Montreal Canadiens fans are some of the most aggressive in the NHL, something Jake DeBrusk knows all too well.
During an appearance Wednesday on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich,” the Boston Bruins forward revealed he once was spat on by a fan at Bell Centre. And, believe it or not, DeBrusk apparently didn’t mind.
“My rookie year, I was coming out for warmups and I got spit on. Somebody spit on me,” DeBrusk said. ” … That was kind of cool though, I kinda liked it.”
Listen to DeBrusk tell the story at the 29-minute mark in the audio player below:
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Talk about a hostile crowd. Though, as DeBrusk alluded to, sometimes the obnoxiousness of opposing fans can work in a team’s favor.
The Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday to remain atop the NHL’s overall standings. Boston will return to the ice Thursday night when it hosts the Chicago Blackhawks.