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Raisman serves as fan banner captain at Game 2 of Blue Jackets-Bruins

Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast, Massachusetts native hyped crowd

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Boston Bruins called on a world champion to hype the TD Garden crowd before Game 2.

Aly Raisman, a six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast and Needham, Massachusetts native, was the Bruins fan banner captain before Boston's Eastern Conference Second Round game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: Olympic gold medalist @Aly_Raisman and @SpOlympicsMA athlete Danny Miller are tonight���s fan banner captains! pic.twitter.com/WFEcWhXzKj

Raisman, who won three combined gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, waved the Bruins flag alongside Danny Miller, a 40-year Special Olympics Massachusetts veteran, who played floor hockey for 30 years. They joined fellow Boston sports stars New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman and former tight end Rob Gronkowskiex-Bruins forward Marc Savard and Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown as flag wavers before Stanley Cup Playoff games this season.

Raisman wasn't the only Boston icon honored before the game. The Bruins also had a pregame tribute to ex-Celtics legend John Havlicek, who died Thursday at 79.

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