Several members of the B's roster sat down for preview to discuss the upcoming matchup, and the team is looking forward to the trip for multiple reasons. For goaltender Tuukka Rask, this is his first experience playing an NHL game in Europe, and the Finland native is excited to be playing somewhat close to home.
"Being from Europe and getting the chance to play there in an NHL game is a once in a lifetime opportunity," Rask said. "It's going to be great for team bonding to go out there."
For right winger Blake Wheeler, this is his first trip to Europe, and his anticipation is obvious as he discusses the upcoming adventure.
"This will be kind of a culture shock for me," Wheeler said. "But it will be something really cool. I've always wanted the experience of going over there."
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