The Bruins will return to action on Saturday night. (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

Weekend watchlist: Jan. 19-20

Published On January 18, 2013 | By Meghan Riggs

It’s a big weekend for New England sports fans with the start of the NHL season and the AFC Conference Championship. The Bruins will return to action on Saturday at the Garden after the 119-day lockout — who could be more excited? The Patriots will post up at home this weekend and will hopefully advance to the 47th Superbowl, while the Celtics will play at home on Friday night and travel west to Detroit on Sunday.

We’ve covered where and when to tune in this weekend!

The Celtics have a busy weekend as they play both Friday and Sunday. The team hosts the Chicago Bulls at 7 p.m. on Friday night at the Garden, and you can catch all the action on CSNHD. The Celtics will play an away game versus the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. You can watch the game live on CSNHD.

The Bruins will host the New York Rangers in the opening game of the season at 7 p.m. on Saturday night at the Garden. If you want to catch the game but don’t have a ticket, you can watch on NESN. You will not want to miss this game!

The Patriots have a big weekend as they host the AFC Conference Championships versus the Baltimore Ravens. Game time is 6:30 p.m. and if you don’t feel like breaking the bank to buy a ticket to the game, you can watch on CBS. Prior to the Pats game, you can also watch the NFC Championship at 3 p.m. on CBS as well. Who will be playing the Pats at the Superbowl, the San Francisco 49ers or the Atlanta Falcons?

Looking for something to prepare for the busy sports weekend? Head to Patriot Place in Foxborough, Mass. where plenty of activities will be offered all weekend long to entertain sports fans:

The Hall at Patriot Place  is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. You can view the Patriots’ three Lombardi Trophies, take a photo on a Super Bowl Parade Duck Boat and enjoy the feature film “Patriots Way.”

The Hall will also offer a limited number of fans the chance to meet and take a picture with Kevin Faulk on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The three-time Super Bowl champion and honorary Patriots Captain for the AFC Championship game will have one of the Patriots’ six AFC Championship trophies with him on the field for photos. Tickets are $25 and include admission to The Hall and a 10 percent discount at the Patriots ProShop.

Winter Skate at Patriot Place, an outdoor ice skating rink, is open Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bundle up, have some fun and get some exercise. Admission for adults is $8 and children $6. You don’t even have to pack your skates, as on-site rentals are available for $4.

On Saturday night, enjoy some country music and southern cooking at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, which features the Tom Dixon Band at 9:30 p.m. On Sunday afternoon, artist Chris Wallace will perform above NRG Plaza before the game. Come by at 4:45 p.m. to see Wallace and his band rock the plaza.

 

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Meghan is a junior at Boston University majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in communications. She has been an athlete her whole life and is a member of the Women’s Ice Hockey team at BU. She is also a member of BUTV10’s sports talk show, Off Sides.