When a group of Boston fans came to PPG Paints Arena for the Bruins-Penguins game Friday, they dressed for the occasion: Each wore an Eddie Johnston jersey.
The Penguins’ former GM and coach played goal for the Bruins from 1962-73, hoisting Stanley Cups in 1970 and ’72. Johnston was the last goalie to play every minute of every game in an NHL season, logging 70 games and 4,200 minutes for Boston in 1963-64. He was on Team Canada for the legendary 1972 Summit Series vs. the Soviet Union. He drafted Mario Lemieux for the Penguins.
Hockey was built by men like Johnston. These guys know. So do I.
The Lemieux photo executing the photobomb is epic.