Friday's Penguins game in Boston postponed; game to be played Saturday



The Pittsburgh Penguins will not play the Boston Bruins on Friday night, as the game has been postponed.

The Penguins are expected to stay in Boston Friday and play the game on Saturday.

The game has been tentatively rescheduled for 12:30 p.m. The game's status will be formalized no later than 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

The game between the Penguins and Sabres, scheduled for Saturday night in Pittsburgh, has been moved to Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Both the Penguins and Bruins' morning practices at TD Garden were canceled Friday.

Coaches, players and team employees awoke at their Boston hotel Friday to television reports of a manhunt for one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday afternoon. The other suspect was killed in a firefight with police early Friday morning.

Bruins coaches, along with members of both teams' equipment staff, were at TD Garden when the lockdown was instituted. They remained at the arena just before 10 a.m. with no plans to leave before gaining clearance. Members of the Penguins' equipment staff arrived at the arena around 6 a.m.

Tom Fitzgerald, the Penguins' assistant to the general manager who lives in Boston, said in a text message that he was able to transport the team staffers at TD Garden back to the hotel.

The Penguins arrived in Boston on Thursday evening after an afternoon practice in Pittsburgh.