June 19, 2024

Bruins

Ullmark’s new masks will debut as a part of Boston’s “Huge Unhealthy Bruins Night time” on Saturday.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 09: Linus Ullmark #35 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the second period against the New York Islanders at TD Garden on November 09, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Linus Ullmark paid tribute to Gerry Cheevers along with his new goalie masks. (Photograph by Maddie Meyer/Getty Pictures)

With Gerry Cheevers and several other different legends from the “Huge Unhealthy Bruins” period on website for Saturday’s showdown by Boston and Montreal, Linus Ullmark paid tribute to the Corridor-of-Fame netminder with a brand new customized goalie masks.

Cheevers, who helped Boston clinch two Stanley Cup titles in 1970 and 1972, etched himself into hockey historical past along with his trademark masks — with the stitches representing all the injury the tenacious netminder would have taken with out that further layer of protection protecting his visage.

Ullmark additionally has the names of a number of different Bruins legends from that chapter of crew historical past inscribed on his helmet. Cheevers and his former goalie companion, Eddie Johnston, have been available to take a photograph with Ullmark, Jeremy Swayman and that customized masks on Saturday.

Saturday stands because the second of the 5 “Period Nights” that the Bruins will maintain this season a part of their One hundredth-season festivities. Boston’s showdown with Montreal will honor the legendary gamers and groups from 1960-76, together with a number of contests and themes representing a powerful stretch of success for Boston.

Cheevers was named as one of many two goalies on the Bruins’ All-Century Crew final month, together with fellow Corridor of Famer Frank Brimsek. 

Regardless of showcasing his new gear, Ullmark just isn’t anticipated to begin on Saturday in opposition to Montreal. Boston stored its 50/50 goalie rotation going at TD Backyard, with Swayman incomes the beginning nod in opposition to Boston’s lengthy standing foe.

Ullmark is not any stranger to showcasing some flashy new {hardware} for particular events. 

Earlier this yr, Ullmark donned a customized masks that included a photograph of Patrice Bergeron celebrating his Sport 7 OT winner in opposition to the Maple Leafs through the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. 

The other aspect of the identical masks featured the well-known image of a hovering Bobby Orr after clinching Boston’s Cup overcome the Blues in 1970.