Gronk spikes puck at Bruins game

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spikes a hockey puck at center ice before an NHL hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders in Boston Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

BOSTON (AP) — Rob Gronkowski puck-tuated a Super Bowl victory with a spike on the ice.

The star tight end and several of his New England Patriots teammates were honored by the Bruins before their game against the New York Islanders on Saturday night in a pregame ceremony in Boston.

Gronkowski emphatically spiked the pregame ceremonial puck — as he does with the football when he scores a touchdown — to the delight of the sellout crowd at TD Garden. He slammed the puck with such force, it bounced over the protective glass and into the stands as several fans reached up to grab the souvenir.

But Gronkowski wasn’t done celebrating. He later spiked a promotional pizza box when he was shown on the Jumbotron after he was selected as fan of the game, a 2-1 victory by the Bruins.

Gronkowski and other Patriots such as wide receiver Julian Edelman, linebacker Rob Ninkovich and defensive end Chandler Jones wore Bruins jerseys with their Patriots numbers on them.

The Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in the Super Bowl last Sunday.

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