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:
For tonight and tonight only I am a Boston Bruins fan
—Strombone (@strombone1) April 17, 2013
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.