Blizzard postpones Bruins-Lightning encounter
Boston, MA, United States (4E Sports) – With a weather-related state of emergency still in effect in Boston due to blizzard, the NHL has postponed the showdown between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden.
In a statement, the league said that a make-up date will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed.
Both teams and assigned on-ice officials are already in Boston but travel conditions remain too hazardous for fans, security personnel and TD Garden staff to get to the arena due to the snowstorm in the area.
The Bruins are scheduled to play the Buffalo Sabres Sunday while the Lightning head to New York for a game Sunday night against the Rangers.
The Lightning were looking to bounce back from a three-game losing streak after starting the season with a 6-1 record.
After averaging 5.2 goals per game in their six victories, Tampa Bay’s offense has dropped to 1.6 goals per game in losses to the New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils.
With three straight losses, the Lightning dropped to third place in the Eastern Conference standings with 12 points, three behind second-seeded Boston (15 points).
The Bruins, for their part, earned their second straight win with a 2-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre Wednesday.