HOW DO I PLAY/WIN?
First, you’ll want to be sure to register for an account – you are only eligible to win if you create your account and accept the terms to play! Then, tune in throughout specified Bruins games to answer a variety of questions to accumulate points throughout the Bruins game. The Player with the most points at the end of the game wins. The more questions you answer the better your shot at winning the weekly contest. Be sure to tune in 30 minutes prior to game time for NESN’s pre-game show to make sure you catch all of the questions!
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS?
The first question of the night will close at puck drop, and all questions after that will have a 30 second clock. Choose carefully, you only get one chance to answer then your choice is locked in.
HOW MANY POINTS ARE QUESTIONS WORTH?
Points are awarded for participation and correct answers. To add to the challenge, we also award users for the speed in which they answer a question by applying a “speed factor.” This means the faster you answer questions the more points you receive. Here’s the full breakdown of how points are awarded:
Participation points: For every question answered, players receive up to 20 points for participation. This is where the “speed factor” plays in, and points for participating are on a sliding scale up to 20 points based on how quickly you answer.
Correct Answer Points: The points breakdown throughout the game is as follows:
First period (through 1st intermission): Correct Answer is +100 points
Second period (through 2nd intermission): Correct Answer is +200 points
Third period (through 3rd intermission): Correct Answer is +200 points, and for the third period only, an Incorrect Answer is -50.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE LEADERBOARD?
Check out the leaderboard by clicking on the trophy icon at the bottom of the screen at NESN.com/predictthegame.
WHERE CAN I SEE WHICH QUESTIONS I GOT POINTS FOR?
Click on the “i” icon in the lower right-corner of the screen at NESN.com/predictthegame, and select “points breakdown.” Every question you answered will be listed there along with if you were correct and how many points you earned. Sometimes, questions cannot be answered until, for instance, the end of the game, and as such, those answer to those questions will not be listed until the end of the game. Regardless your participation points will be listed alongside the given question in real-time. You can also see the points breakdown from the leaderboard and selecting Points. As we said, some questions may not be revealed immediately due to the nature of the question, but all questions will be revealed by the end of the game.
HOW IS THE GAME SCORED?
The game is scored in a timely manner but not in real time. Predict the Game is scored using the official Game Summary, Event Summary, Full Play by Play and other reports provided by the NHL. For example, it may take some time for goal scorers and assists to be announced after a goal, NESN will wait for official reports and stats to be published by the NHL to award points. All points will be tallied by the end of NESN’s post-game show and a notification will be displayed on the game when scoring is complete.
WHAT DO I WIN?
You can find prizing for each game by clicking the “i” icon in the lower right-corner of the screen at NESN.com/predictthegame, and select “prizing.” NESN will contact you via the email address you’ve supplied via the registration process if you’re the winner of that night’s game. You can see more on the official rules page by clicking the “i” icon as well. In addition to the weekly contest prizes, every time you play you are automatically entered to win our Grand Prize (more details coming next week… we think you’ll like it!) The winner and runner-up of each game will receive three (3) and two (2) Sweepstakes entries, respectively.
Feel free to e-mail us at sports@NESN.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.