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Bruins Week Ahead, 10.22 - 10.29

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Bruins Week Ahead, 10.22 - 10.29
THE BOSTON BRUINS WEEK AHEAD
OCTOBER 22 - OCTOBER 29

THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS:
B’S HOMESTAND ROLLS ON: The Bruins three-game homestand continues Saturday when the New York Rangers visit the TD Garden for a 7:00 p.m. tilt (TV: NESN, RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub). The Black & Gold will enter Saturday’s contest having rattled off four straight wins, outscoring their opponents 14-3 in those four games. They have captured eight out of a possible ten points this season, which is their best start since 1990-91 when the club notched nine of ten in their first five games.

The Bruins will host Phil Kessel and the upstart Maple Leafs on Thursday, October 28 at the Garden (TV: NESN, RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub). The Leafs have sprinted to a 4-1-1 start to the season and have been paced by the former Bruin Kessel, who has five goals and two assists through their first six games.

BRUINS HOCKEY RULES: Bruins fans can write the next “Bruins Hockey Rule” for the popular “Bear” commercial series at BruinsHockeyRules.com. Fans can create, customize and script their own ending to the latest commercial which debuted on Garden HDX during the Bruins/Caps game Thursday. The winner will have their commercial shown on NESN and Garden HDX during the season and have the opportunity to meet the Bear. For more information, visit the BruinsHockeyRules.com website.

THIRD JERSEY SCHEDULE: The Bruins will don their Third Uniform System (black jersey with the secondary logo featuring the Bruins bear) 12 times this season, beginning Thursday, October 28 against the Leafs. This System was unveiled during the 2008-09 season.

The team will wear the jersey in the following games: October 28 vs. Toronto, November 6 vs. St. Louis, November 26 vs. Carolina, December 11 vs. Philadelphia, December 23 vs. Atlanta, January 6 vs. Minnesota, January 15 vs. Pittsburgh, January 22 at Colorado, February 5 vs. San Jose, March 3 vs. Tampa Bay, March 22 vs. New Jersey, April 2 vs. Atlanta

FIRST BRU FEST OF THE SEASON SET FOR SATURDAY: On Saturday, October 23, the Bruins will hold their first “Bru Fest” of the 2010-11 season presented by Boston’s own Samuel Adams brewery in the East Lot of the TD Garden. The event will be the first of four Samuel Adams “Bru Fests” taking place throughout the season. The outdoor festivities run from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with the last call at 6:15 p.m. The event is free and open to Bruins fans ages 21 and over with a ticket to the Bruins/Rangers game.

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER: The Bruins will support the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative through a number of ways before, during and after their game against the New York Rangers on Saturday, October 23. Members of the Bruins management team, coaching staff and players will be supporting the initiative by wearing special attire and decals on their equipment, while the organization will host a special photo shoot and invite pediatric cancer patients and their families to participate in a variety of in-game activities at the TD Garden.

FINE LINE: The line of David Krejci, Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic has combined to tally 19 points in the club’s first five games. Krejci leads the B’s with five assists, Horton leads the team with four goals, and Lucic has contributed three goals and three assists.

Both Horton and Lucic have a point in every game this season.

NEELY HONORED: Bruins President Cam Neely and fellow 2010 Lester Patrick Trophy honorees David Andrews, Jack Parker and Jerry York will be on hand for an afternoon media availability session on Wednesday, October 27 at TD Garden. The media availability will begin at 4:15 p.m. in the Will McDonough Press Room with the formal proceedings commencing at 6:00 p.m.

The Lester Patrick Trophy, presented to the National Hockey League by the Rangers in 1966, honors individuals for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

“BIG BAD BRUINS SHOW” DEBUTS ON SATURDAY; “INSTIGATORS” ON THURSDAY… The Big Bad Bruins Show will launch on Saturday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. Hosted by Kathryn Tappen, the Original NESN Entertainment production will feature in-depth one-on-one conversations with Bruins players, a regular segment with Bruins President Cam Neely, and weekly reports from reporter Naoko Funayama.

The Instigators with Mike Milbury will return for its third season on Thursday, October 28 at 10:30 PM. Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley will once again mix it up with Milbury on a regular basis along with other special guest commentators, including another episode this winter featuring former Bruins coach and hockey icon Don Cherry.

THE STAT OF THE WEEK, COURTESY OF THE BRUINS WEEK AHEAD STAT MACHINE…
Tim Thomas has won his first four starts of the season. The last Bruins netminder to do so? Doug Keans, who won his first four decisions at the beginning of the 1987-88 season.

MEDIA INFO: Media and fans call also call 617.624.1910 for the latest updates to the Bruins practice and game schedule.

WEEK AHEAD RATED LINKS:
The Bruins started the season at home in the TD Garden with style, here are some of the highlights of Thursday night’s home opener and of what is to come this season...

Get Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan’s take on the Bruins this season (http://tinyurl.com/2b9kbu6)

Mick Colageo talked with Harry Sinden and broke down the strategies behind the Bruins management team this season (http://blogs.southcoasttoday.com/bruins/)

Steven Tyler made a guest appearance at the game yesterday, not only to sing the national anthem, but also to help auction off a motorcycle for the Bruins Foundation (http://tinyurl.com/26suemj)

Tim Thomas has been outstanding for the Bruins thus far coming off hip surgery, Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald gives his thoughts on the resurgent goaltender (http://tinyurl.com/27re9xu)

Marc Savard sat down with NESN to discuss his offseason and his looking ahead to get back on the ice (http://tinyurl.com/24e6frl)

The Bruins tried some new looks on the power play last night and CSNNE’s Danny Picard has the breakdown of the new positions and how it worked out (http://tinyurl.com/369xdm4)

Check out some actions shots of the home opener on Matt Kalman’s TheBruinsBlog.net (http://tinyurl.com/36k4ldm)

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Follow the Bruins on Twitter @NHLBruins
Become a Fan of the Bruins on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NHLBruins

AROUND TOWN:
WHAT: SAMUEL ADAMS “BRU FEST”
On Saturday, October 23, the Boston Bruins will hold their first “Bru Fest” of the 2010-11 season presented by Boston’s own Samuel Adams brewery in the East Lot of the TD Garden (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114). The October 23 event will be the first of four Samuel Adams “Bru Fest” events taking place throughout the season. The other dates include November 11, 2010, March 31, 2011 and April 6, 2011.The outdoor festivities run from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with the last call at 6:15 p.m. The event is free and open to Bruins fans ages 21 and over with a ticket to the Bruins/Rangers game. Samuel Adams will be featuring a selection of their most popular products including Samuel Adams Seasonal and Boston Lager.  Space for the event will be limited and fans are encouraged to arrive early. In addition, Bruins fans will enjoy interactive games, giveaways and a live performance from Boston band Hypercane. Throughout the evening, the Boston Bruins Ice Girls and the Boston Bruins mascot, Blades, will be mingling and taking photographs with fans.
WHEN: Saturday, October 23 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. with the last call at 6:15 p.m.
WHERE: East Lot of the TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114.
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Boston Bruins Alumni Tommy Songin, Current Boston Bruins TBD

WHAT: HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER
The Boston Bruins will support the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative through a number of ways before, during and after their game against the New York Rangers on Saturday, October 23 at the TD Garden. Members of the Bruins management team, coaching staff and players will be supporting the initiative by wearing special attire and decals on their equipment, while the organization will host a special photo shoot and invite pediatric cancer patients and their families to participate in a variety of in-game activities at the TD Garden.

To start the day, the families of children currently being treated for pediatric cancer throughout Boston will participate in a special photo shoot at the TD Garden from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Local photographer, Kim Kennedy, who is currently battling cancer himself will shoot the portraits, in an effort to help the children feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it. In addition, children currently undergoing treatment at hospitals throughout Boston will be in attendance at the game and will participate in a variety of activities throughout the evening. The activities will include Zamboni rides, a chance to watch warm-ups from the Bruins bench and an opportunity to greet the team as they head out of the locker room to take the ice for the game. All in-game fundraising activities, as well as, proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit The Neely Foundation.
WHEN:  Saturday, October 23, photo shoot from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and throughout the Bruins/Rangers game beginning at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Bruins management team, coaching staff and players

WHAT: BOSTON BRUINS I.C.E. SCHOOL VISIT PRESENTED BY AT&T
Michael Ryder will visit students at the William Ohrenberger School participating in the after school “Sports and Scholars” program on Monday, October 25. Ryder will lead a reading lesson from the Bruins I.C.E. School Curriculum presented by AT&T.
WHEN: Monday, October 25 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: William Ohrenberger School, 175 W Boundary Road, West Roxbury, MA 02132
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Michael Ryder

WHAT: BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION WINE TASTING
The Boston Bruins Foundation will host a wine tasting at The Capital Grille in Boston (359 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115) to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation on Monday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Bruins fans can sample select wines and taste assorted culinary creations at one of Boston’s finest restaurants.
WHEN: Monday, October 25 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Capital Grille in Boston (359 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Boston Bruins Foundation Director of Development, Bob Sweeney

WHAT: P.A.S.S. in Partnership with TD Bank
P.A.S.S. (Partnership to Assist Skaters and Shooters) is a 10 clinic series conducted by the Boston Bruins and sponsored by TD Bank.  P.A.S.S. focuses on teaching youth hockey players between the ages of 8 and 12 basic hockey skills. All participants receive a P.A.S.S. jersey and a gift bag filled with an equipment bag tag, water bottle and two tickets to an upcoming Bruins game. TD Bank also presents each hosting youth hockey organization with a $1000 donation.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Coffin Ice Rink (at The Fessenden School) 250 Waltham Street, Newton, MA 02465
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Brian McGrattan, Daniel Paille and Bruins Alumni Tommy Songin

WHAT: HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER HOSPITAL VISIT
Jordan Caron, Brad Marchand, Adam McQuaid and Tyler Seguin will be visiting Children’s Hospital Boston (300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115) to meet with pediatric cancer patients as part of the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative taking place throughout the month of October. This visit is open to media, please contact Kelly Mohr if you are interested in attending (kmohr@bostonbruins.com)
WHEN: Tuesday, October 26 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Children’s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Jordan Caron, Brad Marchand, Adam McQuaid and Tyler Seguin

WHAT: LESTER PATRICK CEREMONY
Bruins President Cam Neely and fellow 2010 Lester Patrick Trophy honorees David Andrews, Jack Parker and Jerry York will be on hand for an afternoon media availability session on Wednesday, October 27 at the TD Garden. The media availability will begin at 4:15 p.m. in the Will McDonough Press Room with the formal proceedings commencing at 6:00 p.m. The Lester Patrick Trophy, presented to the National Hockey League by the Rangers in 1966, honors individuals for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 27 from 4:15 p.m. - approx. 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Cam Neely

UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AND MEDIA AVAILABILITY
- (Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887) (TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)

Saturday, October 23 (Boston, MA)
-Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers, TD Garden 7:00 p.m. (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)

Sunday, October 24 (Wilmington, MA)
-Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 11:00 a.m.

Monday, October 25 (Wilmington, MA)
-Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, October 26 (Wilmington, MA)
-Practice at Ristuccia Arena, 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, October 27 (Wilmington, MA)
-Practice, Ristuccia Arena, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 28 (Boston, MA)
-Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, TD Garden 7:00 p.m. (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)

Friday, October 29 (Wilmington, MA/Ottawa, ON)
-Practice, Ristuccia Arena, 11:00 a.m.
-Travel to Ottawa, ON

BRUINS ON THE AIRWAVES:
“THE AT&T HOCKEY SHOW”: The Hockey Show is back for year two on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Listen in every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. as host Damon Amendolara and the B’s radio team of Dave Goucher and Bob Beers take calls from fans, interview players and talk all things Bruins. Milan Lucic joined the Hockey Show trio last Wednesday. Check out what he had to say here…. http://tinyurl.com/39tcfe7

WEEKLY RADIO SPOTS:
Tune in to the following local 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 WFNX
8:20 a.m. Mark Stuart with “The FNX Breakfast Show”

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

Wednesdays
98.5 The Sports Hub
8:20 a.m. Peter Chiarelli with “Toucher and Rich”

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

98.5 The Sports Hub
Patrice Bergeron with “Gresh and Zolak” (rotating times between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

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

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

Fridays
107.7 The Pulse (New Hampshire)
4:30 p.m. Johnny Boychuk on “New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath”

BRUINS STATISTICAL LEADERS (as of Friday, October 22)
Goals
1. N. Horton, 4
2. M. Lucic, 3
T3. M. Ryder, 2
T3. J. Caron, 2
T5. 5 tied with 1

Assists
1. D. Krejci, 5
T2. N. Horton, 3
T2. M. Lucic, 3
T2. M. Recchi, 3
T2. J. Boychuk, 3

Points
1. N. Horton, 7
T2. M. Lucic, 6
T2. Krejci, 6
4. M. Ryder, 4
5. 3 tied with 3

Plus/Minus
T1. N. Horton, +3
T1. M. Lucic, +3
T1. D. Krejci, +3
T1. D. Seidenberg, +3
5. 2 tied with +2

Penalty Minutes
1. G. Campbell, 18
2. M. Lucic, 9
T3. P. Bergeron, 4
T3. B Wheeler, 4
T3. B. Marchand, 4
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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 22 16 5 1 61 52 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
4 DET 20 10 5 5 55 49 25
5 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
6 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
7 FLA 18 7 5 6 40 47 20
8 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 22 5 11 -1 16
C. Soderberg 22 5 9 1 14
B. Marchand 19 5 6 5 11
D. Hamilton 22 4 7 0 11
L. Eriksson 22 3 8 4 11
R. Smith 22 4 6 1 10
M. Lucic 22 3 7 2 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 0 .915 2.36
N. Svedberg 3 3 0 .913 2.46
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