual (was robbed of TOTW honors)
  • @TheBruinsBlog “Proof 8 days is 2 long between games: ToucherandRich are out of people to talk to and I'll be on tomorrow at 7:20. Thornton's dog declined.”
  • @GlobeFluto “Best actor taken away from Colin Firth. Subban thanking Academy. #habs #bruins”
  • @ESPNJoeyMac "Is it possible the Maple Leafs’ Tomas Kaberle becomes the 2011 edition of Doug Mientkiewicz circa 2004?"
  • @DJ_Bean: “The Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, working internet at St. Pete Times Forum”
MEDIA AND FAN INFO LINE: The Boston Bruins Media and Fan Information Line (617.624.1910) has been sidelined this week due to a new phone system installed in the TD Garden. The problem is being worked on and we hope to have it fixed by the season opener. We are posting all practice information for fans on the homepage and for media on the Boston Bruins Media Website. We appreciate your patience.

- (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 1 (Wilmington, MA)
-Practice, Ristuccia Arena, 10:00 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
-Travel to Bridgeport, CT
-Preseason game vs. New York Islanders, 7:00 p.m. ET (Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT)

Sunday, October 2
-No media availability, team will depart for team-building trip

Monday, October 3
-No practice, team-building
-Select players and Head Coach Claude Julien available by conference call, 4:00 p.m. ET (conference call details will be released on Monday)

Tuesday, October 4 (Boston, MA)
-Media Day
-Practice, TD Garden, 10:00 a.m.
-Media Day Press Conference with Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs, President Cam Neely, General Manager Peter Chiarelli, and Head Coach Claude Julien after practice
-Players available after press conference
-Ring Presentation Dinner and media availability (details announced on Monday, October 3)

Wednesday, October 5 (Boston, MA)
-Practice, TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-Claude Julien available after players  

Thursday, October 6 (Boston, MA)
-Morning Skate, TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
-Players available after morning skate
-Claude Julien available after players
-Pregame festivities (details announced Wednesday, October 5)
-Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers, TD Garden, 7:00 p.m.
-Game Broadcast Info: TV: VERSUS (HD), RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Friday, October 7 (Boston, MA)
-Practice, TD Garden, 11:30 a.m.
-Players available after practice
-Claude Julien available after players


T1. B. Marchand, 2
T1. T. Seguin, 2
T3. 13 tied with 1

T1. Z. Chara, 3
T1. N. Horton, 3
T3. M. Bartkowski, 2
T3. P. Bergeron, 2
T3. M. Lucic, 2
T3. R. Peverley, 2
T3. M. Sauve, 2  

1. Z. Chara, 4
T2. P. Bergeron, 3
T2. N. Horton, 3
T2. M. Lucic, 3
T2. B. Marchand, 3
T2. R. Peverley, 3

1. Z. Chara, +4
T2. G. Campbell, +3
T2. R. Peverley, +3
T4. J. Corvo, +2
T4. S. Kampfer, +2
T4. A. McQuaid, +2
T4. S. Thornton, +2

Penalty Minutes
1. S. Thornton, 7
2. D. Krejci, 5
T3. A. McQuaid, 4
T3. R. Peverley, 4
T3. B. Pouliot, 4

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