NHL postpones Bruins-Lightning game in Boston due to snow
The NHL postponed Saturday’s game between the Bruins and Lightning in Boston due to “the continuing, weather-related State of Emergency” in the area, the league announced.
After Friday’s blizzard, the game was originally pushed back from a 1 p.m. start time to 7 p.m., but the league concluded that fans, security and staff could not get to the arena safely. Public transp0rtation service remains suspended, though the Massachusetts state driving ban was set to be lifted at 4 p.m.
The teams are awaiting confirmation from the league on a makeup date for the game, according to CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty.
Its official. Bruins/Lightning game postponed because "remains too hazardous for fans, security personnel & TD Garden staff to get to arena"—
Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) February 09, 2013
The Bruins hope to fly to Buffalo later today to arrive in time for their schedule 7 p.m. game against the Sabres on Sunday, tweets The Boston Globe‘s Kevin Paul Dupont.
Bruins hope to fly to Buff later today, or first thing Sun morn. Game in Buff is Sunday, 7 pm.—
Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) February 09, 2013
Tampa Bay is schedule to play the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.