VANCOUVER — The last time the Bruins walked out of the Rogers Arena, they had cigars and champagne and a Stanley Cup. They walked back in Saturday for their first matchup with Vancouver since January of 2012, and their first trip to the city since Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 15, 2011.
“Obviously it does bring back a lot of memories, just being back in the locker room and out on the ice also,” Patrice Bergeron said. “It’s been a long time, but it’s our first time being there. It does bring back some memories, but at the same time we’ve got to put it in the past.”
Said hometown boy Milan Lucic, “That’s naturally never going to go away, that postgame celebration, achieving your ultimate goal as a hockey player. It was cool to experience that feeling here this morning, but kind of being here now for the last two, three hours, you start to get more focused on the game tonight.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.