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Bruins game postponed after Boston Marathon explosions

Apr 15, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

Tonight’s Bruins-Senators game at TD Garden has been postponed as a result of the explosions at today’s Boston Marathon.

No makeup date has been announced; however, the NHL does plan to reschedule.

“The National Hockey League wishes to express its sympathy to all affected by the tragic events that took place in Boston earlier this afternoon,” the league wrote in a release.

At 4:08 p.m. ET, around three hours before game time, it was reported by the Boston Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont that the game would still be played. However, that’s not the case anymore.

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  1. johnstone17 - Apr 15, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    Praying for those that were killed & those injured. Also praying for all of those that are currently involved in investigating & involved in caring for the injured.

    • ipaintrinks - Apr 15, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      what kind of scum thumbs downs that?

      • chicagobtech - Apr 15, 2013 at 5:40 PM

        If I had to wager, it was a militant athest who was upset that the word “Praying” was used. Take a look at any article about religion at a major news site, you’ll find them posting there.

      • johnstone17 - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:01 PM

        I don’t take it personally. I just think some people are so hateful that the idea of hoping for a positive outcome from this is beyond their comprehension.

      • jl9830 - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:17 PM

        It could also be someone who thinks he’s just scouring for upvotes. Not my opinion, but literally the only thing I can think of for downvoting this.

      • michaelvicklikespoodlesandnoodles - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:19 PM

        The kind of scum who wets himself when you leave a comment like yours. A few people get off on others scolding them on the Internet – don’t give them the satisfaction.

      • govtminion - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM

        Don’t sweat it. One of the Penguin trolls-of-many-names downvotes every post on the site, it’s not worth getting worked up about. Some kid who thinks it’s funny is all.

  2. govtminion - Apr 15, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Utterly horrific. The Bruins made the right call- even if there’s no imminent threat to TD Garden for tonight, there’s no way to get people wanting to go to a hockey game right now. Since it sounds like there was a THIRD bomb that hit an area library, the less people moving around downtown Boston right now, the better.

    Thoughts are with the victims, and I hope this gets resolved very, very soon.

  3. upyourstodd - Apr 15, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    The right call. Peoples lives changed today. God Bless.

  4. wallio - Apr 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Glad to see common sense has prevailed. Sports don’t matter today.

  5. canucks30 - Apr 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Thoughts and prayers to the families of the deceased and injured.

  6. geshtahl - Apr 15, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Words cannot express the sorrow and feelings people have on days like today. Condolences to those who have lost loved ones. If you’re in Boston please stay safe.

  7. steelers88 - Apr 15, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Good move. I extend my prayers to all the people involved in this terrible tragedy and their families as well. I think they should check TD Garden and Fenway Park. Just to be safe.

  8. friedberg7 - Apr 15, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Praying for yinz in Boston.

  9. monsterhockey - Apr 15, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    My thoughts and prayers to all involved and their loved ones.

  10. orangandblack - Apr 15, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Yet another excellent job by first responders and all emergency personnel. And also by good samaritans helping out at the scene today in any way they could. It’s a scary world we live in today

  11. ryanw822 - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    After the horrific events of today, the last thing the city of Boston needs to worry about is protecting another 20k+ who will be in the area for the game.

    Must suck to be such a sad, pathetic person who feels the need to harm unarmed and innocent people enjoying a festive day.

    • johnstone17 - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      Ryan, these cretins that perform such acts think they are superior to all of us.

  12. kingsforever - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Glad I live in Canada, although we’ve actually had terrorist problems of our own.

    • jhuck92 - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      As well as teenage girls committing suicide from cyber-bullying, according to what I’ve been told.

      • 8man - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:13 PM

        Ugh. What an unspeakable tragedy. Such a lovely girl, too. And not the first of these types of heinous acts with similar results. Please tell me, how is that young people can inflict such depravity on other young people? Where do they learn this? Chilling.

      • jhuck92 - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:11 PM

        I’m not sure how it can get that bad to the point where suicide is your only way out. It’s a shame.

  13. jhuck92 - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    I would call in bomb-sniffing K9 units to the Garden just to be safe.

  14. ironman721 - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:59 PM

    Truly awful. God bless all good men and women of Boston and anyone effected by this tragedy. Prayers are with you all.🙏

  15. bricktop02 - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Stay strong Boston.

  16. habssuck - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Despite another postponed game for the B’s it is the right call as the city is on a bit of a lockdown. Everyone is the city is being urged to go home or back to your hotel room eventhough another bomb was found in a hotel room in Copley. I was actually inbetween both bombs that detonated, you never think you will ever witness something like this. My condolences to all who were impacted today. A sad day here in Boston for sure.

  17. 8man - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Terrible things have happened in Blacksburg, Aurora, Washington, New York and Connecticut, etc. Those people have all found the strength to carry on and get through it. Boston will as well. Despicable acts of this nature can shock us. They can hurt us. They can deprive of us of life. But ultimately the American spirit will persevere.

    Deepest sympathy for those injured and those who have died because of this. And thoughts of hope and support for their family members who must deal with loss and the challenges that many will face through rehabilitation.

    The people responsible will be found. They will be held accountable. And they will pay for their crimes.

    • johnstone17 - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      Excellent post.

  18. mizbinboston - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Stay strong, Boston. We might be knocked down right now but we sure as hell aren’t going to stay down.

  19. bruinsfan19 - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    This just makes everyone in Boston that much stronger . We may have been kicked around today but we will battle back.

    • jimeejohnson - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:23 PM

      Boston is a world class city, and the Boston Marathon is a world class race. The world will not allow this type of attack to stand. Took years to kill Bin Laden but we got him.

  20. jimeejohnson - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Hope they track down the perpetrators, no matter who they might be. Just discovered there’s a relationship between Patriot’s Day that commemorates the 9/11 attack with today’s Patriot Day celebration of a Revolutionary War battle.

  21. greatminnesotasportsmind - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    America is still the best land in the world. We are attacked because people are jealous

  22. blomfeld - Apr 16, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Prayers and best wishes to all affected … stay strong friends

  23. buffalomafia - Apr 16, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    My prayers go out to all that were killed & hurt in Boston!

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