The Boston Bruins were scheduled to play the Ottawa Senators as one of the few remaining in the National Hockey League‘s regular season. However, after two explosions rocked the finish line of the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street, the Bruins and NHL decided to postpone Monday night’s game.
Bruins President Cam Neely issued a statement following the announcement of the postponement of Monday night’s game:
“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.”
Although, Bruins and Senators’ fans were excited to drop the puck tonight, bigger things are going on in the city of Boston and the fans were happy to hear they decided to postpone the game.
The last thing Boston needs right now is 17,565 people packed into the TD Garden for a sporting event. The safety concern was greater than the need to play a game of hockey. The Bruins made the right decision to move on without playing the game and let the police and medical staff focus on more important things on Boylston Street.
No makeup time and date has been announced, but only a few more days remain in the regular season. Make sure to keep following Rant Sports for an update on when and if the game will be played between the Bruins and Senators, as well as any new Boston Marathon information.