Wednesday's Boston Bruins Pregame Was A Sight To Behold (Video)

Boston Bruins fans sing national anthemIn the wake of Monday's horrific events at the finish line of the iconic Boston Marathon, many outstanding tributes have occurred throughout the nation, particularly amongst the always vociferous world of sports. Perhaps the greatest and most heartwarming show of support took place prior to Wednesday's Boston Bruins game, versus the Buffalo Sabres, at the TD Garden in Boston. The contest was Boston's first large scale live event, since the tragedy that killed 3 people and injured more than 150.

After an enthusiastic “Let's Go Bruins” chant, the sellout crowd observed a moment of silence, in honor of the victims and first responders. This scene was followed by a video montage showcasing both the tragedy and heroism of the awful day, set to “Home” by Phillip Phillips. The piece included a shot of former Patriots lineman Joe Andruzzi literally carrying a victim away from the carnage.

The final piece of unity and resilience took place during the singing of the national anthem. Shortly after longtime Boston musical stalwart Rene Rancourt began his rendition, virtually every one of the 17,565 fans present began to collectively rejoice in "The Star-Spangled Banner." Talk about an all-around emotional display from a devastated, but extremely proud and tough town.

Check out the entire five-minute outpouring of “Boston Strong,” in the below video.

As a warning, readers may need to keep a box of tissues nearby, when viewing this awe-inspiring event. I know I did.  

By the way, Buffalo defeated Boston 3-2, in an overtime shootout. The Bruins currently stand in second place in the Eastern Conference.