Photo: ESPN

Photo: ESPN

It’s an annual tradition for the Boston Bruins to give the shirts off their backs at the conclusion of the last home game of the season. Well, traditions can change and in light of recent events, that’s exactly what will happen.

The Bruins would have played their last home game of the regular season tomorrow April 21st, but unforeseen scheduling changes have pushed that date a week into the future. Fan Appreciation night will take place April 28th against the Ottawa Senators. However, the “shirts off their backs” tradition will take place at the conclusion of tomorrow afternoons tilt with the Panthers.

In years past, player jerseys have been given to lucky fans and season ticket holders drawn at random. Tomorrow’s rendition will be a little bit different. At the request of season ticket holders, signed game-worn jerseys will be given to first responders. The change will certainly be a memorable one. Boston has suffered a trying week and this change is a small token of gratitude for the many people involved in keeping our city safe.

Winter was hooked on hockey by age 6, when she first witnessed a bench clearing brawl between the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators. Growing from hockey fan to hockey player, Winter followed her passions by founding The Pink Puck. While she also loves fashion and the outdoors, hockey will always be her center ice. Email: winter@thepinkpuck.com Twitter: @Winter_Adams

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