Originally posted on CBS New York:
BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — A win for the Bruins would have been an uplifting end to the city’s emotional return to major sports after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Simply playing the game — and singing the national anthem — was good enough.
A moving “Star-Spangled Banner,” a touching slideshow of marathon scenes and a postgame, stick-raising salute to the capacity crowd by both teams made it a night to remember two days after a pair of deadly explosions at the city’s revered race.
“Me and (Dennis Seidenberg) were standing together during the anthem and just trying to hold it together,” said Bruins defenseman Andy Ference. “It was pretty awesome hearing everyone sing like that. Obviously the emotions were pretty high. We all knew this was not just another game. It meant a lot to people as another step. It was no different for us on the ice with the memory of…
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