"I'm a road warrior. Not because I like to be away from my family, but I just enjoy playing in other arenas. I sort of like being the hated guy in opposing arenas."
-- Bruins goalie Tim Thomas
When the final horn sounds ending Tuesday's game in Washington, the Bruins -- finally -- will return home to get ready for a game at TD Garden. When the Capitals arrive Thursday (7 p.m. ET, NHLN-US), it will mark the first time the Bruins will have played at home since a preseason game there Sept. 29.
In the interim, they will have played six games in three countries on two continents, going from Boston to Belfast to the Czech Republic to New Jersey to Washington and finally back to Boston.