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Guitarist shreds national anthem at Bruins game

Long-time rocker Gary Hoey does impressive job with 'Star-Spangled Banner'

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Star Spangled Banner on guitar

CBJ@BOS: Hoey plays Star Spangled Banner on guitar

Gary Hoey plays the Star Spangled Banner on an electric guitar prior to the start of the Bruins game at TD Garden

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A good version of the national anthem can bring about patriotic feelings. Guitarist Gary Hoey's version scored big on Thursday night.

Before the Boston Bruins took on the Columbus Blue Jackets, Hoey's 1-minute, 41-second version was electric. The Bruins also honored past and present members of the United States Armed Forces ahead of Veterans Day, which is on Friday.

Tweet from @garyhoeyband: Just did soundcheck at TD Garden playing Nat Anthem for the Vets at Bruins Game im honored 7pm pic.twitter.com/INUkkG68Fx

For Hoey, a Boston native and long-time rock guitarist, it was hardly his first crack at the "Star-Spangled Banner." He's played it before for several other teams, including the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres.

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