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Bruins-Lightning Game 4, all other NHL playoff games postponed

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Friday night's Game 4 between the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning has been postponed as the NHL pauses playoff action to protest racial injustice.

All of Thursday and Friday night's NHL games were postponed, meaning the B's and Lightning likely will face off Saturday or Sunday instead.

Read the NHL and NHLPA's full official statement below:

The Bruins released a statement of their own shortly thereafter:

The league's postponements come in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer in Kenosha Wis. The Milwaukee Bucks sparked a league-wide protest in the NBA by boycotting their Game 5 matchup Wednesday against the Orlando Magic, and teams from the NHL, MLB, MLS and WNBA have since followed suit.