The Boston Bruins are the oldest American hockey team after being established in 1924 and have won the fifth most Stanley Cup titles with six. Boston has also won 24 division titles over the years led by star players Ray Bourque and Bobby Orr. Bourque became the face of the Bruins for over two decades while becoming one of the greatest defensemen in the history of the NHL. Orr has been widely recognized as one of the best players in league history and spent 10 of his years playing in the city of Boston. The Bruins dominated the 1970s, winning 7 division titles to go along with one of their championships. Boston continued their division supremacy through the 1980s and early 1990s before an 8-year drought that ended in the 2001-2002 season. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Boston Bruins hockey tickets.
2016 Bruins Season Preview
A season after winning the Presidents’ Trophy, the Boston Bruins stumbled, finishing with two points out of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The disappointment may prove to be beneficial to the 2015-16 Bruins. Boston may have been victims of their own success, with the core group of Boston veterans playing deep into 8 straight post season runs. The extra rest has the Boston Bruins recovered and ready to make a run at another Stanley Cup finals. The biggest question mark for the Bruins entering the 2015 season will be how they weather the loss of forward Milan Lucic. Boston brought in Matt Beleskey and Jimmey Hayes to replace the departing Lucic, and retain goaltender Tuukka Rask and captain Patrice Bergeron. Look for the 2015-16 Boston Bruins to return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and to be one of the best teams in the NHL once again.
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Boston Bruins Hockey at TD Garden Address: 100 Legends Way, Boston, Massachusetts, 02114
The Bruins play their home games at the TD Garden, located in Boston, Massachusetts. When filled to capacity, the Garden holds over 19,500 jubilant fans. Home of the Boston Celtics and host of many concerts and other renowned sporting events, over 3.5 million spectators walk through the gates of TD Garden every year. The Boston Bruins home bench is on the TD Garden rink side in front of sections 1 & 22. TD Garden parking information is covered in our Bruins event guide.
Bruins vs. Canadiens
Known as one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, the Bruins and Canadiens are two of the truly great franchises in hockey history. They’ve played each other over 850 times since their first match up in 1924, and while the Canadiens have the edge, it’s always a hard-fought battle no matter whether they’re at the TD Garden or the Bell Centre.
Bruins vs. Flyers
If you’ve been watching recently, this rivalry needs no explanation – these teams just flat out don’t like each other. There have been punches thrown and blood spilled as recently as 2013, and the fans disdain for each other is clear as well. The rivalry that started in the 70s is just as fierce today between Boston and Philadelphia.
Bruins vs. Maple Leafs
It’s an “original six rivalry,” meaning these are two of the six teams that began the NHL way back in the 1920s. The Bruins lead the all-time series by a slight margin but the Maple Leafs are always looking for wins against the Boston club. The Phil Kessel trade between the two teams in 2009 was a shock and the all-star has scored multiple times against his old Boston team in the games they’ve played since.
Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup, Eastern Conference Championship, and NHL Playoffs
As members of the original six the Boston Bruins have collected 6 Stanley Cups championships, coming in at 4th most in NHL history while appearing in 15 Eastern Conference Championships. The “boys of Bean” town are no strangers to the NHL Playoffs, having reached postseason play an astonishing 68 times. No team is more decorated than the Boston Bruins.
Boston Bruins Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Bruins game?
Doors open to the general public 1-hour before the puck drops. We recommend wearing as much black and gold as possible and getting there early to enjoy what will be one of the highest energy sporting events you will experience.
How can I buy cheap Boston Bruins tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Boston Bruins hockey tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Bruins tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Eastern Conference opponents, like the New York Rangers, Washington Senators and Montreal Canadiens, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for, non-conference or non-divisional opponents. Those games may offer best opportunity to purchase Boston Bruins tickets near face value.
Where are good places to eat before a Bruins game?
We recommend trying to spend pre-game eating and getting hyped with other Bruins fans. Vito’s Tavern, Porter’s Bar and Grill, or West End Johnnies are usually full of plenty of Boston sports fans. If you are looking for the quintessential sports bar experience try The Four’s. It has been rated one of the best sports bars in the country and will definitely hook you up with other Bruins fans. No Boston food guide is complete without some classic New England dining options. There are dozens of great places, but we like Warren Tavern, Mass Ave Tavern, or Café Fleuri.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 Boston Bruins hockey schedule?
The Bruins 2016-2017 hockey schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NHL. The Bruins plays in the Atlantic Division, which means games against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, and Buffalo Sabres. Game times are announced by the NHL as soon as the TV schedule is set. Boston Bruins home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Bruins news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Boston Bruins team roster.
Where is the best place to park at TD Bank Garden?
The Bruins have an incredibly passionate fan-base. This means that game days at TD Gardens are always packed. While that gives the games an unforgettable environment, it also makes parking tricky. Both the rail and bus lines drop off close to the arena and are filled with Bruins fans. Purchasing a parking pass with your ticket allows you to park underneath or next to the arena and spend more time enjoying the experience and less time trying to find a parking spot. Parking garages nearby are between $10 and $38, but they fill up quick, so be prepared.
Can I buy Boston Bruins hockey season tickets?
Boston Bruins season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Boston Bruins season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at TD Bank Garden.
Does my child need a ticket to go to a Bruins game?
Any child under the age of 2 will be allowed to enter the arena without a ticket and can sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game. If your child is 2 years old or older they will need a ticket and their own seat. We recommend bringing proof of your child’s age to the door to ensure they are allowed to enter the arena.