The Boston Bruins avoided elimination during the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night, but as is the case with many in the sports world today, their hearts and minds are now elsewhere.
During the team’s Game 6 win, word began to spread that former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot and hospitalized in his native Dominican Republic. Fans, athletes and celebrities alike began wishing the MLB icon well on social media, as more details on his condition were made public.
The Bruins were otherwise occupied when the news broke, but goaltender Tuukka Rask took to Twitter with a heartfelt message to his fellow Boston sports icon on Monday afternoon.
Drake isn’t the only famous Canadian whose favorite team is having a tough time as of late.
Singer Justin Bieber was in Boston, Mass., on Tuesday, alongside wife Hailey, to watch the Toronto Maple Leafs take on the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series.
Bieber, a native of Ontario, hasn’t been shy about his Maple Leafs fandom – and at least one Bruins player has taken notice.
After Boston handily defeated Toronto 5-1 in the decisive game, 22-year-old right winger David Pastrnak took to social media to troll Bieber. Pastrnak both tweeted at the singer and commented on one of his Instagram posts, pouring salt in the wound of yet another Game 7 loss for the Leafs.