A giant Boston Bruins helmet rests atop a statue of the late conductor Arthur Fiedler on the Charles River Esplanade park Monday to cheer on the team in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals. The nonprofit Esplanade Association installed the helmet, which has a circumference of 17 feet. Credit: Michael Nichols via AP

BOSTON — Count the late conductor Arthur Fiedler among the Boston Bruins’ fans as they skate into the Stanley Cup Final.

The nonprofit Esplanade Association has installed a giant Bruins helmet atop a statue of the beloved conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, just in time for Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues on Monday. The Bruins beat St. Louis 4-2 in Game 1.

The helmet crowns a likeness of Fiedler that stands on the Charles River Esplanade, where the orchestra performs outdoor concerts during the summer. Organizers said the helmet is 17 feet in circumference.

Fiedler, a Boston icon who died in 1979, has worn other oversized headgear in the past, including a giant Red Sox cap.

The maestro’s son, Peter, said he’s sure his father would approve “if it helps the Bruins win the Stanley Cup.”