May 4, 2013
Bruins honour Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman in touching pre-game ceremony
By QMI Agency

Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman prior to Saturday night's Bruins-Leafs in Boston.
In a moment that transcended Game 2 between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night, the Bruins honoured double amputee Jeff Bauman, a victim of last month’s Boston bombings, during their fan banner captain ceremony.

Instead of the home team’s flag, though, Bauman was wheeled onto the ice carrying a Boston Strong banner, the symbol of remembrance and recovery from the Boston Marathon terrorist attack.

Pumping his fist in the air in the face of immense adversity, Bauman later released a statement as he continues down his road to recovery.

"I want to thank everyone for their amazing support for me and all those injured and their families.”

"I'm making great progress and I thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Please continue to respect our space at this time. I want to thank the Bruins players and organization for the generosity and support for all those impacted. Like all those in Black and Gold I can't wait to see them on another quest for the cup. Go Bruins!"



Bauman, one of the most severely injured in last month's twin blasts, was among the more than 200 injured in the apparent terrorist plot, one that claimed the lives of three innocent civilians in the city’s downtown.



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