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by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Delivering those toys to the children and seeing them in person, to be able to talk and interact with them… having some fun, playing some games, that's what it's all about." -Zdeno Chara on the Bruins' toy delivery to children in local hospitals this past week.

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 14): @AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL): "Masaharu Morimoto is in the media room this morning. He'll be cooking lunch for the Bruins.

Y'know, just another normal day around here."

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

 

2019-20 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL): Week 6, Week 12, Week 14

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

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

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

@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

BBF 50/50 RAFFLE: The Boston Bruins Foundation is excited to announce a $100,000 Guaranteed Holiday Jackpot benefiting Special Olympics Massachusetts. This 50/50 raffle will feature the combined pots from the game on December 21 and 23, creating a large pot! 

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Special Olympics is spreading inclusion to every town, every city, every school, every workplace and every community in Massachusetts. The athletes, coaches and volunteers of Special Olympics Massachusetts are changing the way the world sees individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Tickets will be sold in arena on December 21 and 23 and are currently on sale for purchase at: SOMA5050.com. The winner will be picked at the start of the third period of the December 23 Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals 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 Bruins home game on 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.

12TH ANNUAL BOSTON BRUINS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT: The 12th Annual Boston Bruins Holiday Tournament is this upcoming week from December 27-30 at the Haverhill Valley Forum. Over 500 kids on 33 teams will compete across seven divisions in hopes of making it to Championship Day on December 30th. Participating teams will receive Bruins giveaway items and have the chance to meet Bruins mascot, Blades!

BRUINS ALUMNI: On Saturday, December 21, the Bruins Alumni will face off against the Watertown Youth Hockey Coaches at the Odden Hockey Arena at the Taft School in Watertown, CT. Tickets for the game are $20 and will benefit Watertown Youth Hockey for the Tyler Palmer Memorial Fund. Expected on the ice with the Bruins Alumni are Bobby Carpenter, Joe Mullen, Rick Middleton and Terry O'Reilly.

BEHIND THE B SEASON 7: The New England Emmy Award-winning series returns this season to give fans an exclusive look at everything Black & Gold. In Episode 6, viewers get an inside look at Tim Thomas' induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame and the Bruins' annual holiday toy shopping event. To watch past episodes, visit http://www.BostonBruins.com/BehindTheB.

NEXT EPISODE: Season 7, Episode 7: Tuesday, January 11, 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 Nordstrom 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 5, Episode 1: Sunday, January 2, 5:30 p.m. ET

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 four, Torey Krug talks about playing collegiate hockey at Michigan State and the challenges he had to overcome to play pro hockey. More information on episodes can be found at NESN.com/BruinsMyStory.

NEXT EPISODE: Jake DeBrusk: Tuesday, December 31, 4:30 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

PROSHOP WINTER/BRUINS THIRD JERSEY: Fans can gear up for the winter at the ProShop powered by '47 located at TD Garden. Fans can shop cold weather gear, stocking stuffers, the 2020 Pucks and Pups Calendar powered by PetSmart and gifts for fans of all ages. Fans can also 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

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:

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

 

Saturday, December 21 (Boston, MA)

-Pregame skate, 11 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)

-Game vs. Nashville Predators, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub)

 

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

-Practice, 11:30 a.m.

 

Monday, December 23 (Boston, MA)

-Pregame skate, 11 a.m. (Warrior Ice Arena)

-Game vs. Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub)

 

Tuesday, December 24 - Thursday, December 26 

-No practice.

-Happy Holidays!

 

Friday, December 27 (KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game vs. Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m. (NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub)

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