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Green Men at the Garden: 'We were getting a little worried'

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  June 6, 2011 09:02 PM

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Canuck superfans the Green Men, a.k.a. Sully and Force, arrived at the TD Garden for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals and sat in seats halfway up the lower bowl behind the net that Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo defended for the first period and Bruins netminder Tim Thomas took over for the second.

Sully spoke about the treatment he and Force have received on their first trip to the Garden and the environment that suddenly turned hostile after a vicious hit on the Bruins Nathan Horton from Vancouver defenseman Aaron Rome.

"We were getting a little worried, more so worried for [Nathan] Horton's safety than ours," Sully said after the first period. "I didn't really get a good look at the hit but that's horrible when that sort of thing happens. People were getting a little worried around us, we thought we were getting a beer shower."

Sully said the reaction from Bruins fans in general was a mixed bag.

"They were pretty cool when we got here, after that hit [on Horton], it got really cold in here," Sully said regarding the change in the Garden atmosphere after Horton was removed from the ice on a stretcher. "It's been decent so far, a mixed bag so far, 50-50."

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