Found May 05, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from the Boston Globe, Hockey fans cheered Saturday night as Jeff Bauman Jr. made a surprise appearance on the ice before the Boston Bruins game at the TD Garden. Bauman, 27, who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings and awoke at Boston Medical Center to help authorities identify the bombers, appeared before the NHL playoff game against the Toronto ­Maple Leafs as honorary fan banner captain. continued  
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