Todd Angilly sings the national anthem prior to Game One of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With their championship series tied 3-3, the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues will face off Wednesday night for the Stanley Cup.
So, WBZ NewsRadio's Drew Moholland spoke with the man who will be kicking the whole thing off—the B's new anthem singer, Todd Angilly.
But singing the national anthem isn't Angilly's only job. Before and after the game, he tends bar at TD Garden.
"I'll be there about 4, 4:30 p.m. getting everything set up and the club opens, they'll be coming in, and I'll slide down really quick to get down, sing the anthem, and then right back to finish the shift out," he said. "It's gonna be a real big party."
That job, he says, helps him to deal with the pressure and intensity of the playoffs.
"I think what helps and something that I never really thought of—and it's actually a good thing—is the fact that I'm working before game-time," Angilly said. "So, the customers are coming in, and everybody's fired up and everybody's in a good mood. It kinda takes my mind off it a little bit."
Angilly said the crowd helps, too.
"I feel like we're all in it together," he says. "I feel like I'm down there leading everybody, especially when they're singing along. The adrenaline kicks in after a while, and it just feels really comfortable. The crowd is really great about making you feel comfortable."
And as for Game 7 Wednesday night?
"Hopefully we can start the night off right and get everybody fired up, and the right thing happens."
You can listen to the full interview with Angilly below.
WBZ NewsRadio's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports