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Andrew Ference

You Can Play calls on NHL players, fans to fight homophobia

Nellie Fitzpatrick raised the Philadelphia Flyers jersey presented to her as the team's "community teammate" of the night, turned her head to her left and smooched her wife right on the lips.

Much like salutes to veterans, youth hockey players and other celebrated guests, Fitzpatrick's kiss was shown for everyone in the arena to see on the overhead videoboard.

The reaction from nearly 20,000 fans for two women that shared a brief kiss was, well, silence.

Boos were saved for the Boston Bruins, jeers for the referees.

"It was funny, a lot of community members started texting me, 'I'm sitting in the stands around presumably straight people and...