The TD Garden was Boston Strong on Saturday evening, as Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman served as banner captain for the Bruins before Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.
In an emotional moment for everyone in attendance, Bauman — who lost both of his legs in the attack, yet played a crucial role in capturing those responsible — waved a “Boston Strong” flag as the TD Garden crowd reveled in an unforgettable moment.
“I want to thank everyone for their amazing support for me and all those injured and their families,” Bauman said in a statement. “I’m making great progress and I thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Please continue to respect our space at this time. I want to thank the Bruins players and organization for the generosity and support for all those impacted. Like all those in Black and Gold I can’t wait to see them on another quest for the cup. Go Bruins!”
Check out the pregame ceremony in the video above.