Bruins fans sing national anthem during pregame ceremony

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

In a tear-inducing moment, Bruins fans paid tribute to their city.

In their first home game since the tragic Boston Marathon bombings earlier this week, the Boston Bruins spent the first few minutes sharing a heartfelt moment with their home fans during a pre-game ceremony.

Before the ceremony began, NBC showed an image of a Martin Richard shirt draped over the Bobby Orr statue outside TD Garden, and the Bruins took the ice to the Dropkick Murphys' "For Boston."

The pregame began with a moment of silence, immediately followed by a chilling, yet uplifting video montage of scenes from Monday's events set to Phillip Phillips' song "Home."

And then ... the national anthem. I could describe it to you, but I couldn't possibly do it justice with words.

Beautifully done, Boston.

Daniel Paille then provided the icing on the cake just a few minutes into the game:

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