I was really looking forward to tonight’s game. I was thinking about it all day. I’m a Bruins fan every single day of the year but tonight’s home game meant something a lot more to me and to the rest of their fans. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to pull out a win in the OT shoot out but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t an amazing game. We don’t get to celebrate a win but we do get to celebrate our team. The Bruins played well for their city. Our city. They played tough. They played strong. The game was so intense, so entertaining, I almost forgot about the outside world for a bit and just got lost in the action. It felt really great after such a rough week. It just wasn’t our night. Hopefully that means we’re saving a bit of the magic for the playoffs! Right? Looking forward to standing on beautiful Boylston to watch that parade.
I knew going in that the opening of the game would be emotional though I wasn’t prepared for just how much. I hadn’t really allowed myself to cry since Monday’s terrible events. There was too much shock and too much fear. Too much that needed to be done. Tonight’s stunning intro gave me a great excuse to just let loose the tears. Even if you’re not a hockey fan, get your tissues ready and watch the video below:
Thankfully, tomorrow is another day.
Speaking of, my Bestest Friend and fellow Bruins fan, Amanda, and I are going to be taking part in the “Salem Stands With Boston” candle light walk tomorrow evening in Salem Common. A note from our mayor, Kim Driscoll:
New details have just been announced for tomorrow’s run and candlelight walk to honor the victims of Monday’s attack:
Members of The Paul Madore Chorale will join us to lead participants in song. Father John Sheridan, Rabbi Yossi Lipsker, and Salem resident and Boston Marathon participant John Young will join us for a few words prior to the Candlelight Walk. Gorilla Printing has generously donated a “SALEM STANDS WITH BOSTON” banner for participants to sign as a gift for the City of Boston. The Salem Veterans Council has donated and will distribute hundreds of American flags tomorrow night. The Salem Wax Museum and Target have donated hundreds of candles. Salem State University will provide a free shuttle for students to and from Salem Common to attend the event, and the American Red Cross will be on hand to provide mental health support and resources for those who need it in the wake of Monday’s events.
For those attending, please try and bring your own candles if possible due to the anticipated high demand for the limited amount of candles to be provided.
I hope you can join us for a uniquely Salem event as we stand with resolve and in solidarity with all Bostonians on Salem Common tomorrow night. Together, our Commonwealth will heal these wounds and bounce back stronger than before.
Cannot wait to walk with my fellow MassHoles, Salem Witches and Bostonians. If you would like more information on this event, please CLICK HERE.
*all photos & video courtesy of NHLBruins.com