Boston Bruins cancel game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning

Published On February 9, 2013 | By Tyler Scionti

After what is considered one of the worst storms in several years, the Boston Bruins finally canceled Saturday’s game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning just four hours before puck drop.

The game has yet to be rescheduled.

There was a great deal of speculation over whether the Bruins would still play on Saturday. The game was originally scheduled for 1 p.m. However, due to the driving ban in effect until 4 p.m., the game was moved to 7 p.m. The Bruins tried to stall for as long as they could, only to announce in the mid afternoon that the game would be canceled.

For goalie Tuukka Rask, who is from Finland, the state-wide paralysis caused by the blizzard is a bit funny.

“In Finland, it’s every day in the winter,” Tuukka Rask said. “That’s what’s kind of funny for me. Because it’s a state of emergency, schools shut down [in Massachusetts]. For us, it’s just every day.”

While it may be no big deal for Rask, the snow certainly poses a challenge to some of the other players who may live farther away and certainly to the fans who have been trying to ride out one of the worst winter storms in years. With the MBTA shut down for the day, many fans would not even be able to make it into Boston. Considering how hard it may be to get to the Garden, it seems that because many fans would not be able to make it into Boston warranted rescheduling.

The Bruins are riding a hot streak, posting a 7-1-1 record so far on the season and sitting in first place in the Northeast Division. They’ll need their luck versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, who have also been hot in 2013, and may enjoy the extra time off to get ready for the game.

Either that, or they will enjoy the extra time to relax. According to Tyler Seguin‘s Twitter, the center will spend his night off tucking into a nice, steaming bowl of chili. Sounds good.

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Hi I'm Tyler Scionti, I'm a member of the class of 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross where I study English and Economics. At school I cover a variety of sports while also writing a beat column on the Boston Red Sox.