For the past several months, the Bruins have awarded an ugly, vintage jacket to the player of the game. It's become a special tradition within the locker room, particularly after the injured Nathan Horton returned to the TD Garden after Game 4 to hand off the jacket to teammate Rich Peverley.
It drew some derisive comments from Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (who, ahem, was later found to have a similar motivational tool within his own locker room), but it remained an important part of the Bruins' team unity.
It was fitting, then, that the Bruins didn't pick a player of the game after winning Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in Vancouver on Wednesday night. Instead, the team took the jacket, which Andrew Ference had purchased on eBay, and wrapped it around Lord Stanley's Cup.
Check out the scene in the screenshots below.
Photos by Alec Elbert/NESN
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