Bruins give jerseys to first responders
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The tributes to victims and first responders have come from all corners of the country, in nearly every sport and certainly from every Boston team following the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Boston Bruins expressed their appreciation the best way they know how. The Bruins gave the shirts off their backs to some first responders and law enforcement officials who themselves gave so much in the aftermath of the marathon bombings.
“Obviously a great feeling to be able to do that on a personal level, right on the ice in front of the fans,” said Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.
“It was a special moment -- we feel lucky to have a chance to actually shake their hands and talk to them,” said Patrice Bergeron.
Receiving Bergeron’s jersey was Transit Police Superintendent Joseph O’Connor, accepting the No. 37 sweater on behalf of injured Transit Officer Richard Donohue. Donohue was shot in the line of duty pursing the bombing suspect.
“Officer Donohue I’ve since found out is a big Bruins fan and I know as he recovers it’s going to be very exciting for him to have hanging in his house when he returns home,” said O’Connor.
“For us it was easy to just give our jerseys and have a chance to see them, so it was a great moment,” said Bergeron.
The Bruins win was also dedicated to those who served the city in its time of need.