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WELCOME BACK: Bruins @ Blue Jackets Preview

The Bruins open their 2016-2017 campaign in the beautiful state of Ohio.

NHL: Preseason-Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets
Matt Beleskey stares at a fan in Nationwide Arena on October 6. The fan, Ronald, purchased 12 hot dogs and threw them onto the ice.
Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Basics:

When: 7 pm

Where: Nationwide Arena — Columbus, Ohio

Watch: NESN, Fox Sports Ohio

Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub


  • The Bruins open a season on the road for the first time since the 2008-2009 season (Prague in 2010-2011 excluded as they were technically the home team), a game in which they topped the Colorado Avalanche 5-4.
  • Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno recently made a $1 million donation that will be evenly split between Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus and Boston Children’s.
  • Patrice Bergeron, Adam McQuaid and Kevan Miller will not be active tomorrow night; McQuaid and Miller are on IR, and will miss, at minimum, the opening three games of the season.

Never Forget:

There aren’t a lot of notable Bruins-Blue Jackets moments, at least ones that have favored Boston. So, here’s a video of former Bruin and current Edmonton Oilers great Milan Lucic scoring an overtime goal against Ohio’s most prominent hockey team.