Fans React In First Boston Sporting Event Since Marathon Bombing
Posted: 18 April, 2013
BOSTON (AP) - Emerging from a moment of silence with a deafening cheer, fans at Wednesday night's Bruins game paid tribute to the victims of this week's Boston Marathon bombing with a stirring national anthem and a thunderous chant of "U.S.A.!"
The players on the ice for the opening faceoff banged their sticks in the traditional hockey salute. Drew Stafford scored the only shootout goal after Buffalo tied the game in the final minute of regulation, and the Sabres beat the Bruins 3-2 before an emotionally charged sold-out crowd at TD Garden. The Bruins clinched a playoff berth with the point and climbed into a tie with Montreal for the Northeast Division lead.