The wait is over. The Boston Bruins will resume their quest for the Stanley Cup on Sunday afternoon when they play the Philadelphia Flyers in a round robin showdown.
The 2019-20 season was halted in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but after months of planning and organization, the NHL has resumed play in Toronto and Edmonton bubbles.
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The Bruins finished with the best record in the league during the regular season, but they haven't clinched the No. 1 seed just yet. They will play in a round robin format versus the other top three teams in the Eastern Conference to determine their seeding for the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The first round robin game comes against a familiar foe -- the Flyers. The B's went 1-0-2 versus the Flyers in the regular season, including a 2-0 victory in the final game before the season was paused.
If fans weren't already jacked up for Sunday's return to action, this hype video from the Bruins will do the trick.
The Bruins are without a doubt one of the most motivated teams participating in the NHL restart after last season ended with a painful loss to the St. Louis Blues at home in Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. The B's are determined to be the first team since the 2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins to lose in the Cup Final and then win it the following season.