Hurricane’s at the Garden is making it clear whose side they’re on in the NHL Eastern Conference Finals.
The Boston sports bar, which bills itself as a pre- and post-game destination a short walk away from TD Garden, is changing its name as the Bruins compete with the Carolina Hurricanes for a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Before the two teams even took the ice Thursday night for Game 1, the bar had faced calls to cover up the large, illuminated “Hurricane’s” sign on its Canal Street facade.
“Don’t worry, we have something better planned,” the company tweeted Wednesday.
Don't worry, we have something better planned… https://t.co/TaOkG5Lp7f
— (Beat the) Hurricanes at the Garden (@hurricanesbos) May 8, 2019
Indeed, on Thursday, the bar revealed a second-floor banner that added a few modifying words to its name: “Beat the.” Its Twitter and Instagram account names were also changed to “(Beat the) Hurricanes.”
“Enough said,” the company wrote on social media. “Let’s do this.”
And for one game at least, the Bruins followed through, beating the actual Hurricanes 5-2 in the first game of the series Thursday night.