Afternoon Headshots: Bruins Anthem Edition

Thomas Drance
April 17 2013 06:21PM

Deviating from our usual format tonight because, let's be honest, in comparison with that scene from Boston tonight no other hockey story really matters.

Luongo, of course, nails it:

Here's footage from the upper bowl.

For most of us, hockey is a diversion, a passtime, a fun game to play and watch. But sometimes, like when Rene Rancourt stopped singing and just conducted the Boston faithful in belting out the Star Spangled Banner two days after the bombing at the Boston marathon, hockey trancends entertainment. And sports. Sometimes hockey is about comfort and community, when we need those things most.

Courage, Boston.

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Thomas Drance lives in Toronto, eats spicy food and writes about hockey. He is an NHL News Editor at theScore, the ex-managing editor of CanucksArmy.com and an opinionated blowhard to boot. You can follow him on twitter @thomasdrance.
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#1 JI123
April 17 2013, 07:05PM
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Inspiring. Fantastic crowd in Boston.

Although i am a serious Canucks fan, and my mind tells me that this is incredibly wrong, my heart tells me that saying "I am a Boston fan for a night" is the right thing to do. Great reception at the Raptors' game too.

#prayforboston

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#2 Lemming
April 17 2013, 07:49PM
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I will cheer on the city of Boston. But I will never, ever be a Boston Bruins fan.

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#3 Austin Wallace
April 17 2013, 08:27PM
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I am cheering on, and a fan of, everyone in Boston, including the Bruins.

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