New Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo endured a weird start to his regular-season Bruins debut.
Just like Boston’s opponents, the Philadelphia Flyers, Corvo hung out in the dressing room while the banner-raising ceremony delayed rolled along for about 40 minutes.
However, unlike the Flyers, Corvo watched the festivities on television.
“I liked when the all the ’72 champs were coming out and the whole team lined up and they were shaking their hands,” said Corvo about his favorite part.
The different start to his night aside — there were no pregame introductions of the current Bruins on opening night — Corvo played pretty well on a night that the Bruins struggled as a team. Corvo logged 23:01 of ice time, recorded an assist and attempted four shots (three were blocked).
The Bruins fell to the Flyers, 2-1, and here’s my game story on NHL.com.
Now it’s time for the Bruins to move on from their celebration of last year and target greater success in 2011-12. As center Patrice Bergeron alluded to, there can be no other thought on the Bruins’ minds.
“It has to be. We’ve faced adversity before. We’re used to that. But that being said, it was a special night and we wanted to get that win and we didn’t do that tonight,” he said.