Bruins, Penguins morning skates cancelled

Bruins, Penguins morning skates cancelled
April 19, 2013, 9:30 am
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The Bruins and Penguins won’t hold morning skates on Friday morning as the entire city of Boston is on lockdown as Boston Police, Homeland Security and FBI personnel are undertaking a “massive manhunt” for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing.

One suspect was killed in a firefight on the streets of Watertown with police in the early hours of Friday morning. The second suspect is still at large. Authorities are asking citizens of Boston, Waltham, Newton, Watertown, Cambridge and Belmont to stay inside and telling businesses not to open their doors.

The morning skate was scheduled to begin at 10:30 am at TD Garden. Bruins president Cam Neely was supposed to speak to with the assembled media about Wednesday night’s festivities that took place prior to the Bruins-Sabres game.

The Bruins sent out an email stating: “We will provide further updates on the day’s schedule when appropriate.”

Bruins National Anthem singer Rene Rancourt was also scheduled to speak with reporters this afternoon in a busy day at TD Garden, but that is very much up in the air at this point given the dramatic circumstances unfolding in the Greater Boston area over the last 12 hours.

There is no information yet on the status of tonight's game.