The Bruins are officially inside the NHL’s Toronto bubble, but it was a bittersweet departure for defenseman Charlie McAvoy.
As he showed in the beginning of a video shared by the team’s official Twitter account, McAvoy left behind his dog, Otto.
“I think he wants to come,” McAvoy admitted.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 26, 2020
The video, which the Bruins shared Sunday night after the team’s arrival, followed his travel experience along with the rest of the team as they departed from Boston and arrived in Canada for the impending resumption of the NHL season.
After picking up players from their Boston homes on a bus, McAvoy recorded scenes from the flight, including Brad Marchand dealing cards while wearing rubber gloves and a mask.
“Playing a little cards,” McAvoy said. “[Marchand’s] safety first. We’re ready to go. Next stop, Toronto.”
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) July 27, 2020
Having touched down in Toronto — one of the two Canadian cities chosen by the league to host games — McAvoy showed his hotel room.
“We are officially in the bubble,” he explained. “This is home for hopefully a little while.”
The Bruins will begin a round-robin series to determine playoff seeding on Aug. 2 against the Flyers. Before that, Boston will play an exhibition against the Blue Jackets on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
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