Many National Hockey League cities have a tradition when it comes to the national anthems. Fans in Chicago cheer throughout the Star-Spangled Banner. Red Wings' fans in Detroit throw octopi on the ice. The Bruins? Well, they have Rene Rancourt.
Rancourt's anthem renditions are as stirring as any singer in the league, but it's his signature post-anthem fist pumps that punctuate his performances. On Wednesday night before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston, Rancourt pulled off a triple fist pump, with a little extra mustard at the end.
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During these playoffs alone, he's done a double pump (before Game 5 of the Bruins-Toronto Maple Leafs Eastern Conference Quarterfinal) and two and a half pumps (ahead of Game 1 between the Bruins and New York Rangers in the Conference Semifinal).
In fact, the triple fist pump was a '12-'13 playoff record for the long-time Bruins' singer, who had to be thinking it could be the final game of the season on TD Garden ice with the series headed to Chicago for Game 5 and the Bruins looking to take a 3-1 series lead in Game 4.
Will he go for a quadruple pump before the Cup is handed out? We can only hope.