The Bruins are officially inside the NHL’s Toronto bubble, but it was a bittersweet departure from Boston for defenseman Charlie McAvoy.
As he showed in the beginning of a video shared by the team’s official Twitter account, McAvoy left behind his dog, Otto.
“I think he wants to come,” McAvoy said.
The video, which the Bruins shared Sunday night after the team’s arrival, followed his travel experience along with the rest of the team as they departed from Boston and arrived in Canada for the impending resumption of the NHL season.
After players were picked up from their Boston homes on a bus, McAvoy recorded scenes from the flight, including Brad Marchand dealing cards while wearing rubber gloves and a mask.
“Playing a little cards,” McAvoy said. “[Marchand’s] safety first. We’re ready to go. Next stop, Toronto.”
Having touched down in Toronto — one of the two Canadian cities chosen by the league to host games — McAvoy showed viewers his hotel room.
“We are officially in the bubble,” he explained. “This is home for hopefully a little while.”
The Bruins will begin a round-robin series to determine playoff seeding Sunday against the Flyers. Before that, they will play an exhibition against the Blue Jackets Thursday at 7 p.m.