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Hockey Fever: Where to Watch the Bruins Tonight

Game 3 of Stanley Cup Finals at home

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Bruins fans have their hopes pinned on tonight’s game and home ice advantage. Photo by Flickr user slidingsideways

The Boston Bruins battle the Vancouver Canucks tonight at 8 p.m. in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. It’s been nearly four decades since the Bs won their last National Hockey League championship and two decades since they last made it to the finals. The game should be hard-fought and hard-hitting, with the Bs looking to avenge losing the first two games, 1-0 and 3-2, in Vancouver.

And unless Bruins fans are season ticket holders (or have taken out a loan to buy a ticket), they won’t be watching the game from inside the TD Garden. Their best bet? Catching the game on any of the numerous big screen TVs in local bars.

Here’s a list of hot spots to catch the Bruins in action:

The Greatest Bar
262 Friend St.
Boston
617-367-0554
The Greatest Bar is the proud owner of a 14-foot high-definition screen and will show a 90-minute video highlighting the greatest moments in Boston sports prior to the Bruins-Canucks game.

Sports Grille Boston
132 Canal St.
Boston
617-367-9302
The Sports Grille has more than 100 TVs, one in every booth and several lining the bar’s walls.

Sullivan’s Tap
168 Canal St.
Boston
617-617-7617
This is not a spot for Black-and-Gold lite fans. Think dive bar combined with diehard hockey lovers.

Hurricane O’Reilly’s
150 Canal St.
Boston
617-722-0161
98.5 The Sports Hub broadcasts live from Hurricane’s today from 2 to 7 p.m.

And if the bar scene isn’t your thing, you can catch the game on the Versus channel or listen to it on 98.5 FM.

All of the above venues are accessible via public transportation by taking the MBTA Green Line to North Station.

Leslie Friday can be reached at lfriday@bu.edu; follow her on Twitter at @lesliefriday.

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