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Bruins Week Ahead: June 15 - 21

THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

FAN FEST PRESENTED BY TD BANK: The Boston Bruins will host a series of Fan Fests presented by TD Bank to celebrate every Bruins home game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final. The free outdoor festivities will take place prior to Games 3 and 4 of the Bruins/Blackhawks series at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m. in the East Plaza outside of the TD Garden (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114). The event is free and open to Bruins fans of all ages with a ticket to that night’s game. Beer will be served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Adults over the age of 21 who wish to consume alcohol will receive wristbands and should adhere to the same alcohol policy that applies inside TD Garden. Space for the event will be limited and fans are encouraged to arrive early. In addition, Bruins fans will enjoy interactive games, giveaways, and music. Throughout the evening, the Boston Bruins Ice Girls and the Boston Bruins mascot, Blades, will be mingling and taking photographs with fans. For more information, please visit the “Around Town” section of the week ahead.

STANLEY CUP FINAL TICKETS: The Boston Bruins announced June 7, that tickets for the club’s first three home games of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final series will go on sale on Tuesday, June 11, at 12:00 noon ET. Tickets will be available for purchase at the TD Garden Box Office, on www.bostonbruins.com and via phone by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Due to the anticipated demand and limited ticket inventory, the Boston Bruins are also offering fans an alternative opportunity to purchase tickets to the 2013 Stanley Cup Final through a Second Chance Drawing. Fans may register for the chance to purchase two tickets to Home Games 1, 2, or 3* of the Stanley Cup Final beginning now through Wednesday, June 12 at 9AM. Selected entrants will be notified Wednesday, June 12 between 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets are subject to availability. To register, visit bostonbruins.com/playoffs.

B'S TO VISIT DAVIS THAYER ELEMENTARY: 
On Thursday, June 20, the Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team will be visiting the Davis Thayer Elementary School to hold a school wide Bruins Pep Rally.  Children will participate in various street hockey drills, a student versus teacher shootout and other Bruins related activities including trivia questions with prizes.  For more information, please see the “Around Town” section of the Week Ahead.

BRUINS & FMC ICE SPORTS PRESENT G.O.A.L!: The Boston Bruins and FMC Ice Sports have come together to host G.O.A.L!, a free event featuring skating and hockey instructional sessions. A clinic will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at Burlington Ice Palace in Burlington, MA.  G.O.A.L! provides a fun, game based environment for kids ages 4-9 who are new to the sport to give it a try.  The Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team will be present to assist new skaters. Hockey gear, skates and helmets will be provided free of charge.  For more information, please see the “Around Town” section of the Week Ahead.

2013-14 SEASON TICKETS SOLD OUT:
Season tickets in the loge and balcony sections for 2013-14 are sold out, but fans can get priority access to seats when they become available by joining the Boston Bruins Season Ticket Waiting List and placing a $100 deposit per seat (maximum of four). Deposits can be placed on bostonbruins.com or by calling 617.624.2327, Option 1. A Bruins Ticket Representative will contact you on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.  Additionally, a limited number of partial and full season memberships are still available in The Premium Club at the TD Garden. For more information about the Premium Club, fans can visit http://www.tdgarden.com/premiumclub or call 617.624.CLUB (2582).

STATS YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING…

LUCIC’S MULTI-POINT GAME: Milan Lucic notched two goals and an assist in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, giving him 2-4=6 totals over the course of his last five games. The last Bruins with multiple goals in a Stanley Cup Final game were Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, who both had goals in Game Seven in Vancouver on June 15, 2011. Lucic’s multi-point game marked his 12th of his career and matched his career high for points in one playoff game.

GAME ONE PROVES LENGTHY: Game One of the Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blackhawks proved to be the longest of the Bruins 2013 postseason with 52:08 of extra time played in their 21st multiple overtime playoff game in franchise history.  The game was also the fifth longest in Stanley Cup Final history.

RASK’S SHUTOUT STREAK SNAPPED: Tuukka Rask had his shutout streak snapped at 149:36 when Chicago’s Brandon Saad scored 3:08 of the second period of Game One. It was the first goal allowed by Rask since Pittsburgh’s Chris Kunitz scored at 8:51 of the second period on June 5, in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final. The streak included 66:28 of the double-overtime Game Three of the Conference Final vs. Pittsburgh, 60:00 in Game Four of that series, and the opening 23:08 of tonight’s game.

162 AND COUNTING: Following last Friday’s home game at the TD Garden, the Bruins have sold out their last 162 home games, including regular season and playoffs. This sellout streak began more than three years ago on December 5, 2009 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The last game the Bruins did not have 17,565 in attendance at the Garden was on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 when they hosted the Tampa Bay Lightning (16,553).

BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK (TOTW)

The Boston media “Tweet of the Week” is in its 22nd week of the 2012-13 season. Last week, Kevin Paul Dupont took his third TOTW win, but this week Matt Kalman takes top honors with his tweet from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals:

@TheBruinsBlog: "Pretty sure Man of Steel is a documentary on David Krejci's playoffs"

Here are this week’s honorable mentions, in no particular order:

@HackswithHaggs: "Jaromir Jagr is all smiles at Stanley Cup Finals Media Day in Chicago. Jägerine beard looking good…"
@GlobeKPD: "Kiss Cam in action.  Someone hide Neely."
@ESPNJoeyMac: "Boychuk appears to be enjoying the pregame playlist here at United Center. He's moving to the beat during warmups."
@NaokoFunayama: "#ThisclosetohearingtheDaugbark"

2012-13 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD
@TheBruinsBlog (Matt Kalman, The Bruins Blog), Weeks 5, 9, 11, 19, 22
@GlobeFluto (Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe), Weeks 1, 4, 8, 16
@DJ_Bean (DJ Bean, WEEI.com), Week 2, 14, 18, 21
@GlobeKPD: “Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe) Week 12, 13, 20
@JesseNEHJ (Jesse Connolly, New England Hockey Journal), Week 3, 7
@HackswithHaggs (Joe Haggerty, CSNNE.com), Week 6, 15
@_TyAnderson (Ty Anderson, HockeyBuzz.com), Week 10
@MLoftus_Ledger (Mike Loftus, Quincy Patriot Ledger), Week 17

LAST BRUINS PROSPECT REPORT SENT OUT:
Thursday, May 30
PREVIOUS PROSPECT REPORT SUMMARY: The Bruins Communications staff sent out their 14th edition of the Boston Bruins Prospect Report on May 30. It can be viewed online at BostonBruins.com. In addition to notes and statistics on all players in the Bruins system, the report features insight on Torey Krug as well as a recap of this years highlights of prospects in the Bruins system.

POSTSEASON B’S JACKET & FAN BANNER TRACKER…

B’S JACKET TALLY: After a Bruins win, the team has begun awarding an Army Rangers jacket to the player who had the best game. The player then wears the jacket in the locker room during the media access period and hangs it in his stall until the team’s next win. After the next win, he will select a different teammate to pass it along to. This customized Army Rangers camouflage jacket, which was given to Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference by an active member of the Rangers, is adorned with a Bruins patch on the right shoulder. "They live by a slogan, ‘Rangers Lead the Way’,“ said Ference. “So I think it's fitting to give this to a player that led the way for us in a game. A lot less important than what they're doing but for us, it's important to have guys step up so they get to wear this for the night.” Here’s the jacket tally thus far:

5/1 vs. TOR, Game 1: David Krejci
5/6 vs. TOR, Game 2: Milan Lucic
5/8 vs. TOR, Game 3: Nathan Horton
5/13 vs. TOR, Game 7: Patrice Bergeron
5/16 vs. NYR, Game 1: Zdeno Chara
5/19 vs. NYR, Game 2: Gregory Campbell
5/21 vs. NYR, Game 3: Daniel Paille
5/25 vs. NYR, Game 5: Tuukka Rask
6/5 vs. PIT, Game 3: Jaromir Jagr
6/7 vs. PIT, Game 4: Adam McQuaid

BRUINS HONORARY FAN BANNER CAPTAINS:
The Bruins Fan Banner has been passed around the Loge section of TD Garden before playoff games since the 2009 postseason.  In 2011, Honorary Captains were introduced and have traditionally featured prominent Bruins alumni. This year, the Fan Banner Captains will feature a ‘Boston Strong’ theme with individuals chosen from Boston and the Greater Boston Area who protect and serve our community. Here’s a list of the Fan Banner Captains this far this postseason:

TOR, Game 1: Todd Brown, Sean Tierney, Eric Gahagan and Ariane Thibodeau (Bomb Technicians from the Boston area)
TOR, Game 2: Jeff Bauman (Helped authorities identify the suspects after the Boston Marathon events, despite being injured)
TOR, Game 5: Carlos Arredondo (Came to aid of Jeff Bauman and others injured at the Boston Marathon)
TOR, Game 7: Jarrod Clowery (Bruins fan injured at the Boston Marathon)
NYR, Game 1: Adrianne Haslet-Davis (Despite injury sustained at Boston Marathon, vows to dance and run in the marathon again)
NYR, Game 2: Chris Dumont (Massachusetts State Trooper who came to the rescue of Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue)
NYR, Game 5: JP & Paul Norden (Bruins fans from Stoneham, MA injured at the Boston Marathon)
PIT, Game 3: Richard Donohue (Transit Police Officer who was in a firefight with the Boston Marathon suspects)
PIT, Game 4: William & Patricia Campbell (Bruins fans from Medford, MA, whose daughter Krystle passed away at the Boston Marathon events)

OFF THE ICE…

PATRICE’S PALS: As a part of his continuing charitable initiative Patrice’s Pals, Bruins alternate captain Patrice Bergeron invites children from local hospitals and other organizations to experience a Bruins home game from his luxury suite. Children and their families receive goodie bags filled with Bruins memorabilia, a visit from the Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Ice Girls, as well as a feature on the Garden HDX.  After the game, Patrice’s Pals are escorted to ice level and introduced to Patrice himself who signs autographs and takes pictures with his Pals. This will take place at all Boston Bruins home games during the 2012-13 season.

SAVVY’S SUITE: Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard has partnered with the Brain Injury Center at Children’s Hospital Boston, inviting children who suffer from the effects of Brain Trauma, both physically and psychologically, to attend a Bruins home game in his luxury suite. Children and their families receive goodie bags with Bruins memorabilia and a visit from Bruins Mascot Blades and Bruins Ice Girls. Savard started the program on Thursday, January 12, 2012, and it will continue through the end of the 2013-14 Bruins season.

COMMUNITY TICKET PROGRAM: For the entirety of the Boston Bruins 2012-13 regular season, Bruins Principal and Alternate Governor Charlie Jacobs is donating ten balcony tickets to every home game to children from charitable organizations across New England, who are invited to enjoy a Bruins home game from these donated seats.

BRAD’S BRIGADE IS BACK: The 2012-2013 season marks an exciting new chapter for Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand’s charitable program, “Brad’s Brigade”.  Established in 2010, Marchand’s program invites children from pediatric oncology units across New England to experience a Bruins home game. Children and their families sit in the loge section and are featured on the Garden HDX.  Each family also receives a Brad’s Brigade T-Shirt, a Garden Gold Card and a goodie bag with Bruins memorabilia.  At the conclusion of the game, families are escorted down to ice level where they have the opportunity to meet Marchand and get a photo taken with him.

250K DONATED FOR MARATHON VICTIMS: Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs has donated $100,000 on behalf of the entire Bruins organization and Bruins players to the recently established ‘One Fund Boston’, whose purpose is to raise money to help those families most affected by the events at the Boston Marathon. The TD Garden, NHL and NHLPA have also made a donation in the amount of $50,000 each to show their support, making the combined total of all parties $250,000.

MARCHAND’S RAFFLE TO BENEFIT THE RICHARD FAMILY: Brad Marchand raffled off his own TD Garden suite for the team’s first home playoff game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on May 1, with all proceeds benefitting the Richard family of Dorchester, whose son Martin passed away following the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.  The raffle ended on April 29 and generated $207,000.

BEARD-A-THON: Bruins fans are invited to "Grow One for Boston" by growing their own playoff beard in the annual Bruins 'Beard-A-Thon' for the duration of the team's 2013 Stanley Cup playoff run. Beard growers will raise money for the Boston Bruins Foundation to benefit The One Fund Boston. All proceeds from the 2013 Bruins Beard-A-Thon (minus credit card transaction fees that are typically between 1.5-3%) will be donated on behalf of the Boston Bruins Foundation directly to The One Fund Boston. Please visit BostonBruins.com for more information.

AROUND TOWN…

BOSTON BRUINS & FMC ICE SPORTS PRESENT G.O.A.L!
WHAT: The Boston Bruins and FMC Ice Sports have come together to host G.O.A.L! a free event featuring skating and hockey instructional sessions.  G.O.A.L! provides a fun, game based environment for kids ages 4-9 who are new to the sport to give it a try.  The Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team will be present to assist new skaters. Hockey gear, skates and helmets will be provided free of charge.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
WHERE: Burlington Ice Palace, 36 Ray Avenue, Burlington, MA
WHO: Boston Bruins Alumni Tommy Songin, Boston Bruins Mascot Blades and the Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team

FAN FEST PRESENTED BY TD BANK
WHAT: The Boston Bruins will host a series of Fan Fests presented by TD Bank to celebrate every Bruins home game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final. The free outdoor festivities will take place prior to Games 3 and 4 of the Bruins/Blackhawks series at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m. in the East Plaza outside of the TD Garden (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114). The event is free and open to Bruins fans of all ages with a ticket to that night’s game. Beer will be served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Adults over the age of 21 who wish to consume alcohol will receive wristbands and should adhere to the same alcohol policy that applies inside TD Garden. Space for the event will be limited and fans are encouraged to arrive early. In addition, Bruins fans will enjoy interactive games, giveaways, and music. Throughout the evening, the Boston Bruins Ice Girls and the Boston Bruins mascot, Blades, will be mingling and taking photographs with fans.
WHEN: Monday, June 17 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. & Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: East Plaza outside of the TD Garden (100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)
BRUINS PARTICIPATING: Boston Bruins mascot Blades and Bruins Ice Girls

B’S YOUTH HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT TEAM TO VISIT DAVIS THAYER ELEMENTARY
WHAT: The Boston Bruins will be visiting the Davis Thayer Elementary School to hold a school wide Bruins Pep Rally.  Children will participate in various street hockey drills, a student vs. teacher shootout and other Bruins related activities including trivia questions with prizes. 
WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
WHERE: Davis Thayer Elementary School, 137 W Central St, Franklin, MA
WHO: Boston Bruins Youth Hockey Development Team

BRUINS ON THE AIRWAVES…

BRUINS CONFIRMED RADIO SPOTS
Johnny Boychuk: 98.5 The Sports Hub, Toucher and Rich at 8:20 a.m. (Call-in day dependent on B’s schedule)
Cam Neely: 98.5 The Sports Hub, Felger and Mazz at 4:20 p.m. on Tuesdays

BRUINS UPCOMING  SCHEDULE

-(Ristuccia Arena, 190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887) (TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, MA 02114)
-Schedule is subject to change.
-All times are local
-Practices at the TD Garden are closed to the public. Practices at Ristuccia Arena are open to the public.

Saturday, June 15 (Chicago, IL)
-Bruins morning skate, United Center, 11:30 a.m. CT
-Bruins players available after morning skate
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
-Game 2, Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks, United Center, 8:00 p.m. ET
NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS, LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Sunday, June 16 (Chicago, IL/Boston, MA)
-Bruins practice/media availability TBD
-Travel to Boston, MA

Monday, June 17 (Boston, MA)
-Bruins morning skate, TD Garden, 10:30 a.m. ET
-Bruins players available after morning skate
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
-Game 3, Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks, TD Garden, 8:00 p.m. ET
NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS, LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Tuesday, June 18 (Boston, MA)
-Bruins practice/media availability TBD

Wednesday, June 19 (Boston, MA)
-Bruins morning skate, TD Garden, 10:30 a.m. ET
-Bruins players available after morning skate
-Head Coach Claude Julien available after players
-Game 4, Bruins vs. Chicago Blackhawks, TD Garden, 8:00 p.m. ET
NATIONAL TV BROADCAST: NBC, CBC, RDS, LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Thursday, June 20 (Boston, MA/Chicago, IL)
-Bruins practice/media availability TBD
-Travel to Chicago, IL

Friday, June 21 (Chicago, IL)
-Bruins practice/media availability TBD

BRUINS POSTSEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS (as of Saturday, June 14)

Goals
1. D. Krejci, 9
2. N. Horton, 7
3. P. Bergeron, 6
T4. J. Boychuk, 5
T4. M. Lucic, 5
T5. B. Marchand, 4
T5. T. Krug, 4

Assists
1. D. Krejci, 14
T2. N. Horton, 11
T2. M. Lucic, 11
T3. Z. Chara, 9
T3. B. Marchand, 9
4. J. Jagr, 7
5. P. Bergeron, 6

Points
1. D. Krejci, 23 (9-14)
2. N. Horton, 18 (7-11)
3. M. Lucic, 16 (5-11)
4. B. Marchand, 13 (4-9)
5. P. Bergeron, (6-6)

Plus/Minus
1. N. Horton, +22
2. D. Krejci, +15
3. M. Lucic, +14
4. Z. Chara +13
T5. B. Marchand, +7
T5. G. Campbell, +7

Penalty Minutes

T1. S. Thornton, 16
T1. B. Marchand, 16
T1. Z. Chara, 16
2. C. Kelly, 15
3. M. Lucic, 14
4. P. Bergeron, 13
5. R. Peverley, 12

BRUINS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS

Goals
1. B. Marchand, 18
T2. J. Jagr, 16
T2. T. Seguin, 16
3. N. Horton, 13
T4. D. Paille, 10
T4. P. Bergeron, 10
T4. D. Krejci, 10
T5. Z. Chara, 7
T5. M. Lucic, 7

Assists
1. D. Krejci, 23
2. P. Bergeron, 22
3. M. Lucic, 20
4. J. Jagr, 19
5. B. Marchand, 18

Points
1. B. Marchand, 36 (18-18)
2. J. Jagr, 35 (16-19)
3. D. Krejci, 33 (10-23)
T4. P. Bergeron, 32 (10-22)
T4. T. Seguin, 32 (16-16)
5. M. Lucic, 27 (7-20)

Plus/Minus
1. P. Bergeron, +24
T2. B. Marchand, +23
T2. T. Seguin, +23
3. D. Seidenberg, +18
4. Z. Chara, +14
5. A. Ference, +9

Penalty Minutes
1. M. Lucic, 75
2. Z. Chara, 70
T3. S. Thornton, 60
T3. A. McQuaid, 60
4. G. Campbell, 41
5. A. Ference, 35

NHL Honors and Awards:

-Patrice Bergeron was awarded the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the week of February 25 to March 3.
-Patrice Bergeron named a 2013 Selke Trophy finalist
-Adam McQuaid named a 2013 Masterton Trophy finalist.

Fans interested in learning more about Boston Bruins players, or ticket options, should visit the team website at www.bostonbruins.com or call 617.624.BEAR.

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