Bruins: Pastrnak, Cassidy offer thoughts on Blue Jackets' cannon


The Boston Bruins are getting ready for the third game of their series with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. It will be the first game of the series to take place in Columbus, and that means that the Bruins will have to be ready to hear the Blue Jackets' cannon.

You read that right. The Blue Jackets have a cannon that they fire off when they score goals. And that takes some getting used to, especially players that haven't heard it before.

Bruins star David Pastrnak recalled the first time that he heard the cannon and how confused he was by the entire ordeal the first time he played in Columbus.

“I had no idea what’s going on,” Pastrnak said, per WEEI's Matt Kalman. “I remember (coach) Claude (Julien) back in the day, he said ‘watch out for the cannon.’ But I didn’t know what that means. And then I heard it so yeah … it’s their tradition, every team has one.”

This time around, Pastrnak will likely be prepared for the cannon, as will the rest of the Bruins squad. After all, they did play in Columbus twice in the past two months, and Columbus scored nine goals in those two games. So, they definitely heard the cannon a lot in those contests.

Of course, head coach Bruce Cassidy is hoping that they don't hear the cannon quite as much in the next two games.

“I hope I don’t hear it, obviously. After that, to be honest with you, I never really noticed it much,” Cassidy said, per Kalman. “You know the team scores, it’s loud, I’m pissed off, so that’s it, that’s the routine every time no matter where I am.”

Still, one would think that a cannon would offer a different type of sound that just normal crowd noise, but maybe Cassidy just tunes it all out.

We'll soon see how many times the cannon goes off. The Bruins take on the Blue Jackets Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Game 3 will be on NBCSN and can be streamed on the NBC Sports app.

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