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An anthem he'll never forget

Rene Rancourt was humbled and proud to share his microphone with Boston

Updated: April 18, 2013, 7:53 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Rene Rancourt has sung countless national anthems at the Garden, both old and new, so it's easy for him to rank the special nights he's had with the mic in hand.

He sang the final anthem at the old Boston Garden. He sang the night Ray Bourque surrendered his No. 7 to Bruins legend Phil Esposito. Rancourt also sang "Auld Land Syne" as Bruins legend Normand Leveille, with the help of Bourque, skated on the old Garden ice as part of the "Last Hurrah."

Then there's Wednesday ...

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