BostonBruins.com - For years, the Bruins have followed the lead of Patrice Bergeron.
Whether it's on the ice, in the community, or at the team facility, the Black & Gold make sure to take their cues from Boston's longest-tenured athlete.
Such was the case again on Sunday afternoon, as the Bruins captain rallied his teammates for yet another memorable outdoor game entrance. Following the B's nod to 'Peaky Blinders' for the 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium, Bergeron wanted to run it back with another themed wardrobe for NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe.
With Boston set to debut their gold Reverse Retro sweaters - which are a nod to Boston's white home uniforms from late 1980s and early 1990s - in the shadows of one of the country's most breathtaking ski areas, Bergeron suggested a brightly colored, 90s throwback theme.
"He is always one step ahead of it with this kind of stuff," said David Pastrnak, who arrived in a neon track suit with a highlight-yellow fanny pack and later donned pink goggles for warmups before potting his 10th career hat trick during Boston's 7-3 victory over the Flyers.
"It was his idea and we all loved it, so we jumped on board right away. A good idea and we had some fun ordering the stuff and walking to the game. A lot of fun and great little bonding here."
The Bruins showed off some impressive 90s range with attire ranging from puffy, multi-colored ski suits, to neon jackets, to Mighty Ducks jerseys, to rolled up jeans.
"We're just trying to have fun," said John Moore, who went with a pink, purple, and green ski suit and later notched two assists in the B's win. "I can't say this will be a staple of my wardrobe but it's fun. We kind of bond with this. We did it with 'Peaky Blinders' back in South Bend and we're just trying to have fun.
"We turned to each other when we were walking in and said, 'Man, we better win.' You wouldn't want to be walking out of here dressed like this, that's for sure."
Boston made sure their exit was just as enjoyable as the grand entrance with a monster four-goal second period, which was highlighted by Trent Frederic's first career goal. The recently turned 23-year-old was barely alive for the era the Bruins were feting.
Frederic, born in 1998, is one of twenty 90s babies on the Bruins' roster, though most of them - 13 to be exact - were born in the second half of the decade (post-1995), which made it a tad more difficult for them to figure out the right garb to fit the era.
"To be honest, I just got it a couple days ago," Frederic said of his 'Sublime' band shirt, jean jacket, and red pants. "I think that's 90s, right? I don't really know…but we had fun. Obviously, when you put those on, you've got to win because you have to wear them out. It was good like we got the win. We were just like kids again. We had a fun time."