NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Wednesday night at TD Garden the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres took part in the first major sporting event in Boston since Monday's marathon bombings. Amid heightened security at the rink, fans watched a short video honoring the victims, followed by an emotional rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
After the game, the Bruins and Sabres met at center ice for a stick salute to the Boston crowd. Typically, only the home team takes part in this tradition, but, during warmups, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and Buffalo's Thomas Vanek conferred setting up the classy post-game display.
Buffalo beat Boston 3-2 in a shootout.
Courtesy of NBC Sports Network, watch the ceremony as the crowd at the Garden takes over for Rene Rancourt and sings the National Anthem together.For more coverage of tonight's NHL game in Boston, visit out friends at NBCSN. Follow @rocco_thestreet -- Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.