TORONTO (WBZ-AM) -- With heavy hearts, some 19,000 hockey fans filled the Air Canada Center for Game 6 between the Bruins and Maple Leafs.
Though there was a game to be played, the players themselves were also reeling from the van attack that killed nine people just hours earlier.
Bruins center Patrice Bergeron spoke to Hockey Night in Canada.
"Obviously it goes beyond the game of hockey," he said. "We've been battling on the ice in a tight series all along, but I can guarantee you that the city of Boston is behind the city of Toronto right now."
He reflected on the fact that some of the sights and sounds were eerily similar to those after the 2013 Boston Marathon attacks.
"Obviously our thoughts and prayers goes to everyone involved in this tragedy," he said.
The Red Sox were also in Toronto last night, and will start a series tonight with the Blue Jays.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Ben Parker reports