Nor’easter Nemo arrived in Boston on Friday in a bad mood and packing a punch…
…and packin’ a lunch. The intense blizzard is moving slowly, too slowly in fact ensure that the game between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning would be able make its 1:00pm start on Saturday afternoon.
And since there’s no sense in the Bruins dropping the gloves and sluggin’ it out with the wicked winter storm, team and league officials have decided to move the start time at TD Garden to 7:00pm.
The decision had much to do with the travel ban implemented by the Governor of Massachusetts when he issued a state of emergency early on Friday.
Boston was forecast to receive upwards of two feet of snow from the storm, an amount that has the potential to paralyze the city – and the logistics involved to get the city’s streets cleared of snow and to get the mass transit system back up and running in time once the system cleared could prove to be too difficult.
The Lightning arrived in Boston early Friday morning after its game against the New Jersey Devils Thursday night, so both teams will be available to play on Saturday.