The Boston Bruins just kicked off their 2010-2011 regular season campaign with a pair of away games in Prague against the Phoenix Coyotes this past weekend. After taking 1-of-2 overseas, the revamped lineup is prepared to battle in the states starting Saturday, October 16th at the Prudential Center vs the New Jersey Devils. They will then travel to the Verizon Center to matchup with the top ranked Washington Capitals the following Tuesday. Boston will play host to the Caps, Rangers and Maple Leafs from October 23rd to the 28th.
Yesterday marked the Bruins first full practice since returning from Prague. “Right now, we’re just getting ourselves into the same groove as everybody else has been in, so it is kind of like a season opener for us because it’s going to be our first league game in North America,” said Bruins head coach Claude Julien. “I like what I’ve seen so far. We’ve practiced well. We usually play the way we practice; so far our guys haven’t disappointed. Hopefully it carries on and we can get ourselves ready for the weekend.”
Boston’s first round draft pick Tyler Seguin has already found his rhythm, netting his first NHL goal 9:14 into the third period in Sunday’s victory over Phoenix. “I didn’t imagine my first NHL game in Europe, much less my first NHL goal,” he said after the game. “I saw the puck in the net and then I raised my arms. I wasn’t sure it was in at first.” Check back for Bruins updates and recaps all season long with us at Ace! 2010-2011 Boston Bruins tickets are now available!