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An elevator operator, with fans

Where was the more important action at the TD Garden on a recent Thursday night? On the ice, where the Bruins were playing the Ottawa Senators? Or in a much smaller arena, the Garden’s 6-by-9-foot elevator No. 3, where operator LaKish Washington was working her magic?

“This is you, baby,” she cooed to an elderly gentleman leaning on a cane when they reached his floor.

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