Last night, the Boston Bruins held an inter-squad scrimmage, one team wearing white and the other black. This event was to help the B’s get their legs going before Monday’s Stanley Cup Final Game 1 with ticket sales going to the Bruins Foundation. The place was packed.
The game started before 7pm, which left many people left out of the action since Boston traffic was just the worst yesterday. (It took us 2 hours to get from our house to the Garden) It was supposed to mimic game action but with two periods of 25 minute play and refs to oversee the action. Well, the players wore practice jerseys without numbers and no one kept score.
There was a penalty, one that I can only guess was for shooting the puck at an official. And Jake DeBrusk was traded from the black team to the white one with 6 minutes left in the first period.
One scary moment occurred when Brad Marchand skated off the ice gripping his wrist. He came back for his next shift, having shaken off the pain.
Tuukka Rask seemed to appreciate the scrimmage.
“Once you go 10 days with no playing, I think it’s good to get a little action in and get used to that pace,” Rask said. “I think that’s what we wanted to accomplish and it looked good.”
It was fun to see the players up close. Even Charlie Coyle’s grandmother was there, so proud that he was going to play for the Stanley Cup.
We only have 3 days to go, guys. We want the Cup!