Seems like the only thing that can stop the Boston Bruins these days is the weather…
…and the Buffalo Sabres, but first things first.
A weather related state of emergency, which stemmed from an epic, record shattering blizzard that dumped over two feet of snow in Boston overnight, has still not been lifted – which has prompted the National Hockey League to cancel tonight’s game between the Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Originally, the game was scheduled for a 1:00pm matinee. and was rescheduled to 7:00pm with weather forecasts suggesting that the storm would have abated by early afternoon…but the winds persisted and the logistics involved to clear the streets of snow and getting mass transit systems up and running have proven to be too difficult.
A statement released by the league Saturday afternoon read,”travel conditions remain too hazardous for fans, security personnel and TD Garden staff to get to the arena.”
A makeup date has not been announced, but both teams have a little tough sledding in front of them to get to their next games, both scheduled for tomorrow.
The Bruins are scheduled to play in Buffalo, while Tampa Bay travels to New York for a face off against the Rangers – and both teams need to find a way out of Boston, and both destinations are also still shoveling out from the massive storm…clearly there are obstacles to overcome, but both of those contests are expected to start as scheduled.