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