With the Bruins off until Wednesday following tonight’s game, look for Tuukka Rask to be back in net tonight. Rask sat for the B’s first win of the season against the Aves and watched Jonas Gustavsson get the win. Gustavsson was sharp in his Boston debut allowing just 1-even strength goal.
Arizona is 3-1-0 and has won three straight.
BRUINS TO HOST HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHT ON 10/21: The Boston Bruins will host Hockey Fights Cancer Night on October 21 when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers. The Bruins will be supporting the cause in a variety of ways and many local pediatric and adult cancer patients will be invited to participate in Hockey Fights Cancer Night events and given tickets to the game.
Season ticket holders have kindly donated tickets for current pediatric patients, cancer survivors, and individuals who are supporters of those affected by cancer. Organizations who will be receiving tickets to the game include Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Jimmy Fund, American Cancer Society and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children. Bruins players, management, and coaching staff will be supporting the initiative by wearing special lavender attire, decals on their helmets, and wrapping their sticks with lavender stick tape. To show their support, the Bruins will be wearing purple warm up jerseys on October 21st. The Boston Bruins Foundation will be raffling and auctioning off the team signed, warm-up worn purple jerseys both in game on 10/21 and online following the game. Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will benefit the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care.
Patrice Bergeron will host pediatric cancer patients through his program, Patrice’s Pals.
The Bruins will incorporate many in-game elements surrounding Hockey Fights Cancer. The 8-Spoked Salute, presented by Massachusetts State Lottery, will honor cancer survivor Kevin O’Brien. Many cancer survivors will be in attendance like recent Stoneham High School graduate Brandon McCarthy who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia after his freshman year of High School. Also the Boston Bruins Pan Mass Challenge Bike team will be presenting a check for over $180,000 during the first intermission of Wednesday’s game. Bruins Foundation Executive Director Bob Sweeney, members of the PMC bike team, and Pan Mass Challenge representatives will be involved in the check presentation. Complete details regarding Hockey Fights Cancer Night will be announced at a later time.
PULLING FOR HOPE PLANE PULL: On Sunday, October 18, beginning at 10:00 a.m. the Boston Bruins will have a team taking part in the Pulling for Hope Boston Plane Pull to benefit the American Cancer Society. The Boston Bruins team will include Bruins wives and girlfriends, the Bruins Ice Girls, local cancer survivors, and special guest Liam Fitzgerald (“the Fist-Bump Kid”). The Plane Pull features 25 teams of 20 people taking on a JetBlue airbus in a game of tug a war. The goal is to be the fastest team to pull the plane 12 feet. This is the inaugural event for the Pulling for Hope Plane Pull and will take place at Logan Airport. Media interested in covering the Pulling For Hope Plane Pull should contact Erika Wentzell (email@example.com) for more details.
NHL ANNOUNCES 2ND SEASON OF EPIX PRESENTS ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC: Premium TV network EPIX and the National Hockey League (NHL) today announced that EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Winter Classic™ will be returning to the channel and will make its U.S. television premiere Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 10pm ET/PT, 9C. The weekly series, consisting of four one-hour episodes, will focus on the heated rivalry between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens as they prepare for the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on New Year’s Day 2016. This will be the second year that EPIX and the NHL® team up for this all-access look inside the lives of these elite professional athletes, their families and their fans. In addition, U.S. hockey fans will be able to stream each episode of EPIX Presents Road To the NHL Winter Classic live as it premieres on EPIX via EPIX.com and NHL.com.
NESN ANNOUNCES SARAH DAVIS AS 2015-16 RINK-SIDE REPORTER: On October 7, NESN announced that Sarah Davis will serve at the network’s primary Boston Bruins rink-side reporter for the 2015-16 campaign, while Jack Edwards and Andy Brickley will be back together in the booth calling their 11th straight season together. NESN also announced that Nikki Reyes is slated to fill in for Davis for select games, including Saturday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale.
ECHOSTOR GOALS FOR CHARITY: For every goal the Bruins score during the 2015-16 season, EchoStor will donate $100 to the Boston Bruins Foundation. To date EchoStar has raised $1,300 for the Bruins Foundation.
B’S TO HONOR KEVIN O’BRIEN ON 10/21 WITH 8-SPOKED SALUTE: On Wednesday, October 21, during the Bruins Flyers game, the B’s will honor Kevin O’Brien with an 8-Spoked Salute at TD Garden. O’Brien enlisted in the Air Force Air National Guard on May 30th of 2007. He served seven years and 10 months as a Fighter Aircraft Integrated Avionics Technician stationed at 104th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Barnes Air National Guard Base Westfield, MA. He deployed in 2012, to Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, in the Central Command Area of Responsibility, in support of a United States Air Force CENTCOM Theater Security Package tasking. He served five years on active duty. The Boston Bruins 8-Spoked Salute is presented by Massachusetts State Lottery.
RANDELL POTS FIRST NHL GOAL: Bruins forward Tyler Randell recorded his first NHL goal in his first NHL game on October 14 against the Colorado Avalanche. Randell is the first Bruin to score his first NHL goal in his first game since Blake Wheeler accomplished the same feat in 2008.
LIMITED INDIVIDUAL TICKETS AVAILABLE: individual game tickets are now available for all home games including next week’s matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. To purchase visit BostonBruins.com/tickets.
GROUP TICKETS TO SEE THE BRUINS: Group tickets for the 2015-16 Boston Bruins season are on sale now. Gather a group of ten or more and take advantage of discounted group pricing – saving you and your group up to $30 dollars per person. For a limited time, bring your group of 20 or more to a Bruins game this season and you’ll have the ability to purchase two (2) tickets to the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® taking place on Friday, January 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Offer valid for a limited time only and has been effective since September 23, 2015. To learn more visit BostonBruins.com/groups or dial 617-624-1805.