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Bruins Week Ahead: 11/20 - 11/27

Friday, 11.20.2009 / 6:48 PM / News
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Bruins Week Ahead: 11\/20 - 11\/27
THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD
November 20 – November 27

THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS:
AT & T LEGENDS CLASSIC TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY: Tickets to the AT&T Legends Classic – which will take place at Fenway Park on January 2, 2010 –  went on sale to the general public Friday at  10am and cost $10, $15, $20 or $25. Tickets can be purchased online at BostonBruins.com, by calling 617-624-BEAR (2327) and in-person at all Ticketmaster outlets or the TD Garden Box Office. Yesterday, during a special pre-sale for Bruins Season Ticket Holders, Cybear members and Red Sox Season Ticket Holders, over 12,000 tickets were sold.

Confirmed players for the Legends Classic include: current Vice President Cam Neely, actor and comedian Denis Leary, actor Tim Robbins, movie director Bobby Farrelly, musician Ken Casey, NHL greats Brian Leetch and Pat LaFontaine and a number of Boston’s most famous alumni including Bob Beers, Andy Brickley, Lyndon Byers, Gary Doak, Ken Hodge, Ken Linseman, Rick Middleton, Terry O’Reilly, Brad Park, Johnny ‘Pie’ McKenzie, Bob Sweeney and Don Sweeney. Legendary Bruins John Bucyk, Milt Schmidt, and Derek Sanderson as well as actor Lenny Clarke will also be participating in the game in an off-ice capacity. A number of other notable alumni, former NHL players, and celebrities have been invited to participate and will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

BRUINS LAUNCH WINTER CLASSIC “TEAM CHALLENGE”: PRESENTED BY SBLI: Boston Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs announced Wednesday the club launched the "Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Team Challenge" presented by The Savings Bank Life Insurance Company of Massachusetts (SBLI, known in Connecticut as Centrian Life Insurance), an online contest on BostonBruins.com for youth hockey teams throughout New England, where 25 teams will win 20 tickets to the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Fenway Park. For more information – and how to enter – visit BostonBruins.com.

ROAD TRIP ROLLS ON: After their 4-3 shootout win over the Thrashers in Atlanta Thursday night, the team will take on the Northeast Division leading Sabres Friday night in Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. (TV: NESN, RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub). The Black and Gold are in the middle of their longest road stretch of the season so far at four games (4-3 in Atlanta last night, tonight at Buffalo, Nov. 23 at St. Louis and Nov. 25 in Minnesota). They will have one other four-game trip (Feb. 7-13) and their longest trip of the season will be a seven-game stretch from Mar. 6-16.

THE STAT OF THE WEEK, COURTESY OF THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD STAT MACHINE:
Take a look at the postgame travel timeline of the Bruins after their shootout win in Atlanta:
Thursday, 9:43 p.m.: Bruins/Thrashers game ends
10:17 p.m.: Team bus departs Philips Arena for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
11:19 p.m.: Team plane departs
Friday, 12:51 a.m.: Team plane lands in Buffalo
1:10 a.m.: Team arrives at hotel in Buffalo

712: Miles flown between Atlanta and Buffalo
3 hours, 27 minutes: Door-to-door travel time from Philips Arena to team hotel in Buffalo
2: Number of Stanley Cup Rings won by the team’s Road Services Coordinator, Johnny Bucyk

THEY SAID IT…
Marc Savard, after participating in Thursday’s morning skate in Atlanta…
“I’m excited to get back out there, it’s been a long four and a half weeks. I’m 32-years-old and I’m playing Xbox. That’s not good.”

BOSTONBRUINS.COM/MEDIA: The Bruins have launched a media-only section of their website, www.BostonBruins.com/media. This password-protected site, which will be updated by the Bruins Communications staff daily, will be the online home for all relevant Boston Bruins media information. To obtain a username and password for the site, please see a member of the Bruins Communications Staff.

MEDIA AND FAN INFORMATION LINE: Please call 617.624.1910 for the latest updates to the Bruins practice and game schedule.
 

AROUND TOWN:
WHAT: Boston Bruins Viewing Party with 98.5 The Sports Hub
Bruins fans are invited cheer on the B's as they take on the Buffalo Sabres for the third Bruins Viewing Party of the 2009 -10 season. There will be giveaways, raffles and a Bruins themed menu.
WHEN: Friday, November 20 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hard Rock Café, 22-24 Clinton Street, Boston, MA 02109
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Blades and the Bruins Ice Girls

WHAT: Skate with the Ice Girls
The Boston Bruins “Skate with the Ice Girls” kicks off its third season this Sunday at the Armstrong Skating Arena in Plymouth MA. Bruins fans of all ages can take to the ice with Bruins Ice Girls Holly, Ashley and Lauren for $5.00 during the afternoon’s public skate. Bruins fans will also have a chance to win Bruins autographed memorabilia and great prizes
WHEN: Sunday, November 22 from 3:10 - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Armstrong Skating Arena, 103 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Bruins Ice Girls Holly, Ashley and Lauren

“COMMUNITY CAPTAIN” PRESENTED BY THE LOTTERY:
During each Boston Bruins home game, a member of the local community is acknowledged for their contributions as the “Community Captain” of the game. The Community Captain receives four complimentary game tickets to a Bruins home game where they will be recognized on the TD Garden HDX (video scoreboard). They will also receive a Boston Bruins Prize Pack.

Here are the Community Captains who will be recognized during this week’s home games:

November 28: Molly Baldwin
On Saturday, November 28 during the Bruins/Senators game beginning at 7:00 p.m., Molly Baldwin will be recognized in-game as the Boston Bruins Community Captain. Molly is the Founder and Executive Director of the not-for-profit organization called Roca. Molly used the money out of her own pocket to found Roca, which is based in some of Chelsea's toughest neighborhoods. She has dedicated her last 25 years to serving at-risk youth susceptible to poverty, gang violence and drug abuse.

2ND ANNUAL BRUINS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT: The B’s are returning to the Haverhill Valley Forum to host the second annual “Boston Bruins Holiday Tournament” from Sunday, December 27 through Wednesday, December 30. The event will feature Mite and Squirt squads playing in a minimum of three games over a four-day period. As an added bonus, each team will have the opportunity to win a team set of tickets to the 2010 NHL/Bridgestone Winter Classic between the Bruins and Flyers at Fenway Park on January 1, 2010. Check out www.bostonbruins.com for more info.

UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AND MEDIA AVAILABILITY
Please note the schedule is subject to change, call 617.624.1910 for the latest updates to the schedule.

Ristuccia Arena (190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887)
TD Garden (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)

Saturday, November 21
-TBD, check Media Information Line early Saturday morning for Saturday’s schedule

Sunday, November 22 (Wilmington, MA/St. Louis, MO)
-Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 11:30 a.m.
-Depart for St. Louis, MO

Monday, November 23 (St. Louis, MO/Saint Paul, MN)
-Game vs. St. Louis Blues, Scottrade Center, 7:00 p.m. local
-Depart for Saint Paul, MN

Tuesday, November 24 (Saint Paul, MN)
-Practice

Wednesday, November 25 (Saint Paul, MN, /Boston, MA)
-Game vs. Minnesota Wild Xcel Energy Center, 7:00 p.m. local
-Depart for Boston, MA

Thursday, November 26 (Boston, MA)
-Practice at TD Garden, 1:00 p.m. Closed to Public

Friday, November 27 (Boston, MA)
-Game vs. New Jersey Devils, TD Garden, 12:00 p.m. local

BRUINS ON THE AIRWAVES:

THE BUZZ: NESN’s Naoko Funayama will take you through the latest Bruins news on and off the ice on NESN’s weekly countdown show, The Buzz. This week Funayama will speak with Kim and Charlie Jacobs at the March of Dimes banquet in their honor, head to the Boston Common for the Frog Pond opening, and take a look at the 15th annual Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame inductions. Check your local listings for The Buzz’ airtimes.

THE HOCKEY SHOW ON 98.5: Bruins play-by-play man Dave Goucher and color analyst Bob Beers will team up with Sports Hub host Damon Amendolara every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. for “The Hockey Show”- an hour long program on 98.5 FM devoted to news, notes and phone calls on everything going on with the Bruins and around the NHL.

WEEKLY SPOTS:
Tune in to the following stations for weekly segments with Bruins personnel:

Mondays
98.5 The Sports Hub
8:20 a.m. Milan Lucic with “Toucher and Rich”

Tuesdays
101.7 FM WFNX
7:30 a.m. Andrew Ference with “The Sandbox”

98.5 The Sports Hub
4:20 p.m. Cam Neely with “Felger and Massarotti”

Wednesdays
98.5 The Sports Hub
12:30 p.m. Bruins guest of the week with “Tanguay and Zolak”

Thursdays
98.5 The Sports Hub
8:20 a.m. Shawn Thornton with “Toucher and Rich”

100.7 FM WZLX
8:25 a.m. Marc Savard with “Karlson and McKenzie”

107.3 FM WAAF
8:30 a.m. Cam Neely with “The Hill-Man Morning Show”

98.5 The Sports Hub
4:20 p.m. Peter Chiarelli with “Felger and Massarotti”
 
BRUINS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS (As of Friday, November 20):

Goals
T1. P. Bergeron, 6
T1. M. Ryder, 6
T3. M. Sturm, 5
T3. B. Wheeler, 5

Assists
1. Z. Chara, 10
2. D. Morris, 9
T3. S. Begin, 7
T3. P. Bergeron, 7
T3.D. Krejci, 7

Points
1. P. Bergeron, 13
T2. Z. Chara, 11
T2. D. Morris, 11
T2. B. Wheeler, 9
5. M. Sturm, 10

Plus/Minus
1. D. Krejci, +5
2. M. Ryder, +3
T3. M. Lucic, +2
T3. M. Sturm, +2

Penalty Minutes
1. S. Thornton, 47
2. Z. Chara, 40
3. B. Marchand, 18
4. M. Stuart, 17
5. S. Begin, 13
Coors Light - To the Black, The Gold, and The Cold

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
3 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
4 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
5 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
6 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
7 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
8 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 23 5 11 -2 16
C. Soderberg 23 5 10 2 15
D. Hamilton 23 4 8 2 12
L. Eriksson 23 3 9 5 12
B. Marchand 20 5 6 4 11
M. Lucic 23 4 7 3 11
R. Smith 23 4 6 -1 10
D. Krejci 11 3 7 4 10
C. Kelly 21 2 6 4 8
S. Griffith 18 5 2 -1 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 10 6 1 .915 2.40
N. Svedberg 3 3 0 .913 2.46
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