Jeff Bauman, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, waved the Bruins flag at Saturday night's playoff game at Boston Garden against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Jeff Bauman waves the Bruins banner at Boston Garden (NESN)

Bauman, of Nashua, New Hampshire, smiled, pumped his fist and waved a big Bruins flag while wearing the team's jersey according to WCVB TV. Accompanying him onto the ice was his girlfriend who ran the race.

"I want to thank everyone for their amazing support for me and all those injured and their families," he told the crowd according to the Toronto Sun.

"I'm making great progress and I thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Please continue to respect our space at this time. I want to thank the Bruins players and organization for the generosity and support for all those impacted. Like all those in Black and Gold I can't wait to see them on another quest for the cup. Go Bruins!"

Man accused of lying after bombings seeks release

Robel Phillipos in a photo from a family friend (WCVB TV)

Lawyers for a man charged with lying to investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings are asking a judge to release him from jail, saying he had nothing to do with the bombings and isn't a flight risk.

A detention hearing is scheduled Monday for Robel Phillipos. Phillipos is charged with lying to investigators about visiting suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's college dorm room after the bombings. Two other friends are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice by concealing and destroying evidence.

In court documents filed Saturday, defense lawyers say authorities' claim that Phillipos gave them conflicting accounts is "refutable."

They describe their client as a "frightened and confused 19 year old who was subjected to intense questioning and interrogation, without the benefit of counsel."

Phillipos faces a maximum of eight years behind bars and a $250,000 fine if convicted.


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