The Garden, the crowd outside and all the watering holes are jumping.
The fans are 80%+ in Bruins gear.
For those of you visiting Boston from benighted parts like Philly or various civilized locales, there is excellent beer, bhooze and nosh all over the place around the Garden, including a slightly over priced bar in the North Station lobby. I like Beer Works for my pregame meal and Curly’s Irish Stout and then Sullivans Tap for real bhooze.
The game has been high tempo. The Bruins are not in the mood to take anything laying down. I do think Julien is pulling line combinations out of a hat.
Mcquaid and Ference seem a much more solid so far than last game. Wideman appears to have arrived in midseason form, much to the dismay of the Bruins faithful.
1-1 after 20. Boychuck and Richards with th goals.