Everyone (And Charlie Coyle’s Grandmother) Was at the Scrimmage the Other Night

Boston is absolutely buzzzzzing!

Whether you were against the Bruins scrimmaging before their pending grueling battle against the St. Louis Blues, or all for it considering the $20 tickets were donated to charity – 18,000 people showed up and represented, which is truly badass.

I didn’t go, however throughout the scrimmage I monitored social media and was very impressed with the outcome. It appeared as if there were more fans in attendance for the scrimmage than that of Game 1 against Toronto – Boston has championship fever, and the city has fully embraced this run. It’s beautiful.

There wasn’t a lack of drama during the scrimmage, however, as Bruins winger Brad Marchand appeared to be nursing a hand injury after colliding with the freight train himself, Connor Clifton. Favoring his left arm for a hot second, Marchand didn’t miss a shift, and David Pastrnak was lead to believe that Marchand was just pulling another one of his practical jokes. Keep it on Twitter and off the ice, Brad.

Another highlight was when Charlie Coyle, Weymouth, MA native, had a special guest in attendance – his grandmother. Mary Kelly is 90-years-old, and might just be Coyle’s biggest fan.

The greatest moment of the scrimmage was perhaps at the very end. After the team saluted the crowd before leaving the ice, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, and co-captain Patrice Bergeron, remained on the ice and recognized the incredible crowd with a short but sweet speech.

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Nick Godin

In addition to running Bruins Diehards, Nick Godin has covered the Boston Bruins for various websites for over five years. He currently works for the Providence Bruins, and was a credentialed Portland Pirates writer. Nick is also a co-host of the Bruins Diehards podcast. When Nick is not writing, broadcasting or simply watching hockey as a fan, he is likely watching mixed martial arts/UFC. Yes, Nick likes fighting in the NHL.

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