Hockey family is Boston strong

With toughness as well as talent, Fitzgeralds come together on and off the ice

Updated: July 10, 2013, 1:35 PM ET
By Scott Barboza | ESPNBoston.com

In Tom Fitzgerald's hockey career, it was one of his worst days. Yet, he couldn't help but smile.

Fitzgerald, a favorite son of Massachusetts schoolboy hockey, watched Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals as a visitor at TD Garden. The assistant to Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero, Fitzgerald saw his team's season come to an end. The team Fitzgerald helped assemble -- even to the trade deadline, when Jarome Iginla spurned the Bruins in favor of the shoo-in, Cup-contending ...

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