The Bruins paid tribute to the victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. After the players emerged from the dressing rooms, there was a moment of silence while the scoreboard showed a blue- and-yellow “Boston Strong” ribbon.
After the moment of silence, images from Monday’s events were shown on the scoreboard.
National anthem singer Rene Rancourt, without his usual accompaniment from organist Ron Poster, started to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” into his microphone. Rancourt then lowered the mike to allow the crowd to finish the anthem.
Players from both teams wore “Boston Strong” decals on the backs of their helmets.