Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Sometimes sports takes a backseat to events in the greater world around us, but eventually the game goes on.
Just two days after the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Boston Bruins were back on the ice in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday.
It was the first major sports event in the city since the tragedy, as the Bruins had postponed their home game against Ottawa on Monday and the NBA's Boston Celtics had canceled their Tuesday night contest against the Indiana Pacers.
Before Wednesday's game, a moment of silence was held and several other events were staged at TD Garden to honor the victims and city, including longtime Boston singer Rene Rancourt leading the crowd in a rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner".
On the final attempt of the shootout, Drew Stafford buried a wrister past Anton Khudobin to give the Sabres a big two points in their attempt to get into the postseason.
Following the goal, both teams took to the ice and raised their sticks to the crowd in a final salute of the night.