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Week Ahead: November 23-29

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by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

STAT OF THE WEEK: David Pastrnak is the first Bruins player to lead the league to the 20-goal mark since Bill Guerin did so in 2000-01. 

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "I mean, that was a backhand and I think it was going wide, so I've got to go with Tuukk's. He ripped it. And Tuukks is my boy!" -Brad Marchand on if Tuukka Rask's big save this week was better than Marc-Andre Fluery's

 

 

TWEET OF THE WEEK (Week 10): @HackswithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, NBC Sports Boston): 

 

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

 

2019-20 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

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

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

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

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

@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL): Week 6

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

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

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

 

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

 

BBF 50/50 RAFFLE: The Boston Bruins Foundation will hold a 50/50 raffle with proceeds benefiting FRAXA Research Foundation on Saturday, November 23. Along with funding research, FRAXA runs scientific meetings, advises pharmaceutical companies large and small and provides education on college campuses, community settings and international conferences. Families can reach out to FRAXA for resources, guidance, referrals, and an international community of support. 

Tickets will be sold in arena on November 23 and are available online now at BostonBruins.com/5050. The winner will be announced at the start of the third period of the Minnesota game.

 

BRUINS ALUMNI GAMES: On Saturday, November 23, the Bruins Alumni will play a benefit game for Vouchers for Veterans against the American Legion Post 8 of Dover. The puck drops at 3 p.m. at the Dover Ice Arena in Dover, NH. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Expected to take the ice with the alumni team are Frank Simonetti, Dave Shaw and Rick Middleton. Visit www.vouchersforveterans.org for additional information. 

On Sunday, November 24, the Bruins Alumni will play the MDSC All Stars in their 15th annual game to benefit the Mass. Downs Syndrome Congress. The MDSC All Stars and the Boston Bruins Alumni will face off at 1:30 p.m. at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA. Rick Middleton will be coaching and Andrew Raycroft, Ken Hodge, Tom Songin and Bob Sweeney are expected on the ice. Tickets are $10 while children can go for free.

 

BFIT SCHOOL ASSEMBLY PROGRAM: The Boston Bruins BFit Team will hold a BFit School Assembly program at Pell Elementary School on Monday, November 25. 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, Pell Elementary School will receive a full set of Franklin Sports Bruins-branded street hockey equipment to utilize and grow the sport of hockey.

 

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 4, viewers got an inside look at the Bruins Halloween visit while Weymouth's "Mighty Quinn" hangs out with his friend Charlie Coyle and drops the puck for Hockey Fights Cancer night. To watch past episodes, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BehindTheB

NEXT EPISODE: Season 7, Episode 5: Wednesday, November 27, 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 11, Tuukka Rask plays in his 500th game, Par Lindholm and Matt Grzelcyk decorate pumpkins and the Bruins take photos with dogs for their annual Pucks and Pups calendar. To watch Episode 11, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.

NEXT EPISODE: Season 4, Episode 12: Thursday, December 5, 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 two, Weymouth native Charlie Coyle talks about an NHL career that finally led him back home to Massachusetts. More information on episodes can be found at NESN.com/BruinsMyStory.

NEXT EPISODE: Matt Grzelcyk: Monday, November 25, 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 Black Friday and Fan Appreciation Night. Fans can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com/BostonBruins

 

GROUP TICKETS: Groups of fans can get together for a Bruins game at TD Garden and save off box office prices. Fans can select from a variety of youth hockey experiences including playing on the iconic TD Garden ice during intermission. Fans can learn about group tickets powered by Ticketmaster at BostonBruins.com/Groups

 

BUD LIGHT TOP SHELF BAR: Groups of fans can watch the Bruins at the brand-new Bud Light Top Shelf Bar, located on level 8 of TD Garden. Perfect for celebrating a special occasion, the bar includes both barstool and standing seat options. Fans can learn more at BostonBruins.com/Groups

 

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. 

 

PROSHOP: Fans can show their black and gold pride at the all-new ProShop powered by '47, now open on street level at the Hub on Causeway entrance to TD Garden. Fans can shop a variety of authentic team merchandise, customized apparel, exclusive Garden items and more both in-store and online at BostonProShop.com

 

PROSHOP BLACK FRIDAY: Fans can gear up for the winter and shop everyone on their holiday lists during the Black Friday Shopping Event at the ProShop powered by '47 on Friday, November 29. Fans will receive 30 percent off their purchase from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The event will include free giveaways, music and more. Fans will receive free parking validation in the North Station Garage from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m with purchase. 

 

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 .

 

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

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