The top two members of the Boston Bruins patriarchy were sidelined by snow on Saturday, the parent club postponing their home date with the Tampa Bay Lightning (via NHL.com) while Providence pushed off its excursion to Manchester.
For Boston, this will mean conducting its next extramural engagement Sunday night in Buffalo after its second consecutive set of three uninterrupted non-game days. The NHL Bruins’ only activity since last Saturday was a 2-1 road triumph in Montreal on Wednesday.
For Providence, which likewise hopes to resume its game slate on Sunday, a pair of originally slated Friday and Saturday bouts have now been bumped back three days apiece. This will mean hosting the Monarchs on Sunday and the Portland Pirates Monday night before venturing to Manchester this Tuesday.
That will be followed by a mere two off days before another three-in-three next Friday through Sunday, as is customary at their level.
Translation: Providence will snap out of a full week free of game action with a slew of six contests in eight days.
For a team that has won each of its last five ventures, the lengthy layoff could be a mo ...
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