Video of Boston Bruins Fans Singing the National Anthem Will Give You Goosebumps

Crooner Rene Rancourt has been singing the American and Canadian national anthems at Boston Bruins games for decades. Last night, before the first Bruins game at Boston’s TD Garden since Monday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon, Rancourt sang the first line of the “Star-Spangled Banner” then let the sell-out crowd do the rest.

The Bruins lost to the visiting Buffalo Sabres in a shootout, but still earned one point and clinched a playoff berth.

Rene Rancourt, joined on the ice by the Boston Fire Department color guard (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Rene Rancourt, joined on the ice by the Boston Fire Department color guard (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Josh Tinley

Josh Tinley writes the Away From The Action column at Midwest Sports Fans, covering all aspects of sport aside from what actually happens on the field, court, or track. Josh grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports and the managing editor of LinC, a weekly curriculum for teens that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Josh lives outside Nashville with his wife, Ashlee, and children, Meyer (7), Resha Kate (5), and Malachi (3). He will not allow himself to die before the Evansville Purple Aces make another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Follow him on Twitter @joshtinley or send him an e-mail.