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Winter storm postpones tonight’s Bruins-Lightning in Boston

Feb 9, 2013, 3:13 PM EDT

Northeast Snow AP

The NHL has postponed tonight’s game in Boston between the Bruins and Lightning.

Thanks to winter storm “Nemo,” nearly two feet of snow fell in in the city of Boston forcing a state of emergency and stopping all rail travel until tomorrow.

What makes this situation a bit different than other weather-affected instances is that both teams were already in Boston and tonight’s officials were in town ready to play. The conditions in Boston itself, however, changed the league’s mind as travel conditions were deemed too hazardous for fans, arena workers, and security officials to make it to TD Garden.

The game was initially supposed to be played at 1 p.m. but was postponed to 7 p.m. tonight. The NHL says they’ll have a make-up date announced as soon as they’ve got one. The condensed schedule makes rescheduling this game a bit tricky. Both teams have games elsewhere tomorrow as the Bruins visit the Sabres and the Lightning are headed to New York City to face the Rangers.

  1. Woody Bass - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Reblogged this on Woody Bass.

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    That gives crombeen 6 more hours to heal up from that zak renaldo beat down !

    • soj83 - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:22 PM

      i think you mean 24 hours

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

        You can correct me if Iam wrong but from 1pm Sat to 7pm Sat is 6 hours and postponed does not mean cancelled !

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:35 PM

        Your are right though its cancelled !

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

        eig, reading’s hard, but this story clearly says this game is not being played today, tonight or this weekend.

      • soj83 - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:36 PM

        game was moved from 1 to 7 yesterday, this article says that the game will not be played at all today and will be played at a later date. so from 7pm tonight until 7pm tomorrow is the Lightning’s next game

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

        Yes two postponments equals a cancel !

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:40 PM

      He will need the additional 18 hrs if my math is correct !

      • jimeejohnson - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:05 PM

        Math is correct about the Eagles.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:13 PM

        Well thank you for the compliment but let me let you in on a little secret Iam a NY Giants fan and my math tells me they have 4 count em 4 Lombardi trophies !

  3. nunan - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Bs have played two games this week. Well rested. Good timing with the three injuries.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 9, 2013 at 5:13 PM

      It will be interesting to see if conditions allow both teams to get to their Sunday games on time.

      • badintent - Feb 9, 2013 at 9:05 PM

        Cancel the game ! Cancel the regular season. go straight to the playoffs now! Al Gore said we would never have any more snow storms due to Global warming. He invented the Internet so all this snow is just an illusion ………………………..Right ?

  4. ironmike778 - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    It had to be done. Took them way too long to figure this out but in the end they got it right.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      Not really it could have been this seasons Winter Classic !

  5. sjsharks66 - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Eiggles, you are an idiot. It clearly says the NHL will schedule the game at a later date as soon as they find one. So there, we both corrected you because you were wrong.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      This coming from a road scholar Iam sure !

      • nunan - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM

        Do you still not understand your mistake?

      • govtminion - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:49 PM

        Is there an adult keeping an eye on you?

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM

        Yeah your mom !

      • sabatimus - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:12 PM

        A “road” scholar?

      • drewsylvania - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        It says here that you must have THIS much intelligence to not be laughed at.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

        Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

      • tbbolts91 - Feb 9, 2013 at 5:20 PM

        Rhodes scholar***

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 5:24 PM

        Thank you but I use the urban dictionary !

  6. muttbolts - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    It won’t be played tonight.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      Will it be played this afternoon ?

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      So does that mean they will have to play a double header tomorrow ?

      • govtminion - Feb 10, 2013 at 1:03 AM

        Since both teams play other teams tomorrow (Tampa visits the Rangers, Bruins at Sabres), no, I don’t think that’s likely.

  7. muttbolts - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    The next Joey has graced us

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 9, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      Will it be part of a day-night doubleheader of a twi night doubleheader ?

  8. sabatimus - Feb 9, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    The game may not be played for longer than the next couple days, unless the MBTA is quite swift in fixing the communications transmission line that got felled:

    http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/02/storm_knocks_out_t_communications_facility?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  9. thehighcountrybear - Feb 10, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    They call that winter…apparently they’ve never had to suffer as they suffer in Vancouver?

    • bruins18 - Feb 10, 2013 at 1:24 AM

      This happened over night dude pretty sire nowhere would get rid of all this snow in that amount of time it was still snowing earlier today

    • drewsylvania - Feb 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      Meh. Vanny lets it stew until they riot.

    • kitshky - Feb 11, 2013 at 3:40 AM

      I’m so confused by this comment … why would one choose a city with one of the mildest climates for this kind of comment?

      I’m just going to pretend that I must have missed some obvious sarcasm.

      @drew…I’m still trying to figure out how fans of cities that have rioted in the recent past continue to pretend that Vancouver somehow holds the exclusive market on rioting.

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