By: Cody Stelluto | Follow me on Twitter @TownieTalkCody
The Bruins continue to shine this season, providing a magical fan experience for the black and gold faithful. It’s a run that has them at the top of the standings, with a record of 50-10-5, and good for 105 points. No matter what type of adversity this team faces, they can overcome it. With star players like Brad Marchand and Charlie McAvoy injured to start the season, some fans might not have been so confident heading into October.
That all changed fast, as the Bruins came out on fire under new head coach Jim Montgomery. Things seemed different on the ice and within the locker room, even from a fan’s perspective. It was too early to start saying anything, but I think B’s fans knew what was “bruin” within this team.
A Hot Start to the Season
To the surprise of many, the Bruins came out on fire to start the season with an impressive 14-0 home record. Only a few expected that type of start, especially under the circumstances. With a new head coach in Montgomery, fans were eager to see how the team faired under new mentorship following the firing of Bruce Cassidy. It became apparent that the locker room had changed within, as players like Jake DeBrusk and Trent Frederic, for example, started to flourish. Fans quickly tossed any questions about Montgomery out the window.
McAvoy and Marchand returned ahead of schedule to add to the magical start, leading to even more excitement from the black and gold faithful. Things started to get that special feeling, and the Bruins slowly started becoming the talk of the town. Even Boston sports radio had minimal negative remarks to make, and if you live here and listen to the local stations, you understand how shocking that is!
The Fan Experience
Tuning into NESN, or occasionally National broadcasts has felt like a treat every time you power on your TV. I swear, it’s like each game has playoff excitement, except there is still snow on the ground for these games! Usually, you get that feeling once spring is here and Stanley Cup Playoff commercials are hitting the screen. Some advice for anyone who calls themselves a fan is to enjoy the ride. Don’t get caught up in all the “what if” scenarios, and enjoy the season this team has given us thus far.
You get to watch one of the most complete teams in the game’s history. With a Vezina trophy frontrunner in net, a star player primed to reach 50 goals-scored on the season, and the undoubtedly best overall defensive depth in the league. This team has it all and is on pace to break the regular season wins record held by the 1995-96′ Detroit Redwings and the 2018-19′ Tampa Bay Lightning.
Save all the stress and worrying for the playoffs, as you’ll need it, seeing how the eastern conference is a gauntlet. It won’t be easy to come out of this side of the bracket, regardless of what you did in the regular season. Simply put, what we have witnessed is unique and doesn’t happen often. While tuning into the games, whether in-person at the TD Garden or on your living room couch with a slightly cheaper beer, enjoy the show!
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