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Bruins announce support for bombing victims, tributes planned at tonight's game

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  April 17, 2013 02:21 PM

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The Bruins have announced several ways they'll support and recognize the victims of Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs will donate $100,000 on behalf of the team to The One Fund, and the team announced additional donations of $50,000 each from TD Garden, the NHL, and the NHL Players Association. The Bruins have donated 80 tickets to Wednesday's game vs. the Sabres to be given to first-response emergency personnel involved in the aftermath Monday.

There will be other observances at Wednesday night's game, which begins at 7:35 p.m.:


  • TD Garden will be lit in yellow and blue, the colors of the Boston Marathon, and two dasher boards will have The One Fund logo.

  • Both Bruins and Sabres players will wear "Boston Strong" decals on their helmets, and team staff will wear yellow and blue ribbons.

  • A Boston Strong video will be shown and a moment of silence will be observed.

  • The national anthem will be sung by Rene Rancourt and the Boston Fire Department Honor Guard. Fans are encouraged to sing along.

  • A special "B-Spoked Salute" will take place during the second intermission to honor first responders.

  • Bruins forward Brad Marchand will raffle his suite for the Bruins' first home playoff game, with all proceeds to benefit the family of Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester, who was killed in the bombings. The raffle web site is live now.

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