So far in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Bruins honorary fan banner captain has played a key role in the team’s success at home. For Game 3, Cam Neely was named captain on the 25th anniversary of his trade from Vancouver to Boston. The Bruins went out and scored 8 goals when No. 8 did the honors. For Game 4, No. 4 Bobby Orr brought the house down when he waved a Nathan Horton banner in the pregame ceremony. The Bruins scored 4 in Game 4 and evened the series with the Canucks at two games a piece.
Tonight, Bruins legend Milt Schmidt, No. 15, did the Game 6 honors.
Previous honorary captains in the playoffs have been:
Bruins-Canadiens Game 1: Rick Middleton
Bruins-Canadiens Game 2: Ken Linseman
Bruins-Canadiens Game 5: Lyndon Byers
Bruins-Canadiens Game 7: Reggie Lemelin
Bruins-Flyers Game 3: Terry O’Reilly
Bruins-Flyers Game 4: Stan Jonathan
Bruins-Lightning Game 1: Ray Bourque
Bruins-Lightning Game 2: John Bucyk
Bruins-Lightning Game 5: Ken Hodge
Bruins-Lightning Game 7: Derek Sanderson
Bruins-Canucks Game 3: Cam Neely
Bruins-Canucks Game 4: Bobby Orr
Bruins-Canucks Game 6: Milt Schmidt
Earlier in the day, we asked fans who they’d like to see named as honorary fan banner captain tonight…
Update: 9:21 p.m.