Even Mother Nature doesn’t want hockey to be played this year.
Between Friday night and Saturday morning, a blizzard dumped snow over the Northeastern United States and Canada. While some areas that received snow were able to get their scheduled games in, such as the Penguins taking on the Devils at the Prudential Center, fans in Boston are not as lucky.
The game against the Lightning, which was originally scheduled for 1:00 PM, was pushed back until 7:00 to allow the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to plow roads and ensure safe travels for everyone in the state. However, because of a state of emergency that has not yet been lifted, the National Hockey League has decided to postpone the game. Here’s the official release from the League:
Today's game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Boston Bruins at the TD Garden, NHL Game No. 154, has been postponed due to the continuing, weather-related State of Emergency that remains in effect in Boston.