NHL fans have to be the best professional fans in this country. Sure, fans of NFL and Major League Baseball teams outnumber them in quantity, but hockey fans outclass them all in terms of their passion. That was proven tonight, where the Bruins took to the ice for the first professional sporting event in Boston since Monday's terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon.
And what a tribute to the victims and this country where 17,565 fans sang the national anthem a cappella.
(H/T to Eric Burton's Goon's World and SB Nation)
Sadly, the Bruins lost 2-1 in an overtime shootout to the Buffalo Sabres.