Boston Bruins: How are players keeping active in quarantine?

Boston Bruins, TD Garden (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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How have some of the Boston Bruins players stayed entertained during the long pause in the NHL season?

Without hockey to entertain not only players but fans as well, many Boston Bruins players have taken to Twitch streams, rollerblading, cooking, playing tennis and even learning how to play a new instrument to fill that void.

Many players around the league have been streaming on Twitch, but let’s focus on the two Bruins players that have taken up streaming during the quarantine brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

But before we dive into the two Bruins players who have been streaming let me give you the rundown on what Twitch is:

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On Twitch, players will play games like Fortnite or Call Of Duty with teammates and other players around the league. Not only have these streams been keeping players busy and entertained, but fans have also joined in on the fun. Twitch streams have a chat where fans can talk to not only other fans but the players themselves.

Each stream has, at this point, formed a little community and is helping fans and players cope without hockey during this stressful time. Many players use chat streams to continue to engage with their fans on a more personal level rather than regular social media.

Two particular Boston Bruins players, David Pastrnak and Jake Debrusk are regularly on there. Pastrnak is indeed one of those players who regularly engages with his fans through these streams.

Pastrnak, who tied Alexander Ovechkin for the 2020 ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy with a whopping 48 goals, plays Fortnite with fans and is constantly engaged in stream chats and keeping his fans entertained.

He sometimes collaborates with his teammate Jake Debrusk, who has also been streaming his Fortnite games throughout this quarantine. But what have other Boston Bruins players been up to during quarantine?

Other players like Charlie McAvoy and Karson Kuhlman have also found another way to keep themselves entertained. McAvoy and Kuhlman both said that they have taken up roller-blading and cooking during quarantine to keep themselves entertained. Kuhlman also said another thing that’s been keeping him grounded during this tough time is learning how to play guitar!

Players like Sean Kuraly, Jeremy Swayman, and Charlie Coyle are also finding ways to stay active and ready for the season to resume.

Kuraly says that he’s been playing lots of tennis with his little brother, Jeremy Swayman says that he’s been hiking and Coyle says that he’s been playing with his puppy Bodie to continue to stay active even in quarantine.

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While the Bruins community is hoping that the NHL will resume play soon, players and fans are surely thankful that they’ve been able to find some form of entertainment while hockey is on pause.