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Watching the game from his hospital bed, Transit Police officer Richard Donohue said he kept faith in Bruins

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  May 14, 2013 05:15 PM

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As he watched the game from his hospital bed Monday night, Transit Police officer Richard “Dic” Donohue Jr. said he never lost hope in his beloved Boston Bruins.

Donohue had nearly no blood and no pulse when he was first hospitalized after a bullet severed an artery in his leg when he was shot in Watertown a month ago during a violent gunfight between police and the two alleged Marathon bombers.

He fought back from the brink of death and doctors have said will probably make a full recovery.

On Monday, from his bed in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, he watched the Bruins mount a miraculous, desperate turnaround of their own.

"They made a great comeback, and I didn't lose faith,” Donohue, a 33-year-old Woburn resident and Winchester native, said in a statement Tuesday.

Hanging beside Donohue’s hospital bed was a Bruins jersey he received last month. It is signed by B’s forward Patrice Bergeron, who scored two dramatic Game 7 goals, first to tie the game late in the third period and then another to win it in overtime.

“I know there has been a lot of support for me in New York and by the NYPD but I hope they beat the Rangers.”

The Bruins will play the Rangers next. That best-of-seven series, the Eastern Conference semifinals, is set to begin Thursday night.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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