Butler wore Bruce Willen's jersey during off-day workout originally appeared nbc sports boston
Boston Bruins fans can't avoid Matthew Tkachuk.
The Florida Panthers forward performed brilliantly in the first round of the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs when his team Eliminated the Bruins in spectacular fashion Together overtime win in game 7, Tkachuk had 11 points (five goals, six assists) in seven games against the Bruins. He was the best player of the series.
It's sure that the Panthers' disenchantment with the Bruins didn't happen all of a sudden.
This trend should give Celtics fans confidence entering Game 2 vs. Heat
They also eliminated the toronto maple leafs in the second round and won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals versus the Carolina Hurricanes. in quadruple overtime, Tkachuk scored the winning goal in what became the sixth longest game in NHL history.
Boston is having trouble with another team from South Florida in the Miami Heat. The heat came to TD Garden on Wednesday night and beat the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Finals series.
Heat star Jimmy Butler scored 35 points in the win, and on Thursday he practiced at Emerson College wearing a Tkachuk jersey.
See the scene in the pictures below:
Butler may have worn Tkachuk's jersey to show his support for the Panthers, who have Game 1 against the Canes on Thursday night. Could he be trolling Boston fans a little too? it's possible.
The Bruins were not able to slow down Tkachuk in their first round series. Will the Celtics have more success against Butler? His next opportunity comes friday night in Game 2 at TD Garden.