Bergeron returns as Bruins face Devils in home opener

BOSTON (WHDH) - The Bruins are dropping the puck for the first time at home this season and star center Patrice Bergeron will be making his season debut.

After playing three games on the road, the Bruins are ready to play in front of their fans. They got off to a strong start on the road, winning two of three games.

“It’s opening night, I think it’s important that we come out and give our fans a good, good idea of what our team’s going to be all about,” said head coach Claude Julien.

Bergeron, sidelined with an injury at the start of the season, will be joining the team at the Garden Thursday. Teammate Brad Marchand told 7News, “It’s great to have him back for tonight,” called Bergeron “one of the best players in the league.” Julien agreed on the impact Bergeron returning will have on everyone.

“When you go three games without him and you see him coming back, it’s a lift to everybody,” said Julian. “Players, teammates, organization, coaching staff, you can name it, hopefully the fans as well.”

The Bruins face off against the New Jersey Devils Thursday night at TD Garden.

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