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Celtics Vs. Bruins: A Look at The Two Garden Atmospheres

TORONTO - MARCH 16:  Fans of the Boston Bruins show their support during the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on March 16, 2004 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The Bruins defeated the Maple Leafs 2-1.  (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
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Gino's JungleContributor IDecember 4, 2009

I wasn't planning on posting anything here tonight but I just got back from the Bruins game and thought this would be a good time to compare the atmosphere in the Garden during a Bruins game, to that of my beloved Celtics.

 

I'll take a moment to preface this post by saying that I am not a very knowledgeable hockey fan.  I know the game sort of well, but I don't know all the rules, penalties, or types of players that comprise a good team.  I also don't know much about the opposing teams, and I couldn't name half the Bruins players by number when they were on the ice.  With that being said (any "Curb" fans out there?) there were some major differences I noticed tonight that in the end made me appreciate the Celtics and their fans even more than I already did.

You may be wondering if this is going to be a few paragraphs of me bashing the Bruins and their fans, and I assure you that is not going to happen.  What I will say is that the atmosphere at a Celtics game is definitely more exciting over the course of a game.

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