Oskar Lindblom

Alain Vigneault, Claude Giroux commend Flyers fans for saluting Oskar Lindblom

Alain Vigneault, Claude Giroux commend Flyers fans for saluting Oskar Lindblom

Alain Vigneault is new to Philadelphia.

Claude Giroux is the city's longest-tenured athlete, going back to 2008.

As they watched Flyers fans give Oskar Lindblom a loud and lengthy standing ovation Saturday night, both shared the same sentiment.

They were moved — but not surprised.

Lindblom, the team's 23-year-old forward who is undergoing treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, was shown on the Jumbotron during the first period of the Flyers-Lightning game.

The crowd of 19,866 fans saluted Lindblom for the entire stoppage of play (see story/video).

It was outstanding," Vigneault said Monday after morning skate at the Wells Fargo Center. "You can tell he was a little not at ease there, he’s a pretty shy young man, but it was great to see the fans’ support. I expected nothing less from these great fans and this great crowd that we have here.

I think it gave goose bumps to everybody watching there.

Giroux, the 32-year-old captain, has mentioned how it's not just the team behind Lindblom, "it’s the whole city.”

Lindblom saw the Flyers at practice Friday before attending Saturday night's game.

The visit meant everything to the Flyers. The ovation was special, too.

That was to be expected," Giroux said. "Philadelphia, they’re really good at sticking together. I was very excited for Oskar to be able to come to the game. We’d love to spend more time with him, he’s going through a lot right now and we want to be there for him, but it’s a little hard for us to kind of do that. But he’s a strong kid, his attitude is unbelievable and it was great to see.

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Oskar Lindblom receives standing ovation during Flyers-Lightning game at Wells Fargo Center

Oskar Lindblom receives standing ovation during Flyers-Lightning game at Wells Fargo Center

Oskar Lindblom brought joy to his team Friday at Flyers Skate Zone.

He had a full house at the Wells Fargo Center standing and smiling Saturday night.

The 23-year-old forward who has begun treatment for Ewing's sarcoma was shown on the Jumbotron during the first period of the Flyers-Lightning game.

He received a lengthy and loud standing ovation.

A beautiful moment.

On Friday, Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault wore an "Oskar Strong" shirt with a big smile.

Ahead of Saturday night's game, Lauren Hart, a cancer survivor herself, rocked an "Oskar Strong" shirt as she sung the national anthem.

(NBC Sports Philadelphia)

The "Oskar Strong" movement continues to grow, thanks to Biscuit Tees and tremendous support. 

The shirts, which have reached other NHL teams and various different countries, can be purchased at BiscuitTees.com, with all proceeds benefiting the NHL's "Hockey Fights Cancer" initiative.

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Alain Vigneault, Flyers all smiles after seeing Oskar Lindblom

Alain Vigneault, Flyers all smiles after seeing Oskar Lindblom

Nothing makes the Flyers smile more than seeing Oskar Lindblom's captivating smile.

His smile always brightens the Flyers' day.

The 23-year-old forward visited the Flyers on Friday at Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey. Lindblom has begun his treatment for Ewing's sarcoma.

Head coach Alain Vigneault was proudly wearing an "Oskar Strong" shirt (more here on the shirts by Biscuit Tees).

He's looking real good," Vigneault told reporters at Skate Zone. "The guys call him 'Sunshine' in that movie 'Remember the Titans,' the quarterback, he does look like him. And he's got the same beautiful smile today, so it's real good to see him.

Best part of my day so far.

When Lindblom welcomed his teammates home in December, he uplifted the Flyers, who went on to win four straight games.

The Flyers smile when they see his smile. And you can bet their smiles mean a lot to Lindblom, too.

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