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Bruins president Cam Neely releases statement regarding postponed game

Apr 15, 2013, 7:12 PM EDT

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The Boston Bruins’ game against the Ottawa Senators was postponed on Wednesday after the Boston Marathon explosions. Bruins team president Cam Neely released the following statement regarding that decision.

“After consultation with city, state and NHL officials we collectively made the decision to postpone tonight’s game. Public safety personnel from the city and state are still gathering information regarding today’s events and it is vital they have all resources available for their investigation. The thoughts and prayers of everyone in the Bruins organization are with the city of Boston and all those affected by today’s tragedy.”

Senators GM Bryan Murray also released a statement supporting the choice to move the game.

“The thoughts and prayers of the entire Ottawa Senators organization are with those people affected by today’s tragic events in Boston. We fully support the National Hockey League’s decision to postpone tonight’s game. Our entire team is safe and together. If possible, we are hoping to return to Ottawa this evening.”

The league has yet to make any announcements regarding when (and possibly where) the postponed game might take place.

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  1. bcisleman - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    It would probably need to be rescheduled after the last day of the regular season. If they tried to squeeze it in, Boston especially would likely have to play three games in three nights. Hard to imagine a cancellation since, apart from Boston’s gate receipts, the game surely would have seeding implications for both teams.

  2. bekay19 - Apr 15, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    I would think seedings and back to backs would be the least of the worries for both of these teams right now.
    Sad that a coward would take the joy out of a day so many have prepared months for.
    Pray for the city of Boston

  3. dolanster - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Unlikely to even matter much for the seedings for Boston. Finishing 4th and facing the Leafs sounds like a fine idea to this Bruins’ fan.

  4. patsbruinssox - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    classy send!

  5. sunderlanding - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:01 AM

    I’m sure in six months hipsters will be saying that the American government did this so they could have another excuse to get more oil.

    • scalfor3 - Apr 16, 2013 at 11:30 AM

      I’ve already heard people claiming its an inside job to give the government an excuse to take away our civil liberties. People are f*cking stupid.

  6. rodeoclowndc - Apr 16, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    Looking at the schedule, this game actually means something – with the points as close as they are, they may wind up facing each other in the first round, so they’ll need to play it.

  7. badintent - Apr 16, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Find the vermin that set the bombs, tied them to the goal posts. Then have players on both sides fire slapshots at them. first team to smash the balls off wins !

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