Rene Rancourt Got a Little Help with the Bruins National Anthem

The crowd took over the Star Spangled Banner at the Bruins game Wednesday.

Rene Rancourt has been singing the Bruins National Anthem for nearly four decades, but at Wednesday night’s Bruins game, the first since the Boston Marathon attacks, he let the emotional crowd take over. Hey, turns out hockey fans can carry a tune!

The Bruins lost in a shootout 3-2 to the Sabres, even as they managed to clinch a spot in the playoffs. But the big moments came before the game itself. Rancourt came out to sing after a video montage of scenes from the marathon played over the jumbotron.  When even Yankee’s games are turning into teary tributes to the city of Boston, you had to know there’d be some emotion at Boston games themselves. So there was.