Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
TD Bank
Features

Back on Home Ice

On Day 3 of camp, B's talk about being in front of fans for tonight's scrimmage

Tuesday, 01.15.2013 / 12:59 PM / Features
By Eric Russo  - BostonBruins.com
X
Share with your Friends


Back on Home Ice
The third day of Bruins training camp was back at TD Garden and acted more of a morning skate in preparation for tonight\u2019s Black & Gold scrimmage.

BOSTON, MA - The third day of Bruins training camp was back at TD Garden and acted more of a morning skate in preparation for tonight’s Black & Gold scrimmage.

The B’s will face off against members of the Providence Bruins at, what is expected to be a sold out TD Garden. All 17,565 free tickets to the scrimmage were claimed and captain Zdeno Chara said that is a tribute to the passion of Bruins fans.

“We all want to play hockey, they all want to see hockey,” said Chara. “The fans are so excited to see the hockey and obviously to be supporting their own team, so now they’re going to have the chance to see both teams, basically – the whole Boston Bruins system. So, it’s going to be good.”

Coach Claude Julien is also looking forward to seeing the Garden full again.

“It’s pretty exciting to realize how quickly it sold out,” said Julien of the scrimmage. “As I’ve often said, we’ve got some pretty loyal fans here and they miss the game more than anything and they are obviously looking forward to seeing our team back on the ice.

“Our job this year is not to disappoint them.”

Tuukka Rask is going to use the scrimmage as a way to get back into a real game atmosphere in preparation for Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers.

“I think you just try to gain that confidence tonight, and that you feel good about yourself going into Saturday,” said Rask. “And it’s good that Providence played half a season, at least. They’re going to give us a good game for sure.

“I know it’s going to be a lot of people watching us, for sure, but still for us it’s a matter of trying to find our game and getting ready for Saturday. It’s not like a regular game.”

Newcomer Chris Bourque will get his first taste of playing in front of the Garden crowd as a Bruin tonight - he played for Boston University in the 2005 Beanpot - in what will be a unique situation of playing against his teammates from the Baby B’s.

“It’s going to be awesome,” said Bourque. “I’m sure it’s going to be a pretty good crowd here. I’ve not played in the Garden where they’ve been cheering for the Bruins, for you, but I’ve been in the Garden where I’ve seen the great atmosphere.

“It’s going to be fun to be a part of and I’m sure it’s going to be fun playing against the guys that I’ve been playing with all year, so it’ll be funny.”

The only player who was missing from Tuesday morning’s practice was Rich Peverley, who coach Claude Julien said was dealing with a personal issue but will play tonight.

Julien is glad to get the chance to be in a game situation so the team is not caught off guard on Saturday night.

“To me, it’s better than nothing,” he said. “We have the choice of doing this or playing the Rangers with not having played a game at all. So, I think it’s not so much about the opponent more than it is about how we are going to play as a team.”

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
6 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
7 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
8 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 61 18 26 4 44
L. Eriksson 61 14 21 2 35
R. Smith 62 12 23 11 35
B. Marchand 57 18 16 8 34
M. Lucic 61 13 21 11 34
D. Hamilton 62 10 24 0 34
C. Soderberg 62 10 24 6 34
T. Krug 58 11 20 6 31
D. Krejci 38 7 19 7 26
C. Kelly 60 7 19 8 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 25 16 9 .920 2.34
N. Svedberg 6 5 0 .917 2.39
Hallmark Health System
BRUINS FAN POLL
 
Friendly's - Official Family Restaurant and Ice Cream of the Boston Bruins
Jack Links
NHL Ticket Exchange
Dunkin' Donuts Ultimate Bruins Experience Sweepstakes   AMI Graphics   Geico - Aim for savings

Click the instant ticket and enter to win Second Chance Drawings