This Boston bar is altering its name for the Bruins series

Hurricane's at the Garden is adding a few modifying words.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 09: A general view as fans walk past Hurricane's at The Garden on Canal Street prior to Game One of the Eastern Conference Final between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 09, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Fans walk past Hurricane's at the Garden on Canal Street prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. –Adam Glanzman / Getty Images

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.


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.