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Week Ahead: December 14-20

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by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

STAT OF THE WEEK: Patrice Bergeron scored his tenth goal of the season on Wednesday in Tampa Bay, making this his 14th season with ten-or-more goals, which ranks third in club history behind Ray Bourque (21) and John Bucyk (18). 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "That impact that he's had for us with the Bruins, but also in that Cup run is something that is going to be remembered for a long, long time." -Patrice Bergeron on seeing Tim Thomas in D.C. on Wednesday before Thomas' induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 13): @HackswithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, NBC Boston): 

 

HONORABLE MENTION: @ConorRyan_93 (Conor Ryan, Boston Sports Journal): 

 

2019-20 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@HackswithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, NBC Boston): Week 10, Week 13

@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL): Week 6, Week 12

@ConorRyan_93 (Conor Ryan, Boston Sports Journal): Week 4, Week 11

@JoeyMacHockey (Joe McDonald, The Athletic): Week 1, Week 8

@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, 98.5 The Sports Hub): Week 2, Week 3

@GlobeKPD (Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe): Week 5

@FlutoShinzawa (Fluto Shinzawa, The Athletic): Week 7

@mattyports (Matt Porter, Boston Globe): Week 9

TD BANK PASS CLINIC: The Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team will be traveling to Hyde Park, MA on Thursday, December 19 to award Hyde Park Youth Hockey a TD Bank P.A.S.S. (Partnership to Assist Skaters and Shooters) Clinic. 

Each P.A.S.S. Clinic is one-hour long and is conducted by Bruins 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 P.A.S.S. jersey, gift bag and two tickets to an upcoming Boston Bruins home game. Additionally, TD Bank will present a $1,000 donation to the hosting youth hockey organization.

BFIT PERFORMANCE SERIES: The Boston Bruins BFit Team will hold a BFit Performance Series presented in partnership with the National Guard at Mt. Everett Regional School on Tuesday, December 17. The 45-minute assembly style presentation is directed at local high school athletic departments and covers a range of topics including leadership, teamwork, nutrition, bullying, and more.

BFIT SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM: The Boston Bruins BFit Team will hold a BFit School Assembly program at Great Oak Elementary School on Friday, December 20. The program is an interactive 45-minute-long assembly that teaches participants how to live a happy, healthy lifestyle by emphasizing the importance of proper nutrition, kindness, determination, and movement through the game of hockey. In addition to the 45-minute-long program, Great Oak Elementary School will receive a full set of Franklin Sports Bruins-branded street hockey equipment to utilize and grow the sport of hockey.

BRUINS ALUMNI: The Bruins Alumni will be on the ice at The Rink at Riverwalk Resort in Lincoln, NH, for 30-minute skating sessions on Saturday, December 14. All ages are welcome. These thirty-minute VIP skating sessions will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and are by reservation only.

Tickets may also be purchased for a reception with the alumni from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will include refreshments, photos with the alumni and silent and live auction items. Participants must be over 21 to attend the reception and a spot must be reserved to participate in either event. Tickets are $25 to $125 and are limited. Contact 603-745-7500 for more information.

BBF 50/50 RAFFLE: The Boston Bruins Foundation will hold a 50/50 raffle with proceeds benefitting The Greg Hill Foundation and Colin's Joy Project. Tickets will be sold in arena on December 17 and are available online at: www.BostonBruins.com/5050. The winner will be announced at the start of the third period of the December 17 game. 

TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION DRIVE: The Boston Bruins will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for the U.S. Marines Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" program at the following Bruins home games in December: Tuesday, December 17 vs. Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, December 19 vs. New York Islanders and Saturday, December 21 vs. Nashville Predators. Representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be on hand at turnstiles of TD Garden and the Proshop powered by '47 to collect toys and monetary donations. All toys will be distributed to less fortunate children in the community during the holidays. All monetary donations will be used to purchase additional toys. For every toy donation or $10 donation at the Bruins games, fans will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for Bruins autographed memorabilia. To learn more, visit www.bostonbruins.com/toysfortots.

BEHIND THE B SEASON 7: The New England Emmy Award-winning series returns again this season to give fans an exclusive look at everything Black & Gold. In Episode 5, viewers get an inside look at Military Appreciation Night and head athletic trainer Don DelNegro celebrates his 2,000th game. To watch past episodes, visit http://www.BostonBruins.com/BehindTheB.

NEXT EPISODE: Season 7, Episode 6: Thursday, December 19, 5:30 p.m. ET

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 12, Joakim Nordstom and Steven Kampfer help out at a TD Bank P.A.S.S. Clinic, Danton Heinen talks about his pregame meal and David Backes visits horses at the Bina Farm Center with his daughter, Stella. To watch Episode 12, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.

NEXT EPISODE: Season 4, Episode 13: TBD

NESN "MY STORY": NESN's "My Story" TV series has expanded to the Boston Bruins for the 2019-20 season and will feature 13 episodes detailing the journey of individual Bruins players to the NHL. In episode three, Matt Grzelcyk talks about spending time in TD Garden as a kid and working his way toward a playing career with the Bruins. More information on episodes can be found at NESN.com/BruinsMyStory.

NEXT EPISODE: Torey Krug: Friday, December 13, 8 p.m. ET 

SINGLE GAME TICKETS: Fans can purchase single game tickets powered by Ticketmaster for the 2019-20 season and choose from a variety of matchups and special events like First Responders Night, Irish Heritage Night and Fan Appreciation Night. Fans can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com/BostonBruins

SUITE RENTALS: Fans can watch the Bruins from their own private suites powered by Ticketmaster throughout the 2019-20 season. Ideal for group outings, select luxury suites are still available for upcoming home games accommodating 18-60 fans. For additional information, fans can visit BostonBruins.com/Suites or call 617-624-1847. 

RAFTER STUDIOS: Fans can plan their next party or night out at Rafter Studios. The new and unique hospitality spaces can host groups of 36 - 230 people. Located on Level 9, the studios feature plush leather couches, inclusive food packages, and exclusive entrance and a private bar with a dedicated bartender. Fans can place their deposits at TDGarden.com/RafterStudios

BRUINS THIRD JERSEY: Fans can now purchase the all-new Boston Bruins third jersey, the latest alternate since adopting its 2016 Winter Classic jersey as a season-long addition in 2016-17. The jersey and entire third jersey line, including the hats, tees and zips will be available at the ProShop powered by '47 at TD Garden and online at BostonProShop.com

PROSHOP HOLIDAY: Fans can gear up for the holidays at the ProShop powered by '47 located at TD Garden. Fans can shop winter weather gear, stocking stuffers, the 2020 Pucks and Pups Calendar powered by PetSmart and gifts for fans of all ages. 

 OPERATION HAT TRICK: For the fourth year in a row, the Boston Bruins and Red River have partnered to create special-edition Operation Hat Trick merchandise. A percentage of sales will support the recovery of wounded service members and veterans. Fans may shop Operation Hat Trick now at the ProShop powered by '47. 

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 BostonBruins.com/KidsClub

BFIT CHALLENGE: Fans and local First Responders will have the opportunity to come together on January 26th 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 BostonBruins.com/BFitChallenge

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 BostonBruins.com/LicensePlates .

PUCKS & PADDLES: For the third year in a row, Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins Foundation have teamed up for the Patrice Bergeron and 98.5 The Sports Hub Pucks and Paddles event, which will take place on January 17, 2020 at Royale Boston. The tournament features players from the Bruins roster, 98.5 on air talent highest fundraisers and children from Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. VIP attendees enjoy a pre-event meet and greet with members of the team. Fans can learn more about VIP options and purchase their VIP ticket at BostonBruins.com/PingPong

CASINO NIGHT: Boston Bruins Casino Night presented by JetBlue, is set to return on February 13, 2020 at Encore Boston Harbor. Attendees will have the opportunity to play casino games alongside Bruins players throughout the night. The event will include both a silent and live auction featuring event tickets, gift certificates, and more. Fans can learn more and purchase tickets at BostonBruins.com/CasinoNight.  

BRUINS ON SOCIAL: If you don't already, be sure to follow the Boston Bruins on all social channels:

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