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Bruins-Pens postponed as Boston manhunt continues

Apr 19, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

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As the manhunt for the remaining Boston Marathon bombing suspect continues, tonight’s NHL game between the Bruins and Penguins at TD Garden has been postponed.

The NHL says the game has been tentatively rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at TD Garden, starting at 12:30 p.m. (The game’s status will be formalized no later than 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.)

Meanwhile, the game between the Penguins and Buffalo Sabres, scheduled for Saturday night in Pittsburgh, has been moved to Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Bruins were already forced to push back Monday’s game versus the Senators until next Sunday (April 28) — one day after the regular season was supposed to end — as a result of the bombings.

Boston is slated to host Florida on Sunday.

Also complicating matters is the NBA playoff series between the Celtics and Knicks. Basketball games are set for TD Garden next Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

The Boston Red Sox have likewise postponed tonight’s game at Fenway Park “to support efforts of law enforcement officers.”

  1. myroncopesflask - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    The right call!

    • zetaone - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      You’re right. Let Americans slowly get used to the sight of armed troops in the street so when martial law comes, it won’t be as quite a shock. The totalitarian tip toe is a sneaky one.

      • govtminion - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

        Yep, you’re right, because that’s what’s going on here- it’s not a hunt for a terrorist, it’s an invasion by the guv’mint.

        Your mother still dresses you, doesn’t she?

    • zetaone - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:20 PM

      “War is peace.
      Freedom is slavery.
      Ignorance is strength.”

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM

        You’re right, the firefight with grenades be thrown and everything else that’s gone on today is clearly a setup………………

        Idiot.

  2. ipaintrinks - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    totally the right call. but if they played this game after the one that was just rescheduled wouldn’t that be 3 games in a row which is against the rules in the new CBA? obviously they didn’t plan for this to happen but what do they do especially with the celtics in the playoffs as well?

    • pdmjr - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:19 PM

      No rule against 3 games in a row,

  3. pdmjr - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Absolutely the right call can’t have people in harms way in the face of an Al-Qaeda terrorist

    Stay safe Boston

    • zetaone - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Ben Franklin

      • chicagobtech - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

        It’s a hockey game. While they are fun, I don’t think they qualify as an “essential liberty”.

      • mcmurphy22 - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM

        Yup Ben Franklin knew what it was like to walk down the street trying to spot potential IED’s. He knew it was like to have someone running around town with a suicide vest and rifle looking to kill innocents. Great Call Bro. Some of us spent the entire night listening to police scanners wondering what this guys next move was as he’s a mile away from your apartment, not sleeping for a second. Let me ask you, whats “free” about that?

      • stakex - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:56 PM

        Typical righty taking a Ben Franklin quote COMPLETELY out of context. Here is one thats a lot more in contect for you:

        “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” -Ben Franklin

        Keep working hard zetaone.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM

      I’ve not heard or read anywhere that these 2 brothers are/were associated with al-Qaeda.

  4. Stiller43 - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    I was greatly looking forward to tonight, but safety comes first.

    • johninpa - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:17 PM

      Suppose we can watch the Pirates tonight if it means law enforcement can get the job done and the people of Boston are safe.

  5. larrybiv - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Wake up U.S.! We need to pack em’ all up, and ship em’ ALL out. Home of the free is one thing…..they’ve LOST that right. I’ve had enough!

    • bgrillz - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      We should ship all immigrants out! Let the Native Americans have their land back…

    • myroncopesflask - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      It seems as if you have a pre-determined idea of who “They” are? Do you really want to go down that slippery slope. Considering that our country was founded and is mostly contructed of people from all over the world the last thing we need is to start shipping people anywhere. Only an asshat in the truest sense of the word would make a statement like that.

      • govtminion - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM

        “They!” You know, “them!”. People who are different from me in some way that I don’t like! Their skin is a different color, their sexual orientation is different, their ancestors come from a place I don’t like, they worship differently from me. Get rid of them all! After all, no country has ever tried that and had it go badly for them, right?

  6. steelers88 - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Why don’t they move the game to Consol Energy Center? If they don’t find this guy by tommorow won’t it just be the same as today.

  7. jpelle82 - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    i’ve been hoping they wouldve shot this kid in the street by now. this bomber story timeline is like a movie script. keep your heads down boston and be at the ready.

  8. Stiller43 - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    Larrybiv,

    Who is “they?” Just as the actions of two dont speak for all of “they,” your speach wont wont represent mine. Theres always going to be people who do terrible things…prematurely doing an ignorant and terrible thing by generalizing a group of people and kicking them out wont stop that.

  9. thehighcountrybear - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    I understand the call but…

    How is a nineteen year old on the run for better than thirty hours functioning with little or no sleep and possibly injured or wounded and who may have witnessed the death of his own brother while being involved in a fire fight going to get anywhere near the downtown core or into the game itself?

    It doesn’t make sense…

    The size and volume of force coupled with the extent of the shutdown suggest broader involvement, or evidence of more expected to come.

    Not to be rude or untoward but, where was all of this cover on Monday?

    • homelanddefense - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:01 PM

      the city of on lockdown, no public transit. People cant get to the game. the T runs right thru the Garden….you think they are going to risk that even if there is a .0001% chance?

      • 8man - Apr 19, 2013 at 8:31 PM

        And that pretty much sums it up. Unless you are from Boston, you may not understand how people take transport to the game. The T is a hugely convenient and well performing piece of mass transit. Hell. its actually fun. Anyway, you’ve got a stupid, young, apparently trained terrorist desperate and dangerous loose among the masses. You can’t just assume business as usual. These POSs executed an MIT officer and shot a transit officer last night. Which means the lone survivor of the pair presents an even greater danger to unarmed civilians. Again, this is the right call.

        And BTW, how about our FBI! Well done, gentlemen. Now, lets get this guy and the puppeteers pulling his strings.

        Boston Strong!

    • myroncopesflask - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:02 PM

      The amount of security and police resources needed to put together a hockey game on normal day is taxing enough on any police force. There are very few if any Police departments that could handle a widespread door to door manhunt and security for an arena event at the same time. It’s not like this kid has not already displayed the abilty to cause mass injuries in a public sporting event right?

    • mizbinboston - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      There have been additional detonations in Cambridge and, obviously, Watertown. The very valid worry is the 2 managed to plant a few other explosives around the city.
      All of this insane cover was never even thought to be *needed* Monday. Fully understand your point, but that simply is not within the spirit of Marathon Monday.

      On a side note to anyone still on lock-down in the office: they’ve lifted some restrictions and we are allowed to drive home. Stay safe.

      Boston Strong!

  10. thehighcountrybear - Apr 19, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Insofar as the vigilante’s need to satisfy bloodlust, rational at a certain level given the heinous nature of the attack, the fugitive if captured alive will become one of the safest citizens in the old USA!

    He can prove to be an asset from which those duly appointed to do so will be able to get inside the process and people leading to the event…it’s hard to imagine where this might go if properly handled?

    While we would hope they worked alone, these two may prove to be part of a greater evil possessed of ability to cause immeasurable damage. Were these two seemingly normal young men lured and actively recruited…crack it at this level, thousands more may actually be saved!

    Kill him, you kill invaluable intelligence one way or the other…

  11. thehighcountrybear - Apr 19, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Yeah right…I forgot no one knows what he looks like?

    There’s more to it, gotta be!

  12. thehighcountrybear - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    mizbinboston: good information to be sure…

    My point re monday is formulated through personal experience attending NHL and NFL games every fall and winter in Florida; the crowd go through scanners, bags are searched, and every security point is scrutinized by police in numbers? A guy can’t even sneak-in a flask to freshen up his coffee anymore?

    The recently deceased and his brother are shown in screen grabs walking by a policeman who was watching the runners? Black hat had his hat low over large dark shades, was walking with purpose, and carried a large and heavily slung backpack…not to be caught out profiling, I would suggest the older of the two was possessed of a sinister air in expression and countenance?

    They would have been crawling all over these guys out at Logan, but not at an event declaring itself to be Patriots’ Day…?

    What are the odds similarly outfitted travellers would go unnoticed today…

  13. thehighcountrybear - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Anyway, take care Boston…we can’t know your hurt but we can pray it’ll get better in time?

    We weep for the little boy, the young women and the policeman…madness, utter madness!

  14. mclovinhockey - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    That guy deserves to get his limbs cut off slowly.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 19, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      mclov, few of us would disagree that the terror suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, if guilty, would deserve to be severely punished. If prosecuted under federal jurisdiction, which would seem probable, it is my understanding he would face the death penalty, as did fellow American Tim McVeigh. Or he might plead out if allowed to and face the prospect of spending the rest of his life in a supermax. Our Constitution of course forbids “cruel and unusual punishment” and we toss that aside at our great peril.

      • 8man - Apr 19, 2013 at 8:42 PM

        Well said. Emotionally speaking, he’s a punk and we want to make him embrace the full disgrace and magnitude of his crimes. And then torture his mangy ass until he slips into death’s embrace. However, we are country with a rule of law. It is better for us to engage him and attempt to understand why he did what he did so we can better mitigate such actions in the future and show the rest of the world that we do not serve our raw and uncivilized anger.

        We should arrest him. Charge him and legal hold trial for him amongst his peers. And when he is found guilty throw him into the general population of a prison so he can embrace the full disgrace and magnitude of his crimes and be tortured….

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