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

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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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