The Bruins are battling it out with the Dallas Stars tonight. The team is trying to start a new streak in Boston, and improve on their 8-5 record. It’s a coming home party for three ex-Bruins. While there are two points at stake tonight, there are several members of the Black and Gold who are looking forward to the reunion.
“It should be fun,” said Brad Marchand, (now pronounced Mar-shand) who is still close friends with former linemate Tyler Seguin. “Obviously it’s a big day, he’s obviously a very big name in the city and loved by the fans and a good personal friend of a lot of the guys on this team so it’ll be different seeing him on the other side, but we have to make sure that we come out hard and get some points.”
Seguin is happy to be back in the city where he won his Stanley Cup as well. “It’s a good feeling,” said Seguin. “There’s so many great memories here. Obviously my first year, being lucky enough to win the Stanley Cup there, and my second year going to my first All-Star game and leading the team in points there, and then obviously this past year going to the Cup Finals again; there’s some tremendous memories here.”
“So it’s a good feeling when I come here. I know I’m not partially part of Boston anymore but it’s always going to be a part of me and I’m still going to visit in the summers all the time so it’s still nice to be here again. ”
“It’s a good test for us with Tyler and Rich coming back. It’ll be an emotional game for some guys in our dressing room and theirs,” said Bruins blueliner Johnny Boychuk before the game.
“It’s a lot of fun coming back, it’s a great city and was home for three years,” offered Rich Peverley in the pregame interview. “I love being here and it’ll be fun to play. There’s a lot of guys over there that I’ve developed lifelong relationships and some of my best friends in hockey so it’ll be hard, but it’ll be no different than practicing. Those guys practice hard and competitive so it’ll be fun in that way.”
It’s nice to see no matter where Bruins end up in their professional career, they will always have the common experience of the 2011 Stanley Cup. It was likely the most amazing part in their careers to date. It certainly was one of the greatest moments for all of us in Bruins Nation.