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Bruins-Sharks game still on, despite severe weather in Boston

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A storm that’s expected to drop between 12-18 inches of snow in the Boston area won’t postpone tonight’s Bruins-Sharks game, the B’s announced this afternoon.

More, from the club:

The Boston Bruins are aware of the severe weather in Boston and the surrounding New England region, and how it impacts fans planning on attending tonight’s game. Considering the circumstances, the Bruins organization asked the NHL to postpone tonight’s game and reschedule for a later date this season.

The NHL indicated that the remaining schedules for both teams, as well as TD Garden availability, does not allow for this game to be rescheduled. As such, the Bruins and Sharks were directed to play tonight’s game as originally scheduled.

Recognizing the impact and hardship this has on fans who were hoping to attend the game, the Bruins will be offering every fan who had tickets for tonight’s game the opportunity to exchange their tickets for a future regular season Bruins game between now and December 31, 2017.

There is a blizzard warning in effect for Eastern Massachusetts, with winds estimated to reach as high as 50 miles per hour.

Last January, a trio of games scheduled for Washington (x2) and Brooklyn were postponed due to heavy snowfall. The NHL was able to reschedule all three.

This season, only one game has been postponed -- a Dec. 19 tilt in Carolina between the ‘Canes and Red Wings. A mechanical failure made the PNC Areana ice unplayable, forcing the league to move the game to Mar. 27 (resulting in a rare three-games-in-three-nights stretch for Detroit).