BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres will play the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night in the first professional sporting event to take place in Boston since the tragic bombings at Monday's Boston Marathon.
Faceoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network.
On Tuesday, several Sabres players discussed the emotions of playing in Boston soon after the attack.
On Wednesday afternoon the Boston Bruins organization sent out the following information detailing how both teams will honor the victims during Wednesday's game:
- Both the Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres will show their support by wearing 'Boston Strong' decals on their helmets during the course of tonight's game. Members of the Bruins organization will also be wearing blue and yellow ribbons in remembrance of those affected by recent events.
- The TD Garden will be illuminated with blue and yellow lighting and will have two dasher boards installed that will display the 'One Fund Boston 2013' URL (TheOneFundBoston.org) and a blue and yellow 'Boston Strong' Ribbon.
- Prior to the National Anthem, a 'Boston Strong' themed video will be played on the Garden HDX followed by a moment of silence to honor the victims and the first responders.
- The National Anthem will feature TD Garden legend Rene Rancourt and the Boston Fire Department Honor Guard and the Bruins organization will encourage all fans to join in the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
- The Boston Bruins Foundation and 50/50 raffle will be accepting donations throughout the various concourses tonight, which will be donated to One Fund Boston.
- There will also be a special "8-Spoked-Salute" honoring the first responders during the second intermission. The "8-Spoked-Salute" takes place at select Bruins home games throughout the season and traditionally honors men and women of the Armed Forces and their contributions and service to our country.
- Brad Marchand Suite Raffle for the team's first home playoff game: Brad Marchand will be raffling off his own TD Garden suite for the team's first home playoff game, with all proceeds benefitting the Richard family of Dorchester, whose son Martin passed away on Monday.
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