With a classic New England blizzard upon us, the Bruins scrapped their planned morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena on Thursday morning. However, the visiting San Jose Sharks went through their skate at TD Garden without a hitch.
The Boston area is expected to get 12-18 total inches of snow by the time the storm finishes, and there were already several inches on the ground when the B’s canceled their skate.
At this point, though, Thursday night’s game between the Bruins and Sharks at TD Garden is still on.
The Sharks aren't scheduled to come back for the East Coast for the rest of the season and the Beanpot will be at the Garden on Monday night, so it doesn’t appear there's an easy way to postpone or cancel tonight’s game. So it appears the show will go on, as it often does through the driving snow when it comes to NHL events, and it could be a friends-and-family crowd in attendance.
The Bruins last had a game postponed due to snow on Feb. 9, 2013, when their meeting with the Lightning in Boston was rescheduled because of a heavy snowstorm.
It's a bit easier for the two Eastern Conference teams to find a time to reschedule the game, whereas it would be difficult for West Coast and East Coast teams to hold a makeup game in the slim window between the regular season’s end and the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs.