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'Fist Bump Kid' serves as Bruins banner captain

Boston calls on Liam Fitzgerald, viral sensation, to hype fans before Game 6

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When facing an elimination game, you need all the fist bumps you can get. So the Boston Bruins called in the expert.

Liam Fitzgerald, the young cancer survivor who became a viral sensation when he was captured fist-bumping the team at a game in 2014, was the Bruins banner captain before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden on Sunday.

Tweet from @NHLBruins: �� pic.twitter.com/SEFgBH1uI3

Fitzgerald, 11, was born with Down Syndrome, also beat leukemia as a 7-year-old and was named 2014 Sports Fan of the Year by USA Today. Before the game, he hyped up the crowd as part of Boston's pre-Stanley Cup Playoff game ritual.

Tweet from @MichaelaNESN: Liam Fitzgerald aka "The Fist Bump Kid" is getting Bruins fans fired up ahead of Game 6. pic.twitter.com/5EaRfBq4Iw

Unfortunately for Fitzgerald, the Bruins were eliminated in overtime, but fist bumps can be consolitory as well.

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