Sabres 3, Bruins 2 (SO) Bruins lose, but clinch playoff berth ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Bill Greene/Globe Staff Bruins fans turned out in force and in a show of patriotism on Wednesday in Boston's first sporting event since the Marathon attack. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The highlight of the night was when national anthem singer Rene Rancourt yielded the song after just a few words to the crowd, which sang the remainder of the anthem en masse. Jim Davis/Globe Staff There was a heavy presence of police and national guard personnel at the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Fans went through increased points of security as they entered the arena. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Mike Adler displayed this American flag during a moment of silence before the game. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Paul Constantine was among the many fans to wave American flags during the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Bruins captain Zdeno Chara acknowledged a "Believe in Boston" sign during pregame warmups. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The Bruins advertised The One Fund Boston charity that officials set up to benefit the victims of the attack. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Bruins fans chanted "U-S-A" and "We are Boston" at times during the game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff After the game, which the Sabres won in a shootout, both teams took to center ice to salute the fans.