Bruins Roster vs. Montreal on 9/22
FORWARDS: Bergeron, Campbell, Caron, Horton, McGrattan, Paille, Recchi, Reich, Sauve, Seguin, Spooner, Wheeler. DEFENSEMEN: Bartkowski, Bodnarchuk, Boychuk, Hunwick, McQuaid, Seidenberg. GOALTENDERS: Rask, Schaefer.
Lucic spoke with BostonBruins.com about the upcoming preseason games.
Milan Lucic spoke yesterday about this year’s exhibition schedule, which starts tonight when the Boston Bruins take on the Canadiens in Montreal at 7:30 ET.
The B’s will travel to Montreal following practice this morning, and continue on to Rochester, NY after tonight’s game to face the Florida Panthers tomorrow night.
"I think [playing preseason games right away] is a good thing just so you get into a groove here right away, right off the bat. Nowadays people come in to camp in shape and ready to play."
According the Lucic even the rookies are showing their NHL spirit during training camp.
"There is a new group of young guys coming through with guys like [Jordan] Caron and [Tyler] Seguin who have a pretty good chance at making this hockey club," he explained.
"I’m always here to help them," added Lucic. "Those two they seem to be getting better every practice."
Just a few years ago Milan was a “baby B” looking to learn from the experienced Bruins veterans. Now, the tables have turned, and he has become the teacher for a new set of rookies.
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The Boston Bruins held their fourth annual “State of the Bruins” town meeting at TD Garden Wednesday, September 21.
Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, and Mark Recchi represented the B’s alongside Owner Jeremy Jacobs, Principal Charlie Jacobs, President Cam Neely, General Manager Peter Chiarelli, and head coach Claude Julien.
Former Boston Bruins forward Andy Brickley, NESN’s color commentator for their B’s telecasts and moderator of the evening, kicked off the meeting by asking each member a question.
Afterward, the questions opened to the public.
“It’s unique in a sense where these fans get to interact with people they don’t get a chance to on a normal everyday life so I like being a part of it.,” Brickley said of being a part of the State of the Bruins for the past four seasons. “I can sense the expectations of the fan base and how thrilled they are with what is going on with this team and the young talent adding to the high expectations as it should be.”
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Tuukka Rask was the first goalie off the ice after morning skate. This generally indicates the the starter in goal.
Boston, MA — Post-skate, Tyler Seguin was asked about his introduction to NHL exhibition hockey.
"Yeah, obviously, it’s something pretty huge," said Seguin. "It’s still preseason, but I hear it’s already sold out.
"There’s a rivalry even though it’s only preseason, so I’m going to go out there and work my hardest and have fun."
I asked Tyler what, if any, advice he had gotten about his first NHL exhibition match.
"Nothing yet," he said. "I guess it’s still early in the morning, but I’m sure I’ll get a text from my dad soon."
The Bruins are aboard Bear Force One and ready to leave for MTL.
Montreal, QC — Tuukka Rask was the first Bruins goaltender to leave the ice this morning and NHL tradition says that it’s a good bet the the B’s super-soph is tonight’s starter.
"You know, it’s always fun to get on some game action right away instead of just practicing a long time," said Rask before the Bruins left for Montreal. "Hopefully we make it a good one."
Rask said that no matter how ready the B’s feel, the rabidly pro-Canadiens crowd in the Bell Centre will certainly be prepared for the Habs’ arch-rivals in Black & Gold.
"Yeah, they’re always really into that game," said Rask. "They’re as loud as anybody.
"It’s a great atmosphere as I said, and it should be a fun one today."
The Boston Bruins take on their arch-rival Montreal Canadiens tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
But, unlike most after morning skates prior to a run in with the Habs, the mood in the locker room was downright cheerful.
The players were clearly waiting for tonight, when they begin the season with their first exhibition game that promises nothing but intensity.
"Even if it’s exhibition-playing there, your emotions are always going to be high," said B’s defenseman Mark Stuart.
The B’s enjoy tremendous depth along all lines this year (and have even traveled with two teams to their games in Montreal and Rochester, NY). That extra skill carries some added motivation for each player to give it their all.
Spacek, Cammalleri, Plekanec, Halpern, Gorges, Moen, Dumont, LaPierre, Tinordi, Schultz, Palushaj, Pouliot, Urquhart, Maxwell, St. Denis, Fortier, Weber, LeBlanc, Gill, Bisaillon, Conboy, Pyatt, Sanford and Price.