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Gronk goes wild, fires up Bruins fans before Game 2 in Boston

Retired Super Bowl champion waves flag gets TD Garden going

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Rob Gronkowski rallies the fans

TOR@BOS, Gm2: Gronkowski pumps up Bruins fans

R1, Gm2: Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski energizes the Boston crowd prior to Game 2, and takes photos with several fans

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Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn't just easing into retirement.

The three-time Super Bowl champion, who announced he would retire from the NFL last month, brought the energy to the Boston Bruins pregame festivities ahead of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

With the fervor of having just scored a game-winning touchdown, Gronk, flanked by Special Olympics marathon runner Matt Millett, waved the Bruins flag as the crowd at TD Garden went wild.

Clad in a home black jersey adorned with David Pastrnak's number 88, Gronkowski took selfies with fans and waved a Bruins towel during the team's 4-1 victory that knotted the series at one game apiece.

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