Rene Rancourt On The Night That Brought Boston Together

By Mary Blake, WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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Rene Rancourt sings the National Anthem prior to a Boston Bruins game. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rene Rancourt sings the National Anthem prior to a Boston Bruins game. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) — The first major sporting event in Boston after the twin blasts was two days after the Marathon.

On Wednesday, April 17, the Bruins hosted the Buffalo Sabres at the Garden and before the puck dropped, there was a star spangled banner to remember.

Anthem singer Rene Rancourt let the crowd take over and sing. Rancourt talked with WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Drew Moholland that night about the hours leading up to the anthem:

Rene Rancourt before he sang the anthem

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mary Blake reports on the night Rancourt turned into the maestro, because he wouldn’t need his voice.

She spoke with Karen Julien, wife of coach Claude, on what it was like to be in the crowd:

Rancourt On Playing 'Maestro'

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