Bruins, Kings 3rd Jersey Schedules

Couple of new third jersey schedules to get on the blog today. 

The Boston Bruins are bringing back their black third jerseys for a fourth season this year. On October 21, the club released a schedule detailing when it will be worn during the 2011-12 season.

I'm still holding out hope that one day they'll come to their senses and drop this jersey in favor of the gold Winter Classic one. But if I recall right, I don't think many Bruins fans would agree with me on that one. 

Zdeno CharaThe alternate threads will see action in 11 home games throughout the year. Here's the breakdown:

  • Sat., Oct. 22 – vs. San Jose Sharks
  • Tues., Nov. 15 – vs. New Jersey Devils
  • Fri., Nov. 25 – vs. Detroit Red Wings
  • Thurs., Dec. 8 – vs. Florida Panthers
  • Mon., Dec. 19 – vs. Montreal Canadiens
  • Sat., Jan. 21 – vs. New York Rangers
  • Tues., Jan. 31 – vs. Ottawa Senators
  • Sat., Feb. 11 – vs. Nashville Predators
  • Sat., Mar. 3 – vs. New York Islanders
  • Sat., Mar. 17 – vs. Philadelphia Flyers
  • Sat., Apr. 7 – vs. Buffalo Sabres

The Bruins also pointed out that on Sat., Dec. 3, they'll wear their road white jerseys at home when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Still think it's incomplete without waist stripes.

Moving on now to L.A.

The Los Angeles Kings basically have two alternate jerseys to wear this season. And according to the team, both are going to be used rather sparingly.

The new third jersey is a reprise of their old home jersey which lasted from 2007 until last year. (The new home jersey was the third until last year.) Plus, they're bringing back the brightly-colored purple and gold Legends Night jersey for a few games.

Justin WilliamsBut first, the third jersey will see action in just eight games (two on the road), about half of the league maximum.

  • Thurs., Nov. 3 – vs. Edmonton Oilers
  • Tues., Nov. 8 – vs. Nashville Predators
  • Tues., Nov. 22 – at St. Louis Blues
  • Wed., Nov. 23 – at Dallas Stars
  • Thurs., Dec. 8 – vs. Minnesota Wild
  • Thurs., Jan. 5 – vs. Phoenix Coyotes
  • Thurs., Jan. 12 – vs. Dallas Stars
  • Thurs., Feb. 16 – vs. Phoenix Coyotes

Some of those dates are pulled from the Kings' website via the link above. The rest come from LA Kings Insider Rich Hammond in a blog post from October 25.

There are only three Legends Nights, where the Kings will don those über-retro sweaters from the 1960s. They are as follows:

  • Sat., Dec. 10 – vs. Dallas Stars
  • Mon., Jan. 2 – vs. Colorado Avalanche
  • Sat., Feb. 18 – vs. Calgary Flames

A couple other teams should be sporting retro jerseys on Jan. 2, but we're still waiting to see what the Rangers' and Flyers' Winter Classic jerseys will look like.

All of these schedules are going in the sidebar calendar along with the Tampa Bay Lightning's schedule. They haven't officially released a schedule, but they've historically worn the BOLTS jersey for weekend home games only and that's continued into this season.