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Marchand congratulates Ottawa singer after stirring anthems

Bruins forward shakes Sophia Pierce's hand before game against Senators

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Marchand meets anthem singer

BOS@OTT: Marchand introduces himself to anthem singer

Brad Marchand takes the time to introduce himself to the young Ottawa anthem singer prior to the Bruins matchup with the Senators

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Brad Marchand apparently appreciates a good anthem when he hears one.

The Boston Bruins forward congratulated anthem singer Sophia Pierce for a job well done before their game against the Ottawa Senators on Monday.

Pierce, 9, has participated in Senators anthems since 2018 and performed stirring renditions of both the "Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada" ahead of the puck drop Monday.

Marchand stick-tapped Pierce after singing the American anthem, then was moved to shake her hand after a bilingual performance of the Canadian anthem.

Tweet from @laurenfine_: When you absolutely slay the national anthems and Brad Marchand skates over to let you know... Sophia is INCREDIBLE! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/xS8Hewi8PA

Maybe Pierce's performance inspired Marchand to pick up two assists in the game. Or maybe it propelled the Senators to a 5-2 win. Either way, her singing and Marchand's gesture were really good. 

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