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Bruins help city's recovery

Boston's first major sporting event after Monday's tragic bombings offered time to reflect, pull together as a community

Updated: April 18, 2013, 1:15 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- An act like the terrorist bombings of the Boston Marathon spawns a thousand stories. They are stories of heroism and tragedy and the stories of why and how and who.

But the stories that are sometimes the hardest to get a handle on are the stories of "what now?"

Because at the very heart of any act like this is a desire to not just destroy and kill but to disrupt, to steal the routine that is part of a community's fabric.

The bombings have taken ...

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