Bruins Honor Fallen Boston Firefighters, Award BFD the Number One Star of the Game
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing last April, the city’s sports teams played a major role in helping the city get back on its feet by providing forums for citizens to gather and make collective expressions of pride and determination.
Sadly, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the bombing, the city of Boston was once again rocked by tragedy this week. A nine-alarm blaze tore through a Victorian brownstone in Boston’s historic Back Bay neighborhood on Wednesday, claiming the lives of two Boston firefighters. They were the BFD’s first casualties since 2009, and obviously the entire city is once again in mourning.
For that reason, last night the Boston Bruins once again were tasked with paying tribute to their city’s heroes. And, once again, they performed admirably.
Prior to their game against the Blackhawks—a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Finals—the Bruins wore special BFD caps to honor the fallen. Then, during the National Anthem, there was a moment of silence.
However, the Bruins saved the best tribute for last. After the hometown team beat the visitors 3-0, they gave the number one star not to the guy who got the shutout (Tuuka Rask) or the guy who scored two goals (Patrice Bergeron), but to the entire Boston Fire Department.
Nice job, Bruins.
Hat Tip – [NESN]