Sometimes there are things much more important than sports. The City of Boston got that harsh, cruel reminder Monday afternoon.
The NHL announced Monday afternoon that they have postponed their scheduled game with the Ottawa Senators originally scheduled for Monday night at 7 p.m. in the wake of the Boston Marathon explosions. The game will be rescheduled, but there is no makeup date at this moment.
“The National Hockey League wishes to express its sympathy to all affected by the tragic events that took place in Boston earlier this afternoon,” the league announced in the statement.
Update: Bruins President Cam Neely issued the following statement regarding the postponement of Monday’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.”