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Boston Bruins season snapshot memorable moments

Chara saluted by Canadiens; Marchand congratulates anthem singer

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

With the NHL pausing the 2019-20 regular season on March 12 due to the concerns surrounding the coronavirus, NHL.com is taking stock of each of the League's 31 teams.

Today, a look at three memorable moments for the Boston Bruins at the pause:

 
Montreal salutes Chara

One of the oldest rivalries in the NHL took a back seat when Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara played his 1,500th NHL game against the rival Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 5.

The Canadiens honored Chara for becoming the sixth defenseman to reach that milestone, and the Bell Centre crowd gave him a rousing ovation during a first-period break in play.

 

Marchand applauds anthem singer

Sophia Pierce's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" blew everyone away, including Brad Marchand.

The Bruins forward went out of his way to congratulate the 9-year-old for a job well done after her stirring rendition of the national anthem and a bilingual version of "O Canada" before Boston's game against the Ottawa Senators on Dec. 9.

 

DeBrusks share a laugh in Edmonton

Jake DeBrusk called a television reporter "boring" during a pregame interview, but it was OK because that reporter was his dad.

The DeBrusks shared a tender moment and a hearty laugh when dad, Sportsnet reporter and former NHL player Louie DeBrusk, interviewed the Boston forward ahead of his game against the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 19.

Video: BOS@EDM: Jake DeBrusk chats with dad pregame

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