Sports at its finest was on display Wednesday night in Boston. Sports action resumed in Boston for the first time since Monday's marathon bombings with the Bruins hosting the Sabres.
Emerging from a moment of silence with a deafening cheers, the sold out crowd at TD Garden paid tribute to the victims of the bombing with a stirring national anthem and a thunderous chant of "U.S.A.!"
Both teams wore "Boston Strong" decals on their jerseys, while Bruins players donated 80 tickets to first responders. The Bruins also announced a $250,000 donation partnership that includes the NHL and the Players Association.
The outcome of sports events don’t seem very important this week but last night the Bruins and Sabres maybe helped the people of Boston heal and find some reason to smile again.
Buffalo capped an emotional night with the emotional win, as the Sabres moved to within two points of the 8th and final playoff spot. They only have four games left. The Rangers have six but host Florida tonight, while Winnipeg entertains Carolina. The Sabres host the Rangers on Friday night.