Madame Zhao Yan is the chairman and executive director of Bloomage BioTechnology Corporation and owns Cadillac Arena, where the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames played on Wednesday in the second game of the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games. Bloomage International has partnered with the NHL and O.R.G. Packaging to put on the NHL China Games during the past two preseasons. Through a translator, Madame Zhao sat down with NHL.com for an interview before the game on Wednesday to discuss the partnership and the future of the NHL in China.
BEIJING -- Their bags were packed, their souvenirs and memories tucked away. There was one more game to come in China and then it was off to buses and planes, bound for Boston and Calgary, for the realities of training camp and the NHL season to come.
BEIJING -- Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has a lower-body injury and did not play against the Boston Bruins at Cadillac Arena on Wednesday (7:30 a.m. ET; NBCSN, SN), the second of two preseason games in the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games.
BEIJING -- For Boston Bruins like Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask and David Pastrnak, the trip to China for the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games has been almost as much about exploring the country -- about the Great Wall of China and the Silk Market -- as it has been about the hockey.
Welcome to the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games. The Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames will play the second of two games in Beijing on Wednesday (7:30 a.m. ET; NBCSN, SN). NHL.com staff writers Dan Rosen and Amalie Benjamin are there to provide the sights and highlights for the weeklong trip.
Bruins forward has once-in-a-lifetime shopping experience at Silk Market in Beijing
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Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand is keeping his own blog throughout the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games.
In his latest entry, Marchand writes about stocking up on Christmas gifts in Beijing, where the Bruins and Calgary Flames will play Wednesday (7:30 a.m. ET; NBCSN, SN) in the second of two preseason games in China.
Ryan, 31, is entering his first season with the Flames. In his latest entry, Ryan writes about being a tourist in Beijing, where the Flames will play the Boston Bruins on Wednesday (7:30 a.m. ET; NBCSN, SN) in the second of two preseason games here.