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Bruins Week Ahead: 9/20 - 9/27

This week's news, notes and numbers.

Friday, 09.20.2013 / 4:45 PM / News
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THIS WEEK’S NEWS, NOTES AND NUMBERS…

B’S MAKE NINE ROSTER TRANSACTIONS: Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, September 20, the following nine players have been released from the Boston Bruins training camp and will join the Providence Bruins training camp: Anthony Camara, Chris Casto, Tommy Cross, Alex Fallstrom, Rob Flick, Seth Griffith, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight and Joe Morrow.

2ND EPISODE OF BEHIND OF THE B SET FOR TUESDAY, 10/1: The second episode of the Bruins new all-access television series Behind The B presented by Alex and Ani will air on Tuesday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. on NESN. Re-airs of episode two will be confirmed at a later date. The first episode - which recapped the team's offseason - and exclusive extras can be viewed on the Bruins mobile app and on BostonBruins.com.

PRESEASON BROADCAST INFO:
The Boston Bruins home preseason game on Monday, September 23 against the Washington Capitals will be televised on NESN with puck drop scheduled for 7:00 pm ET.  98.5 The Sports Hub will also carry the live radio broadcast of the Bruins/Capitals preseason game on Monday, September 23.

LIMITED INDIVIDUAL GAME TICKETS AVAILABLE:
Limited individual game tickets are available for upcoming Bruins home games at TD Garden, including the Bruins preseason matchup versus Washington on Monday, September 23 as well as Opening Night against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, October 3. To purchase tickets, please visit bostonbruins.com/tickets.

STATS YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING…

KREJCI LINE CHEMISTRY: The line composed of David Krejci, Milan Lucic and Jarome Iginla has seen early success thus far this preseason combining for seven points in two games skating together.  The trio had a six-point performance in the Bruins first preseason against the Montreal Canadiens, when Iginla scored two goals, Krejci scored one goal and Lucic recorded three assists.  Iginla’s scoring touch continued to stay hot on Thursday versus Detroit, notching his third preseason goal (tied for first on the team with forward Nick Johnson) on TD Garden ice.

UPCOMING GAMES…

UPCOMING PRESEASON GAMES: The Bruins will continue the 2013-14 preseason with matchups against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, September 21 and the Washington Capitals on Monday, September 23 with both games scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET. The B’s will then finish out the week and complete preseason games with two back-to-back games in Canada against the Jets on Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Winnipeg and Friday September 27 at 9:00 p.m. in Saskatoon.

PRESEASON BROADCAST SCHEDULE: Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley and Jamie Erdahl will cover the B’s for games broadcasted on NESN.  The tandem of Dave Goucher and Bob Beers will handle all radio duties on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

9/21 at Detroit Red Wings, 7:00 p.m. ET – TBD
9/23 vs. Washington Capitals, 7:00 p.m. ET – NESN, NHL Network (US), RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
9/26 at Winnipeg Jets, 7:30 p.m. – NHL Network (US), TSN
9/27 vs. Winnipeg Jets, 9:00 p.m. – TBD

165 AND COUNTING: 
Coming into the 2013-14 campaign, the Boston Bruins have sold out 165 straight regular season and playoff games. 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)

This is the second week of the Boston Bruins Tweet of the Week which also takes place during the second week of Training Camp. This year’s week two winning tweet comes from the Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin who was able to overcome some preseason travel adversity and get the job done:

@AmalieBenjamin: Forgot ID before first Bruins flight. Made it home and back. Last to board. Camp for writers too.”

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

‏@‏HackswithHaggs: “First thing customs agent said to me at Montreal airport today: ‘So the Subban Brothers are playing each other tonight, eh?’ #beauty”
@GlobeKPD: “Of the two, I like the Unlocked NHL version. Better puck flow.”
@DJBean: “Marchand struts in the room, says he’ll be taking questions. @TheBruinsBlog asks if he has anything to say. ‘I’m retiring.’ Classic.”
@GlobeKPD: “NHL no doubt will have Toyota Prius sponsor goal/end lines with implementation of hybrid icing?”

2013-14 BOSTON MEDIA TWEET OF THE WEEK LEADERBOARD
@ESPNJoeyMac (Joe MacDonald, ESPN.com), Week 1
@AmalieBenjamin (Amalie Benjamin, Boston Globe), Week 2

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 2013-14 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 2013-14 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 2013-14 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.

UPCOMING PRACTICE 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 Ristuccia Arena are open to the public.

Saturday, September 21 (Boston, MA/Detroit, MI)
-Practice #1 at TD Garden 10:00 a.m.
-Practice #2 at TD Garden 11:15 a.m.
-Travel to Detroit, MI
-Away Preseason Game vs. Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena, 7:00 p.m. ET
-Game Broadcast Info: TBD

Sunday, September 22 (Boston, MA)
-Practice #1 at TD Garden, 11:00 a.m.
-Practice #2 at TD Garden 1:00 p.m.

Monday, September 23 (Boston, MA)
-Practice #1 at TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
-Practice #2 at TD Garden 11:30 a.m.
-Home Preseason Game vs. Washington Capitals, TD Garden, 7:00 p.m. ET
-Broadcast Info: NESN, NHL Network (US), RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Tuesday, September 24 (Boston, MA)
-Practice at TD Garden, 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 25 (Boston, MA/Winnipeg, MB)
-Practice at TD Garden, 10:30 a.m.
-Players who skate in practice will be available to the media after practice
-Head Coach Claude Julien will be available after player availability
-Travel to Winnipeg, MB

Thursday, September 26 (Winnipeg, MB/Saskatoon, SK)
-Pregame skate, MTS Center, 11:30 a.m. local
-Players who skate in practice will be available to the media after practice
-Head Coach Claude Julien will be available after practice player availability
-Away Preseason Game at Winnipeg Jets, MTS Center, 6:30 p.m.
-Broadcast Info: NHL Network (US), TSN

Friday, September 27 (Saskatoon, SK)
-Practice at Credit Union Centre 11:00 a.m. local
-Away Preseason Game at Winnipeg Jets, Credit Union Centre, 7:00 p.m. local
-Broadcast Info: TBD

BRUINS PRESEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS (as of Friday, September 20)

Goals
T1. J. Iginla, 3
T1. N. Johnson, 3
T2. J. Florek, 1
T2. C. Kelly, 1
T2. D. Krejci, 1
T2. Z. Trotman, 1

Assists
1. M. Bartkowski, 4
T2. T. Krug, 3
T2. M. Lucic, 3
3. R. Spooner, 2
T4. C. Casto, 1
T4. M. Lindblad, 1
T4. B. Robins, 1
T4. R. Smith, 1

Points
1. M. Bartkowski, 4 (0-4)
T2. J. Iginla (3-0)
T2. N. Johnson (3-0)
T2. T. Krug (0-3)
T2. M. Lucic (0-3)
3. R. Spooner (0-2)
T4. 8 players tied for fourth

Penalty Minutes
T1. T. Krug, 7
T1. A. McQuaid, 7
2. B. Robins, 5
T3. M. Fraser, 4
T3. M. Lucic, 4
T3. C. Soderberg, 4
T4. 8 tied for fourth

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Krejci 80 19 50 39 69
P. Bergeron 80 30 32 38 62
J. Iginla 78 30 31 34 61
M. Lucic 80 24 35 30 59
B. Marchand 82 25 28 36 53
R. Smith 82 20 31 28 51
C. Soderberg 73 16 32 4 48
Z. Chara 77 17 23 25 40
T. Krug 79 14 26 18 40
L. Eriksson 61 10 27 14 37
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 36 15 6 .930 2.04
C. Johnson 17 4 3 .925 2.10
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