“It’s going to take a long time to get over something like this.’’
Pandolfo said it’s a vastly different world from the one he knew as a kid.
“Growing up, you’d never think of ever having to worry about something like this,’’ he said. “For it to happen once, back on 9/11, it’s something you thought you’d never see.
“Obviously, it’s not as big a scale as 9/11, but still to worry about these things in the United States, it’s disappointing. You want to be able to live life. You live in the United States, that’s one of the things you’re proud of.’’
Patrice Bergeron was crushed to hear what had happened. “It’s something everyone talks about in Boston as a fun day and a great event and it’s really very tragic,’’ said Bergeron, who likely would’ve returned to the lineup Monday had the game gone on as scheduled.
“It’s a big tragedy and there aren’t many words that can be said right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people and families involved.”
Defenseman Andrew Ference had one of the more anxious days because his family members were in the area of the race finish.
“All of our friends, the kids are all off school,’’ said Ference. “My wife, they were all meeting up with their buddies and going down to watch. It’s not just worries — they were down there.’’
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The Bruins assigned forward Jordan Caron to Providence. He played in 17 games, with a goal and two assists.
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