It is expected to be an emotional evening at the TD Garden as the Boston Bruins play host to the Buffalo Sabres.
The game, which is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. face-off, will mark the first time the Black and Gold skate on their home ice since Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. And while we’re still a few minutes away from the contest, we thought we’d provide a few links from around the web about this particular contest.
* Bruins coach Claude Julien knows a win would be huge for the city
* FOX Sports has an article about how the Bruins will help with the healing process
* Black and Gold supporters should feel extra safe this evening as security will be “tight” at the Garden, according to the Associated Press
* Boston Globe’s Matt Peppin posted a few notes about this evening’s game on the Bruins Blog, along with a tidbit about Brad Marchand, who will be raffling off his suite for the team’s first home playoff game with all the proceeds benefiting Martin Richard‘s family.
* Boston Herald’s Steve Conroy blogged about the Bruins donations toward the families affected by the bombings
* Similar to the Bruins, the Sabres know this game will be emotional
* NESN will be updating their LIVE Blog throughout the evening and you can access it by CLICKING HERE