Just two days after the horrific bombings that took place at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, the Boston Bruins will hope to clinch a playoff spot against the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night.
Rightfully so, Boston’s game on Monday night against the Ottawa Senators was postponed because of the incident that occurred just a little over three miles away from TD Garden. Most players had already arrived at the stadium and were going through pre-game routines before they were told to leave because of the game being postponed.
Boston was back to practice Tuesday morning in Wilmington, Massachusetts with a much more different vibe then usual. With the amount of people killed and injured on Monday afternoon, it had to be in the back of player’s minds during practice. On a positive note, Patrice Bergeron is expected to make his return to the lineup as he has been out with a concussion. On Tuesday afternoon, it was learned that Bruins’ forward Jordan Caron was sent down to Providence. With his spot open, it is likely that Swedish superstar Carl Soderberg will make his debut as a Bruin. It is still unsure if he will play but he is expected to be on the ice for morning skate.
After practice today many of the Bruins’ players offered words about what occurred on Monday. Captain Zdeno Chara said, “I think we all can play for each other and through these tough times, make people cheer” and Brad Marchand added, “Boston is going to come together and unite, and will just make us all stronger.”
If anything, the Boston community will come together on Wednesday night by cheering for a team that they love and so passionately cheer for. By going out and playing their hearts out, it will mean so much to fans, and give them something to be smile about. I know when Boston scores their first goal Wednesday night the Garden will be as loud as it has ever been this whole season.
Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and will be aired on NBC Sports Network.