Boston Bruins fans take over and sing national anthem after marathon bombing tragedy

Bruins fans offer one of the best renditions of the national anthem you'll ever hear

4/18/13 in NHL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

April 17, 2013; Boston, MA USA; Rene Rancourt sings the national anthem prior to the start of the game between the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY SportsThe Bruins and Sabres matched up last night in Boston, the first game in Boston after the tragic bombing of the Boston Marathon on Monday. There was a game against the Senators scheduled for Monday night, but it was postponed for obvious reasons.

The Bruins and Sabres delivered quite a passionate performance for the fans, but it was the fans themselves who delivered the most moving moment of the evening, and possibly of the entire NHL season.

The national anthem was started by Rene Rancourt, the Bruins national anthem singer. A few words into it, he lowered his microphone and allowed the crowd to take over. And that's exactly what they did, in incredible fashion.

If you haven't seen it yet, be sure to watch the video:

After the game, which was won by Buffalo in a shootout, players from both teams came out and raised their sticks as a salute to the crowd in a classy move by both teams after a hard-fought game.

As difficult as it is to see tragic events like Monday's bombing, there are also moments like this that remind us that we're all in it together, and we as Americans are bigger than any single tragic moment. We will carry on.
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4/18/13   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

There was a Sharks game earlier this yere where the singer started and then held out the mic for the audience to sing.  Thought it was cool then.  But this one because of the circumstances was pretty darn cool.