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STAT OF THE WEEK: Tuesday's win against the Toronto Maple Leafs featured Tuukka Rask's 500th game in the NHL and 269th win, making him only the seventh goaltender in NHL history to record 269 wins in 500 career games.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: "Just goes to show how old I'm getting, I guess." -Tuukka Rask on playing in his 500th NHL game.

TWEET OF THE WEEK (WEEK 6): @AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL): "I thought about deleting the David Pastrnak goal tweet from the called-back goal, but figured the odds favored him eventually making it come true tonight."

HONORABLE MENTION: @ConorRyan_93 (Conor Ryan, Boston Sports Journal): "about time this guy started scoring

David Pastrnak makes it 1-0 Bruins."

2018-19 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD:

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

@ConorRyan_93 (Conor Ryan, Boston Sports Journal): Week 4, Week 6

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

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

@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, NHL): Week 6

NINTH ANNUAL COACHING SYMPOSIUM: The Boston Bruins have teamed up with USA Hockey for a day of coaching education on Saturday, November 2. This free event is open to coaches of all skill levels to listen and learn from some of the best in the game. Coaches can register now at www.BostonBruins.com/CoachingSymposium.

BRUINS ALUMNI GAMES: On Saturday, November 2 at 2 p.m., the Boston Bruins Alumni will face off against Team Landon at the Chelmsford Forum in No. Billerica, MA. The game will benefit the Robert's Program at Children's Hospital which provides clinical services for families who have lost a child suddenly and unexpectedly without apparent cause. Tickets are $20 for adults and children under 10 are free. Expected in the line-up are Bobby Carpenter, Ken Linseman, Shawn McEachern and a host of other alumni.

Sunday, November 3, the Boston Bruins Alumni will head to Foxboro Sports Center for a 1:30 p.m. puck drop against the Homes for Our Troops Eagles. The game will benefit the Homes for Our Troops program, which provides mortgage-free homes for injured veterans. Tickets will be $20 for adults, $10 for adolescents age 13-18 and children under 12 are free. Joe Mullen, Bob Sweeney and Bob Beers are expected to take the ice with the rest of the alumni team.

BFIT PERFORMANCE SERIES: The Boston Bruins BFit Team will hold a BFit Performance Series presented in partnership with the National Guard at South High Community School on Friday, November 1. 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.

NEW PROSHOP: Fans can gear up for the season ahead at the 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. 

SKATE & SKI: The Boston Bruins, Loon Mountain, and 98.5 The Sports Hub have teamed up again to bring fans the Skate and Ski package. Fans can purchase a Skate and Ski ticket to select Bruins games this year for $99 and receive a complimentary lift ticket to Loon Mountain Resort, just two hours away from Boston. Fans can purchase tickets today at www.BostonBruins.com/SkateAndSki.

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 www.Ticketmaster.com/BostonBruins.

GROUP TICKETS: Groups of fans can get together for a Boston 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 www.BostonBruins.com/Groups.

SUITE RENTALS: Fans can watch the Boston 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 www.BostonBruins.com/Suites or call 617-624-1847. 

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 www.BostonBruins.com/KidsClub.

BFIT CHALLENGE: Fans and local First Responders will have the opportunity to come together on Jan. 26 at TD Garden for the BFit Challenge powered by National Grid. Teams will compete for awards, including Boston Bruins suite tickets. All proceeds from the BFit Challenge will go to First Responders. Those looking to participate can register at www.BostonBruins.com/BFitChallenge.

BBF GIVING APP: With the BBF Giving App, fans can give to their favorite BBF cause, while getting rewarded in the process. Causes include the Special Olympics, and Pucks and Paddles, and prizes ranging from autographed items to game tickets and custom jerseys. Fans can download "BBF Giving App" for free in the App Store or Google Play today. Learn more at www.BostonBruins.com/Giving.

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 www.BostonBruins.com/LicensePlates.

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 3, viewers will get an inside look at the Bruins family party and family skate, as well the 2019-20 season-opening road trip. To watch past episodes, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BehindtheB.

NEXT EPISODE: Season 7, Episode 3: Sunday, October 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 10, Bruins Academy highlights the bond between Boston sports teams, Bruins players read nice tweets and Tuukka Rask tours a spa in Finland. To watch Episode 10, visit www.BostonBruins.com/BruinsAcademy.

NEXT EPISODE: Season 4, Episode 11: Monday, November 4, 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. Tuukka Rask kicked off the series in episode one, talking about how his game has changed over the years. More information on episodes can be found at NESN.com/BruinsMyStory.

NEXT EPISODE: Charlie Coyle: Wednesday, November 6, 8 p.m. ET

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

***All practice and game times are local to where they are being held

 

Saturday, October 26 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA/TD Garden, Boston, MA)

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

-Game vs. St. Louis Blues, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, NBCSN, 98.5 The Sports Hub)

 

Sunday, October 27 (Madison Square Garden, New York, NY)

-Pregame skate, 11:30 a.m.

-Game vs. New York Rangers, 7 p.m. (Madison Square Garden, NESN, 92.9 FM)

 

Monday, October 28 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)

-Practice, 11:30 a.m.

 

Tuesday, October 29 (Boston, MA/TD Garden, Boston, MA)

-Pregame skate, 11 a.m.

-Game vs. San Jose Sharks, 7 p.m. (TD Garden, NESN, 98.5 The Sports Hub)

 

 Wednesday, October 30 (Boston, MA)

-TBD

 

Thursday, October 31 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

 

Friday, November 1 (Warrior Ice Arena, Brighton, MA)

-Practice, 11 a.m.

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