BOSTON - On Sunday, the Bruins gathered at TD Garden for the first-ever Bruins Game Show Live, in which they interacted with Premium Club season ticket holders and participated in interactive game show contests.
After three games in four days - and three straight wins - the Bruins had Sunday off from practice, but made time to spend time with thousands of fans.
"I think that's the main thing about a day like today is interacting with the fans on a personal note, more laid back type of note," smiled Milan Lucic. "Usually we're on the ice and they're in the stands and they interact to how we play but today is a good laid back atmosphere and we're going to have some fun doing it."
The private event kicked off with an hour-long VIP photo session for the fans with the entire team.
"They're the ones who cheer us on in the good times and the bad times, and they're super supportive, that's what we need," said Gregory Campbell. "So to actually meet them face to face is we're appreciative, as are they."
"It's a cool feeling to be able to talk to them and enjoy that so we're pretty happy to be here," said Dougie Hamilton.
"It's awesome. There's obviously a ton of fans here and we're pretty lucky to have the support we have here in Boston. I think it's a positive time and a lot of fun and a lot of smiles so we're having fun and we'll hopefully have some fun later, too."
"We'll come together as a team and hopefully have some fun and see what happens later on."
Following the photo session, the Bruins faced off against each other in game show activities like "Win, Lose or Draw," "Minute to Win It" and "Family Feud." The players were separated into two teams, Team Black and Team Gold.
The event helped showcase the Bruins' personalities off the ice.
During "Win, Lose or Draw," a player had to draw an image on a white board while a lucky fan had 30 seconds to guess what he was drawing. Torey Krug and Dennis Seidenberg both showed their skills, with Seidenberg being tasked with drawing a Zamboni.
The crowd chimed in to help the fans onstage. Zdeno Chara impressed by drawing a spot-on rendition of the Bobby Orr Statue, which the fan guessed right away.
"Minute to Win It" showcased funny moments, like when Tuukka Rask and David Krejci faced off in a stacking contest, building a structure made of stacked soda cans and plates. Rask took the honors of building his the quickest.
"Family Feud" finished off the afternoon. When one of the categories was "Name an excuse people give their boss when they're late for work," David Krejci was asked by the Bruins Game Show Live host, "Ever call in sick?"
"No," said Krejci, smiling. "I love my job."
Bruins Game Show Live brought out plenty of laughs from the crowd and the Bruins alike. Be sure to check out an upcoming episode of the Bruins' all-access TV show Behind The B, presented by Alex and Ani, for behind-the-scenes moments from the event.
Once the event wrapped up, National Grid presented the Boston Bruins Foundation with a check for $10,000 on behalf of the winning team.
"It's awesome, especially being here as long as I have and seen how much it's grown, since my rookie year," said Lucic, of the enormous fan support. "Bruins Nation is big and strong and that's why it's always great to have events like this."