Posted on 19 January, 2013

Skates sharpened, helmets placed, jerseys ready for players to arrive for morning skate… #BruinsAreBack

Skates sharpened, helmets placed, jerseys ready for players to arrive for morning skate… #BruinsAreBack

Dennis Seidenberg & his D partner Dougie Hamilton wait in between drills at morning skate. #NHLBruins

Dennis Seidenberg & his D partner Dougie Hamilton wait in between drills at morning skate. #NHLBruins

Tyler Seguin’s point of view during morning skate. #nhlbruins #bruinsareback #nofilter

Tyler Seguin’s point of view during morning skate. #nhlbruins #bruinsareback #nofilter

Happy Birthday to Johnny Boychuk! Seidenberg gave him this bday handshake in the locker room.. #nhlbruins

Happy Birthday to Johnny Boychuk! Seidenberg gave him this bday handshake in the locker room.. #nhlbruins

Game Preview: NYR @BOS 1/19

And so it begins… a fresh season, no wins, no losses, no points – a clean slate. The Bruins head into tonight’s season opener against the 2012 Eastern Conference runner-up New York Rangers at the TD Garden (7:00 p.m. ET) returning 19 players who have all previously suited up in at least one game for the B’s.

Click here for the full game preview, with storylines to watch, Original Six Bruins-Rangers match-up history, Boston’s lineup, and quotes from the locker room.

Head Coach Claude Julien is excited to face off against the Rangers and New York Head Coach John Tortorella has the same mindset.

This photo doesn’t need any explanation… #BruinsAreBack

This photo doesn’t need any explanation… #BruinsAreBack

Captain Zdeno Chara hitting the ice for warm ups @tdgarden. #nhlbruins #bruinsareback

Captain Zdeno Chara hitting the ice for warm ups @tdgarden. #nhlbruins #bruinsareback

Johnny Boychuk walks into the locker room postgame. Not a bad birthday for 55… #nhlbruins

Johnny Boychuk walks into the locker room postgame. Not a bad birthday for 55… #nhlbruins

Dougie Hamilton after first NHL game: “ever since I was a little kid I dreamt of that moment” #nhlbruins

Dougie Hamilton after first NHL game: “ever since I was a little kid I dreamt of that moment” #nhlbruins