The Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators were unable to have a morning skate before their game Saturday night at TD Garden because a special guest already had the arena booked.

The Dalai Lama spoke at the Garden on Saturday morning, and he even took time to put on a Bruins hat. [tweet https://twitter.com/denisleary/status/528569996113625089 align=”center”]

The former Nobel Peace Prize winner also has spoken at the Boston  and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology during his stay in Boston.

Puck drop for Bruins-Senators is scheduled for 7 p.m. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on NESN, and stay tuned to NESN.com for live coverage, analysis and highlights.