The Boston Bruins bring the Stanley Cup home on Thursday night as they open the season at TD Garden Arena. The Bruins downed the Vancouver Canucks in a thrilling seven-game series last season, taking care of business in the final game of the series to capture the cup.
And on Thursday night, as the Bruins open the season with a matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers, the pregame will have a heavy dose of the Stanley Cup.
Here's the scene outside TD Garden ahead of Thursday night's season-opener.
No, these fine gentlemen don't plan on beating the cup-holder with hockey sticks. Instead, here's a preview of the finished product.
And, of course, the Bruins will wear a patch commemorating their Stanley Cup title.
Photos via @NHLBruins
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