The Bruins have already canceled their morning skate as law enforcement officials continue to lock down the city and inform people to remain at home and keep their doors locked as the search for 19-year old Dzhokhar Tsaernaev remains the main focus in the city.
The Boston Bruins’ organization tweeted an update just a few hours ago:
We are taking direction from our state & local officials, do not have any updates on tonight’s game as of 12 noon bbru.in/Z5tYEv ^BB
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) April 19, 2013
Given the situation, the Bruins and their fans must now play the waiting game in correlation with tonight’s contest. The Bruins have not played since Wednesday night when they returned to the ice at home in Boston in the city’s first professional sporting event since the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon.
In addition to the speculation surrounding the Bruins’ contest on Friday night, the Boston Red Sox are also playing the waiting game for the time being. The Red Sox have returned to the city after a three game stand in Cleveland, entering this evening’s contest having won six games in a row. Boston is 3-0 since Monday, yet tonight’s game remains in doubt.
As the Bruins and Red Sox await an official word on the status of their games this evening, it’s tough to envision either of the two playing, but we will have to wait and see.
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