Boston showcases a special day in the city for hockey’s past and future

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This was a unique day – not only in Boston – but also in the sports world on Wednesday.

It was a day that celebrated the past, present and future. It ended with the Bruins defeating the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 at TD Garden, but it was the course of events leading up to the final buzzer that matter most.