April 19, 2013

Bruins cancel morning skate, postpone playoff ticket sales

By Jesse Connolly

With one suspect in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon dead and a massive manhunt ongoing for the second suspect that has Boston and local neighborhoods in lockdown, the Bruins and Penguins have canceled Friday's morning skate activities at TD Garden.

The Bruins returned to the ice Wednesday night in an eventual 3-2 shootout loss to the Sabres after postponing Monday's game against the visiting Ottawa Senators. 

As of now, Friday's game against the Penguins at the Garden is still slated to begin at 7 o'clock.

According to a press release from the team yesterday, the Bruins will be wearing a “Boston Strong” blue and yellow ribbon patch, while the Penguins will take to the ice wearing a “617” patch. 

The game-worn sweaters from both teams’ full rosters will then be auctioned off by their respective team foundations with all proceeds being donated to “The One Fund Boston” (OneFundBoston.org), whose purpose is to raise money to help those families most affected by the events at the Boston Marathon.

The Bruins were also set to begin sales of playoff tickets this morning at 11 a.m. That has been pushed back until 11 a.m. on Monday morning.

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