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Throwback: Habs carry Bruins players off the ice on their shoulders prior to WWII deployment

Even bitter rivals put things aside when it comes time to show respect for our soldiers. Lest We Forget.

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Much respect to hockey historian Mike Commito for digging up this ancient clip from the 1944 NHL season where Mntreal Canadiens players carry Boston Bruins players Milt Schmidt, Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer off the ice following their game. The Bruins forwards were all set to serve for Canada in World War II and were to be deployed the following day.

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 Incredible. Even the most bitter rivals in NHL can put all of their differences aside when it comes time to show respect for our soliders. Lest We Forget.