Friday January 1st, 2016

The Bruins hit the ice at Gillette Stadium on Friday where they are hosting the Canadiens for the 2016 Winter Classic, and Boston goalie Tuukka Rask has a mask that pays tribute to Foxboro’s normal residents Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.

Brady decided to wish the Bruins luck and offer to pay back the kindness from the net-minder with a hilarious new Photoshop on his always entertaining Facebook page.

Thanks Tuukka for featuring me on your mask today! In your honor, I'll be rocking your pads this Sunday in Miami. Happy new year and go Bruins! #WinterClassic

Posted by Tom Brady on Friday, January 1, 2016

• SI’s 2015 Signs of the Apocalypse

The Patriots have come out strong in support of the Bruins as the team prepared for the NHL’s annual New Year’s day showcase, with Bill Belichick skating on the Gillette Stadium rink on Thursday, and Julian Edelman offering himself, Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski as backup enforcers for the game.

– Brendan Maloy

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